Researchers

People Introduction

Jessie Dunstan

Acting Manager, Survey Methodology

Jessie is the Manager of Survey Methodology for the Growing Up in Australia: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Her research interests include family relationships, family violence, child and adolescent development, and child protection.

Alissar El-Murr

Senior Research Officer

Dr Alissar El-Murr is a Senior Research Officer who's current projects include a multi-year review of the Local Support Coordinator in family and domestic violence services across Australia.

Tracy Evans-Whipp

Research Fellow, Research and Analysis

Dr Tracy Evans-Whipp is a Research Fellow in the Longitudinal and Life-course Studies research and analysis team.

Claire Farrugia

Senior Research Officer, Knowledge Translation & Impact

Claire Farrugia is a Senior Research Officer whose main area of focus is to support the development and delivery of the Institute’s knowledge translation strategy.

Constantine Gasser

Senior Research Analyst

Dr Constantine Gasser is a Senior Research Analyst in the Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies team at the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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

Deputy Director, Research

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

Jacqui Harvey

Design Manager

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

Kerry Haynes

Research Fellow

Kerry has 20 years experience in health services research and evaluation and is working on two projects: Emerging Minds and the Expert Panel 

Michele Hervatin

Senior Research Officer

Michele Hervatin is a Senior Research Officer supporting the Institute’s knowledge translation strategy for Emerging Minds: The National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health

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