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Professor Tony Okely is Director of the Early Start Research Institute at UOW. He is an expert on childhood development, particularly physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and gross motor or fundamental movement skills in children aged 0-5 years. Professor Okely is chairing the Inaugural Early Start conference, on from 28-30 September at UOW. The most significant event of its kind ever held in Australia, the conference will explore topics such as a brain-training computer game that can help children with ADHD, how standing preschools can improve children’s mental development and why fathers who read to their kids are fast-tracking their children’s literacy. Professor Okely can be contacted on +61 2 4221 4641 or

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