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Dr Nicky Ridgers
Discovery Early Career Researcher
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
+61 3 924 46718
Role and profile
Dr Nicky Ridgers is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She is an active researcher in children’s physical activity patterns and the factors that influence physical activity levels. She is also interested in measurement of physical activity using a range of objective monitors.
Supervisor of two PhD students.
Dr Ridgers’ current program of research is examining factors that influence children’s physical activity and sedentary behaviours. She is interested in the assessment of these behaviours, and how these behaviours are influenced by a range of factors. Dr Ridgers is also interested in children’s physical activity levels and play behaviours during school recess and lunchtime. She has conducted a longitudinal evaluation of the effect of a playground markings and physical structures intervention on children’s activity levels, and has developed an observation instrument to enable researchers to determine the behaviours in which children engage in a range of play contexts.
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