Researchers

People Introduction

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.

Karena Jessup

Design Manager

Dr Karena Jessup works for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). Much of her career has focused on the design and management of research, with a focus on longitudinal research.

Rae Kaspiew

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Rae Kaspiew is a socio-legal researcher with particular expertise in family law and family violence. She manages the AIFS' family law and family violence research programs.

Pauline Kenny

Research Fellow

Pauline Kenny primarily focuses her research on the impacts of past adoption practices in Australia. She has previously specialised in the field of alcohol and other drug research.

Ken Knight

Manager, Community Engagement

Ken Knight coordinates communications activities for the Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) information exchange.

Bernadette Kok

Senior Research Officer

Bernadette joined AIFS as a Senior Research Officer in 2017. She works in the the Growing Up In Australia: Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) project design team, assisting with the development of instruments for LSAC.

Julie Lahausse

Research Fellow

Dr Julie Lahausse is currently working on Working Together to Care for Kids: A survey of foster and relative/kinship carers

Joe Latham

Research Officer

Joe Latham is a Research Officer working on The effects of pornography on children and young people project. He recently completed his PhD at Latrobe University.

Sharnee Moore

Research Fellow

Sharnee Moore is a socio-legal researcher and her work primarily focuses on issues relating to domestic and family violence and vulnerable families in a family law context.

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