Radio relationships and well-being in older age

Researchers at James Cook University and The University of Melbourne are investigating how radio impacts the lives of older listeners. In particular, we are interested in finding out how radio listening practices might relate to well-being.

We are currently seeking participants to participate to an informal discussion on the topic for 60 minutes with the researcher and a few other listeners. People are eligible to join this study if they are 65 years or older. People who participate will receive a gift card as a thank you for their time.

More information: Contact Dr Amanda Krause, Amanda.Krause1@jcu.edu.au

Research Project Title: Radio relationships and well-being in older age
James Cook University Research Ethics ID: H8022
This research is funded by the Australian Association of Gerontology's Research Trust.


Project finding summaries are posted here on this project webpage, when available.

Thus far, we have presented preliminary findings at academic conferences. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.

[1] Krause, A. E., & Fletcher, H. (2021, November 10). Radio relationships and well-being in older age. Paper presented at the 54th Australian Association of Gerontology Conference. Virtual

[2] Krause, A. E., & Fletcher, H. (2022, August 04). Implications of radio persona characteristics on listener well-being. Poster presented at the SMPC 2022 Conference. Portland, OR, USA.

[3] Krause, A. E., & Fletcher, H. (2022, September 02). Radio listeners' perspectives on its purpose and potential to support older well-being. Paper presented at the SEMPRE 50th Anniversary Conference. London, UK [Zoom].

[4] Krause, A. E., & Fletcher, H. (2022, November X). TropiQ poster.

[5] Krause, A. E., & Fletcher, H. (2022, November X). How relationships between radio presenters and listeners might promote well-being. Poster presented at the 55th Australian Association of Gerontology Conference. Adelaide, SA, Australia.