Visiting Academics and Students

Every year a number of academics and students from around the world and across Australia visit the ALSWH to work on collaborative projects.


2015

Judith Dons
Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands

Professor Ilona Koupil
Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University and Karolinska Instituet, Sweden

Doctor Jack Noone
Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney

A/Professor Adrian Barnett
Queensland University of Technology

Professor Carol Jagger
Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, UK

Mary Frances Picone – visiting student
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, USA

Alyshia Gonder – visiting student
School of Pharmacy, University of Seattle, USA

Nathan Jakowski – visiting student
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, USA

Quinn Wonders- visiting student
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, USA

Elizabeth Ridgway – visiting student
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin, USA

Linda Vissers – visiting student
University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Lily Chen – visiting student
Peking University, China

Mathieu Eury – visiting student
University of Strasbourg, France

2014

Professor Ilona Koupil
Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University and Karolinska Instituet, Sweden

Steffan Otterbach
University of Hohenheim, Germany

Professor Hal Kendig
Australian National University, Canberra

Dr Steffen Otterbach
University of Hohenheim Stuttgart, Germany

Dr Sabrina Pit
University Centre for Rural Health, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney

2013

Professor Ilona Koupil
Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University and Karolinska Instituet, Sweden

Amanda Thijsen
Groningen University, The Netherlands

Lina Zeller
University of Hohenheim, Germany

Michelle Morris
School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds, UK

2012

Professor Ilona Koupil
Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University and Karolinska Instituet, Sweden

Professor Carol Jagger
Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, UK

Sara Feirer – visiting student
Germany

Tania Plibersek        
Federal Minister for Health, Canberra

Paul van Steen
University of Groningen, The Netherlands

2011

Liliana Orellana
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Liset Elstgeest – visiting student
University of Waginen, The Netherlands

Johanna Rienks – visiting student
University of Waginen, The Netherlands

Danielle Schoenaker – visiting student
University of Waginen, The Netherlands

Priya Saravanakumar – student
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle

Dr Michelle Cunich
School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Tazeen Majeed
University of Newcastle

Tina Navin
NSW Health Biostatistical Trainee (Biostatistical Officer Training Programme), NSW Health

Nicole Mirjanich
University of Depauw Indiana, USA

2010

Professor Kunihiko Hayashi
School of Health Sciences, Gunma University, Japan

Dr Jung-Su Lee         
University of Tokyo, Japan

Professor Sarah McNaughton
Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University

Cassie Curryer - student
University of Newcastle

Georgina Ramsay - student
University of Newcastle

Dr Lynette Mackenzie
Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney

Dr Colin McCowan
University of Dundee, UK

Yushi Li
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Sara Tseng
School of Pharmacy, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

2009

Dr Nadia Minicuci
University of Padova, Italy

Dr Ann Taylor
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Newcastle

Dr Nawi Ng
Umea University, Sweden

Dr Zumin Shi
Population Research and Outcome Studies Unit, SA Health Adelaide

2008

Dr Charlotte Jones
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

ALSWH Liaison

It is a requirement that an ALSWH Liaison person be involved on every project in order to help with correct use and interpretation of the data.

A Liaison person must be contacted before the EoI is prepared, and must see the completed EoI before it is submitted to the ALSWH.

ALSWH Liaison people are very familiar with ALSWH data as well as the areas of research currently being conducted using the data. Therefore they are able to provide the best advice regarding the feasibility of any prospective projects.

For projects involving survey or substudy data, the responsibility of an ALSWH liaison person is limited to the following:

  • Discussing the EoI application with the potential collaborator/s
  • Providing advice on developing the research plan (including appropriate use of ALSWH data)
  • Maintaining contact with the lead collaborator for the duration of the project
  • Reviewing publications and manuscripts before they are submitted to a journal or editor (the ALSWH Liaison person reserves the right to refer publications to the ALSWH Publications, Substudies and Analyses Committee)

In addition to these liaison responsibilities, the Liaison person's level of involvement with the project must be discussed prior to the project commencing. It is expected that the Liaison person will be included as a collaborator and an author on papers consistent with their contribution to the project - please see the NHMRC guidelines for detail: https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about-us/publications/australian-code-responsible-conduct-research-2018

For projects involving linked data the ALSWH Liaison person must:

  • Have expertise in using linked data
  • Be involved in the project / analysis plan from the beginning
  • Be included in the project as a collaborator and as an author on any publications. This requirement is due to the complexity of the data and ALSWH's responsibilities to the linked data custodians.

 

The ALSWH researchers available to be liaison people, and their research interests, are listed below.

ALSWH Liaison Person

Specific research interests and areas of expertise


Professor Gita Mishra
g.mishra@uq.edu.au
Ph: 07 3346 5224
  • social inequality in health
  • diet
  • weight trajectories
  • chronic diseases (CVD, diabetes, depression) related to reproductive health
  • menarche, hysterectomy, menopause, symptoms, hormone use
  • pregnancy complications and birth outcomes
  • statistical methodology relevant to longitudinal and life course data


  Professor Annette Dobson
  a.dobson@uq.edu.au
  Ph: 07 336 55346

  • tobacco control / smoking
  • statistical methods
  • rural health
  • chronic disease (e.g. cardiovascular disease, depression, musculoskeletal conditions)
  • obesity
  • health services use
  • Data linkage expertise


Professor Julie Byles
julie.byles@newcastle.edu.au
Ph: 02 4040 0668

  • ageing including; the role of health services, preventive activities, and treatments in maintaining quality of life for older people, and in determining physical, psychological and social factors associated with optimal physical and mental health of men and women as they age
  • risk determination, assessment, screening and diagnostic tests
  • health care evaluation, and measurement of health outcomes
  • aged care
  • mature-age workforce participation and retirement
  • Data linkage expertise


