Rachel Jones

Position: Senior Lecturer


Dr Jones’ research is primarily focused on improving healthy lifestyles for young children. Her main areas of research include prevention and intervention studies for overweight and obese children and those at risk of becoming overweight and obese and improving physical activity levels among young children whilst attending childcare. She is interested in educating Early Childhood Educators and parent of young children about physical activity and healthy eating.

UOW Scholars Profile - Rachel Jones

Research Interests

  • Healthy lifestyles for young children


  • APA scholarship 2000–2003

Research Students

  • Karen Tonge (Doctor of Philosophy): The relationship between educator engagement and interaction and children's physical activity in early childhood education and care services
  • Sanne Veldman (Doctor of Philosophy): Gross Motor Skills in the Early Years
  • Michele Peden (Doctor of Philosophy): Evidence Based technology-mediated professional learning package for Early Childhood Education and Care addressing physical activity and nutrition behaviours of young children
  • Megan Hammersley (Doctor of Philosophy): Time2bHealthy: The effect of an online behaviour change program for parents of preschool-aged children
  • Kalina Kazmierska-Kowalewska (Doctor of Philosophy): Relationships between gross motor skills and health and developmental outcomes in young children.


Last reviewed: 23 October, 2017