Dr Nancy A. Pachana is a clinical geropsychologist and professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland, and is co-director of the UQ Ageing Mind Initiative, providing a focal point for clinical, translational ageing-related research at UQ.
She has an international reputation in the area of geriatric mental health, and has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and books on various topics in the field of ageing.
She has a passion for expanding research, teaching and international collaboration and early career scientist-practitioner support on mental health issues in later life.
Nancy was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2014.
Originally from the United States, Nancy was awarded her AB from Princeton University in 1987, and her PhD from Case Western Reserve University in 1992. She is an avid bird watcher and a keen traveller.