Dr Galina Daraganova is Executive Manager who runs the Longitudinal and Lifecourse Program at the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Galina has over 10 years’ experience in providing strategic advice to policy and program areas on research design, data management and analytics. Daraganova is a recognised expert on longitudinal studies and is responsible for managing the following national studies: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC); the Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants (BNLA); the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (Ten to Men); and the Transition Wellbeing Research Programme: Family Wellbeing Study (TWRP: FWS). With a background in social statistics, her research focuses on use of large-scale surveys, particularly longitudinal studies that include multiple family members to analyse data across a wide range of issues. Her research interests focus on social and family determinants of successful developmental transitions during the lifecourse and involve analyses of health and education inequalities, soft skills development, and role of others. The output of Galina’s research has been published in a number of journals, methods books, research and technical papers, statistical reports and covers different range of topics from sample selectivity and measure validation to complex longitudinal data analysis.