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Ms Samantha Baker

Samantha is a Research Officer within the School of Medical and Health Sciences.


  • Graduate Diploma in Health Promotion, Curtin University of Technology, 2012.
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing, Edith Cowan University, 2011.
  • Bachelor of Nursing, Edith Cowan University, 2008.


Recent Research Grants

  • Request for food and nutrition curriculum support materials as part of the WA Healthy Children Program - K-10 School Food and Nutrition Curriculum Support Materials,  Department of Health WA,  WA Healthy Children Program,  2013 - 2018,  $817,895.
  • Transformational games: A way to engage adolescents in nutrition education? ,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Health Promotion Research - Exploratory Research Grants,  2016 - 2018,  $56,634.
  • Integrating student engagement and best practice pedagogy relevant to Year 7-8 students in a nutrition education (life skills) context: A conceptual framework approach.,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Scholarship,  2015 - 2017,  $58,816.
  • SNACPlus: A whole-of-centre approach to healthy eating in WA Child Care Centres.,  Healthway (WA Health Promotion Foundation),  Healthway - Research Starter Grant,  2014 - 2016,  $28,216.
  • A review of the WA Healthy School Project (WAHSP) for the Child and Adolescent Community Health, WA Country Health Service, and the Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate,  Department of Health WA,  Health Corporate Network Tender,  2013 - 2015,  $134,523.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Waters, S., Baker, S., Bruce, K., Lindner, H., Clarkson, E., (2014), Looking both ways: The intersection of road safety education and early childhood research. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 39(1), 102-112, Australia, Early Childhood Australia Inc..
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