Jennifer Renda

Senior Manager, Survey Methodology

Longitudinal Research

Jennifer Renda is the Senior Manager of Survey Methodology for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) and the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (Ten to Men).

Jennifer joined the Institute as a Research Officer in 2002 after completing her BA with Honours in Professional Social Research at Monash University. During her first few years at AIFS, Jennifer’s research activities primarily focused on issues relating to families and employment. She also worked with the AIFS team evaluating the reforms to the family law system.

Jennifer has been working on longitudinal studies since 2010. In 2010-11 she played a key role in the 15th Wave data collection for the Australian Temperament Project and in 2011 she joined the Survey Methodology Team for Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), firstly as Senior Research Officer and then as Manager. During this time Jennifer also completed a Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies at Deakin University.

In 2019 Jennifer moved to the Survey Methodology Team for Ten to Men: The Longitudinal Study on Male Health. She oversaw development of content for Wave 3 of Ten to Men, introduction of innovative data collection techniques and adaptation of the methodology to allow data collection during the Covid-19 pandemic. Jennifer is utilising her expertise in fieldwork management, survey content and methodology development, and longitudinal studies in her current role as Senior Manager of Survey Methodology for LSAC and Ten to Men.


BA(Hons) (Monash)