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Professor Barry Taylor (Group leader)

Barry TaylorProfessor Barry Taylor is the Dean of the Dunedin School of Medicine and leader of the Obesity Research Group at the Department of Women's and Children's Health.

His two main research areas are:

  • The use of "big data" to answer questions about child health
  • Prevention and management of unhealthy child weight gain

Other areas of interest include Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy ( SUDI ), Sleep disorders, and diabetes.

Current studies

Key staff

Postgraduate students


  • Philippa Carter PhD
  • Anna Dawson PhD
  • His-Yu (Manson) Ku BMedSc(Hons)
  • Michelle McGrath MSc
  • Chris Moir PhD
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