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Why families are joining GenV

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Generation Victoria (GenV) research project has been running at Joan Kirner Women’s & Children’s at Sunshine Hospital since December 2020. 

Over this time, hundreds of families – parents and their babies – have opted to join GenV at Joan Kirner Women’s & Children’s at Sunshine Hospital. As GenV commences at additional birthing hospitals across Victoria from mid-2021, we spoke to several families about their decision to join GenV. 

“My partner and I signed up to GenV as we saw it as a great opporunity to help better health and wellbeing outcomes for Victoria’s future children and parents.”

 

“My partner and I signed up to GenV as we saw it as a great opportunity to help better health and wellbeing outcomes for Victoria’s future children and parents,” said Bradley, an analyst engineer and father of two from Melbourne’s northwest, pictured with partner Madelaine and baby Nora.

“As a parent, we want nothing but the best future for our new baby, so when GenV invited us to be a part of this great research initiative, we were grateful that we too could help create a better future for newborns and parents.”

“I believe this type of research for the state and country could help other families in the future, if not my own family.

GenV gives contemporary data of issues we are facing medically across our population.”

 

“I believe this type of research for the state and country could help other families in the future if not my own family,” said Katrina, a mother of three from Melbourne’s northwest, pictured with baby Kaiden.

“GenV gives contemporary data of issues we are facing medically across our population.”

GenV is one of the world’s largest-ever birth and parent cohort studies. The opt-in project will follow babies and their parents to help solve problems like asthma, food allergies, obesity and mental illness – mostly using data that already exists.  

It is easy to be a part of GenV. Learn more.