Staff profile - Jenny Veitch

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Dr Jenny Veitch

Position: Senior Research Fellow
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517723 +61 3 92517723
Email: jenny.veitch@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Affiliations

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine

Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society


Academic

Conferences and seminars

Veitch J, Ball K, Abbott, Crawford D, Salmon J. 2011. Neighbourhood parks and physical activity; a natural experiment (oral presentation). International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne, Australia. Veitch J, Hume C, Ball K, Crawford D, Salmon J. 2011. What helps children to be active? A qualitative exploration of resilience among children (oral presentation). International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne, Australia. Veitch J, Timperio A, Crawford D, Abbott G, Giles-Corti B, Salmon J. 2011. Is the neighbourhood environment associated with sedentary behaviour outside of school hours among children? (oral presentation). Heart Foundation Conference - Heart to Heart: from Access to Action, Melbourne, Australia. Veitch J, Salmon J, Timperio, A, Crawford D, Abbott G, Giles-Corti B. 2010. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between the neighbourhood environment and sedentary behaviours among children (oral presentation). The Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia. Veitch J, Salmon J, Timperio A, Crawford D, Abbott G, Giles-Corti B. 2010. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between the neighbourhood environment and sedentary behaviours among children: the CLAN study (oral presentation). International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Minneapolis, US. Veitch J, Salmon J, Ball K. 2010. Associations between features of local parks and playgrounds and childrens physical activity, sedentary behaviour and overweight and obesity (oral presentation). Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress, Melbourne, Australia. Veitch J, Salmon J, Ball K. 2008. Childrens use of outdoor spaces for active free-play (oral presentation). International Congress of Behavioural Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. Veitch J, Salmon J, Ball K. 2007. An investigation of childrens perceptions relating to the use of parks/playgrounds for active free-play (oral presentation). Parks Victoria Research Partners Conference, Melbourne, Australia. Veitch J, Salmon J, Ball K. 2006. Where do children play? A behavioural mapping study of childrens active free-play (oral presentation). International Congress of Behavioural Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand. Veitch J, Salmon J, Ball K. 2006. Where do children play? A behavioural mapping study of childrens active free-play (oral presentation). 7th International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities, Melbourne, Australia.

Awards

Awards and prizes

Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Influences of the neighbourhood physical and

social environment on childrens physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and overweight and obesity.

(2009-2012).



Heart Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship. An investigation of the influences on childrens active

free-play. (2006-2007).



Winner, Sport and Recreation Victoria, Research Award, October 2008



Winner, Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Doctoral Award of Distinction for the Most Outstanding Research, May 2008.



Parks Victoria Research Partners Conference Prize for excellent research to assist Parks Victoria, November 2007.




Research

Research projects

Reviewer of International Research Grants and manuscripts.

Member of local organising committee for the International Society for Behavioural

Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 Annual Meeting.



Conference chair at national and international conferences.

Reviewer of abstracts for national and international conferences.


Research interests

Dr Veitchs postdoctoral research involves investigating how the neighbourhood social and physical environment is associated with childrens 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.


Research page

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/admin/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=veitcje


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