Elizabeth Ozanne is a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Social Work, in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Melbourne. She has a BA, BSW from the University of Melbourne and an MSW and PhD from the University of Michigan, USA. Professor Ozanne specializes in the areas of gerontology and organizational administration.
She has published six books and numerous chapters and journal articles on aged and community care policy in Australia. Her book on Longevity and Social Change in Australia (2007) won the Australian Association of Gerontology Book of the Year Award. Her latest book was published in 2013 on The Organisational Context of Human Service Practice.
Professor Ozanne has received over $2m in research grants from competitive, government and philanthropic sources. Her major areas of gerontological specialization are the politics of ageing, new risks in an ageing society, elder abuse, ageing in peri urban environments, lifelong learning, the development of age friendly communities and technology and ageing.
Professor Ozanne is the current recipient of a 2016-2018 ARC Discovery Grant on Ageing Bodies, Embodied Interaction and Social Inclusion (with Vetere, Waycott, Huong, Warburton) focusing on older adults utilization of new technologies to facilitate social inclusion.
In 2013 Professor Ozanne was appointed by the Minister for Health to the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Senior Victorians to develop the 2014-18 state ageing plan. She has served on the Boards of the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) 2010-16, Wintringham an innovative housing provider for the homeless aged 2000-16 and Per Capita’s Longevity Forum Thinktank 2014-16.
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