September 2020

Professor Louise Baur awarded the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Howard Williams Medal

Congratulations to Professor Louise Baur who was recently awarded the Howards Williams Medal for her outstanding contribution to improving the health of children and young people in Australia and New...

NEWS - Professor Lisa Askie new position at WHO Geneva

Professor Askie has the position of Methods Scientist, a newly created role within the division of the Chief Scientist.  In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing and improving the...

NEW PAPER – Longer term effectiveness of the Melbourne INFANT intervention

A new paper is out on the long-term outcomes of the Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (INFANT).  INFANT was one of the first interventions to improve health behaviours and...

POLICY - World Obesity Federation policy brief on obesity and COVID-19

The World Obesity Federation, in consultation with a range of national and regional obesity groups, released a policy brief in late August 2020.  The brief presents compelling evidence on the...

Commentary – The future of chronic disease prevention research

How can researchers respond to the national and global challenge of chronic disease? A review by the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre revealed the major trends and implications for chronic...

BLOG – Promoting optimal early years nutrition among Chinese Australian mothers

You may be familiar with the news reporting infant formula shortages due to stockpiling by Chinese shoppers for reselling in China.  These unfortunate incidents may have contributed to a...

NEWS - Healthy Beginnings team wins MRFF grant to bring the program online

Congratulations to Associate Professor Li Ming Wen, Professor Louise Baur and Dr Sarah Taki who were awarded $670,000 from the Medical Future Research Fund (MRFF).   The funding will enable the...

NEWS - New Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact (CERI)

Established in June 2020, this novel initiative brings together some of Australia�s leading prevention researchers to develop shared narratives, work together to translate new knowledge, and support...