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Research Students

Mamiya (Manny) Adachi

B.Sc, Human Physiology, Boston University

Master of Science in Health Data Science Student, Centre for Big Data Research in Health (CBDRH), UNSW


Dr. Katja Hanewald

Co- Supervisors:

Dr. Andres M Villegas Ramirez

Thesis title: 

Forecasting All-Cause Mortality: Leveraging Causes-of-Death Data through Neural Networks

Jessica Amos

BSc Applied Psychology (Hons 1), University of Kent, UK

PhD Student, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Professor Kaarin Anstey


Dr Lidan Zheng, Dr Sophie Andrews

Thesis Topic:
Exploring the Factors that Promote or Hinder Behaviour Change in the Context of Cognitive Ageing and Dementia Risk Reduction Intervention

Robert Annabel

Bachelor of Actuarial Studies (Co-Op) (Honours)

Masters of Pre-Doctoral Business Studies

PhD Student, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Business School


Professor Hazel Bateman, Professor Arghya Ghosh, Associate Professor Scott Donald, Adjunct Associate Professor Anthony Asher

Thesis Title: 

Company-level GHG emissions and institutional investors’ active ownership

Tsendsuren Batsuuri

Grad Dip in International Development Economics, ANU; Bachelor of Science in Economics, Hacettepe University, Turkey; Master of Environmental and Resource Economics, ANU Grad Dip in International Development Economics, ANU

PhD Student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University

Professor Warwick McKibbin and Dr Larry Liu

Thesis Topic:
Impact of demographic change in Asia on macroeconomic and environmental outcomes


Nur Cahyadi

Master of Social Research (Advanced), School of Demographuy ANU; Master of Economics, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

PhD Student, School of Demography, ANU 


Dr Iwu Utomo, Dr Collin Payne and Dr Brian Houle

Thesis Title: 

Intergenerational Exchange of Supports, Poverty and Child Migration: Meeting the Needs of Older People in Rural Indonesia

Shu Chen

BA and BS, Peking University, China, MSc, Duke University, US

PhD Student, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW


Dr Katja Hanewald, Professor Bingqin Li and Professor Hazel Bateman

Thesis Topic:

Ageing and health in China: Burden, long-term care services use and cost

Mengxue Chen

B.A in International Economics – Fudan University China; BSc Economics and Business Economics – University of Groningen, the Netherlands; MSc Population and Development – London School of Economics and Political Science UK

PhD Student, School of Demography, ANU


Professor Zhongwei Zhao

Thesis Topic:

Population Ageing and Inequalities in China


Md Khademul Islam Chowdhury

MEcon, ANU

PhD student, Research School of Economics, ANU

Supervisors: Dr. Cagri Kumuru, Associate Professor, CBE, ANU

Thesis title: Implications of wealth, capital income and estate taxations at the present of differential mortalities

Sol Chung

Master of Philosophy (Finance); Master of Economics (Financial Economics and Econometrics) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) - USYD

PhD Student Finance, Business School, The University of Sydney


Professor Susan Thorp and Dr Mandy Zhang

Thesis Topic:

Choice Behaviour for Mortgage Products and Pensions in Australia


Mark Cooper-Stanbury

BSc, Australian National University

PhD Student, Centre for Health Policy, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne


Associate Professor Jeromey Temple and Professor Briony Dow 


Dr Tom Wilson 

Thesis Title: 

Equity for Our Elderly: The Supply and Demand Factors Associated with Equitable Access to Residential Aged Care

Nicole Ee

Bachelor of Science (Psychology) (Honours), First Class Honours, Australian National University; Bachelor of Laws, Australian National University

PhD Student, NeuRA, UNSW Sydney


Professor Kaarin Anstey and Dr Ruth Peters 

Co-Supervisor: Dr Fiona Matthews

Thesis Topic:

The impact of social engagement on cognitive health and wellbeing in older adulthood: An investigation of barriers, enablers and mechanisms 

Roshen Fernando

BSc Engineering (Hons), University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka; Master of Business Administration, University of West London UK; Master of Financial Economics, University of Colombo Sri Lanka; Master of International & Development Economics, ANU

PhD Student, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU


Professor Warwick McKibbin, Dr Larry Liu and Professor Renee McKibbin

Thesis Topic:

Relationship Between Antimicrobial Resistance and Demographics: Key to Mitigate Global Economic Consequences

Lisa Gulesserian

Masters of Education - University of Toronto

PhD Student, University of Sydney Business School, Work and Organisational Studies, The University of Sydney
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, CEPAR


Professor Marian Baird and Professor Rae Cooper

Thesis Topic:

Uber fathers, flexible work and gender roles

Abigail Hansen

BSc Psychology (Hons), Flinders University

PhD Student, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales (UNSW)


Professor Kaarin Anstey


Dr Tuki Attuquayefio, Emeritus Professor Michael Regan and Dr Kim Kiely

Thesis Topic:

The effects of age on trust, acceptance and use of advanced-driver assistive systems