Neha Swami

Research Fellow

Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

Dr Neha Swami is a Research Fellow in the AIFS’ Growing Up in Australia team with a key responsibility to analyse and produce research evidence on a wide range of complex social and economic issues to inform policy advice and development around family wellbeing.

She has over eight years of experience in advanced quantitative analysis of large and longitudinal datasets, including structured equation modelling, linear and non-linear panel models, cost-benefit analysis, and latent growth modelling. She has experience with a wide range of academic and non-academic content, including research reports, annual statistical reports, peer-reviewed publications, media articles and stakeholder engagement materials, and in disseminating research findings to a diverse audience.

Neha completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne in Economics. Her thesis investigated non-standard work arrangements, housing situations and resource strategies among vulnerable Australians.


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), University of Melbourne
  • Master of Business Economics, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics) (Honours), Delhi University