Researchers

People Introduction

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.

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

Jatender Mohal

Survey Data Manager

Jatender has joined AIFS as a Survey Data Manager to manage the Institute longitudinal data collections. 

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.

Stewart Muir

Research Fellow

Dr Stewart Muir is a socio-cultural anthropologist and has extensive experience in research on Indigenous affairs.

Meredith O'Connor

Research Fellow

Dr Meredith O’Connor is an education and developmental psychologist specialising in understanding healthy development over the life course.

David O'Keeffe

Project Manager

David O’Keeffe is the project manager on the Young People and Sexually Abusive Behaviours project. He has previously worked on clinical research, and community engagement projects in disadvantaged areas.

Lixia Qu

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Lixia Qu primarily focuses her research on family trends, couple formation pathways and trajectories, fertility decision-making and living arrangements and wellbeing.

Antonia Quadara

Research Fellow

Dr Antonia Quadara primarily focuses her research on violence against women. She manages the AIFS sexual violence research program.

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