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Honorary Research Associate


Kirsten has been at the Telethon Kids Institute since 2010, and is currently a Research Fellow in 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.

Kirsten investigates a wide range of issues around child development, particularly for vulnerable children and those in families with multiple generations of disadvantage. Her focus is on education, school attendance, health and mental health issues for disadvantaged students.