Dr Rae Kaspiew is a socio-legal researcher with particular expertise in family law and family violence. She manages the Family Law, Family Violence and Elder Abuse research program at AIFS. She has been involved in an extensive range of studies and is the lead author of two large-scale evaluations of successive waves of reforms in family law (the 2006 and 2012 reforms). Themes captured in her work include the extent to which systems and services meet the needs of people affected by family violence (including children).
Advisory roles have included membership of the Family Law Council, a body that provides policy advice on family law to the federal Attorney-General, from 2010 to 2016. She was also a member of the Violence Against Women Advisory Group (2009 to 2011) that advised the federal Minister for the Status of Women on the implementation of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. Rae is also on the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Family Law.