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 …

“Serious societal shake-up” needed to prevent obesity in future generations

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Australian workplaces “must to do more” to meaningfully support women’s health during the pivotal reproductive years, Professor Helen Skouteris says. Prof Skouteris, Director of CRE HiPP, said a “serious societal shake-up” was required, for women to feel not only supported but empowered and equipped to lead healthier lifestyles before conceiving, during pregnancy and postpartum. Prof Skouteris’ comments come after recent …

Website to support research on women’s lifestyle health during preconception and pregnancy

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A NEW Australian research centre is pioneering research to support healthy lifestyle with women before and during pregnancy. The Centre of Research Excellence in Health in Preconception and Pregnancy (CRE HiPP) today launched its website, which will become a hub for research news, knowledge transfer and collaboration in its specialised field. Funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council …

Centre of Research Excellence to improve the lifestyle health of women during preconception and pregnancy

james@smoothdevelopments.com.au Uncategorised

Women’s lifestyle health over the pivotal reproductive stage is the focus of a new Australian research centre, determined to improve outcomes for women and their children. The Centre of Research Excellence in Health in Preconception and Pregnancy (CRE HiPP) is an innovative, passionate, multi-disciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, students and consumers determined to refine knowledge and implement tools to support women …

Inaugural HiPPP EMR-C Conference a great success

james@smoothdevelopments.com.au Uncategorised

THE inaugural Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Collective (HiPPP EMR-C) was held in early December 2020. Despite a year of much upheaval and uncertainty due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, the virtual conference signalled the strength and passion of its members to continue forward with their goals of collective action in maternal obesity prevention …

We need to talk about weight stigma

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Sitting on a shelf at the antenatal clinic desk was a folder with the label “big girls” – a file of all the current patients who were obese. “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, and in a healthcare setting,” Monash University researcher Dr Briony Hill said. Dr Hill, an NHMRC Early Career Fellow (2016-2021) in the area of preconception …