Dr Rick Swindell AM


Rick is located in Brisbane, Queensland. He started his working life as a Physical Education and General Science teacher in New Zealand and continued his teaching career when he moved to Australia in 1971. Rick’s research has been in lifelong learning and positive ageing. He received an AM for services to education. His life took a turn for the better when he met Maggie in 1982. He started Brisbane U3A in 1986 and was a Founding Director of U3A Online in 1998. Rick was a senior lecturer with Griffith University before retiring in 2006. He is a past President of U3A Online and is actively involved in the success and direction of the organisation.