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International Federation on Ageing Conference 2016

The International Federation on Ageing Conference Brisbane 21-23 June 2016.

Information is available: http://ifa2016.org.au/

24th Annual Colloquium of Superannuation Researchers

4th and 5th July 2016

The Colloquium, co-hosted by CEPAR and Risk & Actuarial Studies in the UNSW Business School, is a unique annual event, bringing together academics, government and industry to discuss and debate the most important pension and superannuation issues. It will combine keynotes and plenary sessions with concurrent contributed papers.

This year includes keynote presentations from

Professor Olivia S. Mitchell

International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor; Professor of Insurance and Risk Management and Business and Public Policy; Executive Director, Pension Research Council; Director, Boettner Center for Pensions and Retirement Research, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Chris Phillipson

Professor Chris Phillipson

Professor of Gerontology, University of Manchester

Professor Hanming Fang

Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Scientific Director, CEPAR Australia-China Population Ageing Research Hub, UNSW



The draft program is now available here.

Mid-life Employment: Determinants, Consequences, and Policy Workshop

19 July 2016

UNSW Business School Building, University of New South Wales

This workshop will focus on (1) determinants of employment in mid-life, (2) links between mid-life employment, health and future cognition, and (3) policy design for sustainable employment trajectories into old age.

Mid-life has been studied far less than young and old age. Yet, employment in mid-life is intimately connected to mature labor force participation, and to health and cognition at later stages. It is a crucial stage for building financial security for later life as well as developing protective factors to buffer against the risks associated with older age.

Individuals have to overcome significant challenges in midlife, such as the onset of health decline, caring for a disabled family member (more likely to be done by women), a less flexible labour market, and difficulties in changing occupations/careers. The workshop will explore how different groups are affected by these challenges, and the roles of work environments.

The workshop will bring together representatives and researchers from the Australian Human Rights Commission, and from the fields of Economics, Psychology, Demography, Medicine, Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior to debate current issues and challenges and identify future research priorities in this area.


Places are limited, if you would like to attend the workshop please complete the registration form. 

All registration forms should be completed and returned to Amy Brushwood by 7 July 2016.


The program is available here.

If you require more information about the workshop please call the CEPAR office on +612 9931 9202 or email cepar@unsw.edu.au

Annual Workshop on Population Ageing and the Chinese Economy

The Australia-China Population Ageing Research Hub in collaboration with the APRU Population Ageing Research hub is pleased to host this two day workshop. The event, on the 21st and 22nd July 2016, will bring together academic experts, policy makers, and industry practitioners to discuss demographic change in China and its implications for policy and business practice. The second day will focus on the research of young scholars working on this topic.

Day 1

Presentations by academic experts including a keynote presentation from Professor Albert Park titled Comparative Research on Aging: Psychological Well-being of the Elderly in China, Japan and Korea (DRAFT PROGRAM).

Albert Park is a development and labour economist who is an expert on China’s economic development. His research has been featured by the Economist, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNN, and NPR. Professor Park is a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA, Bonn), the International Growth Centre (Oxford/LSE/DFID), and the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Working Group (Chicago). In recent years he has published articles in leading economics journals on firm performance, poverty and inequality, migration and employment, health and education, and the economics of aging in China. Professor Park is also on the Steering Group for the APRU Population Ageing Research Hub.

Day 2

Presentations by Early Career Researchers and Students. ABSTRACTS are invited from young scholars wishing to present their research on day two.  Eight Travel Bursaries are available to ECRs and students from APRU universities to present at the workshop:

4 x $500AUD for Australian based ECRs and student participants

4 x $1200AUD for internationally based ECRs and student participants

A prize of $250AUD will be awarded to the best presentation on day two.


If you would like to attend the workshop please complete this registration form. Places are limited.

If you are an ECR or Student and you wish to attend the workshop and present your research please complete this registration form.

All registrations forms should be completed and returned to Amy Brushwood by 30 June 2016.

If you require more information about the workshop please call the CEPAR office on +612 9931 9202 or email cepar@unsw.edu.au

15th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing

CEPAR is proud to announce the 15th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing of which it is a major sponsor. This year's event is being organised by CEPAR Chief Investigator Kaarin Anstey. Hosted by the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing and the Australian National University, Canberra, the ERA conference presents a unique opportunity for research higher degree students in the diverse fields relating to ageing to present their developing research.

Each year the conference draws an audience of students, academic researchers, practitioners and policy makers and ERA 2016 promises to be an exciting opportunity to network, exchange ideas and discuss the latest in ageing-related research.

The major theme of the conference is"Pathways to Ageing Well" with Keynote Presentations by Professor Cathie Sherrington, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute and the University of Sydney, and Dr Chris Hatherly, Director of Science Policy and Projects at the Australian Academy of Science. 

The conference will take place from the 31 October - 1 November 2016.

The Call for Abstracts is currently open

Visit the website for more information including submission guidelines.