Researchers

People Introduction

Jessie Dunstan

Senior Research Officer

Jessie Dunstan works on the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and family law related projects. He research interests include family relationships, child and adolescent development, and child protection. 

Ben Edwards

Senior Research Fellow

Associate Professor Ben Edwards is the Executive Manager of Longitudinal Studies. As well as managing AIFS' longitudinal studies, Ben has a keen research interest in administrative data linkage.

Alissar El-Murr

Research Officer

Alissar is a Research Officer working on The effects of online pornography on children and young people project. Alissar’s research interests include sexual violence, sexual rights, and the processes that shape those issues in policy and law.

Liliya Gatina-Bhote

Research Officer

Dr Liliya Gatina-Bhote is a Research Officer working on the Building a new life in Australia: the longitudinal study of humanitarian migrants project.

Kathryn Goldsworthy

Research Officer

Kathryn Goldsworthy works within the Child Family Community Australia information exchange. Her research focusses on children with intellectual disability in families with complex needs.

Kelly Hand

Senior Research Fellow

Kelly Hand primarily focuses her research on families and employment and service provision to families, particularly those in vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

Jacqueline Harvey

Design Manager

Dr Jaqueline Harvey has a background in psychology and works on the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC).  

Briony Horsfall

Senior Research Officer

Dr Briony Horsfall is a Sociologist with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research expertise in the areas of family law, child protection, family violence, and children’s rights.

Cathryn Hunter

Research Fellow (Acting)

Cathryn Hunter works within Child Family Community Australia (CFCA). Her research focuses on the areas of family relationships, parenting and child protection.

Rebecca Jenkinson

Research Fellow

Dr Rebecca Jenkinson contributes to a range of studies across the Institute, including the Building a New Life in Australia study and the Weighing up the Odds study.

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