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Graduate Student Placements

PhD Graduates

Kimberly Ashby-Mitchell

Thesis title: The relationship of diet and physical activity behaviours to cognitive impairment

Supervisor: Professor Kaarin Anstey

Graduated: 2016, appointed as a Senior Technical Officer at the Caribbean Public Health Agency

 

Craig Blackburn

Thesis title: Longevity risk management and securitisation

Supervisor: Professor Michael Sherris

Graduated: 2013, took up a position as a Research Fellow at CEPAR before moving on to Challenger

 

Yodi Christiani

Thesis Title: Urban Women's Health Inequality and their Determinants in Indonesia

Supervisor: Professor Julie Byles

Graduated: 2016, took up a position as a Public Health Specialist at the CREDOS Institute

 

Dimity Crisp

Thesis title: Transitions in later life: Relocation to a retirement village

Supervisor: Professor Kaarin Anstey

Graduated: 2013, took up a position as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the National Institute for Mental Health Research

 

Jun Feng

Thesis title: Old age support and risk management

Supervisor: Professor Hazel Bateman

Graduated: 2013, took up a position as a Research Fellow in the Dept. Banking & Finance at the Faculty of Business & Economics, Monash University

 

Natalia Garabato

Thesis title: Pension literacy, present bias and retirement outcomes in Chile

Supervisors: Professor John Piggott and Professor Denzil Fiebig

Graduated: 2015, currently employed with Willis Towers Watson

 

Natasha Ginnivan

Thesis title: Self-perceptions of ageing from a cross-cultural perspective: Do collectivist cultures provide a buffer for the impact of negative stereotypes about age?

Supervisors: Professor Kaarin Anstey, Dr Kerry Sargent-Cox and A/Professor Kate O’Loughlin

Graduated: 2016, took up a position as Research Assistant at CEPAR, UNSW

 

Henry Hongbo Jin

Thesis title: Financing retirement: Two issues in private risk

Supervisors: Professor John Piggott and A/Professor John Evans

Graduated: 2012, took up a position as a Business Analyst at QBE

 

Cuc Thu Hoang

Thesis title: The transition in modes of aged care in Vietnam

Supervisors: Professor Heather Booth, Dr Iwu Utomo and A/Professor Philip Taylor

Graduated: 2015, took up a position at the Australian Institute of Family Studies

 

Mydair Hunter

Thesis title: Prospective Memory in the fourth age: Evidence from ALSA Daily Life Time Sampling Study

Supervisors: Professor Mary Luszcz and Dr Tim Windsor

Graduated: 2014, took up a position as a Post-doctoral Fellow at Flinders University

 

Nerida Hunter

Thesis title: The geodemographic and life course dimensions of population ageing in Australia

Supervisors: Professors James Raymer, Peter McDonald and Heather Booth

Graduated: 2016, appointed as Branch Manager, NDIS Financial Policy & Performance, Department of Social Services, Canberra

 

Kim Kiely

Thesis title: The interplay of cognition and sensory function in late life

Supervisors: Professor Kaarin Anstey, Professor Mary Luszcz and Dr Denis Gerstorf

Graduated: 2013, took up a position as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, ANU

 

Matthew Kidman

Thesis title: The impact of population ageing on the prices of domestic housing and equities in Australia

Supervisors: Professor Peter McDonald and Professor Alex Frino

Graduated: 2016, currently, Principal, Portfolio Manager, Centennial Asset Management

 

Sarang Kim

Thesis title: Motivations and barriers to lifestyle and behavioural changes for dementia risk reduction

Supervisors: Professor Kaarin Anstey, Dr Kerry Sargent-Cox and Dr Nicolas Cherbuin

Graduated: 2014, took up a position as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, ANU

 

Andrew Kingston

Thesis title: Understanding the disablement process in the very old: Findings from the Newcastle 85+ study

Supervisors: Professor Carol Jagger and Professor Thomas B.L. Kirkwood

Graduated: 2015, appointed as a Research Associate, Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, UK

 

