Our Researchers

Our Researchers

National Institute of Labour Studies (NILS)

Members

Kostas Mavomaras
Kostas Mavromaras
Director

Kostas has a strong record in research on the relationship between work and disability with particular focus on how employment outcomes are influenced by disability and a long standing interest in the workforces that serve the disability sector.

Andreas Cebulla
Senior Research Fellow

Andreas is a sociologist with intensive economic research experience, including expertise in the evaluation of training, welfare-to-work and disability policies. He is an experienced qualitative researcher and analyst of complex and longitudinal data.

Lorna Hallahan
Lorna Hallahan
Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Social Planning

Over many years as a researcher and disability advocate Lorna has focussed on disability policy development and analysis as well as ethical practice in complex human services. She was a member of the NDIS National Advisory Committee until it was disbanded in July 2013.

Sue Richardson
Sue Richardson
Principal Research Fellow

Professor Richardson is a labour economist. Her prime research interests are in inequality and the functioning of the labour market-with a focus on skills development and the links between work and health. Sue’s work has made a significant contribution to public policy, especially in the area of social inclusion.

Stephane Mahuteau
Senior Research Fellow

Stephane's area of expertise is in applied microeconometrics. He is an experienced quantitative researcher on issues related to labour markets, immigration, education and social policy. He recently took part in the Gonski Review of School Funding, informing the Review on school challenges and issues of equity in the education system. Stephane's research interests lie in utilising large microeconomic data sets and applied econometrics to inform the design of economic and social policy.

Joshua Healy
Joshua Healy
Research Fellow

Josh is an expert on the Australian labour market and employment relations. He specialises in the study of workplace issues and relationships, including skill requirements, management practices, and occupational health and safety. Josh has consulted widely for government, industry, and non-profit clients. He co-wrote the 2010 report, 'Who Works in Community Services?'

Megan Moskos
Megan Moskos
Research Fellow

Megan is a sociologist with expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Her research focuses on social inclusion and the barriers to workforce participation among marginalised groups.

Alison Goode
Alison Goode
Data Manager/ Research Fellow

Alison was appointed NILS Survey Data Manager in Oct 2012. She has been involved in the design, implementation and documentation of both cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys. Alison’s research focuses on public health related issues with a strong interest in the relationship between obesity and lifestyles.

Research Organisations

Ipsos Public Affairs (i-view)

Members

Mark Davis
Managing Director, Ipsos Public Affairs including I-view Social Research

Mark heads up the Ipsos and I-view businesses which specialise in government and social research. A statistician by training, Mark is an experienced research methodologist and practitioner with over twenty years’ in senior social and market research roles. He is an accredited Qualified Practicing Market Researcher (QPMR), a member of the Statistical Society of Australia, and sits on the advisory committee of the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences at Swinburne University.

The Social Research Centre

Karen Kellard
Karen Kellard
Director, Qualitative Research

Karen leads the Social Research Centre’s qualitative research team. She has worked in social research and evaluation for over 18 years in academic and applied research settings both in the UK and Australia.

Roy Morgan Research

Tania Sperti
Tania Sperti
Head of Government and Social Research

Tania is Head of Government and Social Research at Roy Morgan Research and is leading the team for the conduct of the NDIS Survey and NDIS Survey for Families and Carers. Tania has over 10 years’ experience in government research with a particular focus on quantitative longitudinal studies. Project implementation is being carried out by team members Peta McDonald and Lisa Hackett.