Dr Liz Allen is a demographer at the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods.
Liz is a highly experienced demographer with an expertise spanning demography (specifically fertility, migration, and population change), social trends, and population health. She has considerable experience working in the public and academic sectors, and was selected in 2018 as one of ABC’s inaugural Top 5 Researchers in Humanities and Social Sciences for its media residency program.
‘The Future of Us: Demography Gets a Makeover’, Liz’s first book, was published in 2020. Liz’s doctoral research explored the individual, family and neighbourhood contributions to child excess weight and screen time among two Australian cohorts.
Liz frequently provides expert commentary to media outlets including ABC, SBS, The New York Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian and The Canberra Times.