• 0 Citations
  • 0 h-Index

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


BSc (Hons), MPH, PhD

Associate Professor Seema Mihrshahi is a nutritional epidemiologist and public health researcher and joined the Department of Health Systems and Populations in March 2020. Her research spans both ends of the malnutrition spectrum, addressing undernutrition and overnutrition in children and focuses on population-based approaches for the promotion of healthy weight, effective monitoring and surveillance strategies, and approaches to improve healthy eating.

Seema has a background in global health, women’s and children’s health and public health nutrition. She completed her PhD in 2008 on early infant feeding and its associations with diarrhoeal disease and acute respiratory infections in developing countries and she undertook fieldwork for her PhD in Bangladesh. Seema has since participated in research in a variety of contexts and in public health projects in Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines, assessing childhood undernutrition and feeding practices and micronutrient deficiencies in women and children. She has developed, implemented and evaluated a number of large research trials related to preventing undernutrition and improving infant and young child feeding.

She has over 90 publications and has been awarded over $6 million in research grants. Seema is currently a chief investigator on the TOPCHILD collaboration, funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, which aims to bring together researchers from around the world to transform the thinking and practices around early childhood obesity prevention. She also works closely with researchers at the Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood. She holds Honorary/ Affiliate titles at the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney.

Research student supervision

Current research students: 

Bindi Borg PhD candidate (University of Sydney)

Abby Smith PhD candidate (University of Sydney) 

Mahalakshmi Ekambareshwar PhD candidate (University of Sydney)

Putu Novi Arfirsta Dharmayani MPH Research candidate (Macquarie University)


Determinants of Health

Introduction to Epidemiology and Biostatistics

MPH Research

Research interests

Childhood obesity, epidemiology, food insecurity, health promotion, infant and young child feeding, nutrition, public health, social determinants of health, sustainable food systems

Education/Academic qualification

Curtin University

The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

External positions

Research Affiliate

Research Affiliate

Honorary Senior Research Fellow

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Seema Mihrshahi is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • 1 Similar Profiles

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output

  • 20 Article
  • 1 Website contribution

Implementation of an early childhood healthy eating and physical activity program in New South Wales, Australia: Munch & Move

Green, A. M., Mihrshahi, S., Innes-Hughes, C., O'Hara, B. J., McGill, B. & Rissel, C., 21 Feb 2020, In : Frontiers in Public Health. 8, p. 1-9 9 p., 34.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
  • Interventions commenced by early infancy to prevent childhood obesity-The EPOCH Collaboration: an individual participant data prospective meta-analysis of four randomized controlled trials

    Askie, L. M., Espinoza, D., Martin, A., Daniels, L. A., Mihrshahi, S., Taylor, R., Wen, L. M., Campbell, K., Hesketh, K. D., Rissel, C., Taylor, B., Magarey, A., Seidler, A. L., Hunter, K. E. & Baur, L. A., Jun 2020, In : Pediatric Obesity. 15, 6, p. 1-10 10 p., e12618.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Settings based approaches in children and adolescents

    Mihrshahi, S. & Baur, L. A., 2020, Obesity Evidence Hub.

    Macquarie University

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationWebsite contributionResearch

    Open Access
  • Understanding, comparing and learning from the four EPOCH early childhood obesity prevention interventions: a multi-methods study

    Seidler, A. L., Hunter, K. E., Johnson, B. J., Ekambareshwar, M., Taki, S., Mauch, C. E., Mihrshahi, S., Askie, L., Campbell, K. J., Daniels, L., Taylor, R. W., Wen, L. M., Byrne, R., Lawrence, J., Perlstein, R., Wardle, K. & Golley, R. K., 15 Jun 2020, In : Pediatric Obesity. 15 p., e12679.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Cross-sectional changes in weight status and weight related behaviors among Australian children and Australian Indigenous children between 2010 and 2015

    Hardy, L. L., MacNiven, R., Esgin, T. & Mihrshahi, S., 9 Jul 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 7, p. 1-13 13 p., e0211249.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access