Rachel Carr

Rachel Carr

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Research interests

I have often been interested in life stages (e.g., Child and Adolescent Development). Now my research interests include pregnancy and the postpartum period with a particular emphasis on health and wellbeing.

I have focused my research on the postpartum period during my PhD which investigated the influence of dyadic (partner-based) interventions for physical activity promotion. This project involved a randomized control trial. Postpartum women and a significant other (often their romantic partner), created plans and received motivation training to increase physical activity. I also conducted qualitative work on perspectives of postpartum mums’ engagement and barriers in the physical activity program.

Previously, I have conducted projects on eating attitudes, body image and self-esteem in young adults, and attention and academic achievement in primary school children.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Dyadic Intervention to Promote Physical Activity, Curtin University

Oct 2015 → …

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