Kylie Hesketh

Professor Kylie Hesketh is a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow with the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University. She Chairs the ASPA Active Healthy Kids Australia Committee which produces the Australian Physical Activity Report Card. She is Deputy Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood. With a background in psychology, behavioural epidemiology and child public health, Kylie’s research focuses on early childhood movement behaviours and family-based interventions. Her work has contributed to numerous policy documents and guidelines developed by government and non-government organisations, including serving on the Leadership Committee for the first Australian Early Years 24-hour Movement Guidelines commissioned by the Department of Health.