Dr Meredith Tavener

Dr Meredith Tavener

Research Fellow

Faculty of Health and Medicine

Honouring their stories

As a social gerontologist, Dr Meredith Tavener's research encompasses identity in older age, women's health across the life course, baby boomers, narrative analysis, and qualitative methodologies.

Meredith Tavener 

Meredith is a Research Fellow of both the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health (ALSWH) and the Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing (RCGHA), a Priority Research Centre at the University of Newcastle.

ALSWH is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and run in collaboration with the University of Queensland. Over forty-one thousand women agreed to be involved when the study began in 1996.

Generating an evidence base on Australian women's health, including opportunity, lifestyle and time usage, ALSWH collects information on everything related to women's health and wellbeing.

This evidence can then be considered to inform policy, practice, and planning relative to women's health.

As well as containing tick boxes, ALSWH surveys contain space for the participants to write their thoughts. This rich cache of writing, with identifiers removed, can be continually visited and revisited, by researchers looking to investigate different specific topics.

It is the analysis of these written thoughts that Meredith specialises in.

SHARING REALITIES

Meredith researches and publishes on issues such as retirement, time use, and factors for health creation. Employing applied thematic analysis, Meredith interprets the texts against how she believes the writer would operationalise the theoretical meaning.

"I do however, always view their writing through a lens that acknowledges that the women are right, and they have their own reality," she discloses.

Recurring questions in ALSWH surveys concern a range of topics, from education to emotional health, diet, health care access, leisure activities, and key events through to paid and unpaid work.

Sometimes the women's free-text writing is reflective of these questions but not always.

"They will send family photos, and pages of writing," Meredith says.

"It could be feedback on the survey questions. Or they could write about their health, their friends, their partners, their social life, about how they are going on a cruise to celebrate turning 90."

"About their networks or their volunteering, their sore toe, their shopping. You name it, they write about it. And I analyse it."

"Women are just fantastic but that is no surprise to me. I think we are rather magnificent in what we do and what we manage."

MINING DATA TO INFORM POLICY

The study allows Meredith and other researchers to look at the writing in terms of certain characteristics of women, or collect specifics around particular health care conditions.

"Their writing creates an understanding of experience that is not necessarily picked up by clinical criteria," she states.

"They will write what they want to write, what they think is important for us to know, and sometimes they write what no one will hear."

Meredith is currently reviewing 15 years worth of writing by the oldest of the four cohorts involved in the study, women born 1921 to 1926, to gather evidence related to how older women create health.

Exploring the data using the framework of salutogenesis theory, Meredith is looking to further understand the relationship between attitude, resilience and resources and the manifestation of health.

"If a woman is very unwell, but can recognise, and apply resources, coping with everything that comes at her, will she stay closer to the well end of the continuum because she chooses to create a healthier environment?" Meredith asks. 

"And if we can pinpoint how health creation in older women works, how then do we use that to inform medical practice?"

FORENSIC DETAILS

Meredith does not take her responsibility to the participants lightly, obviously feeling a connection to the authors of the material she works with.

"The women write everything, they tell us everything for a reason, they expect somebody to read it," Meredith reflects.

"I smile when one talks about her cat. Or will start crying when a 55 year old woman says, 'I regret my decision not to have children'."

"And I'll think about her that night when I go home, and come back the next day and read a whole other story." 

The level of responsibility Meredith feels to the women in the study also motivates fastidious methods.

"I received a great compliment when somebody said my work is forensic in detail. That is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me," Meredith laughs.

Her rigorous methodology involves identifying her own potential bias in her research.

"I have to keep reflecting on myself and keep revisiting myself, and rechecking the work I have done to make sure I am not bringing bias to the work."

EXERCISING THE BRAIN

Meredith began her academic career in the field of exercise physiology, a background that has been very useful to subsequent study and research.

"I learnt about different population groups in terms of activity and exercise and wellness and risk in the body, including months of pharmacy and anatomy," she recounts.

Next came a Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion at the University of Newcastle, with a position at the University soon following.

Whilst Senior Research Coordinator for the Department of Veterans' Affairs Preventative Care Trial, Meredith completed her Research Masters.

A PhD in Community Health and Clinical Epidemiology was Meredith's next project. This work focused on the existence and construct of an Australian baby boomer stereotype, taking a constructivist, mixed methods approach, framed within social gerontology.

"Part of my thesis was numerical and quantitative, and the rest were different ways of looking at qualitative data - newspaper text analysis, interviews and written word analysis," Meredith explains. 

"That is how I really got stuck into qualitative stuff and methodology. I am a real methodology nerd."

A two year Postdoctoral position at the University of Groningen in Holland ensued, working on The Netherlands' Healthy Ageing: Population and Society program, before a return to Newcastle as a Research Fellow in 2012.

FUTURE FOCUS

Meredith is hoping her salutogenesis study will be completed by early 2016. The findings can then be used, among other things, to inform further work with women living with diabetes.

Women and retirement is another area of research Meredith wishes to investigate further.

"We have found that the male model of retirement means very different things to women because they don't stop doing anything anyway, or they dip in and out of this thing called retirement," she discloses.

"There are women's narratives about retirement to explore, whether they said they were retired, or I'm never going to retire, or I retired long ago."

"I would like to investigate how they write about retirement over time."

