I’m a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health at The University of Queensland. My expertise is in the economics of health and ageing, with a special focus on dementia and cognitive decline. I’m passionate about improving the lives of older people by studying new health needs in older populations to plan for future healthcare requirements. This research also involves analysing the impact of lifestyle factors on health and wellbeing.
My current research aims to improve knowledge about healthy ageing trends and the likely future health needs of the Australian population. As part of an Australian Research Council grant, I’m investigating trends in the number and percentage of individuals who report health issues in different age groups. In view of an ageing population, I’m studying how these figures change between generations. I’ll use these findings to model health by age group over the next 30 years, which is critical for planning future healthcare capacity.