University-based research centres in ageing

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CEPAR - ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) brings together researchers, government and industry to address one of the major social challenges of the twenty first century. CEPAR’s mission is to produce research that will transform thinking about population ageing, inform private practice and public policy, and improve people’s wellbeing throughout their lives. It will build a new generation of researchers to global standard with an appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of the issue. The Centre is a collaboration between The University of New South Wales (UNSW), The University of Sydney and the Australian tional University (ANU) with strong support from government, industry and international niversity partners.

The only research centre of its kind CEPAR’s strength lies in its integrated approach. Its high level expertise draws from Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Epidemiology, Actuarial Science, and Demography.

‘Population ageing goes to the very core of our society and impacts on all Australians, young and old. The establishment of a global research centre such as CEPAR represents an opportunity to meet the escalating challenges and opportunities of population ageing.’ Professor Hal Kendig, CEPAR Chief Investigator, The University of Sydney.

CEPAR will advance global knowledge in five key areas:

  • System-wide economic, social and policy issues
  • Decision making by individuals, households and firms
  • Integrating public and private provision of products and services
  • Ageing well and productively
  • International benchmarking and policy responses

CEPAR are the primary sponsors of the ERA initiative.

ADSRI (The Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute)
Australian National University
The Australian Demographic and Social Research Institute (ADSRI) is an initiative established by the Australian National University in 2007. It aims to retain and enhance the university's position as the leading Australian research and training institution for demography and social research, recognised both nationally and internationally for its work.

  • Demographic and social change in Australia and comparative countries
  • Researchers are exploring issues and policy implications of low fertility, ageing and migration, looking at demographic forecasting and analysing social and political life in Australia in a global context.
  • Demographic and social change in Asia-Pacific countries and Africa

Many and varied projects are being carried out in this area including studies of mortality in China, gender and other reproductive health issues, fertility in Iran, marriage, migration of teachers, suicide, and family formation.

Ageing & Health Research Team
The University of Sydney
The Ageing & Health Research Team conducts multi-disciplinary research that informs constructive responses to population ageing and the connection between ageing and health, which are inextricably linked. Health is a both a consequence of ageing and a resource that enables active and positive ageing.

Australian Population and Migration Research Centre
University of Adelaide
APMRC is the Australian Population and Migration Research Centre, and is located within the School of Social Sciences at the University of Adelaide. APMRC is staffed by a core team of professionals with specialised expertise in the areas of health and aged care, population projections, demographic analysis, spatial analysis and modelling, and web technologies.

Australian Primary Health Care Institute

The Australian National University

The APHCRI will develop networks, partnerships and collaborations. The Institute will consult, engage, cooperate and disseminate widely across the range of stakeholders in the primary health care sector: the end-users (communities and consumers, and practitioners), peak bodies, commercial organisations, researchers and institutions, and policymakers. It will bring into being, and operate within, a Strategic Plan that focuses on priority-driven research, research enhancement, its dissemination and uptake.

Centre for Ageing Studies
Flinders University
The Centre for Ageing Studies (CAS) promotes the need for and undertakes multidisciplinary research, education and policy development to achieve better outcomes for older people. It is multidisciplinary with a focus on the integration of health and social sciences. In 1988 the Centre was designated a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Ageing and in 2000 was re-designated as a Collaborating Centre on Population Ageing - Research, Education and Policy.

Centre for Education and Research on Ageing
The University of Sydney
The Centre for Education and Research on Ageing (CERA) is a multidisciplinary centre that aims to improve the health and quality of life of older people through research and education into ageing, diseases of old age and service delivery.

Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing
Australian National University
Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing (CRAHW) is a research intensive centre located within the Research School of Population Health.

CRAHW aims to conduct high quality, innovative research, in order to develop strategies that optimise wellness over the lifecourse of individuals and societies.

Centre for Research on Ageing
Division of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology
The Centre for Research into Aged Care Services is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of older persons. The Centre takes a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach to research, with a commitment to the importance of quality aged care services and quality of life for older persons. The Centre aims to apply research findings into practical outcomes.

Healthy Ageing Research Unit (HARU)
School of Primary Health Care, Monash University
Established in 2006, HARU's mission is to conduct research of the highest international standards that is designed to improve quality of life for older people while recognising the dynamic and diverse nature of the ageing population in the community. Current research programs include the Melbourne Longitudinal Studies of Healthy Ageing (MELSHA), and Cultural Conceptualisations of Ageing.

Lincoln Centre for Research on Ageing
Australian Institute for Primary Care, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University
The Lincoln Centre for Research on Ageing is a research, consultancy and educational Centre which aims to promote a multidisciplinary understanding of the health, wellbeing and care of older people. The Centre conducts research and undertakes consultancies in the areas of aged care service evaluation and development and social gerontology, including health status, health promotion, housing and employment for older people. Lincoln staff contribute expertise to postgraduate education in gerontology, and continuing education courses in the School of Public Health. Funding for the Lincoln Centre is derived from consultancies, research grants, and contract projects.

The Lincoln Centre is located within the Australian Institute for Primary Care (AIPC), whose goal is to make a significant, positive and enduring impact on the way health and community care is delivered and accessed. The AIPC provides independent research, expert advice and practical resources to help build better health systems and services.

Monash Ageing Research Centre (MonARC)
MonARC was established in 1999 to promote research in Ageing within Monash University and Southern Health.  The research undertaken is clinical applied research, and the aim is to implement the results of research into clinical practice in a short period of time.  MonARC has three divisions headed by a Monash Professor and each division has its own activities. The divisions are the Academic Unit of Geriatric Medicine; Geriatric Research Unit; and the Aged Mental Health Research Unit. 

National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)
University of Melbourne
The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) aims to be the centre of excellence in Australia for research into ageing and improving the quality of life and health of older people. NARI conducts research in the community, hospital and residential care settings.

National Institute of Labour Studies
Flinders University
NILS produces high quality research and consulting in the analysis of labour market developments at national, industry, occupational and regional levels; industrial relations developments and issues; employment, unemployment and labour mobility; labour productivity and workplace performance; employee and management opinion surveys; education and training; immigration; and, earnings and wage trends.

Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing
Newcastle University
The Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing (RCGHA) aims to facilitate collaboration across existing organisations and individuals working in the fields of research, education, products and services required of an ageing population. The Centre brings together businesses and researchers in a dynamic relationship that creates synergies and new alliances.

Sydney Health and Work Research Network
The University of Sydney
The Health and Work Research Network is an initiative funded by the Sydney Research Networks Scheme which recognises that complex interactions between work and health cannot be effectively understood within individual disciplines. The network’s mission is to consolidate knowledge and expertise from multiple disciplines to develop an integrated model of sustainable work.

Institute for Health and Ageing
Australian Catholic University, St Patrick's campus
Established in 2015, the Institute for Health and Ageing employs a multidisciplinary approach to find new and innovative ways of enhancing the lives of older people and their carers, families and communities across a range of physical, social, economic and cultural settings.

Updated: 31 May 2016