Rebecca Kippen

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

19982019
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Biography

Dr Rebecca Kippen is Associate Professor of Demography in the School of Rural Health at Monash University, Bendigo. Dr Kippen has held research and teaching positions at the Australian National University (2002-10), and was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the School of Population Health, University of Melbourne (2010-14), researching Australia's historical demography. Since the late 1990s, Dr Kippen's work on population futures has been highly influential in population debate both in Australia and internationally.

Dr Kippen lectures on research methods, demographic methods, and evidence-based clinical practice. Current research includes life-course analysis of Tasmanian convicts, Victorian Aborigines, and Victorian World War One veterans; health and mortality in regional areas; and work for the Hazelwood Mine Fire Health Study. Current and past funded projects are listed in the linked curriculum vitae below.

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Research interests

Dr Kippen has supervised Honours, Masters and PhD students to successful thesis completion. Previously supervised topics include: 'Short- and long-term survival following in-hospital cardiac arrest', 'The employment of partnered mothers in Australia', 'Marriage patterns and fertility decline in nineteenth-century Tasmania', 'Indigenous fertility in the Northern Territory', 'Death registration and mortality trends in Australia', 'Mortality during the era of economic reform in Vietnam', 'Alcohol and the life course of Tasmanian female convicts', 'Changes in Australian age-specific sex ratios', 'The 1919 Spanish Influenza epidemic' and 'Institutional barriers to adequate, safe blood supplies in Indonesia'.

Dr Kippen is interested in supervising topics that involve demographic aspects of health and mortality in regional and rural areas, colonisation and Indigenous health, Australian historical demography, or population modelling and projections. She is happy to discuss potential research projects with current or future students.

Education/Academic qualification

BBus(Mathematics and Accounting), La Trobe University

PhD(Demography), Australian National University

Keywords

  • Demography
  • Life Course Analysis
  • Mortality
  • Population Forecasting
  • Population Studies
  • Rural Health
  • Sex Selection Technology

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Projects 2014 2019

Measuring the educational alliance with supervisors from the registrar perspective

Elliott, T., Bentley, M., Benson, J., Kippen, R., Costello, S., Burns, J., Cook, C., Warrington, A. & Wallace, G.

18/08/171/09/18

Project: Research

Adapting and validating a tool to measure the supervisory relationship of GP supervisors

Kippen, R., Wallace, G., Bentley, M., Costello, S., Burns, J., Sampson, M., Morgan, S. & Warrington, A.

4/01/1730/03/18

Project: Research

Diggers to veterans: risk, resilience and recovery in the First Australian Imperial Force

McCalman, J., Kippen, R., Hopper, J. L., Reade, M. & McMeeken, J.

1/01/151/01/19

Project: Research

Capital offending: income, work and crime in Australia’s convict era

Maxwell-Stewart, H., Dungey, M., Inwood, K., Frost, L., Latham, R. & Kippen, R.

1/01/141/01/19

Project: Research

Research Output 1998 2019

The setting of the rising sun? A recent comparative history of life expectancy trends in Japan and Australia

Adair, T., Kippen, R., Naghavi, M. & Lopez, A. D., 28 Mar 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 3, 14 p., e0214578.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Adapting the supervisory relationship measure for general medical practice

Costello, S., Kippen, R. & Burns, J., 27 Nov 2018, In : BMC Medical Education. 18, 1, 8 p., 284.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Applications of the cumulative rate to kidney cancer statistics in Australia

Brennan, J., Chan, K. C., Kippen, R., Lenard, C. T., Mills, T. M. & Williams, R. F. G., 17 May 2018, Demography and Health Issues. Skiadas, C. H. & Skiadas, C. (eds.). 1st ed. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 97-106 10 p. (The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis; vol. 46).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Fifty years of plummeting cardiovascular death rates and implications for the individual

Trauer, J. M., Freak-Poli, R., Kippen, R. & McNeil, J., 26 May 2018, In : Australian Population Studies. 2, 1, p. 52-55 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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