Professor Kylie Hesketh

Professor of Child Physical Activity and Public Health, Deakin University

Kylie Hesketh is a Professor at Deakin University’s Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition. She holds a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship. This fellowship focuses on providing children with a healthy start to life through the promotion of obesity-preventive behaviours, primarily the promotion of physical activity and reduction of sedentary behaviours during early childhood.

Kylie Hesketh’s research centres on epidemiological investigation of paediatric health behaviours and public health approaches to the promotion of children’s physical activity, reduced sedentary behaviours, and prevention of obesity. She has a particular focus on early childhood (0-5 years of age) and the development of interventions with real-world public health utility. Kylie co-leads the Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program, one of the included studies in Stream 1’s and Stream 3’s work-plan.

Kylie Hesketh is a Chief Investigator on the CRE and will contribute to the work of Streams 1 and 3.

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