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Larger percentages of people in Australia are living longer lives, significantly changing the demography of a country that was once perceived as a young country. Our national anthem says we are "young and free" but since the mid 1980's, Associate Professor Maree Bernoth has been working with older people. In her profession as a registered nurse, she became aware of the precarious nature of residential care for both the older person and the staff.

The vulnerability of older people and those struggling to care for them, were the impetus for Maree's work as an educator and a researcher. Teaching ageing in innovative and engaging ways that resonate with students, is an opportunity to confront ageist attitudes and demonstrate the professional satisfaction of working with older people.

Her research began by trying to keep the cohorts mentioned above "safe" but in giving voice to conditions of residential aged care, she became exposed and vulnerable. Subsequently, A/Prof Bernoth moved from the clinical to the academy where she has a strong voice and can be an advocate for teaching and policy related to older people and residential aged care.

A/Prof Bernoth has further broadened her research interests to older people living in rural and remote communities, the meaning of community to older people and a participatory model of working with older people.

Research Interests

  • Ageing
  • Rural ageing
  • Working with older people
  • Co-creation (with older people) of learning and knowing about ageing

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Education (Adult Education & Training) Class 1 Honours, University of New England

Bachelor of Health Science (Nursing), Charles Sturt University

PhD, Monash University

… → 2009

External positions

Chair of the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network Aged Care Consortium

Executive Committee of the NSW Division of the Australasian Association of Gerontology

Scientific Committee of the 2019 AAG National Conference

NSW Nurses Association Aged Care Advisory Bo

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Research Output 2001 2019

Celebrating one of Coolamon's own

Bernoth, M., 01 Apr 2019, Coolamon Community Chronicle, 3, 8, p. 12-13 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Charles Sturt University: On the shoulders of giants...

Bernoth, M., 01 Mar 2019, Coolamon Community Chronicle, 3, 7, p. 12 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Giant
Synergy
Motto
1 Citation (Scopus)

Increasing the social participation of older rural residents: opportunities offered by 'OPTEACH'

Hughes, C., Bernoth, M. & Winkler, D., Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) Australian Journal of Rural Health, p. 1 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationSpecial issue

social participation
textbook
social isolation
resident
health

On a back veranda -The new year begins with a Royal Commission in aged care

Bernoth, M., 01 Feb 2019, Coolamon Community Chronicle, 3, 6, p. 12 -13 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Activities 2015 2019

Australian College of Midwives Conference

Keryl de Haan (Speaker), Maree Bernoth (Speaker)
17 May 201919 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

The changes an individual experiences as they age.

Maree Bernoth (Speaker)
15 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationCommunity

Community aged care forum

Maree Bernoth (Speaker)
07 May 2019

Activity: Other EngagementPublic outreachCommunity

CSU FOS Research Symposium

Maree Bernoth (Speaker), Joanna Carlisle (Speaker), Keryl de Haan (Speaker)
28 Nov 201929 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Wollundry Ladies Probus Club Meeting

Maree Bernoth (Speaker)
01 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic lecture/debate/seminar/presentationCommunity

Press / Media

Dementia poses ongoing challenge: Services, carers in need

Maree Bernoth & Jenny Roberts

16/09/19

17 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Is it time to look for new mentors or sponsors?

Maree Bernoth & Megan Smith

12/09/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

How leading women have worked with mentors and sponsors to get there

Maree Bernoth

27/06/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Two Australians share their stories of trauma in the aged care sector

Maree Bernoth

23/04/19

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media