Dr Tracy Evans-Whipp is a population health researcher with experience in longitudinal studies of children, adolescents and young adults. She is currently a Research Fellow in the Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies research and analysis team working primarily on Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC).
Prior to joining AIFS in 2018 Tracy worked at MCRI within the Centre for Adolescent Health where her research focused on the healthy development of adolescents. In particular, Tracy’s research has investigated how school environments influence student wellbeing, health and academic outcomes. Tracy has published extensively in the areas of adolescent drug and alcohol use and school drug policies. She has also contributed to work on positive youth development and social connections in adolescents.
Since joining the Research and Analysis team at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Tracy has worked on Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. She has authored a number of chapters for the 2018 Annual Statistical Report as well as research snapshots on a variety of topics relating to youth development.