By Curtin University

Congratulations to Professor Simone Pettigrew, whose work in researching how to encourage people to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviours, such as quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol and doing more exercise, has seen her awarded the title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor.

“In many people’s eyes that makes us the fun police, but we like a challenge and working in this space allows us to put theory into practice every day.”

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About John Curtin Distinguished Professors

The title of John Curtin Distinguished Professor is Curtin’s highest honour for academic staff. It recognises nationally and internationally renowned researchers who have demonstrated exceptional skills in teaching or research, or scholarly, creative and artistic achievements.