Megan Carroll

Megan Carroll

Senior Research Officer
Australian Institute of Family Studies
B.Biomed (Hons)

Megan Carroll joined AIFS in 2016, and has been involved in data analysis for a range of projects across the Institute. She is currently working on the child care package evaluation, while her pervious work includes topics such as gambling and the household budget, and the experiences of young people leaving out-of-home care. 

Outside of AIFS, Megan has a background in justice health research, with a focus on health service usage. Her research interests involve using large datasets to answer policy relevant questions.

Selected publications

Armstrong, A. R., & Carroll, M. (2018). Poker activity in Australia. Melbourne: Australian Gambling Research Centre, Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Carroll, M., Spittal, M.J.,  Kemp-Casey, A., Lennox, N.G., Preen, D.B.,Sutherland, G., and Kinner, S.A. (2017) High rates of general practice attendance by former prisoners: a prospective cohort study Medical Journal of Australia, 207 (2).

Armstrong, A. R., & Carroll, M. (2017). Sports betting in Australia. Melbourne: Australian Gambling Research Centre, Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Armstrong, A., & Carroll, M. (2017). Gambling activity in Australia. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies

Armstrong, A. R., & Carroll, M. (2017). Race betting in Australia. Melbourne: Australian Gambling Research Centre, Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Carroll, M., Sutherland, G., Kemp-Casey, A., and Kinner, S.A. (2016). Agreement between self-reported healthcare service use and administrative records in a longitudinal study of adults recently released from prison. Health & Justice, 4(11).

Borschmann, R., Thomas, E., Moran, P., Carroll, M., Heffernan, E.B., Spittal, M.J., Sutherland, G.,, Alati, R., and Kinner S.A. (2016). Self-harm following release from prison: A prospective data linkage study. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.

Sutherland, G., Carroll, M., Lennox, N., and Kinner S.A. (2015). Prescribed contraceptives among woman after release from prison.  Health & Justice, 3.

Kinner, S.A., Young, J.T., and Carroll M. (2015). The pivotal role of primary care in meeting the health needs of people recently released from prison.  Australasian Psychiatry, 23.

Carroll, M., Kinner, S.A., and Heffernan, E.B. (2014). Medication use and knowledge in a sample of Indigenous and non-Indigenous prisoners.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 38.

Kinner, S.A., Lennox, N., Williams, G., Carroll, M., Quinn, B., Boyle, F., and Alati, R. (2013). Randomised controlled trial of a service brokerage intervention for ex-prisoners in Australia. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 36.