Hosted in partnership with AAG’s Student and Early Career Researcher/Practitioner Group (SECG)
and Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA)

Tuesday 22 November
1.30pm to 3.30pm
Adelaide Convention Centre and online
No Charge for AAG and ERA Members


This hybrid online and face-to-face workshop will include a presentation and practical activities to strengthen knowledge and skills in effective collaboration, and an interactive session in which panelists representing researchers and stakeholders will share their tips on building successful collaborations.


The workshop is aimed at student and early career researchers.

It will include short presentations, interactive and practical activities, and open discussion.  Participants who attend the workshop will:
·Learn about collaboration and the different engagement processes for building successful collaborations
·Engage with experts in collaboration and co-design, researchers and stakeholders who have experience in successful collaborations 

Participants will be introduced to a collaboration tool that will be used during the group activity. 

**Two weeks prior to the workshop participants will be contacted and asked to send projects ideas or a collaboration challenge - it can be something you are working on or would like to work on in the future. These project ideas may be selected for use during the workshop, so we encourage you to register early in order to contribute your ideas for possible discussion. Please note this is optional; participants may register and attend the workshop without submitting project ideas in advance.


Dr Mark Elliott
Collabforge Founder and
Managing Director

As founder of Collabforge, Dr. Mark Elliott has successfully designed and managed hundreds of high profile projects, working closely with clients in a highly versatile and collaborative capacity. Mark holds a PhD investigating the underlying dynamics of collaboration at all scales and in all sectors and has led the delivery of over 500 public sector collaboration projects. This provides him with deep insight into the needs and interests of senior stakeholders, government, industry, and citizens and how they can best work together to realise their shared interests.

Trish Cave
Collaboration Design and Innovation Specialist, Collabforge

Trish is a collaboration and design consultant who  brings deep expertise in user centred and participatory design, with  strategic insight into how technologies can be used to support innovation and  collaboration. Having a background in a post-production and interactive  design, Trish brings a human centred approach to projects, enjoying working  with teams on complex problems with multi-stakeholder across a myriad of sectors. As a systems thinker, with a project managers’ collaborative  toolkit, she works to explore innovative opportunities and translate them into tangible solutions.

Professor Peter Bragge
BehaviourWorks, Monash Sustainable Development Institute

Peter Bragge specialises in translating research evidence into practice and policy to address challenges faced in health and sustainable development.  As Director of Monash Sustainable Development Institute’s Evidence Review Service (ERS), he delivers research and practice reviews to a diverse range of government and industry organisations.

Associate Professor
Hannah Keage
Associate Professor of Psychology, University of South Australia

Hannah Keage completed her PhD at Flinders  University. Between 2007 and 2011, she undertook post-doctoral positions at  the University of Cambridge, working on longitudinal cohort studies of ageing  and dementia with brain donation programs, with Professor Carol Brayne. Over this time, Hannah held an EC Marie Curie Fellowship.

In 2011 she returned to  Australia, taking up an academic position in psychology at the University of  South Australia. Hannah held NHMRC Early Career and Boosting Dementia  Research Leadership Fellowships.

She is currently an Associate Professor of  Psychology, President of the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and member of the Australian Academy of Sciences Committee for the Brain and  Mind. Hannah co-leads the Cognitive Ageing and Impairment Neurosciences  (CAIN) Lab ( Her work focuses on cognitive ageing and cognitive impairments, such as dementia and delirium, using  neuropsychological and psychophysiological approaches.

Kathy Williams
Manager, Ageing Policy and Projects, Office for Ageing Well, Department for Health and Wellbeing, SA Health

Kathy Williams is Manager, Ageing Policy and  Projects, leading the Ageing Policy team and the development and implementation of South Australian state government ageing policy. This work includes the development of South Australia’s new Plan for Ageing Well 2020-2025 released in July 2020. A  particular focus of this work over the next five years will be tackling ageism and discrimination in all its forms. Prior to this position she provided high level strategic, legislative and policy advice to the Minister  for Health in the areas of advance care directives, end-of-life decision-making, consent to medical treatment and bioethics.

Collaboration  and partnerships underpin her approach to policy development work and  implementation. Kathy has three adult children and two grandchildren.