After teaching in Australia and Hong Kong for over ten years, I decided to follow my passion in child development and health psychology. I began training at Deakin University studying externally while working for the Australian International School Hong Kong and Autism Partnership Hong Kong. I returned to Australia to complete honours, with my project focusing on the moderating effect of availability of sweets and snack foods in the home on the relationship between maternal restriction and children's eating in the absence of hunger. In 2011, I began my PhD supervised by Professor Marika Tiggemann and Dr Nadia Corsini (CSIRO) titled "Moving beyong the restriction paradox: distinguishing the protective and detrimental aspects of maternal control in feeding on children's eating behaviour and weight". This project is part way through with the first study on "Managing kids food" completed. I live in the Adelaide foothills with my partner and two children.
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