Joanne Commerford

Joanne Commerford

Research Officer
Australian Institute of Family Studies
BA (Deakin), (Hons) Melb Sociology

Joanne Commerford joined the Institute in August 2013 as a Research Project Officer with the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), and is now a Research Officer in the Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) information exchange.

Joanne assists in the research synthesis and production of CFCA publications and resources, which have a focus on protecting children, supporting families and strengthening communities.

Selected publications

Commerford, J., & Robinson, E. (2016). Supported playgroups for parents and children: The evidence for their benefits (CFCA Paper No. 40). Melbourne: Child Family Community Australia information exchange, Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Commerford, J., & Hunter, C.  (2016). Marriage and relationship education: Recent research findings. Family Matters, 97, 55-66. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Commerford, J., & Hunter, C. (2015). Children’s Contact Services: Key issues (CFCA Paper No. 35). Melbourne: Child Family Community Australia information exchange, Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Hunter, C.,& Commerford, J. (2015). Relationship education and counselling (CFCA Paper No. 33). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Commerford, J., & Hunter, C. (2014). The complexities of Children’s Contact Services: An analysis of the experiences of Interrelate staff. Prepared for Interrelate. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Parker, R., & Commerford, J. (2014). Lasting couple relationships: Recent research findings (CFCA Paper 22). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.