Journal article

Twins Research Australia: A New Paradigm for Driving Twin Research

Kate Murphy, Janine Lam, Tessa Cutler, Jess Tyler, Lucas Calais-Ferreira, Shuai Li, Callie Little, Paulo Ferreira, Jeffrey M Craig, Katrina J Scurrah, John L Hopper

Twin Research and Human Genetics | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Twins Research Australia (TRA) is a community of twins and researchers working on health research to benefit everyone, including twins. TRA leads multidisciplinary research through the application of twin and family study designs, with the aim of sustaining long-term twin research that, both now and in the future, gives back to the community. This article summarizes TRA's recent achievements and future directions, including new methodologies addressing causation, linkage to health, economic and educational administrative datasets and to geospatial data to provide insight into health and disease. We also explain how TRA's knowledge translation and exchange activities are key to communicating ..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council through a Centre of Research Excellence Grant


Funding Acknowledgements

We acknowledge all the twins and families who are the members of TRA and have contributed to research over the last 40 years to improve health and wellbeing for all. We thank the Australian Multiple Birth Association for their years of collaboration in engaging twin families. We also acknowledge the TRA team members for their dedication and experience in the operations of TRA. Finally, we are grateful for the financial support from the National Health and Medical Research Council through a Centre of Research Excellence Grant (ID: 1079102).