Dr Natasha Ginnivan


Research Fellow Associate Investigator UNSW Human Rights Institute

Natasha Ginnivan is an interdisciplinary research fellow with the UNSW school of psychology and an associate investigator with UNSW Ageing Futures Institute (AFI) whose focus is on investigating implicit and cultural attitudes to ageing, age expectations, ageism & stereotypes. Natasha’s PhD research investigated cross-cultural attitudes to ageing. She has also researched ageing in marginalised populations, including ageing prisoners. Her current research is supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and is focusing on improving attitudes to ageing in the workplace, and how negative age-stereotypes can act as barriers to older adults’ enhanced wellbeing.

Projects Dr Natasha Ginnivan 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