Embedding obesity prevention within maternity care

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This seminar is hosted by the Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University.

Tuesday 02 May 2023 12:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Stacey Hokke or Charlie Benzie, Judith Lumley Centre, La Trobe University
s.hokke@latrobe.edu.au; cbenzie@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Associate Professor Susan de Jersey, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, University of Queensland
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Join via Zoom:   https://latrobe.zoom.us/j/81730285814

Embedding obesity prevention within maternity care. A ten-year journey of knowledge creation and translation research in practice

Associate Professor Susan de Jersey is Metro North Health (Brisbane) Clinician Researcher, an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Credentialled Diabetes Educator, and clinical leader in maternal nutrition, combining clinical leadership and care delivery with research and supervision. Susan is passionate about the role women play in nurturing themselves and future generations through good health. With a desire to prevent chronic disease at important life stages her team focus on nutrition care for women during the reproductive years, ensuring women get access to wholistic care and the support they need during this window of opportunity to reduce the risk of poor health for themselves and their baby.

Susan has a national reputation as an expert and leader in maternal health, particularly nutrition care delivery and capacity building of clinicians. She is a leader to a team of dietitians working in antenatal care across Metro North Health, and advises on preventive health nutrition, physical activity and body weight support within the first 2000 days of life. Susan has been providing care to pregnant women and their families at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for over 17 years. She leads a research team to generate new knowledge and use implementation science principles to guide and evaluate changes to routine care that supports women to access evidence informed, person centred care for a healthy pregnancy and optimise offspring outcomes.

The Judith Lumley Centre lunchtime seminars are free and open to all.  Held on the first Wednesday of every month from February to December. These seminars showcase the work of national and international academics/researchers.

Find out more about the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Judith Lumley Centre




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