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Research Associate, University of South Australia

Amanda Watson is a Research Associate at the University of South Australia. She is an experienced primary school teacher and holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Adelaide and a PhD in Phyiscal Activity and Nutrition from Deakin University. Her PhD focussed on how participation in phyiscal activity affects children's academic outcomes. She is currently project manager for a large scale project focused on how children’s diet and use of time differ between in-school and summer holiday periods and how these differences may affect their health and fitness.


  • 2018–present
    Research associate, University of South Australia
  • 2015–2017
    Research assistant, Deakin University
  • 2014–2014
    Research assistant, Dental Health Services Victoria
  • 2010–2012
    Teacher, Canadian International School, Singapore


  • 2019 
    Deakin University, PhD
  • 2013 
    University of Adelaide, Master of Public Health
  • 2005 
    University of South Australia, Bachelor of Education