Combining chemistry and Aboriginal art

Artist and scientist Stephanie Beaupark is combining her two passions for her PhD research.

New podcast series goes behind the scenes of research into Australia’s natural and cultural history

The seven-episode series includes interviews with seven CABAH researchers, a centre based at UOW.

The future of Port Kembla

An historical and geographical interdisciplinary project


The four of us: Kar-Hau Chong, Anthony Okely, Anne-Maree Parrish and Dylan Cliff

Kar-Hau Chong, a trained nutritionist, became interested in movement behaviours and their impact on children’s health and wellbeing because of his own experiences growing up.

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.

The Wollongong Infant Learning Lab

The Wollongong Infant Learning Lab (WILL) is a team of developmental researchers from the School of Psychology at UOW who conduct research on infant cognition, parent-child interactions, and well-being in pregnancy and early parenting.

The future of: children’s digital play

“The Future Of…” series asks a variety of UOW experts and researchers the same five questions, to provide insight into the potential future states of our lives, communities and world.