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Dr Cheryce Harrison is a Research Fellow within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. She has a PhD in reproductive women's health with a background and honours degree in exercise physiology. Her research to date focuses on lifestyle intervention and weight gain prevention in high-risk groups of young women, including the development and delivery of a large clinical trial focusing on optimising weight gain during pregnancy in women at high-risk of gestational diabetes mellitus. Additional experience includes development and implementation of large clinical trials, clinical trial management and coordination, public health lifestyle interventions, exercise intervention studies, contribution to National evidence based guidelines, evidence synthesis and translational research.

Dr Harrison has several publications, presenting her work locally, nationally and internationally at conferences and also through the media and she has received international recognition as an early career researcher for her women's public health research. Recent awards include the 2012 Victorian Public Healthcare Award for Optimising the Health Status of Victorians as part of the Healthy Lifestyles (HeLP-her) team within the school. With a particular interest in lifestyle intervention incorporating physical activity, Dr Harrision has a broad aim of optimising healthy lifestyle change as an effective strategy for the prevention of chronic disease in women.

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Projects 2008 2022

Research Output 2008 2019

Commentary: Obesity and weight gain in pregnancy and postpartum: an evidence review of lifestyle interventions to inform maternal and child health policies

Skouteris, H., Teede, H. J., Thangaratinam, S., Bailey, C., Baxter, J., Bergmeier, H., Harrison, C., Hill, B., Jack, B., Jorgensen, L., Lim, S., Steegers, E. A. P., Stephenson, J. M., Walker, R., Redman, L. M. & Boyle, J., 26 Mar 2019, In : Frontiers in Endocrinology. 10, 3 p., 163.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialOtherpeer-review

Open Access

Diet quality in a weight gain prevention trial of reproductive aged women: A secondary analysis of a cluster randomized controlled trial

Martin, J. C., Moran, L. J., Teede, H. J., Ranasinha, S., Lombard, C. B. & Harrison, C. L., 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 1, 17 p., 49.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Exercise Recommendations for Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Is the Evidence Enough?

Stepto, N. K., Patten, R. K., Tassone, E. C., Misso, M. L., Brennan, L., Boyle, J., Boyle, R. A., Harrison, C. L., Hirschberg, A. L., Marsh, K., Moreno-Asso, A., Redman, L., Thondan, M., Wijeyaratne, C., Teede, H. J. & Moran, L. J., Aug 2019, In : Sports Medicine. 49, 8, p. 1143–1157 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Metabolic syndrome in polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review, meta-analysis and meta-regression

Lim, S. S., Kakoly, N. S., Tan, J. W. J., Fitzgerald, G., Bahri Khomami, M., Joham, A. E., Cooray, S. D., Misso, M. L., Norman, R. J., Harrison, C. L., Ranasinha, S., Teede, H. J. & Moran, L. J., Feb 2019, In : Obesity Reviews. 20, 2, p. 339-352 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Preconception Lifestyle and Weight-Related Behaviors by Maternal Body Mass Index: A Cross-Sectional Study of Pregnant Women

Lang, A. Y., Harrison, C. L. & Boyle, J. A., 31 Mar 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 4, 13 p., 759.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Nutrients (Journal)

Cheryce Harrison (Editor in chief)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility