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Population ageing is one of humanity’s most pressing challenges. The UNSW Ageing Futures Institute leads ground-breaking translational research to address this issue to enable optimal ageing for individuals and society as a whole.



About Us

The UNSW Ageing Futures Institute is a global leader in ageing research and research translation, having a visible impact both nationally and internationally. Working across five key research themes, the Institute drives excellence in health, social and policy outcomes in response to the challenges and opportunities of our ageing population.

Research Themes

Cognition, Brain & Mental Health
Cognition, Brain & Mental Health

Addressing the major challenges of brain ageing, dementia, cognitive health and mental health in ageing.

Economy and Policy
Economy and Policy

Assisting with policy development and planning by estimating long term financial and health trends.

Inclusive Healthy Ageing
Inclusive Healthy Ageing

Ensuring healthy ageing for all by reducing inequities in preventative measures and at the point of health care.

People, Technology and Creativity
People, Technology and Creativity

The integration of technology, smart design, and the built environment to support ageing for people and society.

Self and Society
Self and Society

Changing the perception of ageing, reducing stigma and directing efforts to address social isolation and loneliness.

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