Dr Ryan Hulteen - Institute for Positive Psychology & Education (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor


My research agenda takes a developmental perspective to better understand adolescent populations as it relates to motor skill acquisition, motor skill assessment and physical activity. Specifically, my research aims to understand what are the most salient motor skills needed to be active in adolescence, how to best assess these skills and how the association between motor competence, physical activity and positive trajectories of health changes across adolescence. This information helps to inform the development and implementation of evidence-based strategies which promote physical activity and skill development. Thus, the long-term goal of my work is to create feasible, translatable programs and environments which cultivate physical health and motor skill development of adolescents.


Phone :0297014173 (North Sydney)
Email :ryan.hulteen@acu.edu.au
URIs : Personal Website

Research Interests

motor development ; Physical Activity ; Assessment ; Intervention ; Adolescents ;

Methods Expertise

Motor skill assessment ; Systematic Reviews ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


Initial Predictive Validity of the Lifelong Physical Activity Skills Battery, in Journal of Motor Learning and Development

Development of Foundational Motor Skills: A Conceptual Model for Physical Activity Across the Lifespan, in Sports Medicine

Development, Content Validity and Test-Retest Reliability of the Lifelong Physical Activity Skills Battery in Adolescents


Global Sport and Leisure-Time Physical Activities Participation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, in Preventive Medicine


Validity and Reliability of Field-Based Measures for Assessing Movement Skill Competency in Lifelong Physical Activities: A Systematic Review, in Sports Medicine