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Institute Member Awarded Innovation Award and Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Heart Foundation
Dr Rona Macniven, member of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute and Research Fellow from UNSW Medicine, was one of five recipients of the Heart Foundation’s Innovative Award and received a Postdoctoral Fellowship for her research into physical activity and how it can achieve health and wellbeing benefits over the life-course of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 
Institute member receives ARC early career grant to explore habits and physical activity of older people
Dr Sophie Andrews, member of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute and Research Fellow at the Neuroscience Research of Australia, has been awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) of $437,623 to explore the role automatic habits play in maintaining physical activity levels in older people.
New insights on risk factors for dementia in Aboriginal Australians
Researchers from UNSW Ageing Futures Institute and Neuroscience Research Australia have published the first study revealing the risk factors for mild cognitive impairment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons
Advance care planning for older migrant Australians
New research from UNSW Ageing Futures Institute researchers and Advance Care Planning Australia highlights the different cultural preferences for individual decisions or family involvement in advance care planning decisions.
Only 25% of older Australians have an advance care plan. Coronavirus makes it even more important
Institute researcher Dr Craig Sinclair discusses the importance of advance care planning for older persons in the context of COVID-19.
Social networks strongly influence wellbeing in older Australians
Using a national longitudinal dataset, Institute researchers have shown that social connectedness strongly influences wellbeing for both Australian-born and migrant older populations
Join the debate - Should Nursing Homes be Abolished?
UNSW Ageing Futures Institute is pleased to be supporting this important international debate on the pros and cons of aged care facilities organised by Capacity Australia
Protecting the human rights of older mental health patients during a pandemic
Institute members Professors Carmelle Peisah and Andrew Byrnes have published recommendations for mental health practitioners to promote autonomy, connectedness, and dignity for older people during a health crisis
Developing sensitive measures for older driver-safety
Professor Kaarin Anstey awarded a Road Safety Innovation fund grant to identify measures to detect real-time driver-safety decline for people with early-stage dementia