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Dr Kylie Hesketh
Senior Research Fellow
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
+61 3 924 46812
Role and profile
Dr Kylie Hesketh is a Research Fellow supported by a Career Development Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA). She is a member of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Her research is concerned with the epidemiology of childhood overweight, physical activity and sedentary behaviour, with a particular focus on prevention and early childhood (0-5 years).
Co-supervisor of 2 PhD students, 1 external PhD student and Honours students
Dr Hesketh’s research is primarily concerned with understanding the determinants of children’s weight status, physical activity and sedentary behaviour with an aim to preventing overweight and inactivity. As a NHFA Career Development Fellow, she is investigating strategies to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviours during early childhood to prevent obesity. She is currently conducting a large randomised controlled trial that aims to assist new parents to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours from infancy. She is also conducting a large longitudinal cohort study investigating determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviours during the transition from preschool to primary school.
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