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Research Students

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: Professor Warwick McKibbin, Dr Larry Liu, Professor Renee McKibbin

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

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

Abul Rizvi

BEcs, ANU and Graduate Diploma in Public Policy, Canberra PhD Student,

School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Supervisors:
Professor Peter McDonald, and Dr Jeromey Temple

Thesis Topic:
Evolution of Australian Immigration Policy

 

David Rodgers

BEcon (Hons) University of Queensland

PhD Student, School of Economics, UNSW Business School

Supervisors:
Professor Alan Woodland and Dr George Kudrna

Thesis Topic:
Demographic change and optimal policy responses

George Smyrnis

Bcom (Hons) USyd, CFA

PhD Student, Discipline of Finance, The University of Sydney

Supervisors: Professor Susan Thorp

Thesis Topic: Essays on Improving Retirement Engagement

Dilan SriDaran

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies

Honours Student, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW

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

Thesis Topic:
Application of Machine Learning to Mortality Modelling

Quang Trinh

BA in Sociology, Vietnam National University; master of Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

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

Supervisors:
Professor Hal Kendig, Professor Peter McDonald, Associate Professor Minh Huu Nguyen and Dr Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan

Thesis title:
Ageing and intergenerational relationships in Vietnam

Cheng Wan

BSc in Information and Computational Science, Wuhan University; MStat Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

PhD Student, UNSW Business School

Supervisors:
Professor Hazel Bateman, Dr Katja Hanewald and Professor Hanming Fang

Thesis Topic:
The Demand and Supply of Longevity and Health Contingent Insurance Products in China

Daniel Wheadon

MEcon UNSW

PhD Student, UNSW Business School 

Supervisors:
Professor Alan Woodland and Dr George Kudrna

Thesis Topic:
Demographic Change and Optimal Policy Response 

Lynda Woodward

BSc(Biotech)(Hons), University of Newcastle. BPhysio, University of Newcastle PhD Student, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney

Supervisors:
Prof Lindy Clemson, A/Professor Cathie Sherrington and A/Professor Karen Willis

Thesis Topic:
The experience of older men and women on falling, recovery and participation in a long-term management program

Xiao Xu

BBA (Uni Wisconsin-Madiosn), MSE (Johns Hopkins)

PhD Student, University of New South Wales, UNSW Business School, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies

Supervisors:
Professor Michael Sherris, Dr Jennifer Alonso Garcia and Dr Jonathan Ziveyi

Thesis Topic:
Variable annuity guarantee benefits - An integrated study of financial and actuarial valuations

Adam Yates

MS, Applied Sociology (Clemson University)

PhD Student, School of Community Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Newcastle

Supervisors:
Professor Julie Byles, Professor Catherin D’Este and Dr Paul Kowal

Thesis Topic:
International obesity and socioeconomic status relative to absolute wealth

Dandan Yu

BCom (Hons) UNSW, BEcon and MEcon from Peking University

PhD Student, UNSW Business School

Supervisors:
Professors Denzil Fiebig and Denise Doiron

Thesis Topic:
Collective household decision making

Xiaoyun Zhang

BMgt (Zhejiang University, China)

PhD Student, UNSW Business School

Supervisors: 
Professor John Piggott, Dr Katja Hanewald and Dr Tess Stafford

Thesis Topic: 
Rural-urban migration and the health of elderly parents in China