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Director's Message

Last week CEPAR took another step on the long road to establishing an Australian survey of the ageing population (ASAP). Following bilateral conversations with various interest groups, we organised a roundtable in Canberra.

A strength of a Centre such as CEPAR is our capacity to bring together a range of stakeholders to move initiatives such as this forward.  more 
CEPAR Research: projects, people, presentations and publications
Contextualising CEPAR Research
CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Rafal Chomik focuses on translational work.

“That is, taking current academic work on population ageing and presenting it in research briefs, fact sheets, blogs, media interviews and releases,” he explains.  more
Visiting Scholar:
Associate Professor Ross Andel
Associate Professor Ross Andel, University of South Florida (USF), says that Australia overall is known for high quality research, making it an attractive destination for visiting scholars.
On an extended sabbatical from the USF’s School of Aging Studies, and following up his research interests in modifiable risk factors for cognitive impairment, A/Professor Andel, a CEPAR Associate Investigator, is spending 12 months at CEPAR’s ANU node, furthering research which is very closely aligned with that of his host, CEPAR Chief Investigator Kaarin Anstey

Chief Investigator Kaarin Anstey is hosting several other distinguished visitors throughout March 2016:
  • Dr Matthew Prina, Centre for Global Mental Health, King's College London
  • Partner Investigator Professor Carol Jagger, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing (NUIA) and Institute of Health and Society, UK
  • Mr Andrew Kingston, Institute of Health and Society, UK

During a visit to the University of Oxford from 8 – 11 February, Associate Investigator Heather Booth gave a public lecture at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing on The process of population ageing and its challenges in Asia.

The latest CEPAR Working Papers are now  on our website.  

They include papers from the second CEPAR CESifo Workshop on Pension Taxation, Population Ageing and Globalisation, held September 2015:
 Other new Papers are:
In the field in Indonesia
CEPAR's Deputy Director Peter McDonald describes carrying out field research in Indonesian villages for a project determining the needs of older people (60+) whose children have left home for urban opportunities. more 
ASAP: surveying older cohorts
Australia currently has two important national representative surveys but currently lacks what most other developed - and many emerging - economies now possess: a comprehensive longitudinal survey targeted at later life. more

CEPAR Pensions and Superannuation Seminar Series  

7 March 12 - 1pm
Socioeconomic inequalities in health expectancy with and without multimorbidities: a cohort study of 1.3 million patients in England by Madhavi Bajekal, 
University College London

21 March 12 - 1pm
Protecting retirement wealth
by Geoff Kingston, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University

4 April 12 - 1pm
Risk Attitudes, Health Behaviours and Selection in Health Insurance Markets
by Elena Capatina, CEPAR

Advances in Dementia The Latest Science
16 March 10am - 12pm
Federal Golf Club, Red Hill ACT
Presented by CEPAR,  
Alzheimer's Australia and the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (CRAHW) as part of Brain Awareness Week 2016

The International Federation on Ageing’s 2016  Global Conference 

Brisbane 21-23 June
Disasters in an Ageing World
Call for Late Abstracts, Registrations, now open

24th Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers
Sydney 7 - 8 July UNSW
Expressions of interest (extended abstract or complete paper) should be emailed by 1 April 2016 to cepar@unsw.edu.au.

2016  ERA Conference
Canberra 31 October - 1 November
The 15th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing will be hosted by the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing (CRAHW) and the Australian National University  more




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