For Participants

The Raine Study is a cohort of individuals, born between 1989 and 1992 in Western Australia who are now young adults. Their mothers were recruited into the research project and they were assessed before birth, at birth, during childhood, adolescence and now as young adults.

The ongoing success of the Raine Study could not have been achieved without the two thousand nine hundred mothers who agreed to take part 27 years ago and their children who continue to participate and contribute their time and effort to the project. The Raine Study has amassed an extremely precious resource of information on human life and development, and with ongoing involvement from participants can continue to improve the lives of future generations.

Participants

 

CURRENT STUDY

The Raine Study has started the follow-up of the Cohort participants at age 27. Participants are invited to the Raine Study office at the University of Western Australia to undergo the follow-up assessment. This follow-up is concentrating on cardiovascular health and internal fat and involves having an MRI scan. The MRI scan measures  ectopic fat (fat around your internal organs).  Very little is known about ectopic fat, what causes it and the effect it has on health. Participants who have turned 27 are now invited to participate. Please contact the Raine Study if you have moved or changed contact details.

 

Latest News about our amazing participants:

 

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Nov 18

1000th participant in Raine Study 27 year follow-up

Antony Botello has done more than his bit in the name of health and well-being science, from before he was even born.
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Jul 18

Meet Claire: 28 year old follow-up appointment

We followed the amazing Claire on part 1 of her 28 year old follow-up appointment recently. The commitment of our...
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Apr 18

Baby girl earns a special name, thanks to Mum’s lifelong commitment

Marisa Tucker has been part of the Raine Study her entire life, and when she and partner, Aaron, welcomed their first baby earlier this year, so strong was her association to the study, her new daughter earned the middle name of Raine.
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Mar 18

Meet Alex: Participant Profile

Alex Marsh is on our Community Advisory Committee as a Gen2 participant. She is also the Secretary of the committee...
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Jan 18

Meet Roland

Roland Kerr is a member of the Community Advisory Committee as well as a Gen2 participant in the Raine Study. The Raine Study has been a part of Roland’s entire life and we had a chat to him about what it means to him and why he continues to volunteer his time.
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Jan 18

Meet Martin: Participant Profile

Martin Becker is a member of the Community Advisory Committee and also our UJV Board. Martin is also one of our original Raine Study ‘Dad’s’ – and part of our Gen1 group. We had a quick chat with Martin to ask him about his experience with the Raine Study over the last 27+ years.
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Dec 17

Meet Claire: Participant Profile

Claire is part of our Gen2 cohort, a member of the Raine Study Community Advisory Committee and also a participant representative on our Management Committee.
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Dec 17

Meet Rachael: Participant Profile

Rachel Wilkinson is part of our Gen2 cohort, a member of the Raine Study Community Advisory Committee and also a participant representative on our Scientific Review Committee.
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Nov 17

Meet Jessie: Participant Profile

Meet Jessie. Jessie Appleyard is part of our Gen2 cohort and is also the Chair of the Raine Study Community Advisory Committee.
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Nov 17

Meet Cornel: Participant Profile

Cornel Scheibling is part of our Gen1 cohort and also a member of the Raine Study Community Advisory Committee. The Community Advisory Committee is made up of participants from the Gen1 and Gen2 cohorts and it is their role to provide input and a community perspective into Raine Study activities.
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Nov 17

500th participant through “27 year follow up” of the Raine Study

Sheridan Brayshaw was recently the 500th member of the cohort to participate in a series of health tests as part of the study’s “Generation 2” 27 year old follow up, which is studying the genetic and early life factors that predict cardio-metabolic health and disease.
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Nov 17

Three Generations Dedicated to Health Science

Three generations of the Lim family were recognised by Her Excellency, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia on Friday 20st October at the Raine Study Annual Scientific Meeting for 2017.
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