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Life Course Centre Research Fellow

BA (Hons) MSci

Areas of research expertise: language development; longitudinal analysis; multiple disadvantage; mental health; treatment of missing data.

Daniel has been at Telethon Kids Institute since 2010, and is a Research Fellow on the Centre of Excellence for Children and Families Over the Life Course ( The Life Course Centre brings together Australian and international researchers who aim to address questions surrounding the transmission of disadvantage within families and across generations.

Prior to joining the Institute Daniel worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in roles including survey manager, demography, regional statistics, indigenous statistics and the Census. His research interests include children's social and emotional wellbeing and their academic and cognitive development.

Daniel has worked on a range of projects using data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, including the development of children's receptive vocabulary, adolescent mental health, and multiple disadvantage.

He has worked on a collaborative project between the Institute, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the WA Department of Health, developing algorithms for more consistent Indigenous status flags on administrative data sets.

He has also worked on several program evaluations, including the evaluation of headspace, and the evaluation of the Tasmanian Child and Family Centres.