Professor, Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Sydney

Louise Baur is a consultant paediatrician at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, the main paediatric hospital in Sydney, where she is Director of Weight Management Services. She is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Pediatric obesity (formerly, Founding Editor-in-Chief). Among her various community roles, she is a Director of World Vision Australia and Advisor of the Obesity Research Chair, King Saud University (website listed above). In 2010, Louise Baur was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) "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"


  • 2004–present
    Professor, Discipline of Paediatrics & Child Health, University of Sydney


  • 1993 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 1988 
    Royal Australasian College of Physicians, FRACP
  • 1981 
    University of Sydney, MBBS(Hons)
  • 1979 
    University of Sydney, BSc(Med)