Congratulations to our HDA Women's Excellence in Research Award winner for 2024 – Dr Dorothea Dumuid

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This Award recognises and celebrates excellence of research achievement by women working in the field of developmental health.

Dr Dorothea Dumuid is a Senior Research Fellow within the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) in Allied Health & Human Performance at the University of South Australia.

A major focus of Dorothea’s research is exploring what a healthy balance of lifestyle behaviour looks like for children and young people. This research has underpinned the design of lifestyle interventions and the development of public health guidelines on sleep, physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

Dorothea has shared research findings in a variety of community publications, 12 press releases, and 11 TV/radio interviews. Her interactive web app to personalise optimal time use was the subject of a Channel 9 news story and an article in The Conversation (20K reads).

Her research has impacted public policy where she has been an invited member of the Guideline Development Group for the Australian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Young People (2018-2019). She has worked with UN agencies (WHO, UNESCO, UNICEF), including a visit to WHO headquarters in Geneva in 2023 where she led the development of a policy brief for their Health Promoting Schools Programme.

Dr Dorothea Dumuid will receive $1,000 and an award certificate and will present her research work at an upcoming HDA event.

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