MEMBERS


Professor Jonathan Bradshaw
Professor, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York, UK
Interests: child poverty, child well-being, lone parents, non resident fathers
Contact: jonathan.bradshaw@york.ac.uk

Allen Egon Cholakian
Executive Director - IRDF Project, Harvard/Columbia University, USA
Interests: international/cross-border family law matters
Contact: Aecholakian@post.harvard.edu


Dr Yiyoon Chung

​Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea

Interests: welfare of children and families, public policy (especially the intersection of multiple public policies including welfare, child support, child welfare, and criminal justice policy), policy analysis, program evaluation, and poverty and inequality

Contact: chungy@konkuk.ac.kr


Elke Claessens
PhD student, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Interests: child support determination, objectification of child support calculation, quantitative analysis, shared parenting, complex families

Contact: elke.claessens@uantwerpen.be


Dr Laura Cuesta
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Rutgers University, USA (commencing August 2015-)
Interests: economic wellbeing of single-parent families; interaction between child support policies and social safety nets; child support systems in developing countries; evaluation of the effects of child support policies; cross-national research on child support issues
Contact: cuestarueda@wisc.edu

Dr Ian Curry-Sumner
Owner and Founder, Voorts Legal Services, Senior Lecturer, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Interests: comparative family law, international family law, private international law
Contact: i.currysumner@gmail.com

Badri Dulal
Research Officer, Center for Research on Environment, Health and Population Activities (CREHPA), Nepal
Interests: research based study and articles on child rights and activities, issues of adolescents etc.
Contact: dulalbadri@gmail.com

Lisette Dupre

Solicitor, Dawson Cornwell, London
Interests include: Financial remedies on divorce/ family breakdown, enforcement of maintenance (cross border), international family law. 

Contact: ​​ld@dawsoncornwell.com


John Eekelaar
Retired. Formerly Co-Director, Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy, Oxford University, UK
Interests: child support, family law and pluralism, socio-legal studies, jurisprudence
Contact: john.eekelaar@law.ox.ac.uk


Professor Guðný Björk Eydal
Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Iceland
Interests: the welfare state and social policy with emphasis on family policies, care policies, social services, poverty, child policies, crisis management, fathers, children
Contact: ge@hi.is


Professor Belinda Fehlberg
Professor, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Interests: links between post-separation parenting and financial (child support, property and spousal support) arrangements; relationship between ‘seeing’ and ‘paying’, mothers as payers of child support, impacts of the new child support formula, expenditure on ‘infrastructure costs’, child support law and policy shifts in Australia and the UK
Contact: b.fehlberg@unimelb.edu.au


Dr Hayley Fisher
Lecturer, School of Economics, The University of Sydney, Australia
Interests: economics of the family, household decision making, marriage, cohabitation, divorce, public policy, child support
Contact: hayley.fisher@sydney.edu.au

Michael Fletcher
Senior Lecturer, Institute of Public Policy, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Interests: economic and labour market consequences of separation, child support, welfare policy and tax credits, employment and unemployment policies, separated/sole parents, family structure, child poverty
Contact: michael.fletcher@aut.ac.nz

Dr Steven Golightly
Director, Los Angeles Child Support, California, USA
Interests: Child Support director and part time assistant professor in public administration at California State University at Dominguez Hills and Northridge
Contact: stevenatl@aol.com


Nerea González Méndez de Vigo
Lawyer, German Institute for Youth Human Services and Family Law/Deutsches Institut für Jugendhilfe und Familienrecht e.V. (DIJuF), Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: (international) family law, (international) child and youth human services, social law, refugee law (unaccompanied minors)
Contact: Nerea.Gonzalez@dijuf.de

Anne Skevik Grødem
Researcher Director, Welfare Policies and the Public Sector, Institute for Social Research, Olso, Norway
Interests: gender, comparative social policies, the state/family nexus, child poverty, family policies
Contact: a.s.grodem@samfunnsforskning.no

Dr Mia Hakovirta
Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Research,  University of Turku, Finland
Interests: child maintenance policy, lone mothers and employment, non-resident fathers, shared parenthood, comparative policy analysis
Contact: miahak@utu.fi

