Dr Natasha Ginnivan
Research Fellow

Dr Natasha Ginnivan

Bachelor of Science (Psych), UNSW

Grad Dip (Psych), Macquarie University

PhD Population Health, Psychology & Ageing, ANU

 

Science
School of Psychology

Dr. Natasha Ginnivan is a research fellow with the UNSW School of Psychology and an Associate Investigator with the Ageing Futures Institute whose focus is on investigating implicit and cultural attitudes to ageing, age stereotypes and self-perceptions of ageing. Her research includes the lived experience of ageing and dementia and ageing in marginalised populations, including ageing prisoners. Her current research is focusing on how age-stereotypes can create barriers to the enhanced well being of older adults, as well as how social media and ageist discourse impacts on self-perceptions of ageing.

Phone
+61 (2) 9385 9263
Location
Wallace Wurth Building
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2021, 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', in Dementia Lab 2021: Supporting ability through design, Springer, Switzerland, pp. 95 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70293-9_8
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Ginnivan NA; Chomik R; Hwang YI; Piggott J; Butler T; Withall A, 2021, 'The ageing prisoner population: demographic shifts in Australia and implications for the economic and social costs of health care', International Journal of Prisoner Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-09-2020-0062
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hagos AK; Withall A; Ginnivan NA; Snoyman P; Butler T, 2021, 'Barriers and enablers to health and social services for older prisoners transitioning to community', International Journal of Prisoner Health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-08-2021-0088
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hwang YI; Ginnivan NA; Simpson PL; Baidawi S; Withall A; Williams B; Butler T, 2021, 'COVID-19 and incarcerated older adults: a commentary on risk, care and early release in Australia', International Journal of Prisoner Health, vol. 17, pp. 245 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-10-2020-0078
    Journal articles | 2021
    Papadopoulos C; Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2021, 'A visit with Viv: Empathising with a digital human character embodying the lived experiences of dementia', Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, vol. 20, pp. 2462 - 2477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1471301221998888
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ginnivan NA; Butler TG; Withall AN, 2018, 'The rising health, social and economic costs of Australia's ageing prisoner population', The Medical journal of Australia, vol. 209, pp. 422 - 424, http://dx.doi.org/10.5694/mja18.00266
  • Conference Papers | 2021
    Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2021, 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', in Dementia Lab 2021, Emily Carr University of Art & Design Vancouver, Canada/Online only, presented at Dementia Lab 2021: Supporting ability through design, Emily Carr University of Art & Design Vancouver, Canada/Online only, 18 January 2021 - 28 January 2021, https://www.ecuad.ca/events/dementia-lab-conference
    Conference Presentations | 2021
    Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Gitau L, 2021, 'A virtual visual matrix focussing on the visit', presented at Dementia Lab 2021, Vancouver online, 18 January 2021 - 28 January 2021
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2021, EmbodiMap VR, Ongoing experimental development, not a specific exhibition, 01 March 2021 - 31 March 2021, medium: Virtual Reality, at: https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/5315851651819402/
    Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M; Papadopoulos C, 2021, 'The Visit', in 14th International Conference on Interactive Storytelling, Tallinn, presented at 14th International Conference on Interactive Storytelling, Tallinn, 07 December 2021 - 10 December 2021, https://icids2021.ardin.online/art-exhibition
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2021
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Papadopoulos C; Neidorf M, 2021, The Visit, at: http://www.aspera.org.au/research/sightlines/sightlines-journal-2021/
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M; Papadopoulos C, 2020, 'The Visit: An immersive experience engaging with the lived experience of dementia', in Australian Dementia Forum Abstracts, Adelaide, presented at Australian Dementia Forum 2020, Adelaide, 31 May 2020 - 02 June 2020
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Ginnivan N; Kenning G; Papadopoulos C; Dean R; Neidorf M, 2020, 'The Visit (Abstract IEEE VR 2020)', in IEEE VR 2020, Atlanta, presented at 27th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, Atlanta, 22 March 2020 - 26 March 2020, http://ieeevr.org/2020/
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Gitau L; Burgess S, 2020, 'EmbodiMap VR. A tangible and immersive body-mapping experience.', in Frameless Journal, Vol.3, Rochester NY, presented at Frameless Symposium, Rochester NY, 19 November 2020 - 20 November 2020, https://scholarworks.rit.edu/frameless/
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2020, 'EmbodiMap VR. Extending body-mapping into the third dimension.', in IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual, presented at IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual, 09 November 2020 - 13 November 2020, http://ismar20.org/demonstrations/
    Conference Abstracts | 2020
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2020, 'The Visit VR. An immersive experience to counteract stigma about dementia.', in Frameless Symposium, Rochester, NY, presented at Frameless Symposium, Rochester, NY, 19 November 2020 - 20 November 2020, https://scholarworks.rit.edu/frameless/
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M; Papadopoulos C, 2020, 'The Visit VR. Understanding the experience of living with dementia', in IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual;, presented at IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual;, 09 November 2020 - 13 November 2020
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Bennett J; Ginnivan N; Kuchelmeister V; McKinnon A; Neidorf M; Kenning G; Papadopoulos C; Dean R, 2019, Course of Empathy, The Empathy Clinic, Online and UNSW Galleries, 27 September 2019 - , medium: Website, at: https://courseofempathy.org/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Kenning G; Neidorf M; Dean R; Papadopoulos C, 2019, The Visit, The Big Anxiety - festival of people + arts + science, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, NSW, 27 September 2019 - 09 November 2019, medium: Immersive Visualisation, Virtual Reality, at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/feel/
    Creative Works (non-textual) | 2019
    Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M; Kenning G; Pledger D; Mitchell H, 2019, The Visit (VR), The Empathy Clinic, AGNSW, UNSW Galleries, DAX centre, Melbourne, Western Sydney University, IEEE VR conference Atlanta., 27 September 2019 - 09 November 2019, medium: VR, at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/feel/
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Ginnivan N; Hagos A; Butler T; Du Toit SSHJ; Withall A, (ed.), 2019, 'BRIDgES: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF THE FACILITATORS & BARRIERS TO DEMENTIA SCREENING AND CARE OF OLDER PRISONERS', in BRIDgES: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF THE FACILITATORS & BARRIERS TO DEMENTIA SCREENING AND CARE OF OLDER PRISONERS, Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, University of New South Wales, pp. 1 - 14, presented at Emerging Researchers in Ageing, University of New South Wales, 04 November 2019 - 05 November 2019, http://www.era.edu.au/ERA+2019

