March 2020

EPOCH CRE work profiled on World Obesity Day

Some of our recent work on the impact of early education and support programs for parents was profiled by the University of Sydney on World Obesity Day, Wednesday 4th March. Read more.

Very early parent-focused intervention reduces BMI z scores, improves feeding practices and sedentary behaviour at 2 years

We are excited to announce publication in Pediatric Obesity of the Prospective Meta-Analysis (EPOCH-PMA), combining individual participant data from four early childhood obesity prevention trials &nbs...

Promoting Healthy Infant Growth to Australian GPs

Supporting GPs in best practice infant feeding Professor Elizabeth Denney-Wilson delivered a two series webinar promoting healthy growth in infants 0-2 to over 400 GPs in Australia.  The record...

Obesity is related to lower Health-Related Quality of Life in children and adolescents

Using data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, lead author and PhD candidate, Anagha Killedar, presents strong evidence on how demographic factors affect the relationship between...

National Obesity Strategy Submission

EPOCH Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) submitted feedback on the national obesity strategy stating the need to prioritise systemic and environmental factors in tackling the obesity epidemic in Aus...

Farewell Dr Seema Mihrshahi

Seema has played an integral role in connecting the EPOCH team and has directly contributed to the work being conducted by the various Streams and to the overall running of the EPOCH CRE with her...

Mid-career Fellowship - Dr Rachel Laws

Congratulations to EPOCH CRE Associate Investigator, Dr Rachel Laws, on being awarded a Faculty of Health Midcareer Fellowship from Deakin University.  The fellowship will support Rachel to do...