Executive

 

 


 

Louise A. Baur

AM, MBBS, BSc(Med), PhD, FRACP, FAHMS

 

Background

Louise Baur is the Professor of Child & Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney and Head of Children’s Hospital Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney. She also has a conjoint position in the Sydney School of Public Health. In addition, Louise is a consultant paediatrician at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network where she is an active member – and former Head - of Weight Management Services, a multidisciplinary clinical service for children and adolescents with obesity.

 

In 2014 Louise became a Founding Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health & Medical Sciences, Australia’s newest learned Academy; she is a member of the Academy’s Council. In 2010 Louise was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) “for service to medicine, particularly in the field of paediatric obesity as a researcher and academic, and to the community through support for a range of children’s charities”.

 

Research Interests

Louise Baur has made research contributions to the prevention of obesity; the impact of food marketing to children; the antecedents of obesity and the metabolic syndrome in young people; the complications of obesity; the management of obesity and related disorders in a variety of clinical settings; and the measurement of body composition, dietary intake & physical activity in young people.

 

She has published extensively in many of these areas, and is a co-author of the Healthy Beginnings Trial, one of the included studies in Stream 1’s work-plan. She has an H-index (Google Scholar) of 66 (see: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=qiG4KbwAAAAJ&hl=en).

 

Role in the Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH CRE)

Louise Baur is the Director of the CRE and will contribute to the work of each of the four Streams of work.

 

Profile

http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/louise.baur.php


Karen Campbell

BSc (Nutn), Grad Dip Diet, Grad Dip Hlth Edn, MPH, PhD

 

Background

Karen is a Professor within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University.  She also Chairs units in public health nutrition and in obesity prevention with Deakin’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.

 

Research Interests

Karen has a well-developed profile nationally and internationally for her work in the area of childhood obesity prevention; impacts of parenting and home environments on child lifestyle behaviours; and the design and evaluation of complex interventions. These randomised controlled trials include interventions to promote the development of healthy eating and active play from birth; interventions to reduce children’s sodium intake; and interventions that seek to promote healthy gestational weight outcomes.

 

Public health utility is a key feature of all intervention design as demonstrated by the state funded translation of the first of her interventions into the broader Victorian community.  Her Training in nutrition, in health promotion and in public health, and her 33 year history of working across a range of multi-disciplinary environments, both as a service provider (dietitian, public health nutritionist, health educator) and as a researcher, enable her to bring an authoritative set of skills to the research/translation interface.

 

Karen publishes widely.  She has an H-index of 38 (see https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=0BOTEVoAAAAJ&cstart=80&pagesize=20)

 

Role in the Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH CRE)

Karen Campbell is the Deputy Director of the CRE and co-leads Stream 4 addressing translation of obesity prevention interventions to real world settings.  She is also a member of Streams 1 and 2.

 

Profile

https://www.deakin.edu.au/profiles/karen-campbell


 


Dr Seema Mihrshahi

BSc (Hons), MPH, PhD

 

Background

Seema has a background in public health nutrition and nutrition epidemiology. She is currently the research translation coordinator for the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood and based at the Prevention Research Collaboration at the University of Sydney.

          

Research Interests

Seema’s current research focuses on population-based approaches for the prevention of overweight and obesity in children, effective monitoring and surveillance strategies for overweight and obesity, and program evaluation. She has a keen interest in research translation, particularly implementing effective strategies to achieve optimal growth in early life. She has participated in various research projects with a focus on women’s and children’s health both within Australia and internationally.

 

Role in the Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH CRE)

She is currently the research translation coordinator and helps to facilitate partnerships, develop cross-disciplinary collaborations and design and implementing processes for knowledge synthesis, dissemination, exchange and application. She is also a Research Fellow within Stream 1: Analysing intervention trials to prevent childhood obesity

 

Profile

http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/seema.mihrshahi.php


Cathie Kiernan

Cathie is the Administrative Officer of The Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH) providing administrative support to Louise Baur and other members of the EPOCH CRE Investigators.