Dr Norah Keating is Professor of Rural Ageing, Swansea University. She is a social gerontologist whose professional life has been devoted to enhancing quality of life of older adults. She has an international reputation for her work in families, liveable communities and care.
Dr Keating is often called on by governments and NGOs to provide evidence to inform social and health policy. Recent consultations include a report on intergenerational relationships for the UK government and technical advising to the World Health Organization on two initiatives: The World Report on Ageing and Health and Community-based Initiatives to Support Older Adults in Low Income Countries. She works with the FTP Ministers Responsible for Seniors and on Canada’s national campaign to reduce loneliness and social exclusion of older adults. Her extensive experience with Veterans Affairs Canada includes membership on the Gerontology Advisory Committee to the department and conducting research that informed the provision of ongoing benefits to caregivers after the death of the veteran.
Dr. Keating is Co-Director of Research on Aging, Policies and Practice at the University of Alberta; and Extraordinary Professor, North-West University, South Africa. As part of her international research and capacity building activities, she directs the International Association on Gerontology and Geriatrics’ (IAGG) Global Social Initiative on Ageing. She has served as President of the Alberta Association on Gerontology and the Canadian Association on Gerontology; and as Chair of the North American Region, International Association on Gerontology and Geriatrics.