People Introduction

Kristel Alla

Knowledge Translation Specialist, Child and Family Evidence

Dr Kristel Alla engages researchers in knowledge translation activities across a range of research projects that aim to improve child and family wellbeing.

Dinusha Bandara

Senior Manager, Data Management & Linkage

Dinusha Bandara joined the Institute to lead the management of data and analytics within the Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies team.

Jennifer Baxter

Senior Research Fellow

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

Karen Biddiscombe

Senior Research Officer

Karen Biddiscombe is a Senior Research Officer in the Survey Methodology team.

Mikayla Budinski

Research Officer

Mikayla joined AIFS in 2018 as a Research Officer in the Survey Methodology team at AIFS.

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

Executive Manager | Family Law, Family Violence and Elder Abuse

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

John De Maio

Research Fellow

John De Maio is a researcher in the Evaluation of the 2006 Family Law Reforms team.

Jacob Duffy

Senior Research Officer, Survey Methodology

Jacob Duffy is a Senior Research Officer in the Longitudinal and Life-course Studies survey methodology team.