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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

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?

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?

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

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

Zhiping Huang

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/Commerce, UNSW

Honours Student, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW

Supervisors:
Professor Michael Sherris, Dr Jonathan Ziveyi, Dr Andres Villegas

Thesis Topic:
Multi-factor Affine Mortality Model with Application to Longevity Risk

Aliza Hunt

BA(Hons) Psychology, ANU; Dip Modern Languages (Indonesian), University of Melbourne

PhD Student, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

Supervisors:
Professor Phil Batterham and Dr Steve McEachern

Thesis Topic:
Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Elderly Indonesians

Neil Jeyasingam

BCom (Hons) UNSW, MBBS, BSc (Med) UNSW, MPsych, Institute of Psychiatry, MBus (Health Admin), UTAS Cert(POA), FRANZCP, RANZCP

PhD Student, The University of Sydney

Supervisors:
Associate Professor Kate O'Loughlin and Associate Professor Lynda Matthews

Thesis Topic:
Attitudes to Ageing - Factors contributing to optimal mental health in older persons

Xiaoguang Jia

BS Fudan University, MS Fudan University

PhD Student, ANU, School of Demography

Supervisor:
Professor Zhongwei Zhao

Thesis Topic:
An agent-based model of life course: adaptive mating process embedded in dynamic social networks

Kevin Krahe

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies/ Bachelor of Economics

Honours Student, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW

Supervisors:
Professor Michael Sherris, Dr Jonathan Ziveyi, Dr Andres Villegas

Thesis Topic:
Longevity Risk Management: A Value Based Index to Hedge Longevity Risk