  Professor Wendy Brown
  wbrown@uq.edu.au
  Ph: 07 3365 6446

 

  •  physical activity
  •  weight and weight gain
  •  sedentary behaviour
  • health promotion and illness/disease prevention
  • prevention and management of chronic illness


Professor Deborah Loxton
Deborah.Loxton@newcastle.edu.au
Ph: 02 4042 0690

  • reproductive health
  • prenatal and maternal health behaviour
  • sole and young motherhood
  • the health impact of intimate partner violence and other forms of abuse
  • multiple disadvantage and health outcomes
  • Data linkage expertise


  Associate Professor Leigh Tooth
  l.tooth@sph.uq.edu.au
  Ph: 07 3346 4691

  • caregiving (predictors of, transitions in, outcomes of)
  • social inequalities research (in particular social mobility, education)
  • mothers and their children’s health
  • comorbidity
  • chronic disease
  • evidence-based practice
  • health service research


Professor Jayne Lucke
J.Lucke@latrobe.edu.au
Ph: 03 9479 8813

  • sexual health
  • reproductive health, particularly contraceptive use
  • patterns of fertility and infertility

 

  Ms Peta Forder
  peta.forder@newcastle.edu.au
  Ph: 02 4042 0676

  • domestic violence and partner abuse
  • adverse experiences and environments during childhood
  • chronic health (particularly diabetes & cardiovascular disease)
  • cancer
  • reproductive and maternal health
  • birth outcomes and prenatal health
  • statistical methods
  • Data linkage expertise

 

  Dr Melissa Harris
  melissa.harris@newcastle.edu.au
  Ph: 02 4042 0621

  • Chronic disease and health service use
  • Chronic disease management
  • Role of psychosocial factors (particularly stress and poor mental health) in physical health outcomes for chronic disease (disease onset and quality of life)
  • Patterns and impact of contraceptive use (including birth outcomes)
  • Data linkage expertise

The ALSWH has had over 650 collaborators from Universities, Research Groups and Institutions from most Australian States and Territories, and many countries across the world including Sweden, The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Japan, The United States of America, Switzerland and Argentina. These collaborators, who have been granted permission to access ALSWH data, have formed productive research partnerships with the ALSWH since the study began. Researchers interested in becoming a collaborator with the ALSWH need to apply to use the ALSWH data (for details please see http://www.alswh.org.au/how-to-access-the-data/alswh-data).   
Below is a list of current collaborators:

Collaborators

Prof Ellen Aagaard Nohr
University of Southern Denmark

Dr Shazia Abbas
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

Prof Jason Abbott
University of New South Wales

Dr Shamasunder Acharya
General Medicine / Endocrinology, John Hunter Hospital

Prof Stephen Ackland
Medical Oncology, The University of Newcastle

Prof Jon Adams
School of Public Health, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Eliza Ahmed
Department of Education and Training

Ms Blessing Akombi
The University of Newcastle

Prof Rosa Alati
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

Dr Amani Hamad Alhazmi
King Khalid University

Dr Amy Anderson
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

A/Prof Clare Anderson
Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Monash University

Professor Debra Anderson
Menzies Health Institute, Griffith University

Mr Dennis Anheyer
Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen

Mrs Maria Arriaga
Centre for Big Data Research in Health, University of New South Wales

Prof John Attia
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

Prof Marie-Paule Austin
Perinatal and Women's Mental Health, University of New South Wales

Dr Cate Bailey
Monash Centre for Health, Research and Implementation, Monash University

Dr Jennifer Baldwin
School of Health Sciences, The University of newcastle

A/Prof Anna Barker
School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University

Dr Daniel Barker
The University of Newcastle

Miss Isabelle Barnes
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

A/Prof Deborah Bateson
Family Planning NSW

Prof Janeen Baxter
Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland

Mr Estifanos Baye
Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University

Dr Alissa Beath
Macquarie University

Dr Emma Beckman
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Studies, The University of Queensland

Dr Kassia Beetham
Australian Catholic University

Ms Christie Bennett
School of Clinical Sciences, Monash University

Dr Kim Betts
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

Ms Rose Beynon
Family Service Taskforce, Department of Social Services

Dr Baki Billah
School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University

Prof Stephen Birch
Centre for Business and Economics of Health, The University of Queensland

Ms Lauren Blekkenhorst
Edith Cowan University

A/Prof Fiona Blyth
Pain Management & Research Centre, The University of Sydney

Dr Jan Boehnke
School of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Dundee

Dr Catherine Bondonno
Edith Cowan University

Prof Carol Bower
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (TICHR), University of Western Australia

Dr Jacqueline Boyle
Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University

Mr Jason Brandrup
Health Analytics Branch, Australian Government Department of Health

Mr Sam Brilleman
Monash University

Dr Carlene Britt
Monash University

Prof Alexander Broom
School of Social Sciences, The University of New South Wales

Dr Leanne Brown
The University of Newcastle

Prof Wendy Brown
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland

Dr Lauren Bruce
Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University

Dr Robyn Brunton
Charles Sturt University

Dr Lucy Bryant
Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Tracy Burrows
School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle

Dr Nicola Burton
School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University

MissMiss Emma Byrnes
Research Cenre for Generational Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

Prof Janet Cade
School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds

Dr Sean Cain
Monash University

Prof Karen Canfell
Cancer Research Division, Cancer Council NSW

Ms Chelsea Carle
School of Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle

