A Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education at UTS, Janet has a background in school teaching, university lecturing, community health promotion and health policy. She has qualifications in education and health promotion. Her research interests focus on investigating the perceived benefits of participation in leisure and physical activity, health promotion policy, marketing and promotion of healthy lifestyles and social and emotional well-being. Janet has designed numerous educational materials in the area of health promotion and exercise including books, videos, teacher and community resources. She created the highly successful “Stroll Your Way to Well-Being” pramwalking program for new mothers. Janet is also the author of “Dream, Believe, Achieve”, a teaching resource developed for the National Rugby League of Australia as a tool to deliver effective health education messages especially for young males in the school classroom setting, using sport as the key focus. Dr Currie is a past National President, Vice-President and State representative of the Australian Health Promotion Association, and past Director of Health Education and Promotion International. She was awarded the Outstanding Community Engagement Award (Australian Catholic University) in 2003.