Pulan is a research assistant working with the PLAYCE (PLAY Spaces and Environments for Children’s Physical Activity, Health & Development) Research Group. She was the project coordinator for the iPLAYCE study that looked at the impact of early childhood education and care professional development programs on educator physical activity related practices.
Her key areas of interest include physical activity, child development and translating research findings into policy and practices that will help to build healthy physical activity behaviour in preschool children.
Pulan is currently a UWA PhD student investigating preschool children’s physical activity behaviour and development across different settings: home, neighbourhood and early childhood education and care. She won an Australian Government RTP Scholarship to undertake this research.