Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, 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 academic sectors. She’s presently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (The Australian National University) working on health profiles and fertility intentions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Her work will inform the development of improved population projections.

Liz’s doctoral research explored the individual, family and neighbourhood contributions to child excess weight and screen time among two Australian cohorts.

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.

Vice President of Australian Population Association 2012-16.
Secretary of the 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)