Dr Klaus Gebel - Nat School of Allied Health (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor
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.
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Sitting time and physical function in Australian retirees: An analysis of bidirectional relationships, in The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Do physical activity interventions in Indigenous people in Australia and New Zealand improve activity levels and health outcomes? A systematic review, in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Effect of moderate to vigorous physical activity on all-cause mortality in middle-aged and older Australians, in JAMA Internal Medicine