The Team

The Moving Pictures Team

BiancaBrijnath

Associate Professor
Bianca Brijnath

Director of Social Gerontology, NARI

Bianca is the Director Social Gerontology at NARI and adjunct at Curtin University, is the chief investigator. Her disciplinary training is in primary healthcare, public health and medical anthropology and her research expertise is in mental health in primary care and community-based settings. Bianca is the recent recipient of the 2018 Tall Poppy award in recognition of her research.
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JonAdams

Professor Jon Adams

Professor of Public Health, University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Health│Director, Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Jon is Professor of Public Health and the Director of the Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM), University of Technology Sydney.

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DianneGoeman

Dr Dianne Goeman

Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle│Research Associate, University of Sydney & Monash University

Dianne is a Conjoint Senior Lecturer in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle and holds an adjunct Research Associate positions at Monash University and the University of Sydney.

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ColetteBrowning

Professor Colette Browning

Research Director, Shenzhen International Institute for Primary Health Care Research│Adjunct Professor, Monash University│ Honorary Professor, Australian National University & Peking University

Colette is an Honorary Professor at Peking University, an Adjunct Professor at Monash University and Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society.

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Katie Ellis

Associate Professor
Katie Ellis

Associate Professor, Discipline of Internet Studies,
Curtin University

Katie is a senior research fellow in the discipline of internet studies at Curtin University. Her research focuses on disability and digital and networked media.

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MikeKent

Associate Professor
Mike Kent

Acting Head of School,
Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry,
Curtin University

Mike is the acting Head of School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry at Curtin University. Mike’s research focus is on people with disabilities and their use of, and access to, information communication technology and the Internet.

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Josefine Antoniades

Dr Josefine Antoniades

National Project Manager, NARI

Josefine is the project manager on Moving Pictures. Josefine is research fellow at NARI. Her prime research interests include the nexus of culture, mental health and health behaviours, in underserved and vulnerable communities.

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MariamYousif

Mrs Mariam Yousif

Bilingual research assistant (Arabic), NARI

Mariam holds a medical degree from her country of origin, Iraq. Further to this Mariam has received research training in Australia and has substantial experience in conducting qualitative research. Mariam speaks fluent Arabic and has conducted all interviews with Arabic speaking carers

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NehyaAhmed

Ms Nehya Ahmed

Research assistant, NARI

Neyha is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Social Science at Monash University. Neyha’s interests include looking at the relationship of culture in mental health, particularly in relation to Refugee and Asylum Seeker populations.

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FathimaLafeer

Ms Fathima Lafeer

Administration, NARI

Fathima completed a Bachelor of Health Science at Monash University and has recently graduated from Master of Public Health at Melbourne University, which included her Masters research project that explored the concept of kinning in dementia care. Fathima was part of the Moving Pictures team for a year as our Administrative Assistant. Fathima speaks three languages (Tamil, English and Sinhala) and was invaluable to the project.

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AnuKrishnan

Mrs Anu Krishnan

Bilingual research assistant (Tamil & Hindi), NARI/Kulturbrille

Anu is an experienced anthropologist and social worker, who has worked closely with culturally diverse communities in various capacities, including providing cultural competency training to both private and public organisations. Anu has a Master's in Applied Social Research and her research interest is in ethnic elders.

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LindellClaff

Ms Lindell Claff

Administration, NARI

Lindell has completed a Bachelor of Music Performance in classical voice at the Victorian College of the Arts, and more recently a Master of Information Systems at the University of Melbourne. Lindell has a background in customer service across a wide-range of industries including music education, hospitality, retail and university resources. She maintains her sense of creativity through activities such as singing with the Melbourne Opera chorus.

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NickLee

Dr Nick Lee

Bilingual research assistant (Mandarin & Cantonese), NARI

Nick recently completed a Ph.D at Curtin University examining the Strength Model of self-control and Ego-depletion. His research interests include the nature of selfhood, attention control, emotional regulation, mindfulness practices, ruminative thoughts, and empathy.

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AlisonFlehr

Ms Alison Flehr

Research support, NARI

Alison is completing her PhD with the Department of General Practice at Monash University. Her areas of research interest are integrative medicine and healthy ageing.

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AndrewGilbert

Dr Andrew Simon Gilbert

Research assistant, NARI

Andrew holds a PhD in Sociology from La Trobe University, Australia, and works at the National Ageing Research Institute. He is a Commissioning Editor for the journal Thesis Eleven.

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Moving Pictures Steering Committee

KokilaNaidu

Ms Kokila Naidu

Indian community representative

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KaeleStokes

Dr Kaele Stokes

Dementia Australia Executive Director Consumer Engagement Policy and Research.

Kaele's portfolios span a range of strategic and policy initiatives, including elevating the voice of people living with dementia, their families and carers through a wide range of activities.

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DinaLoGiudice

Associate Professor
Dina LoGiudice

Gerontologist, Melbourne Health

Dina is a Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine at Melbourne Health and Senior Fellow at University of Melbourne, University WA and NARI. She has over 20 years' experience as an aged care physician, specialising in dementia - particularly in those of CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds.

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Yvonne is highly experienced in the area of multiculturalism, access and equity; an area she has worked in for the past 35 years. In her role of Multicultural Health Aged Officer, she has initiated and coordinated a number of projects ranging from research, community development, community education and information and resource development and cross-cultural training. Yvonne has qualifications in the fields of welfare and adult education.

Ms Yvonne Santa Lucia

Health Promotion Service, South Western Sydney Local Health District

Yvonne is highly experienced in the area of multiculturalism, access and equity; an area she has worked in for the past 35 years. In her role of Multicultural Health Aged Officer, she has initiated and coordinated a number of projects ranging from research, community development, community education and information and resource development and cross-cultural training. Yvonne has qualifications in the fields of welfare and adult education.

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SalimYoussef

Mr Salim Youssef

Arabic community representative 

Salim is the founder of the Australian Arab Association and has long been involved in community development and local government advocating for the culturally diverse communities. Salim is a member of the WA government's Multicultural Advisory Committee.

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TheresaKwok

Ms Theresa Kwok

CEO - Chung Wah

Theresa is the CEO of Chung Wah CAC and has been a key driver of the organisation for over 30 years. Her experience working in the community and aged care sector spans across local Asian and International groups.

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Vasan is a well-known community leader who is respected not only by the ethnic community groups but also the main stream Community in Australia. Vasan Srinivasan is the first person of Indian origin to be appointed as member of the Australian Multicultural Council.

Mr Vasan Srinivasan

Indian community representative

Vasan is a well-known community leader who is respected not only by the ethnic community groups but also the main stream community in Australia. Vasan is the first person of Indian origin to be appointed as member of the Australian Multicultural Council.

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ElizaChan

Ms Eliza Chan

Australian Nursing Home Foundation

Eliza is the dementia care advisor with the Australian Nursing Home Foundation. Her depth of practical and clinical knowledge in supporting the elderly people, people living with dementia and their family carers is a true testament to more than 16 years of service in improving the quality of lives of these individuals. Eliza continues to facilitate Chinese Carers Support Group, provide advice and help to her colleagues in dementia care education. Eliza also serves as an advisory member to a local council in dementia care.

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