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Senior Research Officer, Australian Institute of Family Studies

Alissar is a social scientist passionate about research that can support health and well-being, and has worked in government and non-government sectors. She is experienced in qualitative methods, community engagement, and policy analysis and advice.


  • 2016–present
    Senior Research Officer; Research Officer, Australian Institute of Family Studies
  • 2010–2016
    Sessional Academic, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • 2011–2014
    Research Assistant, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society
  • 2012–2012
    Research Internship, UN Women


  • 2017 
    La Trobe University, PhD
  • 2010 
    RMIT University, Bachelor of Social Science (Hons)


  • 2018
    Managing resistance to gender equality for policy and practice, Child Family Community Australia
  • 2018
    Intimate partner violence in Australian refugee communities: An overview of underlying issues and service responses, Child Family Community Australia
  • 2017
    Problem sexual behaviours and sexually abusive behaviours in Australian children and young people, Child Family Community Australia
  • 2017
    The effects of pornography on children and young people: an evidence scan, Australian institute of Family Studies
  • 2013
    The Challenge of Gender Equality in the Women's Safety Strategy Policy (2002) in Victoria, Australia , Kadin/Woman 2000
  • 2010
    Representing the Problem of Abortion, The Australian Feminist Law Journal

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
  • International Sociological Association