HiPPP EMR-C Australia

About


The Health in Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Collective (HiPPP EMR-C) was formed in Australia in 2019 by a national group of early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) and mentors who have united to meet the dual needs of collective action in maternal obesity prevention and capacity building in PhD students and EMCRs.

HiPPP EMR-C Australia is led by an active and diverse multidisciplinary team of EMCRs, with support and mentorship from leading experts in their respective fields, spanning research, practice, policy and advocacy.

We are collectively focused on improving maternal obesity and related outcomes through research that recognises both maternal and paternal wellbeing and impact on offspring outcomes.

Our purpose is to create opportunities for EMCRs to build capacity, form collaborations, transcend discipline and sector-based silos, and generate impact across research, policy and practice in the HiPPP field. We have developed a strategic plan and meet regularly to work towards achieving our purpose. We also offer a range of leadership, networking and mentoring opportunities, including hosting a yearly conference, to meet the needs of our members.

Our 2022 Strategic Plan is coming soon! For our latest updates, follow us on Twitter @HiPPP_EMR_C

We welcome new members, including expanding our diversity, and are broadening internationally. For more information on joining read our "Welcome to the Collective" brochure.

Becoming a member provides excellent opportunities to share your research through HiPPP showcases and the Annual HiPPP EMR-C International Conference.

It also enables you to apply for awards, engage in our mentoring and leadership roles, and take advantage of our networking and collaboration opportunities. Membership is free.

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Statement on Welcoming Indigenous Researchers and Members


HiPPP EMR-C Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, sea and community. HiPPP EMR-C Australia pays respects to their elders past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and acknowledges that sovereignty was never ceded.

HiPPP EMR-C Australia welcomes and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) and postgraduate students in the Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum (HiPPP) field, also senior researchers, clinicians or policymakers who are committed to providing mentorship in the HiPPP field. It is important to HiPPP EMR-C Australia that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples are afforded the same opportunity to be present and contribute to our activities including networking, collaboration, knowledge creation and exchange, mentoring and leadership skill development.

At HiPPP EMR-C Australia our members are committed to increasing our cultural understanding, our awareness, our knowledge and skills, so that our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and their families and communities, assists in creating research, policy and healthcare services that respectfully and effectively support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing needs during the reproductive years, for the benefit of current and future generations.

Meet the Collective

Leadership

Dr Briony Hill
Chair

Deputy Head of Health and Social Care Unit, Monash University

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Dr Heidi Bergmeier
Co-Chair

Health and Social Care Unit, Monash University

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Dr Vanessa Shrewsbury
Co-Chair

The University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute

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Dr Melanie Hayman
Building Stakeholder Relationships Stream Co-Lead

Appleton Institute, CQUniversity

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Dr Edwina Dorney
Building Stakeholder Relationships Stream Co-Lead

Sexual Health Medicine, University of Sydney

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Dr Siew Lim
Generating Impact Stream Co-Lead

Cardiometabolic Health Implementation Research in Postpartum women (CHIRP), Monash University

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Dr Caroline McGirr
Generating Impact Stream Co-Lead

TBA

Dr Rachael Taylor
Recruitment Co-Lead

School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

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Dr Nahal Habibi
Recruitment Co-Lead

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide

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Dr Danielle Schoenaker
Social Media Co-Lead

School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education, University of Southampton.

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Seonad Madden
Social Media Co-Lead

School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania

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Dr Amie Steel
Social Media Co-Lead

Australian Research Centre in Complementary & Integrative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney

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Dr Kaley Butten
Networking Co-Lead

Australian eHealth Research Centre, CSIRO

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Bonnie (Chivers) Brammall
Networking Co-Lead

Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation & Monash Health

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Dr Jenna Hollis
International Conference Co-Chair

School of Medicine and Public Health, The University of Newcastle

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Dr Megan Gow
International Conference Co-Chair

The University of Sydney Children's Hospital Westmead Clinical School

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Professor Helen Skouteris
Lead Mentor

Head of Health and Social Care Unit, Monash University

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Sue-Anne Hunter
Indigenous Lead

Yoorrook Justice Commission

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Kaylee Slater
PhD Network Coordinator

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, The University of Newcastle

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Lane Carrandi
Secretary

Health Services and Global Health Research, Monash University

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Rebecca Krispin
Media Advisor

CRE HiPP

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Publications and Grants


Celebrating HiPPP EMR-C Australia’s achievements, below you can find out more about the publications, grants and awards received by our members when collaborating with each other.

PUBLICATIONS

Our flagship publication, describing how we came about and our goals:
Hill, B., Shrewsbury, V., Bergmeier, H., Irving, M., Martin, J., Bailey, C., Walker, R., Harrison, C.L., Hollis, J.L., Hunter, S-A., Kilpatrick, M., Lim, S., Moran, L.J., Salisbury, J., Schoenaker, D.A.J.M., Willcox, J.C., Skouteris, H. (2021). Maternal obesity prevention: The Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Early- and Mid-career Researcher Collective. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 61 (2), 310-14. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13316

GRANTS

Congratulations to five HiPPP EMR-C Australia members who have been awarded grants under the CRE HiPP PhD Research Support Grant Scheme 2022-23: Taylor Guthrie, Kaylee Slater, Nishadi Withanage, Bonnie (Chivers) Brammall and Kerry Sutcliffe. The awardees will use these funds to support their research on various aspects of maternal lifestyle health during preconception and pregnancy. Click here for more details.

COLLABORATIVE GRANTS

CRE Mentoring:  Vanessa Shrewsbury, Konsita Kuswara and Briony Hill were accepted into the 2022 CRE HiPP ECR Mentoring Program. In this program, the 3 mentees work collectively towards their career aspirations under the mentorship of Professor Helen Skouteris.

CRE HiPP inaugural Early- and Mid-Career Researcher (EMCR) Small Grant Scheme recipients 2021:

Co-design & Establishment of the Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum Early Mid-career Researcher-Collective (HiPPP EMR-C) International Network. Chief Investigators: Dr Vanessa Shrewsbury (CIA), Dr Danielle Schoenaker (CIB), Dr Jenna Hollis (CIC), Dr Briony Hill (CID), Dr Heidi Bergmeier (CIE), Professor Shakila Thangaratinam (mentor).

Preconception health: starting the conversation early. Chief Investigators: Dr Ruth Walker (CIA), Associate Professor Jacqui Boyle (CIB & Mentor).

Improving the safety and credibility of digital healthy lifestyle APPS that target women during pregnancy: an evidence-based approach towards better regulation. Chief Investigators: Dr Melanie Hayman (CIA), Dr Cheryce Harrison (CIB), Associate Professor Jacqui Boyle (CIC and Mentor).