Professor Karen Campbell

Professor of Population Nutrition, Deakin University

Karen is a Professor within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University.  Karen has a well-developed profile nationally and internationally for her work in the area of childhood obesity prevention; impacts of parenting and home environments on child lifestyle behaviours; and the design and evaluation of complex interventions. These randomised controlled trials include interventions to promote the development of healthy eating and active play from birth; interventions to reduce children’s sodium intake; and interventions that seek to promote healthy gestational weight outcomes.

Public health utility is a key feature of all intervention design as demonstrated by the state funded translation of the first of her interventions into the broader Victorian community.  Her training in nutrition, in health promotion and in public health, and her 33 year history of working across a range of multi-disciplinary environments, both as a service provider (dietitian, public health nutritionist, health educator) and as a researcher, enable her to bring an authoritative set of skills to the research/translation interface.

Karen Campbell is a Chief Investigator on the CRE and will contribute to the work of Streams 1 and 3.

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