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Dr Filippe Oliveira is an 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 national and local teaching awards:

  • Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - Universities Australia
  • Vice-Chancellor's Citation 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 papers for which he was both first and corresponding author were chosen as 'Editor's Choice' and featured in separately commissioned 'Perspective Articles' within the esteemed Journal of Physiology. These papers also received coverage in various news media outlets. He is regularly invited to review articles for high-impact journals in physiology, metabolism, diabetes, exercise, nutrition, and developmental programming (Publons), and consulted by journalists for his expertise within these fields. 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

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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