Jessie Dunstan joined the Institute as a Senior Research Officer in 2011 to work in the family law and family violence team, where she played a key role in the design, implementation and analyses of several large-scale longitudinal and cross-sectional studies and published in areas of family dynamics and child wellbeing post-separation, particularly AIFS’ Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments (Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011).
Since the beginning of 2012, Jessie has also been a key member of the Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies team at AIFS, working primarily on Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), but also contributing to a number of other studies, specialising in study design and methodology. Jessie is currently the Manager of Survey Design and Methodology for LSAC.
Prior to joining AIFS, Jessie worked in several social research agencies, focusing primarily on the project design and management of both quantitative and qualitative research, including sample and fieldwork management. Her areas of interest include family relationships, family violence, child and adolescent development, and child protection.