Ms Monica Cations
Flinders University

Dr Gillian Caughey
University of South Australia

Dr Sungwon Chang
University of Technology Sydney

A/Prof Karen Charlton
School of Medicine, University of Wollongong

Dr Yu-Wei Chen
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

Mr Simon Chiu
Hunter Medical Research Institute

Dr Catherine Chojenta
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

Ms Irene Chung
School of Pharmacy, University of Wisconsin

Prof Donna Chung
School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, Curtin University

Dr Hsin-Fang (Evelyn) Chung
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

Prof Flavia Cicuttini
Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine, Monash University

Ms Karly Cini
Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Dr Bronwyn Clark
School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland

Prof Lindy Clemson
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

Prof Vicki Clifton
Mothers and Babies Theme, Mater Medical Research Institute, The University of Queensland

Dr Rachel Climie
Baker IDI

Dr Jamile Sanches Codogno
Sao Paulo State University

Prof Clare Collins
School of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics), The University of Newcastle

Mr Kim Colyvas
School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle

A/Prof Tracy Comans
The University of Queensland

Dr Jacqueline Coombe
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Dr Rachel Cooper
MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College London

A/Prof Reinie Cordier
Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University

Prof Hugh Craig
School of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Newcastle

Dr Holger Cramer
Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen

Prof Robert Cumming
University of Sydney

Dr Michelle Cunich
The Boden Institute of Obesity,Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders, The University of Sydney

Dr Cassie Curryer
School of Humanities & Social Sciences, The University of Newcastle

Dr Erin Cvejic
School of Medicine, The University of Sydney

Dr Ellie D'Arcy
Health Intelligence Unit, NSW Health

Prof Catherine D'Este
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH), The Australian National University

Dr Darsy Darssan
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

Dr David Davidson
Flinders University

Prof Patricia Davidson
Johns Hopkins University

Prof Peter Davies
Centre for Children's Health Research, The University of Queensland

Prof Michael Davies
Robinson Research Institute, The University of Adelaide

A/Prof Barbora de Courten
Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University

Dr Katie de Luca
Department of Chiropractic, Maquarie University

Miss Alexandra Denham
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

MsMs Sal Dennis
Domestic Voilence Service Management

A/Prof Grant Devilly
School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University

A/Prof Timothy Dobbins
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales

Prof Denise Doiron
School of Economics, University of New South Wales

Prof Anuja Dokras
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Pensylvania

Dr Xenia Dolja-Gore
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

Dr Maria Donald
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

Dr Charles Douglas
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

Prof Jenny Doust
Centre for Research in Evidence Based Practice, Bond University

Mr Aron Downie
George Institute of Musculoskeletal Health

Dr Katherine Downing
Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University

A/Prof Rachel Dryer
Australian Catholic University

A/Prof Mitch Duncan
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

Yashvee Dunneram
Leeds University

Assoc. Prof. Arul Earnest
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

A/Prof Leah East
University of New England

Prof Jimmy T Efird
The University of Newcastle

Dr Anastasia Ejova
Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland

Dr Christina Ekegren
School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University

Dr Andreas Eklund
Department of Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institut

Dr Roger Engel
Macquarie University

Prof Dallas English
The University of Melbourne

Dr Karin English
The University of Queensland

Dr Marian Esler
Family Safety Branch, Department of Social Services

Prof Adrian Esterman
University of South Australia

Mr Reed Farnsworth
University of Alabama

Dr Helen Feist
Australian Population and Migration Research Centre, University of Adelaide,

A/Prof Alison Ferguson
School of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Newcastle

Dr Renae Fernandez
University of Adelaide

Prof Isabel Ferreira
School of Public Medicine, University of Wollongong

Prof Jane Fisher
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Dr Carole Fisher
University of Technology Sydney

Dr Lisa Fitzgerald
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

Dr Catharine Fleming
School of Science and Health, Western Sydney Univesity

Prof Vicki Flenady
Mater Research Institute, The University of Queensland

Thanya Flores
Federal University of Pelotas

Mrs Peta Forder
School of Medicine & Public Health, The University of Newcastle

Dr Cynthia Forlini
School of Medicine, Deakin University

Dr Lyn Francis
Western Sydney University

Dr Steve Fraser
Deakin University

Dr Jane Frawley
University of Technology Sydney

Dr Rosanne Freak-Poli
Monash University

Prof Belinda Gabbe
School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University

Prof Brenda Gannon
Centre for Business and Economics of Health, The University of Queensland

Dr Paul Gardiner
Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine, The University of Queensland

Dr Gerrie-Cor Gast
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment

Ms Melanie Gibson-Helm
Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University

Prof Graham Giles
Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria

Dr Tiffany Gill
Adelaide Medical School, The University of Adelaide

Ms Rebecca Glenn
Domestic Voilence Service Management

Dr Sjaan Gomersall
The University of Queensland

Prof Grace Gomes
The University of Queensland

Dr Stephen Goodall
Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney

Lynn Goon
The University of Newcastle

Lizzie Gorrell
Population Health Unit, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Dr Petra Graham
Macquarie University

Prof Stephen Graves
Flinders Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Flinders University

Dr Katrina Green
University of Wollongong

Ms Liana Green
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

Dr Jessica Grieger
School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, The University of Adelaide

Dr Miriam Grotowski
Department of Rural Health, The University of Newcastle

Dr Megan Gu
Macquarie University

Prof Marion Haas
Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney

Scott Haldeman
University of California

Prof John Hall
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales

A/Prof Lisa Hall
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

Prof Jane Hall
Centre for Health Economic Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Karin Hammarberg
Monash University

