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Dr Gretchen (Gigi) Petery

CEPAR Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Champion

BSc Psychology (cumma sum laude) Washington State University Vancouver, USA; MA, PhD Industrial-Organisational Pscyhology University of Connecticut, USA. 

Gigi completed her education in the United States, including her undergraduate studies in psychology at Washington State University, and a master’s (2015) and PhD (2018) in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. Gigi also holds university certificates in Human Resource Management and Occupational Health Psychology.

Gigi specialises in issues central to an ageing workforce. Her research focuses on workplace age bias and discrimination, successful ageing at work, alternative measures of age, and worker health and wellbeing and has been published in international journals. She has presented her research internationally, including at conferences for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology; European Association of Work and Organisational Psychology; European Association of Occupational Health Psychology; Gerontological Society of America; and Society for Occupational Health Psychology. In addition to her formal education and research skills, Gigi has over 20 years of work experience, including management roles and as a business owner.

Keywords: Older Workers; Ageing Workers; Age Stereotypes and Bias; Subjective Age