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Perth Seminar by Gwen Fisher: Cognitive Ageing, Work and Work Ability

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01 Aug, 1:00 pm – 02:00 pm
FOWI common room - 4th Floor, 78 Murray Street, Perth WA, Australia


Seminar by A/Professor Gwenith Fisher, Colorado State University, USA

Cognitive Ageing, Work and Work Ability: Implications for Organisations and an Ageing Workforce

About the Event

Workforce demographics have been  shifting over the past couple of decades due to economic, health, social and  psychological factors. These factors include decreasing fertility, increased  life expectancies, changes in public policy and age of eligibility for  government pensions, and other economic and psychological reasons for continued  work. As a result, a higher proportion of workers remain at work until later  ages than in the past and retirement ages have been increasing in recent  years. Recent research has highlighted the importance of keeping workers  healthy and engaged in productive work. When people remain engaged in the  workforce, they continue to contribute to, and benefit, society. Although a  great deal of past research has examined physical health and well-being of  working older adults, less research has investigated issues related to  cognitive functioning and work. This presentation will provide some background  on work and retirement trends, discuss aging and cognitive functioning, and  explain implications of aging and cognitive functioning for work and human  resources management. Additionally the presentation will describe research,  practical, and policy implications for the labor force at societal,  organizational and individual levels. 


Gwenith Fisher
A/Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Colorado State University
CEPAR Associate Investigator
Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program Coordinator and DirectorOccupational Health Psychology Concentration, Colorado State University

fisherDr Gwenith G. Fisher is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University (CSU), Adjunct Associate Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health, Adjunct Associate Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, and Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research in Australia. Dr Fisher obtained her B.A. in Psychology at Penn State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, USA. Her research investigates individual and work-related factors relevant to environmental and occupational health and worker wellbeing. In particular, she conducts research that focuses on ageing workers, retirement, and issues regarding work-non-work issues, and parental leave. Her research has been funded by U.S. National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She directs the doctoral program in industrial/organisational psychology at Colorado State University and the NIOSH Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center Occupational Health Psychology training program. She serves on four journal editorial boards and is a member of the executive committee for the Society for Occupational Health Psychology. In her non-work time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two active sons, playing ice hockey, skiing, hiking, running and cooking, and reading.

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Click here for details about A/Professors Fisher's public lecture in Sydney.

 

Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 13:00
End date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 14:00
Location: 
FOWI common room - 4th Floor, 78 Murray Street, Perth WA, Australia