Mr Neil Hancock
School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds

Prof David Handelsman
ANZAC Research Centre

Dr Dana Hanna
Research School of Economics, Australian National University

Ms Chris Harrington
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

Dr Melissa Harris
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

Ms Sheree Harris
Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

Mrs Deanne Harris
Hunter New England Health

Dr Stephanie Harrison
Finders University

Dr Syed Hasan
University of Huddersfield

Dr Rebecca Haslam
The University of Newcastle

Dr Milton Hasnat
School of Medicine & Public Health, The University of Newcastle

Dr Chris Hayes
Hunter Integrated Pain Service, Hunter New England Health

Professor James Hebert
Cancer Prevention and Control Program, University of South Carolina

Dr Kristiann (Kristi) Heesch
School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology

Prof Michael Hendryx
School of Public Health, University of Indiana

A/Prof Stephane Heritier
Monash University

Dr Jolyn Hersch
The University of Sydney

Ms Amy Heshmati
Stockholm University / Karolinska Institute

A/Prof Kylie Hesketh
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University

Prof Martha Hickey
The University of Melbourne

Prof Isabel Higgins
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

Dr Briony Hill
Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University

Dr Vasant Hirani
Concordia Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP), The University of Sydney

A/Prof Allison Hodge
Cancer Epidemiology Centre, Cancer Council Victoria

Prof Johnathan Hodgson
Edith Cowan University

Ms Marlise Hofer
University of British Columbia

Dr Samantha Hoffmann
Centre for Sport Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University

Dr Libby Holden
School of Psychology, The University of Queensland

Mr Carl Holder
Clinical Research Design & Statistics, Hunter Medical Research Institute

Dr Liz Holliday
Clinical Research Design, Information Technology and Statistical Support (CReDITSS) Unit, The University of Newcastle

Dr Samantha Hollingworth
School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland

Dr Sara Holton
Jean Hailes Research Unit, Monash University,

Prof Irene Hudson
The University of Newcastle

A/Prof Jennifer Hudson
Psychology Department, Macquarie University

Prof Tonda Hughes
College of Nursing, University of Illinois

Mr Peter Hull
Centre for Big Data Research in Health, University of New South Wales

Dr Sharyn Hunter
Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

Dr Alexis Hure
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

Mr Tom Hurley
University of South Carolina

Dr Monira Hussain
Department of Epidemiology and Peventative Medicine, Monash University

Dr Melinda Hutchesson
The University of Newcastle

Ms Ezinne Igwe
University of Wollongong

Ms Jacklyn Jackson
School of Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle

Dr Caroline Jackson
School of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh

Prof Carol Jagger
Institute of Ageing and Health, Newcastle University

Dr Jesse Jansen
School of Public Health, The University of Sydney

Dr Harindra Jayasekara
Cancer Council Victoria

Dr Melissa Johnstone
Institute of Early Childhood, Macquarie University

Dr Mark Jones
Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond Univesity

A/Prof Mike Jones
Psychology Department, Macquarie University

A/Prof Billingsley Kaambwa
Flinders University

Ms Sarah Kabanoff
Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle

Dr Enamul Kabir
University of Southern Queensland

A/Prof Therese Kairuz
The University of Newcastle

Dr Nadira Kakoly
Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University

A/Prof Hannah Keage
School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, University of South Australia

Prof Rose Anne Kenny
Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin

Dr Nathan Kettlewell
School of Economics, The University of Sydney

Dr Asad Khan
School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland

Ms Mahnaz Bahri Khomami
Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University

Dr Rachel King
University of Southern Queensland

Dr Andrew Kingston
Newcastle University

Prof Steve Kisely
Centre for Health Data Services, The University of Queensland

Dr Luke Knibbs
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

Prof Bogda Koczwara
Southern Adelaide Local Health Network

Dr Tracy Kolbe-Alexander
The University of Southern Queensland

Dr Natasha Koloski
Office PVC - Health, The University of Newcastle

Prof Ilona Koupil
Stockholm University & Karolinska Institute

Dr Nicolas Krucien
Health Economic Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Dr Maarit Laaksonen
Centre for Big Data Research in Health, University of New South Wales

A/Prof Ratilal Lalloo
School of Dentistry, The University of Queensland

Ms Danielle Lang
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

Dr Romy Lauche
Australian Research Centre in Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Kate Laver
Flinders University

Mr Yong-Yi Lee
The University of Queensland

Prof Christina Lee
School of Psychology, University of Queensland

Ms Ang Li
The University of Sydney

Silong Liao
University of Auckland

Siew Lim
Monash University

Mr Mathew Ling
School of Psychology, Deakin University

Dr Silvia Liverani

Dr Thomas Longden
Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Bronwyn Loong
Australian National University

Ms Colleen Loos
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

A/Prof Julia Lowe
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Dr Bertrand Yew Kian Loyeung
School of Life Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

Prof Jayne Lucke
Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University

Dr Chi-Wai Lui
School of Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences

A/Prof Juhua Luo
School of Public Health, Indiana University

Dr Judy Luu
John Hunter Hospital

Dr Johanna Lynch
The University of Queensland

Dr Brigid Lynch
Cancer Council Victoria

Dr Margaret Lynch
Research Innovation and Partnerships, Hunter New England Local Health District

Dr Lesley MacDonald-Wicks
Nutrition & Dietetics, The University of Newcastle

Dr Robert MacInnis
Cancer Council Victoria

Assoc. Prof. Lynette MacKenzie
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney

Prof Parker Magin
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

A/Prof Dianna Magliano
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Dr Tazeen Majeed
Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle

Mr Ricardo Maldonado
PowerStats

Dr Darren Mansfield
Monash Health

Dr Zachary Marcum
University of Washington

Prof Michael Martin
School of Finance, Australian National University

Prof Jennifer Martin
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

Dr Karen Mate
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy (Human Physiology), The University of Newcastle

Prof Danielle Mazza
Department of General Practice, Monash University

Dr Kate McBride
Western Sydney University

Prof Kirsten McCaffery
School of Public Health, The University of Sydney

Mr Simon McElduff
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

A/Prof Mark McEvoy
Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, The University of Newcastle

Dr Kevin McGeechan
School of Public Health, The University of Sydney

Dr Joanna McHugh Power
National College of Ireland

Prof Harold (David) McIntyre
Mater Clinical Unit, The University of Queensland

A/Prof Ruth McNair
Dept of General Practice, University of Melbourne

Dr Sarah McNaughton
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University

A/Prof Renate Meyer
Department of Statistics, The University of Auckland

Dr Gregore Mielke
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland.

