Dr Briony Hill wins prestigious ARC grant to investigate weight stigma in women of reproductive age

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CRE HiPP Research Fellow, Dr Briony Hill, has been awarded a prestigious 2022 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project grant to lead a team focused on developing knowledge around weight stigma in preconception, pregnancy and postpartum. The overall aim of this project is to develop guidance for the translation of weight stigma evidence into preconception, pregnancy and postpartum obesity-related policy.  …

HiPPP EMR-C VIDEO: Find out more about the Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Collective

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“The HiPPP EMR-C was formed in recognition of the need for young researchers to join together and generate collaborative opportunities, as we are the next generation of researchers,” says HiPPP EMR-C Founder and Chair Dr Briony Hill. “We have the purpose of generating impact and knowledge in the prevention of maternal obesity, and that’s in the preconception, pregnancy and postpartum …

A moment with Dr Melanie Hayman

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Sports fanatic, educator and researcher, Dr Melanie Hayman, blends work with play by fusing her passion for sport with academia.   Dr Hayman authors accessible, evidence-based information for women and medical professionals to access, to facilitate deeper knowledge and understanding on exercise and physical activity amongst pregnant women. “I think the research field chose me,” Dr Hayman said.  “I was a …

CRE HiPP 2021 Highlights Report

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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

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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

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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”

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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

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“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

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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.  …