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Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health; Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University

Jill completed her Bachelor of Kinesiology (Exercise & Sport Science) and Master of Science degree at the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, Canada), and in May 2015 was awarded her PhD from Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia).

Jill’s research interests focus on understanding and promoting physical activity in young children (predominantly aged 0-5 years) and their families. In particular, Jill is interested in examining the patterns of physical activity observed in young children as well as investigating the role of the family, community and early learning settings in shaping these behaviours.

Jill has taught at the tertiary level for over 7 years, covering units such as physical activity and health, physical activity promotion, exercise physiology and exercise prescription.


  • 2017–present
    Lecturer, Deakin University
  • 2014–2016
    Lecturer, Western Sydney University


  • 2015 
    Deakin University, PhD
  • 2010 
    University of Manitoba, MSc