Sara is a PhD candidate within the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University, Australia, with a background in clinical psychology, health psychology, weight management and nutritional therapy.She has a particular interest in promotion of healthy eating and qualitative research.
Her PhD study – Food choices: Perceptions and experiences of fathers with children under 12 years– is the first qualitative study within the Food & Mood Centre.
Her study aims to explore the views and experiences of fathers (or people playing a fathering role) with children aged 1 to 12 years, about food and eating, personal food choices, and the relationship between food and health.
Publications: Young, C., Campolonghi, S., Ponsonby, S., Dawson, S., McNaughton, S., Jacka, F., Efficacy of Online Dietary Interventions for behaviour change: A Systematic Review. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Apr 28, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2019.03.006
Research areas and skills:Qualitative research; Healthy eating; Health promotion; Weight management; Health Psychology.