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Research Students

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

Hoang Thi Nhat Huyen

PhD Student, Business School University of Sydney 


Professor John Piggott


George Kudrna and Isabella Dobrescu

Scientia Project Title:

Modelling Policy toward Ageing in Emerging Economies: Indonesia and beyond 

Michelle Vhudzijena

BA in Biomedical Enginering, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

PhD Student, School of Risk and Actuarial Science, UNSW
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, CEPAR


Professor Michael Sherris, Dr Andres Villegas and Dr Jonathan Ziveyi


Dr Andrés Villegas and A/Professor Jonathan Ziveyi

Thesis Topic: 

Modelling mortality heterogeneity using health trajectories and multimorbidity

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

B.A. Information and Computer Science from Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)

Masters student, CEPAR and School of Risk and Actuarial Studies, UNSW Business School, UNSW


Dr Katja Hanewald


Dr Andres Villegas Ramirez

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


Weihong Zhang

Master of Occupational Therapy, University of Sydney

PhD Student, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Universiy of Sydney


Associate Professor Lee-Fay Low and Professor Lindy Clemson

Thesis Topic:

Gait, Cognition and Falls - From Theory to Practice

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

Catalina Dowd

BScEcon, The University of Sydney

Honours Scholarship Student, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)


Associate Professor Myra Hamilton and Dr Daniel Dinale

Thesis Topic:

The impacts of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services cost, accessibility, and quality on parents’ participation in paid work

Nehar Neminathan

B.Sc Psych, Curtin University

Honours Scholarship Student, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)


Dr FangFang Zhang

Thesis Topic:

Facilitating older employees’ adaption to technology changes: The effect of job autonomy on employees’ self-efficacy, learning, and adaption

Avinash Rajan

B Com, The University of Western Australia

Honours Scholarship Student, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR)


Professor Gigi Foster

Thesis Topic:

The relationship between changes in Australian childcare subsidies and female labour force participation