Demography and Ageing

Group Leader Email Number Webpage
Professor Peter McDonald +61 3 8344 3478 View page

Research Overview

The Demography and Ageing Unit comprises a group of demographers and social scientists who focus on the implications of ageing for individuals, families, the economy and population more broadly. Our research interests cover both macro (population ageing) and micro (individual ageing) perspectives on ageing, with a view to generating an evidence base to inform better policy and practice. The research stream is primarily focused on Australia and Asia, with specific expertise in:

  • Demographic change and population ageing
  • Generational accounting and National Transfer Accounts
  • Ageing in Asia
  • Health workforce migration
  • Health and wellbeing in the later life course
  • Elder abuse
  • Economic demography and quantitative methods
  • Ageing and cultural institutions
  • Workforce ageing
  • Discrimination in later life

Centre for Health Policy contact details

Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street
The University of Melbourne
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Victoria, 3010, Australia

Tel: +61 3 8344 9111



Professor Peter McDonald (Unit Head)

Associate Professor Briony Dow

Lena Gan

Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne

Dr Meimanat Hosseini-Chavoshi

Associate Professor Jeromey Temple

Dr Ruth Williams