Professor Julie Byles
Professor Julie Byles is the Newcastle-based Director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, as well as the Director of the Centre for Women’s Health Research at the University of Newcastle.
Professor Deb Loxton
B (Psych) Hons, PhD
Professor Deb Loxton is the Newcastle-based Deputy Director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health and the Co-director of the Centre for Women’s Health Research at the University of Newcastle.
Associate Professor Leigh Tooth
Leigh is a Principal Research Fellow/Deputy Director (part-time) for the project. She chairs the Data Access Committee and leads a program of research into women carers.
B Math (Applied Math, Stats)
Dominic is a Data Assistant with the ALSWH study at the University of Newcastle. He handles the creation of applications and process that convert paper survey forms into electronic data. He also assists in various tasks relating to the data management of the study.
B. Sci (Psychology)
Christine is the Research Support Officer for the project. Christine assists with data linkage administration, including compliance to ethical requirements, and organising permissions for collaborators to access these datasets. Also assists with creating accessible documents and administrative/operational support.
Mr David Fitzgerald
BSc(Hons), GradDipTchg(Secondary) Master of Science (Statistics)
David is the Data Manager (surveys) for the project. David produces and maintains the project’s analysis data sets and the supporting documentation. This involves deriving variables from the survey data and checking the quality of the data. David releases this data to the approved research collaborators. David is the Data Custodian for the project. He also produces the annual Data Book and Methodology section of the Technical Report. David also conducts some statistical analysis of the data.
Ms Peta Forder
MBios, MPH, BSc(Hons)
Peta is a statistician for the ALSWH, providing statistical support and advice to research collaborators and RHD students. She has been involved with research relating to 1921-1926 cohort, as well as research on the 1973-1978 cohort. Peta is interested in maternal and child health, mental health, abuse and how early life events influence later life outcomes.
Mrs Leonie Gemmell
Leonie is the Data Access and Liaison Officer for the project. Leonie coordinates the ALSWH data access application processes, maintains the data access and research outcomes database, provides information and advice to internal and external data users and provides support for ALSWH research activities.
Mrs Anna Graves
BSc Agric (Biometry) Hons
Anna is the Operations Manager for the project. Anna takes overall responsibility for the logistics of data collection and management of main surveys, pilot surveys and substudies, including planning, development, implementation, data collection, extraction, linkage and quality control for the ALSWH project.
B. Dev Stud
Clare Thomson is an Administration Officer with the ALSWH project at the University of Newcastle. One of Clare’s main roles is Ethics Officer; coordinating communication with governing bodies regarding ethical practice of the study. Clare is involved in the development and maintenance of ALSWH processes and procedures.
Ms Natalie Townsend
Natalie is the ALSWH Research Assistance Manager based at the University of Newcastle. She oversees the preparation and development of surveys, as well as contributing to reports, grant applications, academic publications, presentations, and ethics applications.
B.Teaching/B. Early Childhood Studies
Katherine Bailey is an Administrative Assistant, and provides administrative support to ALSWH project team at the University of Newcastle, and liaises with the University regarding ethical practice.
Mr Ryan Tuckerman
B. Comm, M. IT
Ryan’s focus is providing in-house IT support and development to the project. His role includes conducting maintenance, audits and upgrades of the participant information database together with the Operations Manager (Anna Graves). Ryan is responsible for maintenance and continuous improvement of the internal interface used by the project assistants and works on development of online surveys, provides IT logistics consultation and optimises internal processes.