Adjunct Professor
Elinor Buys

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Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Business & Law,
Office of the Executive Dean, Business & Law


Community Development, Community Engagement, Population Ageing, Social Sustainability


Sociology, Urban and Regional Planning

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (University of Northern Colorado)
  • MSc (Southern Illinois University)
  • GradCertGerontology (University of Northern Colorado)
  • BA (West Virginia University)

Professional memberships and associations

  • 2007 - 2009: President - Australian Association of Gerontology
  • 1995 - present: Member - Australian Association of Gerontology
  • 2011 - present: Member - Brisbane City Council's Inclusive Brisbane Board


Professor Buys' teaching responsibilities have focused on sustainability, research methods and ageing. Recent courses she has taught include:

  • KKP624: Approaches to Design Research
  • BEB200: Introducing Sustainability
  • Social Research Methods
  • Social Inquiry
  • Logic of Social Inquiry
  • Current Developments in Human Services and Aged Services: Advanced Practice.


Selected publications

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