The South Australian Network for Research on Ageing

In 1998 the Centre for Ageing Studies launched the South Australian Network for Research on Aging (SANRA), after interest was expressed in the development of a more formalised and constructive approach to promoting and developing research on ageing in South Australia.

The primary aim of the South Australian Network for Research on Ageing was to provide a structure in South Australia to promote communication, cooperation and research on ageing in collaboration with researchers and organisations responsible for policy and program development and service delivery.

SANRA aimed to make an ongoing contribution to setting the agenda for future research on ageing in South Australia. The underpinning principle of SANRA was to improve the health and wellbeing of older people in South Australia through encouraging research that contributes to increased understanding of individual and societal ageing.

SANRA was the first such collaborative research network in this country and one of the very first in the world. Indeed, the ‘SANRA model’ has been used by the Positive Ageing Centre in the establishment of the Western Australian Ageing Research Network (WAARN) and the New Zealand Institute for Research on Ageing (NZiRA) at Victoria University, Wellington.

Due to lack of funding the SANRA project ceased in June 2002, however some areas of the SANRA website may still be relevant to researchers today and the Flinders Centre for Ageing Studies continues to maintain it. The website has not been updated since 2002.

Visit the SANRA web site.