The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health has been running since 1996. As the new Director of the study, I would like to thank all participants for their contribution to the project over this period and particularly to welcome all the young women who have recently joined the study. These women, who were born from 1989 to 1995 and were aged 18-23 years in 2013, have successfully formed our new age group. On behalf of the research team, I would like to express our appreciation to all participants for providing information about their health and their lives that can be used to improve the health and wellbeing of women in Australia.

Please be assured that all the information shared with us is bound by strict confidentiality and ethical procedures. All our research team work with anonymous datasets, where information such as names and addresses that identify individuals have been removed. In addition we will never supply any identifying information to third parties.

I would like to invite you to explore this website on the study. Using the bar on the left you can go to individual pages for each of the four age groups of ALSWH participants. You can also look at copies of the annual newsletter sent to participants and find out answers to frequently asked questions. We love to hear your feedback on the website and the project – please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or mail with any suggestions.

Over the coming months we intend to produce a series of reports aimed at providing more information on health and wellbeing based on findings from this study. So thank you again for your contribution to this valuable research project that is used to inform national policy and improve health services for women.

Professor Gita Mishra
Project Director

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