Dr Rebecca Hodder

University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia


Dr Rebecca Hodder is a NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow at the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle, and a Program Manager at Hunter New England Population Health. Dr Hodder has over 10 years’ experience in the implementation and evaluation of large-scale health promotion programs addressing key risk factors for non-communicable chronic diseases in community settings, such as schools and hospitals. She was Research and Evaluation Manager on Australia’s largest childhood obesity trial, Good for Kids. Good for Life which has been awarded multiple awards including the National Preventive Health Agency Research Translation Awards and is the basis of current NSW child obesity policy.  Dr Hodder has extensive expertise in systematic reviews (28 of her publications relate to systematic reviews) and is an international leader in the generation of living evidence and leads the first Cochrane living systematic review which utilises Cochrane Collaboration ‘next generation’ evidence systems.

Research Interest

Dr Rebecca Hodder is currently investigating the international and national evidence-practice gaps in schools-based chronic disease prevention targeting healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use.

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Role in NCOIS

Dr Hodder is the Research Lead for work looking at identifying implmentation gaps and priorities in school settings, conducting a review of effective interventions in sporting clubs and identifying effective implementation strategies.

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