John De Maio

John De Maio

Research Fellow
Australian Institute of Family Studies
BComm(Econ) (Melb), Hons (App Eco) (ANU)

John De Maio is a researcher who joined the Institute in 2008, to work on the Evaluation of the 2006 Family Law Reforms. His research has focused on family law and family transitions. He has also been involved in evaluating family law programs aiming to improve collaboration between family law service organisations and assist parents resolve their post-separation parenting arrangements where there has been an alleged experience of family violence. 

Since mid 2013, he has been undertaking research examining the settlement experiences of recent humanitarian migrants in the Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants.

Prior to joining AIFS, John worked at the Institute for Child Health Research where his research investigated the health, education and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and families.

Selected publications

Smart, D., De Maio, J., Rioseco, P., & Edwards, B. (2017). English skills, engagement in education, and entrance into employment of recently arrived humanitarian migrants (Building a New Life in Australia Research Summary). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

De Maio, J., Silbert, M., Stathopoulous, M., Rioseco, P., Jenkinson, R. & Edwards, B. (2017). Empowering migrant and refugee women: Supporting and empowering women beyond five-year post-settlement(Research Report No. 38). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Leung, J. & Rioseco, P. (2017). Burnout, stress and satisfaction among Australian and New Zealand radiation oncology trainees. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 61 (1), 146-155.

Rioseco P., De Maio, J., & Hoang, C. (2017). The Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA) Dataset: A Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants. The Australian Economic Review, 50 (3), 356-362.

R. Carson, R. Kaspiew, J. Dunstan, L. Qu, B. Horsfall, J. De Maio et al. (2016). Identifying and responding to family violence and child safety concerns: Findings from the AIFS Evaluation of the 2012 family violence amendments. Family Matters 98, 7-15. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Jenkinson, R., Silbert, M., De Maio, J., & Edwards, B. (2016). Settlement experiences of recently arrived humanitarian migrants (Building a New Life in Australia Fact Sheet). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

De Maio, J., & Higgins, D. (2015). Establishing children's placements.  Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: Outcomes of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW. Wave 1 Baseline Statistical Report. Sydney: N.S.W. Department of Family and Community Services.

De Maio, J., & Smart, D. (2015). Caregiver parenting practices and children's relationships.  Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: Outcomes of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW. Wave 1 Baseline Statistical Report. Sydney: N.S.W. Department of Family and Community Services.

Kaspiew, R., Carson, R., Dunstan, J., Qu, L., Horsfall, B., De Maio, J. et al. (2015). Evaluation of the 2012 family violence amendments: Synthesis report. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Kaspiew, R., Carson, R., Dunstan, J., De Maio, J., Moore, S., Moloney, L. et al. (2015). Experiences of Separated Parents Study (Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments) (PDF  4.2 MB). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Carson, R., Kaspiew, R., Moore, S., Deblaquiere, J., De Maio, J., & Horsfall, B. (2014). The role and efficacy of Independent Children's Lawyers: Findings from the AIFS Independent Children's Lawyer Study. Family Matters 94, 58-69. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

De Maio, J., Silbert, M., Jenkinson, R., & Smart, D. (2014). Building a New Life in Australia: Introducing the Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants. Family Matters 94, 5-14. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Kaspiew, R., Carson, R., Moore, S., De Maio J., Deblaquiere, J., & Horsfall, B. (2014). Getting the word out: The role of Independent Children's Lawyers in the family law system. Australian Journal of Family Law 28(1) 29.

Kaspiew, R., Carson, R., Moore, S., De Maio, J., Deblaquiere, J., & Horsfall, B. (2014). Independent Children's Lawyers Study: final report. Research report. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Kaspiew, R., Carson, R., Moore, S., De Maio J., Deblaquiere, J., & Horsfall, B. (2014). The Role of Independent Children's Lawyers in the Family Law System. Child Family and Community Australia Connect. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Kaspiew, R., De Maio, J., Deblaquiere, J., & Horsfall, B. (2014). Families with complex needs: Meeting the challenges of separation. In A. Hayes & D. Higgins (Eds.), Families, policy and the law: Selected essays on contemporary issues for Australia. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Kaspiew, R., De Maio, J., Qu, L., & Deblaquiere, J. (2014). Post-separation parenting arrangements involving minimal time with one parent In A. Hayes & D. Higgins (Eds.), Families, policy and the law: Selected essays on contemporary issues for Australia. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.