Journal article

Collecting biomarkers in Australian primary schools: Insights from the field

Mandy Truong, Mienah Sharif, Rebecca Moorhead, Jeffrey M Craig, Pamela Leong, Yuk Jing Loke, Kevin Dunn, Naomi Priest

SURVEY RESEARCH METHODS | EUROPEAN SURVEY RESEARCH ASSOCIATION | Published : 2020

Abstract

There are increasing efforts to incorporate biology into studies on the social determinants of health. While there is increasing utilisation of biosocial methods in health disparities research, protocols for collecting biomeasures in community contexts involving children are underdevel-oped. This paper is based on the Speak Out Against Racism (SOAR) project which collected anthropometric, blood pressure and biosamples (buccal swabs and saliva) from a diverse sample of 124 children (aged 10-12) at 3 primary schools in Australia. This paper describes the methods employed, as well as the practical and ethical considerations necessary for biomarker data collection within schools. A discussion of..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grant


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by an Australian Research Council Linkage Project Grant (LP140100413); an Australian National University Research School of Social Sciences Inter-college grant; and a grant from School of Social Sciences and Psychology at Western Sydney University. [Author name] is supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (APP1123677).