Professor of Health Sciences, University of South Australia

Tim OLDS is a Professor of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia. After completing a PhD in French Studies at the University of Sydney, Tim went on to study exercise science, receiving a second PhD in 1997. His research interests have been in mathematical modelling of cycling performance, anthropometry, and secular trends in the fitness, fatness, physical activity and food intake. He was Project Director for the Australian National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, and for the ADAPT Project, which used 3D anthropometry to match body types with military aircraft. Tim’s current work looks at how people use their time, especially when undertaking behavioural change programs.

Experience

  • 2006–present
    Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia
  • 2004–2006
    Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia
  • 1997–2004
    Senior Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia
  • 1995–1996
    Lecturer, School of Sport and Leisure Studies, UNSW
  • 1992–1994
    Associate Lecturer, School of Sport and Leisure Studies, UNSW
  • 1983–1991
    Tutor, Department of French Studies, University of Sydney

Education

  • 1997 
    UNSW, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1992 
    UNSW, Bachelor of Sports Science
  • 1984 
    University of Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1977 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts (Hons 1)

Research Areas

  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)