James F. Sallis, Ph.D is Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University, Melbourne and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine and Public Health at University of California San Diego.
His research career is devoted to promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, nutrition, and obesity. He is committed to communicating research to those who can use the evidence to improve practice and policy in multiple sectors.
He has authored over 700 scientific publications and is one of the world’s most cited scientific authors. Dr. Sallis is Past-President of Society of Behavioral Medicine and member of the US National Academy of Medicine. http://sallis.ucsd.edu/
James will be presenting on:
Diversity of Expertise, Research Approaches, and Strategies Are Needed to Achieve a More Active World
Rachael Taylor is a Research Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Otago. She is Director of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre and theme leader of the Healthy Weight stream in A Better Start, the National Science Challenge tasked with improving the health and wellbeing of our youngest tamariki in Aotearoa New Zealand.
She leads or co-leads several large randomised controlled trials investigating different approaches to effective weight management in children, whanau, and communities, focusing on diet, physical activity, sleep and screen time. She also leads work investigating how to improve measurement of key obesity-related behaviours and mechanistic studies investigating the links between diet, sleep and activity in children.
Rachel will be presenting on:
Early prevention of childhood obesity: what’s working?