Heather is the Program Coordinator for the Food and Nutrition Research Team at Telethon Kids Institute. Heather works with all areas of the research program to ensure high quality research outcomes and provides leadership and support in her role as the Student and Volunteer Program Coordinator.
With over eight years of experience as a Project/Program Coordinator, Heather has extensive research and project management experience working on school-based projects related to the health and wellbeing of children and adolescents. She has a strong interest in various research areas including nutrition education and the built food environment, social and emotional learning, and the use of technology and online behaviours.
Food Outlets Dietary Risk (FODR) assessment tool: study protocol for assessing the public health nutrition risks of community food environments
Availability and accessibility of nutritious foods can vary according to the food outlets present within a neighbourhood or community. There is increasing evidence that community food environments influence food choice.Published research NutritionDecember 2019
A Qualitative Exploration of Electronic Image Sharing Among Young People: Navigating the Issues of Conformity, Trust, Intention, and Reputation
This research sought to explore the main factors affecting young people's image-sharing behaviors, particularly in the context of peer relationships and normsPublished research Cyber Safety School and Community Wellbeing
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