professor Hal kendig joins CRAHW
We are delighted to announce that Professor Hal Kendig has accepted a Chair in Ageing and Public Policy within the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing. Professor Kendig is a distinguished sociologist who has made significant contributions internationally to social and health research on ageing and public policy. He is a Founding Board Member of the Global Social Initiative on Ageing, was a member of the United Nations Expert Group that produced the Global Research Agenda on Ageing for the 21st Century from 2001-2008, and in 2003 he received the Prime Minister’s Centenary Medal for outstanding service to aged care and healthy ageing through social science. Professor Kendig is an Advisor to the Chinese Ministry of Health and the Australian Department of Human Services. He has been a member of the PMSEIC Research Agenda on Healthy Ageing, advised the Productivity Commission on Caring for Older Australians, chaired many national and international committees and advisory groups on aging and aged care policy, and is an active member of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Professor Kendig is a Chief Investigator on the ARC Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), on which ANU Professors Anstey and MacDonald are also CIs. Kendig's joining the ANU further strengthens the key role that the ANU plays nationally and internationally in population health and public policy related to population ageing.