July 2022

Ginnivan, N, UNSW Australian Human Rights Institute, Ageism Intervention Project, $2000

April 2022

Ambrems, M, Andrews, S, Kenning, G, Delbaere, K, van Schooten, K, Lim, M.L, Troller, J, Macniven, R and Ginnivan, N, UNSW Australian Human Rights Institute, A starting point to addressing implicit bias in the healthcare of older people, $10,000

March 2022

Ginnivan, N, Numbers, K, Anstey, K.J, Brady, B, Zheng, L, Gitau, L, Kiely, K. Leung, Y & O'loughlin, K, UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, DECODE | Daily-lifE COntexts anD perceived agE-based judgements in a Lab without Walls. $30,000

August 2021

Ginnivan , N, Anstey, K., Sinclair, C, Khalatbari Soltani, S., and Hamilton, M, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research multidisciplinary grant award, Do early life events impact on later life expectations of ageing? $10,000

July 2021

Ginnivan, N. & Kelly, L, Gen2Gen – Age-Diversity event, UNSW Equity & Diversity-fest online co-badged AFI and Modern Elder Academy web-event, $1,000

May 2021

Kiely, K. Ginnivan, N., Numbers, K., Karystianis, G., Ageing Futures Institute seed grant funding, SEASONS: Shifting Expectations and Age Stereotypes of Older persoNs, $26,000

November 2020

Withall, A., Schofield, P, Ginnivan, N. & Hwang J., Butler, T.G, NHMRC ideas grant, ASCAPE: Audio App-delivered Screening for Cognition and Age-related Health in Older Prisoners, $844,050

March 2019

Withall., A.L., Butler, T., Ginnivan, N., Chomik, R and Keily, K., (Associate investigator) Ageing Futures Institute, 2018-2019, Ageing offenders and pathways of care, Ageing Futures Institute $30,000

March 2018

Kenning G., Bennett J., Ginnivan, N (Associate investigator) Ageing Futures Institute 2018-2019, The Ageing Program, Ageing Futures in collaboration with The Big Anxiety, $30,000

