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Peter McDonald

CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Peter McDonald AM has been appointed to the Research Committee of the Scanlon Foundation’s Institute for Applied Social Cohesion Research.


CEPAR researchers have been recognised with the Best Paper Award in the IAA Section Colloquium 2019 by the Pensions, Benefits and Social Security Section (PBSS) of the International Actuarial Association (IAA).

climate change CEPAR

Within the lifetime of Australia’s millennials, the occurrence of heatwaves will triple and they will be longer leading to increased deaths among the nation’s elderly, an Actuaries Institute Dialogue paper, co-authored by CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Rafal Chomik and CEPAR Associate Investigator Ramona Meyricke, on the widespread impacts of climate change has found.

cognitive ageing CEPAR

New guidelines, co-authored by CEPAR Deputy Director Kaarin Anstey and CEPAR Associate Investigator Ruth Peters, have been issued for Australian GPs that could help reduce dementia rates in Australia. 

Richard Arthur, CEPAR

At over 70 years of age, Dr Richard Arthur graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) this year with a Doctor of Philosophy after completing a thesis which examines associations between anxiety and cognitive ageing.


Kaarin Anstey, CEPAR Co-Deputy Director and Scientia Professor of Psychology at UNSW Sydney, has been recognised with a prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (ARC), announced by Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan.


Older Australians could be more likely to use reverse mortgages if they were flexible and easy to understand, and if they were marketed to both older residents and their adult children, according to research done by CEPAR at the UNSW Business School. 

risk factors dementia

Noted experts report on the latest research into potential risk factors for dementia and how to reduce these risks in this special supplement to the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease from the International Research Network on Dementia Prevention (IRNDP).


CEPAR members Kaarin Anstey, Scientia Professor of Psychology at UNSW Sydney, and  CEPAR Advisory Board member Ian Yates AM, Chief Executive of COTA Australia, have been appointed to the Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Research Mission Expert Advisory Panel.