CRE HiPP 2021 Highlights Report

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

It is with much pleasure that we present the CRE HiPP 2021 Highlights Report. This year was a highly productive one despite the challenges we all faced with the Covid-19 pandemic. For that I thank the stellar chief investigators, associate investigators, postdocs, PhD students, and research affiliates, who give their all to ensure CRE HiPP is a successful hub of …

The Preconception Health Network – A Productive First Year

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

The Preconception Health Network (PHN) has had a very productive first year. In July, we held our inaugural meeting. Since then, members of the team have collaborated to complete a scoping review, a systematic review, a Delphi process to identify priorities in preconception care, and several invited papers for Seminars in Reproductive Medicine’s Preconception Special Edition. Well done to everyone! …

HiPPP EMR-C 2021 Conference: People’s Choice Award

Tia Haralabakos Uncategorised

Promoting healthy lifestyles during pregnancy in Tasmanian public hospitals HiPPP EMR-C 2021 People’s Choice Award winner Dr Michelle Kilpatrick identifies health promotion gaps in public hospital antenatal settings in her research Promoting Healthy lifestyles in Routine Antenatal Care: experiences of midwives and obstetricians in Tasmania. With a focus on clinicians at the Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH), Dr Kilpatrick analysed healthcare specialists …

“I wish someone had told me this earlier”

Tia Haralabakos Uncategorised

This month the Centre of Research Excellence in Health in Preconception and Pregnancy (CRE HiPP) hears from Monash University’s Dr Ruth Walker as she provides an update on her project Preconception Health: Starting the Conversation Early. Dr Walker is a recipient of the inaugural Early- and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Small Grants Scheme, announced in August 2021.  As a dietitian and Chief …

HiPPP EMR-C Conference addresses healthy lifestyle interventions in the reproductive years

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

“Pregnancy is a teachable moment.” This was a common theme at today’s HiPPP EMR-C (Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Early and Mid-Career Researcher Collective) conference.  This was the 2nd conference for the collective, which brought together researchers Australia-wide and from around the world to share knowledge and collaborate on addressing maternal obesity and improving pregnancy outcomes.  The online conference …

Professor Louise Maple-Brown Elected Fellow of AAHMS

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

A leader in the field of intergenerational diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. CRE HiPP is thrilled to congratulate Professor Louise Maple-Brown, on her wonderful achievement of being elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS).  Professor Maple-Brown is one of 29 new Fellows welcomed into the AAHMS in October 2021. According to Academy …

A moment with Early-Career Researcher Dr Briony Hill

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Dr Briony Hill plays a formative role in the health and social care industry. She is a Public Health Psychologist, Deputy Head of Health and Social Care at Monash University, Research Fellow at CRE HiPP and Chair of the HiPPP EMR-C. As a Public Health Psychologist, Dr Hill’s interests are directed at problems such as lifestyle, health, and obesity prevention.  …

CRE HiPP Showcase 2021

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

Please join us on Wednesday 24th November from 3-5.15pm for our showcase. This exciting online event will present CRE HiPP’s Preconception Program of Research, and will feature internationally acclaimed experts in preconception health. Keynote speakers are Professor Adrienne Gordon and Professor Fionnuala McAuliffe. Click here to REGISTER. Click here for the AGENDA. Click here for an OVERVIEW OF THE PRESENTATIONS.

Preconception health is key for healthy parents and children

Rebecca Krispin Uncategorised

A new Preconception Health Network (PHN) was set up in 2021 to promote best practice in preconception health promotion and care. Health status at the time of conception is a predictor of pregnancy outcomes and the future health of parents and children.  Optimising health for conception can prevent pregnancy complications and chronic disease later in life for all family members. …

A moment with Early-Career Researcher Dr Vanessa Shrewsbury

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Dietitian, Early-Career Researcher, Co-Chair for HIPP EMR-C, and mum of four (including a puppy), Dr Vanessa Shrewsbury’s day-to-day is a juggling act.   The challenges of finding balance between working from home and tending to her family has inspired new motivations to get through the day, like making the most of being outside. Without commute times and in-person obligations, the …