Raine Study - Our People

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

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.

Associate Professor Rebecca Glauert, BPsych (Hons), PhD

Associate Professor Rebecca Glauert, BPsych (Hons), PhD

Scientific Director

Associate Professor Rebecca Glauert is the Scientific Director of the Raine Study, and a Principal Research Fellow at the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Western Australia. Since starting her research career 13 years ago she has been passionate about connecting data-informed evidence to life-changing interventions and decisions to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of our most vulnerable citizens. She previously led the Developmental Pathways and Social Policy Team at Telethon Kids Institute, which focused on linking administrative datasets from non-health agencies to health data in order to explore the lifecourse epidemiology of many non-communicable disease outcomes. Rebecca’s commitment to ensuring that data are used for public good led her to develop the West Australian Child Development Atlas, a freely available atlas which geographically maps data on children and young people across WA, and she has recently been awarded a grant to create an Australian National Child Health and Development Atlas with partners from across the country. Rebecca has worked closely with government to change the culture around data and the use of evidence in policy and decision-making. Rebecca’s work shows that with accurate up to date information and evidence governments can do a lot more to assist those most vulnerable in our society.

Aggie Bouckley, BCom, CPA

Aggie Bouckley, BCom, CPA

Operations Manager

Aggie shares the Operations Manager role with Claire O’Malley and has senior responsibility for all finance matters. She oversees all finance matters related to cohort follow-ups, data and biosample management, communications and participant engagement.

Claire O'Malley, BCom, MBA

Claire O'Malley, BCom, MBA

Operations Manager

Claire shares the Operations Manager role with Aggie Bouckley and has senior responsibility for operational matters of the Raine Study including human resources and corporate support. She oversees all operational issues related to cohort follow-ups, data and biosample management, communications and participant engagement.

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

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

Senior Data & Biosamples Manager

Alex D’Vauz is the Data and Biological Samples Manager at the Raine Study. The focus throughout Alex’s 20-year career has been on child health research, accompanying her passion for information that informs the understanding of developmental origins of health and disease and the potential for health advancements. Alex’s knowledge across all aspects of the Raine Study data lifecycle is comprehensive and crucial in leading the data team in the longitudinal quality checking of all Raine Study data. She advises Raine Study leadership on strategic directions for data curation and also works closely with leadership to ensure continued secure storage and sharing of data in accordance with Raine Study governance and policies. With in-depth knowledge of research project study design including protocol development, Alex provides fundamental support to researchers from the planning stage through to project proposal and conduct stage. Alex assists researchers with identifying the data relevant to their project, and helps identify the exact variables needed for their data request, overall maximising the value of the Raine Study data.

Diane Wood, BAppSc, Dip Ed, GDipHumNutr

Diane Wood, BAppSc, Dip Ed, GDipHumNutr

Overall Follow-up Manager

Diane Wood is the Raine Study Overall Follow-up Manger and joined the Raine Study in 2005 and currently manages the Follow up and Participant Engagement portfolios. Diane has been a research assistant, participant engagement co-ordinator, Follow-up manager and has extensive experience in coordinating full cohort and sub study follow-ups. Diane’s effective project management applied to creating budgets ,data collection, curation of hard copy data, good clinical practice, research methodology, application of occupational health and safety and managing risk. Diane has worked closely with researchers, the data collection team and the Raine Study cohort members to maximise ease and benefit during all phases of the follow-ups.

 

Elisa Robey, PhD

Elisa Robey, PhD

Follow-up Coordinator

As Follow-up Coordinator for Gen1, Elisa is responsible for the daily running and management of the Generations Follow-up, with a specific focus on our Gen1 participants while collaborating closely with the participants, team and the wider community. Elisa has broad experience within clinical trials, both paediatric and adult. She has her PHD in exercise physiology and sleep science and started her career working with athletes.

Isabelle, BSc Psych, Grad Dip Psych

Isabelle, BSc Psych, Grad Dip Psych

Follow-up Coordinator

In her role as the Generation 3 Follow-up Coordinator, Isabelle assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operations and management of the Gen 3 Follow-up, placing a current emphasis on the physical assessment appointments and data collection. Additionally, Isabelle serves as a Follow-up Coordinator for the Generations Follow-up. Her responsibilities encompass the overall daily coordination and administration of ongoing Raine Study follow-ups, requiring close collaboration with participants, the team, and the broader community. With a wealth of experience in applied research settings, Isabelle brings valuable insights from her prior roles.

Gracie Cayley, BA (Hons)

Gracie Cayley, BA (Hons)

Participant Engagement Assistant

Gracie, as Participant Engagement Assistant, provides support to the Participant Engagement Manager. She communicates with Raine Study’s lifelong volunteer participants ensuring we have effective participant representation and consultation across the Raine Studies portfolios. Gracie assists the Communication Team in creating communications and content for our multi-generational cohort. Gracie also provides administrative support to the Raine Study Community Advisory Committee (RSCAC).

Kim Wragg

Kim Wragg

Administrative Officer (Finance)

Kim provides support to the Operations Manager with finance activities for the Raine Study.

Saniya Abdul, BSc

Saniya Abdul, BSc

Research Administrative Assistant

Saniya, as Research Administrative Assistant, provides administrative support to the Follow-up Manager.  She is contact tracing the Raine Study’s lifelong volunteer participants ensuring we have the latest up to date contact details for our current Follow-up. Saniya also books appointments for our participants for their Follow-up assessments.