Thomas Lo

Thesis title: The cost of arthritis associated with health-care utilisation among older women in Australia

Supervisors: Professor Lynne Parkinson, Dr. Michelle Cunich and Professor Julie Byles

Graduated: 2014, began a Post-doctoral Fellowship at the University of Alberta

 

Tazeen Majeed

Thesis title: Life Course Impact of Chronic Diseases on Patterns of Work Force Participation - A Gendered Approach

Supervisor: Professor Julie Byles

Graduated: 2015, took up a position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing

 

Mahin Raissi

Thesis title: Online social networks and subjective wellbeing of older Australians: Network homogeneity, social capital and negative interactions

Supervisors: Professor Robert Ackland, A/Professor Heather Booth and Dr Lexing Xie

Graduated: 2016, currently lecturing at the University of Canberra

 

M. Pilar Rioseco

Thesis title: The role of social connectedness in the process of retirement

Supervisors: Professor Heather Booth, Professor Robert Akland and Dr Tim Windsor

Graduated: 2015, took up a position as a Senior Research Officer at the Australian Institute of Family Studies

 

Saran Sarntisart

Thesis Title: Religious Giving and Population Ageing

Supervisor: Dr Cagri Kumru

Graduated: 2013, took up a position as a Lecturer at the Thailand National Institute of Development Administration, School of Development Economics

 

Adam Wenqiang Shao

Thesis title: Pricing models and risk management of reverse mortgages

Supervisor: Professor Michael Sherris

Graduated: 2014, took up a position as a Research Fellow at CEPAR UNSW node before moving on to the role of Senior Quantitative Analyst at Mine Wealth and Wellbeing

 

Martin Snoke

Thesis title: Baby boomers' retirement planning in turbulent times: The role of financial security

Supervisors: Professor Hal Kendig and A/Prof Kate O'Loughlin

Graduated: 2012, took up a position at the Australian Department of Health and Ageing

 

Safrina Thristiawati

Thesis title: Gender and wellbeing of older Indonesians

Supervisors: Professor Terence Hull, Professor Heather Booth and Dr Iwu Utomo

Graduated: 2013, took up a position with the IRT Foundation

 

Rosilene Waern

Thesis title: The Geometric Framework and Nutrition in old age

Supervisors: Professor Robert Cumming, Professor Margaret Allman-Farinelli, Dr Vasant Hirani and Dr Thomas G Travison

Graduated: 2016, appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney

 

Kylie Wales

Thesis title: Measuring function and cost effectiveness in occupational therapy home discharge planning

Supervisors: Associate Professor Lindy Clemson, Associate Professor Natasha Lannin and Professor Glenn Salkeld

Graduated: 2017, took up a lectureship at the School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, NSW

 

Sarah Walker

Thesis title: Psychosocial impacts of driving cessation in later life

Supervisors: Professor Kaarin Anstey, Dr Tim Windsor and Dr Jay Brinker

Graduated: 2014, began working as a clinical psychologist

 

Shang Wu

Thesis title: Demand and supply side issues for a long-term care (LTC) annuity market

Supervisors: Professor Hazel Bateman, Dr Ralph Stevens and Professor Susan Thorp

Graduated: 2016, took up a position as Research Fellow with Centre for Excellence in Ageing Population Research (CEPAR), UNSW Sydney

 

Xiaoyue (Luna) Xu

Thesis title: The association between dietary patterns and nutrition-related non-communicable diseases (NR-RCDs) among older Chinese in China and Australia

Supervisors: Professor Julie Byles and Associate Professor John Hall

Graduated: 2016, took up a position as casual academic with the University of Newcastle School of Nursing and Midwifery

 

Jiaying Zhao

Thesis title: Transitions in mortality from cardiovascular disease in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei.

Supervisors: Professor Zhongwei Zhao and A/Professor Heather Booth

Graduated: 2013, took up a position as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU

 

Masters Graduates

Aishwarya Bakshi

Thesis title: Managing policy compliance in collaborative aged care environments

Supervisors: Professor Ray Pradeep and Srikumar Venugopal

Graduated: 2013, took up a position at IAG

 

Chwee Chwee von Sanden

Thesis title: Health and labour force participation among older Australians: Investigating the roles of cognitive and sensory functions.

