Mortality, Ageing & Health

Mortality, Ageing & Health

The ANU School of Demography conducts research in the three inter-related issues of mortality, ageing and health. Research on mortality and health focuses on several key determinants, including smoking, excess body weight, air pollution and socio-economic factors; on demographic interrelations such as migration and mortality; and on mortality at the oldest ages. As a result of past and recent successes in reducing mortality, longevity continues to increase, presenting many challenges at the individual, family and society levels. A particular focus of the School is the role of social networks in meeting these challenges; a further focus is the older worker. At the population level, research addresses structural population ageing and its implications for society and intergenerational equity. These and other issues are addressed through the School's extensive expertise in modelling population futures through population forecasts and projections, and dynamic microsimulation modelling. 

Researchers and Research Areas of Expertise

Dr Qing Guan

Dr James O’Donnell

Assoc Prof Brian Houle: Mortality; Epidemiology; Demography; Applied Statistics; Population Heath and Disparities

Assoc Prof Collin Payne: Global Health; Life-course approaches to ageing; Inequality

Dr Michael Roettger

Dr Sergey Timonin

Prof Vladimir Canudas Romo: Demography; Mortality

Prof Heather Booth: Mortality; Stochastic Analysis and Modelling; Population Trends and Policies; Social Change; Family and Household Studies; Pacific Peoples Health

Emeritus Prof Terence Hull: Demography; Reproduction; Fertility; Population Trends and Policies; Family and Household Studies; Public Health and Health Services; Health Policy; Culture, Gender, Sexuality

Emeritus Prof Zhongwei Zhao: Demography; Mortality; Fertility; Family and Household Studies; Population Trends and Policies

Assoc Prof (Adjunct) Gordon Carmichael: Fertility; Health Care Administration; Family and Household Studies; Health and Community Services; Population Trends and Policies; Health Policy; Mortality; Culture, Gender, Sexuality; Public Health and Health Services; Demography


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