CRE HiPP is thrilled to announce five successful recipients of the inaugural Early- and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Small Grant Scheme.
Researchers Dr Anthony Villani, Jenny Jung, Dr Melanie Hayman, Dr Ruth Walker, Dr Vanessa Shrewsbury and their teams each received grants of up to $10,000 for their projects in the CRE HIPP priority areas of preconception or pregnancy lifestyle health.
CRE HiPP Director Professor Helen Skouteris congratulated the five teams on their outstanding applications.
“Providing opportunities to our early and mid-career researchers to further their interest and expertise in preconception and pregnancy lifestyle health research is a big part of our Centre’s remit and a true passion of mine,” Prof Skouteris said.
“I am thrilled that we can support the next generations of researchers through our grants program, with many thanks to the NHMRC, and I want to express my heartfelt congratulations to all our recipients for their inspiring proposals. I can’t wait to see what they achieve through these research grants.”
Congratulations to our following EMCR Small Grant Scheme recipients:
Project title: Efficacy of a Mediterranean diet on fertility and reproductive outcomes in subfertile couples seeking IVF treatment (the MEDPREP study)
Chief Investigators: Dr Anthony Villani, (CIA) University of the Sunshine Coast; School of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Dr Evangeline Mantzioris, (CIB) University of South Australia; Clinical and Health Sciences; Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
Associate Professor Lisa Moran, (CIC & Mentor) Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI), Monash University
Project title: Effectiveness of interventions for the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases in pregnant and postpartum women: an overview of systematic reviews
Chief Investigators: Miss Jenny Jung, (CIA) Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program, Burnet Institute; School of Public Health & Preventative Medicine, Monash University; Global Public Health Research Foundation, Bangladesh
Associate Professor Tari Turner, (CIB) Cochrane Australia, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Associate Professor Joshua Vogel, (CIC) Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program, Burnet Institute
Professor Shakila Thangaratinam, (Mentor) WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Women’s Health; Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research; University of Birmingham, UK
Project title: Improving the safety and credibility of digital healthy lifestyle APPS that target women during pregnancy: an evidence-based approach towards better regulation
Chief Investigators: Dr Melanie Hayman, (CIA) School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University
Dr Cheryce Harrison, (CIB) MCHRI, Monash University
Associate Professor Jacqui Boyle, (CIC and Mentor) MCHRI, Monash University
Project title: Preconception health: starting the conversation early
Chief Investigators: Dr Ruth Walker, (CIA) MCHRI, Monash University
Associate Professor Jacqui Boyle, (CIB & Mentor) MCHRI, Monash University
Project title: Co-design & Establishment of the Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Early Mid-career Researcher-Collective (HiPPP EMR-C) International Network
Chief Investigators: Dr Vanessa Shrewsbury, (CIA) School of Health Sciences, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, University of Newcastle; Hunter Medical Research Institute; Newcastle, Australia
Dr Danielle Schoenaker, (CIB) School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Dr Jenna Hollis, (CIC) School of Medicine and Public Health, College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing, University of Newcastle; and 2. Hunter New England Population Health; Newcastle, Australia
Dr Briony Hill, (CID) Health and Social Care Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Dr Heidi Bergmeier, (CIE) Health and Social Care Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
Professor Shakila Thangaratinam, (mentor) WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Women’s Health; Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research; University of Birmingham, UK