November 2016

Ginnivan N., ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, UNSW. Australia’s ageing prisoner population: the demographic shift and implications for the economic and social costs of care, $50,000

Commissioned Research

Australian Association of Gerontology (2021-2022) -  Prison Leavers Project: care and support needs after leaving prison in old age - Preparation of a Background Paper, Position Paper for Government and "Things To Consider" for aged care providers, $20,000

Best Paper presentation by a student, Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, University of New South Wales, November, 2011, $250, Ginnivan, N.A. Sargent-Cox, K., Levy, B.R. & Anstey, K (2011). Self-perceptions of Ageing from a Cross-cultural Perspective. Paper presented at the Emerging Researchers in Ageing conference, Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, UNSW, Sydney (pp156-160)

ANU Vice-Chancellor travel grant $3000 (travelling to the Philippines for field work / data collection), December, 2011

 

Publications:

Gitau, L, Kenning, G, Burgess, S, Bennett, J, Kuchelmeister, V, Neidorf, M & Ginnivan, N, (2022), Pre-engagement as Method: An EmbodiMap VR experience to explore lived experience of People from South Sudanese Refugee Background, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 21, 1-12

Ginnivan, N.A.Chomik, R.Hwang, Y.I.(J).Piggott, J.Butler, T. and Withall, A. (2021), "The ageing prisoner population: demographic shifts in Australia and implications for the economic and social costs of health care", International Journal of Prisoner Health, . https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPH-09-2020-0062

Hagos, A. K., Withall, A., Ginnivan, N. A., Snoyman, P., & Butler, T. (2021). Barriers and enablers to health and social services for older prisoners transitioning to community. International Journal of Prisoner Health, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print). doi:10.1108/IJPH-08-2021-0088

Hwang Y.I., Ginnivan N.A., Simpson P.L., Baidawi S, Withall A, Williams B, et al. (2021) COVID-19 and incarcerated older adults: a commentary on risk, care and early release in Australia. International Journal of Prisoner Health.

Kuchelmeister, V; Bennett, J; Kenning, G; Ginnivan, N; Papadopoulos, C; Neidorf, M (2021) 'The Visit',  Sightlines:FilmmakingintheAcademyhttp://www.aspera.org.au/research/sightlines/sightlines-journal-2021/

Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M (2021). 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', in Dementia Lab 2021: Supporting ability through design, Springer, Switzerland

Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, (2021), 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', Design for Inclusion

Ginnivan, N., Butler, T., Withall, A.(2018). The rising health, social and economic costs of Australia’s ageing prison population, Medical Journal of Australia, 209, (10), 422 - 424

Ginnivan, N., (2015). Media portrayal of older people: the good, the bad and the absent. British Society of Gerontology, Generations Review,25, (2), 4-8

Ginnivan, N.A. Sargent-Cox, K, Levy, B.R & Anstey, K. (2011). Self-perceptions of Ageing from a Cross-cultural Perspective. Paper presented at the Emerging Researchers in Ageing conference, Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, UNSW, Sydney (pp156-160)

Book Chapters

Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M, 2021, 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', in Dementia Lab 2021: Supporting ability through design, Springer, Switzerland

Non-Traditional Publications

Ginnivan, N & Anstey, K.J, Giving out flowers on TikTok: is this a 'random act of kindness' or just benevolent ageism? The Conversation19 July, 2022

Ginnivan, N. (2021) Ageing prisoners - why we need alternative systems and pathways, World Prison Brief

Ginnivan, N. (2021) Appreciating the science but understanding the reality of dementia: the lived experience, UN Decade of Healthy Ageing

Bennett, J & Ginnivan, N, Script for Creative Work – The Visit (photo-realistic avatar character embodying dementia) 

Bennett J, Kuchelmeister V, Dean R, Ginnivan N, Neidorf M, Kenning G, Papadopoulos C, Pledger D, Mitchell H, Kew E VR. AGNSW, UNSW Galleries, DAX centre, Melbourne, Western Sydney University, IEEE VR conference Atlanta.. 27 Sep 2019 - 09 Nov 2019

https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/feel/

Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Kenning G; Neidorf M; Dean R; Papadopoulos C, 2019, The Visit, The Big Anxiety - festival of people + arts + science, UNSW Galleries, Sydney, NSW, 27 September 2019 - 09 November 2019, medium: Immersive Visualisation, Virtual Reality, at: https://www.thebiganxiety.org/events/feel/

