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). He has experience in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research, working alongside sociologists, economists, geographers, psychologists, as well as with legal, and communications scholars, within Australia, and internationally. Recent work appears in leading international journals including the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Social Science and Medicine, The Gerontologist, BMC Geriatrics, Journal of Applied Gerontology, 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 and inform service delivery.

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