Our Team

The AIIP Board members have worked hard to set up the Australian Intitute for Intergenerational Practice.

Each member of our team has a vested interest and much enthusiasm to bring the Institute to fruition under the leadership of the Interim CEO, Emma Woods and Interim Chair, Emeritus Professor Anneke FitzgeraldAnneke is a leading researcher in Australia in intergenerational practice and was involved in the the pre and post production of the well-loved ABC television series “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds” 

Dr Gaery Barbery

Lecturer, Griffith University

Gaery Barbery is a member of the Griffith University Intergenerational Practice Research Project team, which has for the last 4 years conducted research into the development, implementation, and evaluation of intergenerational learning programs for children and older adults. Gaery is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Services Management, and a Certified Health Executive involved Gaery holds a PhD (Griffith) and a Master of Public Health (UQ). His thesis, in the field of implementation science and in particular Normalization Process Theory (NPT) brings to the team understanding of how the work of implementing an innovation gets done. 

Associate Professor Jennifer Cartmel

Associate Professor, Griffith University

Jennifer Cartmel is a member of the Griffith University Intergenerational Practice Research team. Jennifer is the Education Lead. Her research about social and emotional development of children (birth to twelve years) and outside school hours care services includes intergenerational learning programs. Jennifer uses research methodologies with children to examine their experiences of intergenerational programs. Additionally, Jennifer uses a model of critical reflection as a research approach and a tool for professional development to support workforce capacity building for children’s services and intergenerational programs.


Associate Professor Deborah Delaney

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Business Strategy and Innovation, Griffith University

Associate Professor Deborah Delaney is an active researcher, educator and adjunct with the Department of Business Strategy and Innovation at Griffith University and works with Monash Online in their MBA program. She has held senior leadership positions at the University of Tasmania and Griffith University and has extensive experience as a Chartered Accountant in auditing and financial reporting in Australia and the United Kingdom. Deborah offers expertise in the areas of corporate governance and financial reporting, as well as working with women to develop their leadership capability. She has published extensively in academic journals in these areas, has been awarded several teaching awards and has been successful in attracting research funding from grant agencies and industry partners. Deborah is a Director of the Australian Institute of Intergenerational Practice (AIIP) and of the Gold Coast Eisteddfod Foundation, a member of AICD and is fellow of CAANZ.

Anneke Fitzgerald

Emeritus Professor Janna (Anneke) Fitzgerald

Professor Health Management, Griffith University

Emeritus Professor Anneke Fitzgerald has over 20 years’ experience in the health industry as a nurse and health services manager. She completed her PhD in Commerce in 2003 and since entering academe in 2002, she has mainly focused on organisational behaviour and leadership in change management. As a pracademic, her scholarly work focuses on closing the research-to-practice gap through knowledge translation, implementation and sustainability in healthcare contexts. She has completed 17 Higher Degree by research Students, over 140 peer reviewed publications and a little more than $28 mil external income. Anneke is the initiator of the Griffith University intergenerational practice research program, successfully building an evidence base for best intergenerational practice in Australia. Anneke has significant experience in leading projects involving technical and clinical stakeholders and complex organisational cultures. She is an applied researcher demonstrating high impact by focussing on the end-users of her research.

Neil Harris

Professor Neil Harris

Program Evaluation Lead

Professor Neil Harris is Director, Higher Degree Research (Health),  Griffith University. Neil has extensive experience in the planning, implementation and evaluation of population based intervention research to motivate healthy lifestyle choices including dietary behaviours. He has conducted numerous applied research projects into the process and impacts of innovative strategies to promote and support child, youth and young adult health. In the last five years, Neil has received over $500,000 in research funding from Federal and state government and industry partners. 

Dr Jennifer Kosial

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University

Dr Jennifer Kosiol is a Lawyer, Registered Nurse, researcher and educator with over 30 years of experience within the healthcare sector.  Jennifer has extensive experience in leadership, management and in executive roles in both public and private healthcare sectors.  Jennifer is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and a Certified Health Executive. Jennifer holds a PhD, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Master of Laws, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Management (1st class honours) and a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management.  Her research interest areas include organisational behaviour; organisational reputation; leadership; cognitive decline in the elderly, eldergogy and intergenerational practice.

Dr Katrina Radford

Senior Lecturer, Griffith University

Dr Katrina Radford is a holds a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), is a Certified Associate in Project Management, holds a Masters in Human Resource Management, Graduate Certificate in Education and PhD (Griffith University). Katrina’s research interests include aged care workforce; human resource management; retention; turnover;  health care management; and change management. One of Katrina’s current projects involves developing a survey tool to estimate the demand for Intergenerational models of respite care. Katrina has been awarded Commendations for Teaching in 2012 and 2015, as well as a Teaching Citation in 2013, Academic Excellence Awards in 2010 and 2014 and Teaching Excellence Awards in 2016 and 2017.

Emma Woods


Emma Woods is a practicing lawyer bringing expertise across commercial, corporate, finance and regulatory sectors. Emma has held positions with listed, privately owned and government organisations in both London and Australia and brings a strong understanding of good corporate governance to AIIP having a professional background investigating financial regulatory misconduct.She is a former board member of the Oxenford Community Centre and has held positions on a number of steering committees. While living in London, Emma co-established a workplace mentoring program for disadvantaged youth alongside a not-for-profit company, The Girls’ Network. Emma holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, a Bachelor of Arts (cultural sociology) and a Bachelor of Laws.

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