Staff


Professor Gita MishraProfessor G Mishra
PhD, CStat, CSci
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:

Professor Gita Mishra
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 annette dobsonProfessor Annette Dobson
AO
BSc, MSc, PhD, AStat

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

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To contact Annette:

Professor Annette Dobson

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 5345

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


professor julie bylesProfessor Julie Byles

BMed, PhD
Julie is the Co-director of the project and is based at The University of Newcastle.

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To contact Julie:

Professor Julie Byles

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health,
 Research Centre for Gender, 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 loxtonAssociate Professor Deborah Loxton
B (Psych) Hons, PhD
Deborah Loxton is the Deputy Director of both the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health and the Priority Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing at the University of Newastle.
Deborah’s research focuses on the impact of abuse on women’s health and wellbeing, and maternal health, especially in the times of pregnancy and childbirth. Deborah has also written a number of papers concerned with longitudinal data collection, and longitudinal methods, both quantitative and qualitative, remain strong research interests. Deborah oversees operations at the ALSWH University of Newcastle site, where, among other tasks, data collection, cohort management and participant recruiting are conducted.

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

To contact Deborah:
Associate Professor Deborah Loxton

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 
Research Centre for Gender, 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.

 
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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


deirdre mcLaughlinAssociate Professor Deirdre McLaughlin
MAPS, BBehSc, BSc (Hons), PhD
Deirdre is a Principal Research Fellow for the project.

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To contact Deirdre:
Associate Professor Deirdre McLaughlin
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research

University of Queensland
, Herston QLD 4006
Phone: +61 7 3365 5335
Email: deirdre.mclaughlin@uq.edu.au


MT photo Aug2014Dr Meredith Tavener
BAppSci (Hons), GradDip (Health Prom), MMedSci (Comm Med & Clin Epi), PhD
Meredith is a Research Fellow for the project, working with the 1973-78 (young) and 1946-51 (mid-aged) cohorts. Within an ageing well framework, Meredith is currently working on a number of complementary research projects, related to issues of social gerontology, retirement and time use.

Click here for more details of Dr Tavener’s academic profile.

To contact Meredith:
Dr Meredith Tavener
Research Fellow
Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing,
University of Newcastle, University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia
Phone: +61 2 4042 0684
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email:  meredith.tavener@newcastle.edu.au


AmyAndersonMs Amy Anderson
BPsych (Hons)  
 
Amy is a Research Associate and PhD Candidate for the project. She is involved in report preparation, paper and grant writing. Amy’s PhD is investigating alcohol use during pregnancy using the 1973-78 cohort. Her interests are in the health behaviours of women, particularly during the childbearing years, and how those behaviours impact on health and wellbeing.
To contact Amy:
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing,
The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308
Phone: +61 2 4042 0623
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: Amy.Anderson@newcastle.edu.au


Dr Hsiu-WenChanHsiu-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:
Dr 
Hsiu-Wen Chen
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 5405
Email: h.chan4@uq.edu.au


Ms katherine de mariaKatherine De Maria
BPsySc (Hons)
Katherine is an Administrative Officer for the project. Katherine provides administrative support for the ALSWH team at The University of Queensland. Her responsibilities include coordinating data linkage applications, preparing ethics applications, maintaining the database and assisting with travel arrangements.

To contact Katherine:

Katherine De Maria

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: k.demaria@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:

Ms Xenia Dolja-Gore

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health,
 Research Centre for Gender, 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:


Ms Megan Ferguson

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

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
:
Mr David Fitzgerald

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

University of Queensland
 Herston QLD 4006


Phone: +61 7 3365 5257
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:
Ms Peta Forder
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing,
University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308
Phone
: +61 2 4042 0676
Fax
: +61 2 4042 0044
Email
: Peta.Forder@newcastle.edu.au


leonie gemmellMs Leonie Gemmell


Leonie is an Administrative Officer for the project.
Leonie processes all Publications, Substudies and Analyses (PSA) 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:

Ms Leonie Gemmell
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research,
University of Queensland
, Herston QLD 4006
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:
Mrs Anna Graves

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, 
Research Centre for Gender, 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


jenny helmanMs Jenny Helman
Jenny is a Research Assistant with the project.
Jenny leads the project assistants who look after the day to day running of the project. Tasks include the processing of incoming surveys, locating and keeping track of participants, contact with participants to answer enquiries and to conduct telephone interviews.

To contact Jenny:
Phone: 
+61 2 4042 0607
Fax: 

+61 2 4042 0044
Email:
 jenny.helman@newcastle.edu.au


richard hockeyMr Richard Hockey
BSc, DipAgrSc

Richard is a Data Analyst for the project.
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:

Mr Richard Hockey

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


Libby Holden 3Dr Libby Holden
MPH, PhD
Libby is a Research Fellow (mental health) for the project, responsible for Major Report H on women’s mental health.

