Meet the team



Emla Fitzsimons


Emla is the Director of Child of the New Century. She’s responsible for all the big decisions about the study, in particular deciding what topics we cover at every visit.

Emla is a child of the 1970s. She was born in Dublin and is one of 4 siblings.


Meghan Rainsberry


Meghan is responsible for providing study members and their families with information about the study. She puts together the mailings we send you, and keeps the website up to date.

The wider team

There’s a whole team of people working on Child of the New Century. Managing a study this big requires many different jobs – our team is made up of researchers, survey specialists, data managers and communications staff.

Pete, Denise and Gearoid make sure that your address and other contact information is up to date so we know how to get in touch with you.

Vilma and Robert take care of the other information that you give us about your lives.

Lisa, Emily, Kate and Lucy put together the surveys, including the questions to ask you and information to send you at each visit, and a separate survey company works with them to plan and carry out the visits to you and your family.

But the most important members of the study are you! We wouldn’t be able to do our work without you.

Learn more about the CNC team in our series of ‘Five minutes with…’ interviews: