Dr Nicky Ridgers

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Wales, Bangor, 2001
Master of Science, University of Wales, Bangor, 2003
Postgraduate Certificate in Learn & Teach in Higher Education, Liverpool John Moores Univ., 2004
Doctor of Philosophy, Liverpool John Moores Univ., 2007

Contact

nicky.ridgers@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46718

Research interests

Dr Ridgers current program of research is patterns of childrens physical activity and sedentary behaviours. She is interested in the assessment of these behaviours, and how these behaviours are influenced by a range of factors. Dr Ridgers is also interested in childrens physical activity levels and play behaviours during school recess and lunchtime. She has conducted a longitudinal evaluation of the effect of a playground markings and physical structures intervention on childrens activity levels, and has developed an observation instrument to enable researchers to determine the behaviours in which children engage in a range of play contexts.

Affiliations

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society

Fellow - Higher Education Academy (UK)

Teaching interests

Supervisor of four PhD students.

Conferences

Ridgers ND, Timperio A, Crawford D & Salmon J. 2011. Childrens physical activity levels over a 5-year period assessed using accelerometry (oral presentation). 2nd International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Glasgow. UK. Ridgers ND, ODwyer MV & Stratton G. 2010. The physical activity levels and play behaviours of pre-school children during lunch recess (oral presentation). 1st European Congress on Physical Activity and Health among 0-6 year old children, Epinal, France. Ridgers ND, Stratton G & McKenzie TL. 2010. Changes in childrens physical activity levels and play behaviours during school recess over 12-months (poster presentation). 3rd International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Toronto, Canada. Ridgers ND & Sayers J. 2010. Natural play in the forest: A pilot evaluation of a Forest School (oral presentation).Trees and Forests in British Society Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. Ridgers ND, Carter LM, Stratton G & McKenzie TL. 2009. Childrens Physical Activity and Behaviour during School Recess over Time: The A-CLASS Project (oral presentation). Pediatric Work Physiology Group Conference, Le Touquet, France. Ridgers ND, Graves LEF & Stratton G. 2009. Environmental features and equipment availability on physical activity levels in 9 to 10 year old children: A-CLASS Project (poster presentation). Active Living Research Annual Conference, San Diego, USA. Ridgers ND, Finnigan D, Carter L, Stratton G & McKenzie TL. 2009. Physical activity and play behaviours of children during playtime: A-CLASS Project (oral presentation). UK Society for Behavioural Medicine 4th Annual Scientific Meeting, Exeter University, Exeter, UK. Ridgers ND, Graves LEF & Stratton G. 2008. Physical activity and fitness of children aged 9-10 years: A-CLASS Project (oral presentation). 13th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Sciences, Estoril, Portugal.

Awards

2009 - Liverpool John Moores University Promising Researcher Award

2006 - Best oral presentation in the Public Health Category at the Postgraduate Research in Science and Medicine (PRISM) Annual Conference
 

Publications

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2016

Does playing a sports active video game improve young children's ball skill competence?

Tara Johnson, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Mr Ryan Hulteen, Dr Robin Mellecker, Dr Lisa Barnett

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 432-436, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Construct validity of the pictorial scale of perceived movement skill competence

Dr Lisa Barnett, Spyridoula Vazou, Dr Gavin Abbott, Dr Steve Bowe, Leah Robinson, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 294-302, Psychology of sport and exercise, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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How important is young children's actual and perceived movement skill competence to their physical activity?

Mrs Sarah Slykerman, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Christopher Stevenson, Dr Lisa Barnett

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 488-492, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Nerthlands, C1

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Standing classrooms : research and lessons learned from around the world

Erica A Hinckson, Prof Jo Salmon, Mark Benden, Stacy Clemes, Ms Bron Sudholz, Sally Barber, Saeideh Aminian, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2016), Vol. 46, pp. 977-987, Sports medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Associations of sedentary time patterns and TV viewing time with inflammatory and endothelial function biomarkers in children

L Gabel, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Paul Della Gatta, Mrs Lauren Arundell, Prof Ester Cerin, S Robinson, Prof Robin Daly, Prof David W Dunstan, Prof Jo Salmon

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 194-201, Pediatric obesity, Chichester, 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), Vol. 46, pp. 1663-1688, Sports medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Objectively measured sedentary behaviour and health and development in children and adolescents: systematic review and meta-analysis

