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Dr Meredith O'Connor

Dr Meredith O'Connor

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Role Program Manager
Group Data Management
Enabling best practice in cohort management and research

The Melbourne Children's LifeCourse initiative includes over 30 clinical and population-based longitudinal studies, spanning 0-35 years (including two trans-generational studies), involving over 70,000 participants, 500 million data points (excluding bioanalyses) and 250,000 biosample aliquots.

These studies provide a unique opportunity to inform new approaches to prevention and treatment across childhood and adolescence. The vision of LifeCourse is to maximise the value of these studies to inform better outcomes for children and adolescents across the continuum of care.

As Program Manager, my role is to provide senior leadership and ambassadorship for the MCRI’s unique LifeCourse initiative. This includes building and maintaining central infrastructure to support cohort excellence, as well as undertaking original research analysing data from across cohorts.
Enabling best practice in cohort management and research

The Melbourne Children's LifeCourse initiative includes over 30 clinical and population-based longitudinal studies, spanning 0-35 years (including two trans-generational studies), involving...
Enabling best practice in cohort management and research

The Melbourne Children's LifeCourse initiative includes over 30 clinical and population-based longitudinal studies, spanning 0-35 years (including two trans-generational studies), involving over 70,000 participants, 500 million data points (excluding bioanalyses) and 250,000 biosample aliquots.

These studies provide a unique opportunity to inform new approaches to prevention and treatment across childhood and adolescence. The vision of LifeCourse is to maximise the value of these studies to inform better outcomes for children and adolescents across the continuum of care.

As Program Manager, my role is to provide senior leadership and ambassadorship for the MCRI’s unique LifeCourse initiative. This includes building and maintaining central infrastructure to support cohort excellence, as well as undertaking original research analysing data from across cohorts.

Top Publications

  • Downes, M, O'Connor, M, Olsson, CA, Burgner, D, Goldfeld, S, Spry, EA, Patton, G, Moreno-Betancur, M. Causal inference in multi-cohort studies using the target trial approach. 2022
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  • Alderton, A, O’Connor, M, Badland, H, Gunn, L, Boulangé, C, Villanueva, K. Access to and Quality of Neighbourhood Public Open Space and Children’s Mental Health Outcomes: Evidence from Population Linked Data across Eight Australian Capital Cities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19(11) : 6780 2022
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  • O’Connor, M, Moreno-Betancur, M, Goldfeld, S, Wake, M, Patton, G, Dwyer, T, Tang, MLK, Saffery, R, Craig, JM, Loke, J, et al. Data Resource Profile: Melbourne Children's LifeCourse initiative (LifeCourse).. International Journal of Epidemiology 2022
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  • Goldfeld, S, Gray, S, Pham, C, Badland, H, Woolfenden, S, Schor, E, O'Connor, M. Leveraging research to drive more equitable reading outcomes: an update. Academic Pediatrics 2022
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  • O’Connor, M, Guo, S, Letcher, P, Sanson, A, Goldfeld, S, Olsson, CA. Developmental relationships between socio-economic disadvantage and mental health across the first 30 years of life. Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 1 -22 2022
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