Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE140101588 [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr Dylan Cliff;

Brief description Levels of physical inactivity and screen-based entertainment are alarmingly high among preschool children, yet little is known about the independent effects of these behaviours on cognitive and psychosocial development during early childhood. This project will investigate the associations between physical activity and screen-based entertainment and cognitive and psychosocial development in preschool children. The findings will identify how much and which types of these behaviours influence developmental outcomes in young children. This knowledge will benefit parents, educators, health professionals and governments to develop and implement evidence-based strategies and policies to give young children the best start in life.

Funding Amount 392459

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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