Researchers

People Introduction

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.

Jacqueline Harvey

Design Manager

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

Nicholas Heyes

Senior Project Officer

Nick Heyes currently works as a Senior Project Officer across several different projects including the Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) information exchange, the Expert Panel and Emerging Minds. 

Cathryn Hunter

Research Fellow, Co-Manager, CFCA Information Exchange

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

Senior Manager, Survey Research

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 (currently on secondment)

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 (on leave)

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.

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.

Jatender Mohal

Survey Data Manager

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

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