Dr Karena Jessup joined the Institute in January 2013 to manage the content development for Wave 6 of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Much of her career has focused on the design and management of research, with a focus on longitudinal research. Karena has worked closely with policy areas and research service providers to design, manage and implement research projects.
Prior to joining AIFS, Karena managed and designed longitudinal research projects at the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. Her PhD examined the structure and correlates of adolescent subjective wellbeing.