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.