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Dr Vidanka Vasilevski is a Research Fellow in the Deakin University School of Nursing and Midwifery and Western Health partnership. Vidanka has a PhD in neuropsychology and research experience in a range of health areas. She has a growing track record in pregnancy and women’s health research with a focus on improving pregnancy outcomes of women experiencing disadvantage, and women with obesity. Vidanka plays a key role in a broader research group aimed at reducing the rates of neurodevelopmental vulnerability in children experiencing disadvantage by identifying potential drivers for these outcomes during pregnancy. Through this work she has successfully engaged with health organisations and community services that are keen to improve the outcomes of women, children, and families. Vidanka’s research on maternity service improvement has led to actioned changes in the delivery of care in maternity settings at local and national levels.