Dr Anat Herbst
Head of Gender in the Field (graduate course), Interdisciplinary Program for Gender Studies Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Interests: welfare policies, public policy, gender aspects of the welfare state, gender aspects of the social security system
Contact: anat.herbst@gmail.com


Dr Silvia Z. Islam
Lecturer, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: corporate finance, capital structure,  applied economics, health economics

Contact: silvia.islam@rmit.edu.au 


Dr Kyung Eun Jahng

​​Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Family Studies School of Human Ecology, Kyung Hee University and Director, Healthy Family Support Center, Dongdaemun-gu, Korea

Interests: multicultural families, single-parent families and their children

Contact: kjahng@khu.ac.kr


Dr Yuk King Lau
Professional Consultant, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Interests: post-divorce families, continuing parental responsibilities, nonresidential parenting, post-divorce co-parenting, child support
Contact: yklau@cuhk.edu.hk


Hege Kitterød​
Researcher, Institute for Social Research, Olso, Norway
Interests: child support, shared residence, children living apart from parents, unconventional caring arrangements​
Contact: hege.kitterod@samfunnsforskning.no


Kelly Macatangay

​PhD Student, School of Management, University of St Andrews, UK

Interests: child support policy and practices, measurements and incentives, performativity, accountability, sociology of classification and quantification

Contact: acm28@st-andrews.ac.uk


Professor Dieter Martiny

​Professor Emeritus, Europa-Universität Frankfurt (Oder) and guest researcher Hamburg Max-Planck-Institute, Hamburg, Germany

Interests: the law of maintenance obligations, European family law, cohabitation

Contact: martiny@mpipriv.de


Distinguished Professor Stephen McKay
Distinguished Professor of Social Research, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lincoln, UK
Interests: inequality, social security, poverty, quantitative methods, families
Contact: smckay@lincoln.ac.uk

Dr Hayley McKenzie
Lecturer, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Australia
Interests: compliance, gender, power dynamics, single parent poverty, qualitative methods
Contact: hayley.m@deakin.edu.au

Dr Thomas Meysen

Director, German Institute for Youth Human Services and Family Law / Deutsches Institut für Jugendhilfe und Familienrecht e.V. (DIJUF), Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: international family law, social law, child and youth human services, child care, child protection
Contact: Thomas.Meysen@dijuf.de


Professor Valentinas Mikelėnas

Professor of Family Law, Faculty of Law, Vilnius University, Lithuania; Lawyer and Partner of Law at Tark, Grunte, Sutkiene

Interests: international child support, international child abduction, international divorce, international succession

Contact: valentinas.mikelenas@tgslegal.com


Joanna Miles

Senior Lecturer in Law, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, UK
Interests: financial/property remedies (inc. child support) on family breakdown; comparative family law & policy, empirical data on child support/family breakdown/public attitudes
Contact: jkm33@cam.ac.uk


Associate Professor (Emerita) Ingegerd Municio
Associate Professor (Emerita), Södertörn University, Sweden
Interests: policy studies, family/education/minority policies, qualitative methods
Contact: ingegerd.municio@gmail.com

Associate Professor Kristin Natalier
Associate Professor, School of Social and Political Studies, Flinders University, Australia
Interests: affect and emotion, gender, power dynamics, evidence, qualitative research, discourse analysis, fatherhood, housing outcomes, symbolic meanings of money
Contact: kris.natalier@flinders.edu.au


Dr. Zarina Md Nor
Senior Lecturer, Management Section, School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Interests: Single mothers, family economics
Contact: zarina.nor@usm.my


Joshua Otis

​Project Coordinator, Strategic & Operational Effectiveness Branch, Family Responsibility Office, Ministry of Community & Social Services, Government of Ontario (Canada)

​​Interests: best practices in child support enforcement, cross-jurisdictional research, comparative child support policy, program performance, inter-jurisdictional coordination
Contact: joshua.otis@ontario.ca 


Associate Professor Maria da Graça Pereira

​Associate Professor, School of Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal
Interests: separated women, children of divorce, young adults whose parents have divorced when they were children, physical and mental health
Contact: gracep@psi.uminho.pt

Dr Lixia Qu
Senior Research Fellow, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australia
Interests: couple formation and dissolution, fertility, parenting issues after separation, child support, financial living standards after separation
Contact: lixia.qu@aifs.gov.au

