Meet the Editors
Editors1 Editorial Board2
Editor: Sally Newman, Ph.D.
Dr. Newman is an emeritus member of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education
faculty, Founder and retired Executive Director of Generations Together: An Intergenerational
Studies Program of the University of Pittsburgh, and former chair of the International
Consortium for Intergenerational Programmes (ICIP). She is a pioneer in intergenerational
programs and is known nationally and internationally as an author, educator, spokesperson,
Dr. Newman has developed and co-teaches several courses on the rationale, structure, and outcomes of intergenerational initiatives. She is the Faculty Coordinator of Introduction to Intergenerational Programs which is the first on-line university intergenerational course. She is a consultant to agencies that serve their communities' older adults, children, and youth in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Newman has edited and co-authored the first textbook on intergenerational issues, Intergenerational Programs: Imperatives, Strategies, Impacts, Trends (Haworth Press) and is senior author of Intergenerational Programs: Past, Present and Future (Taylor & Francis).
Associate Editor: Alan Hatton-Yeo
Alan worked in the field of special education for seventeen years with roles including College
Principal and Principal Education Advisor of the then Spastics Society for England and Wales. Following
a period working with the British Red Cross he joined the
Beth Johnson Foundation as Chief Executive in March 1998. The Foundation was established in 1972 to
develop new approaches to ageing that link practice, policy and research. Currently its work includes specialist work around advocacy
for people with dementia, health promotion for older people, mid life, volunteering, engagement and
participation and intergenerational work. Alan has an international reputation for his work in the
field of intergenerational practice and his current roles include: Director of the Centre for Intergenerational Practice,
Chair of the
International Consortium for Intergenerational Programmes (ICIP),
Member Steering Committee for Age Action Alliance,
Member UK Advisory Forum on Ageing and
Honorary Research Fellow at University of Keele.
Associate Editor: Leng Leng Thang
Leng Leng Thang is Associate Professor at Department of Japanese Studies,
National University of Singapore. As a socio-cultural anthropologist working mainly on Japan, she published the first ethnographic study of an
age-integration institution in Asia titled, "Generations in Touch: Linking the young and old in a Tokyo Neighborhood."
She is Vice Chair of the
International Consortium for Intergenerational Programmes (ICIP) and is known for her efforts to promote
intergenerational programs particularly in Singapore and the region. She has organized several international conferences
and workshops on intergenerational programs and relationships in the country and provides consultancy on issues relating
to generational solidarity to the state and various organizations and agencies. Leng Leng serves as Chairperson of
Singapore Fei Yue Family Service Centre, a non-profit organization active in aging, family and intergenerational
programs, among others.