Cheryce Harrison

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20082021

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Biography

Dr Cheryce Harrison is a Senior Research Fellow and co-lead of the Healthy Lifestyle Stream at the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. She has a PhD in women's reproductive health with a background in exercise physiology. Her research interests include weight gain prevention in young, reproductive aged women across preconception, pregnancy and postpartum. Research to date has focused on developing and leading a program of research and translation of healthy lifestyle interventions that are effective, low-intensity, cost effective and reduce complications. With expertise in implementation research and influence across policy and practice, she has a broad aim of optimising lifestyle as an effective strategy for obesity prevention relevant to all women, across all phases of reproduction, with impact at individual, community and population levels.

She has expertise in translation at scale in both public (Monash Health, Western Health and Royal Hobart Hospital) and private healthcare settings (Medibank Private). International reach includes adaptation in Asia, via the Global Alliance on Chronic Disease and in Europe, via the Impact Diabetes Bump2Baby Consortium.  She has experience in Australian Government engagement and policy development, contribution to National evidence-based guidelines, epidemiological research, clinical trial design and management and mechanistic exercise intervention studies.

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