Professor Karen Campbell
Principal Investigator (PI)
Karen is a Professor of Population Nutrition at IPAN. She has expertise in the areas of child and maternal obesity prevention and the design and evaluation of complex interventions. These include interventions to: promote healthy eating and active play from birth; reduce children’s sodium intake; and to promote healthy gestational weight outcomes. Public health utility is a key feature of all intervention design, as demonstrated by the state funded (Victoria) small-scale translation of the first of her RCT trialled interventions into the community. Karen now leads the state-wide scale up of this programme across Victoria in collaboration with 10 practice and policy partners funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Grant. Her role in Bump2Baby and Me is to provide expert input into app content related to infant obesity risk behaviours.