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Dr Kim Kiely

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Biography

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...view more

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.

 

Research

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.

 

Education

PhD, Psychology and Epidemiology, Australian National University, 2013

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

 


My Grants

Ageing drivers: Cognitive ageing and technology

Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project (LP190100519)
Co-investigator
2020-2024

Healthy and working life expectancies in an ageing Australia

Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project (DP190100459)
Lead Investigator
2019-2021

Driving longer and better: Evidence-based interventions for older drivers

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant (1156940)
Co-investigator
2019-2024

Making sense of hearing-related neurocognitive impairment: The Auditory Ageing and Cognitive Impairment Study (AUDACIOUS)

Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF) Project Grant
Lead Investigator
2019-2020

Translating the evidence on dementia risk reduction to generate assessments, advice and training for health professionals, policy makers, patients and public  

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Boosting Dementia Grant (1156940)
Co-investigator
2019-2024

Estimating and alleviating the impacts of age-related sensory decline

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship  (1088313)
Lead Investigator
2015-2019

The impact of sensory impairment on cognitive decline and dementia

Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation (AADRF) Fellowship 
Lead Investigator
2013-2015

 


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

I am available to supervise on the following topics:

  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Dual sensory loss
  • Cognitive decline
  • Healthy ageing
  • Psychiatric epidemiology and population mental health
  • Social determinants of disability-free life expectancy
  • Use of longitudinal research methods to study long-term developmental change across the lifecourse. 

I'm always happy to discuss project ideas on one of these topics or a related area with potential Psychology Honours or Masters students, and PhD candidates. 

 

 

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