Researcher biography

Nick joined the School in January 2008. He completed his under-graduate degree (Human Movement Studies) and PhD at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. His first post-doctoral position was at Liverpool Hope University College, UK where he lectured in Exercise Science (1997-2001). Prior to moving to UQ he was a Senior and Principal Lecturer in Exercise Science and Health within the Carnegie Faculty, Leeds Metropolitan University.

Research Interests:

Nick's research has dealt with young people and adults and concerns multi-disciplinary issues in physical activity, exercise and health. He has a specific interest in the measurement of physical activity, as well as intervention strategies that impact behaviour change and physiological/psycho-social health indicators. Recent work has included funded, national and international studies in Europe, Australia and Latin America , with particular emphasis on physical activity in the workplace. Nick is an active member of a number of physical activity networks and associations and is lead researcher for the International Universities Walking Project, a global collaboration of universities aiming to integrate walking into employee work practices. He also regularly presents at international conferences, reviews for international journals and supervises PhD and other post-graduate projects.