Helen Skouteris is the Monash Warwick Alliance Professor of Health and Social Care Improvement and Implementation Science and Deputy Director, at the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, Monash University. Helen is focused on establishing long term collaborative reesarch and education/training programs in health and social care improvement, implementation science/health and community services research, working with colleagues from the Monash Centre for Health Research (where Helen is based), Monash University, Warwick University, Monash Partners, Community Service Organisations and beyond.
Helen has a strong track record in longitudinal multi-factorial research, randomised controlled trials, implementation research and higher degree research supervision. Her research since 2010 has predominantly focused on building agency/capacity in "the consumer' to make healthy lifestyle choices across preconception, pregnancy, preschool, and childhood, including adolescence, to reduce the burden of obesity. Her work has also been focused extensively on health, social service and educational sector improvement that translates to better health outcomes for children, young people, adults and families and is critical to transforming policy across these sectors.