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DR CATHERINE DRAPER

POSITION

Senior Research Officer, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD (Public Health), University of Cape Town (2005)
Thesis title: Medical students' attitudes towards and perceptions of the Primary Health Care approach  
  • MA (Psychology), University of Cape Town (2002)
  • BSocSci (Hons) (Psychology), University of Cape Town (1999)
  • BSocSci (Psychology), University of Cape Town (1998)

ESSM RESEARCH GROUPS

  • Health and well-being

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Development and evaluation of community-based health promotion interventions, with a particular focus on physical activity.
  • Preschool and school-based interventions to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours.
  • Physical activity, gross motor skills, school readiness and executive function in early childhood.
  • Qualitative research in the field of physical activity and health.

OTHER

  • Member of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, and the International Society for Physical Activity and Health.

CONTACT

Tel:      +27 21 650 4570