Meet the Editors
Editors1 Editorial Board2
Co-Editor: Rafael Engel, PhD, MSW
Rafael J. Engel, PhD, is Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his PhD (1988) from the University of Wisconsin, his MSW (1979)
from the University of Michigan and his BA (1978) from the University of Pennsylvania. He coordinates the graduate certificate program in aging and is the
principal investigator for the Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education. He is the past School of Social Work Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. He has
written Practice of Social Work Research (with Russell Schutt), Fundamentals of Social Work Research (with Russell Schutt) and >Measuring Race and Ethnicity (with
Larry E. Davis). He is a member of the editorial board of Race and Social Problems. He has authored journal articles on such topics as poverty in later life,
welfare benefits, depressive symptomatology and gambling and has written a variety of monographs reporting agency-based evaluations. His funded research
includes studies on older adults working in child care, gambling and faith-based organizations, as well as funded evaluation research studies on welfare-to-work
programs and drug and alcohol prevention programs. His most recent research involves older adults and gambling prevention.
Co-Editor: Leng Leng Thang, PhD
Leng Leng Thang, PhD, is Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore. She received her PhD (1997) in Anthropology from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, MA (1992) and BA (Honors) (1988) in Japanese Studies from the National University of Singapore. She is
former head of the Department of Japanese Studies (2005-2010). She is also active in community services and serves as chair of Fei Yue Family Service
Centre in Singapore, a non-profit agency focusing on serving the needs of people across life course, and on the committee of Families for Life Council,
Ministry of Social and Family Development. Among her works relating to aging are book volumes, Generations in Touch: Linking the Old and Young in a Tokyo
Neighborhood, Aging in Singapore: Service Needs and the State (with Teo, Mehta and Chan) and Experiencing Grandparenthood: An Asian Perspective
(co-edited with Mehta). She has published various book chapters and journal articles on topics including intergenerational relationships in Asian
families, senior volunteers, women and migration, older people living alone, intergenerational spaces and environment. Her current and recently
completed funded research included an ethnography of seniors group home, intergenerational dynamics in informal caregiving, seniors living alone and
psychological wellbeing of care providers in Singapore.
Associate Editor: Alan Hatton-Yeo
After leaving the Spastics Society he worked as a freelance consultant for four years prior to joining the Beth Johnson Foundation in 1998. Since then he has specialised in leading the development of innovative approaches to our ageing society that are evidence based and influence policy, particularly in developing positive approaches to ageing across the life course. His aspiration is to contribute to developing communities and a society where people of all generations can age well and be valued for their contributions and aspirations.
He retired as CEO of the Beth Johnson Foundation on 25th January 2014. The main focus of his current work is as the consultant leading development of the national Age-friendly Wales programme funded by the Welsh Government through the Beth Johnson Foundation and CSV-Wales as part of their joint Generations Together Cymru programme. He is involved in a number of other consultancy projects and is working with CSV-Wales as their Strategic Development Manager.
He has written widely on intergenerational practice, is the founder of the Centre for Intergenerational Practice, Chair of the International Consortium for Intergenerational Programmes, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Keele, Associate Editor of the Journal for Intergenerational Relationships and a member of the Editorial panel for Working with Older People.
He is a member of the Programme Board for Age Action Alliance, and a member of the National Partnership Forum for Older People in Wales. He chairs the Age-Friendly Community Thematic network which is part of the Ageing-Well in Wales programme.
Specialties: Ageing across the lifecourse, Intergenerational Practice, Age-Friendly Communities, Organisational Development, Consultancy and Advice, Evaluation
Editor Emeritus: 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).