Luminaries driving change: S/Prof Anthony (Tony) Okely
Anthony (Tony) Okely is a Senior Professor in the Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and Director of Research at Early Start at UOW. Tony’s research focuses on movement behaviours (physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep) in children. He is the 7th most published researcher in the world on physical activity and children.
The two of us: Elisabeth Duursma & Kristen Burriel
Kristen Burriel is a senior social work clinician and relationship therapist, working with people with mental illness. She is also completing her PhD. Her supervisor is Dr Elisabeth Duursma from the School of Education & Early Start Research. Her research interests focus on the role of fathers in the lives of young children and the impact father involvement has on child language and development.
Moving research guidelines
Through the creation of an international database and the application of innovative analytics Dr Dylan Cliff, Associate Professor Janette Green and an international team of experts are collaborating to determine the optimal daily balance of movement behaviours that young children need to best support their development, well-being and learning outcomes.