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Organisational structure

The Director is responsible for providing the overall leadership of the Institute and is supported by two Deputy Directors: the Deputy Director Research and Deputy Director Corporate Services (see Figure 3.1). This group works together to lead a team of managers responsible for the day-to-day work of AIFS in meeting our strategic objectives.

The Deputy Director Research is responsible for our research program, which includes a wide range of research, evaluation and dissemination projects focusing on policy and practice relevant issues affecting families in Australia.

The Deputy Director Corporate Services is responsible for the management of services to support our research activities, including human, financial and physical resources, information management and communications technology, communication services and corporate governance.

Research managers oversee teams of research staff who work on a range of commissioned and internally initiated projects. During the reporting period this included two information exchanges – the Australian Gambling Research Centre and the Child Family Community Australia information exchange – and five longitudinal studies.

The Corporate Services area supports our research activities by providing administrative and specialist functions such as library, publishing, finance, information management and technology, communications, human resources and business capability services.

AIFS' organisational structure as at 30 June 2020 Anne Hollonds Director Tracey Young Executive Manager Communications Stephanie Purcell Executive Manager Human Resources Kelly Hand Deputy Director (Research) Dr Michael Alexander Deputy Director (Corporate Services)