Researchers

People Introduction

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

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 and Emerging Minds. 

Leanne Howell

Senior Data Officer

Leanne is a Senior Data Officer in the Data Management and Analytics team, and is currently working on the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health.

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.

Uma Jatkar

Senior Research Officer

Uma Jatkar is a Senior Research Officer at the Australian Gambling Research Centre.

Rebecca Jenkinson

Manager, Australian Gambling Research Centre

Dr Rebecca Jenkinson is a Senior Research Fellow (Gambling, Alcohol and Other Drugs) and Manager of the Australian Gambling Research Centre.

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.

Nerida Joss

Senior Manager, Knowledge Translation & Impact
Nerida Joss is a public health practitioner working with the Longitudinal and Life-course Studies team to facilitate their knowledge translation and impact efforts.

Rae Kaspiew

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Rae Kaspiew is a leading socio-legal researcher with particular expertise in family law and family violence. She manages the Family Law and Family Violence research program at AIFS.

Eleanor Kerdo

Senior Research Officer

Eleanor joined AIFS in 2019 as a Senior Researcher on the Family Policy and Practice Research team (Expert Panel project).

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