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.


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To contact Gita:

Professor Gita Mishra
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health,
 School of Population Health

University of Queensland, 
Herston Road
Herston Qld 4006
 Australia
Phone: +61 7 3346 5224
Fax: +61 7 3365 5442
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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
, School of Population Health

University of Queensland

Herston Road
, Herston Qld 4006 
Australia
Phone: +61 7 3365 5345

Fax: +61 7 3365 5442
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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
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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.

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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

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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, 
School of Population Health

University of Queensland, 
Herston Road, Herston Qld 4006
Australia
Phone: +61 7 3346 4691

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


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To contact Deirdre:
Associate Professor Deirdre McLaughlin
Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
School of Population Health,

University of Queensland
, Herston QLD 4006
Phone: +61 7 3365 5335
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meredith tavenerDr 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.

To contact Meredith:
Dr Meredith Tavener
Research Fellow
Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing,
University of Newcastle, University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia
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Phone: +61 2 4042 0684
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
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 catherine chojentaDr Catherine Chojenta
BA (Psych) Hons, PhD Candidate    
Cath is a research academic for ALSWH at the University of Newcastle. She assists development of surveys, and with the publication of reports and papers. She also assists with the submission of grants and development of new projects, and has a particular research interest in the 1973-78 Cohort.
To contact Cath:
Ph:
+61 2 4042 0672
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
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 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, 
School of Population Health

University of Queensland, 
Herston Road, 
Herston Qld 4006 
Australia
Phone: +61 7 3346 4723
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 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
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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, 
School of Population Health, 
Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Queensland
, Herston QLD 4006

Phone: +61 7 3365 5269
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  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
, School of Population Health
 Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Queensland
 Herston QLD 4006


Phone: +61 7 3365 5257
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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, 
School of Population Health, 
Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Queensland
, Herston QLD 4006
Phone: +61 7 3346 4723
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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
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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
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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, 
School of Population Health,

University of Queensland
, Herston Road,
 Herston Qld 4006 
Australia
Phone: +61 (07) 3365 5257

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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, School of Population Health,

University of Queensland
, Herston Road
, Herston Qld 4006
Australia
Phone: +61 (07) 3346 4724
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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
Public Health Building, 
School of Population Health, 
Faculty of Health Sciences
,
University of Queensland, 
Herston QLD 4006
Phone: +61 7 3346 4549
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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,
Public Health Building, 
School of Population Health, 
Faculty of Health Sciences,

University of Queensland, 
Herston QLD 4006
Phone: +61 7 3365 5257
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 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
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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

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JaneRichMs Jane Rich
B DevStud (Hons), PhD Candidate
Jan
e is a Research Assistant with the ALSWH, a geographer with interests in how the environment affects women's health. Jane is completing her PhD investigating how women's experiences with drought in Australia. Jane assists in the management of the qualitative data at the ALSWH, along with contributing to and assisting with research design and output.

To contact Jane:
Jane Rich
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 0622
Fax:
+61 2 4042 0044
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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, 
School of Population Health
, University of Queensland, Herston Road, 
Herston Qld 4006
 Australia
Phone: +61 7 336 55434
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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
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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
The University of Newcastle, University Drive Callaghan NSW 2308
Phone: +61 2 4042 0615
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
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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'.


margaret jobber-Mrs 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:
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sheaph peaseMrs Steph Pease
B.Soc.Sc
Steph is a project assistant.
Steph assists in day to day survey administration and helps out wherever she is needed. She assists in participant recruitment, tracking and communication; survey development and deployment.
To contact Steph:
Ph: +61 2 4042 0616
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
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EScarabelliMs Elisabetta Scarabelli
Masters in Language Education (Italy)

Elisabetta joined the team in 2011 with the responsibility to conduct tracking of participants, phone interviews and administration of correspondence. Her focus is in maintaining the integrity of the input data. Additionally, Elisabetta makes contact with and interviews any non-English speaking Italian participants.
Elisabetta works three days a week for the project.
To contact Elisabetta:

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