Also on Meredith's wish list is work looking at livable communities and aged care, an area she is particularly passionate about.

"Anyone who is in aged care should be afforded the dignity to be authentic and to live as well as they can," she insists. 

And her take home message from sharing the lives of so many women?

"Women are a hardy bunch. We are smart and bloody resilient."

Honouring their stories

As a social gerontologist, Dr Meredith Tavener's research encompasses identity in older age, women's health across the life course, baby boomers, narrative an

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Career Summary

Biography

Dr Tavener is a social gerontologist with particular skills in applying qualitative evaluation methods. Working largely with data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH), her research interests have included identity in older age, women's health across the life course, baby boomers, narrative analysis and qualitative methodologies. Her expertise lies in analysing large datasets of longitudinal free-text comments to determine how people narrative and assign meaning to key life stages. Dr Meredith Tavener is a Research Fellow of both the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) and the Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing (RCGHA), a priority research centre at the University of Newcastle. Dr Tavener has a background in exercise physiology, testing and prescription with further qualifications in health promotion (Graduate Diploma), and epidemiology (Research Masters) before being awarded her PhD in 2010. Her doctoral studies explored the existence and construct of an Australian baby boomer stereotype, taking a constructivist, mixed methods approach, framed within social gerontology.

During 2010 and 2011 Dr Tavener took up a two-year Postdoctoral position at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) to help develop and drive their new healthy ageing focus (the €4.2 million Healthy Ageing: Population and Society program). In 2012 she was invited to return to the Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing to take up a Research Fellow position, to oversee operational aspects of ALSWH that relate to women born 1946-51 and 1973-78, in addition to researching and publishing on issues surrounding retirement, time use and factors for health creation. In 2015, ALSWH was awarded the CAPHIA Team Award for excellence and innovation in public health research. The award recognizes ALSWH as an exceptional public health resource that provides an evidence base for government and other decision-makers for the development and evaluation of policy and practice in many areas of service delivery that affect women.

Dr Tavener's broad knowledge and experience of ageing issues has allowed her to lecture in demography, healthy ageing, qualitative methods and public health. She was also invited to co-author a chapter on "Health of Older People" for the Oxford Textbook of Public Health (2015). Dr Tavener has been an invited presenter at the University of Hohenheim, Germany, the School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, and the Macular Disease Foundation. She has presented at six international conferences and 14 national conferences. She has been awarded six travel bursaries since 2008, exceeding $7000. Whilst overseas, Dr Tavener was invited onto grants totaling €327,713, and $203,776 after returning to Australia.

In addition to her duties at RCGHA, Dr Tavener continues to contribute to social gerontology through service to the Australian Association of Gerontology, including time spent as Honorary Secretary. She reviews for the Australasian Journal on Ageing, Oxford Journal of Public Health, Global Health Action, and Ageing & Society; and is a peer reviewer for the University of Newcastle Human Research Ethics Committee. Dr Tavener is a Chief Investigator on a successful NHMRC grant to evaluate the uptake and outcomes of the Medicare 75+ Health Assessments. She served as an advisor for the “Living Longer on Less” project, run by the Women’s Health in the North initiative on women’s superannuation issues, acted as qualitative consultant for a funding submission to the Hunter Cancer Research Alliance, and provided guidance on qualitative research methodologies to colleagues at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society at La Trobe University. Most recently, Dr Tavener was invited onto the Sax Institute and University of NSW bid working on the conceptual framework and analysis, for the Department of Defence and Department of Veterans’ Affairs ‘Study Design Framework for the MRCA Rehabilitation Long-Term Study’.


Teaching Expertise


UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE, NSW AUSTRALIA:

2012 Master of Public Health – Ageing module Advanced Health Psychology – Gender and Health module

2013 - 2015  online course Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population Including development / update of course modules.

UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS:

2010 - 2011 Write, Coordinate and Deliver – “Healthy Ageing: A Socio-Demographic Perspective”. Taught as an optional course for Bachelor students at the University of Groningen, the course included topics such as theoretical perspectives, demographic and epidemiologic transitions, the effect of ageing on the individual, and the influence of the individual within their society, constructs of ageing and ageism, giving meaning, and diversity in ageing, the life course, self determination and self agency. The course included guest lecturers, a film discussion, paper reviews and grant application assessment.

PROVIDED GUEST LECTURING FOR:

Theories of Demographic Behaviour Population and Development Methods of Research: Qualitative Text Analysis. Population, Health and Place Qualitative Research Methodologies: In-depth interviewing.

INVITED LECTURE: 16-19 June 2010 – Invited lecture on “Population Transition”, as part of “Gender und Gesundheit” course, at University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.

Management and Administrative Expertise

Dr Tavener was a Senior Research Coordinator for the $1.65 million Department of Veterans’ Affairs “Preventive Care Trial” (1996-2001). This position involved the coordination of a four-year randomised controlled trial of health assessments for older people, undertaken in ten different towns in two Australian states. Results from the PCT informed the introduction of Medicare Enhanced Primary Care items in 1999, for Australia-wide annual health assessments for over 75's.

This work resulted in four reports being published with chief investigators:

  • Establishment Report, Department of Veterans’ Affairs Steering Committee, June 1997.
  • First Interim Report, Department of Veterans’ Affairs Steering Committee, June 1998.
  • Second Interim Report, Department of Veterans’ Affairs Steering Committee, June 1999.
  • Final Interim Report, Department of Veterans’ Affairs Steering Committee, June 2000.

