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New research released by CEPAR researchers Dr Tim Neal and Professor Mike Keane on COVID-19 consumer panic shopping has shown that Australian consumers top the globe in panic buying habits – in speed and scale.

Warwick McKibbin

Professor Warwick McKibbin AO, CEPAR Chief Investigator and Director of Policy Engagement, has been appointed to the Australian Treasury Expert Panel on COVID-19.


Noted experts, including CEPAR Professors Peter McDonald and John Piggott, A/Professor Jeromey Temple and Dr Tom Wilson report on the latest research into population ageing in Australia in a special issue of Australian Population Studies.


A team led by Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey, with Professor Michael Regan, Dr Kim Kiely, Professor Mari Velonaki, Stephen Cratchley, Dr Lesley Ross, and Professor John McCallum, have been awarded funding in the latest rounds of ARC Linkage Projects outcomes.

fact sheet

The CEPAR fact sheet on COVID-19 and the demographic distribution of health and economic risks provides a current snapshot of the risks of workplace infection exposure, morbidity, and job losses across the Australian population, particularly for people aged 55 years and over.

Population ageing data

Researchers from ANU and UNSW Sydney have shown how the Federal Government's JobKeeper scheme could be phased down as the economy re-opens and recovery takes shape.

health data

CEPAR researchers Professor Robert Cumming and Dr Saman Khalatbari-Soltani highlight in their recent paper the importance of collecting data on socioeconomic determinants from the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak onwards.

Sharon Parker

In our Mature Workers In Organisations study that we conducted last year, we found that almost one third of respondents have previously had an application for flexible working refused, showing that the acceptance of this practice was far from widespread. Yet now, due to COVID-19, large numbers of us are intensively working from home. How are workers adjusting to this ‘new normal’?

CEPAR Chief Investigators Warwick McKibbin and John Piggott, PhD student Nicole Ee, and Associate Investigators Collin Payne and Peter Whiteford are among a group of experts convened by the Group of Eight (Go8) universities to offer advice to the Australian Government on responding to the challenge of recovering from the current state of pandemic shut-down.