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Tim Gilley
Senior Research Fellow
and Honorary Senior Research Fellow,
Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Dr Tim Gilley has returned to the Research and Policy Centre after a 14-year absence to lead research on the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) – a program about which he completed his PhD in 2002.


Tim's previous projects at the Brotherhood included establishment of the Life Chances Study and the Changing Pressures Project. He has since worked at the Victorian Schools Innovation Commission, on the Australian E4Kids Study and in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

Contact: tim.gilley(at)bsl.org.au


Current research project

  • HIPPY Longitudinal Study

Selected publications

Niklas, F, Tayler, C and Gilley, T 2017, 'Vulnerable children in Australia: multiple risk factor analyses to predict cognitive abilities and problem behaviour', Australian Journal of Education, no. 61, pp. 105–23. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004944117710954

Gilley, T, Tayler, C, Niklas, F and Cloney, D 2015, 'Too late and not enough for some children: early childhood education and care (ECEC) program usage patterns in the years before school in Australia', International Journal of Child Care and Education Policy, vol. 9, no. 9. DOI 10.1186/s40723-015-0012-0

Gilley, T 2003,  Early days much promise: an evaluation of HIPPY in Australia

Gilley, T & Taylor, J 1995, Unequal lives? Low income and the life chances of three year-olds 

Gilley, T 1994, Beyond the city: access to services for mothers and babies

Gilley, T 1994, What chance a job? The employment experiences of parents with young children

Gilley, T 1993, Access for growth, services for mothers and babies

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