Staff profile

Dr Claudia Strugnell

Position: Research Fellow
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health & Soc. Dev.
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 52278483 +61 3 52278483


Biography summary

Claudia Strugnell is a Reseach Fellow within the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University.  Claudia's research centres around the umbrella of child and adolescent obesity, with a particular focus on community-based interventions, physical activity, sedentary behaviour, body composition and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities.

Claudias PhD investigated the influences associated with physical activity, sedentary behaviour, overweight and obesity and abdominal obesity among a sample of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) adolescents in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia.


Teaching Interests

Claudia has been involved in teaching several units at the undergraduate and post-graduate level in the areas of obesity prevention, physical activity and nutritional assessment. In 2013, Claudia was the Honours Co-Course Leader in the School of Health and Social Development.


Research interests

Child and adolescent physical activity, sedentary behaviour and diet quality

Child and adolescent overweight and obesity and central obesity

Age-related changes in body composition and disease risk

Socio-cultural influences on physical activity and sedentary behaviour participation and dietary intake

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