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Research Students

Pushpani Herath

MBBS Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka, MSc University of Texas

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

Supervisors:
Professor Kaarin Anstey and Dr Nicolas Cherbuin

Thesis Topic:
Understanding the relationship between treatment of common chronic diseases and cognitive function

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

Marijan Jukic

PhD (Zagreb), MSc (Southampton), MSc and BSc (Zagreb)

PhD Student, University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

Supervisors:
Professor Peter McDonald and Associate Professor Jeromey Temple

Thesis Topic:
Modelling residential aged care in Australia

Yulong Li

MA Economics (CUFE)

PhD Student, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Australia

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

Thesis Topic:
Retirement income product development – new methodologies and innovative solutions

Kate Milledge

BND (Hons.) University of Wollongong

PhD Student: Concord Repatriation General Hospital

Supervisors:
Dr Vasant Hirani, Professor Robert Cumming and Dr Fiona O’Leary

Thesis Topic:
Study of the inter-relationships between food choice, nutritional status, oral health, frailty and polypharmacy among older Australian men

Cathy Monro

BCom (Hons) UNSW, Bachelor of International and Global Studies (Hons) USyd

PhD Student, Ageing and Health Research Team, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

Supervisors:
Associate Professor Kate O'Loughlin and A/Prof Lee-Fay Low

Thesis Topic:
The changing nature of aged care in Australia - A qualitative investigation of residential aged care policies and implications

Lara Morris

BSc (Psych) (Hons), MClinPsych

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

Supervisors:
Professor Kaarin Anstey, Dr Kim Kiely and Dr Kerry Sargent-Cox

Thesis Topic:
Adverse childhood experiences and lifestyle risk factors for chronic disease over the life course

Arm Nakornthab

MA (UVa.)

PhD Student, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University

Supervisor:
Dr Cagri Kumru

Thesis Topic:
Social Security under Integration of Big and Small Countries in Ageing Economy - Who Gains and Who Loses

Claire O'Connor

B. Science (Medical Science) UWS, M. Occupational Therapy (Hons) USyd

PhD Student; Ageing, Work and Health Research Unity, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

Supervisors: 
Professor Lindy Clemson, Dr Eneida Mioshi, Professor Henry Brodaty, A/Professor Olivier Piguet and A/Professor Kate O’Loughlin

Thesis Topic:
Understanding behaviour and function in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) - Developing better assessments and intervention approaches

 

Lily O'Donoughue-Jenkins

BA/BSC (Psychology), BSC Psychology (Hons) ANU

PhD Student, ANU, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment)

Supervisor:
Professor Kaarin Anstey

Thesis Topic:
Cognitive impairment and service use: Translating research for policy

Phitawat Poonpolkul

MSc Business Economics, University of Amsterdam; BA Economics, Thammasat University

PhD Student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA), Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU

Supervisors: Dr Larry Liu, Professor Renee McKibbin

Thesis Topic: Evaluating Implications of Demographic Changes on the Macroeconomy and Monetary Policy Conduct

Mijanur Rahman

MSc in Gerontology, The University of South Hampton, UK

PhD Student, RCGHA University of Newcastle

Supervisors:
Professor Julie Byles and Professor Jimmy Efird

Thesis Topic:
Modelling trajectories to aged care service use among older Australian women