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

Tia Haralabakos Uncategorised

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 …

Promoting healthy lifestyles in the workplace

Tia Haralabakos Uncategorised

A DIGITAL health portal, co-designed to meet the needs of women in the workplace, and their employers, is set to encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours in the office. The portal will pose as a one-stop-shop aimed at improving diet, physical activity and wellbeing of preconception, pregnant and postpartum women. University of Tasmania PhD student in the Health and Social Care Unit …

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) …