Dr Seema Mihrshahi
School of Public Health, The University of Sydney

Prof Jeanette Milgrom
School of Behavioural Sciences, The University of Melbourne

Dr Clint Miller
Deakin University

Professor Michelle Miller
Flinders University

Dr Lin Mo
Monash Health

Prof Ben Mol
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University

Prof Grant Montgomery
Institute for Moecular Biosciences, The University of QueenslandThe University of QueenslandInstitute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland

Prof Vivienne Moore
School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide

A/Prof Rachael Moorin
Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University

A/Prof Lisa Moran
Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University

Dr Aya Mousa
Monash University

Prof Kichu Nair
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

Miss Amreen Naqash
University of Kashmir

Dr Yuta Nemoto
Tokyo Metropolitan Institue of Gerontology

Dr Norman Ng
School of Human Movment Studies, The University of Queensland

Dr Kim-Huong Nguyen
The University of Queensland

Ms Hau Nguyen
Monash University

Dr Mary Nicolaou
Department of Public Health, University of Amsterdam

Ms Kirsty Nitschke
Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle

Dr Jack Noone
Centre for Social Impact, University of New South Wales

A/Prof Richrad Norman
School of Public Health, Curtin University

A/Prof Frances O'Callaghan
School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University

Dr Christopher Oldmeadow
Clinical Research Design, Information Technology and Statistical Support (CReDITSS) Unit, Hunter Medical Research Institute

Ms Karolina Olsarova
The University of Queensland

Dr Ben Ong
La Trobe University

Dr Charlotte Onland-Moret
Julius Centre, University Medical Center Utrecht

Dr Steffen Otterbach
University of Hohenheim

Ms Manon Overdijk
Windesheim University of Applied Sciences

Dr Alice Owen
Monash University

Professor Nancy Pachana
School of Psychology, The University of Queensland

Prof Andrew Page
School of Medicine and the Translational Research Institute, Western Sydney University

Mr Anton Pak
University of Queensland

Ms Junyi Pan
Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies & Statistics, Australian National University

Dr Nirmala Pandeya
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

Prof Lynne Parkinson
Health CRN, CQ University Australia

Mr Bill Pascoe
The University of Newcastle

Dr Amanda Patterson
School of Health Sciences (nutrition), The University of Newcastle

Mr Eldho Paul
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University

Dr Toby Pavey
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Queensland University of Technology

Dr Geeske Peeters
Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin

Dr WenBo (Penny) Peng
Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Francisco Perales
Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland

Prof Anthony Perkins
Griffith University

Dr Andrew Phillips
Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Monash University

Dr Sabrina Pit
Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health, The University of Sydney

Prof Henry Pollard
Faculty of Health Science, Australian Catholic University, Strathfield

Prof Dimity Pond
School of Medicine & Public Health, The University of Newcastle

A/Prof Kay Price
Division of Health Sciences, University of South Australia

A/Prof Kym Rae
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

Mr Sanjeeva Ranasinha
Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University

Dr Judith Reddrop
Women's Wellbeing

Ms Penny Reeves
Hunter Medical Research Institute, The Univesity of Newcastle

Ms Rebecca Reid
Endeavour College of Natural Health

Dr Nicole Reilly
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, The University of Newcastle

Dr Suzanne Robinson
School of Public Health, Curtin Unviersity

Prof Peter Rogers
The University of Melbourne

A/Prof Dori Rosenberg
Group Health Research Institute

Dr Lynda Ross
School of Allied Health Sciences, Griffith University

Dr Ingrid Rowlands
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

A/Prof Alice Rumbold
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute Women and Kids

Dr Joanne Ryan
Monash University

Prof Mandy Ryan
Health Economic Research Unit, University of Aberdeen

Prof Jo Salmon
Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University

Dr Caroline Salom
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

Prof Robert Sanson-Fisher
Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), The University of Newcastle

A/Prof Elizabeth Savage
Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Danielle Schoenaker
School of Medicine,University of Wollongong

Prof Margot Schofield
School of Public Health, La Trobe University

Dr Tracy Schumacher
Department of Rural Health, The University of Newcastle

Ms Christine Sefton
The University of Newcastle

Dr Charrlotte Seib
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Griffith University

Mr Chris Sexton
School of Dentistry, The University of Queensland

A/Prof Jonathan Shaw
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Dr Ari Shechter
Department of Medicine, Columbia University

Dr Nitin Shivappa
University of South Carolina

Professor David Sibbritt
Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney

Ms Pam Simpson
School of Public Health and Peventative Medicine, Monash University

Prof Helen Skouteris
Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University

Prof Peter Sly
Centre for Children's Health Research, The University of Queensland

Dr Michelle Smith
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland

Dr Jemima Spathis
School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University

Dr Elizabeth Spencer
School of Humanities & Social Sciences, The University of Newcastle

Prof Emmanuel Stamatakis
Charles Perkins Centre, The University of Sydney

Prof Hans Stampfer
School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, The University of Western Australia

A/Prof Michael Stark
Paediatrics and Reproductive Health, The University of Adelaide

