Our team

Dr Jen Jackson

Dr Jen Jackson

Education Policy Lead

Dr Jackson's key interests are education system improvement, and the research–policy interface. She has a particular interest in early childhood education and care, having worked in early childhood policy and regulation, and completed her PhD on early childhood workforce development.

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Ben Harris

Ben Harris

Health Policy Lead

Mr Harris specialises in studying chronic health comorbidities. As the lead on Australia’s Mental and Physical Health Tracker, which has been very influential on Government thinking and policy, Mr Harris is also widely published on health issues.

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Professor Rosemary Calder

Professor Rosemary Calder

Health Policy Expert

Professor Calder AM has held positions as a senior executive in health policy and administration in both State and Commonwealth Departments of Health and was head of the Office for the Status of Women in the Commonwealth Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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Dr Zoran Endekov

Dr Zoran Endekov

Education Policy Fellow

Dr Endekov has significant experience in government and the education system, with a focus and interest in developing an evidence base to inform decision-making and policy and program development.

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Lyndal Bond

Professor of Population Health & Education

Professor Bond leads the evaluation of the Growing Brimbank Program. She is an epidemiologist and public health researcher with her research focusing on school system interventions that reduce inequalities.

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Maria Duggan

Health Policy Fellow and Adjunct Associate Professor

Adjunct Assoc Prof Duggan has a long track record of international work on health and social care policy and has a particular focus on policy that improves the physical health and life expectancy of people with severe mental illness.

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Peter Hurley

Peter Hurley

Education Policy Fellow

Mr Hurley has expertise in post-secondary education policy and international education systems. He has a particular interest in advocating for equitable policy solutions to allow the benefits of education to be shared by all.

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Jaimie-Lee Maple

Jaimie-Lee Maple

Health Research Assistant and Policy Analyst

Ms Maple is a PhD candidate at Deakin University, she explores incentives to promote increases in physical activity and a reduction in sedentary behaviour.

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Tyler Nichols

Tyler Nichols

Health Policy Research Analyst

Mr Nichols has a Masters of Science in Dietetics. His major projects have focused on Australian policy activities aimed at reducing dietary sodium intake, the Health Star Rating front-of-pack labelling system, oral health in Australia.

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Kate Noble

Kate Noble

Education Policy Fellow

Ms Noble focus is in tackling complex policy challenges in pursuit of social and environmental justice. Her previous work has included advising on governance and human rights at the BBC's international development arm.

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Wai-Kwan Chislett

Wai-Kwan Chislett

Health Policy Research Analyst

Ms Chislett's work focuses on clinical health management and she has a particular interest in chronic disease prevention.

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Hazel Fetherston

Hazel Fetherston

National Policy Strategy Coordinator

Ms Fetherston has been recognised as an emerging public health leader and was awarded the Australian Health Promotion Association (WA Branch) Healthway scholarship in 2015.

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Professor Peter Noonan

Professor Peter Noonan

Professor of Tertiary Education Policy

Professor Noonan has played a major role in shaping policy in Australia’s education and training system and has experience working as a policy adviser, senior executive and consultant to federal and state governments, universities, higher education providers and TAFE institutes.

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Rochayne Frost

Rochayne Frost

Corporate Support

Ms Frost provides administrative support across both Education and Health policy teams. She holds a Master’s degree in Counselling, and Bachelors’ degrees in Psychology (Honours) and Business (Marketing).

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Felipe Sampaio

Felipe Sampaio

Publications Assistant

Mr Sampaio designs all outgoing work including reports, reviews and papers, for the institute.

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Sarah Pilcher

Sarah Pilcher

Education Policy Fellow

Ms Pilcher has considerable public policy experience across school and tertiary education, skills and the labour market, and has worked for governments at both the state and federal level.

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Dr Nina VAN DYKE

Dr Nina Van Dyke

Education Policy Fellow

Dr Van Dyke has conducted applied research in education and public health for academic institutes, not-for-profit research organisations, and private research companies in the U.S. and Australia. She has particular interests in young people and survey methodology.

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