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Effects of the Queensland Flood on pregnant women, their pregnancies, and their children’s early development

Project Information
Description: 

In January 2011, Queensland experienced the worst floods in more than 30 years. The project aims to recruit 300 women who will be invited to complete questionaries to assess their objective and subjective exposure to the floods and their perceptions of hardship and distress. Additional longitudinal data will be collected from questionnaires and infant assessments to be undertaken at 1.5, 2.5 and 4 years of age. Women will also be invited to participate in further arm to the study which will study which seeks to explore possible epigenetic and genetic consequences of prenatal exposure to the type of sudden and severe stress resulting from a natural disaster.

Project Date: 
2011-01-01 - 2022-10-06
Type of Project: 
Research
Research Area: 
Health Research
Sub-Research Area: 
Mental health

Location

Australia

McGill University Project Leader Information

Project Leader: 

Suzanne King

Primary Position

Faculty: 
Faculty of Medicine
Department: 
Psychiatry
Institute: 
Other
Other Institute: 
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Position/Appointment: 
Associate Professor
Role: 
Principal Investigator

Non-McGill Partners

Partner: 

Sue Kildea

Country: 
Australia
University/Organization: 
Australian Catholic University
Role: 
Co-Investigator
Partner: 

Marie-Paule Austin

Country: 
Australia
University/Organization: 
University of New South Wales