Research and Research Support Staff

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. Mr 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
  7. Mr Markus Hahn

    Senior Research Support Officer
    (Income and Economic Wellbeing)

    • Personal income and wealth distribution
    • Drivers of income inequality and mobility
  8. Associate Professor Nicolas HĂ©rault

    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
  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. 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
  15. 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

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