Senior Program Manager, The ORIGINS Project
Jackie Davis is the Senior Program Manager for the ORIGINS Project, a longitudinal interventional birth cohort. Jackie manages the strategic and operational functions of ORIGINS, across multiple sites. She is currently undertaking her PhD at the University of Western Australia’s School of Medicine, investigating engagement in online mental health wellbeing programs in pregnancy.
As a Curtin University Research Fellow, Jackie has undertaken evaluations of federal government funded services including suicide prevention, homelessness and Aboriginal health services. These evaluations have guided policy and practice changes in Australia.
Impact of fetal treatments for congenital diaphragmatic hernia on lung development
The extent of lung hypoplasia impacts the survival and severity of morbidities associated with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.Published research Early Childhood Development ORIGINS Neonatal Cardiorespiratory HealthAugust 2022
Understanding Engagement in Digital Mental Health and Well-being Programs for Women in the Perinatal Period: Systematic Review Without Meta-analysis
Pregnancy and the postnatal period can be a time of increased psychological distress, which can be detrimental to both the mother and the developing child. Digital interventions are cost-effective and accessible tools to support positive mental health in women during the perinatal period.Published research ORIGINS Technology & KidsSeptember 2021
Demographic and clinical predictors of vitamin D status in pregnant women tested for deficiency in Western Australia
This study aimed to describe the vitamin D status of pregnant women in Western Australia and identify predictors of deficiency in pregnancy. A cross-sectional study was conducted using linked data from statewide administrative data collections.Academic Biostatistics Vitamin D and Sunlight Inflammation Diabetes and ObesityAugust 2021
Comparison of experiences in two birth cohorts comprising young families with children under four years during the initial Covid-19 lockdown in Australia and the UK: A qualitative study
This study aims to understand the experience and impact of the initial COVID-19 lock-down in young families with children aged below 4 years. Free text questions were administered to participants in the ORIGINS (Australia) and Born in Bradford (UK) cohort studies to collect qualitative information on worries, concerns and enjoyable experiences during the pandemic.Published research Early Childhood Development ORIGINS Subsite: ORIGINS Project COVID-19June 2021
Can positive mindsets be protective against stress and isolation experienced during the covid-19 pandemic? A mixed methods approach to understanding emotional health and wellbeing needs of perinatal women
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between emotional health and wellbeing and support needs of perinatal women during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to understand their experiences and need for support. This is a potentially vulnerable group and a critical developmental phase for women and infants.Published research ORIGINS Subsite: ORIGINS Project COVID-19May 2021
Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD): The importance of life-course and transgenerational approaches
With well-established evidence that early life conditions have a profound influence on lifespan and health-span, new interventional birth cohorts are examining ways to optimise health potential of individuals and communities. These are aimed at going beyond preventing disease, to the conditions that facilitate flourishing from an early age.Published research ORIGINS Subsite: ORIGINS ProjectSeptember 2020
Introducing the ORIGINS project: a community-based interventional birth cohort
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) pose the greatest threat to human health globally. The dramatic rise in early onset NCDs - such as childhood obesity, the allergy epidemic and an increasing burden of mental ill health in children and youth - reflect the profound early impact of modern environments on developing systems.
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