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Dr Natasha Ginnivan

Biography
Natasha Ginnivan
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Dr. Natasha Ginnivan is a research fellow with the UNSW School of Psychology and an Associate Investigator with the Ageing Futures Institute whose focus is on investigating implicit and cultural attitudes to ageing, age stereotypes and self-perceptions of ageing. Her research includes the lived experience of ageing and dementia and ageing in marginalised populations (including ageing prisoners). Her current research is focusing on how age-stereotypes (negative or positive) can affect decision-making about health and retirement issues as well as how social media and ageist discourse impacts on self-perceptions of ageing.


Research activities

Publications:

Hwang Y.I., Ginnivan N.A., Simpson P.L., Baidawi S, Withall A, Williams B, et al. (2021) COVID-19 and incarcerated older adults: a commentary on risk, care and early release in Australia. International Journal of Prisoner Health.

Ginnivan, N. A, Hagos, A.K, Butler, T.G, Du Toit, S.H.J, and Withall, A. L (forthcoming) BRIDgES: A qualitative study of the facilitators and barriers to dementia screening and care of older prisoners.

 Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M (2021). 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', in Dementia Lab 2021: Supporting ability through design, Springer, Switzerland

Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2021, 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', Design for Inclusion

Ginnivan, N., Butler, T., Withall, A.(2018). The rising health, social and economic costs of Australia’s ageing prison population, Medical Journal of Australia, 209, (10), 422 - 424

Ginnivan, N., Butler, T., Chomik, R., Piggott, J.  and Withall, A., (2018). Australia’s ageing prisoner population: the demographic shift and implications for the economic and social costs of care, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research Working paper

Ginnivan, N., (2015). Media portrayal of older people: the good, the bad and the absent. British Society of Gerontology, Generations Review,25, (2), 4-8

Ginnivan, N.A. Sargent-Cox, K., Levy, B.R., (2011). Self-perceptions of Ageing from a Cross-cultural Perspective. Paper presented at the Emerging Researchers in Ageing conference, Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, UNSW, Sydney (pp156-160)

Book Chapters

Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2021, 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', in Dementia Lab 2021: Supporting ability through design, Springer, Switzerland

 

Non-Traditional Publications

Creative Work – The Visit (photo-realistic avatar character embodying dementia)

The Visit and interactive artwork depicting an embodiment of an avatar character living with dementia

Bennett J, Kuchelmeister V, Dean R, Ginnivan N, Neidorf M, Kenning G, Papadopoulos C, Pledger D, Mitchell H, Kew E VR. AGNSW, UNSW Galleries, DAX centre, Melbourne, Western Sydney University, IEEE VR conference Atlanta.. 27 Sep 2019 - 09 Nov 2019 https://ros.unsw.edu.au/viewobject.html?cid=1&id=1506320

https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/feel/

 

Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Kenning G; Neidorf M; Dean R; Papadopoulos C, 2019, The Visit, The Big Anxiety - festival of people + arts + science, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, NSW, 27 September 2019 - 09 November 2019, medium: Immersive Visualisation, Virtual Reality, at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/feel/

App - A Course of Empathy

Bennett J, Ginnivan N, Kuchelmeister V, McKinnon A, Neidorf M, Kenning G, Papadopoulos C, Dean R Website. Online and UNSW Galleries. 27 Sep 2019 - 2020

https://courseofempathy.org/

 

Conference Abstracts, Papers & Presentations

Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M (2021), 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', in Dementia Lab 2021, Vancouver/online, presented at Dementia Lab 2021: Supporting ability, Vancouver/online, 18 January 2021 - 28 January 2021

Kenning G; Ginnivan N, (2021) 'A virtual visual matrix focussing on the visit', in Dementia Lab, Vancouver online, presented at Dementia Lab 2021, Vancouver online, 18 January 2021 - 28 January 2021

Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M (2020), 'EmbodiMap VR. Extending body-mapping into the third dimension.', in IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual, presented at IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual, 09 November 2020 - 13 November 2020, http://ismar20.org/demonstrations/

Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M; Papadopouos C (2020), 'The Visit VR. Understanding the experience of living with dementia', in IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual;, presented at IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual;, 09 November 2020 - 13 November 2020

Ginnivan, N. A; Hagos, A.K; Butler, T.G; Du Toit, S.H.J, and Withall, A. L (2020)

ACCJH – The 13th    Academic & Health Policy Conference on Criminal Justice Health

BRIDgES: A Qualitative Study of The Facilitators & Barriers to Dementia Screening and Care of Older Incarcerated Persons, April 2020 

Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Ginnivan N; Kenning G; Papadopoulos C; Dean R; Neidorf M (2020), 'The Visit (Abstract IEEE VR 2020)', in IEEE VR 2020, Atlanta, presented at 27th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, Atlanta, 22 March 2020 - 26 March 2020, http://ieeevr.org/2020/

