Our research in Physical Activity and Health is concerned with understanding, measuring, and promoting physical activity and related health behaviours.

This involves examining population trends, as well as the sociodemographic, psychological, social and environmental factors that influence behaviour at different life stages.

Our researchers work on the development of new measures to improve understanding of the links between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health and well-being. We use a multi-disciplinary approach and concepts from epidemiology, health promotion, public health, and exercise science to design, implement, and evaluate innovative interventions.

These interventions aim to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour across the lifespan.

Externally funded, current and HMNS-led research projects

Title

Investigators

Funding Scheme

Duration

A longitudinal multilevel study of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and physical function in mid-to-late adulthood

 

Wendy Brown,

Nicola Burton,

G. Turrell,

B. Giles-Corti,

A. Barnett

Nancy Pachana

NHMRC

Project Grant administered by Deakin University

2013-2019

A sustainable strategy for improving school physical activity practices

 

Michalis Stylianou, Leon Straker,

N. Schranz

Sjaan Gomersall

M. Rosenberg

 

Healthway Project with Curtin University – UQ component

2018-2020

Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour across the lifespan: health effects, temporal trends, and innovative approaches to improving global levels of physical activity

Gregore Iven Mielke

Wendy Brown

UQ Development Fellowships

2018-2021

Truck-Fit: Testing of a scalable high intensity interval training program for male long distance truck drivers with cardio-metabolic risks and conditions

Nicholas Gilson,

Wendy Brown,

Mitch Duncan

Guy Wallis

National Heart

Foundation Vanguard

Grant

2019-2020

Active Choices: A 'stepped-down' program to promote group-based physical activity to DVA clients

Nicholas Gilson,

Gregore Iven Mielke,

Catherine Haslam,

Jonas Fooken,

Wendy Brown

Department of Veterans'

Affairs

2019-2021

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