Professor Mike Dockery is Principal Research Fellow with the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University. His research focusses on improving labour market, education and wellbeing outcomes for marginalised groups within society, with much of his work based on analyses of panel data. Mike has produced seminal works on the positive effects of cultural engagement and identity on wellbeing for Indigenous Australians. Other areas of focus include the economics of education, subjective wellbeing (or ‘happiness’), and links between housing, health and socio-economic outcomes. Mike has published over 60 papers in national and international journals, plus numerous book chapters and monographs.