Researcher biography

Jack Lam is a life course scholar who conducts research on family dynamics, health and ageing. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota (US) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California (US). His research appears in leading international journals on health and ageing, including the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Social Science and Medicine, The Gerontologist, BMC Geriatrics, Journal of Aging and Health, Research on Aging, European Journal of Health Economics, among others.

In addition to traditional academic research outlets, he delivers research impact through collaboration with government departments and not-for-profit organisations. He has worked on a range of projects with Federal and State government departments, and community partners to translate research evidence into advocacy for policies and programs. He currently serves on the board of an aged care organisation. He also served on the reference committee for the 2020 Carers Survey, a national survey aimed to understand the experiences of family and friend carers, and their experiences in accessing services, and in health, wellbeing, and employment outcomes.

He is currently on the editoral board for the international journals Sociology Compass, and Society and Mental Health (2022-24).