Salma Ahmed joined the Alfred Deakin Institute (ADI) as a Post-doctoral research fellow in January 2013 and is currently a Research Fellow at the institute. Since 2016 Salma has been teaching ‘Economic Development’ in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University. She joined the ADI after finishing her Ph.D. in Economics from Monash University and received her MPhil in Economics from Monash University in 2008. Salma’s research is primarily in Labour Economics and Applied Microeconometrics. Her research has focused on two central areas: (i) gender and economic development, and (ii) child health.