Jessie Dunstan

Manager, Survey Methodology

Longitudinal Research

Jessie Dunstan joined the Institute as a Senior Research Officer in 2011 to work in the family law and family violence team. She played a key role in the design, implementation, and statistical analyses of several large-scale longitudinal and cross-sectional studies over the years and published in areas of family dynamics and child wellbeing post-separation, particularly AIFS’ Evaluation of the 2012 Family Violence Amendments (Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2011).

Since the beginning of 2012, Jessie has also been a key member of the Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies team at AIFS, specialising in survey design and methodology of two major studies: Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC), and since 2018, Ten to Men (TTM): the Australian Longitudinal Study of Male Health. Jessie was Manager of Survey Methodology in LSAC from 2019, before recently taking over as Manager of Survey Methodology in Ten to Men.

Prior to joining AIFS, Jessie worked in several social research agencies, focusing on the project design and management of both quantitative and qualitative research, including sample and fieldwork management. Her areas of interest include family relationships, family violence, men’s health and wellbeing, child and adolescent development, and child protection.


Bachelor of Social Science (Policy and Research), RMIT University