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The ARC released its first national engagement and impact (EI) assessment of university research. Highlights include a rating of high for impact (based on the work of CEPAR, led by John Piggott) and a medium rating for engagement.

Monetary growth

Here’s what health policy expert Philip Clarke, CEPAR Chief Investigator and Professor of Health Economics at University of Melbourne / Oxford Univeristy thought of 2019 budget announcements.

Robert Holzmann

Robert Holzmann has been appointed as the new governor of the Austrian Central Bank (Oesterreichische Nationalbank - OeNB) to take office in September 2019 in Vienna.

taxation of pension

Using the federal budget to remove uncertainty will allow people to plan a better retirement, says CEPAR Director UNSW Scientia Professor John Piggott.


MIND study

A study of dietary patterns in older adults in Australia shows those who followed a diet designed for brain health have a reduced risk of developing cognitive impairment.


Westpac Scholars Trust has announced its 2019 Westpac Future Leaders Scholars, awarding over $2 million to 17 outstanding postgraduate students who are investigating solutions to some of Australia’s most complex issues. Amongst this year’s recipients is CEPAR researcher, Nicole Ee.


Dr Kim Kiely, CEPAR Associate Investigator at UNSW Sydney, was awarded a Dementia Australia Research Foundation Project Grant by Dementia Australia. Dr Kiely will use the funding for a pilot study into hearing-related neurocognitive impairment.

APS award

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) recognised Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey, CEPAR Co-Deputy Director, with the 2018 APS Distinguished Contribution to Psychological Science Award.

health data

Having two or more non-communicable diseases (multimorbidity) costs the country more than the sum of those individual diseases would cost, according to a recent study published in PLOS Medicine by CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Philip Clarke and colleagues.