Elizabeth Saunders

Liz is a current Doctor of Philosophy candidate within the School of Human Sciences (Exercise and Sport Science) at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

Liz has a broad background in applied health psychology, with a Bachelor of Science with Honours (Psychology) from UWA. Liz also has a Graduate Diploma in Health and Lifestyle Coaching from Curtin University.

Liz’s current research is focused on how motivation may impact children with a clinical level of childhood obesity. Her research is based at the Perth Children’s Hospital within the Paediatric Consultation Liaison Program and the Healthy Weight Service. Liz’s research is focused on how motivation may impact the families attending the service and the role this may play in both short- and long-term weight loss.