Some good news for our Kids’ research program. Steve, Tie, Chris, and Hopin were successful in winning a grant for $15K from the Sydney Musculoskeletal, Bone and Joint Alliance. The project will use data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children to look at the relationship between chronic pain and exercise and sports participation in children as they progress from childhood at ~10years into adolescence at ~14.
We are also excited to start working with some new collaborators on this project. Namely; Professor Kate Steinbeck, who is a paediatric endocrinologist and Professor of Adolescent Medicine, based at the Children’s Hospital Westmead, and Professor Natasha Nassar is a paediatric epidemiologist and Chair of Translational Childhood Medicine at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney. We are confident these new links with world-leaders in clinical adolescent medicine and the effects of perinatal exposures on long-term health will nicely complement our expertise in clinical research and population health, and open up new questions and opportunities.