Associate Professor Kate O'Loughlin

PhD (Syd)
Associate Professor, Discipline of Behavioural and Social Sciences in Health

C43M - M Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone 029351 9349

Website Ageing & Health

Biographical details

A/ Prof Kate O'Loughlin is a Senior Lecturer in Health Sociology in the Faculty of Health Sciences and is a member of the Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit.

She has collaborated on projects with Professor Hal Kendig and others analyzing longitudinal data related to life transitions and social pathways in later life and the effect of these on health, as well as national data on ageing and disability (hearing loss). These projects were based on data from the Melbourne Longitudinal Surveys of Healthy Ageing (MELSHA) and the ABS Disability and Carers Survey respectively.

A/ Prof O'Loughlin is currently involved in three ARC-funded projects: as a Chief Investigator on the ARC Linkages research project (2008-2011) Ageing Baby Boomers in Australia being conducted in collaboration with National Seniors Association, the US AARP, and La Trobe University; as a collaborator with Professors Hal Kendig, Julie Byles, and James Nazroo on the ARC Discovery project (2010-2012) Socio-economic Determinants and Health Inequalities over the Life Course: Australian and British experiences; and as an Associate Investigator in the Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (2011-2017) programs on healthy and productive ageing. These projects draw on large-scale longitudinal data sets including HILDA, the 45 and Up Study and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

Research interests

A/ Prof O'Loughlin is a member of the following research team:

Ageing & Health

A/ Prof O'Loughlin's primary research interests and expertise are healthy ageing with a focus on behaviours and exposures across the life course and the effect of these on health outcomes in later life; health policy; occupational health and rehabilitation; and the baby boom cohort.

Teaching and supervision

In addition to her research activities, A/ Prof O'Loughlin supervises students from a range of health professional backgrounds at both Honours and doctoral level. She currently supervises students engaged in projects related to: ageing and the life course; residential care options in aged care; professional practice in health care; and occupational health and injury management.

She also teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Her teaching interests are in the areas of health policy, occupational health and rehabilitation and research methods and statistics.

  • Director of Faculty Units
  • Postgraduate Coordinator, Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit

Themes

Ageing, Work and Health

Selected grants

2012

  • Older Workers and Caregiving in a Global Context; Noone J, Kendig H, O'Loughlin K, Keating N, Yeandle S, Fast J; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2008

  • Ageing Baby Boomers in Australia (ABBA): Informing actions for better retirement; Kendig H, Wells Y, Wooden M, O'Loughlin K, De Vaus D, O'Loughlin K, Collett J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Chapparo, C., Donelly, M., Hillman, A., Innes, E., Matthews, L., Ranka, J., Heard, R., O'Loughlin, K. (2010). Measures of physical and functional performance. In Elias Mpofu, Thomas Oakland (Eds.), Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health. Upper Saddle River: Merrill (imprint of Pearson Education Inc).

