Speakers

Angelique Chan

Dr Angelique Chan holds joint appointments as Associate Professor in the Signature Program in Health Services & Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School and the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. She is the Inaugural Executive Director of the Centre for Ageing Research & Education (CARE, Duke-NUS). Dr Chan received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles and completed a US National Institute on Aging Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Her current research examines disability transitions, mortality, and the effects of social support on health, caregiver burden, and use of long-term care services. She has published widely on aging issues in leading international journals including the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, Journal of Aging and Health, and Journal of Gerontology Series B: Social Sciences and book chapters. She is co-author of a book titled Ageing in Singapore: Service Needs & the State (Routledge 2006) and Co-editor of Ultra-low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issues (Routledge 2009). Her international work includes working with collaborators from Japan and USA on caregiving, work and retirement, and disability transitions. She has consulted for Singapore Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Agency for Integrated Health, the United Nations, Temasek Foundation and the World Bank. She sits on various national committees related to ageing research and education.