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Successful Ageing Seminar Presentations 2011

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The Ageing Brain

Friday 2 December

The ability to image the brain and chart functions during activity has profoundly increased our understanding of this most amazing structure. In this growing area of neuroscience, researchers have much to say about the ageing brain - but what does it mean to maximise our brain fitness as we get older?

Dr Hillier - a researcher, teacher and neuroscientist - presented the first part of this seminar, and explored the Ageing Brain. Dr Hillier said that while an element of degeneration was inevitable with age, the impact of degeneration of the brain differed depending on factors like general health, education, and lifestyle.

The second half of the seminar - on the subject of life after stroke - was presented by UniSA Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Coralie English. Her presentation considered what a stroke is, how to prevent one in the first place if possible, and what kinds of rehabilitation can help after someone has a stroke.

This seminar was proudly sponsored by

People's Choice Credit Union logo





Event details (PDF 215KB)

December seminar presenters: pictured from left are Dr Coralie English, Scott Nicholls from People's Choice Credit Union, Dr Susan Hillier and Dr Norton Jackson AMThe successfully ageing brain

Dr Susan Hillier
UniSA researcher, teacher and clinical neuroscientist
University of South Australia
Presentation 1 (PDF 280KB)

Stroke rehabilitation - life after a stroke

Dr Coralie English
UniSA Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of South Australia
Presentation 2 (PDF 1016KB)

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Cyber communication -
the perils of the online environment and how to keep safe

Friday 23 September

This seminar examined the issue of cyber security in an increasingly complex digital age. Two experts in the field, UniSA Professor Jill Slay AM and Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Blundell from the SA Police Electronic Crime Section, addressed the risks of operating online and how to keep your computer safe.

Event details (PDF 725kb)

Pictured with Dr Norton Jackson AM (right) are Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Blundell and Professor Jill Slay AM Cybercrime: how to keep safe online

Professor Jill Slay AM

Professor of Forensic Computing
Dean: Research Division of IT, Engineering and the Environment
University of South Australia
Presentation 1 (PDF 601kb)

The don'ts and don'ts of electronic crime

Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Blundell

Electronic Crime Section, South Australia Police
Presentation 2 (PDF 1.23MB)

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Private wealth - considerations and outlook

Friday 8 July

The first Successful Ageing in Australia seminar for 2011 was held on 8 July at UniSA's City West campus. Over 200 people heard presentations dealing with matters relating to private wealth.

Matthew Tripodi a Partner and superannuation expert from Minter Ellison Lawyers dealt with the importance of proper estate planning and highlighted the complexities surrounding superannuation. Stuart Cross from JBWere provided a fascinating insight into the behavioural aspects of financial decision making. The final speaker, School of Commerce lecturer Peter Koulizos, delivered a presentation on the current state of the housing market including his views on why the Australian housing market is unlikely to experience the decline seen in some overseas markets.

Event details (PDF 697kb)

Pictured from left: Peter Koulizos, Stuart Cross, Matthew Tripodi with Master of Ceremonies Dr Norton Jackson AM

Estate Planning and Superannuation

Matthew Tripodi - Partner (Super & Estates), Minter Ellison

Presentation 1 (PDF 86kb)

Financial Markets and Human Behaviour

Stuart Cross - Director JBWere

Presentation 2 (PDF 46kb)

Housing Bubble - Fact or Fiction?

Peter Koulizos - Lecturer and author of "Top Australian Suburbs"

Presentation 3 (a)(PDF 965kb)
Presentation 3 (b)(PDF 1.28MB)

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