Bennett J, Ginnivan N, Kuchelmeister V, McKinnon A, Neidorf M, Kenning G, Papadopoulos C, Dean R A Course of Empathy, Website. Online and UNSW Galleries. 27 Sep 2019 - 2020

 

Conference Abstracts, Papers & Presentations

Kenning G; Bennett J; Kuchelmeister V; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M (2021), 'An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia', in Dementia Lab 2021, Vancouver/online, presented at Dementia Lab 2021: Supporting ability, Vancouver/online, 18 January 2021 - 28 January 2021

Kenning G; Ginnivan N, (2021) 'A virtual visual matrix focussing on the visit', in Dementia Lab, Vancouver online, presented at Dementia Lab 2021, Vancouver online, 18 January 2021 - 28 January 2021

Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M (2020), 'EmbodiMap VR. Extending body-mapping into the third dimension.', in IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual, presented at IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual, 09 November 2020 - 13 November 2020, http://ismar20.org/demonstrations/

Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Kenning G; Ginnivan N; Neidorf M; Papadopouos C (2020), 'The Visit VR. Understanding the experience of living with dementia', in IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual;, presented at IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, Virtual;, 09 November 2020 - 13 November 2020

Ginnivan, N. A; Hagos, A.K; Butler, T.G; Du Toit, S.H.J, and Withall, A. L (2020), ACCJH – The 13th    Academic & Health Policy Conference on Criminal Justice Health, BRIDgES: A Qualitative Study of The Facilitators & Barriers to Dementia Screening and Care of Older Incarcerated Persons, April 2020 

Kuchelmeister V; Bennett J; Ginnivan N; Kenning G; Papadopoulos C; Dean R; Neidorf M (2020), 'The Visit (Abstract IEEE VR 2020)', in IEEE VR 2020, Atlanta, presented at 27th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, Atlanta, 22 March 2020 - 26 March 2020, http://ieeevr.org/2020/

Ginnivan N; Hagos A; Butler T; Du Toit SSJ; Withall A, (ed.), (2019), 'BRIDgES: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF THE FACILITATORS & BARRIERS TO DEMENTIA SCREENING AND CARE OF OLDER PRISONERS', Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, University of New South Wales, pp. 1 - 14, presented at Emerging Researchers in Ageing, University of New South Wales, 04 November 2019 - 05 November 2019, http://www.era.edu.au/ERA+2019

Ginnivan, N (2018) Australia’s Ageing Prisoner Population, Institute of Criminal Policy Research & Wellcome Trust Conference (ICPR, Birkbeck, University of London) by invitation, November 2018

Ginnivan, N (2018) The rising health, social and economic costs of Australia’s ageing prison population, World Psychiatric Association Congress (WPA), Melbourne, Australia, February 2018

Ginnivan, N. (2017) Australia’s Ageing Prisoner Population, Demography, Health and Ageing , Oxford Institute of Population Ageing Conference, Oxford University, UK, September, 2017

Ginnivan, N. (2017) Intergenerational cohesion and elder inclusion: a cross-cultural perspective on attitudes to ageing, International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference, San Francisco, July, 2017

Ginnivan, N. (2015) Self-perceptions of Ageing: Do collectivist cultures provide a buffering effect for the impact of negative attitudes about age? Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference,

National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), Melbourne, December 2015

Ginnivan, N (2015) Media Portrayal of Older People, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), Morning Seminars, September 2015

Ginnivan, N (2015) Transitioning through Life Stages: Similarities and Differences between Young and Old in two differing cultures, presented at IAGG Conference, Dublin, April 22-26, 2015

Ginnivan, N. (2013) Transitioning through Life Stages: Similarities and Differences between Young and Old in two differing cultures, presented at IAGG Conference, Seoul Korea, June 2013

Ginnivan N., Sargent-Cox, K., Hashim, S., Zeng, W, Lim, L. (2012) Cultural Considerations for Informal Carers of those with Dementia: A Systematic Review, Dementia Collaborative Research Centres (DCRC Forum), Canberra, September 2012

Ginnivan N; Self-perceptions of Ageing from a Cross-cultural Perspective (2011), Presented at Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference (CEPAR, UNSW, Sydney), November 2011