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31 January 2017

The Australian National University’s (ANU) Professor Heather Booth is the first woman to be appointed Professor of Demography at an Australian university.

Professor Booth, an Associate Investigator for the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), is an expert in mortality, longevity and ageing   and will also become the School of Demography’s first female Director of Research.

21 February 2017

APEC Forum members need to do a lot more to promote economic growth to combat population ageing, according to a CEPAR report, commissioned by the Australian Government Department of Employment and presented at an APEC Workshop in Vietnam recently.

Researchers say cooperation in migration policy, education, and technology transfer would allow emerging economies within APEC to increase rates of growth, countering the “headwinds” of population ageing.