A/Prof Susan Steck
University of South Carolina

Dr Amie Steel
Health Services Research, University of Technology Sydney

Keira Stegeman
Western Sydney University

Dr Elizabeth Stojanovski
School of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, University of Newcastle

A/Prof Virginia Stulz
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University

Dr Maja Susanto
School of Medicine, The University of Queensland

Prof Angela Taft
School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University

Prof Nicholas Talley
Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle

Dr Meredith Tavener
Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle

Prof Anne Taylor
North West Adelaide Health Study (NWAHS), University of Adelaide

Prof Helena Teede
Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University

Mr Teketo Kassaw Tegegne
The University of Newcastle

Dr Jency Thomas
LaTrobe University

Prof Anna Timperio
Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University

Mrs Stefania Tiveron
Appleby Total Health

Dr Luciana Torquati
Centre for Research in Exercise, Physical Activity and Health, The University of Queensland

Dr Elizabeth Tracey
Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), The University of Newcastle

Assoc. Prof. Huy Tran
Pathology North, New South Wales Health Pathology

Dr Thach Tran
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Prof Pravin Trivedi
School of Economics, The University of Queensland

Ms Leonie Uijtdewilligen
Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU University Medical Centre

Dr Donna Urquhart
Department of Epidemiology and Peventative Medicine, Monash University

Ms Megan Valentine
Faculty of Science & Information Technology, The University of Newcastle

Prof Yvonne Van der Schouw
University of Utrecht

Prof Mieke van Driel
The University of Queensland

Ms Yolanda Van Gellecum
Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland

A/Prof Kees Van Gool
Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney

Prof Willem van Mechelen
EMGO Institute - VU University Medical Center

Dr Natasja van Schoor
EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center

A/Prof Jannique Van Uffelen
Department of Kinesiology, University of Leuven

A/Prof Subramanyam Vemulpad
Maquarie University

Dr Parisa Vidafar
Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences, Monash University

Kristina Vingrys
Victoria University

A/Prof Jenny Visser
Erasmus University Medical Centre

Prof Marjorie Walker
Hunter Medical Research Institute, The University of Newcastle

Dr Yuanyuan Wang
Department of Epidemiology and Peventative Medicine, Monash University

Dr Natalie Ward
Curtain University

Dr Jon Wardle
Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney

Dr Robert Ware
School of Public Health, University of Queensland

A/Prof Jane Warland
University of South Australia

Dr Natasha Weaver
School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

Dr Mary Welsh
Department of Education and Training

Prof Jenny Whitty
Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

A/Prof Alison Wicks
Faculty of Health, University of Canberra

Prof Sarah Wild
The University of Edinburgh

Dr Jananie William
School of Finance, Australian National University

Assistant Professor Arnold Wong
Department of Rehabillitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Dr Pei Se Wong
International Medical University

A/Prof (Jenny) Chun Yee Wong
International University of Japan

Dr Lisa Wood
Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Disease, The University of Newcastle

Dr Cindy Woods
University of New England

A/Prof Chunsen Wu
University of Southern Denmark

Dr Zhiwei Xu
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

Prof Bu Yeap
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Western Australia

Dr Serena Yu
University of Technology Sydney

Dr Isabella Zhao
Faculty of Health, QUT

A/Prof Sophia Zoungas
Faculty of Medicine, Monash University

 

Staff

 

Professor Gita MishraProfessor G Mishra
PhD(Statistics), MSc(Statistics), BSc


Gita is the Director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health and is based at The University of Queensland.

 

Click here for further information on Professor Gita Mishra. 

To contact Gita:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health,
 Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research,

University of Queensland, 
Herston Road, Herston Qld 4006
 Australia

Phone: +61 7 3346 5224

Fax: +61 7 3365 5442

Email: g.mishra@sph.uq.edu.au


professor julie bylesProfessor Julie Byles

BMed, PhD


Professor Julie Byles is the Newcastle-based Director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, as well as the Director of the Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, a Priority Research Centre at the University of Newcastle.

As a clinical epidemiologist, Professor Byles has interests and expertise in risk determination, assessment, screening and diagnostic tests, other health care evaluation, and measurement of health outcomes. As a Gerontologist, Professor Byles’ research interests in aging include the role of health and aged care services, preventive activities, and treatments in maintaining quality of life for older people, and in determining physical, psychological and social factors associated with optimal physical and mental health of men and women as they age.

Click here for further information on Professor Julie Byles. 

To contact Julie:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health,
 Research Centre for Generational Health & Ageing,

University of Newcastle, 
University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308
 Australia

Phone: +61 2 4042 0668
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: julie.byles@newcastle.edu.au


deb loxtonProfessor Deb Loxton
B (Psych) Hons, PhD


Professor Deb Loxton is the Newcastle-based Deputy Director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health and the Co-director of the Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, a priority research centre at the University of Newcastle.

Professor Loxton has a background in psychology and was awarded her PhD in health in 2003. She is an experienced quantitative and qualitative researcher in women's health, with particular interests in reproductive health and the impact of stressful life events, including the health impact of abuse, such as domestic violence. Professor Loxton has extensive experience in developing and conducting survey based research, including participant recruitment and retention in large cohort studies. In her role as Deputy Director of ALSWH, Professor Loxton oversees data collection and cohort maintenance, in addition to leading and contributing to publications and reports to government that arise from the study.

Click here for more details of Deb's academic profile.

To contact Deb:


Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 
Research Centre for Generational Health & Ageing,

University of Newcastle
, University Drive, 
Callaghan NSW 2308
 Australia 



Phone: 
+61 2 4042 0690
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044

Email: deborah.loxton@newcastle.edu.au


leigh toothAssociate Professor Leigh Tooth

PhD, B.OccThy(Hons)


Leigh is a Principal Research Fellow/Deputy Director (part-time) for the project. She chairs the Data Access Committee and leads a program of research into women carers. Her other current research interests are health inequalities and the socio-economic determinants of health, quality of life and comorbidity.

