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Research Assistant and Student

BPsych MPH PhD Candidate

Caitlin Gray is a Research Assistant who works with the Child Disability Team on The Sibling Project, which is supported by NHMRC funding. She was awarded a RTA/UTP PhD Scholarship (Paediatrics) and is enrolled jointly at the Telethon Kids Institute and the University of Western Australia. Caitlin is exploring the relationships and health outcomes of siblings of children with a developmental disability, at the individual, family and population levels.

Caitlin is interested in the use of Registry based data to examine sibling health outcomes, including hospital morbidity, mental health and mortality data; and she has trained in the advanced analysis of linked health data with the School of Population and Global Health, The University of Western Australia.

As part of her work examining sibling relationships in families with a child with disability, she has designed the Sibling drawing study that allows much younger children to participate in research.

She is a co-investigator on a recently awarded Embrace Grant focusing on the mental health supports that are sought by siblings of children with developmental disabilities.

Caitlin has also worked on other long term follow-up studies including a longitudinal study of mothers and their preterm babies who are now young adults, collaborating with King Edward Memorial Hospital; and a registry-based study focusing on early mortality of mothers who have preterm deliveries.