Cathy Gong

Dr Cathy Gong is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing and the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) at ANU.

She has a PhD in Economics and had been previously working as a Research Fellow at National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra; an Assistant Director at Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations; and a Statistician/Assistant Director at National Bureau of Statistics of China.

Dr Gong has contributed primarily to the CEPAR and ARC discovery projects on healthy and productive ageing in both Australia and China. Her research has strong policy impacts on promoting health, productivity and wellbeing.

She has published in the top journals in the areas of population health, ageing, economics and social science, such as Social Science and Medicine, Population Health, BMC Health Services Research, Journal of Aging and Health, the Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Population, Space and Place etc.

Dr Gong’s research interests include life course impacts on late life health and wellbeing; social determinants of healthy and productive ageing; intergenerational support relationships; health services use; comparative study on ageing in Asia; age friendly communities; inequality, transitions of health, employment and wellbeing; as well as labour market participation and retirement choices.