I am an Associate Professor (with tenure) in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney. My research interest is the Economics of Human Development. I have produced some of the first insights on the stability and determinants of personality (non-cognitive skills-soft skills-life skills-character skills) over the lifecourse. My current research program focuses on the impact of public policy on human development. I am a chief investigator on several linked administrative data projects in Australia. I use such big data to study the consequences of Australia's key family, welfare, and medical policies for (Indigenous) children. My research program is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

I held positions at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Melbourne, and I am a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago and a Research Fellow at the IZA Bonn. I was a University of Sydney SOAR Fellow and an ARC Discovery Early Career FellowI am an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization and Health Economics.

You can access all my IZA Discussion Papers hereHuman Capital and Economic Opportunity (HCEO) site hereHere is a link to my CV & email; my publication impact Google Scholar Citationsmy Publications and working papers, a VIDEO Interview with the HCEO Network, University of Chicago, and my latest Op-Ed on the OECD Forum Network on the new spending priorities to build the skills of the future.