Dr Dylan Paul Cliff, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Stewart Vella, Dr Trina Hinkley, Margarita D. Tsiros, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Jenny Veitch, Anne-Maree Parrish, Dr Louise Hardy, Prof Ronald C Plotnikoff, Tony Okely, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr David Revalds Lubans

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 330-344, Obesity reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

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The impact and feasibility of introducing height-adjustable desks on adolescents' sitting in a secondary school classroom

Ms Bron Sudholz, Ms Anna Timperio, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof David W Dunstan, Rick Baldock, Bernie Holland, Prof Jo Salmon

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 274-287, AIMS public health, Springfield, Mo., C1

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Reducing children's classroom sitting time using sit-to-stand desks: findings from pilot studies in UK and Australian primary schools.

Stacy Clemes, Sally Barber, Daniel Bingham, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Miss Elly Fletcher, Dr Natalie Pearson, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof David W Dunstan

(2016), Vol. 38, pp. 526-533, Journal of public health, London, Eng., C1

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Criterion validity of the activPAL™ and ActiGraph for assessing children's sitting and standing time in a school classroom setting

Dr Kate Ridley, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-5, International journal of behavioural nutrition, London, Eng., C1

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Impact of an 8-month trial using height-adjustable desks on children's classroom sitting patterns and markers of cardio-metabolic and musculoskeletal health

Ms Ana Maria Contardo Ayala, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Ms Bron Sudholz, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Parneet Sethi, Prof David W Dunstan

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-15, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Feasibility and effectiveness of using wearable activity trackers in youth: a systematic review

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Melitta McNarry, Kelly A. Mackintosh

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 1-12, JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth, Toronto, Ont., C1

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Firefighters' physical activity across multiple shifts of planned burn work

Miss Stephanie Chappel, A/Prof Brad Aisbett, Miss Grace Vincent, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Socio-demographic, social-cognitive, health-related and physical environmental variables associated with context-specific sitting time in Belgian adolescents: a one-year follow-up study

Cedric Busschaert, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Iilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Greet Maria Cardon, Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Katrien De Cocker

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 1-23, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Energy cost of free-play activities in 10- to 11-year-old children

Kelly A. Mackintosh, Dr Kate Ridley, Gareth Stratton, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. S71-S74, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Results from Australia's 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth

Natasha Schranz, Prof Timothy Olds, Ms Roslyn Boyd, John Spencer Evans, Sjaan Gomersall, Dr Louise Hardy, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, David R. Lubans, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Leon Straker, Stewart Vella, Prof Jenny Ziviani, Grant Tomkinson

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. S87-S94, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Associations between firefighters' physical activity across multiple shifts of wildfire suppression

Miss Grace Vincent, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Sally Ferguson, A/Prof Brad Aisbett

(2016), Vol. 59, pp. 924-931, Ergonomics, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Face validity and reliability of a pictorial instrument for assessing fundamental movement skill perceived competence in young children

Dr Lisa Barnett, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Avigdor Zask, Prof Jo Salmon

(2015), pp. 98-102, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Associations between young children's perceived and actual ball skill competence and physical activity

Dr Lisa Barnett, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 167-171, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Associations between skill perceptions and young children's actual fundamental movement skills

Miss Grace Liong, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Lisa Barnett

(2015), Vol. 120, pp. 591-603, Perceptual & motor skills, Missoula, Mont., C1

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Too hot to move? Objectively assessed seasonal changes in Australian children's physical activity

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 1-8, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

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Fundamental movement skills of preschool children in Northwest England

Jonathan D Foulkes, Zoe R. Knowles, Stuart J. Fairclough, Gareth Stratton, Mareesa V ODwyer, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2015), Vol. 121, pp. 260-283, Perceptual and motor skills, Missoula, Mont., C1

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Playing Active Video Games may not develop movement skills: an intervention trial

Dr Lisa Barnett, Dr Nicky Ridgers, A/Prof John Reynolds, A/Prof Lisa Hanna, Prof Jo Salmon

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 673-678, Preventive medicine reports, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Within-and between-day associations between children's sitting and physical activity time

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Ester Cerin, Prof Jo Salmon

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-7, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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The UP4FUN intervention effect on breaking up sedentary time in 10- to 12-year-old Belgian children: the ENERGY project

Maite Verloigne, Sveinung Berntsen, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Greet Maria Cardon, Mai ChinAPaw, Teatske Altenburg, Prof Johannes Brug, Elling Bere, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Lea Maes

(2015), Vol. 27, pp. 234-242, Pediatric exercise science, Champaign, IIl., C1

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Screen-based behaviors of children and cardiovascular risk factors

S Robinson, Prof Robin Daly, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon

(2015), Vol. 167, pp. 1239-1245, Journal of pediatrics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Associations of low- and high-intensity light activity with cardiometabolic biomarkers

Ms Bethany Howard, Elisabeth Winkler, Parneet Sethi, Valerie Carson, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Genevieve Healy, Prof Neville Owen, Prof David W Dunstan

(2015), Vol. 47, pp. 2093-2101, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Fundamental movement skills in relation to weekday and weekend physical activity in preschool children

Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 691-696, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Children's movement skills when playing active video games

Mr Ryan Hulteen, Tara M Johnson, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Robin Mellecker, Dr Lisa Barnett

(2015), Vol. 121, pp. 767-790, Perceptual & Motor Skills, Missoula, Mont., C1

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A machine learning approach to measure and monitor physical activity in children to help fight overweight and obesity

Paul Fergus, Abir Hussain, John Hearty, Stuart J. Fairclough, Lynne M Boddy, Kelly A. Mackintosh, Gareth Stratton, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Naeem Radi

(2015), pp. 676-688, ICIC 2015 : Intelligent Computing Theories, Proceedings Part II, Cham, Switzerland, E1

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Tracking of maternal self-efficacy for limiting young children's television viewing and associations with children's television viewing time: a longitudinal analysis over 15-months

Dr Jill Hnatiuk, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Karen Campbell, Dr Nicky Ridgers, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-7, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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2014

Objectively assessed recess physical activity in girls and boys from high and low socioeconomic backgrounds

Georges Baquet, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Aurelie Blaes, Julien Aucouturier, Emmanuel Van Praagh, Serge Berthoin

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-6, BMC Public Health, London, England, C1

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Non-overweight and overweight children's physical activity during school recess

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Pedro F. Saint-Maurice, Gregory J. Welk, Prof Mohammad Siahpush, Jennifer Huberty

(2014), Vol. 73, pp. 129-136, Health education journal, London, England, C1

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Parents' and children's views on whether active video games are a substitute for the 'real thing'

Dr Lisa Barnett, Dr Nicky Ridgers, A/Prof Lisa Hanna, Prof Jo Salmon

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 366-381, Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Compensation of physical activity and sedentary time in primary school children

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Ester Cerin, Prof Jo Salmon

(2014), Vol. 46, pp. 1564-1569, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, Philadelphia, PA, C1

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Patterns of objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in preschool children

Mareesa O`Dwyer, Stuart J. Fairclough, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Zoe R. Knowles, Lawrence Foweather, Gareth Stratton

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 1233-1238, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, IL, C1

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Design elements and feasibility of an organized multiplayer mobile active videogame for primary school-aged children

Mrs Sophie Mckenzie, Dr Shaun Bangay, Dr Lisa Barnett, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon

(2014), Vol. 3, pp. 1-9, Games for health journal, New Rochelle, NY, C1

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Reliability of the Pictorial Scale of Perceived Movement Skill Competence in Two Diverse Samples of Young Children.

Dr Lisa Barnett, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2014), pp. 1-20, Journal of physical activity & health, Manchester, Eng., C1

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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

An observational assessment of physical activity levels and social behaviour during elementary school recess

Simon J. Roberts, Stuart J. Fairclough, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Conor Porteous

(2013), Vol. 72, pp. 254-262, Health education journal, London, England, C1

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The effect of school recess interventions on physical activity

Anne-Maree Parrish, A/Prof Anthony Okely, Rebecca M. Stanley, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2013), Vol. 43, pp. 287-299, Sports medicine, Auckland, New Zealand, C1

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Learning from the experts : exploring playground experience and activities using a write and draw technique

Zoe R. Knowles, Daniel Parnell, Gareth Stratton, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 406-415, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

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What factors are associated with adolescents' school break time physical activity and sedentary time?

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof David Crawford, Prof Jo Salmon

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 1-8, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Effective recruitment and retention strategies in community health programs

Ms Jennifer Mccann, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Lukar Thornton, Dr Megan Teychenne

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 104-110, Health promotion journal of Australia, Camperdown, NSW, C1

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Light-intensity physical activity and cardiometabolic biomarkers in US adolescents

Valerie Carson, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Ms Bethany Howard, Elisabeth Winkler, Dr Genevieve Healy, Prof Neville Owen, Prof David W Dunstan, Prof Jo Salmon

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 1-7, Plos one, San Francisco, California, C1

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Effects of a playground marking intervention on school recess physical activity in French children

Aurelie Blaes, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Julien Aucouturier, Emmanuel Van Praagh, Serge Berthoin, Georges Baquet

(2013), Vol. 57, pp. 580-584, Preventive medicine, Boston, Mass., C1

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Early childhood predictors of toddlers' physical activity: longitudinal findings from the Melbourne InFANT program

Dr Jill Hnatiuk, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Karen Campbell, Dr Nicky Ridgers, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 1-9, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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Effect of a school-based active play intervention on sedentary time and physical activity in preschool children

M V O`Dwyer, Stuart J. Fairclough, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Zoe R. Knowles, Lawrence Foweather, Gareth Stratton

(2013), Vol. 28, pp. 931-942, Health education research, Oxford, England, C1

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Development and use of an observation tool for active gaming and movement (OTAGM) to measure children's movement skill components during active video game play

Miss Rita Rosa, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Lisa Barnett

(2013), Vol. 117, pp. 935-949, Perceptual and motor skills : physical development & measurement, Missoula, Montana, 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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5-year changes in afterschool physical activity and sedentary behavior

Mrs Lauren Arundell, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Trina Hinkley, Prof Anna Timperio

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 605-611, American journal of preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2012

Validity of a brief self-report instrument for assessing compliance with physical activity guidelines amongst adolescents

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof David Crawford, Prof Jo Salmon

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 136-141, Journal of medicine and science in sport, Chatswood, N. S. W., C1

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Lack of relationship between sedentary behaviour and vascular function in children

N. D. Hopkins, Gareth Stratton, Dr Nicky Ridgers, L. E. F. Graves, N. T. Cable, D. J. Green

(2012), Vol. 112, pp. 617-622, European journal of applied physiology, Heidelberg, Germany, C1-1

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Agreement between activPAL and ActiGraph for assessing children's sedentary time

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Kate Ridley, Eoin O'Connell, Mrs Lauren Arundell, Prof Anna Timperio

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 1-18, International journal of behavioural nutrition and physical activity, London, U. K., C1

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Correlates of children’s moderate and vigorous physical activity during weekdays and weekends

Stuart J. Fairclough, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Gregory J. Welk

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 129-137, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Five-year changes in school recess and lunchtime and the contribution to children’s daily physical activity

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof David Crawford, Prof Jo Salmon

(2012), Vol. 46, pp. 741-746, British journal of sports medicine, London, England, C1

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Physical activity levels and patterns of 19-month-old children

Dr Jill Hnatiuk, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Karen Campbell, Dr Zoe McCallum, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh

(2012), Vol. 44, pp. 1715-1720, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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A calibration protocol for population-specific accelerometer cut-points in children

Kelly A. Mackintosh, Stuart J. Fairclough, Gareth Stratton, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-6, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Am I able? Is it worth it? Adolescent girls' motivational predispositions to school physical education : Associations with health-enhancing physical activity

Stuart J. Fairclough, Toni A. Hilland, Gareth Stratton, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2012), Vol. 18, pp. 147-158, European physical education review, Nafferton, England, C1

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Weight status associations with physical activity intensity and physical self-perceptions in 10-to 11-year-old children

Stuart J. Fairclough, Lynne M Boddy, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Gareth Stratton

(2012), Vol. 24, pp. 100-112, Pediatric exercise science, Champaign, Ill., C1

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School day segmented physical activity patterns of high and low active children

Stuart J. Fairclough, Aaron Beighle, Heather Erwin, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-23, BMC public health, London, England, C1

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Physical activity during school recess : a systematic review

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon, Anne-Maree Parrish, Rebecca M. Stanley, A/Prof Anthony Okely

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 320-328, American journal of preventive medicine, New York, N.Y., C1

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Differences between 9-11 year old British Pakistani and White British girls in physical activity and behavior during school recess

Tessa Pollard, Yvonne C. Hornby-Turner, Adarshini Ghurbhurrun, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-8, BMC public health, London, England, C1

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Encouraging play in the natural environment : a child-focused case study of Forest School

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Zoe R. Knowles, Jo Sayers

(2012), Vol. 10, pp. 49-65, Children's geographies, Abingdon, England, C1

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2011

How is active transport associated with children's and adolescents' physical activity over time?

Dr Alison Carver, Prof Anna Timperio, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof David Crawford

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 1-6, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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Comparing the physiological cost of step-powered video gaming, sedentary video gaming and self paced ambulatory activity in university students

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Joanna McKinney, Gareth Stratton, L. E. F. Graves

(2011), Vol. 2, pp. 81-88, Archives of exercise in health and disease, Plácido Costa, Portugal, C1-1

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Differences in physical activity during school recess

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Pedro F. Saint-Maurice, Gregory J. Welk, M. Siahpush, Jennifer Huberty

(2011), Vol. 81, pp. 545-551, Journal of school health, Kent, OH., C1

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Seasonal reduction in physical activity and flow-mediated dilation in children

N. D. Hopkins, Gareth Stratton, T. M. Tinken, Dr Nicky Ridgers, L. E. F. Graves, N. D. McWhannell, N. T. Cable, D. J. Green

(2011), Vol. 43, pp. 232-238, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, Philadelphia, PA, C1-1

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Associations between selected demographic, biological, school environmental and physical education based correlates, and adolescent physical activity

Toni A. Hilland, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Gareth Stratton, Stuart J. Fairclough

(2011), Vol. 23, pp. 61-71, Pediatric exercise science, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

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Assessing free-living physical activity using accelerometry : practical issues for researchers and practitioners

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Stuart J. Fairclough

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 205-213, European journal of sport science, Oxfordshire, England, C1-1

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Biological maturity and primary school children's physical activity : influence of different physical activity assessment instruments

Stuart J. Fairclough, Lynne M Boddy, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Gareth Stratton, Sean Cumming

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 241-248, European journal of sport science, Oxfordshire, England, C1

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Examining children's physical activity and play behaviors during school playtime over time

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Laura M. Carter, Gareth Stratton, Thomas L. McKenzie,

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 586-595, Health education research, Oxford, England, C1

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Examining physical activity and inactivity in 9-12 years old children

Martina Uvacsek, Miklos Toth, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2011), Vol. 98, pp. 313-320, Acta physiologica hungarica, Budapest, Hungary, C1

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Physical activity in non-overweight and overweight UK preschool children : preliminary findings and methods of the Active Play Project

M. V. O\'Dwyer, Lawrence Foweather, Gareth Stratton, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 345-349, Science and sports, Issy les Moulineaux, France, C1

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Using formative research to develop CHANGE! : a curriculum-based physical activity promoting intervention

Kelly A. Mackintosh, Zoe R. Knowles, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Stuart J. Fairclough

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-12, BMC public health, London, England, C1

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2010

The effect of active video gaming on children's physical activity, behavior preferences and body composition

L. E. F. Graves, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Greg T. Atkinson, Gareth Stratton

(2010), Vol. 22, pp. 535-546, Pediatric exercise science, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

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Examining influences on boys' and girls' physical activity patterns: the a-class project

Dr Nicky Ridgers, L. E. F. Graves, Lawrence Foweather, Gareth Stratton

(2010), Vol. 22, pp. 638-650, Pediatric exercise science, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

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Relationships between maturity status, physical activity and physical self-perceptions in primary school children

Stuart J. Fairclough, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2010), Vol. 28, pp. 1-9, Journal of sports sciences, London, England, C1-1

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Twelve-month effects of a playground intervention on children's morning and lunchtime recess physical activity levels

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Stuart J. Fairclough, Gareth Stratton

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 167-175, Journal of physical activity & health, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

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The physiological cost and enjoyment of Wii Fit in adolescents, young adults, and older adults

L. E. F. Graves, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Karen Williams, Gareth Stratton, Greg T. Atkinson

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 393-401, Journal of physical activity & health, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

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Reliability and validity of the system for observing children's activity and relationships during play (SOCARP)

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Gareth Stratton, Thomas L. McKenzie

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 17-25, Journal of physical activity & health, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

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Variables associated with children's physical activity levels during recess : the A-CLASS project

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Stuart J. Fairclough, Gareth Stratton

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 1-8, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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2009

Physical activity levels of Hungarian children during school recess

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Miklos Toth, Martina Uvacsek