Journals

  • Kendig, H., Byles, J., O'Loughlin, K., Nazroo, J., Mishra, G., Noone, J., Loh, V., Forder, P. (2014). Adapting data collection methods in the Australian Life Histories and Health Survey: a retrospective life course study. BMJ Open, 4(3), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Black, D., Wilson, L., O'Loughlin, K., Noone, J., Kendig, H., Butcher, J. (2014). Housing type, location of residence and health status in Australian baby boomers: Results from the Australian Baby Boomer (ABBA) Study. Australian Journal on Ageing.
  • Mustapha, W., Hossain, S., O'Loughlin, K. (2014). Management and Impact of Diabetes on Quality of Life among the Lebanese Community of Sydney: A Quantitative Study. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, 5(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Kendig, H., Wells, Y., O'Loughlin, K., Heese, K. (2013). Australian baby boomers face retirement during the global financial crisis. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 25(3), 264-280. [More Information]
  • Noone, J., O'Loughlin, K., Kendig, H. (2013). Australian baby boomers retiring 'early': Understanding the benefits of retirement preparation for involuntary and voluntary retirees. Journal of Aging Studies, 27(3), 207-217. [More Information]
  • Black, D., O'Loughlin, K., Kendig, H., Wilson, L. (2012). Cities, environmental stressors, ageing and chronic disease. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 31(3), 147-151. [More Information]
  • Mustapha, W., Hossain, S., O'Loughlin, K. (2012). Detection, Management and Impact of Diabetes among the Lebanese Community of Sydney: A Qualitative Study. Community Medicine & Health Education, 2(7), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Noone, J., O'Loughlin, K., Kendig, H. (2012). Socioeconomic, psychological and demographic determinants of Australian baby boomers' financial planning for retirement. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 31(3), 194-197. [More Information]
  • Snoke, M., Kendig, H., O'Loughlin, K. (2011). Australian Evidence of Baby Boomers Financial Security: A Review. Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 14(1), Article 8-1-8-27.
  • Humpel, N., O'Loughlin, K., Snoke, M., Kendig, H. (2010). Australian baby boomers talk about the global financial crisis. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29(3), 130-133. [More Information]
  • O'Loughlin, K., Humpel, N., Kendig, H. (2010). Impact of the global financial crisis on employed Australian baby boomers: A national survey. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29(2), 88-91. [More Information]
  • Humpel, N., O'Loughlin, K., Wells, Y., Kendig, H. (2010). The health of Australian baby boomers. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29(1), 8-13. [More Information]
  • Erby, R., Heard, R., O'Loughlin, K. (2010). Trial of an injury reporting system for surf lifesavers in Australia. Work, 36(2), 181-192.
  • Humpel, N., O'Loughlin, K., Wells, Y., Kendig, H. (2009). Ageing Baby Boomers in Australia: Evidence Informing Actions for Better Retirement. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 44(4), 399-415.
  • Snoke, M., O'Loughlin, K., Kendig, H., Black, D. (2009). Australian Baby Boomers' Financial Security: Private versus Public Sector Employment. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 1), S711-S711.
  • Hogan, A., O'Loughlin, K., Davis, A., Kendig, H. (2009). Hearing loss and paid employment: Australian population survey findings. International Journal of Audiology, 48(3), 117-122.
  • McGregor, R., O'Loughlin, K., Cox, J., Clarke, J., Snowden, A. (2009). Sonographer practitioner development in Australia: Qualitative analysis of an Australian sonographers' survey. Radiography, 15(4), 313-319.
  • Hogan, A., O'Loughlin, K., Miller, P., Kendig, H. (2009). The Health Impact of a Hearing Disability on Older People in Australia. Journal of Aging and Health, 21(8), 1098-1111. [More Information]
  • O'Loughlin, K., Hossain, S., Mathews, R., Alizadeh-Khohei, M. (2009). Understanding Psychological Distress Among Elderly Migrants and Use of Health Care Services: Does Ethnicity Matter? The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 1), S332-S333.
  • O'Connell, M., Reid, B., O'Loughlin, K. (2007). An exploration of the education and training experiences of ICU nurses in using computerised equipment. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 25(2), 46-52.
  • O'Loughlin, K. (2005). From industrial citizen to therapeutic client. The 1987 workers' compensation 'reforms' in NSW. Health Sociology Review, 14(1), 21-32.
  • Milgate, N., Innes, E., O'Loughlin, K. (2002). Examining the effectiveness of health and safety committees and representatives: A review. Work, 19(3), 281-290.
  • Cant, R., Legge, V., O'Loughlin, K. (2001). Sick Leave-Cushion or Entitlement? A Study of Age Cohorts' Attitudes and Practices in Two Australian Workplaces. Work, 17, 39-48.

Conferences

  • Kendig, H., O'Loughlin, K., Byles, J., Nazroo, J., Loh, V. (2013). Ageing baby boomers and cohort equity in Australia. 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.
  • Kendig, H., Byles, J., O'Loughlin, K., Loh, V., Forder, P., Mishra, G. (2013). Australian babyboomers, inequalities in wellbeing, and social determinants over the life course. 42nd Annual Conference of the Public Health Association Australia, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Loh, V., O'Loughlin, K. (2013). Older adults with multiple chronic illnesses in Australia: Who are they? 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.
  • O'Loughlin, K., Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2013). The interrelations between caregiving, paid work, and health status for Australia’s baby boomers. 1st CEPAR International Conference, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kendig, H., O'Loughlin, K., Noone, J., Byles, J., Nazroo, J. (2012). Life Course Influences on Disadvantage among Australian Baby Boomers. Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2012: Local Lives/Global Networks (TASA 2012), Hawthorn, Victoria: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • Forder, P., Byles, J., Noone, J., O'Loughlin, K., Mitra, G., Kendig, H. (2012). The Life Histories and Project: Progress so far. 9th Annual 45 and Up Study Collaborators Meeting, Sydney, Australia: The Sax Institute.
  • Noone, J., O'Loughlin, K., Kendig, H. (2011). Predictors of health and well-being among Baby Boomers forced into retirement. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Regional Congress, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Forder, P., Byles, J., Noone, J., O'Loughlin, K., Mitra, G., Kendig, H. (2011). The health of English migrants and Australian Baby Boomers: Preliminary findings from the 45 & Up Study. 8th Annual 45 and Up Collaborators Study Meeting, Sydney, Australia: The Sax Institute.
  • Pedlow, R., O'Loughlin, K., Kendig, H., Browning, C. (2007). Health behaviours and profiles at entry to old age and effects on health outcomes: initial results from the Melbourne Longitudinal Studies of Health Ageing. 40th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2007, Australia: Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).
  • O'Loughlin, K., Ranck, D., Mahony, M. (2003). Hazards: impact of international events on global education. 17th IDP Australian International Education Conference, : National University of Singapore.
  • O'Loughlin, K., Everingham, F., Mahony, M., Ranck, D. (2002). Being there: Offshore teaching a Singapore case study 1994-2002. 16th Australian International Education Conference, Sydney: CD Rom.

