Keynote Speakers
Professor Wei-Jun Jean Yeung

Professor Wei-Jun Jean Yeung is a Provost-Chair Professor in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Before Singapore, her academic career includes more than 20 years at the University of Michigan and New York University. She is the inaugural President of the Population Association of Singapore and the founding Director of the Center for Family and Population Research in NUS. Professor Yeung has received many prestigious awards and led national surveys in countries including the USA, China, and Singapore.  Professor Yeung’s current research includes various family demographic issues in Asia.  She has published extensively in leading journals, cited widely in academic publications and high-impact global media, and served on the editorial boards of many leading international journals. Her recent publications include volumes on Family and Demographic Transition in Southeast AsiaMigration and Marriage in Asian Contexts, Family and Population Changes in Singapore, Productive Aging, and Living Alone in Asia.

Dr. Phillip Gould

Dr. Phillip Gould is the First Assistant Secretary, Health Economics and Research Division in the Department of Health.

Phillip is passionate about strengthening the Department’s evidence based approach to decision making, through funding new health research, improving the use of health data across the Commonwealth and State and Territories and economic modelling. 

Phillip’s is responsible for the continued development of the Department’s strategic economic outlook across Australia’s health system and providing specialised modelling, costings for the Commonwealth’s health and aged care programs. Additionally, Phillip has oversight of the administration of the Medical Research Future Fund 10 year plan and Biomedical Translation Fund.

Phillip was formerly the Assistant Secretary, Office of the National Data Commissioner at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet where he worked on whole-of-government reforms to the public sector data system to deliver improved service, policies and research outcomes for Australians. He led the work to develop a new data sharing legislation to promote a culture of safely using data to its maximum potential.

Phillip also brings significant experience as the methodology and data integration lead at the Australian Bureau of Statistics. His previous experience is in the field of banking and finance, and he holds a PhD in Time Series Econometrics.