And also five co-authored peer-reviewed journal publications.

In 2001 Dr Tavener was asked to stay on as Project Manager on the $2.0 million Department of Defence “Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel” (2001-2004), involving a large number of participants throughout Australia. In response to the study findings, the Government instituted a $21 million payment package and continuing health care scheme for ex-deseal/reseal personnel.

This work resulted in four reports being published with chief investigators:

  • Phase I - Literature Review. Final Report. For the Department of Defence Scientific Advisory Committee. July 2003.
  • Phase 2a – Mortality and Cancer Incidence Study. Interim Report. For the Department of Defence Scientific Advisory Committee. July 2003.
  • Phase 2b – Mortality and Cancer Incidence Study. Second Report. For the Department of Defence Scientific Advisory Committee. April 2004.
  • Phase 3 – Report on the General Health and Medical Study. For the Department of Defence Scientific Advisory Committee. September 2004. And also eight co-authored peer-reviewed journal publications. Meredith has also held the position of Honorary Secretary for the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).

And also eight co-authored peer-reviewed journal publications.


Collaborations

Dr Tavener maintains close ties to colleagues at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and works with their student exchange director for Groningen students to attend the Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing and complete an Internship. She was invited to participate in an Indian-European Research Networking Programme in the Social Sciences (funding by ANR-DFG-ESRC-NWO with ICSSR) grant to examine "Ageing and well-being in a globalizing world" - and was nominated for two 'work packages' together with other team members from India, Netherlands and United Kingdom - (1) Knowledge base on ageing, and (2) Ageing, health and intergenerational care. Dr Tavener was also an Advisor for the "Living longer on less" project in 2013, conducted by Women's Health in the North (WHIN), Victoria, exploring women's retirement finances. 


Committee participation

ALSWH Steering Committee

ALSWH Data Management Committee

ALSWH Publications, Analyses and Sub-studies Committee

Hunter Medical Research Institute Research Register Management Committee

Postgraduate Education Committee, University of Newcastle


Journal reviewer for

The Australasian Journal on Ageing

Oxford Journal of Public Health

Global Health Action

Journal of Youth Studies

Ageing & Society

BMC Women's Health

Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine

Peer reviewer for University of Newcastle Human Research Ethics Committee


Professional member of

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG)

Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)

Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR)

Association for Qualitative Research (AQR)

Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc. (ACSPRI)

New Zealand Association of Gerontology (NZAG)


Qualifications

  • PhD (Community Health & Clinical Epidemiology), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), Ballarat University College - Vic
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours), University of Ballarat
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Medical Science, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Longitudinal narrative analysis
  • Public health
  • Qualitative data and methods
  • Social gerontology
  • Thematic analysis
  • Women's retirement
  • Women's time stress

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110308 Geriatrics and Gerontology 50
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/02/2012 -  Research Fellow University of Newcastle
Research Centre for Gender Health and Ageing
Australia
1/01/2010 - 1/01/2012 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Groningen, Netherlands
Faculty of Spatial Sciences
Netherlands
1/05/2009 - 1/10/2009 Project Manager Curtin University
Australia
1/07/2004 - 1/12/2009 Research Academic University of Newcastle
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/11/2001 - 1/07/2004 Project Manager Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
Australia
1/10/1996 - 1/11/2001 Senior Research Coordinator Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2015 Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia (CAPHIA) 2015 Team Award for excellence and innovation in public health research
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

Scholarship

Year Award
2008 Jill Cockburn Public Health Research Scholarship
The University of Newcastle, NSW
2005 University of Newcastle Research Scholarship (UNRS-C)
The University of Newcastle, NSW

Invitations

Distinguished Visitor

Year Title / Rationale
2011 Invited presentation on "Healthy ageing issues: Labour, housing and social consciousness".

Panel Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2015 Invited expert on ageing for Q&A symposium "Eyes, body & mind", at the Asia Pacific Vitreo-Retina Society Conference.
2013 PhD confirmation panel for Wilaiwan Pathike "The association between resilience and community health system among rural elderly: Effectiveness of rural community health system to promote successful ageing in Thailand".
2013 Discussing "How can we move policy forward?" at "Rethinking retirement" workshop.
2012 PhD confirmation panel for Tazeen Majeed "Life course impact of chronic diseases on patterns of workforce participation: A gendered approach".

Participant

Year Title / Rationale
2015 Sax Institute workshop "Challenges in evaluating policy and programs".

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2015 Presentation at RCGHA Research Methods Workshop, on "A salutogenic analysis of health in older women: Using applied inductive themnatic analysis."
2012 Invited talk on "Appreciate and celebrate all the little things - How women deal with life's ups and downs."
2011 Invited presentation at "Multi-disciplinary workshop on ageing and wellbeing".
2010 Invited presentation to "Health Economics" students, University of Hohenheim, on "The health of Australian baby boomer women: Understanding their ups and downs".
2010 Invited lecture on "Population Transition" as part of "Gender und Gesundheit" course.
2010 Invited presentation to members of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, on analysing written stories.

