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Dr Lanyon joined the Australian Bureau of Statistics in July 2010 as the Regional Director of the Queensland office and Branch Head for births, deaths, causes of deaths, private hospitals establishment and marriages and divorces collections for the country. This followed almost a decade of managing research and evaluation programs for strategic social and community policy areas in the Queensland Government and then the Commonwealth Government. Prior to this Dr Lanyon worked for a number of years in applied social research for the Queensland University of Technology, through its Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute hub at that time, and the University of Queensland.

Dr Lanyon brings broad experience in data management and analysis to best inform government policy to her role with the Australian Bureau of Statistics. She has designed and led evaluations of international and national poverty alleviation programs, national and state homelessness policy and programs and child protection and juvenile justice programs as well as assisted in building government capability and infrastructure to better enable needs based planning and evidence based decision making. She has extensive experience in the design and implementation of surveys using a range of methodologies including telephone interviewing and diary research. Dr Lanyon's PhD in Sociology was obtained from the University of Queensland in 2006 and involved analysis of a national organisation's implementation of the affirmative action following the second world war.

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