Turning points? Life events and trajectories of later-life loneliness (2021–2024)

This project aims to investigate whether and how significant life events generate temporary or sustained changes in loneliness, using rich panel survey data and the collection of in-depth interviews. This project expects to generate new knowledge on dynamics of later-life loneliness using an innovative multi-level, mixed-methods approach examining household and community characteristics that may also shape changes in loneliness. Expected outcomes includes documenting and explaining how life events generate variations in loneliness, identifying new directions for understanding this pressing topic. Findings are expected to provide significant benefits, including improved economic and social outcomes for individuals, families, and Governments.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
  • ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow
    Institute for Social Science Research
    Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Funded by:
Australian Research Council