Research Assistant, PhD student
Phoebe George is a research assistant on the Child Physical Activity, Health and Development team and Health Promotion and Education Team.
Her research interests include physical activity, child development and health promotion initiatives for children and their caregivers.
She has previously worked as a research assistant on the CoLab- Economic Working Group and CoLab- Bright Tomorrows Start Today Parent App.
Phoebe holds a Master of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience) with a second major in Physiology from the University of Western Australia.
Evaluating the effectiveness of the Play Active policy intervention and implementation support in early childhood education and care: a pragmatic cluster randomised trial protocol
Daily physical activity is critical during the early years of life for facilitating children's health and development. A large proportion of preschool children do not achieve the recommended 3 h of daily physical activity. Early childhood education and care (ECEC) services are a key setting to intervene to increase physical activity. There is a significant need for ECEC specific physical activity policy, including clearer guidelines on the amount of physical activity children should do during care, and strategies for implementation of these guidelines.Published research Early Childhood Development Playgroups Bacterial Respiratory Infectious Disease Group Child Physical Activity, Health and Development Food and Nutrition School and Community WellbeingMay 2022
Educators’ Barriers and Facilitators to Physical Activity Policy Implementation in the Childcare Setting: Qualitative Findings From the Play Active Project
We explored childcare educators’ perceived barriers and facilitators to policy implementation in order to inform the development and implementation of an early childhood education and care (ECEC) specific physical activity policy. This study was part of the Play Active (2019-2023) project which aimed to develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based physical activity policy to improve physical activity levels in children attending ECEC.Published research Early Childhood Development Child Physical Activity, Health and Development School and Community WellbeingAugust 2020
Long-term economic outcomes for interventions in early childhood: protocol for a systematic review
Investment in early childhood produces positive returns: for the child, the family and the community.Published research Early Childhood Development School and Community WellbeingOctober 2019
Healthy population ageing depends on investment in early childhood learning and development
Interventions in the early years provide a sustainable solution by generating long-term labour productivity and social welfare benefitsPublished research Early Childhood Development School and Community Wellbeing
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