Study Team

Raine Study Team

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.


The Original Raine Study Team

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 an Operations Manager, Administrative Officer, Data and Biosamples Manager, Communications Manager, Scientific Officer, Database Manager, two Senior Research Officers, a Phlebotomist, Data Officer, Data Entry Officer and 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.


Aggie Bouckley  BCom, ASA
Operations Manager

Louise Mckenzie BSc (Hons), PhD
Database Manager

Dr Huong Le and Alyce Russell MSc
Data Officers

Diane Wood BAppSci, Grad Dip Nut, Dip Ed
Senior Research Officer; FollowUp Manager; Participant Engagement Coordinator

Alex D’Vauz BSc (Hons), Masters in Health Promotion
Senior Research Officer; Deputy Scientific Officer; Deptuty Operations Manager

Dr Manon Dontje PhD
Scientific Officer

Suzanne Green
Phlebotomist; Research Assistant

Monique Priston BSc
Research Assistant

Rachel Peake BSc(Hons) and BMedSci(Hons)
Research Assistant

Michael Trown BA
Research Assistant

Bee Lay Addis PGCert
Administrative Officer

Raine Study Team

The Raine Study Team