Dr. Gloria Gutman
Gloria Gutman, PhD developed and directed the Gerontology Department and Gerontology Research Centre at Simon Fraser University from 1982-2005. She served two terms as President of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG), was President of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) from 2001- 2005 and President of the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) from 2009-2014.
She is author/editor of 23 books among them “Aging, Ageism and Abuse – Moving from Awareness to Action” (Elsevier Insights 2010). In 2015, she was awarded a grant for an inter-generational project designed to raise awareness of the risks of elder abuse in the LGBT community.
Her current research interests include non-family mediated financial abuse of the elderly – in particular, internet fraud and scams and resident-resident aggression in care facilities both of which appear to be growing problems in Canada and internationally.