Report

  • Heard, R., O'Loughlin, K., Erby, R., Connell, A. (2004). Surfboat Injuries in Surf Lifesaving Competition and Implications for Safety: Final Report for Surf Lifesaving NSW.

Other

  • O'Loughlin, K., Noone, J., Kendig, H. (2012), Older workers and care-giving: Statistical evidence from Australia. Workshop presented at the first Work and Care-Giving in a Global Context meeting. Leeds, United Kingdom.

2014

  • Kendig, H., Byles, J., O'Loughlin, K., Nazroo, J., Mishra, G., Noone, J., Loh, V., Forder, P. (2014). Adapting data collection methods in the Australian Life Histories and Health Survey: a retrospective life course study. BMJ Open, 4(3), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Black, D., Wilson, L., O'Loughlin, K., Noone, J., Kendig, H., Butcher, J. (2014). Housing type, location of residence and health status in Australian baby boomers: Results from the Australian Baby Boomer (ABBA) Study. Australian Journal on Ageing.
  • Mustapha, W., Hossain, S., O'Loughlin, K. (2014). Management and Impact of Diabetes on Quality of Life among the Lebanese Community of Sydney: A Quantitative Study. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, 5(1), 1-10. [More Information]

2013

  • Kendig, H., O'Loughlin, K., Byles, J., Nazroo, J., Loh, V. (2013). Ageing baby boomers and cohort equity in Australia. 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seoul, Korea.
  • Kendig, H., Wells, Y., O'Loughlin, K., Heese, K. (2013). Australian baby boomers face retirement during the global financial crisis. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 25(3), 264-280. [More Information]
  • Noone, J., O'Loughlin, K., Kendig, H. (2013). Australian baby boomers retiring 'early': Understanding the benefits of retirement preparation for involuntary and voluntary retirees. Journal of Aging Studies, 27(3), 207-217. [More Information]
  • Kendig, H., Byles, J., O'Loughlin, K., Loh, V., Forder, P., Mishra, G. (2013). Australian babyboomers, inequalities in wellbeing, and social determinants over the life course. 42nd Annual Conference of the Public Health Association Australia, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Loh, V., O'Loughlin, K. (2013). Older adults with multiple chronic illnesses in Australia: Who are they? 66th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.
  • O'Loughlin, K., Loh, V., Kendig, H. (2013). The interrelations between caregiving, paid work, and health status for Australia’s baby boomers. 1st CEPAR International Conference, Sydney, Australia.

2012

  • Black, D., O'Loughlin, K., Kendig, H., Wilson, L. (2012). Cities, environmental stressors, ageing and chronic disease. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 31(3), 147-151. [More Information]
  • Mustapha, W., Hossain, S., O'Loughlin, K. (2012). Detection, Management and Impact of Diabetes among the Lebanese Community of Sydney: A Qualitative Study. Community Medicine & Health Education, 2(7), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Kendig, H., O'Loughlin, K., Noone, J., Byles, J., Nazroo, J. (2012). Life Course Influences on Disadvantage among Australian Baby Boomers. Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2012: Local Lives/Global Networks (TASA 2012), Hawthorn, Victoria: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).
  • O'Loughlin, K., Noone, J., Kendig, H. (2012), Older workers and care-giving: Statistical evidence from Australia. Workshop presented at the first Work and Care-Giving in a Global Context meeting. Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • Noone, J., O'Loughlin, K., Kendig, H. (2012). Socioeconomic, psychological and demographic determinants of Australian baby boomers' financial planning for retirement. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 31(3), 194-197. [More Information]
  • Forder, P., Byles, J., Noone, J., O'Loughlin, K., Mitra, G., Kendig, H. (2012). The Life Histories and Project: Progress so far. 9th Annual 45 and Up Study Collaborators Meeting, Sydney, Australia: The Sax Institute.

