Researcher Profile

Ms Hayley Christian

Hayley Christian
Hayley Christian

Phone: +61 8 6488 8501

Research Expertise:
  • Physical activity (adult and child)
  • Obesity
  • Health and the built environment
  • Health benefits of pet ownership
  • Health promotion

Teaching

Graduate Entry Medical Program PBL tutor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Australia.

Associate Lecturer, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia.

Qualifications

BSc PhD W.Aust.

Previous Positions

Assistant Professor (Research), Centre for the Built Environment and Health, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia (2009-2011)

Graduate Entry Medical Program PBL tutor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Australia (2006-2008)

Associate Lecturer, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia (2005)

Graduate Entry Medical Program PBL tutor, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Australia (2006-2008)

Project Coordinator - The RESIDE Project, School of Population Health, The University of Western Australia (2004-2005)

Research Coordinator - The ADAPT Study, The Department of Medicine (Royal Perth Hospital), The University of Western Australia (2000-2003)

Memberships

Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY), Member of The Early Years Learning &
Development Network

International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), Member of the Council on Environment
and Physical Activity - International Physical Activity and the Environment Network - Children and
Green Urban Space

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Australian Dance Council (Ausdance WA)

Funding Received

Christian, H. School of Population Health - Nationally competitive grant application support award. School of Population Health, UWA

Christian, H. New Independent Researcher Infrastructure Support (NIRIS) Awards 2012. Government of Western Australia, Department of Health

Christian, H. Research to review the evidence of the relationship between dog ownership and physical activity. The Australian Anthrozoology Research
Foundation (AARF)

Christian, H (2011). Exploring the potential for built environment intervention to improve adult and child physical activity and health. Australian National Health and Medical Research Council/National Heart Foundation Early
Career Fellowship 2012-2015

Christian, H, Wood, L, Giles-Corti, B. Physical activity minimal intervention targeting dog owners. Healthway Starter Grant

Christian, H, Wood, L, Giles-Corti, B. Building capacity for dog walking intervention research. Petcare Australia,

Future Research

Dog walking intervention studies

Biography

Hayley completed a Bachelor of Science with first class Honours at the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health at The University of Western Australia in 1997. Since 1998 she has worked in health promotion research and in 2003 coordinated the RESIDE Project, bringing her knowledge and experience of research project management, promotion of physical activity, and research and analytical skills to RESIDE. From 2004-2008 Hayley was an Associate Lecturer at the School of Population Health and tutored health science and medical students. In 2004 Hayley received an Australian Research Council, Australian Postgraduate Award with the Petcare Information and Advisory Service as her PhD scholarship industry partner. In 2008 Hayley was awarded a PhD with distinction for her thesis titled “The Relationship between Dog Ownership and Physical Activity”. Currently, she is a Research Fellow on the RESIDE project at the Centre for the Built Environment and Health. Hayley’s interests incorporate the relationship between the physical and social environment (including dog ownership) and physical activity and obesity.

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