University of Queensland experts are available to comment during Queensland Seniors Week, August 18 to August 26. Journalists can contact the experts below or search by topic or name at UQ Experts.

14 August 2018
Professor Nancy Pachana ... we need to find ways to enhance our functioning and wellbeing in the later decades of life

What is the key to positive and successful ageing? How can society best provide for our greying population?

7 March 2017
Staying mobile via public transport can help with social activities

Stopping driving is linked to depression in older women, but the negative mental effects can be buffered by maintaining social contact and participating in social activities.

21 September 2016
The ability to drive plays a large part of who we are

We spend the majority of our childhood years waiting to do it, and in adulthood we try to hang on for as long as possible before giving it up.

27 June 2016

University of Queensland ageing experts have rejected calls for all older drivers to relinquish their licences.

7 January 2016
Professor Nancy Pachana with her father, Joseph T Pachana

The festive season can provoke positive and negative feelings in people of all ages, but can pose particular challenges for some older people, a University of Queensland expert has warned.

21 December 2015

The cost of electing and employing overconfident people is one of several University of Queensland psychology studies to receive fresh Australian Research Council (ARC) funding.

11 November 2015

A trip to the stunning shores of the Torres Strait Islands has reinforced the need to make a difference to dementia sufferers in even the remotest of locations.

7 April 2015
Doctors are ill-equipped to determine financial capacity of elderly.

Doctors need improved tools to test the capacity of elderly patients to manage their finances, University of Queensland research shows.

2 February 2015

The University of Queensland’s research strengths in social science have been recognised by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), who extended fellowship to three UQ researchers this week.

19 September 2014

Australian researchers have identified lifestyle factors that impair women’s brain performance as early as age 45.

18 December 2013

With an ageing population and the competing interests of the individual, the family, service providers, the market and the state in the use of older people’s financial assets, protection and quality management of such assets has never been more...

17 September 2012
Moreton Bay Research Station ... one of the new UQ-UWA research collaborations will examine the politics of climate change

Research projects at The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland and have received a total of more than $425,000 in the second round of UWA-UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Awards funding.

24 October 2011

Couples where one member has dementia and the other is the primary care-giver are sought for a UQ–University of Melbourne research study.

5 August 2010
Associate Professor Nancy Pachana with former UQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Emeritus John Hay at the Future Summit Leadership Award ceremony

A UQ researcher who is working to better understand the ageing brain has been singled out for her achievements.

7 June 2010

The Visiting Nursing Service of New York will trial the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI), developed at The University of Queensland (UQ), with older people it provides care to in the Greater New York area.

30 March 2010

UQ and Alzheimer's Australia (Qld) will work together to reduce the impact of dementia after signing a new Memorandum of Understanding recently.

19 January 2010

Learner-centred, web-based video recordings and interactions are part of a new elearning initiative being developed at UQ through an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) grant.

6 October 2008

Dementia often robs spouses of quality time together but an innovative UQ project hopes to find ways to reclaim it.

23 September 2008

With Australia’s ageing population, diseases like dementia are on the rise. And, thanks to $1.7 million in recent grants, The University of Queensland will be at the forefront of research dealing with a range of dementia-related issues.

2 April 2008