People Introduction

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.

Jennifer Baxter

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Jennifer Baxter is a demographer who joined AIFS in 2005. Her core research focuses on the interaction between work and family.

Monica Campo

Senior Research Officer

Dr Monica Campo works within the Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) information exchange. Her research has mainly focused on children affected by domestic violence.

Rachel Carson

Research Fellow

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

Joanne Commerford

Research Officer

Joanne Commerford assists in the research synthesis and production of Child Family Communiuty Australia (CFCA) publications and resources.

Galina Daraganova

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Galina Daraganova primarily focuses her research on the theory and application of longitudinal data analysis for complex data. She has previously specialised in the statistical models for social networks.

John De Maio

Research Fellow

John De Maio is the lead researcher on the Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants. He also undertakes research for the Family Law research program.

Julie Deblaquiere

Senior Research Officer

Julie Deblaquiere works within Australian Gambling Research Centre. Her specialist research areas include family law, family violence and services provision for separating families and CALD and Indigenous families.

Jessie Dunstan

Senior Research Officer

Jessie Dunstan works on the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and family law related projects. He research interests include family relationships, child and adolescent development, and child protection. 

Ben Edwards

Senior Research Fellow

Associate Professor Ben Edwards is the Executive Manager of Longitudinal Studies. As well as managing AIFS' longitudinal studies, Ben has a keen research interest in administrative data linkage.