Survive and Thrive: Health and Nutrition of Children and Adolescents
This HDA award recognises and celebrates excellence of research achievement by women working in the field of developmental health and to raise awareness of and support career development for women mid-career researchers.
This presentation will focus on children and adolescents as these are the foundational years of health and development, and they are the parents of the future generation. Investing in their health have significant flow-on effects for longer-term outcomes particularly in those groups bearing the highest-burden of disadvantage and poor health outcomes.
Dr Zohra Lassi, NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow, Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide
Dr Zohra Lassi is a trained Epidemiologist recognised internationally for her identifying interventions to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health & nutrition in disadvantaged settings by advancing knowledge in public health practice and translation into global health policies and guidelines. Her work has been recognised through numerous national and international awards including the NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship, and the 2021 Episteme Laureate Award from the Sigma Global Excellence.
Dr Jenny Fereday (HDA Ambassador), Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery, Adjunct A/Professor, Women’s and Children’s Health Network.