Katherine Downing

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University

Dr Katherine Downing is an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Deakin University’s Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN). Her research focuses on physical activity and sedentary behaviour in early childhood (birth through 5 years). In particular, she is interested in the measurement, patterns, and health and developmental outcomes of these behaviours. Katherine is also interested in how we can best educate and support parents to increase their children's physical activity and reduce their sedentary behaviour.


  • 2019–present
    Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Deakin University


  • 2018 
    Deakin University, PhD