To contact Libby:

Dr Libby Holden

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) 3346 4724
Email: l.holden@uq.edu.au


CarlHolderMr Carl Holder
Carl assists in the maintenance of the ALSWH data base, and the linked data. This includes cleaning, recoding, documenting, preparing the data and delivering the data to data users.

To contact Carl:

Mr Carl Holder
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: c.holder@uq.edu.au


janni leungMs Janni Leung
BA (Psychology) and B Health Science (Hons I)
Janni is a Research Assistant for the project. Janni’s role in the project is to assist with statistical analysis and contribute to research outcomes. 

To contact Janni:
Ms Janni Leung
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research,
University of Queensland, 
Herston QLD 4006
Phone: +61 7 3346 4549
Email: j.leung1@uq.edu.au


ewan macKenzieMr Ewan MacKenzie
BInfTech
Ewan is a Data Assistant for the project. His role involves maintaining the Data Dictionary, assisting the Data Manager with preparing data from recent surveys and transferring previous ALSWH surveys in the study into the online Survey system Illume.

To contact Ewan:

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

University of Queensland, 
Herston QLD 4006
Phone: +61 7 3365 5257
Email: e.mackenzie1@uq.edu.au


EllenMcEwanMrs Ellen Monaghan
B.Mus/B.Teach, Cert III Business Admin

Ellen is a project assistant with ALSWH at the University of Newcastle. She assists in participant communication, correspondence and tracking. She also contributes to survey development, design and deployment.
To contact Ellen:
Mrs Ellen Monaghan
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing,
University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308
Phone: +61 2 4042 0419
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: Ellen.Monaghan@newcastle.edu.au


 melanie moonenMrs Melanie Moonen
Melanie is an Administration officer for the project. Melanie provides administrative support for the ALSWH team at the University of Newcastle. Her tasks include account reconciliation, account reporting and budget support, as well as conference, seminar and events organisation and promotion. Melanie also takes care of travel arrangements, assists with survey preparation and media enquiries.

To contact Melanie:
Mrs Melanie Moonen

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health,
 Research Centre for Gender, Health & Ageing
,
University of Newcastle, 
University Drive, 
Callaghan NSW 2308
 Australia
Phone: +61 2 4042 0674
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: melanie.moonen@newcastle.edu.au


 jenny powers-Ms Jenny Powers
BSc, Assoc DipApplSc(Comp), MMed Stat

Jenny is a Statistician for the project with a strong interest in modifiable factors that effect the health and well-being of women. Specific statistical interests include methodological issues associated with longitudinal data analysis, missing data and the intermittent or permanent loss of women from the project.

To contact Jenny:
Jenny Powers 

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 
Research Centre for Gender, Health & Ageing
,
University of Newcastle,
 University Drive, 
Callaghan NSW 2308 
Australia
Phone:+61 2 4042 0677
Fax:
+61 2 4042 0044

Email:
jenny.powers@newcastle.edu.au


danielle schoenakerMs Danielle Schoenaker
BSc (Nutrition and Dietetics), MSc (Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health)
Danielle is a Research Officer for the project. Danielle’s research interests include public health and nutritional epidemiology especially investigating the role of nutrition in diseases - diabetes in particular. As a research officer Danielle’s research focuses on investigating the role of (change in) nutritional factors and dietary patterns on diabetes incidence and weight change in young and mid-age women. Other responsibilities of her work include research support activities including literature searches, reviews, data analysis and contribute to the writing of academic manuscripts.

To contact Danielle:
Ms Danielle Schoenaker
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 7 336 55434
Email: d.schoenaker@uq.edu.au


Mrs Clare Thomclare rooneyson
B. Dev Stud
Clare Thomson is an Administrative Assistant with the ALSWH project at the University of Newcastle and coordinates communication with the university regarding ethical practice. Clare is involved in the development side of the study; how it runs and is maintained.


To contact Clare:

Mrs Clare Thomson
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing
The University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308
Phone: +61 2 4042 0686
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: clare.thomson@newcastle.edu.au 


 NatalieTownsendMs Natalie Townsend
BPsych (Hons)
Natalie is a Research Assistant with the ALSWH project at the University of Newcastle. She assists with the preparation and development of surveys, academic publications and ethics applications. Natalie also maintains the study’s social media accounts.

To contact Natalie:

Miss Natalie Townsend
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing,
University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan, NSW 2308
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 is a Database Developer for the project.
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, discussion board maintenance and optimising internal processes.

To contact Ryan:
Mr Ryan Tuckerman
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing,
University of Newcastle, University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308
Phone: +61 2 4042 0615
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: ryan.tuckerman@newcastle.edu.au


MichaelWaller

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

To contact Michael:
Mr Michael Waller
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'.


MargaretJobberMrs Margaret Jobber
Margaret joined the team in 2011 and has a background in clinical genetics research, medical administration and management. Margaret’s role is to ensure participant data/demographic information is updated and maintained efficiently.
Margaret works three days a week for the project.
To contact Margaret:
Email: margaret.jobber@newcastle.edu.au.