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Advancing research on healthy longevity in Australia and the Asia-Pacific
In this presentation, I will discuss my ongoing work exploring healthy longevity, funded ARC DECRA and ANU Futures Scheme grants. I’ll discuss the overall goals for these interconnected projects, and describe why research exploring healthy ageing, and social inequalities in the aging process, is crucially needed in both Australia and our wider region. The presentation will mainly focus on introducing the topic and planned analyses, but I will also present a bit on the ongoing analyses of my research group and preliminary results.
Collin Payne is an ARC DECRA fellow and senior lecturer at the School of Demography. His work examines global trends in health, disability, and mortality, with a focus on the interrelations between physical, mental and cognitive health, behavioural responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, and the impacts of health on the intergenerational economy. His current methodological work focuses on strategies for estimating cohort changes in disability-free life expectancy in the absence of continuous surveillance, and using direct standardisation (G-methods) to implement causal multistate life table models.