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Dr Angelique Chan


Executive Director, Centre for Ageing Research and Education,
Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore


• Speaker, Ageing Symposium, 18 Sep 2021


Dr Angelique Chan holds joint appointments as Associate Professor in the Signature Programme in Health Services and Systems Research, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore and the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore.  She is the inaugural Executive Director of the Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE) at Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore.


Dr Chan received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California in Los Angeles and completed a US National Institute on Ageing Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Her current research examines disability transitions, mortality, and the effects of social support on health, caregiver burden, and use of long-term care services. 


She has published widely on ageing issues in leading international journals including the Journal of American Geriatrics Society, Journal of Ageing and Health, and Journal of Gerontology Series B: Social Sciences and also book chapters.  She has authored a book titled Ageing in Singapore: Service Needs and the State (Routledge 2006) and is the editor of Ultra-low Fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, Causes and Policy Issues (Routledge 2009). 


Her international work includes working with collaborators from Japan and USA on caregiving, work and retirement, and disability transitions. She has served as consultant for Singapore Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Agency for Integrated Health, the United Nations, Temasek Foundation and the World Bank.  She sits on various national committees related to ageing research and education.