Laurie Buys has extensive experience in working with individuals, organisations and community. She is Professor of Healthy Ageing at the Australian Catholic University in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Previously she was Professor and Director of the Healthy Ageing Initiative at the University of Queensland, former National President of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), AAG Fellow and an AAG Distinguished Member.
Laurie’s research directly explores the understanding of, and accountability for, the real effects felt by people resulting from changes in their physical, social and cultural life. She has established strong collaborative partnerships with various community, industry and government organisations to investigate the dynamics of liveable communities, centred around the idea that transdisciplinary approaches to addressing challenges lead to more sustainable outcomes.