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Research Students

Milena Katz

Bachelor of Advanced Science (Nutrition) (Honours 1), USYD, Bachelor of Teaching, USYD

PhD Student, School of Population Health, University of New South Wales 

Dr Ruth Peters (CEPAR AI), Dr Adrienne Withall and Professor Emad El-Omar

Thesis Topic:
Ageing, diet and inflammation: An Australian perspective

Lilipramawanty Kewok Liwin

Bachelor in Statistics, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia; Master of Social Research specialisation in Demography, ANU

PhD Student, School of Demography, ANU


Dr Collin Payne


A/Professor Brian Houle, A/Professor Vladimir Canudas Romo and Dr Matthew Kelly

Thesis Title: 

Morbidity and Mortality Related to Type 2 Diabetes in Indonesia: Understanding the Role of Demographic Changes 

Jana Koch

M.Sc., Technical University of Munich, Germany
B.Sc., University of Applied Sciences Osnabrueck, Germany

PhD Student, School of Psychology at UNSW

Supervisors: Prof Kaarin Anstey

Co-Supervisors: Dr Brooke Brady, Dr Lidan Zheng


Thesis Title: Social influences on factors of successful ageing


Trang Le

Master of International Economics, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Master of Public Policy, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Bachelor of International Economics and Business, Foreign Trade Unversity, Hanoi, Vietnam

PhD Student, School of Economics, UNSW


Professor John Piggott, Dr. George Kudrna and Associate Professor Isabella Dobrescu 

Thesis Topic:

Modelling Policy toward Ageing in Emerging Economies: Indonesia and beyond

Ebony Lewis

Bachelor of Nursing, ACU; Master of International Public Health, UNSW

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


Dr Ruth Peters, Professor Kaain Anstey and Professsor Kenneth Rockwood

Thesis Topic:

Frailty and Cognition Over the Adult Life-Course

James Lian

BPsych (Hons) UNSW

PhD Student, School of Psychology, UNSW


Professor Kaarin Anstey


Dr Kim Kiely and Dr Bridget Callaghan

Thesis Topic:

Cognitive Resilience in Ageing

Jiu Lian

MEcon, ANU

PhD student, Research School of Economics, ANU

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

Thesis title: Social security reforms and business dynamism in ageing societies

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


David Rodgers

BEcon (Hons) University of Queensland

PhD Student, School of Economics, UNSW Business School

Professor Alan Woodland and Dr George Kudrna

Thesis Topic:
Demographic change and optimal policy responses

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



Yafei Si

Bachelor of Public Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University; Master of Public Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University

PhD Student, UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales

Dr Katja Hanewald, Associate Professor Bingqin Li and Professor Hazel Bateman

Thesis Topic:
Three Essays on Health, Health Care, and Healthy Ageing