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Chief Investigators

John Piggott
Scientia Professor John Piggott

Centre Director

BA University of Sydney; MSc London School of Economics; PhD University of London; FASSA

Primary affiliation:
Scientia Professor of Economics, UNSW Sydney and Director of the Australia-China Population Ageing Research Hub

Research streams:
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life; Macro-demographic Dynamics and Population Ageing Policy

Kaarin Anstey
Professor Kaarin Anstey

Deputy Director, Stream Leader - Decision Making, Expectations & Cognitive Ageing

BA University of Sydney; PhD University of Queensland; FASSA

Primary affiliation:
Professor in the School of Psychology, UNSW and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at NeuRA

Research streams:
Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing; Organisations and the Mature Workforce; Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Hazel Bateman
Professor Hazel Bateman

Deputy Director & UNSW Node Leader

B Econ University of Queensland; PhD University of New South Wales

Primary affiliation: 
Professor, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney

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

Marian Baird
Professor Marian Baird AO

Director of Mentoring (Emerging Researchers)

BEc (Hons) DipEd PhD University of Sydney; FASSA, AO

Primary affiliation:
Professor of Gender and Employment Relations, University of Sydney Business School

Research streams:
Organisations and the Mature Workforce; Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Philip Clarke
Professor Philip Clarke

BEc University of Newcastle; MEc University of Sydney; PhD Australian National University 

Primary affiliation:
Director of Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford

Research stream:
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Robert Cumming
Professor Robert Cumming

University of Sydney Node Leader 

MBBS UNSW; MPH PhD University of Sydney, FAFPHM, Royal Australian College of Physicians, Australia

Primary affiliation:
Professor of Epidemiology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Sydney

Research stream: 
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Keane Mike
Professor Michael Keane

Stream Leader - Decision Making, Expectations & Cognitive Ageing

BS MIT; MA PhD Brown University; FES

Primary affiliation:
Professor of Economics and ARC Laureate Fellow, UNSW

Research streams: 
Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing; Macro-demographic Dynamics and Population Ageing Policy; Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Peter McDonald
Professor Peter McDonald AM

University of Melbourne Node Leader

Stream Leader - Macro-demographic Dynamics and Population Ageing Policy

BCom University of New South Wales, PhD Australian National University; FASSA; AM

Primary affiliation:
Professor of Demography, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Research stream: 
Macro-demographic Dynamics and Population Ageing Policy

Warwick McKibbin
Professor Warwick McKibbin AO

Director of Policy Engagement & ANU Node Leader

BCom (Hons) University of New South Wales; AM Econ; PhD Econ Harvard University; AO

Primary affiliation:
Professor of Public Policy and Director, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Research stream:
Macro-demographic Dynamics and Population Ageing Policy

Sharon Parker
Professor Sharon Parker

Director of Mentoring, Curtin Node Leader, Stream Leader – Organisations & Mature Workforce

BSc (Hons) University of Western Australia; PhD University of Sheffield

Primary affiliation:
Professor of Organisational Behavior, Curtin Graduate Business School

Research stream:
Organisations and the Mature Workforce

Michael Sherris
Professor Michael Sherris

Director of Industry Engagement and Stream Leader – Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

BA Macquarie University; MBA University of Sydney; FIA; FIAA; FSA

Primary affiliation:
Professor of Actuarial Studies, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney

Research streams: 
Macro-demographic Dynamics and Population Ageing Policy; Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Alan Woodland
Scientia Professor Alan Woodland

Chair, Management Committee

BA PhD University of New England; FASSA; FES

Primary affiliation:
Scientia Professor, School of Economics, UNSW Sydney

Research streams: 
Macro-demographic Dynamics and Population Ageing Policy; Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life