About the centre
By 2030, the number of Australians aged over 65 years will surpass children aged under 14 years. The Centre For Healthy Ageing brings together multi-disciplinary researchers to investigate novel ways of maintaining quality of life and promoting healthy ageing in older adults.
The centre focuses on screening, diagnosis, and prevention of age-related conditions to improve health-span and delay ageing while encouraging higher functionality and resilience.
The centre’s core research areas
Our research is driven by a group of multi-disciplinary researchers and clinicians with a common interest in improving the health-span and quality of life of older adults.
Ageing and Cognition
We improve cognitive health and reduce dementia risk in older adults by conducting high-quality research that supports development and implementation of novel screening and assessment measures as well as preventive and therapeutic interventions to improve cognitive functions and reduce dementia risk.
Ageing and Function
We research the underlying physiological markers of age-related decline in physical function on which evidence-based interventions that improve physical function can be developed and implemented, engaging with the local community to ensure successful delivery and impact.
Ageing and Physical Health
We improve the health-span and quality of life of older adults through research on age-associated physical health and morbidity. Our group includes basic and applied researchers, as well as clinician-researchers who work collaboratively to achieve this mission.
Ageing and Mental Health
We undertake high-quality research to understand the underlying mechanisms of age-related changes in mental health and examine evidence-based preventive and therapeutic interventions to improve mental health.
Health Economics and Epidemiology of Ageing
We aim to improve health-span and quality of life of older adults through high-quality health economics research that guides finite resource allocation towards efficient and effective ageing intervention and research.
Ageing and Societal Research
We foster sustainable approaches to improving societal aspects of healthy ageing in Australian communities through research into the development and implementation of purpose, independence and autonomy in the lives of older Australians.
Associate Professor Hamid Sohrabi
Dr Belinda Brown
Centre Deputy Director
Associate Professor Jeremiah Peiffer