Meet Dr Sarah Marshall, a researcher with the INFANT team. Sarah was previously working with INFANT team as Research Project Manager from 2019-2022, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow from 2021-2022.
While working with INFANT, Sarah was undertaking her PhD with the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney and was awarded her doctorate in March 2022. Sarah is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with a background in public health nutrition and health promotion. She has held roles in community health, local government and international non-government organisations.
Sarah’s research interests include nutrition in the first 2000 days, early life behavioural prevention interventions, implementation, and health equity. Her PhD research focussed on cultural adaptation of the evidence-based Healthy Beginnings intervention (promoting healthy growth, infant feeding practices and physical activity in the early years of life) to enhance engagement and relevance with Arabic- and Chinese-speaking migrant mothers in Sydney, Australia. Through this, Sarah contributed to building the understanding of considerations for reaching priority population groups through evidence-based early obesity prevention interventions.
Sarah has thoroughly enjoyed working with the INFANT team and looks forward to when INFANT and early life nutrition, movement and parenting supports are widely available, accessible and culturally inclusive for all families.