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Research Students

Lingfeng Lyu

MActSt (Extension), UNSW Business School

PhD student, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney

Yang Shen and Jonathan Ziveyi


Michael Sherris

Thesis Topic:
Forecasting and Financing Healthy Aging and Aged Care in Australia

Sue Markham

MSc (Research), UNSW
BASc (Phty), University of Sydney

PhD Student, School of Health Sciences, University of Sydney

A/Prof Kate O’Loughlin


Prof Lindy Clemson, Dr Justin McNab

Thesis Topic:

Facilitators and barriers to clinical trial recruitment and retention of older people: a mixed methods study

HOANG (Victoria) Bang Chau Nguyen

BEc Honours, The University of Queensland

PhD Student, The University of Sydney Business School


Professor Susan Thorp


Associate Professor Jingyu Yang

Thesis Title: 

Machine learning tools for variable annuity portfolio management

James Rice

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Monash University

PhD Student, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Jeromey Temple and Associate Professor Peter McDonald 

Thesis Topic:
Extensions to the Australian National Transfer Accounts


Tianyu Shen

MA, Social Research, ANU

PhD student, School of demography, ANU


Dr Collin Payne


Professor Vladimir Canudas Romo and Dr Alyson van Raalte

Thesis Topic:

Living Longer and Healthier? An Advancement of Methodology and Understanding on Health Expectancy



Gayani Kaushika Thalagoda

B.Sc. Statistics (Special) , University of Peradeniya,Sri Lanka. (First Class Hons.)

M.Sc. Actuarial Science, University of Calgary, Canada

PhD student, Risk and Actuarial Studies, Business School, University of New South Wales


Dr. Jonathan Ziveyi


Andres Villegas Ramirez

Thesis Topic:

Longevity Risk Measurement and Management

Yawei Wang

Master of Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney.
Bachelor of Economics, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

Master of Pre-Doctoral Business Studies student, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Sydney

A/Professor Yang Shen and 
A/Professor Jonathan Ziveyi



Professor Michael Sherris

Thesis Topic:
A unified Markov chain Monte Carlo framework for valuation and assessment of retirement income products

Jiamin Yan

MSc in Insurance, Central University of Finance and Economics in China; B.A. Information and Computer Science from Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE); BSc in information and Computer Science – Central University of Finance and Economics in China

PhD Student, School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW business school


Prof Hazel Bateman


Dr Katja Hanewald

Xingying Yu

M.Sc (Distinction), B.A (Hons 1 with distinction)

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


A/Professor Yang Shen and A/Professor Jonathan Ziveyi


Dr Kyu Hyung Park and Professor Michael Sherris

Thesis Topic:

Joint health transition models and its application in pricing shared LTCI

Yuchen Xie

BA in health promotion (Minor in Psychology), University of Iowa, USA; MSc in Public Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA


Professor Kaarin Anstey, Associate Professor Myra Hamilton, Professor Carmelle Peisah and Dr Craig Sinclair

Thesis title:

Navigating aged care services for older Australians and their families

Eva Zellman

MSAP, University of Canterbury, New Zealand; BSc(Psych), University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

PhD Student, Business School, Future of Work Institute, Curtin University


Dr Daniela Andrei and Professor Sharon Parker

Thesis Topic:

The Role of Leadership in Managing an Aging and Age Diverse Workforce


Yuxin Zhou

B.Act.Studies (Honours 1), Master of Pre-Doctoral Business Studies

PhD Student, UNSW Business School, UNSW Sydney


Professor Michael Sherris and A/Professor Yang Shen


A/Professor Jonathan Ziveyi and Dr Len Partick Garces

Thesis Topic:

Age-dependent Multi-cohort Affine Mortality Model and Mutual Mortality Pooling Products

Shally Zhou

Bachelor of Science (Advanced), (Honours 1) UNSW; 1 pub

PhD Student, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales


Professor Kaarin Anstey 


Dr Susanne Schweizer, Dr Brooke Brady, Dr Lidan Zheng

Thesis Topic:

Understanding short-term variability in multidimensional subjective age, health and cognition

Marie-Celine Chery

GradDip; GDPsych, The University of New South Wales

Honours Student, Faculty of Science, School of Psychology, UNSW

Supervisor: Dr. Craig Sinclair

Thesis Topic: The Role of Trait Anxiety in Decisional Conflict Experienced by Older Adults in Decision Making About Future Care and Medical Treatments