B4206 - Intergenerational Cohort Consortium ICC - 28/11/2022

B number: 
Principal applicant name: 
Craig Olsson | Deakin University Australia (Australia)
Dr Chris Greenwood
Title of project: 
Intergenerational Cohort Consortium (ICC)
Proposal summary: 

The primary objective of the Intergenerational Cohort Consortium (ICC) is to maximise the value of some of the most mature multi-generational data to complete a series of analyses (and associated publications) providing new insights into intergenerational pathways that connect parental life histories, from infancy to parenthood, to offspring psychosocial development decades later. Key outcomes include parent psychosocial adjustment and caregiving behaviour, and offspring psychosocial development. The aim is to identify modifiable factors that act to break intergenerational cycles of disadvantage and strengthen families from one generation to the next.

Planned analyses will specifically address questions about intergenerational transmission that cannot be answered in any one cohort. These include questions about the reproducibility and generalisability of findings reported from single studies; questions about intergenerational effects of low prevalence exposures (e.g., histories of illicit drug use and self-harm), and; questions which require contributions from different cohorts to provide a more complete picture of development processes (e.g., piecing together positive pathways from childhood to young adulthood).

Further information can be found in our ICC profile paper:

The ICC is a consortium within our broader LifeCourse initiative:

Impact of research: 
Our program of research aims to identify major intergenerational pathways important to social and emotional development. Findings from the research have already been cited in policy documents around the world, including WHO, UN and NICE. Findings have also been directly translated into a new Australian Comprehensive Monitoring system that seeks to map intergenerational cycles of risk at the population level, across 8 interconnected surveys spanning early childhood to young adulthood (https://doi.org/10.1332/175795921X16599509057666)
Date proposal received: 
Wednesday, 23 November, 2022
Date proposal approved: 
Wednesday, 23 November, 2022
Epidemiology, Behaviour - e.g. antisocial behaviour, risk behaviour, etc., Statistical methods, Ageing