The original research nurse team, headed by Prof John Newnham, started the Raine Study in 1989. Mothers of the Raine Study participants were recruited at around 18 weeks pregnancy from King Edward Memorial Hospital and surrounding private clinics between 1989 and 1991. A total of 2,900 women were enrolled into the study and their babies became the Raine Study cohort. There were 2,868 babies born including 60 sets of twins and 2 sets of triplets. These mothers completed questionnaires during their pregnancy, had ultrasound measurements and provided information for the study. After birth and subsequently when their babies were one, two and three years old, the mothers and their babies participated in follow-up assessments.
Today the Raine Study team is made up of management, administrative and research staff and headed by the Director Professor Peter Eastwood and Deputy Director Professor Leon Straker. The team includes the following members; Operations Manager, Administrative Officer, a Data and Biosamples Manager, Communications Manager, Scientific Officer, two Data Officers, two Senior Research Officers, a Phlebotomist, and a number of Research and Laboratory Assistants. The collection of data is overseen by core staff who conduct the cohort recruitment and assessments and have been involved in each cohort followup. The whole Raine Study team is very dedicated to the Raine Study and its participants.
Dr Huong Le
PhD, MA, BA (1st Class)
BAppSci, Grad Dip Nut, Dip Ed
Senior Research Officer; Follow Up Manager; Participant Engagement Coordinator
BSc (Hons), Masters in Health Promotion
Senior Research Officer; Scientific Officer and Deputy Operations Manager
BCom, Masters of Public Relations
Dr Manon Dontje
Data and Biosamples Manager
Phlebotomist and Research Assistant
Administrative Officer (Gen2_27)
Raine Study Team