Supervisors: A/Professor Peter Butterworth and Professor Kaarin Anstey

Graduated: 2014, took up a position at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

 

Honours Graduates

Daniel Cho

Thesis title: Modelling cross-over risk of equity release products and its implication on risk management

Supervisor: Professor Michael Sherris

Graduated: 2012, currently employed as an Actuarial Analyst at Mercer

 

Sidhant Chopra

Thesis title: Myelin matters - Using a novel in-vivo measure of myelination to investigate the relationship between ageing, myelination and processing speed

Supervisors: Associate Professor Nicolas Cherbuin and Dr Marnie Shaw

Graduated: 2016, took up a position as Research Officer at the Brain and Mental Health Lab at Monash University

 

Shahin Elliin

Thesis title: A Trend - Change Extension of the Lee - Carter Model with Applicants to Annuity Pricing

Supervisors: Drs Ralph Stevens and Katja Ignatieva

Graduated: 2014, took up a position at Quantium

 

Alexandro Lai

Thesis title: Default option design: An evaluation of default investment strategies for defined contribution pension funds

Supervisor: Professor Hazel Bateman

Graduated: 2013, took up a position at Quantium

 

Yolanda Ruizhu Li

Thesis title: Perceived Value of Using Superannuation for Purchasing a Family Home

Supervisor: Dr Ralph Stevens

Graduated: 2014, took up a position at ANZ

 

William Jichen Li

Thesis title: China's Regional Differences in Life Expectancy

Supervisor: Professor Hazel Bateman

Graduated: 2014, currently undertaking a PhD at UNSW

 

Zixi Tiffany Li

Thesis title: Modelling Long Term Care Incorporating Systematic Uncertainties in Health Transition Rates

Supervisors: Professor Michael Sherris and Dr Adam Shao

Graduated: 2015, took up a position as an Investment Banking Analyst at UBS in Hong Kong

 

Estelle Changyi Liu

Thesis title: Evaluation of Dynamic Hedging Strategies for Managing Longevity Risk

Supervisor: Professor Michael Sherris

Graduated:2014, took up a position at Mine Wealth + Wellbeing

 

Andy Wong

Thesis title: Natural Hedging of Mortality Risk using Annuities and Life Insurance

Supervisor: Professor Michael Sherris

Graduated: 2012, took up a position in the Graduate program CommInsure

 

Zhiwei Qu

Thesis title: Efficiency study of the Australian superannuation industry

Supervisors: Professor Hazel Bateman and Dr Sasan Bakhtiari

Graduated: 2013, took up a position as a Graduate at Deloitte-Access Economics

 

Yu Sun

Thesis title: Optimal investment consumption under systematic longevity risk

Supervisors: Professor Michael Sherris and Dr Katja Hanewald

Graduated: 2013, took up a position as a Consultant, Ernst & Young, Actuarial Services - General Insurance

 

Oliver Wood

Thesis title: Pricing and hedging guaranteed minimum withdrawal benefits under a general Lévy framework using the COS method

Supervisors: Drs Jonathan Ziveyi and Jennifer Alonso Garcia

Graduated: 2016, took at a position at the Commonwealth Bank

 

Mengyi Xu

Thesis title: Modelling the mortality of heterogeneous populations

Supervisor: Professor Michael Sherris

Graduated: 2013, took up a PhD at UNSW

 

James Yap

Thesis title: Australian disability trends and projections

Supervisors: Professor Michael Sherris and Dr Joelle Fong

Graduated: 2013, took up a Masters of Actuarial Studies at UNSW

 

Qiming Zhao

Thesis title: Stochastic Phase-type Multiple State Models for Health and Mortality Risks

Supervisor: Professor Michael Sherris

Graduated: 2012, continued in the LLB component of her combined degree at UNSW