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Ms Natarajan Padmapriya

Research Associate
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 
National University of Singapore

Priya is a Research Associate at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore (NUS) and a part-time Graduate Research student at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH), NUS. Priya’s interest in health promotion and disease prevention drives her fervent work in the public health and epidemiological research. Her research focus takes special emphasis in movement behaviors such as physical activity, screen-viewing, sedentary and sleep patterns among women and children. She is currently working with Assoc/Prof Falk Müller-Riemenschneider and other investigators in the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) cohort study.     

Presentation Title: Movement Behaviours Among Children in Singapore

Physical activity, sedentary behaviour, screen viewing, and sleep are collectively referred to as movement behaviours, and these behaviours are established in early childhood and track into adulthood. This presentation will give an overview of the concept and recommendations of movement behaviours. It will describe the patterns and health impact of overall and domain-specific physical activity and sedentary behaviours among children in the Growing Up in Singapore Towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) birth cohort study.

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