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Is growing old, as we are often told, about ignoring ageing altogether and living life to the fullest? In an opinion piece published in Canberra Times, CEPAR researcher Neil Jeyasingham discusses the challenge of how to grow old.

Federal Budget

On 9 May, CEPAR Director John Piggott joins other experts from the UNSW Australian Business School to analyse the 2018 Federal Budget in a live-streamed roundtable discussion.

Federal Budget

CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Warwick McKibbin presented a Pre-Budget Seminar talk on 'Risks and Policy Challenges in the Global Economy to 2030' at the Parliament of Australia. 


An equitable healthcare system, where each patient receives equal treatment regardless of socio-economic status is an important public policy goal. A key question is whether market-based reforms aimed at increasing efficiency have had adverse consequences for equity.

Han Li and Katja Hanewald

Two CEPAR researchers have been awarded a grant by the Society of Actuaries to conduct research on occupation-specific life tables in China.

Dementia care

CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Robert Cumming is one of a team of Investigators to receive government funding to tackle the rising challenge of Indigenous dementia.

CEPAR on Channel 9

CEPAR's latest research brief on cognitive ageing and decline with insights into recent research was successfully launched at NSW Parliament in April. Major national media outlets reported on the research insights.

2017 Annual Report

The CEPAR 2017 Annual Report has been released and contains details of the work undertaken by CEPAR affiliated researchers in 2017. This report comprises two parts. Part One reports on the structure and activities of the original centre which was in operation until 31 December 2017. Part Two focuses on the new Centre established on 28 September 2017.

CEPAR has published a new research brief – Cognitive ageing and decline: Insights from recent research – exploring the spectrum of cognitive ageing and its impacts on individuals, society and the economy. One area of interest is how cognitive ageing will affect financial decision making of an older population.