Lyndall Strazdins

Lyndall Strazdins is a Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, The Australian National University.

She is a recognised leader in the field of work, family and child wellbeing, especially the role played by the quality of parents’ jobs and the pressures and challenges on families that combine work with caring. She leads the work and family component of the federally funded Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, a study of 10,000 families, and has served as a scientific consultant to Government, including the ACT Health Promotion Branch, the Department of Veteran Affairs Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, the Australian Defence Force, and as a consultant to the Paid Parental Leave Evaluation. She also collaborates with non-government organisations on building social policies for Australian families. In 2011 she was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship investigating time as a resource for health.

Her research focuses on contemporary predicaments of work and care and their health and equity consequences, viewing health as inter-linked within families. More recently she has been developing a theory on time as a social determinant of health and seeking to understand the significance of time as a resource, like money, which not only structures power relations and gender inequality but also peoples’ capacity to be healthy.