Journal article

Maternal obesity prevention: The Health in Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Collective

Briony Hill, Vanessa Shrewsbury, Heidi Bergmeier, Michelle Iriving, Jane Martin, Cate Bailey, Ruth Walker, Cheryce L Harrison, Jenna L Hollis, Sue-Anne Hunter, Michelle Kilpatrick, Siew Lim, Lisa J Moran, Justine Salisbury, Danielle AJM Schoenaker, Jane C Willcox, Helen Skouteris

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

There is a clear impetus for researchers to facilitate cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration to achieve collective action for maternal obesity prevention. Building early- and mid-career researchers' capacity to sustainably develop collective action into the future is key. Therefore, the national Health in Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Early- and Mid-career Researcher Collective (HiPPP EMR-C) was formed. Here, we describe the aim, key goals and future directions of the HiPPP EMR-C. Guided by the Simplified Framework for Understanding Collective Action, we aim to build our capacity as researchers, form policy stakeholder relationships and focus on generating impact to opt..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Government's Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)


Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the contribution of the HiPPP EMR-C members who are not listed as co-authors on this publication: Professor Andrew Hills, School of Health Sciences, College of Health and Medicine, University of Tasmania; Dr Erin Hoare, Food and Mood Centre, IMPACT, School of Medicine, Deakin University; Professor Helena Teede, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University and Monash Partners; Associate Professor Jacqueline Boyle, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University; Dr Katrina Moss, Centre for Longitudinal and Life Course Research, School of Public Health, University of Queensland; Dr Lisa Vincze, School of Allied Health Sciences and Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University; Dr Melanie Hayman, Physical Activity Research Group, Appleton Institute, CQUniversity; Dr Melinda Hutchesson, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, and Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle; Dr Rachael Taylor, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle; Dr Shamil Cooray, Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University and Diabetes Unit, Monash Health; Dr Susan De Jersey, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Metro North Hospital and Health Service and Centre for Clinical Research and Perinatal Research Centre, University of Queensland; and Dr Wai-Kwan Chislett, The George Institute for Global Health. Funding for this research was provided from the Australian Government's Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF; TABP-18-0001). The MRFF provides funding to support health and medical research and innovation, with the objective of improving the health and well-being of Australians. MRFF funding has been provided to The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre under the MRFF Boosting Preventive Health Research Program. Further information on the MRFF is available at . B.H. and S.L. were supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council fellowships. V.S. was supported by funding from the Rainbow Foundation and Hunter Medical Research Institute. C.B. was supported by the aforementioned MRFF grant. J.L.H. was supported by the Prevention Research Support Program, funded by the New South Wales Ministry of Health. M.K. was supported by funding from the Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation. L.J.M. was supported by a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship.