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 Deborah Loxton – Project Director, University of Newcastle and Professor Gita Mishra – Project Director, University of Queensland
Help us spread the word!
Many women have migrated to Australia from South, Southeast, and Northeast Asian countries since we first started this cohort in 1996. There are women from these ancestries who are also born in Australia. We want to make sure their voices are heard. We are now recruiting more women to the 1973-78, and 1989-95 cohorts. We are especially looking for women from these ancestries to join the Study.
Please visit our study recruitment page to read the participant information statement and find out if you or someone you know may be eligible.
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
Second chance draw winner: ELLEN, ID 104-78344-5
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.