This event will be an open discussion on ways to harness the power of data to tackle poverty and disadvantage. We want to hear from you! As policy analysts, service providers and researchers, what are your biggest challenges and where are the potential opportunities for data and research collaborations to inform and shape decision-making?
Numbers for this event are limited. If you would like to attend please email us at
The roundtable has been organised through the Breaking Down Barriers project at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research in collaboration with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (Life Course Centre).
We will be presenting analyses from the Breaking Down Barriers project on communities, poverty, linking youth disadvantage to employment opportunities, and the link between poverty and social housing density. Members of the Life Course Centre will also be reporting on existing and emerging projects being undertaken to better understand and address disadvantage over the life course.
Professor A. Abigail Payne
Director and Ronald Henderson Professor, Melbourne Institute (Lead, Breaking Down Barriers and Chief Investigator, Life Course Centre)
Professor Janeen Baxter
ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow and Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families Over the Life Course (Life Course Centre)
Dr Rajeev Samarage
Senior Research Fellow, Data Analytics and Program Coordinator, Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne
Dr Steeve Marchand
Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute, University of Melbourne and Life Course Centre
Dr Azhar Potia
Research Fellow, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland and Life Course Centre
Dr Sangeetha Chandrashekeran
Senior Research Fellow, University of Melbourne and Life Course Centre
Manager Policy and Research,
St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria
Professor Cameron Parsell
School of Social Science, The University of Queensland and Life Course Centre
As a roundtable event, there will be a strong emphasis throughout the day on discussion, networking, and input from attendees, including exploring opportunities for engagement and collaboration with Breaking Down Barriers and the Life Course Centre. The aim of this workshop is to exchange knowledge and build enduring research and translation
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