Professor Skouteris is the Monash Warwick Alliance Joint Professor of Healthcare Improvement and Implementation Science at Monash University. She will be focused on establishing long term collaborative research and education/training programs in healthcare improvement, implementation science/health services research, working with colleagues from MCHRI, Monash, Warwick, Monash partners and beyond.
Professor Skouteris has joined Monash University from Deakin University where she was appointed as a research fellow on a NHMRC Capacity Building grant in childhood obesity prevention. Since 2010 she has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers and has led 2 ARC Discovery Grants, 2 ARC Linkage Grants, 1 NHMRC Project Grant and has co-led >$5.5M of research grants (Category 1-3).
Professor Skouteris has a strong track record in longitudinal multi-factorial research, randomized controlled trials, implementation research, and higher degree research supervision (21 completions in the last 5 years). Her research since 2010 has predominantly focused on building active 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 in the community 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.