On behalf of the research team, we would like to express our appreciation to all participants for providing information about your health and your lives. Your contributions are actively improving the health and wellbeing of women* across Australia.
Yours in health,
Professor Julie Byles – Project Director, University of Newcastle and Professor Gita Mishra – Project Director, University of Queensland
Help us spread the word!
As many women have migrated to Australia since the study began in 1996, we want to make sure their voices are heard. We are now recruiting more women to the 1973-78 cohort, particularly women who were born in South, Southeast or Northeast Asian countries.
Do you know any women born between 1973 and 1978, now aged 44-49, who might like to join the study too? We would love to hear from them!
2022 Prize Draw
Women who joined the 1973-78 cohort through the 2022 recruitment period were eligible to enter in a prize draw for a $1000 Prezze Smart eGift Card. The winner was drawn on the 7th of December.
Winner: ELIZABETH, ID 109-02081-2
Celebrating our Centenarians
This picture by Professor Julie Byles, ALSWH Director Newcastle, shows a young woman looking at her older self (or vice versa). It features on a birthday card which will be sent to each participant celebrating their 100th birthday.
Professor Julie Byles has always had a special interest in learning from the many women in the oldest cohort of the ALSWH. She understands that health is not just about illness, but who you are, who you love, and what brings life meaning. She also recognises that an older person is just a young person with more experience.
Life drawing is one of the things that brings great joy and connection to Julie’s life, often spending Sunday afternoons covered in coloured pastels and chatting away to her friends while she lets her eyes and her hands take charge, and lets her scientific brain have some time off.’
We would like to extend our warmest wishes to the wonderful women of our 1921-26 cohort as they reach their milestone birthdays. We are honoured to have been a part of your lives for the past 25 years.