Impact of pregnancy complications on breast milk, breastfeeding and infant outcomes

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A Judith Lumley Centre lunchtime seminar with Professor Mary Wlodek

Wednesday 03 March 2021 12:30 pm until Wednesday 03 March 2021 01:30 pm (Add to calendar)
Judith Lumley Centre
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Professor Mary Wlodek
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Mary Wlodek (BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD) is a Professor at The University of Melbourne and has appointments as Visiting Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National University of Singapore; Visiting Scientist, Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences (SICS), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A-STAR), Singapore; and as Adjunct Professor, University of Western Australia and Honorary Research Fellow, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), Australia.

Mary is a global leader in the field of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). She is renowned for her successful pre-clinical models that mimic human growth profiles, organ deficits and phenotypes observed in babies born from pregnancies complicated by growth restriction, GDM, obesity, stress and alcohol exposure. She uniquely identified the critical role of lactation and postnatal environment as being key to DOHaD disease programming. Since a sabbatical in 2018, Mary’s pre-clinical research and reputation enabled smooth and successful transition to human cohorts in Australia and Singapore. She leads/co-leads human lactation research exploring breastfeeding and breastmilk composition and production after pregnancy complications and implications for child growth and disease risk across six cohorts with national/international funding.

With a passion for mentoring and career development, Professor Wlodek has delivered numerous Career Development workshops nationally and internationally and through Wlodek Consulting is coaching small groups and individuals on achieving career success incorporating career-life balance.

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3 March 2021
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Judith Lumley Centre, School of Nursing and Midwifery, La Trobe University


The Judith Lumley Centre holds open lunchtime seminars on the first Wednesday of every month from February to December from 12.30 - 1.30 pm and also extra seminars at different times. These seminars showcase the work of national and international academics/researchers.
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