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Dr Kim Kiely

Dr Kim Kiely
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Dr Kim Kiely is a senior research fellow in the School of Psychology, Faculty of Science, UNSW Sydney. He holds a conjoint appointment with Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).


Awards and Prizes

Dr Kiely is funded by an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship, has previously held fellowships from the Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation, and has been a recipient of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Prize and the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) RM Gibson Award.



Dr Kiely's  research adopts a contextualised perspective to human development across the life-course and spans the fields of life-course epidemiology, social psychiatry, and gero-psychology. His primary research interests cover aspects of healthy and productive ageing, focusing on three main themes:


  1. the social, functional and cognitive impacts of sensory loss in late life,
  2. social inequalities in healthy life expectancy, and
  3. social determinants of wellbeing and healthy ageing.



PhD, Psychology and Epidemiology, Australian National University, 2013

B Liberal Studies, (Psychology Hons I), The University of Sydney, 2006


Selected Publications


Anstey K; Kiely K, 2012, Evaluation of NHMRC Data on the Funding of Dementia Research in Australia. A report for Alzheimer’s Australia, Alzheimer’s Australia,