Researcher biography

Professor Genevieve Healy is a MRFF Emerging Leadership Fellow at the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences (HMNS) at the University of Queensland, and an honorary research fellow at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and Curtin University. Her PhD research reported some of the first evidence regarding the importance of regularly interrupting sedentary time for heart health. Her current research builds on this work to examine population-level variations in prolonged sedentary time as well as the feasibility and acceptability of reducing this behaviour in key settings, such as the workplace. She is the lead investigator on the BeUpstanding program of research: a program aiming to support workplaces to stand up, sit less and move more for their health and wellbeing.