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Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Mark Wooden commenced an appointment as a Professorial Fellow with the Melbourne Institute in March 2000. He was previously Professor and Acting Director at the National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University of South Australia, where he was employed for 19 years. In that time he developed a reputation as one of Australia's leading commentators on contemporary developments in the labour market.

He is currently the Director of the HILDA Survey Project, Australia's first large-scale household panel survey.


  • 2000–present
    Professorial Fellow, Melbourne University
  • 1980–2000
    Various positions culminating in Professor and Acting Director, National Institute of Labour Studies, Flinders University


  • 1986 
    London School of Economics and Political Science, Master of Science (Economics)
  • 1984 
    Flinders University, Bachelor of Economics (Hons)


Elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, 2010