Knowledge Synthesis Hub

Welcome to the CRE HiPP Knowledge Synthesis Hub

CRE HiPP will generate vast new knowledge and consolidate existing knowledge via quantitative and qualitative methodologies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses, and audits of current guidelines and best practice across each of the Research Streams and the Research Theme.

This knowledge will be presented as evidence summaries, lay fact sheets of our guidelines and published peer reviewed papers, and will be centralised here in the Knowledge Synthesis Hub.

Brokering Innovation Through Evidence (BITE)
Bite-sized summaries of research in preconception, pregnancy and postpartum health, supported by CRE HiPP

The importance of a healthy lifestyle postpartum

Maureen Makama & Dr Siew Lim , CRE HiPP Researchers

Women of reproductive age are at an increased risk of obesity due to pregnancy-related weight gain, which has adverse consequences for both mother and child. This study describes the barriers and facilitators to a healthy lifestyle in the first two years postpartum, from the perspective of women and healthcare providers.

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Promoting healthy lifestyles in the workplace for women of reproductive age

Seonad Madden, CRE HiPP Research Assistant

Workplaces have the capacity to reach large numbers of women during the preconception and pregnancy life phases. This study explores the barriers and enablers to healthy lifestyle behaviours and wellbeing of working women during these periods, and potential workplace interventions.

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Do children of mothers who had metabolic syndrome in pregnancy have shorter telomeres than children of mothers without?

Dr Jessica Grieger, HiPPP EMR-C Early Career Researcher

This study aimed to determine whether metabolic syndrome, a clustering of cardiovascular risk factors, in pregnancy associates with child telomere length, anthropometry, and blood pressure at 10 years of age.

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Creating a National Picture of Preconception Health

Dr Danielle Schoenaker, HiPPP EMR-C Social Media Lead

The health, behaviours and circumstances people live in before becoming pregnant (preconception health) impact the lifelong health of women and men and that of any children they may have. To improve people’s preconception health and reduce inequalities, we need to plan and advocate for programmes and services that meet people’s needs.

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Weight Management Across Preconception, Pregnancy & Postpartum - how informative are clinical practice guidelines?

Dr Cheryce Harrison, CRE HiPP Senior Research Fellow

Women are a vulnerable population for weight gain, with increased barriers to healthy lifestyle behaviours during preconception, pregnancy and postpartum and require specific, high-quality healthcare support for weight management.

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Can a computer-generated health professional provide women with preconception health advice?

Dr Ruth Walker, CRE HiPP Research Fellow

A computer generated health professional or ‘virtual patient advocate’ called ‘Gabby’ improved the preconception lifestyle behaviours of African American women. This study assessed potential of the Gabby system in preconception women living in Australia.

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