Welcome

The Aboriginal Birth Cohort Study is an Indigenous health project tracing the health of over 600 Aboriginal people from birth. The "Clan Cohort", as these study participants are now known, are spread right across the Top End and beyond.

We are hoping to reveal a window of opportunity in childhood to prevent the development of chronic disease in later life. Kidney disease, diabetes and cardiovascular disease are examples of chronic diseases.

In memory of Kathryn Flynn who helped us achieve an 86% follow up rate of Aboriginal Birth Cohort participants 14 years after recruitment

Click here to read Sydney Morning Herald Obituary

Click here to view an interesting table that compares characteristics of 2 studies conducted nearly 60 years apart. We've come a long way!