Current Research

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Mother and Child 2020

The summer of 2019/20 saw record breaking bushfires that some have dubbed the “black summer”. At the start of 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we lived and limited in-person interactions. Amongst all of this, a new generation of Australians were being brought into the world.  How has the health of these mothers and babies been impacted by recent events?

The Mother and Child 2020 study is a longitudinal cohort study of mothers and babies in the HealthANSWERS region, exploring the impact of the record-breaking bushfires of 2019/20.  Partner institutions include Katungul, Southern NSW LHD, Murrumbidgee LHD, Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, Canberra Health Services and ACT Health.

Our Health in Our Hands 

Our Health in Our Hands is a multidisciplinary research project aiming to advance the rapid digitalisation and personalisation of healthcare, through research partnerships with university research, individual patients and their families and support networks in the ACT and regional NSW, clinicians and health services.  It is initially focused on two major chronic diseases; multiple sclerosis (MS) and diabetes.