Christine O’Kelly

Conference Director

Christine O’Kelly is the Coordinator of the Age-Friendly University Global Network led by Dublin City University. Under her leadership, the network has grown in strength and number and currently welcomes 84 members from across the globe.

 She is also responsible for the Age-Friendly Programme in DCU where she leads the ongoing development of a creative, meaningful, and innovative community of practice.

 Christine has an extensive background in working with a range of agencies and networks engaged in enhancing the well-being of older adults. She was the former CEO of Ireland’s Older Women’s Network, a global network with a focus on gender and ageing.  She works closely with Ireland’s National Positive Ageing Strategy Group and Age-Friendly Ireland. Christine is a respected member of the AGE Platform and the Covenant on Demographic Change in Europe and is a passionate advocate for older people promoting age inclusivity and challenging ageism.

Christine was educated at the National College of Ireland, Trinity College and DCU and is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education with a focus on Leadership.

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