Physical activity and health promotion, masters and doctoral supervision.
Physical activity and nutrition health promotion. Primary care and workplaces as settings to promote healthy lifestyles. Urban design and health, especially physical activity, children and physical activity, reducing sedentary behaviour, physical activity and cognition.
Current Research Projects:
I am involved in or collaborating or working with postgraduate thesis students in a number and range of funded projects across the following strands which hold our interest as ways to improve human health through lifestyle:
Workplaces: The use of this medium as a setting in both NZ and low- and middle-income countries (Pacific Islands), including weight loss programmes, workplace challenges of various types, return on investment (ROI) through intervention, including absenteeism.
Primary care: Primary care as an effective setting to promote health and interact with the community.
Urban design: How neighbourhood design is related to physical activity and sedentary behaviour.
Sedentary behaviour: Interested in how extended sitting affects health and novel interventions on how to break sitting time in all ages.
Children and youth: Interests include reducing sedentariness, improving cognition, novel interventions to increase physical activity especially using schools as a setting. Interested in developing more research around children’s independent mobility (free range children).