Research groups

Cognitive ageing & dementia »

Our research focusses on describing the course of cognitive development from young adulthood into old age, identifying factors that moderate the trajectory of cognitive development and decline and the impact of cognitive ageing on everyday functions.

Driving »

Driving is a way of life in Australia, often necessitated by our geography and public transport systems. It is estimated that approximately 99.3% of males and 89.9% of females aged 65+ are licensed drivers.
Healthy Ageing

Healthy ageing »

The healthy ageing stream uses a life-span developmental approach to investigate and promote physical and mental wellbeing in older adulthood.
Mental health and wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing »

The Mental Health and Wellbeing group focuses on the psycho-social-behavioural factors that impact on individuals’ mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan.
Neuroimaging & brain lab

Neuroimaging & brain lab »

The NeuroImaging & Brain Lab (NIMBL) is particularly interested in investigating the associations between the influence of health and environmental factors on brain ageing throughout the adult lifespan and to determine how difference and change in cerebral structure relate to behaviour and cognition.
Social gerontology

Social gerontology »

The social gerontology stream researches how social relationships, psychological resources and personality characteristics are related to health, wellbeing and cognition in older adulthood.