SUCCEED: A Novel Consensus Framework for Children Who Require Tube Feeding

April 21, 2022 3:45 pm

The SUCCEED Child Feeding Alliance is a group of Australian families, clinicians and researchers working to improve the lives of children with paediatric feeding disorder. This talk presents our consensus framework for Paediatric Feeding Disorder requiring Tube Feeding (PFD-T) and the progress we have made over the past four years. Visit for a preview of our work to date.

Learning Objectives
Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the elements of the proposed PFD-T research framework
  • Evaluate current work and future opportunities against the framework
  • Recommend next steps and opportunities for collaboration


  • Chris Elliot, B.Med (Hons) FRACP

    Dr Chris Elliot is a General and Developmental paediatrician in Sydney, Australia. He conceived of and co-leads the SUCCEED Child Feeding Alliance, an Australian collaboration formed in 2017 between families, clinicians and researchers all focused on children with paediatric feeding disorder, especially those children who require tube-feeding. Dr Elliot works in both the public and private sectors, is a popular author and teacher and sits on the board of the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.

    Financial Disclosures: Receiving an honorarium from Feeding Matters
    Non-Financial Disclosures: None

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  • Nick Hopwood, PhD

    Dr. Hopwood is Professor of Education at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) School of International Studies & Education, and Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). He has over a decade of experience researching services that support parents of young children, and has been a co-leader of the SUCCEED Study since its inception. In this study his role focuses on co-developing educational resources to improve health practices and help everyone in families with children who tube-feed thrive.

    Financial Disclosures: Nick receives a salary from University of Technology Sydney
    Non-Financial Disclosures: None

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  • Jessica Gowans

    Jessica is the parent of two incredible children, aged 8 and 5, who are tube-fed. Jess works as a Registered Psychologist in Sydney, Australia, with special interest in supporting Carer Mental Health. Jess is a co-founder and coordinator of a Sydney-based Parent/Carer/Consumer tube feeding support group.

    Financial Disclosures: None
    Non-Financial Disclosures: None

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