Zali Yager is a Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education at Victoria University in Melbourne. She is passionate about preparing the next generation of health and PE teachers to inspire health literacy and positive movement experiences for children and young people.
Her research expertise is in the area of body image, and specifically, the promotion of positive body image in school settings. Some early work has included investigations of personal eating and exercise behaviours among health and PE teachers. A more recent project involved a study of nutritional supplement use, body image, and attitudes towards performance enhancing drugs in sport among adolescent boys, funded by the Australian Government Anti-doping program.
Zali recently spent a year at the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England, and is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders.