Research and Research Support Staff

  1. Associate Professor Chris Ryan

    Principal Research Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    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
    • Transitions from school to further education and training
    • Disadvantaged families
    • Intergenerational disadvantage
  2. 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)

    • Early childhood development
    • Effects of disadvantage on student outcomes and child development
    • Impact of childcare
    • Intergenerational disadvantage
    • Parental leave and family policies
    • Individual health outcomes
    • Healthcare workforce and the labour market
  3. Dr Yi-Ping Tseng

    Senior Research Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Early childhood development
    • Housing and homelessness
    • Employment services
  4. Professor David Ribar

    Professorial Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Income and Economic Wellbeing,
    Labour Markets and Employment,
    Public Economics)

    • Early childhood development
    • Effects of disadvantage on student outcomes and child development
    • Transitions from school to further education and training
    • Disadvantaged families
    • Family and household formation and dissolution
    • Family and household wellbeing outcomes
    • Housing and homelessness
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Dr Barbara Broadway

    Senior Research Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Early childhood development
    • Intergenerational disadvantage
    • Household finance
    • Labour supply issues tied to sub-populations (e.g. women, Indigenous Australians, medial workforce)
    • Social and tax policy as it relates to work incentives,
    • Workforce participation and dynamics
  8. 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
  9. Professor Marco Castillo

    Program Coordinator
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Public Economics)

    • Determinants of student achievement
    • Early childhood development
    • Economic preferences of children
    • Effects of disadvantage on student outcomes and child development
    • Individual decision-making and incentives in education
    • Family and household wellbeing outcomes
    • Charitable giving
  10. Mr Abraham Chigavazira

    Foundation Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Early childhood development
    • Disadvantaged families
    • Family and household wellbeing outcomes
    • Housing and homelessness
    • Social and tax policy as it relates to work incentives
    • Other Education & Child Development topics
  11. Dr Jan Kabátek

    Research Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Early childhood development
    • Individual decision-making and incentives in education
    • Family and household formation and dissolution
    • Family and household wellbeing outcomes
    • Employment policy
    • Workforce participation and dynamics
  12. Mr Nhan (Nathan) La

    HILDA Database Support Officer
    (Families and Households,
    Health and Healthcare)

    • Family and household formation and dissolution
    • Family and household wellbeing outcomes
    • Organisation, funding and performance of healthcare providers
    • Healthcare workforce and the labour market
  13. Dr Inga Laß

    Research Fellow
    (Families and Households,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Family and household formation and dissolution
    • Family and household wellbeing outcomes
    • Non-standard forms of employment
  14. Dr Jordy Meekes

    Research Fellow
    (Families and Households,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Disadvantaged families
    • Housing and homelessness
    • Employment policy
    • Labour supply issues tied to sub-populations (e.g. women, Indigenous Australians, medial workforce)
    • Non-standard forms of employment
    • Commuting and wage differentials
  15. 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
  16. Dr Nicolás Salamanca

    Research Fellow
    (Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households,
    Public Economics)

    • 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
    • Disadvantaged families
    • Family and household formation and dissolution
  17. Dr Antonia Settle

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

    • Household risk
    • Income volatility
    • Financial change
    • Money and central banking
  18. Dr Claire Thibout

    Research Fellow
    (Disadvantage and Wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific,
    Education and Child Development,
    Families and Households)

    • Household production
    • Intra-household allocation
    • Economics of gender
    • Time allocation and labour supply
    • Human capital and occupational choice
  19. 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

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