Tracy Evans-Whipp

Tracy Evans-Whipp is a population health researcher with experience in longitudinal studies of children, adolescents and young adults. She is currently a Research Fellow in the Longitudinal and Life-course Studies research and analysis team working primarily on the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (Growing up in Australia).

Prior to joining AIFS in 2018 Tracy worked at MCRI within the Centre for Adolescent Health where her research focused on the healthy development of adolescents. In particular, her research has investigated how school environments influence student wellbeing, health and academic outcomes. Tracy has published extensively in the areas of adolescent drug and alcohol use and school drug policies. She has also contributed to work on positive youth development and social connections in adolescents.

Tracy holds a BSc with honours in Biological Sciences from Bristol University, UK (1992). She completed a PhD in the field of molecular virology at the Ludwig Institute of Cancer Research, Imperial College, London (1996) and has a graduate diploma in Health Promotion from LaTrobe University, Melbourne (2002).


  • –present
    Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Family Studies


  • 1996 
    Imperial College, London, PhD