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CEPAR Deputy Director Hazel Bateman appointed Director of Academic Strategy at UNSW Business School

Hazel Bateman

Hazel Bateman, CEPAR Deputy Director and Professor in the School of Risk & Actuarial Studies at UNSW Sydney, has been appointed to a part-time executive role as Director of Academic Strategy in the UNSW Business School.

In this role, Professor Bateman will lead strategic projects under a vertical job share trial as part of the Senior Deputy Dean portfolio, and will contribute to other activities across the executive management at UNSW Business School.

Professor Hazel Bateman is one of Australia’s leading experts in superannuation and pension economics and finance.

From 2014-2017, she was Head of School of Risk and Actuarial Studies at the UNSW Business School. Since 2017 she has been a co-Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).

Hazel Bateman has research interests in the areas of public and private provision for retirement. In particular, her work focuses on the means to facilitate better financial decisions in retirement accumulation and decumulation including: choice architecture, information architecture, financial literacy and financial advice; and the taxation and regulation of superannuation funds.

Professor Bateman is the author of over 70 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and the book Forced Saving,  published by Cambridge University Press.

She has been a Chief Investigator on over a dozen Australian Research Council (ARC) funded projects, and is joint editor of the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.

Hazel Bateman has been a consultant on retirement income issues to a range of Australian and international organisations including the OECD, the World Bank, the Social Insurance Administration (China), APEC and the Korean Institute of Health and Social Affairs. She is a member of the Netspar Scientific Council, the Steering Committee of the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension Index and the UniSuper Consultative Committee. In 2012-13 she was a member of the Australian Government's Superannuation Roundtable.

Before joining UNSW Sydney, Hazel Bateman worked as an economist in the Australian Treasury where she was involved in forecasting and taxation policy.