Transnational Later Life Migration: Current Issues

8 February 2018, 3.30 PM - 8 February 2018, 5.30 PM

Dr Hong-Jae Park

Room G4/5, 10 Woodland Rd.

This seminar will focus on Dr Park’s research on new and emerging patterns of migration by older people. It will look specifically at Dr Park’s latest findings from his research into later life migration, cross-cultural adaptation and transnational communities. It is of interest to an interdisciplinary audience and aims to highlight those issues that challenge entrenched views about migration in later life.

This seminar has been organised jointly by the WUN Migration, Development and Global Transformations Network, (MDGT) the Bristol Institute for Migration and Mobility Studies (BIMMS) and the FSSL Faculty Research Group on Ageing and the Life Course (FRG-ALC).

About Hong-Jae Park

Dr Hong-Jae Park is a Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and Psychology at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Prior to this he was a Senior Lecturer at the School of Counselling, Human Services and Social Work at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is a native of South Korea who moved to New Zealand in 2003 and then to Australia in 2017. He has taught a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including ethics and justice, lifespan development, disability research and applied professional practice.

Dr Park's research speciality lies in the nexus of gerontological concerns; migrant and ethnic issues; ethics and cross-cultural practice. He has capitalised his transnational experience, drawing extensively on the holistic ying-yang approach to harmonise and synthesise research and knowledge development in these areas across cultures and regions. Recently, he has undertaken a series of mixed methods studies on filial piety (family care, support and respect for parents and ancestors) and elder abuse in the population of later life migrants in New Zealand and Australia. He has published over 30 articles and book chapters as well as presenting widely at national and international conferences.


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