Improving Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

Calling global researchers interested in methodologies, collaboration and childhood obesity

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The NHMRC Centre of Excellence in Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH CRE) invites you to join their webinar on

Early prevention of childhood obesity - moving the field forward through collaboration

The TOPCHILD Collaboration unites researchers in early childhood obesity prevention worldwide and is leading the way in innovative knowledge synthesis methodologies in this field.

Who should attend this webinar? Researchers interested in next-generation systematic review methodologies, collaboration and childhood obesity prevention

Date and Time: Thursday, 17th December 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am AEDT

Topics covered:

  • advanced types of meta-analyses and methods to understand intervention components
  • findings from applying these methods with four EPOCH early childhood obesity prevention interventions, as well as learnings to consider when designing interventions in future
  • the TOPCHILD Collaboration taking these approaches to a global scale by bringing together 33 trials (including >35,000 participants), with additional trials currently being invited to join

Moderator: Professor Louise Baur, Director of EPOCH CRE.

This event will be recorded and the recording emailed to all who registered.


Anna Lene Seidler, Research Fellow, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney and Editor Cochrane Prospective Meta-Analysis Methods Group. Lene’s research focuses on collaborative methodologies to improve evidence synthesis. She is the chair of the TOPCHILD collaboration.

Dr Brittany Johnson, Postdoctoral Research Associate Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University, Adelaide Australia. Britt's research focuses on applying behaviour change theory to improve children's diet quality and health behaviours.

Kylie Hunter, Early Career Researcher, NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney and Editor Cochrane Prospective Meta-analysis Methods Group. Kylie's research expertise is in methods to improve the quality and transparency of research evidence via systematic reviews, meta-analyses and trial registration.

To Register click this link: Childhood obesity prevention: advancing the field through collaboration