Click here for further information on Associate Professor Leigh Tooth.

To contact Leigh:


Associate Professor Leigh Tooth

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 
Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research,
University of Queensland, 
Herston Road, Herston Qld 4006
 Australia

Phone: +61 7 3346 4691

Email: l.tooth@sph.uq.edu.au


professor annette dobson

Professor Annette Dobson
AM, FAHMS, BSc, MSc, PhD, Grad Cert Mngt, A Stat


Annette Dobson is the founding Director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health and is based at The University of Queensland.

Click here for further information on Professor Annette Dobson.

To contact Annette:


Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
, Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research,
University of Queensland
, Herston Road
, Herston Qld 4006 
Australia

Phone: +61 7 3365 5346
Fax: +61 7 3365 5442
Email: a.dobson@sph.uq.edu.au


Ingrid AulikeDr Ingrid Aulike
BSc, MScSt (Statistics), PhD (Statistics)

 

Ingrid is a Data Analyst/Statistician for the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. Ingrid provides statistical advice and analysis for researchers, particularly with regards large datasets and linked data. Ingrid’s background research is in detecting unusual observations in correlated data such as repeated measures data.

To contact Ingrid:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research,
University of Queensland, Herston Road, Herston Qld 4006 Australia

Phone: +61 7 3365 5257
Email: i.aulike@uq.edu.au


Katherine

Katherine Bailey
B.Teaching/B. Early Childhood Studies


Katherine Bailey is an Administrative Assistant, and provides administrative support to ALSWH project team at the University of Newcastle, and liaises with the University regarding ethical practice.

To contact Katherine:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing,
University of Newcastle, University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia

Phone: +61 2 4042 1621
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: Katherine.Bailey@newcastle.edu.au


Dominic Cavenagh

Dominic Cavenagh
B Math (Applied Math, Stats)


Dominic is a Data Assistant with the ALSWH study at the University of Newcastle. He handles the creation of applications and process that convert paper survey forms into electronic data. He also assists in various tasks relating to the data management of the study.

To contact Dominic:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing,
University of Newcastle, University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia

Phone: +61 2 4042 0824
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: dominic.cavenagh@newcastle.edu.au


Hsiu-WenChanDr Hsiu-Wen Chen


Hsiu-Wen is assisting with the set-up of biomedical sample collections that will be implemented for the Young and Mid cohorts in the future. She has also been involved in generating reports and attends data management meetings.

To contact Hsiu-Wen:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 
Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research,

University of Queensland, 
Herston Road, 
Herston Qld 4006 
Australia

Phone: +61 7 3365 5434
Email: h.chan4@uq.edu.au


Christine-ColemanChristine Coleman
B. Sci (Psychology)


Christine is the Research Support Officer for the project. Christine assists with data linkage administration, including compliance to ethical requirements, and organising permissions for collaborators to access these datasets. Also assists with creating accessible documents and administrative/operational support.

To contact Christine:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 
Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research,

University of Queensland, 
Herston Road, 
Herston Qld 4006 
Australia

Phone: +61 7 3346 4723
Email: c.coleman@uq.edu.au


xenia dolja-goreMs Xenia Dolja-Gore

Math, PostGradDip (MedStat), MPhil.(Med Stat)


Xenia is a Statistician for the project. Xenia provides support and statistical advice for the project on a part-time basis. Her research interests include longitudinal data analysis techniques and data linkage of health related databases to help in the study of women’s health. Xenia is also completing her PhD with the ALSWH. Click here for more details of her research.

To contact Xenia:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health,
 Research Centre for Generational Health & Ageing
,
University of Newcastle, 
University Drive
 Callaghan NSW 2308
 Australia

Phone: +61 2 4042 0679
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: xenia.doljagore@newcastle.edu.au


megan fergusonMs Megan Ferguson
BA(Hons)


Megan Ferguson is the Research Project Manager with the ALSWH at the University of Queensland.  Megan coordinates production of reports for the project and manages research administration for the team based at Herston. 

To contact Megan:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 
Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research,
University of Queensland
, Herston QLD 4006
 Australia

Phone: +61 7 3365 5269
Email: m.ferguson@sph.uq.edu.au


 david fitzgeraldMr David Fitzgerald
BSc(Hons), GradDipTchg(Secondary)  Master of Science (Statistics)


David is the Data Manager (surveys) for the project.
 David produces and maintains the project’s analysis data sets and the supporting documentation. This involves deriving variables from the survey data and checking the quality of the data.  David releases this data to the approved research collaborators. David is the Data Custodian for the project.  He also produces the annual Data Book and Methodology section of the Technical Report.  David also conducts some statistical analysis of the data. 



To contact David
:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
, Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research,

University of Queensland
 Herston QLD 4006 Australia



Phone: +61 7 3365 5514
Email: d.fitzgerald@sph.uq.edu.au


PetaForderMs Peta Forder
MBios, MPH, BSc(Hons)


Peta is a statistician for the ALSWH, providing statistical support and advice to research collaborators and RHD students.  She has been involved with research relating to 1921-1926 cohort, as well as research on the 1973-1978 cohort. Peta is interested in maternal and child health, mental health, abuse and how early life events influence later life outcomes. 

To contact Peta:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing,
University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia

Phone: +61 2 4042 0676
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: Peta.Forder@newcastle.edu.au


leonie gemmellMrs Leonie Gemmell




Leonie is the Data Access and Liaison Officer for the project.
Leonie processes all Data Access documentation and paperwork, maintains the study databases, monitors budget expenditure, takes care of travel arrangements and provides administrative support to the Queensland staff. 



To contact Leonie:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research,
University of Queensland
, Herston QLD 4006 Australia

Phone: +61 7 3346 4723
Email: l.gemmell@sph.uq.edu.au


anna gravesMrs Anna Graves

BSc Agric (Biometry) Hons


Anna is the Operations Manager for the project.
Anna takes overall responsibility for the logistics of data collection and management of main surveys, pilot surveys and substudies, including planning, development, implementation, data collection, extraction, linkage and quality control for the ALSWH project.

To contact Anna:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, 
Research Centre for Generational Health & Ageing, 

University of Newcastle, University Drive 
Callaghan NSW 2308
 Australia

Phone: +61 2 4042 0614
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: anna.graves@newcastle.edu.au


Helen GrayHelen Gray

Helen is the Communications and Engagement Officer at the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.

For media enquiries please contact Helen on:

Email: helen.gray@uq.edu.au
Phone: 3365 4723

 


richard hockeyMr Richard Hockey
BSc, DipAgrSc


Richard is a Data Analyst for special ALSWH related projects.
Richard conducts data analysis using SAS to assist with producing reports and papers for the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.

To contact Richard:


Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 
Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research,

University of Queensland
, Herston Road,
 Herston Qld 4006 
Australia

Phone: +61 (07) 3365 5257

Email: r.hockey@uq.edu.au


Colleen LoosColleen Loos


Colleen is the Project Coordinator for both MatCH Substudy, and for the ALSWH data linkage program. She liaises with ethics committees and data custodians to obtain linked health records.

 

To contact Colleen:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research,

University of Queensland, 
Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006 Australia

Phone: +61 7 3365 5257
Email: c.loos@uq.edu.au 


clare rooney

Clare Thomson
B. Dev Stud


Clare Thomson is an Administration Officer with the ALSWH project at the University of Newcastle. One of Clare’s main roles is Ethics Officer; coordinating communication with governing bodies regarding ethical practice of the study. Clare is involved in the development and maintenance of ALSWH processes and procedures.

To contact Clare:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing
The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

Phone: +61 2 4042 0686
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: clare.thomson@newcastle.edu.au 


NatalieTownsendMs Natalie Townsend
BPsych (Hons)


Natalie is the ALSWH Research Assistance Manager based at the University of Newcastle. She oversees the preparation and development of surveys, as well as contributing to reports, grant applications, academic publications, presentations, and ethics applications.

To contact Natalie:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing,
University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308 Australia

Phone: +61 2 4042 0685
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: Natalie.Townsend@newcastle.edu.au


ryan tuckerman

Mr Ryan Tuckerman
B. Comm, M. IT


Ryan’s focus is providing in-house IT support and development to the project. His role includes conducting maintenance, audits and upgrades of the participant information database together with the Operations Manager (Anna Graves). Ryan is responsible for maintenance and continuous improvement of the internal interface used by the project assistants and works on development of online surveys, provides IT logistics consultation and optimises internal processes.

To contact Ryan:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing,
University of Newcastle, University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia

Phone: +61 2 4042 0615
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: ryan.tuckerman@newcastle.edu.au


MichaelWaller

Dr Michael Waller


Michael is a statistician who undertakes analyses with the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health data.

Click here for further information on Dr Michael Waller.

To contact Michael:

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 
Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research, University of Queensland, Herston Road, 
Herston Qld 4006
 Australia

Email: m.waller@uq.edu.au


Project Assistants


The job of Project Assistant is one of those aspects of the project that often goes unrecognised. Yet our Project Assistants play an invaluable role in survey collection and keeping track of participants.
The Project Assistants are usually university students whom we employ part-time in the first or second year of their university life. Many of them stay working with us until their degree is completed and they then go on to start their chosen career.
The job involves phoning up to 5,000 participants to remind them to complete the survey, and completing surveys by phone interviews.
Project Assistants also 'track' participants for whom WHA has no current details, i.e. mail has been 'returned to sender'.


 

 

 

Aimee McLeod: Contribution of fish intake to the nutritional quality of young women's diets and implications for mercury intakes

Little systematic research has been conducted in Australia to develop a picture of mid-aged women's experiences of violence and abuse across their lifetime. The present study was designed to address this deficiency by assessing the prevalence rates of different types of abuse, the situations in which they occur, how women coped, and the effect of abusive encounters on general health and well-being. Measures included descriptive variables, the SF-36 physical and mental health summary measures, the GHQ-12 instrument for psychological distress, and the CES-D depression scale. Using self-report questionnaires, data were obtained from 1159 mid-aged women previously recruited in the The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health longitudinal project. The most frequently reported forms of abuse were emotional, physical and sexual. These overwhelmingly occurred in the home across all life stages, but mostly in adulthood and on an occasional or weekly basis. Almost all perpetrators were persons known to the victim and many women were afraid for their personal safety. Most abusive encounters persisted over time and were attributed to the personality of the perpetrator, alcohol, relationship problems, or financial concerns. The majority of women had discussed their circumstances with close relatives, friends, or professional persons, and one-third of respondents had reported abusive episodes to the police. Criterion measures of poorer physical and mental health, psychological distress, depression, and subjective perception of negative effects were predicted by frequent, but non-recent, abuse in adulthood that had continued over time and was most likely to be physical mistreatment or harassment. Other predictors were perpetrators being a blood relative, spouse, partner, or some other known person, wanting to leave the situation but not being able, and talking to professional counselling providers but not intimate confidants. It is recommended that wider recognition of gendered abuse and its impact on psychological functioning would be useful for sensitive intervention strategies implemented by social welfare agencies and private consultants.