Professor Louise Baur

Louise Baur AM is Professor in the Discipline of Paediatrics & Child Health (and also the Sydney School of Public Health) at the University of Sydney. She is also a consultant paediatrician and Head of Weight Management Services at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, the main paediatric institution in Sydney. She is also a Co-Director of the Prevention Research Collaboration based at the University of Sydney.

Louise Baur’s research interests include the prevention of childhood obesity, the antecedents of obesity and the metabolic syndrome in childhood, the complications of paediatric overweight and obesity and the effective management of obesity and related disorders in a variety of clinical settings.

Louise is on the Editorial Board of Pediatric Obesity (and was its Founding Editor-in-Chief from 2005-2010), and is a Founding Director of the Australasian Child & Adolescent Obesity Research Network, established in 2002.

In 2010 Louise Baur was made a Member of the Order of Australia “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”.