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Introduction to the Applied Analysis of Longitudinal Data

Interactive data

A two day workshop for early career researchers

5-6 December 2018, UNSW Sydney

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is proud to offer this two day workshop for early career researchers at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. Research on human ageing inherently concerns questions about change. This workshop will provide a gentle introduction to the applied analysis of longitudinal data. The course will provide a conceptual overview explaining why longitudinal data is needed to properly study ageing processes, outline longitudinal research designs, and present basic methods commonly used to analyse longitudinal data. Methods demonstrated will include linear mixed models, growth curves, and survival (time to event) analyses. Participants are expected to have knowledge of fundamental statistical concepts, and ideally experience conducting and interpreting multivariate linear and logistic regression. To get the most out of this workshop, participants will be required to bring their own laptops with installed statistical software (preferably SPSS, Stata, or R and RStudio) and longitudinal datasets they are working with.

Presenter’s Biography

Dr Kim Kiely is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow with conjoint appointments at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). Dr Kiely's research spans the fields of life-course epidemiology, social psychiatry, and gero-psychology. His primary research interests cover aspects of healthy and productive ageing, focusing on three main themes: i) the social, functional and cognitive impacts of sensory loss in late life; ii) social inequalities in healthy life expectancy; and iii) social determinants of healthy ageing. He has over 10-years’ experience working with longitudinal data.

Workshop Schedule

The full workshop schedule and further information will be published closer to the date.

Travel Bursaries

A number of travel bursaries valued at up to $750 will be offered to assist interstate participants with travel and accommodation expenses.


A limited number of places are available. Applications are now closed.


PhD students are eligible to apply but preference may be given to Early Career Researchers (researchers who have completed a PhD in the last 5 years).


There is no charge for the workshop. The workshop is supported by funding provided to CEPAR by the Australian Research Council to support the training of Early Career Researchers.

Key Dates

24 August - Applications open

19 October - Applications close

5 November - Applicants notified of outcomes

5-6 December - Workshop

Direct Enquiries to: Amy Brushwood, Phone: +61 2 9385 6617

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 09:00
End date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 17:00
UNSW Kensington