Dr Helen Brown

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Education, Victoria College, 1985
Graduate Diploma in Exercise for Rehabilitation, Victoria Univ. of Technology, 1992
Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion), Deakin University, 2006
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2014
GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2014

Contact

h.brown@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46327

Research interests

Helens research interest focuses on behavioural epidemiology, particularly in relation to childrens physical activity. She has a focus on mediators of physical activity behaviour change and the development and refinement of intervention strategies, which aim to promote increased physical activity and reduced sedentary behaviours among children.



Helen also has a research interest in sport coaching, particularly the behavioural aspects of coaching and the mentoring process.



In addition, she maintains an interest in the evaluation of health promotion and related programs and activities.

Teaching interests

Unit Chair and Tutor HSE105 Principles of Sport Coaching

Unit Chair and Tutor HSE106 Sport Coaching Practicum

Unit Chair and Tutor HSE205 Advanced Sport Coaching

Unit Chair and Tutor HSE313 Understanding Childrens Physical Activity

Conferences

Brown, H., Salmon, J., Hume, C. Feb. 2010 The feasibility of targeting potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity Oral - Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine, Brisbane. Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. Feb. 2010 Childrens views about physical activity how can this inform our approaches to promoting physical activity in our schools? Oral - Sport, Health And Physical Education, Adelaide. Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. Aug. 2010 Potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity International Congress of Behavioural Medicine, Washington, USA (poster) Brown, H. June 2010 Intervention for reducing childrens sedentary behaviour at school & home: Transform-Us! Oral, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Melbourne Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. Feb. 2009 Potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity- a qualitative study Oral - National Physical Activity Council, Brisbane. Brown, H. October 2009 Potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity- a qualitative study Oral - Australian Epidemiology Association, Melbourne. Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. August 2009 The feasibility of targeting potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity: A qualitative study International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Lisbon. (poster) Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. August 2008 Mediators of physical activity change in children: A systematic review of the literature. International Congress for Behavioural Medicine Tokyo (poster) Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. Feb. 2008 Mediators of physical activity change in children: A systematic review of the literature. Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine , Sydney (poster) Deakin University HDR symposiums 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Publications

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2016

Facebook use and its relationship with sport anxiety

Kim Encel, Dr Christopher Mesagno, Dr Helen Brown

(2016), pp. 1-6, Journal of sports sciences, London, Eng., C1

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Correlates of gross motor competence in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dr Lisa Barnett, Mr Samuel Lai, Sanne Veldman, Dr Louise Hardy, Dr Dylan Paul Cliff, Prof Philip J Morgan, Dr Avigdor Zask, David R. Lubans, Sarah Shultz, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Elaine Rush, Dr Helen Brown, A/Prof Anthony Okely

(2016), pp. 1-26, Sports medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1

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2015

Modifiable barriers to leisure-time physical activity during pregnancy: a qualitative study investigating first time mother's views and experiences

Miss Meg Connelly, Dr Helen Brown, Ms Paige van der Pligt, Dr Megan Teychenne

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-7, BMC pregnancy childbirth, London, Eng., C1

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Physical education teacher training in fundamental movement skills makes a difference to instruction and assessment practices

Mrs Natalie Lander, Dr Lisa Barnett, Dr Helen Brown, Dr Amanda Telford

(2015), Vol. 34, pp. 548-556, Journal of teaching in physical education, Blacksburg, Va., C1

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2014

What helps children to move more at school recess and lunchtime? Mid-intervention results from Transform-Us! cluster-randomised controlled trial

Mine Yildirim, Mrs Lauren Arundell, Prof Ester Cerin, Valerie Carson, Dr Helen Brown, Prof David Crawford, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Saskia J. Te Velde, Mai J M Chinapaw, Prof Jo Salmon

(2014), Vol. 48, pp. 271-277, British journal of sports medicine, London, England, C1

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2013

A systematic review of intervention effects on potential mediators of children's physical activity

Dr Helen Brown, Dr Clare Hume, Dr Natalie Pearson, Prof Jo Salmon

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, BMC public health, London, England, C1

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A hitchhiker's guide to assessing sedentary behaviour among young people : deciding what method to use

Dr Louise Hardy, Andrew P Hills, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Dylan Paul Cliff, David R. Lubans, Prof Philip J Morgan, Prof Barry Taylor, Dr Helen Brown

(2013), Vol. 16, pp. 28-35, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Chatswood, N. S. W., C1

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Examination of mid-intervention mediating effects on objectively assessed sedentary time among children in the Transform-Us! Cluster-randomized controlled trial

Valerie Carson, Prof Jo Salmon, Mrs Lauren Arundell, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Ester Cerin, Dr Helen Brown, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof Kylie Ball, Marijke Chinapaw, Mine Yildirim, Prof Robin Daly, Prof David W Dunstan, Prof David Crawford

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 1-11, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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2011

Heart rate biofeedback fails to enhance children's ability to identify time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity

Marguerite M. Conley, A/Prof Paul Gastin, Dr Helen Brown, Christine Shaw

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 153-158, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1

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A cluster-randomized controlled trial to reduce sedentary behavior and promote physical activity and health of 8-9 year olds : the transform-us! study

Prof Jo Salmon, Mrs Lauren Arundell, Dr Clare Hume, Dr Helen Brown, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof David W Dunstan, Prof Robin Daly, Dr Natalie Pearson, Prof Ester Cerin, Prof Marj Moodie, Ms Lauren Sheppard, Prof Kylie Ball, Sarah Bagley, Dr Mai Chin A Paw, Prof David Crawford

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-14, BMC public health, London, England, C1

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2009

Validity and reliability of instruments to assess potential mediators of children's physical activity : a systematic review

Dr Helen Brown, Dr Clare Hume, Marijke Chinapaw

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 539-548, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Belconnen, A.C.T., C1-1

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Effects of strategies to promote children's physical activity on potential mediators

Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Helen Brown, Dr Clare Hume

(2009), Vol. 33, pp. 566-573, International journal of obesity, London, England, C1

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