Dr Liz Allen

B.SocSci (MQ), M.SocRes (ANU), PhD (ANU)

Dr Liz Allen is a demographer and senior lecturer at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods. Liz has worked at The Australian National University continuously since 2015, having worked in the School of Demography and the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research. Prior to working at the ANU, Liz worked in various roles across a number of agencies and departments in the Australian public service. Liz has achieved a Bachelor in Social Science (Macquarie University), and Master of Social Research and Doctor of Philosophy from the ANU.

Liz has previously served as secretary and subsequently vice president of the Australian Population Association. She is a current member of the National Foundation of Australian Women social policy committee, advising on housing.

Dr Allen teaches research methods and researches population dynamics. Liz was named among the ABC Top 5 Humanities and Social Sciences academics in Australia in 2018. The Australian Financial Review named Liz a woman to watch in 2023. She is also a regular media commentator for all things demography. Her book, The Future of Us, is a call to action to build a stronger Australia through fairness and equality.

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