The Growing Up in Australia team

Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children is conducted in partnership between the Department of Social Services (DSS), the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

A consortium of leading researchers at research institutions and universities throughout Australia provides advice to the study. The consortium brings together significant research and management expertise. It includes researchers from a wide range of disciplines, including child development, sociology, epidemiology, public health, family studies, psychology, paediatrics and child health, early childhood education, services and social policy research, and economics. This breadth of expertise ensures comprehensive coverage of influences on child development.

AIFS Growing Up in Australia team

Position Name
Project Executive Director Daryl Higgins
Executive Manager, Longitudinal Studies Ben Edwards
Design Manager Jacqueline Harvey
Design Manager Karena Jessup
Data Manager Mark Sipthorp
Senior Research Fellow Galina Daraganova
Research Fellow Diana Warren
Senior Research Officer Jessie Dunstan
Senior Research Officer Jennifer Renda
Research Officer Nicholas Heyes

Consortium Advisory Group (CAG) members

LSAC is supported by Assoc. Professor Ann Sanson as Principal Scientific Advisor, and the Consortium Advisory Group (CAG) which includes members of each of the Consortium partners. The CAG is chaired by Professor Steve Zubrick and its membership is as follows:

CAG Expert Advisory Group

LSAC Expert Advisors perform an adjunct advisory role on specific issues relating to LSAC content development, survey methodologies or data analysis. Its membership is as follows: