Longitudinal research follows the same group of people over time and as such provides powerful information making it possible to identify and better understand the pathways people take through life. The rich information collected through longitudinal studies is a prime source of evidence for informing long-term policy-making.
AIFS has built significant expertise in longitudinal research by conducting, leading and collaborating with several large-scale longitudinal research studies, including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). AIFS researchers involved in longitudinal research are particularly skilled in:
- survey design
- data management and linkage
- analysis of longitudinal data.
In conducting such research, AIFS has examined change in children and adults over time on a range of topic areas including:
- learning and education
- physical and mental health
- social and economic participation
- life transitions
- influence of family, school and community.
Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australia Children
A major longitudinal study following the development of 10,000 children and families from all parts of Australia.
Building a new life in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants
A large longitudinal study that examines how humanitarian migrants settle into a new life in Australia.
Australian Temperament Project
A groundbreaking longitudinal study that, to date, has followed a large group of Victorians from their birth to 30 years of age.
Beyond 18: The Longitudinal Study of Leaving Care
A long-term project focusing on the experiences of young people leaving the care system in Victoria.
The first national longitudinal study in Australia focused exclusively on malle health, it collects health and lifestyle data from men and boys across the country.
Dr Galina Daraganova - Executive Manager | Longitudinal Studies
Survey Research team
Dr Karena Jessup - Senior Manager, Survey Research | Longitudinal Studies
John De Maio - BNLA Manager, Survey Research | Longitudinal Studies
Jennifer Renda - LSAC Manager, Survey Research | Longitudinal Studies
Bernadette Kok - Senior Research Officer | Longitudinal Studies
Elsie Foeken - Research Officer | Longitudinal Studies
Data Management Team
Dinusha Bandara - Data Manager/Statistician | Longitudinal Studies
Jatender Mohal - Data Manager | Longitudinal Studies
Michelle Silbert - Senior Research Officer | Longitudinal Studies
Research & Analysis Team
Dr Diana Warren - Senior Research Fellow | Senior Manager of Research and Analysis Team in Large Scale and Longitudinal Studies
Suzanne Vassalo - Research Fellow | Longitudinal Studies
Dr Sarah Gray - Senior Research Officer | Longitudinal Studies
Dr Pilar Rioseco Lopez - Research Fellow | Longitudinal Studies
Data Linkage & Integration
Tenniel Guiver - Senior Manager, Data Linkage and Integrating Authority