Dr Shannon Sahlqvist

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2008

Contact

Research interests

Dr Sahlqvist’s research is primarily focused on understanding and influencing walking and cycling.  For her doctoral studies Dr Sahlqvist developed and evaluated a physical activity website designed to link adults with opportunities for walking in their neighbourhood. After completing her PhD Dr Sahlqvist took up a position at the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit in Cambridge (UK) where she worked primarily on the iConnect project, a program of ‘natural experiment’ research evaluating the impact of new walking and cycling infrastructure. Dr Sahlqvist is particularly interested in using new information technologies to promote walking and cycling and in evaluating natural experiments to better understand environmental influences on walking and cycling.

Affiliations

International Society of Physical Activity and Health

Teaching interests

Chair HSE203
Chair HSE313
Chair HSE212
Chair HSE316
Supervisors and co-supervisors honours students

Conferences

Sahlqvist, S. Connecting People with their Community An environmentally focused individual intervention to increase physical activity among adults. Invited speaker at the 2013 ISBNPA Post-Conference Satellite Meeting. 26 – 28th May, Cambridge, UK.

Sahlqvist, S., Jones, T., Song, Y., Goodman, A., Bull, F., Powell, J., & Ogilvie, D. Evaluating new infrastructure for walking and cycling: understanding the how and why? Presented at the International Society of Behavioural nutrition and Physical Activity annual meeting; Ghent, Belgium; 22-25th May, 2013. Symposium

Goodman, A., Sahlqvist, S., & Ogilvie, D. Use and one-year impacts of new walking and cycling infrastructure: a controlled natural experiment study. Presented at the International Society of Behavioural nutrition and Physical Activity annual meeting; Ghent, Belgium; 22-25th May, 2013

Baker, G., Bill, E., Bird, E., Ogilvie, D., Powell, J., Sahlqvist, S., & Mutrie, N. Developing a self-help intervention to  increase active commuting: rationale for and design of the iPACE study. Presented at the International Society of Behavioural nutrition and Physical Activity annual meeting; Ghent, Belgium; 22-25th May, 2013.

Sahlqvist, S., Ogilvie, D., Goodman, A., Simmons, R., Khaw, K., Cavill, N., Foster, C., & Wareham, N. The impact of cycling on cardiovascular disease; 8 year follow-up of the Epic-Norfolk cohort. Presented at ‘be active 2012’ the 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health; Sydney, Australia; 31 Oct – 3rd Nov, 2012.

Sahlqvist, S., Goodman, A., Cooper, A., & Ogilvie, D, on behalf of the iConnect consortium. Is an increase in active travel associated with an increase in overall physical activity? Findings from the iConnect study. Presented at ‘be active 2012’ the 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health; Sydney, Australia; 31 Oct – 3rd Nov, 2012
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Heesch, KC., Sahlqvist, S., & Garrard, J. Gender differences in utility cycling in Queensland: A cross-sectional study of cycling patterns. Presented at the Population Health Congress 2012, Adelaide, South Australia, September, 2012.

Heesch, KC., Sahlqvist, S., & Garrard, J. 2012. Gender differences in utility cycling in Queensland: A cross-sectional study of cycling patterns. Oral presentation. Population Health Congress. Adelaide, South Australia.

Smith, L., Sahlqvist, S., Ogilvie, D., Jones, A., Griffin, S, & van Sluijs, E. 2012. Is active travel to non-school destinations associated with overall physical activity levels in primary school children? Oral Presentation. Presented at the 2012 meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Austin, Texas.

Smith, L., Sahlqvist, S., Jones, T, Cooper, A., & Ogilvie, D. 2012. Is Independent mobility associated with mode of travel to or from school in high school students? Oral Presentation at the 2012 meeting of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Austin, Texas.

Professional activities

Dr Sahlqvist is the 2nd Year Coordinator and the Physical Activity and Health Stream Coordinator for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science Degree at the Waurn Ponds Campus. She is also a member of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Board. Dr Sahlqvist regularly reviews for numerous journals including Preventive Medicine, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal of Physical Activity and Health and the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Awards

2003 – 2007 Awarded University of Queensland Mid-Year Scholarship
2006  Awarded Australian Society of Behavioural Medicine Travel Scholarship
2006  Awarded National Heart Foundation Travel Scholarship
2002  Deans Commendation for Outstanding Achievement

Publications

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2017

Effects of living near a new urban motorway on the travel behaviour of local residents in deprived areas: evidence from a natural experimental study

L Foley, R Prins, F Crawford, S Sahlqvist, D Ogilvie

(2017), Vol. 43, pp. 57-65, Health & place, Amsterdam, The Netherland, C1

journal

Effects of living near an urban motorway on the wellbeing of local residents in deprived areas: natural experimental study

