Professor Hal Kendig

Professor of Ageing and Public Policy
Researcher - Social gerontology
Researcher - Healthy ageing
Room 2.06, Florey Building, 54 Mills Road
 +61 2 61255625



Professor Kendig is a sociologist and gerontologist who served as Professor of Ageing and Population Health and as Head of the Ageing, Health and Work Research Unit at the University of Sydney.  He previously was National Convenor of the ARC/NHMRC Research Network in Ageing Well, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney, Director of the ARC Key Centre in Gerontology at La Trobe University, and Senior Fellow in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University.

He is a CEPAR Chief Investigator serving on the Management Committee; leading research on healthy and productive ageing and social determinants of health over the life course; and collaborating in research on aged care, attitudes, health services, men’s health, and international comparisons. 

Professor Kendig is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, Foundation Fellow of the Australian Epidemiology Association and a founding Board member of the Global Social Initiative on Ageing.  He serves on the Editorial Boards of Ageing and Society, the Australasian Journal on Ageing, the Journal of Population Ageing and the Journal of Gerontology (Social Sciences)

Professor Kendig is also a principal investigator in the following studies:

  • NHMRC Melbourne Longitudinal Surveys of Healthy Ageing (MELSHA; with Colette Browning, Monash);
  • ARC Life Histories and Health Survey (with Julie Byles, James Nazroo, O’Loughlin, Loh (University of Sydney);
  • NHMRC Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP) Ageing, Nutrition and the Geometric Framework  (Cumming et al. University of Sydney)
  • Optimising the Residential and Community Aged Care Workforce (Jeon, et al. University of Sydney.


And involved in the following projects:

Chief Investigator

CEPAR Research Projects




Research interests

Healthy and productive ageing, including

  • Health and aged care policies and services;
  • International comparisons;
  • Societal attitudes to older people;
  • Intergenerational justice and social change;
  • Family care-giving;
  • Social activity.


Current students

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