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
EPID6660 Public Health Implications of an Ageing Population
The University of Newcastle
Online course coordinator and facilitator 1/07/2013 - 31/12/2015
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Byles JE, Tavener M, 'Health of older people', Oxford Textbook of Global Public Health, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK 1408-1424 (2015) [B2]
Co-authors Julie Byles

Journal article (31 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Christiani Y, Tavener M, Byles JE, Dugdale P, 'Inadequate collaboration: A challenge to reaching global targets for non-communicable disease control and prevention.', J Public Health Policy, 37 114-117 (2016)
DOI 10.1057/jphp.2015.44
Co-authors Julie Byles
2016 Christiani Y, Byles JE, Tavener M, Dugdale P, 'Gender Inequalities in Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors Among Indonesian Urban Population.', Asia Pac J Public Health, (2016)
DOI 10.1177/1010539515626265
Co-authors Julie Byles
2015 Christiani Y, Byles J, Tavener M, Dugdale P, 'Socioeconomic related inequality in depression among young and middle-adult women in Indonesia¿s major cities.', J Affect Disord, 182 76-81 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jad.2015.04.042
Co-authors Julie Byles
2015 Kennaugh R, Byles J, Tavener M, 'Beyond Widowhood: Do Prior Discovered Themes that Describe the Experiences of Older Australian Widowed Women Persist over Time?', Women Health, (2015)
DOI 10.1080/03630242.2015.1118731
Co-authors Julie Byles
2015 Vo K, Forder PM, Tavener M, Rodgers B, Banks E, Bauman A, Byles JE, 'Retirement, age, gender and mental health: Findings from the 45 and Up Study', Aging and Mental Health, 19 647-657 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 Taylor & Francis. Objectives: To examine the relationships of retirement and reasons for retirement with psychological distress in men and women at the age of 45-79 years.... [more]

© 2014 Taylor & Francis. Objectives: To examine the relationships of retirement and reasons for retirement with psychological distress in men and women at the age of 45-79 years. Method: Data from 202,584 Australians participating in the large-scale 45 and Up Study was used. Psychological distress was measured by the Kessler psychological distress scale. Associations between different work status and reasons for retirement with psychological distress were assessed for men and women at different ages using logistic regression. Results: Being fully retired or unemployed was associated with the high levels of psychological distress compared to being in paid work for men and women aged 45-64 (p < 0.0001), and for men aged 65-74 years (p = 0.0014). At the age of 75-79 years, there was no difference in psychological distress between different work statuses. Among retirees, retirement due to ill health, being made redundant or caring duty was associated with the high level of psychological distress. Conclusion: The association between work and mental health underscores the importance of policies and strategies to encourage and enable people to continue in the workforce after age 55, particularly for men. Important reasons for retirement with worse mental health outcomes include redundancy, ill health and needing to care for family or a friend. These circumstances will affect whether a person can continue working and their risk of poor mental health, and both considerations should be addressed in developing approaches for maintaining older workers or assisting them with their retirement transition.

DOI 10.1080/13607863.2014.962002
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Julie Byles, Peta Forder
2015 Powers J, Tavener M, Graves A, Loxton D, 'Loss to follow-up was used to estimate bias in a longitudinal study: A new approach', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, (2015) [C1]

Objectives: To examine bias arising from loss to follow-up due to lack of contact. Study Design and Setting: The 1973-1978 cohort of Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Healt... [more]

Objectives: To examine bias arising from loss to follow-up due to lack of contact. Study Design and Setting: The 1973-1978 cohort of Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health was first surveyed in 1996 and followed up in 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2009. At the 2000 survey, 9,688 women responded (responders), 2,972 could not be contacted, of whom 1,515 responded subsequently (temporary no contact) and 1,457 did not (permanent no contact). Characteristics were compared for these groups at baseline and follow-up in 2003, 2006, or 2009. Relative risk ratios were used to estimate bias. Results: No-contacts were younger, more likely to live in cities, to be less educated and stressed about money than responders. No-contacts were more likely to be in de facto relationships, separated, divorced, or widowed, to have experienced partner violence and be smokers. Compared with temporary no contact, permanent no contact were less educated, less likely to be studying or employed. Despite differences in prevalence estimates, relative odds ratios were close to one and had confidence intervals that included one, indicating little effect of bias. Conclusion: Although various characteristics were related to loss to follow-up, the relative risks estimates did not indicate serious bias due to loss to follow-up in this cohort of young women.

DOI 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2015.01.010
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Jenny Powers
2015 Christiani Y, Byles JE, Tavener M, Dugdale P, 'Do women in major cities experience better health? A comparison of chronic conditions and their risk factors between women living in major cities and other cities in Indonesia', GLOBAL HEALTH ACTION, 8 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.3402/gha.v8.28540
Co-authors Julie Byles
2015 Tavener M, Thijsen A, Hubbard IJ, Francis JL, Grennall C, Levi C, Byles J, 'Acknowledging How Older Australian Women Experience Life After Stroke: How Does the WHO 18-Item Brief ICF Core Set for Stroke Compare?', Health Care Women Int, 36 1311-1326 (2015)
DOI 10.1080/07399332.2015.1055747
Co-authors Isobel Hubbard, Chris Levi, Julie Byles
2015 Christiani Y, Byles JE, Tavener M, Dugdale P, 'Assessing socioeconomic inequalities of hypertension among women in Indonesia's major cities', Journal of Human Hypertension, 29 683-688 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited. Although hypertension has been recognized as one of the major public health problems, few studies address economic inequality of hypertension... [more]

