The Intergenerational Cohort Consortium (ICC) brings together three of the longest running intergenerational cohort studies in Australia and New Zealand to examine the extent to which preconception parental life histories (from infancy to parenthood) predict next generation early health and development.


Consortium name Intergenerational Cohort Consortium
Abbreviation ICC
Current principal investigator/s Professor Craig Olsson, Dr Primrose Letcher
Project Contact Professor Craig Olsson
Postal address Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.
Phone +613 9345 4129
Primary Institution Deakin University
Collaborating Institution/s Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), Otago University, Bristol University and Groningen University. 
Major funding sources Australian Research Council
Study website NA
Protocol paper Olsson, C. A., Spry, E., Letcher, P., McAnally, H., Thomson, K., Macdonald, J., Greenwood, C., Youssef, G., Romaniuk, H., Iosua, E., Sligo, J., Hutchinson, D., McIntosh, J., O’Connor, M., McGee, R., Sanson, A., Hancox, R. J., & Patton, G. C. (2020). The Australian and New Zealand Intergenerational Cohort Consortium: a study protocol for investigating mental health and well-being across generations, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 11(2), 267-281.
Year commenced 2019 (grant submitted 2018)
Australian cohorts Australian Temperament Project Generation 3 Study (ATPG3), Victorian Intergenerational Health Cohort Study (VIHCS).
International cohorts  Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study (DMHDS) Parenting Study, Trails NEXT, ALSPAC offspring. 
Ethics approvals or requirements? The ICC has been approved by the Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne) Human Research Ethics Committee (reference HREC_38210). Each cohort obtained approval from the relevant ethics committee for data collection during the study period. The Royal Children’s Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee is the primary approver for the ATP Generation 3 Study and VIHCS. The Health and Disability Ethics Committee, Ministry of Health, New Zealand, is the approver for DMHDS Parenting Study.


Cohort name Year commenced Age at commencement Eligible sample
Australian Temperament Project: Generation 3 Cohort Study 2011 <1 year old 1170
2000 Stories: Victorian Intergenerational Health Cohort Study 2006 <1 year old 1030