Dr Brooke Brady


Conjoint Postdoctoral Research Fellow

(02) 9399 1060

Brooke is an interdisciplinary research fellow at the University of New South Wales where she uses technology and creativity to explore intra-individual variability in self-perceptions of age and gender. Brooke is also a conjoint research fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia where she works with Professor Kaarin Anstey, and an associate investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing research.  Brooke’s research interests span cognitive and socioemotional ageing, LGBTIQ+ inclusion and the use of integrated technologies to study dynamic ageing and identity processes. Brooke has a PhD in psychology from Western Sydney University.

Projects Dr Brooke Brady is currently involved with


ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a unique collaboration bringing together academia, government and industry to address one of the major social challenges of the twenty first century. Based at the University of New South Wales with nodes at the Australian National University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney and The University of Western Australia, CEPAR is producing world-class research on population ageing. CEPAR includes cross-disciplinary experts drawn from actuarial science, demography, economics, epidemiology, psychology and sociology. The Centre’s diverse research program which will deliver comprehensive outcomes with the potential to secure Australia’s future as a well-informed nation with world-best policy and practice for an ageing demographic.

Professor Anstey and Professor Mike Keane lead the CEPAR research stream concerned with decision making, expectations and cognitive ageing.

This research stream aims to:

  • Develop a comprehensive model of ageing and decision making including identification of typologies of decision makers
  • Develop multidisciplinary paradigms and predictive models of decision making and ageing
  • Develop and evaluate interventions to increase positive expectations about ageing
  • Develop life-cycle models that incorporate investments in health and housing as well as cognitive limitations in ageing.

For more information on CEPAR visit the centre website.

CEPAR has been funded primarily by the Australian Research Council, with generous support from the collaborating universities and partner organisations.


ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research