The Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences' Healthy Ageing Initiative is a growing community of practice around healthy ageing, incorporating research, research training, curriculum development, student activities, and community engagement and partnerships.

The Healthy Ageing Initiative webinar series, hosted by Initiative Director, Professor Nancy A Pachana, will cover a diverse range of topics in the area of healthy ageing.


Courtney Loudon
a group of people looking at pictures on a wall

Museums as Public Health Assets

13 March 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
This presentation explores how museum wellbeing programs such as QAGOMA’s Art and Dementia program offer opportunities to fill the gap for life-long learners, through meaningful and stimulating engagement, and positive social interaction.
A group of people in a bright studio environment doing guided mediation

Understanding the Science of Stress and Strategies for Healthy Ageing

21 February 2024 12:00pm1:00pm
Chronic stress is a pervasive problem, affecting people across the lifespan, but especially adults and the elderly. Moreover, the upheavals that occurred as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic have only exacerbated the problem.

Using Deliberative Democracy to generate recommendations to support people living with dementia to walk safely

18 October 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
This webinar covers the experience of conducting a Deliberative Democracy and the recommendations generated from this research.
a group of older people using technology around a table

Empowering People Living with Dementia through Inclusive Technology and Research Co-Design

20 September 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
This seminar explores four projects aimed at including people living with dementia in the co-design of research and technology.

Community Knows Best! Walk with Us

30 August 2023 1:30pm2:30pm
The Healthy Ageing Research Team (HART) has been immersed in research across the Torres Strait Islands and far north Queensland for over two decades. The team of clinicians, academics and researchers aspire to work with Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal communities to enhance the health and wellbeing of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through research.
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The Role of Exercise for Healthy Vascular Ageing

21 June 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
This webinar will provide an overview of vascular ageing physiology, the impact of vascular ageing on our heart and brain, markers for early detection, and the role exercise plays in healthy ageing by modifying or delaying this vascular deterioration.
Palliative care is interprofessional as it was meant to be

Palliative care is interprofessional as it was meant to be

3 May 2023 10:00am11:00am
Palliative care is a specialty healthcare service designed to provide superlative support to people with serious illness and their care partners.
Safe Animal Friendly Environments (SAFE)

Safe Animal Friendly Environments (SAFE) – a tool for supporting people and their pets to stay together as long as possible

19 April 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
This webinar will be presented by Dr Janette Young, Lecturer in Health Sciences (Health Promotion & Health Services), University of South Australia.
Developments in healthy ageing research and innovation

Developments in healthy ageing research and innovation

15 February 2023 12:00pm1:00pm
This month's webinar will be presented by Professor Mike Martin from the University of Zurich. Join the discussion on innovations in measuring and supporting healthy ageing in real life and just-in-time contexts, leading to new understandings that can guide public health policy.
Elderly Asian couple

Mental health and dementia among older Australians who are from diverse cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds

14 December 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
This month's webinar will be presented by Dr Xiaoping Lin, Research Fellow, Clinical Registries, Monash University.

Could healthy hearing be the key to healthy ageing?

16 November 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Presented by Dr Bec Bennett, Clinical and Research Audiologist, Ear Science Institute Australia and Adjunct Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Curtin University.
Kaarin Anstey

Old and New Challenges For Healthy Ageing webinar

19 October 2022 12:00pm1:00pm
Join Scientia Professor Kaarin Anstey, Director, UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, for 'Old and new challenges for healthy ageing'.