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 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)
  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)

    • 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Professor Peter Butterworth

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

    • Workforce participation and dynamics
    • Mental health
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Dr Nicolas Hérault

    Senior 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Dr Susan Méndez

    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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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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