GenV, one of the world’s largest birth and parent cohort studies, is father-inclusive. It aims to build a body of evidence that captures data from the whole family.
Many fathers of young children want to be involved in research. GenV is a father-inclusive study that aims to build a body of evidence that captures data from the whole family.
GenV is one of the world’s largest birth and parent cohort studies that aims to solve problems including allergies, obesity and mental illness. It is a unique research project by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute with an inclusive proposition. Every family in Victoria with a newborn baby from 2021 – 2023 is invited to be a part of GenV.
This means that GenV is open to babies and their parents – mothers, fathers, other parents and guardians. The aim of GenV is to include all babies and parents in this world-leading medical research project, no matter who they are or where they live. This will help provide future researchers with a more complete picture of the health and wellbeing of an entire generation and enable solutions to common child and adult health problems.
In particular, fathers play an important role in their children’s lives, but in the past have often been underrepresented in child and parent health research initiatives, explains GenV Cohort Coordinator, Ms Alisha Gulenc.
“GenV has a real opportunity to not only include fathers but also improve health and wellbeing for generations to come. Without dads, we only have part of the picture. The more dads that take part, the clearer our picture becomes” said Ms Gulenc.
GenV is now located in around half of Victoria’s birthing hospitals. More than 10,000 participants (including fathers) have joined the study and numbers grow each day. Read more about the inclusion of all parents or visit GenV for health professionals.