Dr Lisa Moran
The University of Adelaide
Research Field: Obesity, nutrition and women’s health
Dr Lisa Moran works on improving the health of overweight women, and reducing the associated risks of infertility, diabetes, heart disease and poor mental health. Over 50% of Australian women are overweight or obese, costing the Australian healthcare system an estimated $58 billion per year. By developing optimal obesity intervention methods for Australian women her research also result in a reduced risk of pregnancy complications, reduced side-effects of conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome and provides a foundation to secure a healthier future for newborn children.