Head, Behavioural Epidemiology Laboratory, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Neville Owen is Head of the Behavioural Epidemiology Laboratory at the Baker Institute, Distinguished Professor of Health Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology and a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Population Health at the University of Queensland, an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at Monash University. Prior to his most recent move to Melbourne, he was Foundation Professor of Human Movement Science and Head of the School of Human Movement at Deakin University (1995-1999) and Director of the Cancer Prevention Research Centre at the University of Queensland (2002-2011). His research relates to the primary prevention of diabetes, heart disease and cancer, through identifying the health consequences and environmental determinants of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour - too little exercise and too much sitting. This involves laboratory-based experimental work, large-scale prospective observational studies and real-world intervention trials. He has published some 400 peer-reviewed papers and his H index is 66. Neville has been supported continuously by grants from the NHMRC since 1992. He currently leads his second five-year Program Grant (Sitting less and moving more: population health research to understand and influence sedentary behaviour) and a new NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (Sitting time and chronic disease prevention - measurement, mechanisms and interventions).

Education

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    Distinguished Professor in Health Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology
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    Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne
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    Adjunct Professor, Monash University
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    Adjunct Professor, University of Queensland