Research and Research Support Staff

  1. Professor Anthony Scott

    Program Coordinator
    (Health and Healthcare,
    Labour Markets and Employment,
    Public Economics)

    • Health insurance and healthcare finance
    • Organisation, funding and performance of healthcare providers
    • Performance, incentives and competition in healthcare
    • Economics of primary healthcare services
    • Healthcare workforce and the labour market
    • Role and impact of funding and financial incentives in healthcare
    • Labour supply issues tied to sub-populations (e.g. women, Indigenous Australians, medical workforce)
  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. 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
  4. Professor Peter Butterworth

    Professorial Fellow
    (Health and Healthcare,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Workforce participation and dynamics
    • Mental health
  5. 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
  6. Dr Diana Contreras Suarez

    Research Fellow
    (Disadvantage and Wellbeing in the Asia-Pacific,
    Education and Child Development,
    Health and Healthcare,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • 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
    • Domestic Violence
    • Early childhood development
  7. Professor John Haisken-DeNew

    Professorial Fellow
    Program Coordinator
    (Health and Healthcare,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Performance, incentives and competition in healthcare
    • Health Outcomes
    • Employment policy
    • Employment/unemployment over the lifecycle
    • Labour supply issues tied to sub-populations (e.g. women, Indigenous Australians, medial workforce)
    • Non-standard forms of employment
    • Social and tax policy as it relates to work incentives
  8. Mr Ben Harrap

    Research Assistant
    (Health and Healthcare)

    • Data management
    • Survey methodology
    • Longitudinal data analysis
    • Survival analysis
    • Data visualisation
  9. Dr Dajung Jun

    Research Fellow
    (Health and Healthcare,
    Public Economics)

    • Health insurance and healthcare finance
    • Economics of primary healthcare services
    • Healthcare workforce and the labour market
    • Taxation policies
  10. 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
  11. Ms Anne Leahy

    Survey Manager
    (Health and Healthcare)

    • Organisation, funding and performance of healthcare providers
    • Performance, incentives and competition in healthcare
    • Healthcare workforce and the labour market
    • Role and impact of funding and financial incentives in healthcare
  12. 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
  13. Dr Susan MĂ©ndez

    Research Fellow
    (Health and Healthcare,
    Labour Markets and Employment)

    • Government health policy and regulation
    • Public health
    • Analysis of healthcare markets
    • Production, pricing and market structure
    • Size distribution of firms
  14. Professor Matt Sutton

    Professorial Fellow
    (Health and Healthcare)

    • Organisation, funding and performance of healthcare providers
    • Performance, incentives and competition in healthcare
    • Economics of primary healthcare services
    • Healthcare workforce and the labour market
    • Role and impact of funding and financial incentives in healthcare
  15. Dr Ou Yang

    Research Fellow
    (Health and Healthcare)

    • Health insurance and healthcare finance
    • Performance, incentives and competition in healthcare
    • Health behaviour
    • Substance abuse
  16. Associate Professor Jongsay Yong

    Principal Research Fellow
    (Health and Healthcare)

    • Health insurance and healthcare finance
    • Organisation, funding and performance of healthcare providers
    • Performance, incentives and competition in healthcare
    • Role and impact of funding and financial incentives in healthcare
  17. Dr Arezou Zaresani

    Research Fellow
    (Health and Healthcare,
    Labour Markets and Employment,
    Public Economics)

    • Socio-economic factors affecting health outcomes
    • Employment policy
    • Social and tax policy as it relates to work incentives
    • Labour supply of disabled population
    • Government expenditure and behaviour
    • Service delivery of welfare programs
    • Taxation policies
  18. Professor Yuting Zhang

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

    • Health services access
    • Sanitation impacts on child health
    • Wellbeing of people living with a disability
    • Health insurance and healthcare finance
    • Organisation, funding and performance of healthcare providers
    • Performance, incentives and competition in healthcare
    • Economics of primary healthcare services

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