National and Global Networks

CRE HiPP participates in a range of national and global research networks which share the common goal of promoting best practice in health promotion, lifestyle improvement and obesity prevention for women before, during and after pregnancy. Please find a list of our networks below.


The Health in Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Early- and Mid- Career Researcher Collective (HiPPP EMR-C) is 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 EMCRs. Click here to find out more.

Global HiPPP Alliance

The Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum (HiPPP) Global Alliance (the Alliance) was formed in response to the impact of overweight and obesity among women before, during and after pregnancy. The Alliance comprises international, multidisciplinary, expert stakeholders across consumer, community, government, private and public health services, workplaces and primary care, representing leading international academic bodies from five continents. Click here to find out more.

Preconception Health Network (PHN)

The Preconception Health Network (PHN) promotes best practice in preconception health promotion and care, by building collaboration and integration across the domains of research, policy, consumer engagement, health, social care and advocacy. The network is led by Associate Professor Jacqueline Boyle from Monash University, and Professor Kirsten Black from the University of Sydney. Click here to get involved or find out more.