Flinders Centre for Ageing Studies
The Flinders Centre for Ageing Studies (FCAS) has a multidisciplinary focus on research, education and professional gerontological activities locally, nationally and internationally. It is widely recognised for its excellence in the field of ageing and known for its capacities in research design, data base creation, analysis and reporting, as well as day-to-day management of a range of projects. The FCAS has received funding from the Australian Research Council, Canadian Institute of Health Research, South Australian Department for Families and Communities: Disability, Ageing and Carers, Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST), Department of Premier and Cabinet, and Flinders University (Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences).
The Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ALSA) is its centerpiece research activity.
Details of other research projects and activities of the FCAS can be found here.
The Centre is led by the FCAS Director, Dr.Tim Windsor and Associate Director, Emerita Professor Mary Luszcz.
Members of the Centre are engaged in supervision of post-graduate research students, post-doctoral fellows, and development and delivery of post-graduate programs in Applied Gerontology and Palliative Care in Aged Care.
FCAS is located in the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, and has strong links with the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and Science and Engineering, Flinders University.