Areas of expertise: physical activity; youth health; screen time; school-based interventions
HDR Supervisor accreditation status: Full
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4504-6008
Phone: +61 02 9701 4704
Location: ACU North Sydney Campus
Dr Taren Sanders is the Deputy Program Leader and a Research Fellow in the Motivation and Behaviour Program at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education. His research interests focus on the health of children and young people, including perspectives from public health and education. He has particular expertise in the determinants of physical activity and screen time, understanding how movement behaviours influence health, and how measurement of movement behaviour can be improved.
Dr Sanders’ work has been published in leading journals such as JAMA Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine Reviews, Review of Educational Research, Learning & Instruction, and International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. He has received more than $1m in competitive research funding, including grants from the ARC, NSW Department of Health, and Sport Australia.
Dr Sanders has substantial expertise in the management of large, complex projects. He oversaw the research and delivery components of the 180-school and 2,600 teacher iPLAY project, which include both a randomised controlled trial and a dissemination study. He has also worked on other large projects, such as the NHMRC-funded Transform-Us! project, and the Movember-funded Ahead of the Game.
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North Sydney NSW 2060
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North Sydney NSW 2059