PROFESSOR ANGELINA RUSSO
Angelina’s experience spans commercial design and higher education across Built Environment, Creative Industries and Industry 4.0. She has managed major research projects through the Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation together with independent funding. She has a track record of providing insights to the cultural sector in relation to digital and social media as it relates to participatory design. Angelina has twice won the Australian Wool Fashion Awards, is a recipient of the Queensland Premiers’ Smithsonian Fellowship and was awarded an ARC Postdoctoral Industry Fellowship. She remains an Adjunct Professor in the School of
Design, RMIT University.
Gerard Mansour is a highly respected and passionate advocate for the needs of older people. In 2013, Mr Mansour was appointed as the first ever Commissioner for Senior Victorians to provide advice to the Victorian Government on issues relevant to senior Victorians. In 2016 his role was expanded to include acting as an Ambassador for Elder Abuse Prevention to give older victims of family violence a voice and raising community awareness of elder abuse. Mr Mansour’s current priorities include isolation and loneliness of older people, prevention and response to elder abuse and what it means to age well. His report, ‘Ageing well in a changing world,’ was launched in November 2020.
Janice Crosswhite has experience in sport and recreation at a local, state and federal level, having taught physical education, been a sports administrator and a sport and recreation consultant. Janice was the founding president of Womensport and Recreation New South Wales and is now a board member of Womensport & Recreation Victoria. She is also on the Executive Board of the International Association for Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women. She is the founding and current (2007) president of the Australian Womensport and Recreation Association. Her Order of Australia Medal recognises her services to the community and women’s sport.