Associate Professor Siobhan Austen

Associate Professor Siobhan Austen is Head of the Department of Economics and Property Studies within the Curtin Business School and Co-Director of the Women in Social and Economic Research (WiSER) research cluster.

Siobhan holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne. Her research expertise is in the economic analysis of the gendered aspects of key social and economic policy debates around population ageing, retirement incomes and labour force participation. Siobhan has published more than 100 scholarly works, including high quality journal articles, book chapters and a book. She has led Australian Research Council and National Council of Vocational and Education Research grants, and participated in Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute and AusAID – funded projects. At Curtin, Siobhan has lectured in most undergraduate units in the economics program. She has supervised numerous PhD, Masters and Honours’ theses. Her community roles are extensive. Siobhan is Co-editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Economics and on the editorial boards of Journal of Economic Issues, Feminist Economics, and Economics and Labour Relations Review. She is a member of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Gender Statistics Advisory Group and the Work and Family Roundtable.