WHO WE ARE

Dr Belinda Hewitt, Senior Research Fellow,
Institute for Social Science Research,
the University of Queensland

Dr Hewitt is the project leader responsible for the design and implementation of the study and data collections. Her experience is with longitudinal data collection, analysis and publication in the areas of family, paid and unpaid work and health.

Professor Gillian Whitehouse, Professor in Political Science,
School of Political Science & International Studies,
the University Of Queensland

Prof. Whitehouse brings expertise on gender equality in labour markets, women’s labour force participation and the analysis of parental leave and flexible working-time policies. She has extensive experience in the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data and will be involved in the survey design and analysis and the development of academic publications.

Dr Lyndall Strazdins, Associate Professor and Future Fellow,
College of Medicine, Biology and Environment,
Australian National University

Dr Strazdins will provide methodological expertise on the measurement of work conditions, work and family strains and time constraints. She will further supply expertise for analysis of pathways linking work conditions, leave, work and family strain to maternal and child well-being.

Professor Marian Baird, Professor of Employment Relations,
Business School,
the University of Sydney

Prof. Baird is an industrial relations expert with a decade of experience analysing the impact of employment regulation on women's workforce participation. She will provide guidance on understanding and analysing the workplace and employer factors that influence mothers' employment in their children's pre-school years.

Professor Janeen Baxter, Australian Professorial Fellow,
School of Social Science,
the University Of Queensland

Prof. Baxter provides extensive expertise in the design, management and analyses of longitudinal surveys, as well as over 20 years of research experience in investigating the ways in which individuals negotiate paid and unpaid work.

Dr Mara Yerkes, Honorary Senior Fellow,
Institute for Social Science Research,
the University Of Queensland

Dr Yerkes has a strong track-record in social policy, gender and employment, and combining work and care. She will provide expertise on the relationship between policy, employment and women’s labour market patterns.

Dr Ning Xiang, Research Assistant,
Institute for Social Science Research,
the University Of Queensland

Dr Xiang will assist Dr Hewitt with the day to day running of the project and will contribute to data management and analysis.

Jane Dickenson, Senior Policy Analyst,
Department of Social Services (DSS).

Ms Dickenson is a Partner Investigator on the project with over 20 years of experience in social policy particularly in the areas of family payments and women’s workforce participation. She will contribute to the design of the survey and help ensure that the data being collected are policy relevant.

Dr Sarah Hinde, Policy Analyst,
Department of Social Services (DSS)

Dr Hinde is a Partner Investigator on the project and brings expertise in social and health policy, as well as ten years research experience on social inequality, health and wellbeing. She will contribute to the design of the survey, and the interpretation and dissemination of findings to help ensure the research is relevant to social policy.

Dr Wojtek Tomaszewski, Research Fellow,
Institute for Social Science Research,
the University Of Queensland

Dr Tomaszewski manages the project on a day-to-day basis, oversees data collection and analysis, and contributes to the design and implementation of the study. He has substantial experience with longitudinal data collection and analysis and has published in the areas of wellbeing, labour market and disadvantage.