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Dr Jenny Veitch
NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
+61 3 925 17723
Role and profile
Dr Jenny Veitch is a National Heart Foundation of Australia funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN), within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She works part-time at 0.6 (EFT) and currently holds a four year fellowship (2009-2012). Dr Veitch is an active researcher in understanding and influencing physical activity and sedentary behaviour in populations, in particular children and families.
Associate supervisor for 1 PhD student
Dr Veitch’s postdoctoral research involves investigating how the neighbourhood social and physical environment is associated with children’s physical activity, sedentary behaviour and overweight and obesity. She has a particular research focus on the neighbourhood physical environment and how features and design of places such as public open spaces may promote opportunities for physical activity. Her recent research has involved qualitative studies with children and families who have demonstrated “resilience” to unhealthy behaviours, as well as quantitative studies including observational studies, park audits, and a natural experiment involving a local neighbourhood park.
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