Aaron is a PhD candidate at the University of Western Australia and Telethon Kids Institute, and conducts his research as part of the Psychology of Active, Healthy Living (PAHL) and the Mental Health and Exercise (MHEX) research groups. In 2020, Aaron completed his honours research: a randomised controlled trial examining the effects of physical literacy-related professional development for primary school teachers. Aaron’s research interests are health promotion, physical activity, and mental health. Specifically, Aaron’s PhD research focuses on improving mental health outcomes in children in out-of-home care. Aaron has a strong interest in empowering at-risk children, and the potential for sport and physical activity involvement to positively contribute to the development of children and young people.
Outside of research, Aaron keeps busy through playing and watching soccer and basketball.