Yuchen Xie


PhD Student at UNSW Student affiliate at UNSW Ageing Future Institute
ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research

Yuchen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health Promotion at University of Iowa, and Master of Science in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in USA. She gained research experience in the field of health services research at Hopkins and Singapore. Her broad interest in population ageing has brought her to Sydney in 2020 to start a project on aged care navigation for older people and their families at UNSW as a PhD student. Her research seeks to explore the relationship between family involvement and aged care utilisation for older Australians.

Yuchen joined NeuRA in July 2020 as a visiting PhD student and is currently exploring and learning various population ageing projects within Prof Kaarin Anstey’s research program and expects to contribute to the area of Dementia and Aged Care Services.

Projects Yuchen Xie is currently involved with


ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) is a unique collaboration bringing together academia, government and industry to address one of the major social challenges of the twenty first century. Based at the University of New South Wales with nodes at the Australian National University, The University of Melbourne, The University of Sydney and The University of Western Australia, CEPAR is producing world-class research on population ageing. CEPAR includes cross-disciplinary experts drawn from actuarial science, demography, economics, epidemiology, psychology and sociology. The Centre’s diverse research program which will deliver comprehensive outcomes with the potential to secure Australia’s future as a well-informed nation with world-best policy and practice for an ageing demographic.

Professor Anstey and Professor Mike Keane lead the CEPAR research stream concerned with decision making, expectations and cognitive ageing.

This research stream aims to:

  • Develop a comprehensive model of ageing and decision making including identification of typologies of decision makers
  • Develop multidisciplinary paradigms and predictive models of decision making and ageing
  • Develop and evaluate interventions to increase positive expectations about ageing
  • Develop life-cycle models that incorporate investments in health and housing as well as cognitive limitations in ageing.

For more information on CEPAR visit the centre website.

CEPAR has been funded primarily by the Australian Research Council, with generous support from the collaborating universities and partner organisations.


ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research



Artificial intelligence for teleophthalmology-based diabetic retinopathy screening in a national programme: an economic analysis modelling study.

Xie Y, Nguyen QD, Hamzah H, Lim G, Bellemo V, Gunasekeran DV, Yip MYT, Qi Lee X, Hsu W, Li Lee M, Tan CS, Tym Wong H, Lamoureux EL, Tan GSW, Wong TY, Finkelstein EA, Ting DSW

Health Economic and Safety Considerations for Artificial Intelligence Applications in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening.

Xie Y, Gunasekeran DV, Balaskas K, Keane PA, Sim DA, Bachmann LM, Macrae C, Ting DSW