Serious Games for Health: What are they? Do they work?
Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 12:00 pm — Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 01:00 pm
|Location||ATC210, ATC Building, University of Newcastle, Callaghan|
|Contact||Annette Murphy - E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: +612 4921 5355|
|RSVP||Thursday. 27 February 2014|
Professor Tom Baranowski along with Assistant Professor Janice Baranowski will present a free guest lecture entitled Serious Games for Health: What are they? Do they work?
This lecture will cover:
- What are Serious Games for health?
- What are the recent developments in the area of e-health & video games?
- What evidence says about the link between video games and behaviour change
This is a free lecture available to University of Newcastle staff only. A light lunch will be provided. Please contact Annette Murphy for further information.
About the Speakers
Assistant Professor Janice Baranowski
Assistant Professor Janice Baranowski is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Behavioral Nutrition) at the Baylor College of Medicine (USA).
Assistant Professor Baranowski's major areas of research interest include fruit, juice and vegetable (FJV) consumption, obesity prevention and promotion of physical activity in multi-ethnic groups of children and their families.
Professor Thomas Baranowski
Tom Baranowski, Ph.D. is Professor of Pediatrics (Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity) with the USDA funded Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
Professor Baranowski is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Games for Health Journal, and on the editorial advisory board of 11 other professional journals. He is a Chief Investigator on grants totalling more than $US40 million as well as the author of over 320 peer-reviewed articles, 30+ book chapters and two editions of a textbook on evaluating health promotion programs.
During his visit to Australia, Professor Baranowski will have a number of speaking engagements. These include:
- Monday 3 March 2014, 11am-12pm: Free Guest Lecture - "How to get your papers published with Impact"
- Thursday 6 March 2014, 12pm-1pm: Free Guest Lecture - "Innovation and Entrepreneurialism in Research"
- Thursday 6 March 2014, 4pm to 6pm: Keynote Address - Global eHealth Research and Innovation Cluster Launch
- Friday 7 March 2014, 8am to 5pm: Plenary Session - One Day Child Obesity Treatment and Prevention Seminar