(2009), Vol. 49, pp. 410-412, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Relationships between measures of fitness, physical activity, body composition and vascular function in children

N. D. Hopkins, Gareth Stratton, T. M. Tinken, N. D. McWhannell, Dr Nicky Ridgers, L. E. F. Graves, K. George, N. T. Cable, D. J. Green

(2009), Vol. 204, pp. 244-249, Atherosclerosis, Dublin, Ireland, C1-1

journal
2008

Physical activity levels during the school day

Gareth Stratton, Stuart J. Fairclough, Dr Nicky Ridgers

(2008), pp. 321-350, Youth physical activity and sedentary behavior : challenges and solutions, Leeds, England, B1-1

chapter

The contribution of upper limb and total body movement to adolescents’ energy expenditure whilst playing Nintendo Wii

L. E. F. Graves, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Gareth Stratton

(2008), Vol. 104, pp. 617-623, European journal of applied physiology, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal

Energy expenditure in adolescents playing new generation computer games

L. E. F. Graves, Gareth Stratton, Dr Nicky Ridgers, N. T. Cable

(2008), Vol. 42, pp. 592-594, British journal of sports medicine, London, England, C1-1

journal
2007

Contribution of recess to habitual physical activity in boys and girls : A-CLASS project

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Gareth Stratton

(2007), pp. 138-141, Children and exercise XXIV : the proceedings of the 24th Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting, London, England, E1-1

conference

Long-term effects of a playground markings and physical structures on children's recess physical activity levels

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Gareth Stratton, Stuart J. Fairclough, Jos W. R. Twisk

(2007), Vol. 44, pp. 393-397, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Perceptions of athletic competence and fear of negative evaluation during physical education

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Della M. A. Fazey, Stuart J. Fairclough

(2007), Vol. 77, pp. 339-349, British journal of educational psychology, Leicester, England, C1-1

journal

Physical activity levels of normal-weight and overweight girls and boys during primary school recess

Gareth Stratton, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Stuart J. Fairclough, David J. Richardson

(2007), Vol. 15, pp. 1513-1519, Obesity, Basingstoke, England, C1-1

journal

Children's physical activity levels during school recess : a quasi-experimental intervention study

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Gareth Stratton, Stuart J. Fairclough, Jos W. R. Twisk

(2007), Vol. 4, pp. 19-28, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1-1

journal

Comparison of energy expenditure in adolescents when playing new generation and sedentary computer games: cross sectional study

L. E. F. Graves, Gareth Stratton, Dr Nicky Ridgers, N. T. Cable

(2007), Vol. 335, pp. 1282-1284, BMJ : British medical journal, London, England, C1-1

journal
2006

Physical activity levels of children during school playtime

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Gareth Stratton, Stuart J. Fairclough

(2006), Vol. 36, pp. 359-371, Sports medicine, Auckland, N.Z., C1-1

journal

Day-to-day and seasonal variability of physical activity during school recess

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Gareth Stratton, Emily Clark, Stuart J. Fairclough, David J. Richardson

(2006), Vol. 42, pp. 372-374, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal
2005

Assessing physical activity during recess using accelerometry

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Gareth Stratton, Stuart J. Fairclough

(2005), Vol. 41, pp. 102-107, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Physical activity during school recess : the Liverpool sporting playgrounds project

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Gareth Stratton

(2005), Vol. 17, pp. 281-290, Pediatric excercise science, United States, C1-1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Understanding patterns of physical activity in youth: exploring compensatory effects

Dr Nicky Ridgers

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2014: $138,953
  • 2013: $138,147
  • 2012: $126,539

Do children have a physical activity 'set-point'?

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Sebastien Chastin

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2017: $21,470

Other Public Sector Funding

DoHA review of national physical activity recommendations for children and adolescents

Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Anna Timperio

  • 2012: $1,200

Literature Review - Children's Physical Activitiy Participation; Active for Life Part 2

Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Trina Hinkley, Prof Jo Salmon

  • 2013: $15,050

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

  • 2016: $99,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2015

Grace Vincent

Thesis entitled: Fighting fires and fatigue: sleep, physical activity, and physical task performance

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Sarah-Jane Robinson

Thesis entitled: Patterns of sedentary behaviour and cardiovascular health in children

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Jill Hnatiuk

Thesis entitled: Understanding young children's physical activity

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences