The Child to Adult Transition Study (CATS) is the first study to look in detail at a large group of young people as they make the transition from childhood through adolescence and into young adulthood.
We aim to improve our understanding of the many factors that influence young peoples' health and emotional wellbeing as they transition through their teenage years and beyond.
CATS is based in the Population Health Studies of Adolescents group at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.
Our participants have been followed since Grade 3 when they were 8-9 years of age. We catch up with them every year for a new 'wave' of data collection.
In 2023, CATS will be in wave twelve. Details of each wave so far can be found below.