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Associate Professor of Demography, Rural Health, Monash University

Dr Rebecca Kippen is a demographer 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. 

Dr Kippen teaches research methods and demographic methods. Current research includes the studies "Putting death in its place: mortality, intergenerational disadvantage, and the built environment" and "Intergenerational transmission of inequality in life expectancy", both funded by the Australian Research Council, and projects to support training in general practice. Current and past funded projects are listed in the linked curriculum vitae below.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

GradDip (Demography), 1997, Australian National University (ANU)

PhD (Demography), 2002, Australian National University (ANU)

BBus (Mathematics and Accounting), 1996, La Trobe University

Research area keywords

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


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