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Research Students

Sue Markham

MSc (Research), UNSW
BASc (Phty), University of Sydney

PhD Student, School of Health Sciences, University of Sydney

Supervisors:
A/Prof Kate O’Loughlin

Co-Supervisors:

Prof Lindy Clemson, Dr Justin McNab

Thesis Topic:

Facilitators and barriers to clinical trial recruitment and retention of older people: a mixed methods study

HOANG (Victoria) Bang Chau Nguyen

BEc Honours, The University of Queensland

PhD Student, The University of Sydney Business School

Supervisors: 

Professor Susan Thorp

Co-Supervisors: 

Associate Professor Jingyu Yang

Thesis Title: 

Machine learning tools for variable annuity portfolio management

James Rice

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Monash University

PhD Student, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Supervisors:
Associate Professor Jeromey Temple and Associate Professor Peter McDonald 

Thesis Topic:
Extensions to the Australian National Transfer Accounts

 

David Rodgers

BEcon (Hons) University of Queensland

PhD Student, School of Economics, UNSW Business School

Supervisors:
Professor Alan Woodland and Dr George Kudrna

Thesis Topic:
Demographic change and optimal policy responses

Tianyu Shen

MA, Social Research, ANU

PhD student, School of demography, ANU

Supervisors:

Dr Collin Payne

Co-Supervisors:

Professor Vladimir Canudas Romo and Dr Alyson van Raalte

Thesis Topic:

Living Longer and Healthier? An Advancement of Methodology and Understanding on Health Expectancy

 

 

Yafei Si

Bachelor of Public Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University; Master of Public Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University

PhD Student, UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales

Supervisors: 
Dr Katja Hanewald, Associate Professor Bingqin Li and Professor Hazel Bateman

Thesis Topic:
Three Essays on Health, Health Care, and Healthy Ageing
 

Gayani Kaushika Thalagoda

B.Sc. Statistics (Special) , University of Peradeniya,Sri Lanka. (First Class Hons.)

M.Sc. Actuarial Science, University of Calgary, Canada

PhD student, Risk and Actuarial Studies, Business School, University of New South Wales

Supervisors:

Dr. Jonathan Ziveyi

Co-Supervisors:

Andres Villegas Ramirez

Thesis Topic:

Longevity Risk Measurement and Management

Hoang Thi Nhat Huyen

PhD Student, Business School University of Sydney 

Supervisors:

Professor John Piggott

Co-Supervisors:

George Kudrna and Isabella Dobrescu

Scientia Project Title:

Modelling Policy toward Ageing in Emerging Economies: Indonesia and beyond 

Michelle Vhudzijena

BA in Biomedical Enginering, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

PhD Student, School of Risk and Actuarial Science, UNSW

Supervisors: 

Professor Michael Sherris, Dr Andres Villegas and Dr Jonathan Ziveyi

Co-supervisors:

Dr Andrés Villegas and A/Professor Jonathan Ziveyi

Thesis Topic: 

Modelling mortality heterogeneity using health trajectories and multimorbidity

Yawei Wang

Master of Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney.
Bachelor of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Master of Pre-Doctoral Business Studies student, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney

Supervisors:
A/Professor Yang Shen and 
A/Professor Jonathan Ziveyi

 

Co-Supervisors:

Professor Michael Sherris

Thesis Topic:
A unified Markov chain Monte Carlo framework for valuation and assessment of retirement income products

Xingying Yu

M.Sc (Distinction), B.A (Hons 1 with distinction)

PhD Student, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Business School

Supervisors:

A/Professor Yang Shen and A/Professor Jonathan Ziveyi

Co-Supervisors:

Dr Kyu Hyung Park and Professor Michael Sherris

Thesis Topic:

Joint health transition models and its application in pricing shared LTCI

Yuchen Xie

BA in health promotion (Minor in Psychology), University of Iowa, USA; MSc in Public Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA

Supervisors:

Professor Kaarin Anstey, Associate Professor Myra Hamilton, Professor Carmelle Peisah and Dr Craig Sinclair

Thesis title:

Navigating aged care services for older Australians and their families

Eva Zellman

MSAP, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; BSc(Psych), University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

PhD Student, Business School, Future of Work Institute, Curtin University

Supervisor:

Dr Daniela Andrei and Professor Sharon Parker

Thesis Topic:

The Role of Leadership in Managing an Aging and Age Diverse Workforce

 

Weihong Zhang

Master of Occupational Therapy, University of Sydney

PhD Student, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Universiy of Sydney

Supervisors:

Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low and Professor Lindy Clemson

Thesis Topic:

Gait, Cognition and Falls - From Theory to Practice