Australian Institute of Family Studies
We are the Australian Government's key research body in the area of family wellbeing. We conduct research to increase the understanding of Australian families and the issues that affect them.
New AIFS Director appointed
The Minister for Families and Social Services, Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, has appointed the Hon Dr Sharman Stone as the new Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies for a 5-year term from 1 May 2022.
Dr Stone is currently Professor of Practice at the Gender, Peace and Security Centre, Monash University. She previously served as a Member of Parliament for 20 years up to 2016, including as Minister for Workforce Participation from 2006-2007. Dr Stone has an Honours Degree in Anthropology, a Masters in Sociology and a PhD in Economics and Business and was Australia’s Global Ambassador for Women and Girls from 2017 to 2020.
Under Dr Stone’s leadership, AIFS looks forward to continuing the important work of putting knowledge into the hands of decision makers to help improve families’ lives.
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