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Associate Investigators

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

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Saint Louis University

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

Adam Shao
Dr Adam Wenqiang Shao

BEc Finance Beijing International Studies University; MEc Actuarial Science Central University of Finance and Economics; PhD Actuarial Studies UNSW

Actuarial Consultant, Milliman

Research stream:
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Dr Yang Shen

B.Ec. (Insurance Science) East China Normal University; M.Sc. (Financial Mathematics, Peking University; PhD (Actuarial Studies) Macquarie University

Senior lecturer, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW

Research Streams:

Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life
Mortality and Morbidity Risk 
Financial and Insurance Product Design
Guiding Financial Decision Making 

Craig Sinclair CEPAR
Dr Craig Sinclair

BA/BSc (Hons Psychology); PhD Psychology (University of Western Australia)

Research stream:

Decision-Making; Expectations and Cognitive Ageing


Supported Decision-Making; Decision-Making and Ageing; Healthcare Decision-Making

Dr Fiona Stanaway

MBBS (Hons), University of Queensland; MPH, University of Sydney; PhD, University of Sydney

Associate Professor, Master of Clinical Epidemiology Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Research Stream:
Decision-making, expectations and cognitive ageing, and Sustainable wellbeing in later life

Olena Stavrunova
Dr Olena Stavrunova

BA (Bus. Admin), MA (Econ); PhD (Econ) University of Iowa

Associate Professor, Economic Discipline Group, UTS

Research stream:
Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing

Dr Ralph Stevens
Dr Ralph Stevens
BSc MSc Tilburg University; MPhil PhD CentER Graduate School, Tilburg University
Researcher, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
Research streams:
Macro-Demographic Dynamics & Population Ageing Policy
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life
Professor Lucy Taksa

BA UNSW, BA(Hon) History UNSW, PhD UNSW 

Appointed Director, Centre for Workforce Futures. Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University 

Research Stream: 

Equity and the management of diversity; employment relations and workplace health and safety; socio-economic impacts of living and working with lymphoedema


Federica Teppa
Dr Federica Teppa

BEc (Hons) M.Sc. University of Turin; PhD University of Tilburg

Researcher, Economics and Research Division, De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank)

Research streams:
Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Susan Thorp
Professor Susan Thorp

BEc (Hons) University of Sydney; DipEd University of New England; PhD UNSW

Professor, Discipline of Finance, University of Sydney

Research streams:
Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life