Dr Rosemary Aird
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
BiographyRosemary is a sociologist. She completed her undergraduate studies in 2000 (B.A. Double major in Sociology) and received First Class Honours, Bachelor of Social Science (Sociology) from The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2003, and was awarded the John Western-TASA Prize for highest achievement in the discipline of sociology that year. She was subsequently awarded a University Medal by UQ in 2004 for outstanding academic achievement during her honours and undergraduate studies, as well as an APA Scholarship to support her PhD research at the School of Population Health, UQ, between 2004 and 2007. Rosemary held various research positions at UQ during the time of her undergraduate, honours and postgraduate studies between 1999 and 2007, before being offered a lecturer position at QUT (see "Experience" for details). She began working at QUT at the School of Public Health in 2007 as a full-time lecturer just prior to submitting her PhD thesis for examination. Her PhD was awarded in November 2007. Rosemary was nominated for a QUT Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009 and was awarded a Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching by the School of Public Health, QUT that same year. In 2010, she moved to the School of Design to take up a research only position (part-time) and remained in this position until April 2016. Grants 2013 - IRT Foundation, $168,930; "Worlds Within Worlds: The older person-service provider interface" (Investigators: Laurie Buys, Rosemary L. Aird & Desley Vine) Project Management 2013 - 2015 - "Worlds Within Worlds: The older person-service provider interface"
active ageing, health inequalities, mental health, religion/spirituality, social change
Other Medical and Health Sciences
Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008
- Doctorate of Philosophy (University of Queensland)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Hons) (University of Queensland)
Professional memberships and associations
UQ: Tutor - PUBH2001: Introduction to Public Health, School of Population Health, 2003-2005; Course Coordinator/Tutor - Introduction to Health, Illness and Society, School of Social Science, 2000-2001.
Rosemary has undertaken health research in a very remote Indigenous community in the Northern Territory (2008 - 2010) and managed data collection for a project investigating quality of life among older adults receiving community-based services as well as the lived experiences of support workers who provide these services (2014).
Her research activities have given her a wealth of experience in research design, design of survey forms and interview formats, and collection and management of qualitative and quantitative data.
- Buys L, Aird R, Miller E, (2012) Active ageing among older adults with lifelong intellectual disabilities: The role of familial and nonfamilial social networks, Families in Society, 93 (1) p55
- Vine D, Buys L, Aird R, (2012) Experiences of neighbourhood walkability among older Australians living in high density inner-city areas, Planning Theory and Practice, 13 (3) p421
- Buys L, Aird R, van Megen K, Miller E, Sommerfeld J, (2014) Perceptions of climate change and trust in information providers in rural Australia, Public Understanding of Science, 23 (2) p170
- Buys L, Aird R, Miller E, (2012) Service providers' perceptions of active ageing among older adults with lifelong intellectual disabilities, Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56 (12) p1133
- Vine D, Buys L, Aird R, (2012) The use of amenities in high density neighbourhoods by older urban Australian residents, Landscape and Urban Planning, 107 (2) p159
- Aird R, Scott J, McGrath J, Najman J, Mamun A, (2010) Is the new age phenomenon connected to delusion-like experiences? Analysis of survey data from Australia, Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 13 (1) p37
- Clavarino A, Mamun A, O'Callaghan M, Aird R, Bor W, OCallaghan F, Williams G, Marrington S, Najman J, Alati R, (2010) Maternal anxiety and attention problems in children at 5 and 14 years, Journal of Attention Disorders, 13 (6) p658
- Strand L, Tong S, Aird R, McRae D, (2010) Vulnerability of eco-environmental health to climate change: The views of government stakeholders and other specialists in Queensland, Australia, BMC Public Health, 10 () p441
- Scott J, Martin G, Welham J, Bor W, Najman J, O'Callaghan M, Williams G, Aird R, McGrath J, (2009) Psychopathology during childhood and adolescence predicts delusional-like experiences in adults: A 21-year birth cohort study, American Journal of Psychiatry, 166 (5) p567
- Scott J, Welham J, Martin G, Bor W, Najman J, O'Callaghan M, Williams G, Aird R, Mcgrath J, (2008) Demographic correlates of psychotic-like experiences in young Australian adults, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 118 (3) p230