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Lunch and Learn: Highlights from the Elder Abuse Protection Unit's year in review

Introduction from Helen Wallace, EAAA Board Director and Social Work Practice Director, Caxton Legal Centre Inc.

Presenter: Anna Gillbard

Elder Abuse Protection Unit, QLD

Anna has degrees in psychology and social work and at the time of presentation was undertaking a PhD at the University of Queensland, investigating dynamics and drivers that underlie elder abuse for those with and without cognitive impairment.​

Her work with older Australians ranges from helpline support, information, and referral, to communication campaigns to protect older people from scams and consumer issues. Anna has spent the last 4 years developing a research program at the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit (EAPU) in Queensland and was invited by the Australian Attorney General’s Office to become a member of the Expert Panel for the National Prevalence Study.  

Anna is an author of the key findings document from the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit 2019-2020 Year in Review which provides insight into service provision at the Elder Abuse Prevention Unit QLD. The key findings document is available here

In addition, the latest elder abuse report from the Unit for the period 2021-2022 is now available https://www.researchgate.net/publication/367644451_Elder_Abuse_Statistics_in_Queensland_Year_in_Review_2021-22