Growing Up in New Zealand


Data Access Workshop Presentations

View presentations from workshops accompanying release of 2 year and 9 month external data sets

Workshop: 2 year external data release


A data access workshop accompanying the release of the longitudinal external data sets up to two years was held in Wellington in November 2016.

The presentation slides from the workshop are available for download here.  

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2 year external data release
Presentation from 2 year external release workshop November 2016 (3.9 MB, PDF)
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Workshop: 9 month external data release


Data Access Workshops accompanying the release of the 9-month external data sets were held in Wellington and Auckland in 2014. During the presentation in Auckland the PowerPoints on screen were recorded with the accompanying audio from the presenters.

Note, some details of these presentations differ from those discussed in the later 2 year data release workshop held in 2016.

Introduction and study overview


Associate Professor Susan Morton

Associate Professor Susan Morton, Director and Principal Investigator, Growing Up in New Zealand

Associate Professor Susan Morton is the Director and Principal Investigator leading Growing Up in New Zealand. Susan is a specialist in Public Health Medicine and a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Population Health at The University of Auckland. Susan also holds postgraduate qualifications in mathematics and statistics and is an expert in life course epidemiology. She qualified as a secondary school teacher before transitioning into her medical career. Her major research interests are in maternal and child wellbeing, intergenerational and life course effects on health and development, translational research and economic modelling of life course outcomes.

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Data anonymisation, focus of current release and documentation


Dinusha Bandara

Dinusha Bandara, Biostatistician, Growing Up in New Zealand

Dinusha Bandara is a biostatistician with the study. Dinusha has been involved in a number of projects providing statistical consulting and analyses. Her research interests include Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Population & Statistical Genetics.

Dr Jatender Mohal

Dr Jatender Mohal, Research Data Manager, Growing Up in New Zealand

Dr Jatender Mohal is the Research Data Manager with the study. He is a Statistician working in the field of data governance (total data quality management), meta data management and data integration with national health systems. He also contributes to statistical analyses for core reports and scientific publication.

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Examples of key data up to nine months


Dr Sarah Berry

Dr Sarah Berry, Senior Research Fellow, Growing Up in New Zealand

Sarah has a background in physiology and more than ten years' research experience specialising in genetics and genomics. She is interested in understanding the genetic basis of disease, and how genetics and the environment interweave to influence child development, health and well-being.

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Applying for access to the Growing Up in New Zealand external dataset


Dr Sarah Berry

Dr Sarah Berry, Senior Research Fellow, Growing Up in New Zealand

Sarah has a background in physiology and more than ten years' research experience specialising in genetics and genomics. She is interested in understanding the genetic basis of disease, and how genetics and the environment interweave to influence child development, health and well-being.

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Final comments


Associate Professor Susan Morton

Associate Professor Susan Morton, Director and Principal Investigator, Growing Up in New Zealand

Associate Professor Susan Morton is the Director and Principal Investigator leading Growing Up in New Zealand. Susan is a specialist in Public Health Medicine and a Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology and Population Health at The University of Auckland. Susan also holds postgraduate qualifications in mathematics and statistics and is an expert in life course epidemiology. She qualified as a secondary school teacher before transitioning into her medical career. Her major research interests are in maternal and child wellbeing, intergenerational and life course effects on health and development, translational research and economic modelling of life course outcomes.

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