The University of Queensland has awarded Daniel Mouat a travel grant to be its representative at the prestigious 2016 U21 Undergraduate Research Conference that is being held at Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico from 11-16 July.
Mr Mouat is currently undertaking his honours year at the School of Economics, and applied to attend the conference because its theme is exploring his chosen area of research.
“The conference’s topic Global Perspectives on Ageing Societies is really interesting and fairly relevant to my thesis, which is looking at inequality in healthcare access,” he said.
“I'm particularly interested in inequality, especially what causes it and how it affects economic outcomes. Inequality in developed countries has increased sharply over the past few decades, making it more important than ever that we are able to document its extent and its often harmful effects.”
Mr Mouat said the conference will provide him with an invaluable opportunity to learn more about what other researchers, from around the world, are doing to address healthcare inequality.
“I am really looking forward to hearing other participants’ views on the issue, as well as their approaches and ideas on how to address the global challenge of an ageing population.”
“My thesis is focused on Australia, but I'm sure that there will be lots to learn from other countries' approaches.”
While at the conference, Mr Mouat will give an oral presentation on the challenges of providing equitable access to healthcare with an ageing population, an aspect of his honours thesis.
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