Laurie Brown is a Professor and Research Director at IGPA. Laurie is one of Australasia’s leading health geographers and modellers. Laurie has over 25 years experience in public 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 has been a consultant to the New Zealand and Australian Governments and various State and Territory Governments. Prior to coming to Australia, Laurie was with the Lipid and Diabetes Research Group, an independently funded medical research organisation at the Christchurch School of Medicine in New Zealand.

Laurie is currently playing a leading role in the development and application of microsimulation models  and the use of micro-data for investigating policy issues in health, disability, ageing and caring in Australia and internationally.  Laurie’s current research interests include future impacts of chronic disease especially dementia and type 2 diabetes, social determinants of health and health inequities, Indigenous socio-economic and health disadvantage, and disability, ageing and caring.

Laurie has published numerous papers in international and national refereed social science and medical journals, and has authored many book chapters, commissioned research reports, monographs and technical reports. She is a referee for a number of national and international research funding bodies and scientific and policy journals.

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