Study team

Ten to Men is being conducted by the Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies team at the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health (DoH). The inception of the study and the first two waves were conducted by the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne.

Researchers

AIFS’ Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies team has extensive experience in conducting and managing longitudinal studies of national and international significance.

Dr Galina Daraganova
Study Director, Executive Manager
Galina is a recognised expert in longitudinal and large-scale studies and is responsible for managing nationally significant studies at AIFS, including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, Building a New Life in Australia, and the Transition Wellbeing Research Programme: Family Wellbeing Study. She has produced a number of technical reports working through complex methodological issues and has been published in a number of journals, methods books, research and technical papers and statistical reports, covering a range of topics from sample selectivity and measure validation to complex longitudinal data analysis.

Dr Karena Jessup
Study Survey Methodologist, Senior Manager
Karena has extensive experience in the design and implementation of longitudinal studies and is responsible for the survey research of several nationally significant longitudinal studies, including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Much of Karena’s career has focused on the design and management of longitudinal research. Her major area of interest is survey methodology, particularly in relation to longitudinal survey design and implementation.

Dinusha Bandara
Study Data Manager, Data Management & Analytics
Dinusha manages data and analytics for numerous longitudinal studies at AIFS, including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. She has over 14 years’ experience in data analytics and has gained extensive experience in statistical consulting, data management, data governance and analytical project management. Her research interests include exploration of the complexity of longitudinal studies, development of novel ways to report complex data, linkage of complex datasets and harmonisation of international datasets for comparative analyses.

Tenniel Guiver
Study Data Linkage Manager
Tenniel has extensive experience in survey sample design, processing, estimation and analysis. Tenniel’s expertise encompasses sample-based surveys and censuses, including a wide range of design, estimation and analysis techniques. Tenniel has had over 10 years’ experience in data linkage, including data linkage operations, developing methodological and process improvements, liaising with data linkage units and data custodians, quality assessment of linked data and analysis of linked data.

Nerida Joss
Senior Manager, Knowledge Translation & Impact
Nerida is a public health practitioner who specialises in knowledge translation, stakeholder engagement and evaluation. At AIFS, Nerida works in the Knowledge Translation and Impact team where she contributes to the organisation’s strategic goals to translate its research for impact. In her role, Nerida leads the knowledge translation and impact efforts of the Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies team.

Brendan Quinn
Research Fellow
Brendan is a public health researcher and epidemiologist with over 13 years’ experience investigating ‘risk’ behaviours, both in Australia and internationally. He has extensive experience working across diverse research methodologies, including prospective cohort studies, randomised controlled trials and serial cross-sectional projects. Specific research interests include men’s health issues, licit and illicit drug trends, blood-borne virus transmission and global health concerns, and Brendan continues to publish on these topics.

Community Reference Group

Peter Fisher
Men's Resources Tasmania

Daniel Comensoli
National LGBTI Health Alliance

Mark Diamond
National Rural Health Alliance

David Helmers
Australian Men’s Shed Association

Kirsten Hogg
Healthy Male

Hunter Johnson
Man Cave Global

Ian Laidlaw
COTA Australia

Chris Lockwood
Suicide Prevention Australia

Mary Mallett
Disability Advocacy Network Australia

Stuart McMinn
Interrelate

Greg Millan
Men’s Health Services

Tass Mousaferiadis
Independent male health consultant

Alan Philp
Department of Health

Glen Poole
Australian Men's Health Forum

Brendan Maher
Movember Foundation


Scientific Advisory Group

Dr Karl Andriessen
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Professor Louisa Degenhardt
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Professor Paul Dietze
Behaviours and Health Risks, Burnet Institute

Dr Peter Gill
College of Health and Biomedicine, Victoria University

Dr Rebecca Jenkinson
Australian Gambling Research Centre, Australian Institute of Family Studies

Dr Tania King
University of Melbourne

Dr Johan Koskinen
Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne

Dr Jacqui Macdonald
School of Psychology, Deakin University

Scott McCamish
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

A/Professor Allison Milner
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Professor Gita Mishra
School of Public Health, University of Queensland

Dr Francisco Perales
Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland

Professor Jane Pirkis
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Professor Timothy Olds
School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia

Dr Simon Rice
Orygen National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne

A/Professor Steven Roberts
School of Social Sciences, Monash University

Dr Marisa Schlichthorst
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne

Dr Jennifer St George
School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle

Professor Gary Wittert
Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide