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 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.
Our research examines how environmental exposures affect health and disease.
The Epidemiology for Policy and Practice (EPP) group conducts innovative large-scale research on chronic disease, variation in health and healthcare and disadvantaged populations.
The healthy ageing stream uses a life-span developmental approach to investigate and promote physical and mental wellbeing in older adulthood.
This theme applies multidisciplinary approaches to emerging issues in communicable diseases. We combine strengths in research, education and the disciplines of field-based epidemiology, health services research and mathematical modeling to translate research findings into policy and practice.
Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S) is a new discipline providing concepts and methods for conducting research on complex, real-world problems.
This unit focuses on promoting greater consumer involvement in research content and practice by serving as a bridge between consumers and researchers.
The Mental Health and Wellbeing group focuses on the psycho-social-behavioural factors that impact on individuals’ mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan.
This unit focuses on decision support systems in health and social policy.
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.
The social gerontology stream researches how social relationships, psychological resources and personality characteristics are related to health, wellbeing and cognition in older adulthood.
Bringing and building social science theory to understand the social and cultural determinants of health, how society produces health and the lived experience.
This unit focuses on the importance and quality of health information on the Internet and disseminating information on mental health.