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Dr Howells has studied and worked within the AllPlay team since early 2017, working across several existing programs such as AllPlay Footy and AllPlay Dance. Katherine’s PhD research was part of the AllPlay Footy project, and focused on the outcomes of organised physical activity participation for children on the autism spectrum, publishing several papers in international journals in the field. Katherine has a keen interest in improving wellbeing-related outcomes and community participation in young people with disability.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University

Award Date: 22 Jun 2021

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Deakin University

Award Date: 14 Apr 2016

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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