MARCS Research Meeting - 16th November 2021

Event Name MARCS Research Meeting - 16th November 2021
Start Date 16th Nov 2021 11:00 am
End Date 16th Nov 2021 12:00 pm
Duration 1 hour

11am - 12:00pm - MARCS Research Meeting


Zoom ID: 839 6390 0819
Password: marcs


  • We are hosting this meeting as a hybrid (zoom + in-person).You can  attend MRMs in person either via Bankstown Campus or Werringhton South Campus.
  • Join us for Thai Lunch after the MRM this week. Kindly register on the Eventbrite link sent across this week.

Join us at the next MRM with invited speaker Dr Celia Harris who will present her latest research

Speaker: Dr Celia Harris

Memories of the past are critically important as we age. For older adults in residential aged care, opportunities for reminiscing with staff may provide important cognitive and emotional benefits. Importantly, some reminiscing conversations are more supportive than others. In developmental research, a long tradition of sociocultural memory research has shown how children’s autobiographical memory is scaffolded and supported by parents during reminiscing when parents use particular kinds of beneficial conversational techniques. In the current project, we aimed to examine whether we could enhance conversations between staff and residents within residential aged care, by teaching staff about these beneficial conversational techniques and supporting them to reminisce more often with residents. Overall, findings suggest opportunities for training to give aged care staff evidence-based and practical tools that they can implement to improve conversations during day-to-day care.

MARCS staff and students are reminded that all meetings and workshops have an important role in building and maintaining the sense of community which is central to the success of MARCS as a cooperative and energetic research institute.  

Disclaimer: MRM meetings may be recorded on Zoom for future access to MARCS members
and subject to speaker's approval.

Link to zoom