HALO Research Scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput was a visiting professor at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia between February 27th and March 11th 2017. The aim of this visiting researcher program was to build research collaborations and facilitate the exchange of graduate students between both institutions. During his visit JP gave 2 presentations titled “Interactions between movement, sleep and other non-movement behaviours in the pathogenesis of childhood obesity” (School of Exercise and Nutrition Science, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia) and “Interactions between sleep, sedentary behaviour, physical activity, and adiposity in children” (Independent Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia). You can see JP (on the right) with Professor Neil King in the photo.
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The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) was established in 2007 in response to the escalating obesity crisis and the increasing complexity of related co-morbidities. Today the HALO team consists of 17 staff (including 6 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 17 graduate students, and many community volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, HALO has received over $12 million in research funding; produced more than 520 peer-reviewed publications; has given more than 980 scholarly presentations locally, nationally and internationally; and secured more than 1.3 billion media impressions!