Raine Study Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

The Raine Study 12th Annual Scientific Meeting will be held on Friday 1st November 2019, Banquet Hall at UWA Club, Crawley, Western Australia. The Raine Study Annual Scientific Meeting is free to attend and is open to any researchers, participants or people interested in hearing more about current research and research opportunities within the study.



  1. Mr Gareth Lingham – Exploring risk factors for short-sightedness in Western Australian adults.
  2. Ms Catie Panoassian – Associations with toddler dietary intake and autistic-like-traits in early adulthood.
  3. Mr Jonathan Loh, Ms Qing Ying Loh – Associations between musculoskeletal pain and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sitting time in middle-aged adults of The Raine Study cohort.
  4. Dr Chi Le-Ha – Age at menarche and childhood body mass index as predictors of cardio-metabolic risk in young adulthood.
  5. Miss Jasmine Paine – A comparison of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviours among children with autism and their typically developing peers.
  6. Dr Louis Stevenson – Pterygium: Prevalence and Associations in Western Australian Adults.
  7. Mrs Alison Slevin, Mr Jian Soares – Is there a relationship between pain sensitivity in parents and their 22 year old offspring in The Raine Study?
  8. Dr Sebastian Rauschert – Machine Learning and Epigenetics – Methylation Score for Exposure to Maternal Smoking during Pregnancy.
  9. Dr Jennifer Marino – The health, social and economic implications of risk-taking in adolescence over the life-course: A data linkage study of The Raine Study Cohort.
  10. Mr Will McIntosh – Foetal head circumference growth trajectory is associated with postnatal expressive and receptive language outcomes: A prospective, longitudinal study.
  11. Dr Caroline Knight – Work design profiles of Gen2 Raine Study participants: The importance of meaning at work.
  12. Dr Koya Ayonrinde – The relationship between gastrointestinal symptoms, health care utilisation and perceived health status in adolescents – A cohort study.
  13. Dr Koya Ayonrinde – The Epidemiology and Significance of Non alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Adolescents. 
  14. Dr Samantha Lee – Optic disc associations with obstructive sleep apnoea measures in young adults.


The 2018 program of the day: 

8.30 – 9.00 Arrival and Registration
9.00 – 9.10 Official Opening –  The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia
9.10 – 9.20 Welcome –  Jan Stewart, Chairman of The Raine Study
9.20 – 10.00  Invited speakers 
9.20 – 9.30  Associate Research Professor Rae-Chi Huang Toward targeted improvement in health trajectories throughout the LIFECYCLE – Epigenetics and International Collaborations
9.30 – 9.40 Winthrop Professor Daniel Green Cerebrovascular and conduit artery structure and function: Establishing the antecedents for vascular health
9.40 – 9.50 Dr Jennifer Stone Measuring breast density in women to inform primary prevention and early detection of breast cancer
9.50 – 10.05 Participant interviews Generation 3 (child of cohort participant), Generation 2 (cohort participant) and Generation 0/1 (grandparent and/or parent of cohort participant)
10.05 – 10.35  Morning tea
10.35 – 11.15  Early career researchers presentations
11.15 – 12.00  Researcher presentations
12.00 – 12.45  Lunch break
12.45 – 13.45  Early career researchers presentations
13.45 – 14.15  How to access the Raine Study resources
14.15 – 14.30  Prizes
14:30  Close of meeting – Leon Straker




To inspire you for 2019, below is a snapshot of the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting in photos:

Click here to view the presentations of each Special Interest Group delivered on the 10th Annual Scientific Meeting in 2017.