Associate Professor Nancy Pachana will present on " Maximizing Impacts and Managing Commercial Implications from Research:the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory". Nancy's talk will be followed by refreshments from 4-5pm.
TITLE: Maximizing Impacts and Managing Commercial Implications from Research: the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory
Instrument development is a traditional area of expertise of psychologists but is also a means by which to generate extremely impactful research as well as commercially viable products. The Geriatric Anxiety Inventory was co-developed by Associate Professors Nancy Pachana (Psychology) and Gerard Byrne (Psychiatry) at UQ and commercialised through UniQuest. The instrument has been translated into over a dozen languages, is in use in health care systems in the USA, the UK and Australia/NZ, and has been successfully marketed to health care organisations and pharmaceutical companies internationally. The research and strategy associated with development of the instrument, the path to commercalisation and internationalisation, and maximizing research impact are discussed.
BIOSKETCH: Nancy A. Pachana is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland. A clinical geropsychologist, she has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the field of ageing. Her main research interests include driving in later life, novel interventions in residential aged care environments and assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in later life. Nancy is the National Convener of the Australian Psychological Society¹s Psychology and Ageing Interest Group, editor of the Australian Psychologist and is a Fellow of the Society.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Psychogeriatric Association, and founder and co-chair of its Task Force on Late-Life Anxiety Disorders. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1992.