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The ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (Life Course Centre or LCC) is investigating the critical factors underlying disadvantage to provide life-changing solutions for policy and service delivery. We aim to identify the drivers of disadvantage, characterised by the spread of social and economic poverty within families and across generations, and to develop innovative solutions to reduce disadvantage

The Life Course Centre is a national centre funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Scheme. Hosted through the University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia is one of the collaborating Universities that comprise the centre. Staff at the Telethon Kids Institute and UWA participate in a range of funded projects with the Life Course Centre.

October 2018

Maternal smoking and low family income during pregnancy as predictors of the relationship between depression and adiposity in young adults

We aimed to investigate the influence of antenatal and postnatal factors on the increasing incidence of overweight/obesity and mental health disorders in young adults

Published research Human Capability
October 2018

Access to health professionals by children and adolescents with mental disorders: Are we meeting their needs?

The typical number of visits to health professionals by children with mental disorders during a 12-month period is relatively small

Published research Human Capability
October 2018

How body composition influences hearing status by mid-childhood and mid-life: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

Concurrent adiposity and decade-long BMI trajectories showed small, but clear, associations with poor hearing in mid-life women

Published research Human Capability