Andrew Beer is Dean, Research and Innovation, at the University of South Australia Business School. Professor Beer has served as a Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Ulster and a Visiting Professor at the University of North Texas. He is currently the Chair of the South Australian Government’s Homelessness Strategic Group. Andrew is a Fellow of the Regional Australia Institute and also of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences. Among his research interests is the study of the impacts of an ageing population and a recent project resulted in the publication of a substantial report on Ageing in South Australia. Andrew has led several major research projects including a current Australian Research Council Linkage Project which is investigating the engagement of older people with consumer directed care.