Thank you for your interest in the COCOON study. The Aotearoa/New Zealand study arm of COCOON has now stopped recruiting new participants.
The COCOON study in Aotearoa/New Zealand is being led by researchers at Victoria University of Wellington and University of Auckland in partnership with the Stillbirth CRE, Raising Children’s Network and parent bereavement organisations the Stillbirth Foundation Australia, Sands, Red Nose, and Bears of Hope.
For more information, please contact the New Zealand lead investigator Billie Bradford on: firstname.lastname@example.org , Rupesh Gautam on: email@example.com or Siobhan Loughnan on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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