Dr K R Gangadharan

Dr K R Gangadharan, Founder of Heritage Medical Centre, Hyderabad. He served at the Board of Washington DC based International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (2003-2008) and the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) during 2004-2014, including the position of IFA Global President from 2012 - 2014. He has been involved with the Government of India in the formulation of National Policy on Older Persons and of Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act. He serves the Executive Committee of the National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.

    Dr S Irudaya Rajan

Dr S Irudaya Rajan is a Professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He was President of the Association of Gerontology (AGI, India) as well as Kerala Economic Association (KEA). He has three decades of research experience and has published extensively in national and international journals on social, economic, health and demographic facets of population ageing. He is the lead author of the book India’s Elderly: Burden or Challenge? (1999) and has edited the 4 books related to elderly care. He developed the first longitudinal Ageing Survey in Kerala (India) in 2004 for every three years and it completed its sixth wave in 2019.

    Dr. Anupama Dutta

Dr. Anupama Dutta, Head of Policy Research and Development Department, HelpAge India. She has been working in HelpAge India for the last 17 years. The major thrust areas of her work include: elder abuse, pensions, enabling environment, laws for protection of older persons and impact of natural disasters on older persons. She is currently the editor of HelpAge India Research and Development Journal and authored 16 published articles on ageing issues.

   Dr Kalpana Goel

Dr Kalpana Goel is an academic and researcher in Social Work, in the School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, University of South Australia. She has both practice and teaching experience in the field of social work, community development and mental health. She has widely published in the area of migration, aged care workforce, community settlement, unorganized sector, mental health and teaching and learning. Currently, her research focuses on ageing population, aged care workforce, migration, gender issues, student engagement and curriculum in higher education. She is a member of Australian Association of Social Worker, and Refugee and Migration Research Network.