© 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited. Although hypertension has been recognized as one of the major public health problems, few studies address economic inequality of hypertension among urban women in developing countries. To assess this issue, we analysed data for 1400 women from four of Indonesia's major cities: Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan and Bandung. Women were aged =15 years (mean age 35.4 years), and were participants in the 2007/2008 Indonesia Family Life Survey. The prevalence of hypertension measured by digital sphygmomanometer among this population was 31%. Using a multivariable logistic regression model, socioeconomic disadvantage (based on household assets and characteristics) as well as age, body mass index and economic conditions were significantly associated with hypertension (P<0.05). Applying the Fairlie decomposition model, results showed that 14% of the inequality between less and more economically advantaged groups could be accounted for by the distribution of socioeconomic characteristics. Education was the strongest contributor to inequality, with lower education levels increasing the predicted probability of hypertension among less economically advantaged groups. This work highlights the importance of socioeconomic inequality in the development of hypertension, and particularly the effects of education level.

DOI 10.1038/jhh.2015.8
Co-authors Julie Byles
2015 Tavener M, Vo K, Byles JE, 'Work and Other Activities in Retirement.', J Am Geriatr Soc, 63 1476-1477 (2015) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/jgs.13548
Co-authors Julie Byles
2014 Tavener M, Byles J, Loxton D, 'Expert perceptions of the popular baby boomer image', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 33 E31-E35 (2014) [C1]

© 2013 ACOTA. Aim: This paper explored how gerontology experts described baby boomers, whether they challenged the popular image, and if they provided alternatives to the popular... [more]

© 2013 ACOTA. Aim: This paper explored how gerontology experts described baby boomers, whether they challenged the popular image, and if they provided alternatives to the popularly reported baby boomer behaviours and characteristics. Methods: Qualitative interviews were conducted with ten experts from different areas across Australia. The interviews were semi-structured and guided by a 'sense-making' approach to explore the baby boomer construct and identify expert narratives that differed from the popularly tendered image. Results: The majority of experts were identified as baby boomers and made use of phrases associated with the popular baby boomer image, such as 'cashed up', 'reinventing retirement' and 'sea change'. Lifestyle and wealth were recognised as staple features of the popular image. To a lesser degree, the experts also recognised alternative characteristics and behaviours, including people with disabilities and those who struggle financially. Conclusions: Experts appeared to identify with the popular baby boomer label, but not necessarily the accompanying stereotypes.

