The Team

The Raine Study Management Team oversees the strategic and operational management of the Raine Study, curates the Raine Study data, facilitates access to the cohort data, oversees the Raine Study research groups, manages all data and biosamples and liaises with and looks after our participants. 

Professor Peter Eastwood, BSc PhD

Professor Peter Eastwood, BSc PhD

Director

Peter is Professor with the School of Anatomy, Physiology and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia and together with Professor Leon Straker, provides leadership and strategic direction for the cohort research activities.

Professor Anne Smith, PhD, Masters,  PGradDip, B App Science

Professor Anne Smith, PhD, Masters, PGradDip, B App Science

Scientific Director

Together with Professor Peter Eastwood, Anne ensures the resources of the Raine Study are maximised, high quality research is produced, national and international collaboration opportunities are sought and further research opportunities are created. Anne leads the scientific activities of the Raine Study, including promoting the scientific reputation of the Raine Study, leading the Special Interest Groups, maintaining high quality science and feasibility of research projects, and identifying and developing research ideas.

Professor Leon Straker, BAppSc, MSc, PhD

Professor Leon Straker, BAppSc, MSc, PhD

Scientific Advisor

Leon is a Professor at the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin University and as the most immediate past Scientific Director, works with the Raine Study team in the role of Scientific Advisor.

Aggie Bouckley, BCom, ASA

Aggie Bouckley, BCom, ASA

Operations Manager

Aggie has senior responsibility for all operational matters of the Raine Study, including finance, human resources and corporate support. Aggie oversees all operational issues related to cohort follow-ups, data and biosample management, communications and participant engagement.

Dr Juliana Zabatiero, BAppSc, MSc, PhD

Dr Juliana Zabatiero, BAppSc, MSc, PhD

Scientific Manager

Juliana works closely with the Raine Study Directors, Peter and Anne, to ensure the integrity of the Study and the investigative team is maintained. She is the first point of contact for our researchers and manages project applications and the Raine Online Submission System (ROSS).

Alex D’Vauz, BSc(Hons), GradDipHlthProm, MHlthProm

Alex D’Vauz, BSc(Hons), GradDipHlthProm, MHlthProm

Deputy Operations Manager, Data & Biosamples Manager & Senior Research Officer

Alex performs multiple roles within the Raine Study, as Deputy Operations Manager, Senior Research Officer and also our Data and Biosamples Manager. Alex has worked with the Raine Study since 2003 and has had a key role in data collection and managing our follow-ups.

Diane Wood, BAppSc, Dip Ed, GDipHumNutr

Diane Wood, BAppSc, Dip Ed, GDipHumNutr

Senior Research Officer, Follow-up Manager and Participant Engagement Coordinator

Diane has been with the Raine Study for 15 years and has worked at all levels of data collection and co-ordination of follow-ups to ensure the needs of the participants and researchers are met. Diane manages several follow ups involving the different generations, as well as ensuring the participants are involved in all levels of the Raine Study by facilitating their voice in the management, administration and research process.

Liz Rehfeldt, BAE

Liz Rehfeldt, BAE

Communications Manager

Liz oversees the strategic communications and marketing on behalf of the Raine Study. Liz is responsible for managing communication with various stakeholders through the media, internal communications, newsletters, social media and more.

Heather Campbell, BA

Heather Campbell, BA

Administrative Officer

Heather looks after the day-to-day running of the Raine Study office and provides administrative support to the management team, Directors and Board.

Monique Priston, BSc, PGradDipPubHlth, Dissertation PH

Monique Priston, BSc, PGradDipPubHlth, Dissertation PH

Scientific Support Officer

Monique looks after our Gen0/1 follow-up as well as works on special projects relating to data.

Sue Green, BSc

Sue Green, BSc

Phlebotomist & Research Assistant

Sue is our blood-taking extraordinaire and is much loved by our participants. She works across our follow-ups as a research assistant and phlebotomist.

Marzieh Mehryar, BSc, MAppStat

Marzieh Mehryar, BSc, MAppStat

Statistician & Data Officer

Marzieh is one of our team of six data officers, who handle data requests, work to clean our data and manage the data.

Huong Le, M DevEc, MAppStat, PhD Ec

Huong Le, M DevEc, MAppStat, PhD Ec

Statistician & Data Officer

Huong is one of our team of six data officers, who handle data requests, work to clean our data and manage the data.

Brendan Smith, BPsych, MPysch

Brendan Smith, BPsych, MPysch

Data Officer

Brendan is one of our team of six data officers, who handle data requests, work to clean our data and manage the data.

Brigitte Burg, PhD, Dipl.Psych (Germany), GradDipEd, GradCertBAnalytics

Brigitte Burg, PhD, Dipl.Psych (Germany), GradDipEd, GradCertBAnalytics

Data Officer

Brigitte is one of our team of six data officers, who handle data requests, work to clean our data and manage the data.

Alisha Davis, BSc, MPH

Alisha Davis, BSc, MPH

Data Officer

Alisha is one of our team of six data officers, who handle data requests, work to clean our data and manage the data.

Jessica Parrotte, BHlthSc

Jessica Parrotte, BHlthSc

Administrative Assistant

Jessica provides administrative support at the Raine Study and is responsible for recruitment and scheduling for the current study.

The Raine Study is also supported by a team of research assistants to assist with the collection of data and to support our follow-ups, as well as specialist consultants when required:

Casual IT Developer
Haolin Wu

Casual Research Assistants
Beverley Hodgson
Kirsten Smith
Michael Trown
Michael Furfaro
Natayla Beer
Jacinta Saldaris

PhD Student
Dilukshi Perera

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