• Dr Juliana Zabatiero
  • ACODA Co-Lead and Chief Investigator
  • Curtin University

Dr Juliana Zabatiero’s research focuses on digital technology use and its influence on physical activity and sedentary behaviours. She is a Co-lead in the Centre’s Australian Children of the Digital Age (ACODA) Longitudinal Study and involved in the Healthy Child program, focussing on how young children and their families use digital technology and how it may affect their physical health. Juliana hopes to provide families and professionals who care for young children with evidence-based, clear, and balanced information on the appropriate use of digital technologies to maximise their benefits and minimise potential harms.

Juliana is currently a Research Fellow at the Curtin School of Allied Health, involved in multiple projects investigating young children and their family’s use of digital technology, with particular interest in longitudinal studies. She was the Scientific Manager for the Raine Study, one of the largest prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood around the world from 2018 to 2022. Juliana was involved in the Early Childhood Australia Statement on Young Children and Digital Technologies and Active Healthy Kids Australia 2018 Report Card, and co-authored a paper on how conflicting guidelines of young children’s screen time has created challenges in policy and practice.

Earliest digital memory
Playing Super Mario World with my brother on our Super Nintendo.