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Louise Baur AM FAAHMS is Professor and Head of Child Health & Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney and Head of The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School. She is a consultant paediatrician at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead where she is an active member – and former Head of Weight Management Services, a multidisciplinary clinical service for young people with obesity. Louise is also Co-Chair of the World Obesity Federation Health Services Committee.

Louise is Director of the Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood. She has made research contributions to the prevention of obesity; the impact of food marketing to children and young people; the antecedents of obesity and the metabolic syndrome in young people; the complications of obesity; the management of obesity and related disorders in a variety of clinical settings; and the measurement of body composition, dietary intake & physical activity in young people.

In 2014, Louise became a Founding Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health & Medical Sciences, Australia’s newest learned Academy. In 2010, Louise was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) “for service to medicine, particularly in the field of paediatric obesity as a researcher and academic, and to the community through support for a range of children’s charities”.

Louise will contribute primarily to Stream 2 research.

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