Ginnivan N; Hagos A; Butler T; Du Toit SSJ; Withall A, (ed.), (2019), 'BRIDgES: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF THE FACILITATORS & BARRIERS TO DEMENTIA SCREENING AND CARE OF OLDER PRISONERS', Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, University of New South Wales, pp. 1 - 14, presented at Emerging Researchers in Ageing, University of New South Wales, 04 November 2019 - 05 November 2019, http://www.era.edu.au/ERA+2019

Ginnivan, N (2018) Australia’s Ageing Prisoner Population, Institute of Criminal Policy Research & Wellcome Trust Conference (ICPR, Birkbeck, University of London) by invitation, November 2018

Ginnivan, N (2018) The rising health, social and economic costs of Australia’s ageing prison population, World Psychiatric Association Congress (WPA), Melbourne, Australia, February 2018

Ginnivan, N. (2017) Australia’s Ageing Prisoner Population, Demography, Health and Ageing , Oxford Institute of Population Ageing Conference, Oxford University, UK, September, 2017

Ginnivan, N. (2017) Intergenerational cohesion and elder inclusion: a cross-cultural perspective on attitudes to ageing, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference, San Francisco, July, 2017

Ginnivan, N. (2015) Self-perceptions of Ageing: Do collectivist cultures provide a buffering effect for the impact of negative attitudes about age? Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference,

National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), Melbourne, December 2015

Ginnivan, N (2015) Media Portrayal of Older People, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), Morning Seminars, September 2012

Ginnivan, N (2015) Transitioning through Life Stages: Similarities and Differences between Young and Old in two differing cultures, presented at IAGG Conference, Dublin, April 22-26, 2015

Ginnivan, N. (2013) Transitioning through Life Stages: Similarities and Differences between Young and Old in two differing cultures, presented at IAGG Conference, Seoul Korea, June 2013

Ginnivan N., Sargent-Cox, K., Hashim, S., Zeng, W, Lim, L. (2012) Cultural Considerations for Informal Carers of those with Dementia: A Systematic Review, Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC Forum), Canberra, September 2012

Ginnivan N; Self-perceptions of Ageing from a Cross-cultural Perspective (2011)

Presented at Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference (CEPAR, UNSW, Sydney), November 2011

 


Selected Publications

Journal articles

Papadopoulos C; Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2022, 'A visit with Viv: Empathising with a digital human character embodying the lived experiences of dementia', Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice

Conference Papers

Kenning G; Ginnivan N, 2021, 'A virtual visual matrix focussing on the visit', in Dementia Lab, Vancouver online, presented at Dementia Lab 2021, Vancouver online, 18 January 2021 - 28 January 2021
Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2021, 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', in Dementia Lab 2021, Vancouver/online, presented at Dementia Lab 2021: Supporting ability, Vancouver/online, 18 January 2021 - 28 January 2021

Book Chapters

Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2021, 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', in Dementia Lab 2021: Supporting ability through design, Springer, Switzerland

Conference Abstracts

Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Ginnivan N; Kenning G; Papadopoulos C; Dean R; Neidorf M, 2020, 'The Visit (Abstract IEEE VR 2020)', in IEEE VR 2020, Atlanta, presented at 27th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, Atlanta, 22 March 2020 - 26 March 2020, http://ieeevr.org/2020/
Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2020, 'EmbodiMap VR. Extending body-mapping into the third dimension.', in IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual, presented at IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual, 09 November 2020 - 13 November 2020, http://ismar20.org/demonstrations/
Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M; Papadopouos C, 2020, 'The Visit VR. Understanding the experience of living with dementia', in IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual;, presented at IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual;, 09 November 2020 - 13 November 2020
Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2020, 'The Visit VR. An immersive experience to counteract stigma about dementia.', in Frameless Symposium, Rochester, NY, presented at Frameless Symposium, Rochester, NY, 19 November 2020 - 20 November 2020, https://scholarworks.rit.edu/frameless/

Creative Works (non-textual)

Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Dean R; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M; Kenning G; Papadopoulos C; Pledger D; Mitchell H; Kew E, 2019, The Visit (VR), The Empathy Clinic, AGNSW, UNSW Galleries, DAX centre, Melbourne, Western Sydney University, IEEE VR conference Atlanta., 27 September 2019 - 09 November 2019, medium: VR, at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/feel/
Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Kenning G; Neidorf M; Dean R; Papadopoulos C, 2019, The Visit, The Big Anxiety - festival of people + arts + science, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, NSW, 27 September 2019 - 09 November 2019, medium: Immersive Visualisation, Virtual Reality, at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/feel/
Bennett J; Ginnivan N; Kuchelmeister V; McKinnon A; Neidorf M; Kenning G; Papadopoulos C; Dean R, 2019, A Course of Empathy (Empathy App), The Empathy Clinic, Online and UNSW Galleries, 27 September 2019 - , medium: Website, at: https://courseofempathy.org/