Diane Gibson

1978 …2024

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Professor Gibson is a Distinguished Professor (Health and Ageing) at the University of Canberra. She has held senior appointments in both the university and public service sectors. Her strong interest in the policy/research interface has characterised her work across the sectors of health, ageing, gender and social policy.  Previously the inaugural Dean of Health at the University of Canberra, she oversaw the addition of seven new disciplines, built a vibrant research culture and won over $40 million of capital funding relating to innovative clinical training projects and partnerships. She was the academic lead on the development of the University’s innovative Health Precinct from its inception in 2012 until 2017. Professor Gibson is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Research Interests

Professor Gibson is nationally and internationally recognised for her research on ageing and aged care. Her currrent work research focus is on the oldest old, rights and older persons, and aged care policy.



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