Ms Heather Crawford

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Newcastle; Graduate Certificate in Management, University of Canberra; Master of Social Research, Australian National University
Research Officer
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences


Heather Crawford joined the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) at the ANU in 2014. Heather previously held Assistant Director positions in the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare. She is an experienced data analyst and social researcher with over 20 years' experience working with social surveys and social statistics. Heather has worked with surveys and statistics covering a range of areas, in particular families and child care, labour force, literacy and time use. 

She is currently working in the areas of health, wellbeing and socioeconomic outcomes for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, focusing on the social determinants of health and participation in vocational and higher education and employment outcomes. Since joining CAEPR she has worked extensively with Census data including the Australian Census Longitudinal Dataset, as well as other ABS surveys of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population and administrative data sources.


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