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Honorary Research Fellow

MB BS, FRACP (paeds), PhD, DCH

A/Professor Huang (MBBS, FRACP, PhD, DCH) is a paediatric physician and leading clinical researcher in early antecedents of cardiometabolic disease. Her work investigates pathogenesis of cardiovascular and related metabolic disease, with emphasis on their origins in pregnancy and early childhood. She completed her PhD in 2010, investigating the role of early life precursors on adolescent cardio-metabolic risk.  She holds an associate professorship at Telethon Kids Institute/UWA.  She currently leads the Australian arm of the EU “Early-life stressors and LifeCycle health” and led the NHMRC project "A two generation population study of obesity epigenetics".

Dr Huang's research focuses on understanding the early origins of human disease particularly in reference to obesity and related cardiovascular risk factors. A/Professor Huang has had continuous financial support in the role of chief investigator from the NHMRC since 2011 amounting to over $3.5 million to date and is supported by a NHMRC fellowship.  She has worked as a paediatric consultant in the paediatric obesity clinic in the department of Endocrinology at Princess Margaret Hospital, now Perth Children’s hospital since 2010.