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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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Research Output

  • A Scoping Study on the Modelling of NHMRC’s New Grant Funding Program

    Brown, L., Li, J., Gong, X. & La, H. A., Feb 2018, (Unpublished) Canberra: NATSEM. 35 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReports

    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

  • Societal Costs of Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PPMS)

    Brown, L., Li, J., Gong, X. & La, H. A., 2018, (Unpublished) Canberra: IGPA University of Canberra. 72 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReports

  • 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

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)