1 August 2023: Catherine Resnick has been appointed as the new independent Chair of the Raine Study’s Unincorporated Joint Venture (UJV) Board and replaces outgoing Chair Dr Jan Stewart, who has been in the post since 2018.
Romola Bucks, Director of the Raine Study, thanked Dr Stewart for her guidance, counsel, energy and commitment to the study over the past five years and wished her every success for the future.
“Together with the members of the UJV Board — who represent each of the five Western Australian universities, the Telethon Kids Institute and Women and Infants Research Foundation — we have achieved significant milestones towards preserving the longevity of the study and fulfilling its mission to improve lifelong health and quality of life through ground-breaking, impactful research that examines influences, pathways and outcomes from before birth and throughout life’s course” Professor Bucks said.
Ms Resnick is an entrepreneur and commercialisation professional, with a clinical background as a psychotherapist, who brings experience in strategy, commercialisation, growth, consumer behaviour and organisational design to the role.
Ms Resnick has established award-winning and internationally recognised enterprises in digital health and education following earlier roles in engineering, construction, and finance.
“In an era of individualism and obsession with short-term results, it is a privilege to be appointed Chair of the Raine Study and build upon the long-term vision and collective commitment of the study’s founders and participants,” Ms. Resnick said.
“As we move into a post-pandemic world, the imperative to continue with this work grows and I am inspired by the potential of the Raine Study to deepen our understanding of illnesses and conditions we are yet to encounter, as well as those we presume to comprehend.
“Drawing on a background in digital innovation, I look forward to exploring the potential of emerging technologies to enhance the reach and accessibility of the study and its ability to inform responses to complex health challenges now and into the future.”
Ms Resnick plans to build on the progress made by her predecessor, working with Board members, Directors, staff and stakeholders, and Raine Study participants, who are at the heart of this invaluable research endeavour.