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Associate Investigators

Associate Professor Ross Hammond

B.A. (Honors) Williams College; PhD University of Michigan

Director and Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution and Betty Bofinger Brown Distinguished Associate Professor Public Health and Social Policy, Washington University

Research Stream:

Macro-Demographic Dynamics and Population Ageing Policy 

Katja Hanewald
Dr Katja Hanewald

MSc PhD Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Senior Lecturer in the School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney

Research stream:
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Insurance Economics; Risk Management; Longevity Risk Management; Annuity; Long-Term Care Insurance; Reverse Mortgages; Mortality Modelling; China

Erik Hernaes
Erik Hernæs

Cand.Oecon in Economics, University of Oslo

Senior Research Fellow, Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economics Research, University of Oslo

Research streams:
Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life


Alex Heron
Alexandra Heron

BA (Hons) University of Oxford; Solicitors' Professional Examinations (England and Wales); GradDip (Law) ANU

Research Associate, Women and Work Research Group, and Doctoral Candidate, Business School, University of Sydney

Research stream:
Organisations and the Mature Workforce

Dr Vasant Hirani
Dr Vasant Hirani

Bsc(Hons); MSc; PhD, APD, RNutr 

Senior Lecturer, Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney

Research stream:
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Professor Andreas Hirschi

Master of Advanced Studies in Psychology of Career Counseling and Human Resources; PhD Applied Psychology University of Zurich

Management Universities of Zurich, Bern, and Professor for Work and Organizational Psychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Bern, Switzerland

Research streams:
Career development across the lifespan, career counseling

Career Development; Career Counseling; Work-life Interface

Dr Diane Hosking

BA ANU; BHSc (Hons Psychology) AU; PhD Psychology AU

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Research Streams:

Individual differences in financial and health decision making impacts on productive ageing
Identifying individual and social influences on decision making at older ages
Promoting successful ageing in the workplace
Expectations and the ageing experience
Social determinants of successful ageing


Associate Professor Rafat Hussain

MBBS, University of Karachi; MPH, University of North Carolina; PhD, Australian National University

Associate Professor in Population Health, ANU Medical School & Research School of Population Health, Centre for Research on Ageing, Health & Wellbeing (CRAHW), Australian National University

Research Stream:
Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life



Fedor Iskhakov
Dr Fedor Iskhakov

BMath Econ CandSc Econ St Petersburg State University; MSc PhD University of Oslo

Senior Lecturer, Research School of Economics, Australian National University

Research stream:
Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing
Sustainable Well Being in Later Life

Carol Jagger
Professor Carol Jagger

BSc MSc University of Leeds; PhD University of Leicester

Primary affiliation:
AXA Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing, Institute for Ageing, University of Newcastle, UK

Research stream:
Sustainable Well Being in Later Life

Dr Saman Khalatbari-Soltani

MSc University Puta Malaysia; PhD University of Lausanne, Switzerland; PhD, Swiss School of Public Health, Switzerland

Senior Research Fellow, The University of Sydney School of Public Health

Research stream: Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Social Determinants of Healthy Ageing; Health Inequalities Among Older People

Kim Kiely
Dr Kim Kiely

BLibStudies (Hons) University of Sydney, PhD 

Lecturer, Statistics and Data Science, University of Wollongong 

Research streams:
Expectations and the Ageing Experience

Dr Kaja Kierulf

BSc, Economics and Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics; MSc, Applied Physics and Mathematics, Norwegian School of Science and Technology; MSc, Economics and Business Administration, Norwegian School of Economics; MA, Economics, University of Minnesota; PhD, Economics, University of Minnesota (Expected)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Economics, UNSW

Research Stream: Macro-demographic dynamics and population ageing policy; sustainable wellbeing in later life 


Dr. Pei-Chun Ko

B.Ed., National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan; M.A., Sociology, National Chengchi University, Taiwan; MSc., Sociology and Social Research, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; Ph.D., Economics and Social Sciences (Sociology; magna cum laude), University of Cologne, Germany

Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Monash University

Research streams:
Macro-demographic Dynamics and Population Ageing Policy