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Professor of Physical Activity and Health, University of Southern Queensland

Stuart is an expert on physical activity and sedentary behaviour from the perspective of behaviour change. His research adopts a multi-disciplinary 'behavioural medicine' approach concerning physical activity (getting active) and sedentary behaviour (reducing too much sitting) with a particular emphasis on the measurement, prevalence, correlates and behaviour change elements of sedentary behaviour. In addition, he has interests in active living and mental health, research application (translation) and policy.


  • 2017–present
    Professor of Physical Activity & Health, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  • 2014–2017
    Professor of Active Living & Public Health, Victoria University, Australia
  • 1998–2014
    Professor of Physical Activity and Health, Loughborough University, UK


  • 1988 
    University of Keele, UK, PhD, Psychology