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Professor, Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, University of Sydney

Louise Baur is the Professor of Child & Adolescent Health at the University of Sydney where she is Head of The Children's Hospital at Westmead Clinical School. She is also a consultant paediatrician at The Children's Hospital at Westmead, the main paediatric hospital in Sydney, where she works particularly with children and young people with severe obesity and pre-diabetes. Among her various community roles, she is a Director of World Vision Australia. Louise Baur is also a Founding Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health & Medical Sciences and a member of the Academy's Council. 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)