CEPAR's annual workshops are a centrepiece of knowledge-sharing and networking for Centre personnel, students and collaborators, with the aim to create links between people across the Centre's five university nodes, assess and report on research progress to date, and draw the milestones and goals for the coming years. It is also an opportunity for students and research fellows to present their research to the extended CEPAR community.
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.
The first day commenced with a Welcome to Country by Anthony Freeman from Bush to Bowl.
Research stream personnel presented detailed research progress reports and each session concluded with discussions about future directions and opportunities for intra- and cross-stream collaboration of CEPAR's four research streams Macro-Demographic Dynamics & Population Ageing Policy; Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing; Organisations and the Mature Workforce; and Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life, as well as the Ageing Asia Research Hub which is hosted by CEPAR's UNSW Business School node.
In addition, the two-day workshop featured a session by the Centre's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
The workshop also included virtual poster presentation sessions, showcasing the work of CEPAR's emerging researchers. The Best Poster Presentation Awards at the CEPAR Annual Workshop 2021 were awarded to two PhD candidates:
Yuchen Xie, UNSW Science
Best Poster Presentation Award for 'Association of Perceived Social Isolation and Having Unmet Needs for Formal Home Care Among Older Australians'
Doreen Kabuche, UNSW Business School
People's Choice Best Poster Presentation Award for 'Mortality Risk Pooling Arrangements using Multi-state Models of Functional Disability and Health Status'
View Award recipients of previous Annual Workshops here.