Nikola Balvin

Nikola Balvin

Senior Research Fellow, Knowledge Translation & Impact
Australian Institute of Family Studies
BA Hons (Melb), DPsych (Melb)

Dr Nikola Balvin is an organizational psychologist with a background in conflict resolution and child rights. At AIFS, Nikola leads the knowledge translation and impact work on Emerging Minds, a national workforce centre for child mental health, established to build workforce capacity to better support children at risk of mental health conditions. 

Prior to joining AIFS, Nikola spent a decade working for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), where she was responsible for the generation and translation of evidence to advocate for the health and well-being of children with government, civil society and community stakeholders around the world. She has also held several research positions in Australian universities, examining issues of family mediation and the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.