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.


Study Director, Executive Manager

Dr Galina Daraganova

 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. 


Study Survey Methodologist, Senior Manager

Dr Karena Jessup

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. 


Senior Manager, Data Management & Linkage 

Dinusha Bandara

Dinusha manages data and analytics for numerous longitudinal studies at AIFS, including the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. She has a multidisciplinary background with extensive experience in statistical consulting, data governance, data linkage and integration. Her expertise provides a leading perspective on her interests to explore the analytical complexity of longitudinal studies, lead harmonisation of national/international datasets for comparative analyses, and manage large-scale data linkage operations. 

Learn more about Ten to Men

For general information on Ten to Men, including the study’s aims and approach, see About the study.