• The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Bianca Brijnath is the Director of the Social Gerontology Division at the National Ageing Research Institute, and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Western Australia. Her disciplinary training is in medical anthropology and public health and her research expertise is in cultural diversity, dementia, and mental health. Within these disciplinary and contextual boundaries, she has undertaken several studies on dementia prevention, awareness, diagnosis and care, specific to culturally diverse communities in Australia and internationally. She has authored over 100 publications, including a sole-authored book with Berghahn Books titled “Unforgotten: Love and the culture of dementia care in India” and produced >30 multilingual films, comics and animations. In recognition of her research, she was inducted into the State Government of Victoria’s Multicultural Honour Roll in 2022. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Monash University (Australia)

Award Date: 9 Oct 2010

BA (Honours), 2004, Monash University (Australia)

External positions

Director Social Gerontology, National Ageing Research Institute

29 May 2017 → …

Industry keywords

  • Ageing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Digital Health
  • Health
  • Not for Profit
  • Social and Welfare Issues

Research expertise keywords

  • Gerontology
  • Ageing
  • Dementia
  • Elder Abuse
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Health and ageing
  • Mental health and well-being

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