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Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute

ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences


No. 3/2012


Photo: BridgeClimb Sydney

On top of the world

After a long and distinguished career, Terry Hull has retired from ANU. He will continue his association with ADSRI and ANU as an Emeritus Professor. A dinner in Terry's honour was held at Vivaldi's which was attended by many colleagues, students and friends. One of the gifts he received was a Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb and you can see Terry and Valerie on top of the Bridge in the photo.

» reflections by Terry Hull


Centenary of Canberra seminars

ADSRI is seeking expressions of interest for a series of presentations to be held in 2013 on topics related to the population of Canberra over the last 100 years.

»read more



Asian Population Association conference

The second conference of the Asian Population Association was held in Bangkok at the end of August. A large contingent of ADSRI staff and students presented papers.

» read more


Asian Population Association newsletter No 3

» available on the APA website


Meet our latest PhD graduate

Barbara Edgar's interest in migration and immigrant groups, fostered during her twenty-year career with the Department of Immigration & Citizenship, led to her research on ethnic groups in Sydney and Melbourne.

» read more

Utomo and McDonald with members of the Regional Representative Council

Advice to Indonesian Government

Iwu Utomo and Peter McDonald were invited to comment on the draft bill on Gender Equality in Indonesia at the Indonesian People’s Representative Councils (DPR) and the Regional Representatives Council (DPD).

» read more


PhD work in progress day

ADSRI held its fourth PhD work in progress day on 7 September. Students gave 10 minute presentations providing a snapshot of their PhD research. Each presentation was followed by a short question period. The day gives students the opportunity to develop their presentation skills in a conference setting. It is also an opportunity for staff and students to find out about the research being done by our PhD students and gives part-time and interstate students the chance to meet their fellow students and staff.


New PhD candidates

Seven new PhD candidates have started this year and are working on a range of interesting topics including the place for insurance in long term care, the impact of disasters on Philippine slums and fertility intentions of Australian men.

» read more


Ann Harding @ ADSRI

Professor Ann Harding, former Director of the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), has been a Visiting Fellow at ADSRI for the last few months.

» read about her research


Demography of disasters conference

Helen James and the ARC project team on the demography of disasters have received a grant of $10,000 from the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences Conference Award Scheme for an international conference planned for 18 - 20 September 2013. The title of the conference will be Demography of Disasters: Implications for Future Policy on Development and Resilience.


Kien Van Nguyen represents ANU

Kien Van Nguyen, a final year PhD candidate, has been selected to represent ANU and present his research on Social capital and resilience to floods in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam at two conferences.

Early in September he spoke at the Coastal Cities, Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Workshop, sponsored by the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, in San Diego.

He will also attend the Go8-C9 Forum 2012, hosted by the University of Queensland, in October. The forum brings together doctoral students from China and Australia to exchange ideas across disciplines and national boundaries on key global issues relating to water management.


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Australian Population Association (APA) Conference
5 - 7 December 2012

» APA conference


Interested in population ageing research?

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), of which ADSRI is a part, offers unrivalled opportunities for young researchers interested in joining or engaging with a multi-disciplinary research team committed to building knowledge for an ageing world.

» find out more

Alumni news

Dr Abbas Bhuiya, a PhD graduate has been appointed as acting Executive Director of the ICDDR,B (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh).

Dr Carlos Arnaldo, also a PhD graduate, has recently founded the Centre for Population Health Research which will conduct policy relevant research on population and health in Mozambique. He is the Director of the Centre.


» seminar program


» recent publications

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