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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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Obesity Medicine & Life Sciences
exclusion Social Sciences
demographic aging Social Sciences
health Social Sciences
Costs and Cost Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Policy Medicine & Life Sciences
New South Wales Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2002 2026

Research Output 2002 2018

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
2 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

Rebalancing health service use for older people: simulating policy-relevant scenarios under demographic ageing

Lay-Yee, R., Pearson, J., Davis, P., von Randow, M., Kerse, N. & BROWN, L., 2016, In : Langmuir. 129, 1442, p. 25-35 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aging of materials
New Zealand

Going the Distance... Working longer, living healthier

BROWN, L., Miranti, R. & Li, J., 2015, Australia : AMP. 32 p. (AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth Report ; no. 37)

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

working life
life expectancy
12 Citations (Scopus)

Rising Midlife Obesity Will Worsen Future Prevalence of Dementia

Nepal, B., BROWN, L. & Anstey, K., 2014, In : PLoS One. 9, 9, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Aging of materials