Researcher biography

Genevieve is a Professor of Physical Activity and Health at the University of Queensland and an MRFF Emerging Leadership Fellow. Her research focuses on sedentary behaviour and physical activity in adults across the 24-hour day, including understanding impacts on health, wellbeing and performance, and the feasibility, acceptability and sustainability of modifying these behaviours in key settings and populations including desk-based workers and those with or at risk of type 2 diabetes. Co-design with stakeholders and end-users is embedded across her research program, which includes working with government, clinical, public health, private industry, not-for-profit, community and workplace partners in research and its' translation into policy and practice. She leads the BeUpstanding program of research - an online workplace health and wellbeing initiative supporting teams of desk-based workers to reduce their sedentary time