Vanessa Rios-Salas
Graduate Student, School of Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Interests: low-income families well-being, social policy, and program evaluation
Contact: riossalas@wisc.edu

Diego de Silva Rodrigues
PhD Candidate, University of Kent, UK; Lecturer, IESGO, Brazil
Interests: family economics, parenting, childhood, gender, fertility, policy evaluation, quantitative methods
Contact: ddsr2@kent.ac.uk


Laura Rosenak
Senior Vice President, MAXIMUS Child Support Practice, California, USA
Interests: oversight of a 25 state child support practice comprised of 60 contracts and 1000 people for MAXIMUS, Inc.
Contact: laurajrosenak@maximus.com


Daphna Rubinstein

PhD Student, Sociology, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Interests: gender, socio-legal studies, social meaning of money, post-divorce parenthood, stereotypes/stigmatization, qualitative methods, child support policy
Contact: rubinsteind@gmail.com


Dr Michael Rush

Lecturer, School of Applied Social Sciences, University College Dublin, Ireland

Interests: policy advocacy, evaluation research, gender, family and the welfare state; fatherhood; community

Contact: michael.rush@ucd.ie


Professor Kirsten Scheiwe

Professor or Law, Institute for Social Pedagogy and Organizational Theory, University of Hildesheim

Interests: Family law, social law, social policy, comparative and interdisciplinary study of law institutions, law of social services and international welfare state comparison, legal and gender relations

Contact: scheiwe@uni-hildesheim.de


Dr Sarah Sinclair
Lecturer School of Economics finance and Marketing, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: family economics, policy outcomes, applied microeconomics
Contact: sarah.sinclair@rmit.edu.au


Associate Professor Bruce Smyth
Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Australian National University, Australia
Interests: shared parenting,  family law, post-separation parenting, financial living standards after separation, strategic bargaining
Contact: bruce.smyth@anu.edu.au

Maria Vnuk
Doctoral Candidate, Australian National University
Interests: non-resident mothers, liable mothers, child support payers, gender, compliance, family policy, welfare reform, costs of children, child support schemes, separated families
Contact: mariavnuk@bigpond.com


Karin von Krenner

​​International Legal Advocate and Researcher, Streamline Research, Dublin, Ireland
Interests:child welfare, public policy, law enforcement across borders,international child support, criminal justice, poverty, education, parental kidnapping
Contact: streamlineresearch@gmail.com

Dr Maureen Waller

Associate Professor, Department of Policy Analysis & Management, Cornell University, USA 

Interests: child support arrears, child support and welfare policy, child support and incarceration, child support and parenting time, disadvantaged fathers, the meaning of informal/in-kind support, unmarried parents

Contact: waller@cornell.edu


Dr Anna Wysocka-Bar
Assistant Lecturer, Jagielloninan University, Poland

Interests: family law, succession law and private international law

Contact: anna.wysocka@uj.edu.pl


Ruth Weston
Assistant Director (Research), Australian Institute of Family Studies, Australia
Interests: family trends, couple formation pathways and trajectories, financial and non-financial impacts of parental separation on children, parents, child support issues, grandparents
Contact: ruth.weston@aifs.gov.au

Associate Professor Lisa Young
Associate Professor, School of Law, Murdoch University, Australia
Interests: family law, child support, earning capacity, change of assessment, shared parenting, the gendered reality of child support laws, adult child maintenance, the message family law sends about the role of parents
Contact: l.young@murdoch.edu.au


DIRECTORS

Dr Kay Cook
Co-director INCSS & Associate Professor at Swinburne University, Australia 
Interests: gender, evidence, policy-making processes, single parent poverty, power dynamics, state/family nexus, compliance, discourse analysis, qualitative research, welfare and child support policy integration
Contact: kcook@swin.edu.au

Professor Daniel Meyer
Co-director INCSS & Professor, Social Work & Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin, USA
Interests: economic wellbeing post-separation, child support and welfare policies, non-custodial parents, capacity to pay, experimental innovation in child support policy
Contact: drmeyer1@facstaff.wisc.edu

Associate Professor Christine Skinner
Co-director INCSS & Reader in Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York, UK
Interests: international comparisons of child support policy, UK family policy, parental obligations post-separation, non-resident fathers, symbolic meanings of money
Contact: christine.skinner@york.ac.uk 

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