About Dr Louise Hardy

Louise Hardy is Research Fellow at the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group (PANORG) based at the University of Sydney. Her research interests focus on the 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 and is co-chair of 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.

Dr Louise Hardy is Post-doctoral Fellow at the NSW Centre for Overweight & Obesity at the University of Sydney. Her research interests focus on the measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviours among young children and the development of intervention strategies aimed at changing behaviours associated with the development of obesity. She conducts research into the epidemiology of overweight among young people, its causes and its consequences. Her work aims to provide current research findings to policy-makers and program developers and to develop interventions to improve the health of young people.

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Dr Hardy's publicatons, please visit her Sydney Medical School profile page.