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 Romola Bucks, MClinPsych, PhD, FAPS, MAICD

Director

Professor Romola Bucks is a professor in the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia and former Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science and Head of the School of Psychological Science at UWA. As Director of the Raine Study she provides leadership and direction for research activities, strategic direction, operations and partnerships.

Romola sits on the Board of Directors of the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, and in 2018 was made a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science for her contribution to the field. She is a passionate teacher and research supervisor, who is committed to mentoring young scientists.

Dr Rebecca Glauert, BPsych (Hons), PhD

Scientific Director

Dr Rebecca Glauert joined the Raine Study in January 2021 as Scientific Director, and works in partnership with the Director of the Raine Study to lead cohort research. She is currently the Head of the Developmental Pathways and Social Policy Team at the Telethon Kids Institute and leads the Developmental Pathways in WA Children Project (DPP), the biggest cross jurisdictional data linkage program in Australia, and one of the largest in the world. The DPP is a landmark project taking a multidisciplinary approach to investigate the pathways to health and wellbeing, education and juvenile delinquency outcomes among Western Australian children and youth.

Aggie Bouckley, BCom, CPA

Aggie Bouckley, BCom, CPA

Operations Manager

Aggie has senior responsibility for all operational matters of the Raine Study, including finance, human resources and corporate support. She 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

Dr Juliana Zabatiero is Scientific Manager of the Raine Study and a postdoctoral research fellow at Curtin University. As Scientific Manager, Juliana works closely with the Raine Study Directors to ensure the integrity of the Study and the investigative team. She is the first point of contact for 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 Data and Biosamples Manager. Alex has worked with the Raine Study since 2003 and plays a key role in data collection and managing the Raine Study’s 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 has managed a number of Raine Study follow-ups involving the different generations, as well as ensuring the participants are involved in all levels of the Raine Study by representing them in the management, administration and research process.

Kate Rowlands, BA (Hons)

Kate Rowlands, BA (Hons)

Communications Manager

Kate is responsible for all external and internal communications on behalf of the Raine Study. She works to ensure that participants and researchers stay engaged and connected with the Raine Study through the website, social media, digital communications and events, and that external stakeholders and partners continue to understand the unique value of the Raine Study and are committed to securing its future.  Kate has over 25 years of experience as a communicator and PR strategist in Australia, the US, the UK and across Europe, and is excited to be helping the Raine Study communicate more life-changing discoveries as it enters its fourth decade.

Blagica Penova-Veselinovic, MScBiol (Hons)

Scientific Support Officer

The Scientific Support Officer works closely with the Scientific Manager and provides support for the scientific aspects of all portfolios in the Raine Study.  The Scientific Support Officer offers support to Committees activities, including the Scientific Management and Scientific Review Committees, to the Special Interest Groups and the wider Raine Study research community.

Monique Priston, BSc, PGradDipPubHlth, Dissertation PH

Monique Priston, BSc, PGradDipPubHlth, Dissertation PH

Parental Leave

The Scientific Support Officer works closely with the Scientific Manager and provides support for the scientific aspects of all portfolios in the Raine Study.  The Scientific Support Officer offers support to Committees activities, including the Scientific Management and Scientific Review Committees, to the Special Interest Groups and the wider Raine Study research community.

Sue Green, BSc

Sue Green, BSc

Phlebotomist and 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.

Heather Campbell, BA (ECE)

Heather Campbell, BA (ECE)

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.

Huong Le, M DevEc, MAppStat, PhD Ec

Huong Le, M DevEc, MAppStat, PhD Ec

Statistician & Data Officer

Huong is one of the Raine Study’s data officers who handles data requests and works to clean and manage Raine Study data.

Mei Ruu Kok, BUrbRegPlg (Hons)

Statistician & Data Officer

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

John Langley

Data Officer

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

Nita Sodhi-Berry

Statistician & Data Officer

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

Beverly Hodgson

Casual Research Assistant

Dilukshi Perera

PhD Student

Ray Smith

IT Specialist, ROSS Developer

Ray works on the ongoing development of the Research Online Management System (ROSS), and the development of a relational database to facilitate efficient data input and extraction of data sets for researchers.

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.

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