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Associate Investigators

Dr. Reuben Ng

B.Soc.Sci, National University of Singapore; M.Sc, Oxford University; PhD, Yale University 

Assistant Professor; Lead Scientist, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (Primary location); Lloyd’s

Register Foundation Institute for the Public

Understanding of Risk

Research Streams: 

Identifying individual and social influences on decision making at older ages; Expectations and the Ageing Experience


Dr Claire O'Connor

BSc, Unversity of Western Sydney; MOT, University of Sydney; PhD, University of Sydney

Senior Research Fellow, School of Psychology UNSW

Research Stream: Expectations and the Ageing Experience 

Keywords: Dementia, Allied Health, Acrtivities of Daily Living, Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Implementation

Kate O'Loughlin
Associate Professor Kate O'Loughlin

BA Macquarie University; PhD University of Sydney

Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, CEPAR

Research streams:
Organisations and the Mature Workforce

Annamaria Olivieri
Professor Annamaria Olivieri

B.Business Economics University of Parma; Degree in Actuarial Science and Statistics University of Florence; PhD in Mathematics for Financial Markets, University of Brescia

Professor of Mathematical Methods for Economics, Actuarial Science and Finance, University of Parma

Research streams:
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Dr Miguel Olivo-Villabrille
Dr Miguel Olivo-Villabrille

BSc Economics cum laude, Pontificia Universidad Cat ́olica Madre y Maestra; MA Economics, New York University; MA Mathematics, Instituto Tecnol ́ogico de Santo Domingo; PhD Economics, University of Calgary.

Research streams: Demographic change and optimal policy; Retirement policy issues

Professor Andrew Palmer

BmedSci, University of Tasmania, Australia; MBBS, University of Tasmania, Australia

Founding Chair and Head of the Health Economics Research Unit, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Theme Leader, Public Health and Primary Care, University of Tasmania; Professor of Health Economics, The University of Melbourne.

Research streams: Macro-Demographic Dynamics & Population Ageing Policy, Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life


Dr Collin Payne

B.A (Sociology) University of Wisconsin; M.A. (Demography) University of Pennsylvania; PhD (Demography) University of Pennsylvania

Lecturer of Demography, The Australian National University

Research Streams:

Relationships between lifespan and health span among older adults 
Macro-demographic dynamics


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Dr Ruth Peters

BSc, MSc, PhD

Conjoint Senior Lecturer, UNSW Sydney; Program Lead for Dementia, Global Brain Health Initiative, The George Institute for Global Health

Research streams:
Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing

Risk Factors, Dementia and Cognitive Decline; Blood Pressure, Hypertension and Cognition; Life-course Exposure Dementia Risk

Dr Gretchen (Gigi) Petery

BSc Psychology (cumma sum laude) Washington State University Vancouver, USA; MA, PhD Industrial-Organisational Pscyhology University of Connecticut, USA.

Associate Service Fellow, National Center for Productive Aging and Work (NCPAW), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USA

Research stream: Organisations and Mature Workforce research

Keywords: Older Workers; Ageing Workers; Age Stereotypes and Bias; Subjective Age

Phitawat Poonpolkul

BScEcon, International Program, Thammasat University; MSc Business Economics, University of Amsterdam; Ph.D., Economics, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis

Principle Researcher, Puey Ungphakorn Institute for Economic Research, Bank of Thailand

Research stream: Policy Modelling for Ageing in Emerging Economies: The Case of Indonesia

Dr Cort W. Rudolph

BA DePaul University; MA PhD Wayne State University

Industrial and organizational Psychologist and Professor of Psychology, Wayne State University, USA

Research Stream:
Organisations and the Mature Workforce

Renuka Sane
Dr Renuka Sane

MEcon Mumbai University; Ph.D. Econ UNSW

Associate Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi

Research Streams:
Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing

Professor Anthony Scott

BA (Hons), University of Newcastle Upon Tyne; MSc, University of York; PhD, University of Aberdeen

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research; and Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The Melbourne University

Research stream:
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life


Dr. Akshay Shanker

Bachelor of Economics (Social Science), University of Sydney; Master of Economics, University of New South Wales; PhD (Economics), Australian National University (ANU)

Research streams:
Guiding financial decision making