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TEDxNewy - David Lubans - Learning from Dora the Explorer: lessons for teenage girls...

TEDxNewy 2011 - David Lubans - Learning from Dora the Explorer: lessons for teenage girls and their parents.Associate Professor David Lubans is the Theme Leader for school-based research in the University of Newcastle's Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition. His research is focused on the determinants of physical activity and the development and evaluation of theoretically driven interventions in child, adolescent and adult populations. A/Prof Lubans is currently leading a number of research projects designed to increase physical activity and improve social and emotional wellbeing in adolescents. He has 49 peer-reviewed publications and as a chief investigator he has secured over $1.5 million in competitive research funding. He is the Principal Investigator on an ARC Discovery Project (3 years $155,000) focused on the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating among adolescent girls from disadvantaged secondary schoolswww.tedxnewy.comAbout TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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