Professor Tim Windsor

Matthew Flinders Professor

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Social Sciences North (346)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Global population ageing means that it is now more important than ever to understand the factors that promote healthy ageing, engagement with life post-retirement, and intergenerational solidarity. Tim Windsor's research uses both long-term and micro-longitudinal data to study developmental processes that contribute to ageing well. Together with national and international collaborators from Europe and the United States, he focuses on both basic research concerned with psychological and social processes that facilitate coping and resilience, as well as applied research focusing on promoting late life well-being and reducing ageism. 


Ph.D. (Psychology)

Honours, awards and grants

Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America

Distinguished Member of the Australian Asssociation of Gerontology

Key responsibilities

Interim Deputy Director, Flinders Institute of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Topic coordinator
PSYC3009 Lifespan Development in Cultural Perspective
Supervisory interests
Adult lifespan
Ageing, cognition, memory, subjective well-being
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Volunteering and wellbeing in older adulthood (1), self-compassion over the lifespan (1)
Principal supervisor: Control beliefs and activity engagement (1), Developmental differences in emotion regulation, Social interaction and cognition (1), Mindfulness and wellbeing in older adulthood, Age differences in extrinsic emotion regulation (1), Awareness of age-related change and well-being (1)
Associate supervisor: Cognitive ageing (2)
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