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Research Students

Jeofrey Abalos

Masters in Population Studies, University of the Philippines

PhD Student, School of Demography, ANU

Supervisors:
Associate Professor Heather Booth and Professor Zhongwei Zhao

Thesis Topic:
Changing health status and health expectancy among older persons in the Philippines

Muhammad Absor

MSR (Hons) ANU

PhD Student, School of Demography, ANU

Supervisors:
Professor Peter McDonald, Dr Iwu Utomo and Dr Arianne Utomo

Thesis Topic:
Ageing in rural Indonesia: Filling the gaps to meet the bio-psychosocial-spiritual needs of older persons

Victoria Allen

BPsych (Hons) Flinders University

PhD Student, School of Psychology, Flinders University

Supervisors:
Dr Tim Windsor and Professor Mary Luszcz

Thesis Topic:
Daily stress regulation in younger and older adults: An intesive micro-longitudinal study

Natalia Aranco

MEc Universidad de Montevideo

PhD Student, School of Economics, The University of New South Wales

Supervisors:
Professor John Piggott and Dr Shiko Maruyama

Thesis Topic:
Assessing the impact of fertility differentials in the accumulation of human capital.

Richard Arthur

BSc (Hons) ANU

PhD Student, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing, Australian National University

Supervisors:
Professor Kaarin Anstey (Advisors: Dr Moyra Mortby, Dr Richard Burns and A/Professor Richard O’Kearney)

Thesis Topic:
Is anxiety a risk factor in cognitive ageing?

Igor Balnozan

BCom (Hons), B.Actuarial Studies, UNSW

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

Supervisor:
Associate Professor Anthony Asher

Thesis Topic:
Modelling Regular and Ad-hoc Drawdowns in Account-based Pensions

Bianca Bonollo

BSC Economics (University od Padua, Italy) MSC Economics (University of Venice, Italy)

PhD Student, School of Economics, UNSW

Supervisors:
Dr. Loretti Isabella Dobrescu and Professor John Piggott

Thesis title:
Is having (many) children an insurance for old age?

Johanne Brady

BA (Hons) UNSW

PhD Student, Faculty Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

Supervisors:
Associate Professor Kate O’Loughlin and Dr J Smith-Merry

Thesis Topic:
Meanings of Parkinson’s disease in an Australian community setting from the perspectives of people diagnosed and partner-carers

Bridget Browne

BEc, FIAA, FIA, Actuaire (IA)

PhD Student, School of Demography, Australian National University

Supervisors:
Professor Heather Booth, Professor Michael Sherris, Dr Tim Higgins and Dr Anna Howe

Thesis Topic:
Long Term Care in Australia: what place for insurance?

Cassie Curryer

B Social Sciences (Hons), Adv Dip Local Family and App Histoy

PhD Student, University of Newcastle

Supervisors:
Professor Julie Byles and Professor Mel Gray

Thesis title:
A view of home: Older people, housing and social policy in Australia

Rachel Curtis

BPsych (Hons) Flinders University

PhD Student, Flinders Centre for Ageing Studies, School of Pyschology, Flinders University

Supervisors:
Dr Tim Windsor and Professor Mary Luszcz

Thesis Topic:
Do perceptions of control predict activity engagement in older adults?

Arpita Das

BSc University of Calrutta; MSc Vidyasagar University; MPhil University of Sydney

PhD Student, School of Life and Environmental Science, The University of Sydney

Supervisors:
Dr Vasant Hirani and Prof. Robert Cumming

Thesis Topic:
Micronutrient status and its effect on physical activity, muscle strength, health related quality of life, frailty and mortality among older men living in Australia: The Concord health and ageing in men project. 

Dorothy Dudley

BBus (Marketing) UTS; MASS, ACAP

PhD Student, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

Supervisors:
Associate Professor Kate O'Loughlin and Dr Vanessa Loh

Thesis Topic:
Understanding the existence and nature of personal goals in retirement and their relationship with life satisfaction - An Australian perspective.

Parivash Eftekhari

PhD, TMU Iran

PhD Student, Research Centre for Gender Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

Supervisors:
Professor Julie Byles, Ms Peta Forder and Dr Melissa Harris

Thesis Topic:
Quality care in older Australian women with asthma