School of Demography launch

School of Demography launch
Monday 30 November 2015

The School of Demography, formerly the Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute (ADSRI), was successfully launched on Wednesday 18 November at the beautiful Australian Centre on China in the World building. The official part of the afternoon was followed by a reception attended by 120 people.

Demography was established as one of the founding disciplines of the ANU in 1947 and since then, has had five heads, three of whom attended the launch: Peter McDonald (left), Jack Caldwell (seated) and James Raymer (right). They are joined by David Lucas and Pat Pyne.

Guest speakers included:


  • Professor James Raymer
    Head, School of Demography
  • Professor Ian Young
    Vice Chancellor, Australian National University
  • Professor Paul Pickering
    Interim Dean, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

History of ANU Demography

  • Professor Peter McDonald
    Crawford School of Public Policy

Demographic statistics as the foundation for understanding society

  • Dr AJ Lanyon
    Population Program Manager, Population and Social Statistics Group, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Demography and policy

  • Professor Glenn Withers
    College of Business and Economics

School of Demography activities and plans

  • Associate Professor Heather Booth
  • PhD Candidate Kim Xu

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Updated:  17 December 2015/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications