Gerontological Nursing: Transforming aged care

The University of Wollongong (UOW) and University of Canberra (UC) are co-hosting a special event for International Nurses Day, celebrating the significant impact of gerontological nurses’ and gerontological nursing research in improving the care of older people, supporting their wellbeing and health.

When: Thursday 12 May, 1.30-3.30PM AEST

Where: This event will be held simultaneously online via a Zoom webinar as well as streamed to venues in UOW’s campuses:

  • Wollongong Campus (24.G03)
  • UOW South Western Sydney Campus (Liverpool) –Room 218
  • UOW Bateman’s Bay Campus– Room G21

Please indicate when you register which location you will be attending for catering purposes.


  • Professor Patricia M. Davidson, UOW Vice-Chancellor
  • Professor Victoria Traynor, Director of Aged and Dementia Health Education Research (ADHERe), University of Wollongong
  • Dr Marcus Ang, Edith Cowan University
  • Nikki Johnston, University of Canberra
  • Jamie Gills, Delirium and Dementia Clinical Nurse Consultants, Central Coast LHD, NSW Health
  • Loren Stewart, Care Manager, IRT, Far South Coast, NSW
  • Anthony Dobkins, Chief Nurse, ACT

With the release of the Royal Commission Report into Aged Care Quality and Safety last year, the importance of providing quality evidence-based care is top of mind. To contribute to the implementation of the findings from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, UOW and UC will showcase gerontological nursing expertise with speakers who have dedicated their careers to improving the health and well-being of older people and families through their work as nurses.

We will also award the recipient of the 2022 Pamela Jane Nye Working Nurse Scholarship.

We welcome everyone to join us from all workplaces, health backgrounds, consumers and family carers, to be informed and inspired about what gerontological nursing has to offer.