Dr Louise Hardy

Senior Research Fellow
NSW Physical Activity, Nutrition and
Obesity Research Group (PANORG)

Public Health, School of Public Health

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Biographical details

Louise Hardy is Senior Research Fellow at the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group (PANORG) based at the University of Sydney. Her research interests focus on the population measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviours among young people and the development of population based intervention strategies aimed at changing behaviours associated with the development of obesity. Much of her work is done in the school setting. Louise has been an Investigator in the NSW 2004 and 2010 Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS). She serves on a number of Steering Committees addressing overweight and obesity including the Australian Child & Adolescent Obesity Research Network’s (ACAORN) Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Stream, which aims to build collaborative research in paediatric obesity nationally.

Research interests

obesity prevention, population measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviours

Teaching areas

Course Co-ordinator for PUBH 5024 (Global Obesity and Health Promotion)

Current national competitive grants*

2011

Effectiveness of an early intervention trial to prevent obesity - Phase 2: Follow-up and cost effectiveness analysis
Wen L, Baur L, Rissel C, Flood V, Simpson J, Hayes A, Hardy L
NHMRC Project Grant ($420,489 over 4 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney