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.

Body Positive Birth Alliance

The Body Positive Birth Alliance brings together a collective of consumers, clinicians, researchers, advocates and professional groups with the joint aim of challenging weight-centric maternity care, and directly addressing both unconscious and conscious weight stigma and discrimination. Click here for more information.

Australian Anti-racism in Perinatal Practice (AAPP) Alliance

An Aboriginal-led initiative, the Australian Anti-Racism in Perinatal Practice (AAPP) Alliance is a group comprising First Nations and non-Indigenous academic and industry experts with an interest in generating knowledge and action to improve First Nations women’s experiences and outcomes within the perinatal sector in Australia. Click here for more information.

HiPPP EMR-C International

The International Health in Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Early- and Mid- Career Researcher Collective (HiPPP EMR-C International) unites collectives worldwide that are specifically for postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers, clinicians and policy makers who are up to 15 years post-highest degree (excluding disruptions), as well as their mentors. The Collective's purpose is improving the health of women and their partners before, during and after pregnancy (postpartum). HiPPP EMR-C International includes three collectives to date and hosts an annual conference. Click here for more information.

Preconception Health Network (PCHN)

The Preconception Health Network (PCHN) 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. 

Growing Queer Families Alliance

The Growing Queer Families Alliance was established in 2021 to ensure that CRE HiPP is inclusive of all women and people who experience pregnancy. The Alliance's goal is to co-design evidence-based information, supports and resources for, and with, the LGBTIQA+ community. Click here to get involved or find out more. 

CHIRP Consumer Group

Cardiometabolic Health Implementation Research for Postpartum mothers (CHIRP) is a group of Monash University researchers interested in improving the health and wellbeing of mothers with young children. Their overarching goal is to prevent long-term lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and heart disease in women. The CHIRP Consumer Group builds consultation with mothers with young children in order to develop health programs or interventions that meet their needs. Click here to get involved or find out more.

Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI)

The Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI) is a joint initiative between The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre and seven National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centres of Research Excellence, including CRE HiPP. Through CERI these organisations work together to find alignment in the policy and practice implications of their work and research, and to develop shared advocacy for prevention. Click here for more information.

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.