Diana Contreras Suárez

Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne

I am a research fellow at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research at the University of Melbourne.

My research interest is driven by how public policy improves the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. My work has focused on understanding some of the mechanisms of human capital formation, in particular associated to health, child development and employment.

Please see more of my work on https://sites.google.com/site/dianacontreras1/home


  • –present
    Research Fellow at Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne
  • 2015–2017
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Monash University


  • 2019
    Determinants of Maternal Mortality in Indonesia, PlosOne
  • 2019
    Female Labour Force Participation in Indonesia: Why Has It Stalled? , The Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies