Obesity Research

Obesity is a major public health problem affecting a growing number of children from many countries, including Australia, and which is associated with a range of medical and psychosocial complications.

We study the causes and consequences of child and adolescent obesity with the aim of preventing future health problems associated with weight gain in the early years.

In close collaboration with researchers across Kids Research and others nationally and internationally, we study the causes of obesity, ways of preventing its occurrence, its metabolic complications, and treatment programs to manage children who develop obesity.

The Obesity Research Group is led by Professor Louise Baur. Enquiries can be directed to Office Manager Diane Hanlon: diane.hanlon@health.nsw.gov.au