Healthy Ageing Lecture #6: Longitudinal Perspectives on Successful Ageing
The webinar will make a case for adopting evidence-based, longitudinal and holistic approaches to studying well-being among older adults. The Singapore Life Panel® (SLP), a population representative panel of 11500 older adults aged 55-75, is hosted at the Centre for Research on Successful Ageing (ROSA). Monthly surveys are conducted via an online platform, and data is collected on the facilitators and triggers of four dimensions of well-being – economic, social, psychological and physical. The speakers will share how evidence from the SLP demonstrated the impact of Covid-19 on well-being, and our recommendations for public policy intervention based on the research outcomes.
Professor Paulin Tay Straughan
Professor of Sociology (Practice) and Director of the Centre for Research on Successful Ageing, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University
Paulin Straughan is a Professor of Sociology (Practice) and Dean of Students at Singapore Management University, and Director of the Centre for Research on Successful Ageing, a center dedicated to expanding healthspan of Singapore’s ageing society. Professor Straughan serves as Consultant on numerous projects commissioned by various government agencies, including the Marriage and Parenthood Surveys commissioned by the National Population and Talent Division. She has published in both sociology and medical journals. Her books include Marriage Dissolution in Singapore: Revisiting Family Values and Ideology in Marriage, and Ultra-Low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issue (with Gavin Jones and Angelique Chan).
Professor Straughan was a Nominated Member of Parliament from 2009 to 2011, during which she argued for work-life balance and the nurture of a more pro-family social environment.
Mr Micah Tan
Research Associate, Centre for Research on Successful Ageing, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University
Micah Tan is a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Successful Ageing in the Singapore Management University, where he conducts research on the social well-being of older adults in Singapore and how best to enable not just lifespan but healthspan as well. He has a keen interest in understanding how social identities evolve through different life-stages and the resultant impact such developments have on well-being. He holds a Master’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Oxford as well as a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons.) in Sociology from the National University of Singapore.
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