As Senior Research Fellow (Evaluation) in the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer at Cancer Council Victoria, Belinda undertakes behavioural research projects and program evaluation studies primarily to support obesity prevention initiatives. Belinda has a PhD in Psychology and a Master’s in Public Health.
A registered psychologist, Belinda has a PhD in psychology and a Master of Public Health and has been working in public health research and evaluation for more than a decade. Belinda began her research career in the Program Evaluation Unit at the University of Melbourne's School of Population Health where she was a Research Fellow, evaluating commonwealth mental health programs as well as physical activity in primary care. As Senior Research Fellow (Evaluation), she undertakes behavioural research projects and program evaluation studies to support obesity prevention initiatives in collaboration with CCV's Cancer Prevention Centre and the Obesity Policy Coalition. Belinda is experienced in research to evaluate mass media campaigns to inform public communication on obesity prevention as well as population monitoring of secondary students' overweight/ obesity prevalence and diet and physical activity behaviours. She has also undertaken applied research to evaluate the impact of obesity prevention policies and population surveys to measure support for potential regulatory measures.
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