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Kim Kiely

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Research Fellow

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Dr Kim Kiely is a Research Fellow at NeuRA supported by an Australian NHMRC Early Career Fellowship. He completed his PhD in 2013 at the Australian National University, and was previously supported by an Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation Fellowship.

Dr Kiely’s research adopts a contextualised perspective to human development across the life-course and spans the fields of life-course epidemiology, social psychiatry, and gero-psychology. His primary research interests cover aspects of healthy and productive ageing, focusing on three main themes:

  1. the social, functional and cognitive impacts of sensory loss in late life,
  2. inequalities in healthy life expectancy, and
  3. social determinants of healthy ageing.


2021, 28 Nov

Trends in disability-free life expectancy at age 50 years in Australia between 2001 and 2011 by social disadvantage

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2021, 15 Nov

Testing Age Differences in the Links Between Recent Financial Difficulties and Cognitive Deficits: Longitudinal Evidence From the PATH Through Life Study

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2021, 14 Jun

The Impact of Smoking and Obesity on Disability-Free Life Expectancy in Older Australians

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2021, 03 Mar

Cohort Profile Update: The PATH Through Life Project

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2020, 03 Oct

Age and gender differences in the reciprocal relationship between social connectedness and mental health.

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2020, 08 Jun

Third-Party Impact of Dual Sensory Loss on Neuropsychiatric Symptom-Related Distress among Friends and Family.

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2019, 11 Sep

Gender, mental health and ageing.

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2019, 01 Jun

Within-Person Associations Between Financial Hardship and Cognitive Performance in the PATH Through Life Study

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Shortening self-report mental health symptom measures through optimal test assembly methods: Development and validation of the Patient Health Questionnaire-Depression-4

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2018, 20 Mar

Differential associations between sensory loss and neuropsychiatric symptoms in adults with and without a neurocognitive disorder

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