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Laurie Brown is a Professor and Deputy Director of IGPA and co-convenor of NATSEM at the University of Canberra. Laurie is one of Australasia’s leading health geographers and modellers and has over 25 years' experience in health, ageing and disability policy and practice and researching the impacts of demographic, social and economic change. She has an academic background in health geography, population studies, epidemiology, health economics and health services research.

Laurie is playing a leading role in the development and application of dynamic and spatial (micro-) simulation models and the use of micro-data for investigating policy issues in health, disability, ageing and caring in Australia and internationally.

Her work includes a focus on the impacts of chronic disease especially dementia and type 2 diabetes and the role that trends in mid-life risk factors will play in the burden of disease over the next 30-40 years; Population ageing, socio-economic and health impacts of demographic change and well-being of older persons; Socio-economic and health disadvantage in Indigenous Australians; and economic

Laurie’s work is recognised for its emphasis on the social determinants of health framework and the 'Health in All Policies' approach.

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Projects 2002 2026

Research Output 2002 2019

standard of living

Child Social Exclusion, Poverty and Disadvantage In Australia

MIRANTI, R., BROWN, L., LI, J., TANTON, R., VIDYATTAMA, Y., TULI, S. & Rowe, P., 2018, Australia: UnitingCare Australia . 91 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

child protection
3 Citations (Scopus)

Changing the balance of social care for older people: simulating scenarios under demographic ageing in New Zealand

Lay-Yee, R., Pearson, J., Davis, P., von Randow, M., Kerse, N. & BROWN, L., 2017, In : Health and Social Care in the Community. 25, 3, p. 962-974 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

demographic aging
Population Dynamics
New Zealand
Patient Care

Economic Cost of Dementia in Australia 2016-2056: Report prepared for Alzheimer’s Australia

BROWN, L., HANSNATA, E. & LA, H. A., Feb 2017, Australia : Alzheimer’s Australia . 84 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
Costs and Cost Analysis

The Economic Value of Palliative Care and End-of-Life Care

BROWN, L., Jul 2017, Canberra, Australia : Palliative Care Australia (PCA). 14 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
economic value
Economic value
Palliative care
End of life care