Located within the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) in Newcastle, Australia, the Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing (RCGHA) provides a richly supportive environment for the production and dissemination of cross-disciplinary research into individual and social factors that affect the health and well-being of men and women across the life course.

A core focus of the RCGHA is to maximise analyses of longitudinal and linked data, as well as undertake observational and translational studies in relation to gender, health and ageing. The broad research capacity of RCGHA supports partnerships with industry, government and other institutions, as well as collaboration with other Universities both in Australia and internationally. RCGHA provides a point of access for analysis of major data collections including the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH). RCGHA also includes the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Longitudinal Studies on Gender, Ageing and Health.

The Centre provides access to research infrastructure, data and statistical support, as well as professional development for researchers – locally, nationally and internationally. RCGHA priorities include fostering strong partnerships, student success, and translation of research to influence policy and practice.

Opportunities to conduct research at the Centre are most welcome and can be arranged for research higher degree students, visiting scholars from around the world who wish to spend time conducting analyses and/or collaborating on new research or grant proposals, researchers working with Centre staff to analyse linked datasets, student interns to work on a specified project, placements for fieldwork or research practicums, and to attend workshops organised for statistical, qualitative, and/or publication writing skills.

For more information contact:

Associate Professor Deborah Loxton
Centre Deputy Director
School of Medicine and Public Health 
HMRI Public Health Program