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Professor of Ageing and Public Policy, Australian National University

Professor Hal Kendig died in June 2018.

Professor Kendig was 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 was 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 was 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 served 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).


  • 1975 
    University of Southern California, PhD