Workshop hosted by Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA)

Tuesday 22 November
3.45pm to 5.30pm
Adelaide Convention Centre
No charge


Scholarly writing is an essential academic skill, and can be useful for practitioners and others who want to share achievements in practice or debate change in policy.
This  workshop will focus on the manuscript process from the editorial perspective.


The workshop will include short presentations, interactive writing exercises and open discussion. You will:

- Consider how to write with a journal and readers in mind
- Develop a methodical approach to writing an article
- Learn how to produce a working abstract
- Obtain tips on how to respond to reviewers and editors feedback on submitted articles.


Dr Jane Sims
Deputy Editor in Chief, AJA
Health Research & Evaluation Consultant
Dr. Jane Sims has been involved in teaching and research in gerontology for over two decades. Her area of expertise is healthy ageing, especially physical activity promotion in older people. She was an Executive Committee Member of the Australian Association of Gerontology’s (AAG) Victorian Division from 2004-2017, serving as Hon. Secretary, Vice President and President.

She is currently Deputy Editor in Chief for the Australasian Journal on Ageing.  Jane has an established track record in research on ageing, mental health, primary health care research, including health service evaluation, and the delivery of quality education programs for health professionals and service providers..
Dr Jed Montayre
Associate Editor, AJA
Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery
Western Sydney University
Dr Jed Montayre is a senior lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Western Sydney University. Jed has a strong clinical background in gerontology and medical-surgical nursing.  Jed’s research areas include age-friendly communities, social gerontology, aged care nursing and nursing workforce development in the aged care sector. As a social gerontologist, Jed’s program of research focuses on age-friendly initiatives, healthy ageing and health outcomes of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) older adults. He has published several research papers on influence of culture to health, transitions, and acculturation experience of older people from CALD and immigrant backgrounds into the mainstream societies.

Jed led an international team for a project commissioned and funded by the World Health Organisation to conduct a review of the community-based age-friendly interventions and programs as part of the WHO and UN Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030 initiative. Jed is an executive committee member of Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)-New South Wales Division.
Dr Sharon Andrews
Senior Lecturer
University of Tasmania
Dr Sharon Andrews, RN, BN (Hons) PhD, is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Head Research, in the School of Nursing, College of Health and Medicine, at the University of Tasmania. She has been an Associate Editor with the Australasian Journal on Ageing for almost three years. She is a Registered Nurse with a clinical background in aged and palliative care. Sharon was a National Health and Medical Research Council, Translating Research into Practice(TRIP)Fellow. Sharon is published across areas of dementia and palliative care, pain management for people with dementia, developing quality undergraduate nursing clinical placements and action research. Her other research expertise include qualitative and participatory research approaches, knowledge translation and consumer engagement to enhance aged and dementia care. She supervises Honours students and Research and Higher Degrees students across areas of ageing, dementia and palliative and end of life care. She has international collaborations with Alzheimer’s Indonesia, is a member of the Alzheimer’s Disease International Global education review panel  and works with collaborators from five Indonesian Universities which focus local and national capacity building initiatives to support the development of dementia care across Indonesia.