This webinar will highlight the work of the BetterStart Child Health and Development Research Group and data linkage. John Lynch is Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. He is a Visiting Professor of Epidemiology in the Bristol Medical School: Population Health Sciences at the University of Bristol in the UK. He spent 20 years working in North America and before returning to Australia in 2009 he held professorial positions at the University of Michigan in the USA, and at McGill University in Canada. In the last 5 years, he was Chief Investigator A or B on over $10 million in NHMRC competitive research funding. In total over that period, he was a Chief Investigator on successful competitive research grants worth over $22 million. He leads an NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence (2015-2020) called "EMPOWER: Health systems, disadvantage and child well-being."