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Michele Haynes is professor of data analytics for education and social research at LSIA. Her research is centred on improving statistical techniques for capturing pathways of individuals and families through disadvantage, identifying the drivers of change using longitudinal data from multiple sources, and providing evidence to influence policy and improve the lives of young people. She is an experienced statistician with expertise in estimation of complex models for social applications using longitudinal data from multiple sources including national panel surveys and government administrative data.

Michele has influenced methodological development through her roles as Executive Director for the Queensland node of the Australian Social Science Data Archive, Chair of the Social Statistics Section of the Statistical Society of Australia, Associate Editor for the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series A (Statistics in Society), Statistical Advisor for the International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, and through the delivery of professional training in longitudinal data analysis to government personnel.

Michele is a research associate in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course where her focus is on data innovation and improving methods for modelling life course trajectories in education and well-being outcomes. She is also CI on an ARC Discovery project that has developed an online survey tool for gathering data from Indigenous people to better understand their experiences and perceptions of architectural health settings, and a recently awarded ARC Linkage grant for a project to study community-based STEM professional learning for teachers of middle years. Michele has extensive experience working on contract research projects for government agencies, including the Australian Federal Police, the Commonwealth Department of Social Services (DSS), Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet, and the CSIRO among others.

Research interests

  • Innovative data analytics for education and social research
  • Improving statistical models, estimation techniques and predictions for longitudinal learning and well-being outcomes
  • Using large collections of secondary data (surveys, administrative) to identify trajectories in education, well-being and welfare outcomes for individuals and families from disadvantaged subgroups
  • Identifying characteristics and circumstances that impact on these outcomes and pathways
  • Research partnerships with government for collaborative use of data to inform policy

Competitive grants and projects

2017-2020 Australian Research Council (ARC), Linkage Project ID: LP160101374: Dr Kim Nichols , Professor Robyn Gillies, Associate Professor Liz Mackinlay, Professor Michele Haynes, Dr Angela Ferguson (Qld DET), Ms Tania Hall (Qld Museum). Community-based STEM professional learning for teachers of middle years. Industry partners for this project are Qld Museum, Qld DET and QGC Pty Limited.
2016-2019 ARC Discovery Project Grant ID: DP160100494: Memmott, P., Haynes, M., O’Rourke, T. and Baffour, B. Evidence of Indigenous experience of healthcare settings to improve health.
2014-2021 ARC Centre of Excellence ID: CE140100027: Baxter, J., Zubrick, S., Cobb-Clark, D., Western, M., Mazerolle, L., Sanders, M., Harmon, C., Haynes, M. (Chief Investigator from 2014-2017) and Lawrence, D. Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.
2013-2016 ARC Linkage Grant: Haynes, M., Baffour, B., Western, M., Pennay, D., Mission, S., Challice, G. Enhancing social research in Australia using dual-frame telephone surveys.
2013 AHURI (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute) Grant Parsell, C., Haynes, M., James, A. An evaluation of the nature and effectiveness of models of supportive housing.
2011 ARC LEIF (Linkage, Equipment and Infrastructure Fund) Grant. ID: LE110100049: Mitchell, D., Evans, B., McEachern, S., McCarthy, G., Byrne, J., Haynes, M., Burrows, T., Cheshire, L., Denemark, D., Western, M., Mazerolle, L., Ashton, P., Nakata, N., Memmott, P., McAllister, I., Gray, E., Pennycook, A., Cordery, J., McLeod, J., Wiseman, J., Parker, S., Gaynor, A. Establishment of the Australian data archive: an integrated research facility for the social Sciences and humanities.
2011 APHCRI (Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute) Grant: Foster, M., Haynes, M., Mitchell, G., Haines, T. Utilisation of allied health services by people with chronic disease: differences across health insurance coverage and policy change.
2011-2012 NDLERF (National Drug and Law Enforcement Research Funds) Grant: Boreham, P., McFadden, M., Haynes, M. Targeting the profits of illicit drug trafficking through proceeds of crime.
2010-2013 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Project 2010-2013, Swindon, UK Steele, F., Haynes, M., Ermisch, J., Kulu, H., Clarke, P. Interrelationships between housing transitions and fertility in Britain and Australia.
2010-2012 ARC Discovery Project ID: DP1095883. Kelly, A., Haynes, M., Young, R.Dynamic social systems and adolescent alcohol/tobacco use: A new cusp catastrophe model.
2009-2011 NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) Project: Kelly, A., McMahon, R., Carroll, A., Haynes, M. Helping parents of teenagers at risk of alcohol/tobacco related harm: A brief prevention program.
2008-2011 ARC Discovery Project: Haynes, M., Chhetri, P., Boreham, P. Understanding the Spatial and Social Drivers of Employment Transitions.
2008-2011 NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) Project ID: 497236: Turrell, G., Oldenburg, B. F., Giles-Corti, W., Burton, N. W., Giskes, K., Haynes, M., Brown W. J. A longitudinal multilevel study of change in physical activity in mid-age, and factors associated with change.
2007-2010 ARC Linkage Grant: Baxter, J., Haynes, M., Western, M. Cohabitation in Australia: Trends and Implications for Family Outcomes.
1998-2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey Grant Fund, Department of Trade and Industry, UK: Whitehouse, G., Haynes, M., Macdonald, F. Reassessing the ‘family friendly’ workplace: trends, influences and implications in Britain.
2004-2007 AHURI (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute) Research Grant: Jones, A., Seelig, T., Western, M., Haynes, M., Short, T., Baum, S. Housing consumption patterns and earnings behaviour of income support recipients over time: Analysis of FaCS longitudinal data set (1%).

Research consultancy projects

2017 Haynes, M., Spallek, M. and O’Flaherty, M.: Delivering a short course in longitudinal data analysis techniques for administrative data. Department of Social Services RFQ.
2016 Haynes, M., Western, W., McKay, R., Clague, D., Povey, J. Evaluation framework for the prevention of domestic violence strategy. Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet.
2015-2016 Haynes, M., Spallek, M. and Baffour, B.: Validation of the actuarial valuation of the Australian priority investment approach to welfare. Department of Social Services.
2015-2016 Haynes, M., York, S. and Spallek, M.: ABS Longitudinal Datasets Training Scoping Study. Australian Bureau of Statistics.
2014 Western. M., Perales, F., Baffour, B., Baxter, J., Haynes, M., Hewitt, B., Kalb, G., Martin, B. and Mishra, G.: The case for a new Australian birth cohort study. Department of Social Services.
2014 Haynes, M., Baxter, J., Hewitt, B., Baffour, B., Perales, P. and Heybroek, L..: Delivering a short course in longitudinal data analysis techniques. Department of Social Services RFQ.
2013 Haynes, M., et al.: Evaluation framework for Health and Hospital Fund projects. Department of Health and Ageing.
2012-2013 Haynes, M., Baxter, J., Hewitt, B., Baffour, B., Perales, P. and Heybroek, L..: Developing and delivering a short course in longitudinal data analysis techniques. Department of Families, Housing, Communities and Indigineous Affairs RFQ.
2012 Haynes, M., Baxter, J., Claudio, F., O’Flaherty, M. and Povey, J.: Review of Gender and Development Training. AusAid Tender.
2012 Haynes, M., and Ross, A.: Local Government Electoral Arrangement Surveys. Electoral Commission Queensland Consultancy.
2011-2014 Haynes, M., Meyer, S., LeBroque, R., Kenardy, J. and Mazerolle, L..: Evaluation of Respectful Relationships Programs. Department of Families, Housing, Communities and Indigineous Affairs Tender.

Professor Michele Haynes Curriculum Vitae

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