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: T: +612 4921 5355
RSVP Thursday, 27 February 2014

Professor Tom Baranowski

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: