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Sydney Science Forum: How to age well

Maximise your chances of ageing well with tips from a panel of experts
Join us on Wednesday 3 April as our panel of scientists share insights on ageing well – covering nutritional, psychological and physical activity research and perspectives.

Event details
Date and time: 
Wednesday 3 April, 5:45pm–7pm
Venue: Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, D17
Registration essential

Explore what you can do for your mind and body to set you up for success, and the everyday habits that will make a real difference to how you age.

Find out how city planning can help people ‘age in place’, staying in their homes and participating in their communities for longer.

Hosted by Adam Spencer, the University’s Mathematics and Science Ambassador, this panel discussion will allow you to discover what you can do to live your best life as you age.

Our panel

Cathie Sherrington

Associate Professor Anne Tiedemann
NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, School of Public Health, University of Sydney.

Anne is the Theme Leader in Healthy Ageing within the Physical Activity, Ageing and Disability Stream. Her research designs and evaluates physical activity-based strategies to promote independence and prevent falls in people aged 50+. In 2016 the importance of her research was recognised with a prestigious NHMRC Research Excellence Award.

Kurt Iveson

Associate Professor Kurt Iveson
School of Geosciences, Faculty of Science

As an Associate Professor of Urban Geography in the School of Geosciences, Kurt is particularly interested in how we can make our cities fairer and more sustainable. He is the author of several books and articles, and also hosts a fortnightly radio show about urban issues called Down to Earth on FBi Radio.

Muireann Irish

Associate Professor Muireann Irish
School of Psychology, Faculty of Science and the Brain and Mind Centre

Muireann Irish is an ARC Future Fellow and Associate Professor of Psychology at the Brain & Mind Centre, where she leads the Memory & Imagination in Neurological Disorders (MIND) team. As a cognitive neuroscientist, she explores how large-scale brain network disruption impacts cognitive function in dementia. In recognition of her scientific achievements, Muireann was awarded the 2016 NSW Premier's Prize for Early Career Researcher of the Year.

Samantha Solon-Biet

Dr Samantha Solon-Biet
School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science and the Centre for Education and Research on Ageing

As a NHMRC Early Career Fellow and SOAR Fellow, Samantha’s research is focused on discovering novel nutritional interventions that delay ageing and age-related lifestyle diseases such as obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In her ground-breaking work, Samantha discovered that diets low in protein and high in healthy carbohydrates can delay age-related disease, extending both health span and lifespan in a mammalian model.

Event information

This event is free and open to all but online registration is essential.

Simply click the "Register Now" button or follow this link.

Entry to ticket holders will be prioritised and given on a first in, best dressed basis until the room reaches capacity. If an event is full, this may result in standing room or delayed admittance until an appropriate time.

We recommend early arrival to allow time for finding the venue and securing a seat to the event. Doors open 15 minutes before the advertised start time. 

If you could not register but would like to attend, you are welcome to join a stand-by queue on the night as seats may become available due to late cancellations. Please note, this is not guaranteed so you come at risk of non-admittance.

This event takes place at Charles Perkins Centre Auditoriumwhich is below ground, with the entry opposite the main building entrance.

There will be directional signage on the day leading to the theatre. You may also refer to the map on this page. 

By bus

The closest stop is at Parramatta Rd (before Ross St). It is a 2 minute walk to the venue. Use the campus map to locate the bus stop. 

While there is some street parking available on Ross St, Arundel St and surrounding streets, there is no dedicated parking at this venue and spaces are limited so we suggest using public transport whenever possible.

Use the University Campus Maps tool to find out more details about parking and access areas: search D17 under "Buildings" for the Charles Perkins Centre.

Getting there