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A long-term study led by CEPAR Dedputy Director Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey has analysed older Canberrans’ mental health during the 2019/2020 bushfires.

John Piggott CEPAR Director UNSW economist

At universities face-to-face interactions are occurring more frequently. This is especially important for a research organisation such as CEPAR, where so much original research starts with a conversation. International visitors are beginning to flow, and we are planning to hold a 3-day face-to-face international conference.


In this UNSW Centre for Ideas video, CEPAR Deputy Director Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey shares tips on how to maintain brain health and prevent cognitive decline.


A collaboration between the City of Stirling in Western Australia and CEPAR at Curtin University will see an innovative age-inclusive leadership development program delivered as part of CEPAR's Organisations and the Mature Workforce Project.


In 2022, the CEPAR Annual Workshop was held over two days on 16-17 November in Sydney, with over 70 CEPAR researchers, students and professional staff participating.

John Piggott CEPAR Director UNSW economist

One of the continuing challenges of the stewardship of an ARC Centre of Excellence such as CEPAR is keeping everyone connected and, in a multidisciplinary centre like ours, providing opportunities for cross-disciplinary interactions is an important component of this. 


The call for papers submission deadline has been extended to 30 January 2023.

Sharon Parker

CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Sharon Parker has been recognised as one of Australia’s top researchers in the field of psychology by The Australian’s 2023 Research magazine.

cepar award

CEPAR PhD Candidate Jess Amos has been recognised with the 2021 Helen & Emanuel Poteris Award for Alzheimer’s, Dementia, or Parkinson’s Research.