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Growing up in Palmerston

This research involves setting up a pilot longitudinal study to identify relevant health, education and wellbeing indicators and develop research methodology, collaborative community networks and industry partnerships

Professor Richard MidfordThis research involves setting up a pilot longitudinal study of a birth cohort from the Palmerston community to identify relevant health, education and wellbeing indicators and develop research methodology, collaborative community networks and industry partnerships. This would then form the basis for a long term study to follow a Palmerston birth cohort through childhood and adolescence to adulthood.

This complex research project requires collaboration between a range of researchers from different disciplines. Expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics, data linkage, health, psychology, child development, education, Indigenous research and community engagement is required to undertake this project. The people with this expertise work in different areas of CDU and Menzies and have actively collaborated to define the nature of this proposed research project. In addition Professors Richard Midford and Sven Silburn have met with Randall Cook from Child Australia, who is providing leadership to the “Grow Well, Live Well” project. This project already brings together a substantial number of community groups in Palmerston who are “working together for the wellbeing of children and young people”.

Chief Investigator: Professor Richard Midford

Duration: 2015 - 2016

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