Women's and Children's Public Health

The research theme encompasses research fellows, students and staff with a variety of backgrounds including medicine (endocrinology, obstetrics, paediatrics and vascular medicine), basic science, psychology, dietetics, exercise physiology, nursing and health promotion. This program has a number of focus areas including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, healthy lifestyles, obesity prevention, and reproductive health, infertility, pregnancy health and gestational diabetes, menopause and child health.

Theme Lead

Professor Helena Teede is a clinician, academic and leader. She is an endocrinologist with a focus on women's metabolic and reproductive health through mechanistic, clinical, health services and public health research into practice and policy.

Women’s Reproductive and Metabolic Health Program

Led by Professor Helena Teede

Our research focuses on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Healthy Lifestyle and Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Postpartum (HIPPP), and Gestational Diabetics, Diabetes and Chronic Disease Prevention.


Women’s Public Health and Health Equity Program

Led by Associate Professor Jacqueline Boyle

We aim to lead research and translate new knowledge to understand and address key factors that underpin health inequalities in Australian women.


Healthy Lifestyle Program

Led by Associate Professor Lisa Moran and
Dr Cheryce Harrison

Our research focuses on nutrition and healthy lifestyle in reproductive aged women. Our program sits across conditions including Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), preconception, pregnancy, postpartum and perimenopause.


Children’s Public Health Program

Led by Professor Jim Buttery

Our research is in the area of paediatric epidemioliogy and child health informatics.


Early Menopause Research

Led by Clinical Associate Professor Amanda Vincent

Our research focuses on menopause in younger women.


Midwifery Program

Led by Professor Christine East

Our research focuses on the health of women before, during and after their pregnancies.