2011

  • Snoke, M., Kendig, H., O'Loughlin, K. (2011). Australian Evidence of Baby Boomers Financial Security: A Review. Journal of Economic and Social Policy, 14(1), Article 8-1-8-27.
  • Noone, J., O'Loughlin, K., Kendig, H. (2011). Predictors of health and well-being among Baby Boomers forced into retirement. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics Regional Congress, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Forder, P., Byles, J., Noone, J., O'Loughlin, K., Mitra, G., Kendig, H. (2011). The health of English migrants and Australian Baby Boomers: Preliminary findings from the 45 & Up Study. 8th Annual 45 and Up Collaborators Study Meeting, Sydney, Australia: The Sax Institute.

2010

  • Humpel, N., O'Loughlin, K., Snoke, M., Kendig, H. (2010). Australian baby boomers talk about the global financial crisis. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29(3), 130-133. [More Information]
  • O'Loughlin, K., Humpel, N., Kendig, H. (2010). Impact of the global financial crisis on employed Australian baby boomers: A national survey. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29(2), 88-91. [More Information]
  • Chapparo, C., Donelly, M., Hillman, A., Innes, E., Matthews, L., Ranka, J., Heard, R., O'Loughlin, K. (2010). Measures of physical and functional performance. In Elias Mpofu, Thomas Oakland (Eds.), Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health. Upper Saddle River: Merrill (imprint of Pearson Education Inc).
  • Humpel, N., O'Loughlin, K., Wells, Y., Kendig, H. (2010). The health of Australian baby boomers. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 29(1), 8-13. [More Information]
  • Erby, R., Heard, R., O'Loughlin, K. (2010). Trial of an injury reporting system for surf lifesavers in Australia. Work, 36(2), 181-192.

2009

  • Humpel, N., O'Loughlin, K., Wells, Y., Kendig, H. (2009). Ageing Baby Boomers in Australia: Evidence Informing Actions for Better Retirement. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 44(4), 399-415.
  • Snoke, M., O'Loughlin, K., Kendig, H., Black, D. (2009). Australian Baby Boomers' Financial Security: Private versus Public Sector Employment. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 1), S711-S711.
  • Hogan, A., O'Loughlin, K., Davis, A., Kendig, H. (2009). Hearing loss and paid employment: Australian population survey findings. International Journal of Audiology, 48(3), 117-122.
  • McGregor, R., O'Loughlin, K., Cox, J., Clarke, J., Snowden, A. (2009). Sonographer practitioner development in Australia: Qualitative analysis of an Australian sonographers' survey. Radiography, 15(4), 313-319.
  • Hogan, A., O'Loughlin, K., Miller, P., Kendig, H. (2009). The Health Impact of a Hearing Disability on Older People in Australia. Journal of Aging and Health, 21(8), 1098-1111. [More Information]
  • O'Loughlin, K., Hossain, S., Mathews, R., Alizadeh-Khohei, M. (2009). Understanding Psychological Distress Among Elderly Migrants and Use of Health Care Services: Does Ethnicity Matter? The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 1), S332-S333.

2007

  • O'Connell, M., Reid, B., O'Loughlin, K. (2007). An exploration of the education and training experiences of ICU nurses in using computerised equipment. Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 25(2), 46-52.
  • Pedlow, R., O'Loughlin, K., Kendig, H., Browning, C. (2007). Health behaviours and profiles at entry to old age and effects on health outcomes: initial results from the Melbourne Longitudinal Studies of Health Ageing. 40th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2007, Australia: Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).

2005

  • O'Loughlin, K. (2005). From industrial citizen to therapeutic client. The 1987 workers' compensation 'reforms' in NSW. Health Sociology Review, 14(1), 21-32.

2004

  • Heard, R., O'Loughlin, K., Erby, R., Connell, A. (2004). Surfboat Injuries in Surf Lifesaving Competition and Implications for Safety: Final Report for Surf Lifesaving NSW.

2003

  • O'Loughlin, K., Ranck, D., Mahony, M. (2003). Hazards: impact of international events on global education. 17th IDP Australian International Education Conference, : National University of Singapore.

2002

  • O'Loughlin, K., Everingham, F., Mahony, M., Ranck, D. (2002). Being there: Offshore teaching a Singapore case study 1994-2002. 16th Australian International Education Conference, Sydney: CD Rom.
  • Milgate, N., Innes, E., O'Loughlin, K. (2002). Examining the effectiveness of health and safety committees and representatives: A review. Work, 19(3), 281-290.

2001

  • Cant, R., Legge, V., O'Loughlin, K. (2001). Sick Leave-Cushion or Entitlement? A Study of Age Cohorts' Attitudes and Practices in Two Australian Workplaces. Work, 17, 39-48.

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