The Peel Child Health Study is exploring the health and development of families in the Peel region, Western Australia. We know that early development from conception to age 5 establishes the foundation for learning, behaviour and health throughout life but there is a lot more we can learn about the influence that family and community has on children. The Peel Child Health Study will answer questions surrounding everyday life and the different stressors involved and how that can impact upon child health and development. The study will focus on the community, environment, biological, social and emotional factors of families living in the peel region.
|| Peel Child Health Study
|Current principal investigator/s
|| Dr Phil Stumbles, Prof Brendan Waddell, Dr Garth Kendall, Dr Peter Franklin
|Current project manager
|| Dr Phil Stumbles (Manager); Dr Garth Kendall (for ARACY communication)
|| PO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845 (for ARACY communication)
|| +61 8 9266 2191
|| Murdoch University
|| Curtin University, Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia
|Major funding sources
|| ARC, NHMRC, SJOG Healthcare, Asthma Foundataion, various Commonwealth and State Government Departments
|Are data available outside study team?
|| In collaboration with Principal Investigators
|| Maternal stress and environmental exposures during early development establish the foundation for learning, behaviour and health throughout life – biological embedding.
|| The Peel region in Western Australia, comprising of five shires; Mandurah, Waroona, Boddington, Serpentine Jarrahdale and Murray.
|| Yes, pregnancy cohort – parents and children
|| Pregnancy ultrasound 18wks, 26wks, 34wks
||The following samples at 18, 26 and 34 wks gestation: Blood (no food intake 1 hour prior) – mother/father; Saliva (3 time points during the day) – mother; House dust (18 wks), indoor air (34 wks). The following samples at birth: Cord blood; Placenta (biopsy). The following samples when the child is aged 1: Blood (thumb prick for 1 yo); Saliva (3 time points during the day); Urine; House dust (family home).
|Ethics approvals or requirements?
|| Murdoch University HREC, Curtin University HREC
||Age (mean, range)
||18 weeks pregnancy
|| 26 weeks pregnancy
|| 34 weeks pregnancy