PIFI working group

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Jane Scott
PIFI Director

Jane’s research interests are in public health nutrition and nutritional epidemiology and she is recognised internationally for her research into determinants of infant feeding practices. She has published widely in leading international journals, received competitive funding from the NHMRC, Healthway, the Wellcome Trust, the European Union, the Chief Scientists Office for Scotland, the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing and SA Health, and been an investigator on a number of longitudinal studies including the first and second Perth Infant Feeding Studies and the EU funded multi-centre INFABIO project. She was a technical writer on the 2012 edition of the NHMRC Infant Feeding Guidelines and she has served as a technical expert on projects for both the UN and WHO.
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Anita Jorgensen
PIFI Project manager

Anita is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 15 years of varied experience in the nutrition field including public health nutrition, private industry and university lecturing. She obtained her undergraduate (BSc Nutrition and Food Science) and postgraduate (Grad Dip Dietetics) nutrition degrees at Curtin University. Her areas of research interest include child and maternal nutrition and improving nutrition for other vulnerable groups.
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Becky White
BSc (Health Promotion), Grad Cert (International Health), PhD Candidate (Public Health)

Becky has a strong interest in the use of mobile health applications in health promotion interventions. The focus of her doctoral research is the Milk Man application, a breastfeeding application targeted at fathers. Becky has worked in Health Promotion for over 10 years in both government and NGO positions and more recently, has been involved in the development of a number of smartphone applications for health, including other breastfeeding applications such as the Feed Safe app.
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Annegret (Anna) Martin
BA (Public Health), Grad Dip (Public Health),PhD Candidate (Public Health)

Anna graduated from the University of Bremen, Germany with a Bachelor in Public Health in 2008 and completed her Graduate Diploma in Public Health in 2014 at Curtin University. She has worked as a Research Assistant in a number of child health research projects at the Telethon Kids Institute and the University of Western Australia, and is now completing her PhD as part of the PIFI team. Her research is focusing on psychosocial determinants of breastfeeding behaviour among parents.

PIFI management team

App development

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The Milk Man mobile applications used in the PIFI study were designed and built by Reach Health Promotion Innovations.
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