Information related to research interest "Childhood overweight and obesity"
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Faculty of Health Sciences
Institute for Positive Psychology & Education
Taren Sanders is an early career researcher within the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education. Taren's current research interests centre on the physical activity of children and young people. In particular, Taren's research interests focus on understanding what determines physical activity behaviour, the health and well-being benefits of physical activity participation, and how measurements of physical activity can be improved. Additionally, Taren is interested in how different physical activity intensities impact on health and non-physical outcomes.
: 4704 (North Sydney) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Nat Sch Exercise Science
Geraldine Naughton is a Professor in Paediatric Exercise Science and Director of the Centre of Physical Activity Across the Lifespan, School of Exercise Science, at the Melbourne campus of the Australian Catholic University. Her research focuses of improving health improvements through physical activity, in young people. She has researched with a range of young populations from overweight and obese children to intensively training adolescents. She is currently a member of the Victorian State Government's Task Force on Sporting Injury Prevention.
: (03) 9953 3034 (Melbourne) : Geraldine.Naughton@acu.edu.au
Nat Sch Psychology
I am a Clinical, Health, Educational and Developmental Psychologist and an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at Australian Catholic University Melbourne. My primary areas of research include; (1) the role of psychology in understanding and treating eating, weight and body image concerns and their biopsychosocial comorbidities (e.g., diabetes, depression, stigma), (2) the role of parents in improving child behaviour and well being, and (3) promoting evidence-based practice and the generation of practice-based evidence in 'real-world' settings.
I am particularly interested in developing and/or evaluating evidence based interventions, conducting intervention trials (including efficacy, effectiveness, implementation) and evaluating the effectiveness of real-world treatment programs. I work closely with a range of hospital, community and private treatment services and have recently lead the establishment of the ACU Clinic for Health Eating and Weight to provide high quality low cost assessment, treatment and support for eating, weight and body image concerns and to facilitate clinical research in this area.
: 3662 (Melbourne) : Leah.Brennan@acu.edu.au