Early Moves (sub –study of Origins Cohort)

National Health and Medical Research Council

CIs: Elliott, Valentine, Spittle, Boyd, Badawi, Morgan, Silva, Geelhoed, Ware, Venkatesh. NHMRC Cohort Study (2020-2024).

Study Design: Prospective longitudinal cohort of infants n=3000.

Aims: identify early biomarkers for babies at risk of cognitive impairment.

Methodology: Double-blind prospective cohort study.

New Knowledge: Parents use Baby Moves App to video their babies’ GMs, with automated scoring being developed through machine-learning. GMs provide insight into early brain function.

Project members

Professor Catherine Elliott

Chair of Allied Health, Child and Adolescent Health Service, School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work
Curtin University

Associate Professor Jane Valentine

Head of Department and Clinical Lead of Paediatric Rehabilitation
Princess Margaret Hospital for Children Western Australia
Associate Professor
University of Western Australia, School of Paediatrics and Child Health

Professor Roslyn Boyd

Scientific Director, Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre
Child Health Research Centre, The University of Queensland

Professor Nadia Badawi

Macquarie Group Foundation Chair of Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Neonatologist, Medical Director
Grace Centre for Newborn Care, Westmead

Dr Cathy Morgan

Research Fellow
Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute

Professor Robert Ware

Professor, School of Medicine
Griffith University