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Prof Angelique Chan

Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow

Dr. Angelique Chan is the Inaugural Executive Director of the Centre for Ageing Research & Education (CARE), and is tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore (NUS), with a joint appointment in the Signature Programme in Health Services & Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore.

Dr Chan obtained her PhD (Sociology) from UCLA under a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship as well as funding from the RAND William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Fellowship. She did her post-doctoral work at the University of Michigan Population Studies Center, funded by the US National Institute of Aging.

As the founding director of CARE, the first centre on ageing in Singapore, she established the only nationally representative longitudinal panel survey of health and social care needs of persons aged 60 years and older.  This work has led to a series of innovative programs and has influenced national policy on caregiving, long-term care, and social engagement of older adults.

Dr. Chan has published in leading international journals on demography, sociology, and ageing, on disability transitions, mortality, and the effects of social support on health, caregiver burden, and use of long-term care services.  She co-authored a highly cited book “Ageing in Singapore: Service Needs and the State”.

Her international research includes collaborations throughout Asia, including Japan, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka, as well as Europe and the US.  She sits on the Board of Oversight of PRECISE, a $25 Billion national genomics initiative, the Community Silver Trust Board that reviews funding for over $1 Billion in funding for NGOs serving the needs of older adults in Singapore, and for 12 years was a member of the Tribunal for Maintenance for Parents Act which assessed claims of parents against children.  In addition, she has consulted for various local Singapore government entities and international bodies such as the UNESCAP, The World Bank and the Asian Development Bank, is a member of the Steering Committee for the International Association of Research Universities Ageing Programme, and serves as Chair of the Asia Pacific Rim Universities Population Ageing Programme.