New Parents in Bairnsdale Invited to Join World-Leading Infant Health Study


Beginning in June, new parents in Bairnsdale will be given the opportunity to take part in one of the largest-ever birth and parent cohort studies in the world.

The study project is called GenV, and it’s being led from the Melbourne Children’s Campus, which includes Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The Royal Children’s Hospital and University of Melbourne, supported by The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

This coming generation faces increasing rates of complex health and development problems.

GenV aims to accelerate discoveries that will improve the lives of children and the adults, now and tomorrow.

From 2020 to 2022, GenV researchers placed in hospitals across Victoria will be asking parents of newborns to be a part of GenV by safely and securely sharing information with us about themselves and the health and development of their newborn.

It’s easy for families to join the study, but of course is completely optional.

After you have your baby at BRHS, a member of the GenV research team will visit with you to see if you’d like to take part, and answer any questions you might have about the GenV study.

For the first time ever, GenV will give a complete picture of the health and wellbeing of a whole generation, allowing researchers to unlock discoveries that improve the lives of all families.

GenV will follow babies and their parents to help solve problems like asthma, food allergies, obesity and mental illness.

By 2035, GenV’s vision is to have helped create a happier and healthier future for many children and parents.

Learn more about GenV by visiting