DOI 10.1111/ajag.12087
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Julie Byles, Deborah Loxton
2013 Byles J, Tavener M, Robinson I, Parkinson L, Stevenson D, Leigh L, et al., 'Transforming retirement: new definitions of life after work.', Journal of Women & Aging, 25 24-44 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/08952841.2012.717855
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Julie Byles, L Parkinson
2013 Coles T, Byles J, Dow B, Tavener M, 'Advances in gerontology research and education: Perspectives from the Australian Association of Gerontology', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32 40-45 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/ajag.12095
Co-authors Julie Byles
2012 Reid MG, Parkinson L, Gibson RE, Schofield PW, D'Este CA, Attia JR, et al., 'Memory Complaint Questionnaire performed poorly as screening tool: Validation against psychometric tests and affective measures', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 65 199-205 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Julie Byles, John Attia, Peter Schofield, L Parkinson, Catherine Deste
2012 Horner B, McManus A, Comfort J, Freijah R, Lovelock G, Hunter M, Tavener MA, 'How prepared is the retirement and residential aged care sector in Western Australia for older non-heterosexual people?', Quality in Primary Care, 20 263-274 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2011 Guest M, D'Este CA, Attia JR, Boggess M, Brown A, Tavener M, et al., 'Impairment of color vision in aircraft maintenance workers', International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 84 723-733 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00420-010-0600-9
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors John Attia, Catherine Deste
2011 Guest M, Attia JR, D'Este CA, Boggess MM, Brown AM, Gibson RE, et al., 'Peripheral neuropathy in military aircraft maintenance workers in Australia', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 53 381-387 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/jom.0b013e318212226d
Co-authors Catherine Deste, John Attia
2010 Guest M, Boggess M, Attia JR, D'Este CA, Brown A, Gibson RE, et al., 'Hearing impairment in F-111 maintenance workers: The study of health outcomes in aircraft maintenance personnel (SHOAMP) general health and medical study', American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 53 1159-1169 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ajim.20867
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors John Attia, Catherine Deste
2010 Sibbritt DW, Byles JE, Tavener MA, 'Older Australian women's use of dentists: A longitudinal analysis over 6 years', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29 14-20 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00396.x
Co-authors Julie Byles
2009 Brown A, Gibson RE, Tavener MA, Guest M, D'Este CA, Byles JE, et al., 'Sexual function in F-111 maintenance workers: The study of health outcomes in aircraft maintenance personnel', Journal of Sexual Medicine, 6 1569-1578 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01237.x
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Julie Byles, John Attia
2008 D'Este CA, Attia JR, Brown AM, Gibson RE, Gibberd RW, Tavener MA, et al., 'Cancer incidence and mortality in aircraft maintenance workers', American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 51 16-23 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ajim.20540
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Robert Gibberd, John Attia, Catherine Deste
2006 Schofield PW, Gibson RE, Tavener MA, Attia JR, D'Este CA, Guest M, et al., 'Neuropsychological health in F-111 aircraft maintenance workers', NeuroToxicology, 27 852-860 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.neuro.2006.02.002
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Peter Schofield, John Attia, Catherine Deste
2006 Attia JR, D'Este CA, Schofield PW, Brown AM, Gibson RE, Tavener MA, et al., 'Mental health in F-111 maintenance workers: the study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel (SHOAMP) general health and medical study', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 48 682-691 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1097/01.jom.0000205985.00559.84
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Peter Schofield, John Attia
2004 Byles JE, Tavener MA, O'Connell RL, Nair BR, Higginbotham HN, Jackson CL, et al., 'Randomised controlled trial of health assessments for older Australian veterans and war widows', Medical Journal of Australia, 181 186-190 (2004) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Julie Byles, Nick Higginbotham
2002 Byles JE, Tavener MA, Fitzgerald PE, Nair BR, Higginbotham HN, Jackson C, et al., 'A checklist for comprehensive health assessment for the over 70's', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 21 14-20 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Nick Higginbotham, Julie Byles
2000 Byles J, Tavener M, Nair K, 'Client classification and costing in community care - The DVA preventative care trial: Interim findings for older veterans and war widows', AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, 19 17-18 (2000)
Co-authors Julie Byles
2000 Nair BR, Byles JE, Tavener MA, Heinze R, 'Immunisation rates in older veterans and war widows', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 19 136-138 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Julie Byles
2000 Byles JE, Higginbotham HN, Goodger BG, Tavener MA, Conrad A, Schofield P, Anthony DM, 'Development of a depression scale for veterans and war widows', International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 7 256-270 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Nick Higginbotham, Julie Byles, Peter Schofield
1999 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Francis L, McKernon M, 'Too Late for Prevention? The Search for Printed Health Promotion Materials Within the Preventive Care Trial', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 9 198-201 (1999) [C1]
Co-authors Julie Byles
1997 Tavener MA, Hill M, Nowson C, Huggins R, Loesch D, 'Relationship of dietary restraint and activity patterns to body mass index in Melbourne primary and secondary school children: A preliminary study.', Australian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics, 54 118-125 (1997)
1993 Tavener MA, Payne W, 'The effect of participation in a "Health in Primary Schools Programme" on the physical fitness of children.', The Australian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 25 84-88 (1993)
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Conference (35 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Hubbard IJ, Tavener M, Thijsen A, Francis L, Grennall C, Levi C, Byles J, 'How do older Australian women experience life after stroke, and how does the WHO 18-item ICF core Set for Stroke compare?', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STROKE (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Isobel Hubbard, Julie Byles, Chris Levi
2014 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Curryer C, Forder P, 'Applying the salutogenic model for better health outcomes in older Australian women.' (2014)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Peta Forder
2013 Tavener MA, 'Teaching students to take a new look at older age.' (2013)
2013 Tavener MA, 'Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, the first three cohorts.' (2013)
2013 Weiss C, Parkinson D, Zara C, Tavener MA, 'Women and superannuation: Planning and paying for old age from a position of disadvantage.' (2013)
2013 Tavener MA, Tooth L, McKenzie S, Lucke J, 'Are women's experiences of caregiving a community of practice?' (2013)
2012 Tavener MA, Byles J, O'Mara A, Loxton D, Chalmers K, 'Change in older women's mental health between 2005 and 2008.' (2012)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Deborah Loxton
2012 Tavener MA, 'I code, therefore I am... aren't I?' (2012)
2012 Tavener MA, Loxton D, Byles JE, 'The price of getting old.' (2012)
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Julie Byles
2011 Tavener MA, 'The age of thinking.' (2011)
