Research staff

  1. Professor Roger Wilkins

    Deputy Director
    (Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Effects of policies and programs on welfare receipt & economic wellbeing
    • Household financial decision-making and financial wellbeing
    • Personal income and wealth distribution
    • Poverty, socio-economic disadvantage and social exclusion
    • Drivers of income inequality and mobility
    • Employment/unemployment over the lifecycle
    • Workforce participation and dynamics
  2. Professor Lisa Cameron

    Professorial Fellow
    Program Coordinator
    (Disadvantage and Wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific,
    Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Health and Healthcare,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Criminalisation of sex-work
    • Gender inequality in labour markets
    • Health services access
    • Impact of cash transfers on child development
    • Sanitation impacts on child health
    • Wellbeing of people living with a disability
    • Early childhood development
  3. Professor Guyonne Kalb

    Program Director
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Health and Healthcare,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment,
    Public Economics)

    • Labour supply with a focus on female labour force participation
    • Impact of social policy on labour supply
    • Impact of tax and transfer policies on labour supply
    • Parental leave and family policies
    • Impact of childcare and early childhood development
    • Effects of disadvantage on child development
    • Individual health outcomes
    • Healthcare workforce and the labour market
  4. Professor Mark Wooden

    Director HILDA Survey and Program Coordinator
    (Families and Households,
    Health and Healthcare,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Family and household wellbeing outcomes
    • Mental health and wellbeing
    • Intergenerational transmission of socio-economic advantage and disadvantage
    • Employment/unemployment over the lifecycle
    • Non-standard forms of employment
    • Working time
  5. Professor Yuting Zhang

    Professorial Fellow
    (Disadvantage and Wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific,
    Health and Healthcare,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Financing and organisation of healthcare systems
    • Value-based healthcare
    • International healthcare reforms, focusing on Australia, US, and China
    • Health insurance design and healthcare market competition
    • Economic evaluations of health policies
    • Mental health policy
    • Pharmaceutical policy and economics
  6. Associate Professor Nicolas Hérault

    Principal Research Fellow
    (Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment,
    Public Economics)

    • Effects of policies and programs on welfare receipt & economic wellbeing
    • Personal income and wealth distribution
    • Drivers of income inequality and mobility
    • Social and tax policy as it relates to work incentives
  7. Dr Ferdi Botha

    Research Fellow
    (Families and Households,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing)

    • Family and household wellbeing outcomes
    • Household financial decision-making and financial wellbeing
    • Poverty, socio-economic disadvantage and social exclusion
    • Subjective wellbeing
  8. Dr Matthew Curry

    Research Fellow
    (Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Poverty, socio-economic disadvantage and social exclusion
    • Drivers of income inequality and mobility
    • Employment/unemployment over the lifecycle
  9. Dr Judith Liu

    Research Fellow
    (Health and Healthcare,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Evaluation of government programs and public policy
    • Health economics
    • Healthcare workforce and the labour market
    • Inequality and poverty
  10. Dr Julie Moschion

    Senior Research Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing)

    • Effects of disadvantage on student outcomes and child development
    • Disadvantaged families
    • Family and household formation and dissolution
    • Housing and homelessness
    • Intergenerational transmission of socio-economic advantage and disadvantage
  11. Dr Cain Polidano

    Senior Research Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Determinants of student achievement
    • Early childhood development
    • Effects of disadvantage on student outcomes and child development
    • Individual decision-making and incentives in education
    • Design and performance of schools and other educational institutions
    • Transitions from school to further education and training
    • Effects of policies and programs on welfare receipt & economic wellbeing
  12. Dr Antonia Settle

    McKenzie Post-Doctoral Fellow
    (Families and Households,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing)

    • Household risk
    • Income volatility
    • Financial change
    • Money and central banking
  13. Dr Esperanza Vera-Toscano

    Senior Research Fellow
    (Families and Households,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Disadvantaged families
    • Family and household wellbeing outcomes
    • Intergenerational disadvantage
    • Household finance
    • Poverty, socio-economic disadvantage and social exclusion
    • Drivers of income inequality and mobility
    • Workforce participation and dynamics
  14. Dr Federico Zilio

    Research Fellow
    (Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Employment policy
    • Effects of policies and programs on welfare recipients and economic wellbeing
    • Poverty socio-economic disadvantage and social exclusion
    • Effect of policies on health outcomes
    • Relation between health and consumption and income dynamics
  15. Mr Markus Hahn

    Senior Research Support Officer
    (Income and Economic Wellbeing)

    • Personal income and wealth distribution
    • Drivers of income inequality and mobility

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