EMCR Small Grant Scheme recipients 2022

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CRE HiPP is thrilled to announce the successful recipients of the 2022 Early- and Mid- Career Researcher (EMCR) Small Grant Scheme. Researchers Dr Bereket Duko Adema, Dr Briony Hill, Dr Jessica Grieger, Dr Michelle Kilpatrick, Dr Siew Lim and Dr Zohra Lassi have each been awarded grants of up to $10,000 for their projects in the CRE HIPP priority areas …

HiPPP EMR-C international conference addresses multidisciplinary approaches to health research across the reproductive years

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Last week the HiPPP EMR-C (Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Early- and Mid- Career Researcher Collective) held their third annual conference, which is growing in success and popularity each year. The conference was attended by 78 early- and mid- career researchers and postgraduate students from Australia, the UK and US. It was held in a hybrid format, with options …

CRE HiPP researchers lead new papers on supporting women to be their healthiest selves during preconception and pregnancy.

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CRE HiPP researchers have led two new papers on optimising weight management in the reproductive years in the latest special issue of Public Health Research & Practice.  This issue of the Sax Institute peer-reviewed journal is focused on reframing the obesity narrative. It was published last week in the lead up to the International Congress on Obesity (ICO), which is …

Dr Briony Hill wins Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) grant

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We are proud to announce that CRE HiPP Research Fellow Dr Briony Hill has been awarded a prestigious Australian Government Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) grant. Her project aims to reframe our understanding of women’s preconception lifestyle health, including issues of weight stigma. It will generate new knowledge on societal views of weight stigma for preconception women, and identify …

A moment with research dietitian Dr Megan Gow

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Dr Megan Gow is busy – very busy. This mum of three primary-aged children trained as a dietitian, and is now a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellow researching maternal and infant health at the University of Sydney.  She is also a Senior Lecturer at the Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School, and Co-Chair of the Health …

CRE HiPP Showcase 2022

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Please join us on Wednesday 9th November from 3-5.30pm for this exciting online event. Our panel of internationally acclaimed experts will showcase the importance of ‘Health equity across preconception & pregnancy’. Keynote speakers are Dr Nisha Khot and Professor Sharon Bessell. Click here to REGISTER. Click here for the AGENDA. Click here for an OVERVIEW OF THE PRESENTATIONS.

A moment with Dr Danielle Schoenaker

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Dr Danielle Schoenaker is in for the long haul, whether it’s training to run in her first half marathon this year, or moving across the world to pursue her research passion in epidemiology and big data. She is currently based in the UK as a Research Fellow in the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education at the …

A workplace portal for all things pregnancy and baby-related

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Managing workplace issues around pregnancy and having a new baby can be tricky and complicated, especially when you may be feeling tired and overwhelmed.  This can also be a major source of worry in the increasingly difficult economic climate faced by young and growing Australian families today. CRE HiPP researchers, in partnership with MacKillop Family Services and The Australian Prevention …

Mediterranean diet could improve fertility treatment outcomes

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CRE HiPP researchers are examining whether the Mediterranean diet could alleviate inflammation, an underlying health factor thought to compromise fertility treatment success.  About one in nine couples of reproductive age in Australia experience fertility problems, and many seek Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to up their chances of conceiving.  Although ART success rates have improved significantly in recent years, only around …