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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

A/Prof Kate O’Loughlin


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


Professor Susan Thorp


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

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

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


Dr Collin Payne


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

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


Dr. Jonathan Ziveyi


Andres Villegas Ramirez

Thesis Topic:

Longevity Risk Measurement and Management

Hoang Thi Nhat Huyen

PhD Student, Business School University of Sydney 


Professor John Piggott


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


Professor Michael Sherris, Dr Andres Villegas and Dr Jonathan Ziveyi


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

A/Professor Yang Shen and 
A/Professor Jonathan Ziveyi



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


A/Professor Yang Shen and A/Professor Jonathan Ziveyi


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


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


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


Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low and Professor Lindy Clemson

Thesis Topic:

Gait, Cognition and Falls - From Theory to Practice