Grant success for Behavioural Epidemiology Group

The Behavioural Epidemiology Group within Deakin’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) has scored a perfect five in research grant applications.

Five members of the team applied for research fellowships and all were successful. The nationally competitive fellowships were awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA).

The recipients were:

  • Dr Verity Cleland – NHMRC Public Health (Postdoctoral) Fellowship ‘Understanding and promoting physical activity amongst socioeconomically disadvantaged women’.

  • Dr Kylie Hesketh – NHFA Australian Career Development Award
    ‘Promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviours during early childhood to prevent overweight’.

  • Dr Clare Hume – NHFA Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    ‘Influences on physical activity among children living in urban and rural areas’.

  • Dr Sarah McNaughton – NHFA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
    ‘Dietary patterns and diet quality in population health: developing the evidence-base for public health nutrition’.

  • Dr Jenny Veitch – NHFA Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
    ‘Influences of the neighbourhood physical and social environment on children’s physical activity, sedentary behaviour and overweight on obesity’.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

22nd July 2009