Twin research achieves national prominence

March 16 / 177

Filming the SBS episode of Insight about the value of twin research
Filming the SBS episode of Insight about the value of twin research

The Australian Twin Registry, located in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, has collaborated with SBS-TV to develop a two-part series on the value of twin research to understanding the health of our communities.  

The first episode went to air on SBS’s Insight program recently, and is now available at SBS On Demand. The second episode airs on Insight at 8.30pm, 22 March (then at SBS On Demand). 

The series features ATR twin members and researchers including the ATR’s Director, Professor John Hopper, and investigates the question: What does the latest research about twins tell us about ourselves?

The program (with live Twitter and Facebook feeds during and after) has provided a national forum for MSPGH’s researchers to share their findings with a broad audience and to engage with partner groups such as the multiple-birth community. 

The first episode also features Professor Sarah Wilson from the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences whose research looks at twins and their singing ability to understand the genetics of singing. The Faculty’s Professors John Hopper and Jeff Craig also participated.

Enquiries: Lynette Walker, 90353227 or


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