A Message from IAFOR Aging & Gerontology Conference Chair, Dr James McNally

Dr James McNally, Director of the NACDA Program on Aging and IAFOR Aging & Gerontology Conference Chair, discusses IAFOR’s social sciences programme.

IAFOR’s social sciences programme includes both larger interdisciplinary events and smaller more concentrated events such as those focusing on areas like Asia-Pacific Security, or the fields associated with Gerontology.

IAFOR’s social sciences programme is developed by leading scholars, and in partnership with some of the world’s leading academic institutions, including University of Michigan, Nihon University, University of Tokyo, Birkbeck, University of London, Lehigh University, University of Indonesia, Virginia Tech, Waseda, Monash and Duke-NUS Medical School.

The academic programmes are developed with care, and considerable attention is given to developing a platform that is worthy of the presentation of great ideas and to their subsequent dissemination, as scholars come together to find new research synergies to address some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Our conferences have included featured addresses by teachers and academics, university presidents, government ministers, journalists, and policy makers, and we look forward to welcoming you to enjoy this global club of exceptional individuals, and invite you to use the IAFOR platform to share and test your ideas with scholars around the world.

Professor James McNally

James McNally is the Director of the NACDA Program on Aging, a data archive containing over 1,500 studies related to health and the aging lifecourse. He currently does methodological research on the improvement and enhancement of secondary research data and has been cited as an expert authority on data imputation. McNally has directed the NACDA Program on Aging since 1998 and has seen the archive significantly increase its holdings with a growing collection of seminal studies on the aging lifecourse, health, retirement and international aspects of aging. He has spent much of his career addressing methodological issues with a specific focus on specialised application of incomplete or deficient data and the enhancement of secondary data for research applications. McNally has also worked extensively on issues related to international aging and changing perspectives on the role of family support in the later stages of the aging lifecourse.

Professor McNally is a member of the IAFOR International Advisory Board and Conference Chair for The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology (AGen) which is held annually in Kobe, Japan.

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