Dr Helen Brown

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

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

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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2018

Cross sectional associations of screen time and outdoor play with social skills in preschool children

T Hinkley, H Brown, V Carson, M Teychenne

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 1-15, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Investigating children's short-term responses to imposed or restricted physical activity

N Ridgers, K Lamb, A Timperio, H Brown, J Salmon

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 239-246, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal
2017

Facebook use and its relationship with sport anxiety

K Encel, C Mesagno, H Brown

(2017), Vol. 35, pp. 756-761, Journal of sports sciences, London, Eng., C1

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A cluster-randomised controlled trial to promote physical activity in adolescents: the Raising Awareness of Physical Activity (RAW-PA) study

N Ridgers, A Timperio, H Brown, K Ball, S Macfarlane, S Lai, K Richards, W Ngan, J Salmon

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-10, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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Physical education teachers' perspectives and experiences when teaching FMS to early adolescent girls

N Lander, L Hanna, H Brown, A Telford, P Morgan, J Salmon, L Barnett

(2017), Vol. 36, pp. 113-118, Journal of teaching in physical education, Champaign, Ill., C1

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What mums think matters: a mediating model of maternal perceptions of the impact of screen time on preschoolers' actual screen time

T Hinkley, V Carson, K Kalomakaefu, H Brown

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 339-345, Preventive medicine reports, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The impact of modified rules on involvement and psychosocial influences on AFL junior football players

H Brown, P Phillips, K Encel

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. e121-e121, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Gaps in international nutrition and child feeding guidelines: a look at the nutrition and young child feeding education of Ghanaian nurses

J Davis, H Brown, S Ramsay

(2017), pp. 1-10, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Effect of classroom-based physical activity interventions on academic and physical activity outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

A Watson, A Timperio, H Brown, K Best, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 1-24, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

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A primary school active break programme (ACTI-BREAK): study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial

A Watson, A Timperio, H Brown, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 18, pp. 1-11, Trials, London, Eng., C1

journal
2016

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

L Barnett, S Lai, S Veldman, L Hardy, D Cliff, P Morgan, A Zask, D Lubans, S Shultz, N Ridgers, E Rush, H Brown, A Okely

(2016), Vol. 46, pp. 1663-1688, Sports medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Fundamental movement skills: an important focus

L Barnett, D Stodden, K Cohen, J Smith, D Lubans, M Lenoir, S Iivonen, A Miller, A Laukkanen, D Dudley, N Lander, H Brown, P Morgan

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 219-225, Journal of teaching in physical education, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Practicalities and research considerations for conducting childhood obesity prevention interventions with families

P Morgan, R Jones, C Collins, K Hesketh, M Young, T Burrows, A Magarey, H Brown, T Hinkley, R Perry, L Brennan, A Spence, K Campbell

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 1-16, Children, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

Facilitating collaborative interdisciplinary research: exploring process and implications for leisure scholars

G Goc Karp, S Houge Mackenzie, J Son, H Brown, A Kern

(2016), Vol. 40, pp. 201-223, Leisure/loisir, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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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

M Connelly, H Brown, P van der Pligt, M 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

N Lander, L Barnett, H Brown, A Telford

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

journal
2014

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

M Yildirim, L Arundell, E Cerin, V Carson, H Brown, D Crawford, K Hesketh, N Ridgers, S Te Velde, M Chinapaw, J Salmon

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

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Setting the stage: coordinated approaches to school health and physical education

S Kelder, G Karp, P Scruggs, H Brown

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 440-448, Journal of teaching in physical education, Champaign, United States, C1-1

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Implications for comprehensive school physical activity program implementation

G Goc Karp, P Scruggs, H Brown, S Kelder

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 611-623, Journal of teaching in physical education, Champaign, United States, C1-1

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2013

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

L Hardy, A Hills, A Timperio, D Cliff, D Lubans, P Morgan, B Taylor, H Brown

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

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

H Brown, C Hume, N Pearson, J Salmon

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

V Carson, J Salmon, L Arundell, N Ridgers, E Cerin, H Brown, K Hesketh, K Ball, M Chinapaw, M Yildirim, R Daly, D Dunstan, D Crawford

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

journal
2011

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

M Conley, P Gastin, H Brown, C 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

J Salmon, L Arundell, C Hume, H Brown, K Hesketh, D Dunstan, R Daly, N Pearson, E Cerin, M Moodie, L Sheppard, K Ball, S Bagley, M Paw, D Crawford

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

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2009

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

J Salmon, H Brown, C Hume

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

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

H Brown, C Hume, M ChinAPaw

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

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Using Fitbits to promote physical activity in inactive Victorian adolescents: Technological revolution or fad

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Helen Brown, Prof Kylie Ball, Ms Susie Macfarlane

  • 2018: $20,000
  • 2017: $81,000
  • 2016: $99,000

Industry and Other Funding

Evaluation of the impact and efficacy of the 2014 junior Match Guide on participants and key stakeholders

Prof Pamm Phillips, Ms Kylie Wehner, Dr Helen Brown

  • 2016: $12,719
  • 2015: $50,876
  • 2014: $63,596

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report