As the co-founder and co-director of The University of Queensland (UQ’s) Ageing Mind Initiative, Nancy has facilitated an increased focus on international translational research to facilitate positive physical and mental wellbeing in later life. She also advocates for increased training and awareness among young professionals, irrespective of discipline, of the opportunities to work with older adults and help our society realise the dividends of increased longevity.
Nancy holds a PhD in clinical psychology and is a registered and endorsed clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist. She has specialised in clinical geropsychology consultation and practice for nearly three decades, alongside being an academic researcher at UQ. She is an avid birdwatcher and travels extensively with her husband, who is also an academic at UQ, but also relishes downtime with her cats and volunteering with the RSPCA Queensland.