Dr Jo Anne Dumalaon-Canaria
Dr Jane Lee
String of hires for Adelaide researchers
The Global Centre for Modern Ageing has brought on three researchers to its Adelaide team.
The research and product development not-for-profit, which supports organisations develop and commercialise products and services in the “Ageing Well” industry, last week announced the hiring of Dr Jo Anne Dumalaon-Canaria and Dr Jane Lee as User Experience Researchers, as well as Professor Angelina Russo as their new Program Manager.
Dr Dumalaon-Canaria is a university lecturer and tutor with a background in public health, psychology and human resources.
She completed her PhD at Flinders University with a thesis on the psychological wellbeing of breast cancer survivors, and she has held various roles with Torrens University, King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia as well as Flinders in Adelaide as a public health tutor.
The Filipino-Australian says her new role at the GCMA entails gathering information on the preferences of older people to inform stakeholder decisions. The GCMA touts her skills in delivering commercial insights through combining empirical research and user experience.
She shares a similar study background with Dr Lee, who also joins the GCMA as a User Experience Researcher.
Dr Lee has held tutoring roles with the University of Sydney and Australian Catholic University, the latter where she completed her PhD on user engagement in online learning courses.
A specialist in public health communication, psychology and e-learning, she has more than five years in researching experience and has been published in six different academic journals.
Meanwhile, Professor Russo has been tasked with leading the GCMA’s research team.
A senior academic with a background in architecture, digital communication and project management, Professor Russo says she has more than 100 published academics works over a 20-year career in higher education.
Among her most recent roles are Associate Dean of Research at the Australian Institute of Business in Adelaide, and Associate Professor at both RMIT and Swinburne University. The GCMA says she is an “expert in creating strategy for co-design, cultural engagement and education programming”.
GCMA CEO Julianne Parkinson said the Tonsley-based organisation was “delighted” to appoint three new members to their team in a bid to strengthen their research capabilities.