Humour the best medicine for a healthier society

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

LAUGHTER may very well be the best medicine for a healthy life, according to research released today. Published online in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, A systematic review of humour-based strategies for addressing public health priorities,found that humour interventions could be effective to influence people’s behaviour and intentions around their health. Uniquely, the research was conducted …

Language matters: pregnancy and overweight or obesity

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

WOMEN living with overweight or obesity experience weight stigma on average three times every day. That does not stop when they are pregnant, with our research showing that many of the health professionals women see throughout their pregnancy will add to the chorus of perceived criticism about their weight. Most women with obesity report at least one stigmatising encounter during their pregnancy care. Research …

EMRC Small Grant Scheme recipients

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

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. …

New grant to help identify pregnant women with higher risk of future heart disease

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

Congratulations to Associate Professor Lisa Moran and team for their recent Heart Foundation grant to improve screening and management of women with cardio-metabolic conditions during pregnancy. Assoc. Prof Moran, a CRE HiPP Chief Investigator and Dietitian and Head of the Healthy Lifestyle Research Program with the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI), said the three-year grant would allow …

Knowledge important but not necessarily enough to compel healthy lifestyle changes in women prior to conceiving

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

For those working in preconception lifestyle health, the importance of this time in a woman’s life is only growing in evidence, but what knowledge do women in general have of their preconception health and its role in preparing for pregnancy? What actions do they, or don’t they take to improve their preconception lifestyle health? CRE HiPP researcher and PhD candidate …

PhD Scholarship Opportunity

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

Join our Centre of Research Excellence! An exciting opportunity exists to join CRE HiPP on a funded full-time PhD scholarship. If you have a background in nutrition and an interest in fertility and women’s health – this scholarship is for you. Your research will be part of the Centre of Research Excellence in Health in Preconception and Pregnancy’s (CRE HiPP) …

Women’s health clinician crusader awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

CRE HiPP Chief Investigator Professor Helena Teede, an academic at Monash University and clinician at Monash Health, has been acknowledged with an appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) as part of the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Professor Teede received the honour in awarded an AM in recognition of her significant service to medical education and research, …

New research grant will innovate preconception and pregnancy digital health support

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

Congratulations to early-career researcher Dr Cheryce Harrison on her exciting Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant, to expand a digital antenatal healthy lifestyle support platform. The $1.4 million grant, Optimising the delivery of antenatal interventions in public healthcare: Improving equity, access and engagement for better maternal and neonatal health outcomes, is Dr Harrison’s first as Primary Chief Investigator. The grant …

Take a “bite” of our new research summaries

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

The first of CRE HiPP’s Brokering Innovation Through Evidence (BITE) summaries is now online. These short, two-page, high-level research overviews will be added regularly to the website’s Knowledge Synthesis Hub, as a means of sharing a quick snippet of research relevant to our CRE’s focus of preconception and pregnancy lifestyle health. The first BITE explores the efficacy of a computer-generated …

Study aims to help women find their optimal health before, during and after pregnancy

Michelle Putt Uncategorised

Accessing credible health and lifestyle advice before and during pregnancy can be a daunting prospect when we’re served so much information through our everyday lives. However, an innovative research collaboration with Medibank Private is hoping to make this task a more simple and accessible experience for Australian women. Led by Dr Cheryce Harrison, from the Monash Centre for Health Implementation …