Dr Catherine Barrett is the director of Celebrate Ageing, a social enterprise challenging ageism and building respect for older people. The program includes the Elder Leadership Academy which offers older people fellowships to co-lead projects that create real cultural change. Projects underway include: preventing the sexual abuse of older women; providing culturally safe services for LGBTI Elders; and challenging the stigma and social isolation of people with dementia experience.
In 2018 Catherine was a finalist for the Australian Human Rights Medal.
At NEAC 2019 Catherine will speak at: