Diane Gibson

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University of Canberra

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1981 …2010

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Professor Gibson is a Distinguished Professor (Health and Ageing) at the University of Canberra. She has held senior appointments in both the university and public service sectors. Her strong interest in the policy/research interface has characterised her work across the sectors of health, ageing, gender and social policy.  Previously the inaugural Dean of Health at the University of Canberra, she oversaw the addition of seven new disciplines, built a vibrant research culture and won over $40 million of capital funding relating to innovative clinical training projects and partnerships. She was the academic lead on the development of the University’s innovative Health Precinct from its inception in 2012 until 2017. Professor Gibson is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Research Interests

Professor Gibson is nationally and internationally recognised for her research on ageing and aged care. Her currrent work research focus is on the oldest old, rights and older persons, and aged care policy.


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Beyond life expectancy

GIBSON, D., 2010, 5 ed. Canberra, Australia: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. 28 p.

University of Canberra

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  • Broken down by age and gender: "The problem of old women" redefined

    Gibson, D., 1 Jan 1996, In : Gender and Society. 10, 4, p. 433-448 16 p.

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  • Introduction

    GIBSON, D., 1995, Australia's Welfare 1995: Services and Assistance. Gibson, D., Choi, C. & Madden, R. (eds.). Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, p. 1-8 8 p.

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  • 'Come and get it': distributional biases in social service delivery systems.

    Gibson, D. M., Goodin, R. E. & Le Grand, J., 1 Jan 1985, In : Policy & Politics. 13, 2, p. 109-125 17 p.

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  • Access to Dental care amongst the aged

    Gibson, D. M., Broom, D. H. & Duncan‐Jones, P., 1 Jan 1984, In : Community Health Studies. 8, 1, p. 62-74 13 p.

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