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 May 2019

The CRE-EPOCH brings together researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from Australia, New Zealand and England to work collaboratively on approaches to prevention of obesity in children aged 0 to 5 years. For further details, please see our website:

Congratulations - Professor Marj Moodie

Deakin University recently conferred the title of Alfred Deakin Professor upon Professor Marj Moodie for her outstanding and sustained contribution to furthering the University’s research and scholarship in the field of health economics.

Congratulations Marj for this prestigious award!


Professor Moodie with Professor Jane den Hollander,   
Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University   
International Union of Health Promotion and Education -  Rotorua, New Zealand, April 7-11, 2019
CRE EPOCH colleagues:  Ms Sarah Marshall, Dr Seema Mihrshahi, Dr Sarah Taki, and Professor Li Ming Wen
attended the IUHPE World Health Promotion Conference.
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Associations between parents' screen time and children's weight status
One of our EPOCH Early - Mid Career Researchers Widjane Goncalves has led some very interesting work in Brazil investigating the relationships between parents' screen time and their children's weight status.  Her study found parental screen time on weekdays and weekend days was positively and significantly associated with child screen time.  There was also a significant positive relationship between childrens' screen time on weekend and childrens' weight status.  The findings of this study suggest that intervention programs in Brazil should educate parents about the importance of limiting their own screen time, acting as a positive role model for their child
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Socioeconomic inequalities in obesity:  Modelling future trends in Australia
Members of our wonderful Health Economics Team (Stream 3) have recently published information about a new model to predict future socioeconomic inequalities in obesity using microsimulation modelling.  Their work was able to predict future obesity and severe obesity for different birth cohorts, born 10 years apart.
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Funding Sources

The Centre for Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH) is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC ID:APP1001675) from 2016-2020.

Additional funding to support the CRE - EPOCH  comes from the following agencies:
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of South Australia
  • The University of Sydney
  • Sydney Local Health District (NSW Health)
  • NSW Ministry of Health
We would like to thank them for their contributions.
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Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood
Prevention Research Collaboration
Level 6, Charles Perkins Centre (D17)
University of Sydney  NSW  2006

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