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Dr Natasha Ginnivan

Natasha Ginnivan
+61 (2) 9385 9263

My background is in psychology and ageing. I am currently undertaking several projects including exploring the lived experience of ageing from a transdisciplinary perspective across psychology, neuroscience, medicine and experimental art with the National Institute of Experimental Art. I have an interest in ageing in vulnerable populations, including ageing prisoners. I am also collaborating with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research and the Public School of Health & Community Medicine on various projects on ageing prisoners, continuity of care and pathways of care for those who are homeless and at risk of dementia.

Research activities

My research explores societal and cultural attitudes towards ageing. I have been funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research for a project investigating the economic and social cost of care of older prisoners in Australia.  As a consequence of the ageing population and demographic shift within prisons, there has been a marked increase in ageing prisoners over the age of 50 in the last decade.

Selected Publications

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,

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:
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:
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: