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Honorary Research Associate

BA (Hons) MSci

Areas of research expertise: child development; 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.

Daniel specialises in large-scale longitudinal studies of children’s health, development, education and wellbeing. His primary research interests are children’s language and literacy development, and the impact of multiple disadvantage on children and their families. These interests have seen Daniel has work 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 school outcomes. He has also worked in multidisciplinary research partnerships with government agencies using linked cross-sectoral government agency datasets to provide practical analysis and insights into best practice service provision and the role of early childhood health and education services in supporting families and young children.

Other research projects have included working on a collaborative project between the Institute, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the WA Department of Health to develop 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.

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.

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