ERA 2023

Emerging Researchers in Ageing presents the

21st National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing

28 November 2023

Courage and Creativity in Ageing Research


Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) is sponsored by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).

The 21st National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA 2023) is being chaired by Professor Evonne Miller from the Queensland University of Technology.

ERA 2023 offers a unique opportunity for emerging researchers in ageing to share their research; this is the only national conference in Australia focusing on the work of higher degree research students undertaking research in ageing across a range of disciplines. 

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts for oral presentations has now closed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome no later than 22 September 2023.

Ask the ERA Brains Trust - Call for expressions of interest

The interactive Ask the ERA Brains Trust format provides selected participants with the opportunity to ask questions and receive research advice from members of the ‘ERA Brains Trust' (relevant experts).

This format is suitable for emerging researchers at any stage who may benefit from specialist advice on aspects of either their planned research, work-in-progress, or completed research.

Participants in an Ask the ERA Brains Trust session will:

  • Give a brief individual presentation (introduce and provide a brief overview of their research, and outline their key questions for the ERA Brains Trust to address)
  • Participate in a group Q&A session (alongside 1-2 other participants) with members of the ERA Brains Trust that have been allocated to address the questions presented.

Participation in an interactive Ask the ERA Brains Trust session at ERA 2023 is open to Honours, Masters, PhD, Professional doctoral students, and early career researchers engaged in ageing-related research from any discipline.

Please download the Expression of Interest Guidelines and Form for further information and submission instructions.

Those wishing to participate must submit an expression of interest by FRIDAY 6 October 2023.


Online conference registration is now open via Shop.Monash.

In recognition of the ongoing impact of the pandemic on emerging researchers, conference attendance is heavily subsidised.

Early bird registration (until 20 October 2023) $50 (AUD) 
Standard registration (from 21 October 2023)$75 (AUD)

Please note all presenters must register no later than Friday 20 October 2023.



Evonne Miller 

Professor Evonne Miller

Queensland University of Technology


Evonne Miller is Professor of Design Psychology and Director of the QUT Design Lab at Queensland University of Technology. She is the 2023 Conference Chair of ERA, as well as the Australian Association of Gerontology Annual Conference. Her research expertise is in participatory co-design for engagement and transformation in health and aged care and she has authored over 100 academic publications, including several books, on these processes. She frequently uses creative-arts and design methods (participatory photography, storytelling, poetry, serious games, virtual reality) to engage and educate. Her most recent book, Redesigning the Unremarkable, argues that we must redesign the often-neglected elements and spaces of our built environment to enhance both human and planetary health. 




ERA 2023 is supported by a growing network of conference Ambassadors. We are in the process of confirming our wonderful Ambassadors for this year and will populate this information in due course.


Further information

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Please contact for further information.

Updated: 21 Sep 2023