Centre for Longitudinal Research seminar: Growing Up in Australia: (a) an overview; (b) predictors of socio-emotional, physical and cognitive outcomes Event as iCalendar

29 October 2013

5 - 6pm

Venue: Function Room 730-220, Building 730, Tāmaki Innovation Campus

Speaker : Professor Ann Sanson

Ann Sanson (PhD) is a developmental psychologist and Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. Her principal research expertise is in longitudinal studies, and her interests include the role of child, family and community characteristics in the social and emotional development, health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and young adults.


Growing Up in Australia is the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). Planning for the study began in 2000, with the first wave of data collection on a national sample of 10,000 children (5000 infants and 5000 4-5 year olds) occurring in 2004. Since then a further 4 waves of data collection have taken place at 2-year intervals, and planning is underway for Waves 6-8.

In this talk Professor Sanson will first outline the history, governance, operational arrangements, content and products developed by the study. She will then focus on the three major child outcome areas assessed in the study, namely socio-emotional, physical and cognitive development, and use the first 3 waves of LSAC data and an ecological model of development to examine the predictors of these outcomes at age 8-9 years.

RSVP : Please RSVP to Mandy Heathcote