People Introduction

Mabel Andalón

Research Fellow

Mabel Andalón is a Research Fellow in the Longitudinal and Life-course Studies research and analysis team.

Andrew Armstrong

Research Fellow

Dr Andrew Armstrong is a psychologist working within the  Australian Gambling Research Centre. His gambling research concentrates on policy issues relating to consumer protection, harm reduction, financial costs and consequences.

Rebecca Armstrong

Executive Manager, Knowledge Translation & Impact

Dr Rebecca Armstrong is responsible for driving the implementation of a Knowledge Translation Strategy within AIFS and in ensuring AIFS work has maximum impact on the audiences we seek to reach.

Dinusha Bandara

Manager | Data Management & Analytics

Dinusha Bandara joined the institute to lead management of data and analytics for the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health, the first national longitudinal study in Australia focusing exclusively on male health and wellbeing.

Jennifer Baxter

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Jennifer Baxter is currently managing the evaluation of the Australian Government’s Child Care Package.

Karen Broadley

Senior Research Officer

Karen works in the Child Family Community Australia team at  AIFS as a Senior Research Officer. 

Mikayla Budinski

Research Officer

Mikayla joined AIFS in 2018 as a Research Officer in the Child Care Evaluation team at AIFS.

Morwynne Carlow

Senior Research Officer

Morwynne Carlow is a Senior Research Officer whose main area of focus is to support the Institute’s knowledge translation strategy for Emerging Minds: The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health.

Megan Carroll

Senior Research Officer

Megan Carroll joined AIFS in 2016, and has been involved in data analysis for a range of projects across the Institute. 

Rachel Carson

Senior Research Fellow, Manager – Family Law and Family Violence (Acting)

Dr Rachel Carson is a socio-legal researcher with expertise in family law and qualitative research about family law disputes.