Dr. Ian Williams
Dr Ian Williams is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Victoria and Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne. With professional training in Psychology and Education, Ian’s research interests focus on adolescent mental health and wellbeing, positive youth development, and outdoor and nature-based health promotion. He currently coordinates a collaborative research program investigating health and wellbeing benefits associated with youth participation in outdoor camps and nature-based programs. Through the Outdoor Youth Programs Research Alliance (www.oypra.org.au) Ian works in collaboration with research partners from public health, psychology, education, NGOs and state government across Australia.
Dr. Ian Williams and the Outdoor Youth Programs Research Alliance (OYPRA) have been documenting the benefits of outdoor programs for young people. OYPRA has developed a program of research that seeks to build on the Australian evidence of benefits to young people taking part in outdoor programs, as well as identifying the key ingredients of effective programs that might contribute to positive outcomes.
Dr Williams has agreed to present on his findings and run a workshop for the OEAQ on Friday Dec 1st.
He will be discussing:
What makes an effective outdoor program?
What do you include and what should you leave out?
How do you maximise the likelihood that participants will benefit?
Food and drinks included – for dietary requirements please email [email protected]
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