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 Publications, Substudies and Analyses 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.

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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


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.

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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 5345
Fax: +61 7 3365 5442
Email: a.dobson@sph.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 5405
Email: h.chan4@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 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:

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 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:

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


SharleenSharleen Gonzalez
BPsych (Hons)


Sharleen 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.

To contact Sharleen:

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 0438
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email:Sharleen.Gonzalez@newcastle.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


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:


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


CarlHolder

Mr 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:


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


JeevaJeeva Kanesarajah
BSc (Mathematics and Statistics) (Hons), Master of Biostatistics


Jeeva Kanesarajah is a statistician and PhD Candidate with ALSWH. She assists with the statistical analysis for government reports and research papers. She has a special interest in women’s health, risk and protective factors to health, resilience, military health, and statistical methods. She is currently completing a PhD on the burden of multi-morbidity in Australian women, and is supervised by Prof Gita Mishra, Dr Michael Waller and Prof Jennifer Whitty.

To contact Jeeva:

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 5257
Email: j.kanesarajah@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:

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 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:

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 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:



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 0674
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: melanie.moonen@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 nutrition, lifestyle and women’s reproductive health. She is involved in the collection of dietary information for the ALSWH, and leads and contributes to research publications. Danielle is also completing her PhD studies with the ALSWH on the role of diet, obesity and maternal characteristics in the prevention of maternal pregnancy complications.

Click here for further information on Danielle.

To contact Danielle:

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


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

Mr Michael Waller


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

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'.


MargaretJobber

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 four days a week (Monday to Thursday) for the project.

To contact Margaret:

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 0608
Fax: +61 2 4042 0044
Email: margaret.jobber@newcastle.edu.au.