Associate Professor of Physical Activity and Health, Victoria University

Physical activity is vital to individual and community health and wellbeing, yet most Australians do not engage in sufficient levels of physical activity. The aims of my research are to advance knowledge about physical activity participation in a range of population groups and to evaluate interventions in a range of settings to improve health outcomes.

My research has three broad objectives:
(1) to enhance understandings of engagement in physical activity among healthy and clinical populations, with a focus on behaviour change.
(2) to develop and evaluate innovative interventions to improve physical activity in a range of settings, including community and health care settings.
(3) to apply an equity lens to interventions which aim to improve physical activity among socioeconomically disadvantaged groups through an examination of the reach and effectiveness of physical activity interventions across different social strata and a focus on interventions for people from socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Physical Activity and Health, Victoria University

Education

  • 2005 
    Griffith University, Ph.D Leisure Studies