Person

Leanne Lester

Journal article

Associations between the home yard and preschoolers’ outdoor play and physical activity

Young children’s outdoor play mostly occurs within the home-yard space, yet the influence of the home yard on preschoolers’ outdoor play and physical activity is poorly understood. We investigated the relationships between home-yard features and home-based outdoor play and physical activity in preschoolers (2–5 years...
Report

The health and social costs of women sleeping rough in Australia's cities

There is very limited rough sleeping literature and what does exist has focused predominantly on men. This is one of the largest samples of women sleeping rough in Australian cities. From this sample, we are seeing that women who are sleeping rough have poorer health...
Journal article

Pre-service teachers: knowledge, attitudes and their perceived skills in addressing student bullying

Understanding pre-service teachers’ capacity to prevent and manage student bullying behaviours is critical for ensuring a smooth transition into early career teaching and the success of schools’ anti-bullying initiatives.
Evaluation

50 Lives 50 Homes: a housing first response to homelessness

The aim of the '50 Lives 50 Homes' project is to house and provide support to fifty of Perth’s most vulnerable homeless people. This research report constitutes the first of three reports for the evaluation of the project.
Journal article

Influence of birth month on the probability of Western Australian children being treated for ADHD

SummaryFour international studies have found that the youngest children in a school class are more likely than their class- mates to receive pharmacological treatment for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We investigated whether this late birth date effect applies to children in Western Australia. We compared...