Researchers

People Introduction

Meredith O'Connor

Research Fellow

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

Rhys Price-Robertson

Workforce Development Officer

Dr Rhys Price-Robertson is a Workforce Development Officer in the Emerging Minds National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health.

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.

Jennifer Renda

Manager, Survey Research

Jennifer Renda works in the design team for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). Her previous research at AIFS focussed on issues relating to families and employment.

Angela Rintoul

Research Fellow

Dr Angela Rintoul works within the Australian Gambling Research Centre. She is currently managing the place-based study ‘Gambling in Suburban Australia.’ 

Dinika Roopani

Research Officer - Family Law and Family Violence

Dinika Roopani  joined the Institute in 2017 and is working as a Research Officer in the Family Law and Family Violence team.

Michelle Silbert

Senior Research Officer

Michelle Silbert works as a researcher on the Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants.

Jessica Smart

Senior Research Officer

Jessica Smart is a Senior Research Officer working in the Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) team at the Institute.

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