Information related to research interest "Physical Activity"

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Supervisors with this research interest

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Professor Takemi Sugiyama

    Dr Takemi Sugiyama has interdisciplinary research experience covering architecture, urban design, behavioural and spatial epidemiology. Building on the expertise, Dr Sugiyama has been working on research involving the built environment, active living and health. At MMIHR, his research focuses on local environments supporting active living, aged care facility design and residents' mental health, and office environment and workplace behaviours. He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles in public health and environmental design journals and books. He is a certified architect (Japan) and Associate Editor of Journal of Transport and Health.

    Phone : 8262 (Melbourne) Email : Takemi.Sugiyama@acu.edu.au

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  • Institute for Health & Ageing

  • Dr Jerome Rachele

    Jerome Rachele is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University, and the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable and Equitable Communities. His research centres around investigating causal relationships between built environment and health and wellbeing outcomes using data from longitudinal studies and natural experiments.

    Phone : 8263 (Melbourne) Email : jerome.rachele@acu.edu.au

  • Institute for Positive Psychology & Education

  • Prof Christopher Lonsdale

    I am interested in physical activity participation in a variety of contexts, including sport, exercise, school-based physical education, healthcare, and daily life activities (e.g., transport). I examine the personal and environmental factors that influence physical activity behaviour and evaluate interventions designed to increase participation across the lifecourse. I am also interested in the impact of physical activity on physical and mental health and well-being.

    Phone : 4642 (Strathfield) Email : Chris.Lonsdale@acu.edu.au

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  • Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

  • Prof Ester Cerin

    Professor Ester Cerin is a health psychologist and statistician. Her research interests focus on environmental and psychosocial determinants of lifestyle behaviours (physical activity and diet) and health across the lifespan.

    Professor Cerin is a member of the Executive Committees, the chief analyst and one of the main investigators of two multi-country studies on environmental correlates of physical activity and obesity in adults and adolescents (IPEN Adult and Adolescent studies) funded by the National Institutes of Health (USA). She holds an ARC Future Fellowship on urban design and active ageing and is a Chief Investigator on an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cognitive Health. She leads the Institutea??s research program on the neighbourhood built environment, physical activity and cognitive health. She is a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.

    Phone : 8260 (Melbourne) Email : Ester.Cerin@acu.edu.au

  • Professor David Dunstan

    Professor David Dunstan is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and is based in Melbourne at the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition within the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research. He is also the head of the Physical Activity laboratory at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute. His research focuses on the role of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in the prevention and management of chronic diseases. His research program has attracted considerable external funding from the NHMRC, VicHealth and the National Heart Foundation. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers, including publications in high impact journals such as Circulation, Diabetes Care, Diabetologia, Obesity Reviews, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Over the past 15 years, Professor Dunstan has established an extensive media profile including interviews with 60 Minutes, ABC Catalyst, National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal, CNN, the New York Times and the LA Times.

    Phone : 8201 (Melbourne) Email : David.Dunstan@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Alison Carver

    I am interested in the impact of the built environment on health outcomes across the lifespan. Current projects examine associations between greenspace and mental health in older adults, and the impact of the built environment on children's active transport and household travel patterns.

    My PhD (Deakin, 2009) examined associations between neighbourhood safety and children's physical activity. My Post-doctoral research at Deakin University examined the impact of the built and social environment on children's active transport and independent mobility.

    Phone : 8334 (Melbourne) Email : alison.carver@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch Exercise Science

  • Professor Justin Kemp

    1. Diversity and plasticity of skeletal muscle: muscle structure and function in disease, fibre type transition.
    2. Physical activity and chronic disease: metabolic syndrome, obesity, cardiovascular disease, asthma.
    3. Nutritional/ergogenic strategies for elite sports performance.
    4. Applied sports science and performance.

    Phone : (03) 9953 3031 (Melbourne) Email : Justin.Kemp@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch Physiotherapy

  • Dr Suzanne Kuys

    Dr Kuys is a highly experienced clinician and researcher having received several awards for her outstanding research and clinical achievements. Her research interests include rehabilitation following stroke, gait and balance rehabilitation, ageing, outcome measures and cardiorespiratory fitness and physical activity in chronic disease populations.

    Phone : 6049 (Brisbane) Email : Suzanne.Kuys@acu.edu.au

  • Nat School of Allied Health

  • Dr Klaus Gebel

    In 2016 Dr Klaus Gebel joined Australian Catholic University as a Senior Lecturer in Public Health. Klaus is also an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Sydney School of Public Health of the University of Sydney and at the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention of James Cook University. He has master degrees in exercise science from the German Sport University Cologne and Victoria University, Melbourne, where he specialised first on exercise for rehabilitation and then on physical activity and public health. He did his PhD at the School of Public Health of the University of Sydney under the supervision of Professors Adrian Bauman and Neville Owen. His main research areas are the relationship between built environments, physical activity and health and health effects of physical activity. Klaus has studied and worked at seven universities in three countries and has received multiple grants, scholarships and awards. Through the media his 2015 paper in JAMA Internal Medicine reached more than 1.1 billion people and he was also invited to present the findings from this study in a TEDx talk. Recently Klaus co-edited a book entitled "Walking - Connecting Sustainable Transport with Health", which brings together experts from urban planning, transportation and public health.

    Phone : +61297392926 (North Sydney) Email : klaus.gebel@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Melanie Lowe

    Melanie Lowe is a Lecturer in Public Health at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Her research spans the public health, public policy and urban planning disciplines, focusing on how policy can support the creation of healthy, liveable neighbourhoods and cities.

    Phone : +61(0)399533837 (Melbourne) Email : melanie.lowe@acu.edu.au

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