Slaine O'Halloran, MA (Hons)

Slaine O'Halloran, MA (Hons)

Research Administrative Assistant

Slaine, as Research Administrative Assistant, provides administrative support to the Follow-up Manager.  She is contact tracing the Raine Study’s lifelong volunteer participants ensuring we have the latest up to date contact details for our current Follow-up. Slaine also books appointments for our participants for their Follow-up assessments.

Jordee Stewart

Jordee Stewart

Research Administrative Assistant

Jordee, as Research Administrative Assistant, provides administrative support to the Follow-up Manager. She is contact tracing the Raine Study’s lifelong volunteer participants, ensuring we have the latest up-to-date contact details for our current follow-up. She books appointments for our Gen3 participants for the follow-up assessments.

Blagica (Bee) Penova-Veselinovic, MScBiolSci

Blagica (Bee) Penova-Veselinovic, MScBiolSci

Scientific Manager

Blagica (Bee) Penova-Veselinovic is the Raine Study Scientific Manager. Bee ensures implementation of the Raine Study’s scientific policies and procedures, manages the project applications through the Raine (Study) Online Submission System (ROSS) and liaises with and supports researchers to create project proposals . Bee brings her vast experience in the management of clinical research projects, coordinating large cohort studies, randomised controlled trial, and collaboration with international consortia.  She has been involved in every aspect of health-related research; from study planning, protocol development, experiment design, conducting experiments, ethics applications as well as data and biosamples management and the development of research deliverables such as peer-reviewed papers and international level presentations.

 

Rachel Lloyd, BSc (Hons), BMedSci (Hons), PhD

Senior Research Officer

Rachel provides support for the scientific aspects of the Raine Study, in particular providing support to the Scientific Manager. She has been involved in every aspect of health-related research, from study planning, protocol development, experiment design, grant and ethics applications and the development of research deliveries such as peer-reviewed papers and presentations.

Kristin Zed, BSc MEpi

Kristin Zed, BSc MEpi

Scientific Support Officer

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

 Elissa Denton, BSc (Hons)

Elissa Denton, BSc (Hons)

Scientific Support Officer

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

Heather Eaton, BSc

Heather Eaton, BSc

Communications Officer

Heather has responsibility 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, media 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.

Heather Amos, BA (ECE)

Heather Amos, BA (ECE)

Executive Assistant

Heather provides essential support services to the UJV Board and Board Chair, the Raine Study Directors and the Operations and Science Portfolios.  She also takes care of the day-to-day running of the Raine Study office ensuring efficient support for recruitment, procurement, and research activities, as well as assisting with the Raine Study’s Annual Research Symposium and other key events.

 

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.

Nicole, BSc (Nursing)

Nicole, BSc (Nursing)

Phlebotomist and Research Assistant

Nicole is our phlebotomist and research assistant for the current Generations follow-up.

Dr Hangfei He, PhD Stats, MSc Stats, BEc

Dr Hangfei He, PhD Stats, MSc Stats, BEc

Statistician & Data Officer

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

Harshdeep Singh Sandhu

Harshdeep Singh Sandhu

Statistician & Data Officer

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

Matt Humphrey, BSc, MPE

Matt Humphrey, BSc, MPE

Data Officer

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

John Langley

John Langley

Data Officer

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

Jacqui Whale BA, GradDipCompSt, GradDipAcc

Statistician and Data Officer

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

Beverley Hodgson, BSc

Beverley Hodgson, BSc

Biological Samples Coordinator

Bev manages the day-to-day running of the Raine Study laboratory, coordinates the laboratory staff, oversees biosample processing, data entry and storage for the current Generations follow-up.

She develops policies and protocols for the processing, data information management and storage of all Raine Study biological samples. She also audits and curates the Raine Study’s existing biological samples.

Danielle Bartlett, PhD

Danielle Bartlett, PhD

Research Officer (Laboratory)

Delicia Pereira, MSc

Delicia Pereira, MSc

Laboratory Research Assistant

Annelise

Annelise

Research Assistant

Annelise conducts face-to-face assessments with the participants of the Raine Study and manages the delivery of the online questionnaires.

Juliene Costa, BSc Sport Sci, MHS, PhD (cand.)

Juliene Costa, BSc Sport Sci, MHS, PhD (cand.)

Research Assistant

Juliene conducts face-to-face assessments with the participants of the Raine Study and manages the delivery of the online questionnaires.

Kira, BBiomedSc

Kira, BBiomedSc

Research Assistant

Kira conducts face-to-face assessments with the participants of the Raine Study and manages the delivery of the online questionnaires.

Sarah, BSc (Hons)

Sarah, BSc (Hons)

Research Assistant

Sarah conducts face-to-face assessments with the participants of the Raine Study and manages the delivery of the online questionnaires.

Vera, BSc

Vera, BSc

Research Assistant

Vera conducts face-to-face assessments with the participants of the Raine Study and manages the delivery of the online questionnaires.

Ray Smith

Scientific Programmer

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.

Tim, MSc

Tim, MSc

Research Assistant

Tim is a member of the Research Assistant team, actively involved in both laboratory work and data collection.

Tom Hockley

Tom Hockley

Laboratory Research Assistant

Helen

Phlebotomist and Research Assistant

As a phlebotomist for the Raine Study, Helen collects blood samples – with the utmost care! She is in awe of the generosity of our volunteer participants and tries to be as gentle as she can be. She also undertakes other administrative duties and laboratory work as required.

Layla, BBiomedSc

Layla, BBiomedSc

Research Assistant

Layla conducts face-to-face assessments for our Generation 3 participants and facilitates the delivery of eye examinations at the Lions Eye Institute.

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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