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The Center for Financial Planning (CFP) Board announced CEPAR researchers as the recipients of the 2021 Best Paper Awards at the Center's fifth annual Academic Research Colloquium for Financial Planning and Related Disciplines, which took place online on November 11-16, 2021.

Tim Neal

CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Dr Timothy Neal is one of four Australia’s best emerging researchers who have been named as recipient of the 2021 Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

Sharon Parker

CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Sharon Parker has been recognised as one of Australia’s top 40 lifetime achievers in research, chosen for the consistent excellence of their work and the impact they had in their fields, by The Australian’s 2021 Research Special Report.


CEPAR and the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies in the UNSW Business School are co-hosting the 29th Colloquium on Pensions and Retirement Research online on 1-3 December 2021.


CEPAR's annual workshops are a centrepiece of knowledge-sharing and networking for Centre personnel, students and collaborators.


Acknowledging CEPAR prize recipients:

  • CEPAR Annual Workshop Best Poster Presentation Awards 

  • Hal Kendig Prizes for Best CEPAR PhD Thesis Awards



In this Austaxpolicy article CEPAR Senior Research Fellow Dr George Kudrna and CEPAR Associate Investigator Professor Hans Fehr analyse how pension wealth and residential real estate interact with each other and to what extent they are impacted by national income tax and pension policies.



CEPAR Deputy Director Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey has been recognised for her outstanding contributions to research in cognitive ageing and dementia.

Fiona Blyth

Fiona Blyth AM is a CEPAR Chief Investigator, Associate Dean of the Concord Clinical School and Professor of Public Health and Pain Medicine at the University of Sydney.