2011 Tavener MA, Elshof H, 'Healthy ageing and population decline.' (2011)
2011 Tavener MA, Loxton D, Byles JE, 'Something's got to give. Exploring qualitative data for evidence of personal economic arguments in health care decision-making.' (2011)
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Julie Byles
2011 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Swings and roundabouts: How women juggle family life and retirement [poster presentation].' (2011)
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Julie Byles
2010 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Identity construction in Australian 'baby boomer' women [poster presentation].' (2010)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Deborah Loxton
2009 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Making sense of experts.' (2009)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Deborah Loxton
2009 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Contrasting baby boomer identities through narrative.' (2009)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Deborah Loxton
2009 Byles JE, Tavener MA, Parkinson L, Everingham C, Warner Smith P, Stevenson D, 'All in a day¿s work: Women transform retirement [poster presentation]' (2009)
Co-authors Julie Byles, L Parkinson
2009 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, 'Identity construction in baby boomer women', Australasian Journal on Ageing (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00397.x
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Julie Byles
2008 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, Warner Smith P, 'Australian baby boomers. Divergence and convergence of stereotyped characteristics and behaviours.' (2008)
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Julie Byles
2007 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Making the right impression or lost in translation? Representation of baby boomers in Australian news text.' (2007)
Co-authors Deborah Loxton, Julie Byles
2007 Tavener MA, Everingham C, 'It's retirement Jim, but not as you know it.' (2007)
2007 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Lost in translation: Representation of Australian baby boomers in news text.' (2007)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Deborah Loxton
2006 Tavener MA, 'Your bloomin' lot: An epidemiological portrait of Australian baby boomers.' (2006)
2006 D'Este C, Attia J, Brown A, Schofield P, Tavener M, Gibson R, Horsley K, 'SHOAMP: The study of health outcomes in aircraft maintenance personnel.', NEUROTOXICOLOGY (2006)
Co-authors Peter Schofield, Catherine Deste, John Attia
2004 Tavener MA, Higginbotham N, D'Este C, Byles JE, 'Veteran satisfaction with a preventive care home health assessment.' (2004)
Co-authors Nick Higginbotham, Catherine Deste, Julie Byles
2001 Byles JE, Tavener MA, O'Connell R, Nair K, Higginbotham N, Jackson C, et al., 'The Preventive Care Trial. Results of a 4-year project - the end or just the beginning?' (2001)
2001 Tavener MA, Byles JE, 'A three year randomised controlled trial of home based health assessments for the over 70s.' (2001)
Co-authors Julie Byles
2000 Tavener MA, 'Winding down a randomised controlled trial: Best practice.' (2000)
2000 Tavener MA, 'The role of GPs and other allied professionals in health assessments.' (2000)
2000 Tavener MA, 'Veteran satisfaction within a randomised controlled trial: Interview yield and review of item pool.' (2000)
2000 Tavener MA, 'Progress Report: Milestones achieved to date.' (2000)
1999 Byles J, Tavener MA, O'Connell R, Nair K, Higginbotham N, Jackson C, et al., 'The DVA Preventive Care Trial - interim findings for older veterans and war widows.' (1999)
1998 Tavener MA, 'Aims and progress of the Preventive Care Trial.' (1998)
1998 Byles JE, Tavener MA, Francis L, Goodger B, McKernon M, 'Too late for prevention?' (1998)
Co-authors Julie Byles
1997 Tavener MA, Byles JE, Francis L, McKernon M, 'Too late for prevention?' (1997)
Co-authors Julie Byles
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Report (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Mishra G, Loxton DJ, Anderson A, Hockey R, Powers J, Brown W, et al., 'Health and wellbeing of women aged 18 to 23 in 2013 and 1996: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women¿s Health', Department of Health, 183 (2014)
Co-authors Jenny Powers, Deborah Loxton, Julie Byles, Melissa Harris
2010 GRAI (GLBTI Retirement Association Inc), Tavener MA, '"We don't have any of those people here". Retirement accommodation and aged care issues for non-heterosexual populations.', Lotterywest, 121 (2010)
2007 Sanson-Fisher R, Carey M, Jack G, Tavener MA, 'Review of cervical cancer screening in New South Wales.', NSW Cancer Institute, 00 (2007)
2007 Parkinson L, Tavener MA, With Chief Investigators, 'Final report. Work and older people focus group research project.', Department of Ageing, Disability & Home Care, Ministerial Advisory Committee on Ageing., 153 (2007)
2006 With Chief Investigators, Byles JE, Tavener MA, 'Final report. An evaluation of the Department of Veterans' Affairs "Cooking for One or Two" cookery skills program.', Department of Veterans' Affairs, 00 (2006)
2005 Tavener MA, 'Retirement focus groups, draft findings. In: Wellbeing of older men in the Hunter project report.', UnitingCare, 00 (2005)
2004 D'Este C, Attia J, Byles JE, Brown A, Smith S, Tavener MA, Scientific Advisory Committee, 'Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel. Volume 4. Mortality and Cancer Incidence Study. Second Report.', Department of Defence and Department of Veterans' Affairs, 155 (2004)
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Julie Byles, John Attia
2004 D'Este C, Byles JE, Attia J, Brown A, Smith S, Tavener MA, Scientific Advisory Committee, 'Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel. Volume 2. Mortality and Cancer Incidence Study. Interim Report.', Department of Defence and Department of Veterans' Affairs, 105 (2004)
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Julie Byles, John Attia
2003 Byles JE, D'Este C, Attia J, Brown A, Smith S, Scientific Advisory Committee, Tavener MA, 'Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel. Volume 1. Literature Review. Final Report.', Department of Defence and Department of Veterans' Affairs, 148 (2003)
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Julie Byles
2003 Adams J, Milne L, Tavener MA, Byles JE, D'Este C, Attia J, et al., 'Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel. Volume 3. Qualitative Interviews. Final Report.', Department of Defence and Department of Veterans' Affairs, 88 (2003)
Co-authors John Attia, Catherine Deste
2001 Tavener MA, 'Report for participants. Results from the Department of Veterans' Affairs "Preventive Care Trial".', Department of Veterans' Affairs, 00 (2001)
2000 Byles JE, Heller R, Higginbotham N, Nair, Jackson C, Butler J, et al., 'Preventive Care Trial. Final Interim Report.', Department of Veterans' Affairs, 32 (2000)
Co-authors Nick Higginbotham, Julie Byles
1999 Byles J, Heller R, Higginbotham N, Nair K, Jackson C, Butler J, et al., 'Preventive Care Trial. Second Interim Report.', Department of Veterans' Affairs, 47 (1999)
Co-authors Nick Higginbotham, Julie Byles
1998 byles, Heller R, Higginbotham N, Nair K, Jackson C, Butler J, et al., 'Preventive Care Trial. First Interim Report.', Department of Veterans' Affairs, 19 (1998)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Nick Higginbotham
1997 byles, Heller R, Higginbotham N, Nair K, Jackson C, Butler J, et al., 'Preventive Care Trial. Extra-contractural project report.', Department of Veterans' Affairs, 25 (1997)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Nick Higginbotham
1997 Byles J, Heller R, Higginbotham N, Nair K, Jackson C, Butler J, et al., 'Preventive Care Trial. Establishment Report.', Department of Veterans' Affairs, 29 (1997)
Co-authors Julie Byles, Nick Higginbotham
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Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2010 Tavener MA, Your bloomin' lot: An empirical study of the popular baby boomer stereotype., University of Newcastle (2010)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 13
Total funding $620,116

