Executive team

Anne Hollonds

Anne Hollonds
Director

Anne Hollonds is one of Australia’s leading voices on child and family wellbeing. She commenced as Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies in September 2015.


Daryl Higgins

Daryl Higgins
Deputy Director, Research

Assoc Prof Daryl Higgins has responsibility for the Institute's research program. He has extensive experience in managing research on child abuse, family violence and family functioning.


Michael Alexander

Michael Alexander
Acting Deputy Director, Corporate and Strategy

Dr Michael Alexander is responsible for the management of services to support the Institute's research activity, including human and financial resources and communications services.


Ruth Weston

Ruth Weston
Assistant Director, Research

Ruth Weston assists the Director and Deputy Director, Research in overseeing the AIFS' research program. Her research focuses on family transitions and wellbeing.


The AIFS executive team are responsible for the overall management of the Institute's research program and operations.  They lead a team of highly qualified researchers with expertise in a wide range of topics relating to family wellbeing. Find out more about our researchers.

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