Tina Cockburn, Kelly Purser and Sherrena Buckby recognised with FPA Award

Associate Professor Tina Cockburn TEP, Dr Kelly Purser TEP and Dr Sherrena Buckby were recognised by the Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) with a Research Grant Award at the 2019 FPA Awards.

Tina, Kelly and Sherrena received the $5,000 award for their research proposal which is titled ‘The role of financial planners in preventing, recognising and responding to elder financial abuse’.

Elder financial abuse is defined by the World Health Organisation as ‘the illegal or improper exploitation or use of funds or resources of the older person’. With the Australian population ageing at increasing rates, there is an increased risk of escalating elder financial abuse in this country.

Dante De Gori CFP®, CEO of the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA), said that the research will add significantly to the body of work on the important issue of elder financial abuse.

“High quality academic research into financial planning is very important to the profession as it raises the profile and standing of the industry, both in the community and at a policy level”.

It is anticipated the final report will be submitted in February 2021. We wish Tina, Kelly and Sherrena success with this important research.

About the recipients

Tina Cockburn is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, Co-Director of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR), and co-program leader of the Planning for Healthy Ageing research program.

Tina is also a sessional member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and a member of the Queensland Law Society Health and Disability Law Committee.

You can read more about Tina in her staff profile.

Dr Kelly Purser

Dr Kelly Purser is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, is a member of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR), and is the Co-Program leader of the Healthy Ageing program.

Kelly is also a member of the Succession Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society.

You can read more about Kelly in her staff profile.

Dr Sherrena Buckby is a Senior Lecturer in the QUT Business School and is currently the coordinator for the new undergraduate and postgraduate financial planning programs in the QUT Business School.

You can read more about Sherrena in her staff profile.