Diana Contreras Suarez is a Research Fellow at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social research at the University of Melbourne. As an applied economist, she uses statistics to understand the determinants of people’s health, education and work, and to evaluate the effect of social policies with special focus for people in disadvantage.
Dr Contreras Suarez research covers the fields of child development, women’s health, gender inequality in the labour market, disability and the impact of welfare programs. She has previously worked with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), The World Bank and World Vision Australia. She completed her PhD in Econometrics at Monash University.