Senior Research Fellow, University of Southern Queensland

Dr Jason Bennie is a Senior Research Fellow within the Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR), University of Southern Queensland. Jason has a PhD in Behavioural Epidemiology (Deakin University) and an Bachelor Degree in Applied Science (Honours in muscle physiology).

Jason's research focuses on the epidemiology of adult's physical activity and sedentary behaviour. His current interests include: population monitoring and measurement of physical activity, muscle strengthening activity and sedentary behaviour; translating and ‘scaling-up’ health-related research into policy/practice; and chronic disease prevention through physical activity and exercise participation.Jason previously worked as a gym instructor, personal trainer, sports scientist and strength and conditioning coach.


  • 2017–present
    Senior research fellow, University of Southern Queensland


  • 2010 
    Deakin University, PhD