Dr Kalyani Mehta is former head of the Master of Gerontology degree program at Singapore University of Social Sciences. She launched the first PhD in Gerontology in Singapore in 2017. Dr Mehta is an outstanding researcher on ageing issues and she has published 6 books and more than 50 articles in highly reputed social work and gerontology journals. She has been consultant to international and regional organisations and is well recognized internationally for her academic publications. She has served as Nominated member of Singapore Parliament from 2007-09. Her research interests range from ageing- related policies, retirement, mature workers, gerontechnology, family caregivers of seniors and intergenerational relationships. Currently, she is Associate Faculty at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, and contributes as Justice of the Peace at the national level. In her volunteer capacity, she advocates for caregivers through her involvement in Silver Caregivers Co-operative Limited.