Demographer, ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, Australian National University

Dr Liz Allen is a highly skilled demographer and social researcher with quantitative and qualitative expertise.

Liz has considerable experience working in the public and university sectors. She’s presently teaching research methods and researching population dynamics at the ANU Centre for Social Research Methods.

Liz has experience teaching a number of courses, including: postgraduate preparatory courses, DEMO2001 (Population Studies), DEMO8079 (Health Demography) and DEMO8082 (Social Research Practice).

Liz is a member of the Network of Early Career Teachers, Academics and Researchers at the ANU.

Council Member, Australian Population Association 2016-18.
Vice President, Australian Population Association 2012-16.
Secretary, Australian Population Association 2008-12.


  • 2015–present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, The Australian National University
  • 2015–2015
    Associate Lecturer, The Australian National University
  • 2013–2015
    Assistant Director (Data Strategy) , Commonwealth Department of Education and Training
  • 2008–2013
    Research Assistant and Lecturer, The Australian National University
  • 2013–2013
    Research and Data Manager, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • 2010–2010
    Demographer, Geoscience Australia
  • 2007–2009
    Data Analyst, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • 2006–2007
    Population Analyst , Australian Bureau of Statistics


    Macquarie University, Bachelor of Social Science (Population Studies)
    Australian National University, Master of Social Research (Methods)
    Australian National University, PhD (Demography)

Research Areas

  • Demography (1603)
  • Family And Household Studies (160301)
  • Epidemiology (111706)