Investigators: Amy Finlay-Jones, Jenny Downs, Andrew Whitehouse, Helen Leonard, Deb Strickland, Martyn Symons, Melissa Licari, Kiah Evans, Elysia Hollams, Phil Stumbles, Kandice Varcin, Gail Alvares
Project team members: Vincent Mancini, Jetro Ang
Collaborators: Brad Jongeling, Natasha Reid, Ravisha Srinivasjois, Gabrielle Rigney
Partners: The ORIGINS Project
This project aims to better understand the early genetic and environmental factors that the developing brain during a child’s first five years of life. Partnering with the ORIGINS project – a program that aims to follow 5000 West Australian children and their families beginning in pregnancy – we will achieve three primary goals. First, we will explore the types of neurodevelopmental ‘patterns’ that children experience during their first five years of life. Second, we will identify the genetic and environmental factors that are linked to these patterns. Finally, we hope to link these neurodevelopmental patterns to outcomes in later childhood, including brain development, mental health, and wellbeing.
WA Child Research Fund
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Angela Wright Bennett Professor of Autism Research at Telethon Kids and University of Western Australia; Director, CliniKidsEmail me