Professor Ester Cerin
PhD, MSc Statistics, BSC Psychology
Professor Ester Cerin is a behavioural scientist and biostatistician who has recently taken up a Chair in Physical Activity and Health at Deakin University (School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences) after a mid-career phase in the USA and Hong Kong. Since she started her academic career in 2004, she has been awarded 36 research grants (~$9 million), published over 110 peer-reviewed scientific papers and successfully supervised 10 postgraduate students. Her research interests revolve around the applications of state-of-the-art statistical methods in the behavioural sciences and the measurement and determinants of physical activity and sedentary behaviours, with recent focus on older adults. She is co-leader of the Council on Environment and Physical Activity (Senior) interest group, associate editor of BMC Public Health, deputy editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, and member of three other editorial boards. She is currently collaborating with international research teams across the globe on studies aiming to identify environmental factors influencing physical activity, sedentary behaviours and health outcomes in various age groups (pre-schoolers, adolescents, adults and older adults).