Investigators: A/Prof Hilary Jane Bambrick, Prof Annemarie Hennessy, Prof Louisa Jorm (CI), Ms Sanja Lujic, Dr Seyed Morteza Shamshirgaran.

The aim of this study was to examine factors associated with type 2 diabetes in the 45 and Up Study cohort, including country of birth, duration of residence, ancestry and aboriginality, other demographic and socioeconomic factors, medical and family history and behavioural and lifestyle factors.

Outcomes resulting from this research:

Shamshirgaran SM, Jorm L, Bambrick H, Hennessy A. Independent roles of country of birth and socioeconomic status in the occurrence of type 2 diabetes. BMC Public Health [Internet] 2013;13(1):1223. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-1223

Research contributed to Dr Seyed Morteza Shamshirgaran’s PhD thesis: Type 2 diabetes in migrant groups: population-based study of lifestyle factors, complications and hospital use.