Marketing and Events Director, International Society for Gerontechnology
Gloria Gutman developed the Gerontology Research Centre and Department of Gerontology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and was director of both from 1982-2005. She is currently a Research Associate and Professor Emerita at SFU. Dr Gutman is author/editor of 22 books, the most recent (with Andrew Sixsmith), Technologies for Active Aging (Springer, 2013). Her research interests are wide-ranging; including seniors’ housing, long term care, health promotion, seniors and emergency preparedness, gerontechnology, and prevention of elder abuse and neglect. During her career Dr Gutman has held a number of high profile roles including two terms as President of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, President of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, and President of the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse. Currently, she is a member of the World Health Organization’s Expert Advisory Panel on Ageing and Health, a member of the Advisory Board of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging and on the Research Management Committee of the Technology Evaluation for the Elderly Network (TVN-NCE).