Associate Professor Debra Waters 

Director of Gerontology Research, University of Otago 

My presentation is a brief overview of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge and currently funded research projects including the SUPER study.  I will also talk about the Well Balanced exhibit.  This will be followed by highlights of my own research on the Steady As You Go (SAYGO) falls prevention model.

I am the Deputy-Director of Ageing Well National Science Challenge (AWNSC) and have been involved since 2014.  One of my primary roles in the AWNSC is stakeholder engagement, which includes the Well Balanced exhibit and also the Research Impact conference and SAYGO public lecture last year.  I have been leading research on the SAYGO model since it’s initial evaluation in 2010.

I am thrilled to be part of the “Age Concerns Everyone” conference as both a presenter and participant. It is a fantastic programme and I look forward to event.