Janeen Baxter


Janeen Baxter is a member of the CEDA Council on Economic Policy, which comprises some of Australia's best and brightest policy minds, and guides CEDA's research agenda.
Janeen Baxter is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course. She is also a Group Leader in the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland where she leads research on family dynamics and social disadvantage. Janeen has research interests in social disadvantage, gender inequality, family dynamics, life course and longitudinal studies and has published widely in these areas, as well as supervising the research of numerous higher degree students and research fellows. She has held Visiting Positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of Manchester and the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at University College London.
Janeen has served on several editorial boards for national and international journals and has been a member and Chair of the College of Experts for the Australian Research Council. She is currently leading the Evaluation of the Try, Test and Learn Fund for the Australian Government Department of Social Services and has undertaken a number of other evaluations of major government programs. Janeen is an elected fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a former member of its executive committee. She is currently a member of several government advisory committees and research advisory boards, including the Expert Advisory Board for the Singapore Longitudinal Early Development Study and 100 Families WA.

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