Research team

Early childhood obesity


What makes this research so innovative is the focus it places on the very first phase of life, from pregnancy to the first two years of the child’s life, and the multidimensional approach taken to the mother-child unit. Consequently, the approach is strongly interdisciplinary, involving experts in the fields of midwifery, medicine, care, nutrition, psychology, biomedical science and IT.

Research Team. Expertise.

Project management
  • Moenie van der Kleyn, MPH, Head of the Institute of Midwifery
  • FH-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Erwin Zinser, Institute of Information Management
Project assistant
  • Claudia Doliner, Office Manager, Institute of Midwifery
Study coordinator
  • Dr. Susan Fischer, Nutritionist, Institute of Midwifery
Drink volume and growth
  • Regina Böhm, BSc, Midwife, Institute of Midwifery
  • Kathrin Kroneis, BSc, Midwife, Institute of Midwifery
  • Dr. Eva Petz, Medical Doctor
Nutritional status
  • Raphaela Gruber, BSc MSc, Nutritionist, Institute of Dietetics and Nutrition
Satiety signals
  • DI (FH) Anika Kronberger, Information and Exhibition Designer, Institute of Design & Communication
  • DI Jochen Martin, Computer Scientist, Institute of Design & Communication
  • Bozana Budimir, Laboratory Technician, Institute of Biomedical Science
  • Dr. Lidija Hofmann, Biologist, Institute of Biomedical Science
  • Cornelia Pipper; MSc, Institute of Midwifery