Hazel has research interests in the areas of public and private provision for retirement. Her current research investigates retirement saving, investment and benefit decisions; the structure, governance and performance of pension and superannuation funds; and effective public policy for an ageing society. Prior to joining the University of New South Wales, Hazel worked as an economist in the Australian Treasury.
Hazel has been a consultant on retirement income issues to a range of Australian and international organisations including the OECD, the World Bank, the Social Insurance Administration (China), APEC and KIHASA. Hazel is a member of UniSuper's Consultative Committee and in 2012-13 was a member of the Australian Government's Superannuation Roundtable.