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Associate Investigators

Annamaria Olivieri
Professor Annamaria Olivieri

B.Business Economics University of Parma; Degree in Actuarial Science and Statistics University of Florence; PhD in Mathematics for Financial Markets, University of Brescia

Professor of Mathematical Methods for Economics, Actuarial Science and Finance, University of Parma

Research streams:
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Professor Andrew Palmer

BmedSci, University of Tasmania, Australia; MBBS, University of Tasmania, Australia

Founding Chair and Head of the Health Economics Research Unit, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Theme Leader, Public Health and Primary Care, University of Tasmania; Professor of Health Economics, The University of Melbourne.

Research streams: Macro-Demographic Dynamics & Population Ageing Policy, Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life


Dr Collin Payne

B.A (Sociology) University of Wisconsin; M.A. (Demography) University of Pennsylvania; PhD (Demography) University of Pennsylvania

Lecturer of Demography, The Australian National University

Research Streams:

Relationships between lifespan and health span among older adults 
Macro-demographic dynamics


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Dr Ruth Peters

BSc, MSc, PhD

Conjoint Senior Lecturer, UNSW Sydney; Senior Research Scientist, NeuRA

Research streams:
Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing

Risk Factors, Dementia and Cognitive Decline; Blood Pressure, Hypertension and Cognition; Life-course Exposure Dementia Risk

Ermanno Pitacco
Professor Ermanno Pitacco

BBusiness Economics University of Trieste; Degree in Actuarial Science and Statistics University of Rome

Professor of Actuarial Mathematics, University of Trieste

Research streams:
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Dr Cort W. Rudolph

BA DePaul University; MA PhD Wayne State University

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Saint Louis University

Research Stream:
Organisations and the Mature Workforce

Renuka Sane
Dr Renuka Sane

MEcon Mumbai University; Ph.D. Econ UNSW

Associate Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi

Research Streams:
Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing

Professor Anthony Scott

BA (Hons), University of Newcastle Upon Tyne; MSc, University of York; PhD, University of Aberdeen

Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research; and Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The Melbourne University

Research stream:
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life


Adam Shao
Dr Adam Wenqiang Shao

BEc Finance Beijing International Studies University; MEc Actuarial Science Central University of Finance and Economics; PhD Actuarial Studies UNSW

Actuarial Consultant, Milliman

Research stream:
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Dr Yang Shen

PhD (Actuarial Studies) Macquarie University; M.Sc. (Financial Mathematics, Peking University; B.Ec. (Insurance Science) East China Normal University

Senior Lecturer, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW

Research Streams:

Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life
Mortality and Morbidity Risk 
Financial and Insurance Product Design
Guiding Financial Decision Making 

Dr Fiona Stanaway

PhD, University of Sydney; MPH, University of Sydney; MBBS (Hons), University of Queensland

Senior Lecturer, Master of Clinical Epidemiology Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Research Stream:
Decision-making, Sustainable Wellbeing

Olena Stavrunova
Dr Olena Stavrunova

BA (Bus. Admin), MA (Econ); PhD (Econ) University of Iowa

Associate Professor, Economic Discipline Group, UTS

Research stream:
Decision Making, Expectations and Cognitive Ageing

Dr Ralph Stevens
Dr Ralph Stevens
BSc MSc Tilburg University; MPhil PhD CentER Graduate School, Tilburg University
Researcher, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
Research streams:
Macro-Demographic Dynamics & Population Ageing Policy
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life
Professor Lucy Taksa

BA UNSW, BA(Hon) History UNSW, PhD UNSW 

Appointed Director, Centre for Workforce Futures. Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University 

Research Stream: 

Equity and the management of diversity; employment relations and workplace health and safety; socio-economic impacts of living and working with lymphoedema