Dr William L (Bill) Randall is Professor of Gerontology at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. A graduate of Harvard University, Princeton Seminary, and the University of Toronto, he has helped to pioneer an approach to the study of aging known as narrative gerontology.
Author or co-author of over 40 articles and 7 books on this approach, he has given keynote speeches, academic presentations, and interactive workshops for professionals, practitioners, and the general public in Canada, the US, the UK, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and Norway.
Among the topics he is passionate about are:
- The Poetics of Growing Old
- Narrative Openness & Narrative Resilience in Later Life
- Biographical Aging as a Spiritual Process
- Life Stories as Sacred Texts
- Ordinary Wisdom & Autobiographical Learning
- Creativity & Aging
- Spirituality & Aging
- Reading & Writing our Lives
- The Art of Storylistening
- The Importance of Narrative Care
- The Narrative Complexity of Ordinary Life
In depth quality of presentation. Dr. Randall was down-to-earth, practical and humorous-
very easy to listen to.
I appreciated the clear presentation, with an
unpretentious presenter who has mapped out
well a framework for thinking about story listening, and for telling.