Engaging Stakeholders in HiPPP research

Hear from some of our fantastic HiPPP leaders!

Curated by the HiPPP EMR-C Building Stakeholder Relationships Co-leads Edwina Dorney and Kaylee Slater, Our Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum (HiPPP) leaders share some of their best tips for engaging with stakeholders in this important area of research.

Our HiPPP Leaders


Mel Hayman

Associate Professor, Allied Health, CQ University
Years post PhD:5.4
Research Area:Physical activity / exercise during pregnancy/postpartum. I work to provide evidence-based guidance for women of all activity levels ranging from inactive to elite athletes through influencing policy and developing resources.
X Handle:@Mel_Hayman

Helen Skouteris

Monash Warwick Alliance Joint Professor of Health and Social Care Improvement and Implementation Science, Monash University
Years post PhD:25
Research Area:Developmental Psychology, Health and Social Care Improvement and Implementation Science
X Handle:@HSkouteris

Alison Venn

Professor, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Years post PhD:36
Research Area:Epidemiology mainly in relation to chronic disease and reproductive health.
Siew Lim

Siew Lim

Research Fellow and Accredited Practising Dietitian, Monash University
Years post PhD:5.4
Research Area:Postpartum/interconception health.
X Handle:@SiewLim9

Cate Nagle

Adjunct Professor of Nursing and Midwifery, James Cook University and Honorary Professor, Deakin University
Years post PhD:17
Research Area:Public Health Midwifery and Workforce.

Briony Hill

NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, Monash University
Years post PhD:8
Research Area:Weight stigma across preconception, pregnancy and postpartum taking a socio-ecological approach.
X Handle:@BrionyHill5

Andrew Hills

Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, University of Tasmania
Years post PhD:32
Research Area:Prevention and management of obesity (with a special interest in paediatrics and maternity).