6 - 8 July 2016


Melbourne Convention Centre


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AIFS Conference 2016

Research to results 
Using evidence to improve outcomes for families

Why is it so hard to implement research evidence for policy reform? Is there a “research to relevance gap”?

The Australian Institute of Family Studies is committed to creating and communicating knowledge to accelerate positive outcomes for families and society.

The 2016 AIFS Conference will draw key thinkers, researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners from across different sectors and disciplines, including education, health, and social sciences. Together we will apply interdisciplinary expertise and forge new solutions to complex problems.

Be inspired by speakers passionate about their research and the ways it can be used to improve outcomes for families. Through a combination of presentations, keynote addresses, Q & A, workshops and social occasions you will have a chance to think about the big questions affecting us all.

Be part of this exciting conversation and contribute to innovation and action at the 2016 AIFS Conference.  Find out more about AIFS research at the AIFS website.




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Keynote speakers

Professor John Lynch

John Lynch is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. He is a Visiting Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. He spent 20 years working in North America and before returning to Australia in 2009 he held professorial positions at the University of Michigan in the USA, and at McGill University in Canada.

Justice Jennifer Coate

Justice Jennifer Coate is a Judge of the Family Court of Australia. She has a distinguised legal background, including as a Judge of the County Court of Victoria, State Coroner of Victoria, the inaugural President of the Children’s Court of Victoria and Senior Magistrate and Magistrate of the Magistrate’s Court of Victoria.

Professor Greg Duncan

Greg Duncan holds the title of Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. Duncan received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan and spent the first 35 years of his career at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University.

 Q and A – ‘Show me the evidence’

 hosted by Annabel Crabb

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Conference prices

Early Bird


3 days
Welcome reception
3 keynotes
Q & A



3 days
Welcome reception
3 keynotes
Q & A

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3 days
Welcome reception
3 keynotes
Q & A

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