MatCH is a new substudy of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.

The MatCH study aims to take a family-centred approach to advance understanding of child health and development in terms of all the children in a family unit, by investigating factors with regard to:

  • the history of maternal and family characteristics and
  • their effects on the health and development of all the children in the family.

The study will combine detailed data from the ALSWH 1973-78 cohort with new survey data on their children, to paint a picture of family health and health service use that is unparalleled, supporting a more integrated and targeted approach to the delivery of preventative and primary health care for all Australian families.

Please visit the MatCH website for further information.


Project members

Professor Gita Mishra

Division Head, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
NHMRC Leadership Fellow
School of Public Health

Professor Annette Dobson

Professor of Biostatistics
School of Public Health

Associate Professor Leigh Tooth

Principal Research Fellow
School of Public Health
Megan Ferguson

Ms Megan Ferguson

Research Program Manager
School of Public Health