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20153 grants / $201,871

Long term evaluation of uptake, impact and outcomes of the 75+ Health Assessment$199,876

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Julie Byles, Ms Xenia Dolja-Gore, Doctor Catherine Chojenta, Professor Kichu Nair, Doctor Meredith Tavener
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1400038
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Travel grant to represent Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing at the 48th AAG National Conference as an inaugural "Knowledge Hub", Alice Springs, 4-6 November 2015$1,775

Funding body: Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle, NSW

Funding body Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle, NSW
Project Team
Scheme Travel grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Travel grant to attend "Challenges in evaluating policy and programs", Sydney, NSW.$220

Funding body: Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing

Funding body Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing
Project Team
Scheme Travel grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20142 grants / $4,400

Visiting Scholar Grant Scheme to bring Dr Steffen Otterbach from Universitat Hohenheim, Germany$3,900

Funding body: Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Visiting Fellows Scheme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON N

Travel bursary to present at the 47th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference, "50 not out", 26-28 November 2014, Adelaide, SA.$500

Funding body: Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)

Funding body Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)
Project Team
Scheme Travel grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20132 grants / $2,060

Travel grant to attend Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated course "Qualitative Research: Design, Analysis and Representation".$1,560

Funding body: Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing

Funding body Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing
Project Team
Scheme Travel grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Travel grant, invited to attend "Ageing Mind Initiative", The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.$500

Funding body: The University of Queensland

Funding body The University of Queensland
Project Team
Scheme Travel grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON N

20121 grants / $405,587

Ageing and well-being in a globalizing world$405,587

The overarching objective of this proposal is to engage a multidisciplinary international network of well-established and early career researchers to address a critically important demographic problems in India at the intersection of two themes within the India-Europe network call: ‘population, ageing and migration’ and ‘health and wellbeing’. Specifically, this research network will use both quantitative and qualitative data to investigate: (i) the living arrangements, lifestyles and intergenerational exchange of care in Indian households within the context of population ageing and migration and (ii) intergenerational effects of wellbeing by disentangling the burden of health vulnerabilities across the life course focusing explicitly on the elderly in comparison with children and adults within households.

Funding body: ANR-DFG-ESRC-NWO

Funding body ANR-DFG-ESRC-NWO
Project Team
Scheme Indian-European research networking programme in the social sciences
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON N

20112 grants / $4,348

Promoting quality practice. Challenges and practicalities of engaging older adults in research.$3,748

This workshop included presentations and practical forums by internationally renowned scholars in the fields of Ageing and Geography. In keeping with the University of Groningen’s focus on healthy ageing, the workshop is organized for (young) researchers and PhD students who are currently, or planning to, conduct research with older adults on all spatial scale levels. The Workshop is motivated by the need to advance quality research into ageing issues whilst protecting the rights and welfare of elderly research participants.

Funding body: University of Groningen

Funding body University of Groningen
Project Team
Scheme Internal Departmental Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON N

Travel bursary to present at the 9th Asia/Oceania Regional Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, "Ageing well together", 23-27 October 2011, Melbourne, Australia.$600

Funding body: Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)

Funding body Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)
Project Team
Scheme Travel grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20092 grants / $1,100

University of Newcastle Research Higher Degree 'grants in aid'$600

Funding body: Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
Project Team
Scheme Grants-in-aid
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Student bursary to present at the 42nd National conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, "Translation and Transformation", 25-27 November 2009, Canberra ACT.$500

Funding body: Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)

Funding body Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)
Project Team
Scheme Travel grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20081 grants / $750

Student bursary to present at the 7th National conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA), “Shaping research landscapes”, 18 November 2008. Fremantle, Western Australia.$750

Funding body: Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)

Funding body Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)
Project Team
Scheme Travel grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD 'He Didn¿t Know How to Die': Reducing Pre-Death Anxiety and Suffering for Those Ageing Through the Reclamation of Social, Psychological and Sacred Death Preparation in a Modern Australian Society
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2015 PhD Taking Time to Listen: A Qualitative Study on Older Widowed and Married Women
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Urban Women's Health Inequalities and Their Determinants in Indonesia
PhD (Gender & Health), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 31
Netherlands 5
United States 3
United Kingdom 1
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Dr Meredith Tavener

Position

Research Fellow
Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email meredith.tavener@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4042 0684
Fax (02) 4042 0044

Office

Room Level 4, West Wing, Public Health
Building Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
Location Lot 1 Kookaburra Circuit, New Lambton Heights, NSW 2305

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