Our people

At Twins Research Australia, collaboration is central to all that we do. This ensures we contribute in the most effective way possible to generating new knowledge to medical research.

As Australia’s only Centre of Research Excellence in Twin Research (funded by the Federal Government’s National Health and Medical Research Council), we have a globally-renown team of experts that support our work. We also benefit from being a part of the broader education, research and teaching environment of the world-leading University of Melbourne.

Twins Research Australia comprises a leadership team of a Director, Two Deputy Directors, Chief Investigators and Associate Directors from institutes around Australia; supported by a management team. See our organisational structure.

Our passionate staff, leadership team, board members, and collaborators work in fields as diverse as research, public health, medicine, allied healthcare, law and ethics, population statistics, information technology, education, health promotion, administration, communications, marketing, finance, policy and advocacy.


Learn more about their individual skills and accomplishments:

Director, Professor John Hopper

Professor John Hopper is an NHMRC Australia Fellow and Professorial Fellow with a PhD in Mathematical Statistics, and is currently Director (Research) of the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics ...

Deputy Director, Professor Jeff Craig

Jeff Craig is Professor of Epigenetics and Cell Biology at School of Medicine at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Victoria. He has a BSc in Genetics and Cell Biology from the University of Manchester, ...

Our professional and academic staff

Our small but passionate team, based in Melbourne, provides professional and academic services; runs day-to-day operations, and supports TRA initiatives, including developing and implementing our own ...

Chief and Associate Investigators

Twins Research Australia’s leadership team is led by a Director, Deputy Directors, and Chief Investigators from institutes around Australia, with the support of a management team and Associate Inves...

Expert Reference Group

TRA’s Expert Reference Group brings a wide range of research, clinical, scientific and other skills and expertise to our services. It consists of at least ten, and no more than 20, members inclu...

Twins Research Australia

Address: 3/207 Bouverie St
Carlton, Vic 3010

Email: info@twins.org.au

ABN: 84 002 705 224

Twins Research Australia has received continuous funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) since 1981, most recently through a Centre of Research Excellence Grant (2015-2022). TRA is administered by the University of Melbourne.

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