Dr Juliana Zabatiero

Dr Juliana Zabatiero’s research focuses on screen technology use and its influence on physical activity and sedentary behaviours. She is involved in the Centre’s Longitudinal Family Study and the Healthy Child program, focussing on how young children and their families use screen technology and how it may affect their physical health. Juliana hopes to provide families and professionals who care for young children with evidence-based, clear, and balanced information on the appropriate use of digital technologies to maximise their benefits and minimise potential harms.

Juliana is currently a Research Fellow at the Curtin School of Allied Health, involved in multiple projects investigating young children and their family’s use of screen technology. She is also Scientific Manager at the Raine Study, one of the largest prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood around the world. Juliana was involved in the Early Childhood Australia Statement on Young Children and Digital Technologies and Active Healthy Kids Australia 2018 Report Card, and co-authored a paper on how conflicting guidelines of young children’s screen time has created challenges in policy and practice.

Earliest digital memory
Playing Super Mario World with my brother on our Super Nintendo.

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