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Professor Diane Gibson

BA (hons), PhD (Qld)

Elected: 2001

Discipline: Sociology

Specialisation: Social policy, ageing, gender, programme evaluation, paid and unpaid work


Professor Diane Gibson is the Dean, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra.  She is a former SES officer in the Australian Government Public Service.  Previous positions include Group Head, Welfare and Housing, at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and teaching and research positions at the Research School of Social Sciences, the Australian National University, Griffith University and the University of Queensland.  Professor Gibson’s areas of research expertise include ageing. health services and health policy, social policy, gender, workforce, data linkage and program evaluation.


  • “Care trajectories through community and residential aged care services: disease effects”, Ageing and Society, forthcoming in print, published online: 16 January 2012
  • Beyond Life Expectancy, 2010.  Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Occasional Paper No 10, Census Series No 5, Canberra: ASSA
  • Australia’s Welfare 2007, Australia’s Welfare 2005, Australia’s Welfare 2003, Australia’s Welfare 2001, Australia’s Welfare 1999, Australia’s Welfare 1997, Australia’s Welfare 1995 (editor or co-editor).  Canberra: AIHW
  • “Getting Better Will Take Some Time: Four Generations of Older Women in Australia”, 2003.  Australian Feminist Studies, Vol 18, No 41, pp 173 – 186.
  • Older Australia at a Glance (1st and 2nd edition). 1997 and 2000. Canberra: DHFS and AIHW.
  • Diane Gibson (1998) Aged Care: Old Policies, New Problems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Diane Gibson (1996) Reforming Aged Care In Australia: Change and Consequence, Journal of Social Policy, Vol 25 No 2, pp.157-179.
  • Diane Gibson (1996) Broken Down by Age and Gender: The Problem of Old Women Redefined, Gender and Society, Vol 17 No 2, pp.185-203.
  • Janeen Baxter and Diane Gibson with Mark Lynch-Blosse (1990) Double Take: The Links Between Paid and Unpaid Work. Canberra: AGPS.


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