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Dr Filippe Oliveira is an early career academic with teaching experience in Australia and overseas. He convenes a large undergraduate unit (BME3082 - Fetal and Neonatal Development) which is consistently ranked 'Outstanding' and in the top 9% of units at Monash University. He also teaches in postgraduate units in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In 2017, Filippe played a major role in launching a suite of accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for healthcare providers, a program that he now coordinates. He engages with medical industry partners and professional associations to promote health education and clinical skills in Australia and overseas. Filippe's excellence in education has been recognised by the following teaching awards:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Citations For Outstanding Contributions To Student Learning - Monash University
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education - Monash Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Excellence in Teaching - School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

During Filippe's Master of Science (MSc) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees, he investigated the physiological and metabolic outcomes of fetal programming by diet and exercise (Filippe Falcao-Tebas for publications). Two of his first- and corresponding-author papers were selected as 'Editor's Choice' and highlighted in separately commissioned 'Perspective Articles' in the Journal of Physiology. He is regularly invited to review papers for high-impact journals in the fields of physiology, metabolism, diabetes, exercise, nutrition and developmental programming (Publons). Filippe's main research interests are in how environmental exposures early in life play a role in the fetal-placental development and affect the risk of cardiometabolic diseases in adulthood.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, Hudson Institute of Medical Research

2017 → …

Research area keywords

  • Pregnancy
  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Physiology
  • Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD)
  • Fetal programming
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolic diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Early intervention

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