Professor Helen Skouteris
Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Professor Skouteris is a professor in Developmental Psychology and Associate Head of School, Research at Deakin University. She is an expert in developmental and health psychology, who was appointed to a 4-year NHMRC Obesity Prevention Capacity Building Research Fellow position (2008-2012) at Deakin University as of February 2008. Prior to this appointment, Helen was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University where she had been a member of academic staff since 1995. Helen’s main areas of research interest include: parental influences on pre-school weight gain; maternal psychopathology and its impact on childhood obesity; paternal psychopathology experience during pregnancy and the postpartum; social comparisons among primary-school aged children; prevention of excessive gestational and postpartum weight gain. Given their ongoing collaborative work over the last 5 years, Professor Jeannette Milgrom invited Helen to take up an Honorary Senior Research Fellow Position in Parent-Infant Research Institute at Austin Health as of May 2008.