Maternal obesity prevention: The Health in Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Collective

Briony Hill, Vanessa Shrewsbury, Heidi Bergmeier, Michelle Iriving, Jane Martin, Cate Bailey, Ruth Walker, Cheryce L. Harrison, Jenna L. Hollis, Sue-Anne Hunter, Michelle Kilpatrick, Siew Lim, Lisa J. Moran, Justine Salisbury, Danielle A. J. M. Schoenaker, Jane C. Willcox, Helen Skouteris

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There is a clear impetus for researchers to facilitate cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration to achieve collective action for maternal obesity prevention. Building early- and mid-career researchers’ capacity to sustainably develop collective action into the future is key. Therefore, the national Health in Preconception, Pregnancy, and Postpartum Early- and Mid-career Researcher Collective (HiPPP EMR-C) was formed. Here, we describe the aim, key goals and future directions of the HiPPP EMR-C. Guided by the Simplified Framework for Understanding Collective Action, we aim to build our capacity as researchers, form policy stakeholder relationships and focus on generating impact to optimise maternal and child health and well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 3 Feb 2021


  • capacity building
  • maternal
  • obesity
  • postpartum period
  • preconception care
  • pregnancy

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