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Executive Director of the Centre for Ageing Research & Education, Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore

A/Prof Angelique Chan holds joint tenure appointments as Associate Professor in the Signature Programme in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School, and in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore.

A/Professor Chan currently serves as the Executive Director of the Centre for Ageing Research and Education at Duke-NUS Medical School. She is also Director of the Tsao Foundation Ageing Research Initiative which is housed within the Department of Sociology. A/Professor Chan has developed and nurtured a strong research portfolio in ageing research. This portfolio contains projects that are multidisciplinary and focus on the following themes; the epidemiology of ageing, social determinants of health, caregiving, long term care and the evaluation of programmes providing health services to the community. She has led several major projects on ageing in Singapore including large-scale longitudinal national surveys which have led to recommendations in policy research and public policy making.

She is currently leading several research projects:

(1) A national longitudinal study, Transitions in Health, Employment, Social engagement and Inter-Generational transfers in Singapore (THE SIGNS study) which aims to investigate the changing nature of relationships between work, retirement, volunteerism, and health. The survey also contains information on social engagement and intergenerational family transfers which are important components of successful ageing.

(2) An evaluation of a community-based study of caregivers for persons with dementia, Caring for Persons with Dementia and Their Caregivers in the Community: Towards a Sustainable Community Based Care system. The evaluation includes the development of a blueprint for a dementia friendly community that may be scaled at a national level.

(3) A translational study that tests the feasibility and sustainability of rolling out a falls prevention programme, that has been shown to be effective in a randomised control trial, in to the community.

She is co-investigator on several projects (selected):

(1) Assessing the impact of enhanced primary care services for Singaporeans with chronic health conditions

(2) Caregiving Transitions among Family Caregivers of Elderly Singaporeans

(3) Designing Future-Ready and Sustainable Nursing Home for Person-Centric Care Models in Communities

(4)Generativity: Appreciation and Measurement among Elderly Singaporeans

Her international work includes working with partners from Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America to build and enhance capacity for research on ageing in Singapore. She has performed consultancy work for government organisations such as the Singapore Ministry of Social and Family Development, the Singapore Ministry of Health, the United Nations, Temasek Foundation and the World Bank.

She is also a board member of the Milken Institute Board of Academic and Policy Advisors for the Centre for the Future of Ageing; Deputy Chair of the Asia Pacific Rim Universities Ageing Hub; board member of the Next Age Institute (NUS); board member of the Temasek Polytechnic School for Humanities and Social Sciences; member, Singapore Medical Complaints Council; member, Health Cluster, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS. She also sits on the Editorial Boards of Asian Population Studies and the Journal of Aging and Health. Her research work has been featured in The Straits Times, Today, Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, and other local Singapore television channels and newspapers.


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    Executive Director of the Centre for Ageing Research & Education, Duke-NUS Medical School, National University of Singapore