Marie-Louise McDermott — Australian Historical Association annual conference hosted by The Australian National University

Marie-Louise McDermott

ASSH, WA, Australia

  • This delegate is presenting an abstract at this event.
As a sport historian married to a person with a dementing illness, Marie-Louise takes a keen interest in the networks of sporting memories reminiscence groups being established in the UK and the United States to counter dementia, depression and loneliness. She believes establishment and support of such groups in Australia could make a cost-effective contribution to improving the health and well-being of many Australians and provide new paid and volunteer opportunities for sports historians. Since completing her PhD in Cultural Studies at Edith Cowan University, Marie-Louise has continued her work on the history of Australia's ocean pools and begun exploring the sporting history of Maylands, one of Perth's riverside suburbs.