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Peter McDonald

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has released its report on the State of World Population for 2018. The report, which documents the global fertility transition, was compiled by an international team of academics led by CEPAR Chief Investigator, Peter McDonald, Professor of Demography at the University of Melbourne.

Busy Sydney city street

Australia’s population is one of the fastest growing in the OECD, with Victoria recording the highest growth rate of all States and Territories last year. Managing these numbers, and in particular the number of people living in Melbourne and Sydney, is the subject of ongoing political debate, says CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Peter McDonald.

Ageing Institute

UNSW Sydney announces new pan-university Ageing Futures Institute to address one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: population ageing. Fifteen CEPAR UNSW researchers are part of a new pan-university UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, led by Professor Kaarin Anstey, a CEPAR Chief Investigator.

aged care

'Responding to the needs of older, often vulnerable, Australians is an extremely complex business. But it is also one in which making money is tough. The danger is that a combination of cost pressures, profit incentives, and inadequate oversight encourage or force providers to cut corners', says CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Rafal Chomik in this Conversation piece.


CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Sharon Parker and her team at the Centre for Transformative Work Design recently moved to Curtin University from the University of Western Australia. Based within a new collaborative research hub, called The Future of Work Institute, Parker will lead the CEPAR Organisations and the Mature Workforce Research Stream.

Dementia care

In their recently published review paper in Nature Reviews Neurology, CEPAR researchers Professor Kaarin Anstey and Dr Ruth Peters review the recent progress in research on alcohol consumption and the risk of dementia. Their paper summarises the current state of knowledge and discusses findings in recent research papers.


The pension age won't climb to 70 after all. What was the original idea all about? CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Rafal Chomik explains.

Peter McDonald

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the new federal minister for population and cities, Alan Tudge, is going to be working on population policy. The minister stated he would seek advice from a broad range of academics, including CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Peter McDonald.


Philip Clarke

Professor Philip Clarke joins the University of Oxford to lead the Health Economics Research Centre (HERC). He takes up the position of Director of HERC at Oxford and retains his CEPAR Chief Investigator position at the University of Melbourne.