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Associate Investigators

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

Current Appointment: Pacific Life Re

Research stream:
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Associate Professor Yang Shen

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

Craig Sinclair CEPAR
Dr Craig Sinclair

BA/BSc (Hons Psychology); PhD Psychology (University of Western Australia)

Senior Research Fellow, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales; Conjoint appointment at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)

Research stream:

Decision-Making; Expectations and Cognitive Ageing


Supported Decision-Making; Decision-Making and Ageing; Healthcare Decision-Making

Associate Professor Fiona Stanaway

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

Associate Professor, Master of Clinical Epidemiology Program, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, CEPAR

Research Stream:
Decision-making, expectations and cognitive ageing, and Sustainable wellbeing in later life

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, Labour, Education and Pensions Department, 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


Federica Teppa
Dr Federica Teppa

BEc (Hons) M.Sc. University of Turin; PhD University of Tilburg

Researcher, Economics and Research Division, De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank)

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

Susan Thorp
Professor Susan Thorp

BEc (Hons) University of Sydney; DipEd University of New England; PhD UNSW

Professor, Discipline of Finance, The University of Sydney Business School, University of Sydney

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

Tran Quang
Associate Professor Chung Tran

BA Hanoi National University; MA Hague Inst of Social Studies & Hanoi National University; PhD Indiana University

Associate Professor, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University

Research streams:
Macro-Demographic Dynamics and Population Ageing Policy

Donald Truxillo
Professor Donald Truxillo

BS MA  PhD Louisiana State University

Professor, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick 

Research streams:
Organisations and the Mature Workforce

Dr. Francesco Ungolo

BSc (Business Administration), University of Bari, Bari, IT; MSc (Finance), Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, IT; Master Insurance and Risk Management, MIB School of Management, Trieste, IT; Ph.D., Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

Lecturer, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Business School

Research stream:

Demographic projection models; Mortality and morbidity risk; Macro-health outcome simulations; Financial and insurance product design

Andres Villegas
Dr Andrés Villegas

BSc Eafit University; MSc University of Los Andes; PhD in Actuarial Science City University London

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

Research stream:
Sustainable Wellbeing in Later Life

Longevity Risk Management; Mortality Modelling; Retirement Income Product Design