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Scientia Professor John Piggott

BA, University of Sydney; MSc London School of Economics; PhD, University of London; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA).

Centre role: Centre Director

Current appointments: Director, Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research, ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, School of Economics, University of New South Wales.

Research interests: The economic and financial aspects of population ageing, especially retirement and pension economics and finance, and focused on the Asian region. 

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Professor Peter McDonald

BCom University of New South Wales, PhD Australian National University (ANU); Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA); Member of the Order of Australia.

Centre roles: Deputy Director

Current appointments: Professor of Demography, Centre for Health Policy, University of Melbourne

Research interests: Population dynamics and their implications for ageing and the labour force, work and family policy, labour supply futures policy, immigration policy.

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Professor Kaarin Anstey

BA University of Sydney; PhD University of Queensland

Centre role: Chief Investigator and ANU Node Leader

Current appointments: Director, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing; Director, Dementia Collaborative Research Centre Early Diagnosis and Prevention, College of Medicine Biology and Environment, The Australian National University; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA).

Research interests: Cognitive ageing, promotion of healthy ageing, epidemiology, driving and mobility, mental health, longitudinal studies, cross-national research in health and ageing, lifecourse development.

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Professor Robert Cumming

MBBS, University of New South Wales; MPH, PhD University of Sydney, FAFPHM, Royal Australian College of Physicians, Australia

Centre role: Chief Investigator and Sydney University Node Leader

Current appointments: Professor of Epidemiology and Geriatric Medicine, School of Public Health and Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, University of Sydney; Associate Dean (Postgraduate Coursework), Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney; Clinical Academic, Visiting Practitioner in Epidemiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

Research interests: Falls, fractures and osteoporosis; health of older men; epidemiology of ageing; and non-communicable disease control in Africa.

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Professor Michael Keane

BS MIT, MA PhD Brown University; Fellow of the Econometric Society (FES)

Centre role: Chief Investigator

Current appointments: Nuffield Professor of Economics, University of Oxford and  Professor and Australian Laureate Fellow, School of Economics, University of New South Wales

Research interests: Labour economics, empirical microeconomics, econometrics and marketing.

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Professor Hal Kendig

AB University of California (Davis), MPlanning PhD Southern California

Centre role: Chief Investigator 

Current appointment:  Research Professor - Social Gerontology, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment

Research interests: Socio-economic determinants of health, the influence of retirement and other late life transitions on health and well-being; funding and impact of aged care programs; and the aged care workforce.

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Professor Michael Sherris

BA Macquarie University; MBA University of Sydney; FIA, Institute of Actuaries, London; FIAA, Institute of Actuaries, Australian; FSA, Society of Actuaries, USA

Centre role: Chief Investigator

Current appointments: Professor of Actuarial Studies, University of New South Wales; Associate Head of School and Director of Research, School of Risk and Actuarial, University of New South Wales

Research interests: Longevity risk modelling and longevity risk management; insurer risk management, pricing, and capital allocation; quantitative risk modelling and the economics of risk management.

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Scientia Professor Alan Woodland

BA PhD University of New England; Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA); Fellow of the Econometric Society (FES)

Centre roles: Chief Investigator and University of New South Wales Node Leader

Current appointments: Scientia Professor and ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, School of Economics, University of New South Wales

Research interests: International trade theory, applied econometrics, public economics, labour economics, applied econometrics and pensions and retirement behaviour.

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