L Foley, R Prins, F Crawford, D Humphreys, R Mitchell, S Sahlqvist, H Thomson, D Ogilvie

(2017), Vol. 12, pp. 1-16, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal

Area-level socio-economic disparities in active and sedentary transport: investigating the role of population density in Australia

T Sugiyama, R Cole, R Thompson, S Sahlqvist, T de Sá, A Carver, T Astell-Burt

(2017), pp. 1-7, Journal of transport & health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2016

Changing the environment to improve population health: a framework for considering exposure in natural experimental studies

D Humphreys, J Panter, S Sahlqvist, A Goodman, D Ogilvie

(2016), Vol. 70, pp. 941-946, Journal of epidemiology and community health, London, Eng., C1

journal

Effects of new motorway infrastructure on active travel in the local population: a retrospective repeat cross-sectional study in Glasgow, Scotland

J Olsen, R Mitchell, D Ogilvie, S Sahlqvist

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1-1

journal
2015

Mechanisms underpinning use of new walking and cycling infrastructure in different contexts: mixed-method analysis

S Sahlqvist, A Goodman, T Jones, J Powell, Y Song, D Ogilvie

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 1-15, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal

Neighborhood environmental attributes and adults' sedentary behaviors: review and research agenda

M Koohsari, T Sugiyama, S Sahlqvist, S Mavoa, N Hadgraft, N Owen

(2015), Vol. 77, pp. 141-149, Preventative medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2014

Reliability and validity of the transport and physical activity questionnaire (TPAQ) for assessing physical activity behaviour.

E Adams, M Goad, S Sahlqvist, F Bull, A Cooper, D Ogilvie, iConnect Consortium

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-9, PLoS One, San Francisco, CA, C1

journal

New walking and cycling routes and increased physical activity: one- and 2-year findings from the UK iConnect study

A Goodman, S Sahlqvist, D Ogilvie

(2014), Vol. 104, pp. e38-e46, American journal of public health, Washington, DC, C1

journal

Active transport, independent mobility and territorial range among children residing in disadvantaged areas

A Carver, J Veitch, S Sahlqvist, D Crawford, C Hume

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 267-273, Journal of transport and health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2013

Change in active travel and changes in recreational and total physical activity in adults : longitudinal findings from the iConnect study

S Sahlqvist, A Goodman, A Cooper, D Ogilvie

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

journal

Who uses new walking and cycling infrastructure and how? Longitudinal results from the UK iConnect study

A Goodman, S Sahlqvist, D Ogilvie

(2013), Vol. 57, pp. 518-524, Preventive medicine, San Diego, California, C1

journal

Behavior change techniques used to promote walking and cycling : a systematic review

E Bird, G Baker, N Mutrie, D Ogilvie, S Sahlqvist, J Powell

(2013), Vol. 32, pp. 829-838, Health psychology, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Physical activity in three regional communities in Queensland

W Brown, N Burton, S Sahlqvist, K Heesch, K McCarthy, N Ng, J van Uffelen

(2013), Vol. 21, pp. 112-120, Australian journal of rural health, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal

Correlates of walking and cycling for transport and recreation: factor structure, reliability and behavioural associations of the perceptions of the environment in the neighbourhood scale (PENS)

E Adams, A Goodman, S Sahlqvist, F Bull, D Ogilvie

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 1-15, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal

Key influences on motivations for utility cycling (cycling for transport to and from places)

K Heesch, S Sahlqvist

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 227-233, Health promotion journal of Australia, Camperdown, NSW, C1

journal

The association of cycling with all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality: findings from the population-based EPIC-Norfolk cohort

S Sahlqvist, A Goodman, R Simmons, K Khaw, N Cavill, C Foster, R Luben, N Wareham, D Ogilvie

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 1-10, BMJ Open, London, England, C1

journal
2012

The impact of public transport strikes on use of a bicycle share program in London : interrupted time series design

D Fuller, S Sahlqvist, S Cummins, D Ogilvie

(2012), Vol. 54, pp. 74-76, Preventive medicine, Maryland Heights, Mo., C1-1

journal

Evaluating the travel, physical activity and carbon impacts of a 'natural experiment' in the provision of new walking and cycling infrastructure : methods for the core module of the iConnect study

D Ogilvie, F Bull, A Cooper, H Rutter, E Adams, C Brand, K Ghali, T Jones, N Mutrie, J Powell, J Preston, S Sahlqvist, Y Song

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 1-14, BMJ open, London, U. K., C1-1

journal

Characteristics of utility cyclists in Queensland, Australia : an examination of the associations between individual, social and environmental factors and utility cycling

S Sahlqvist, K Heesch

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 818-828, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

journal

Is active travel to non-school destinations associated with physical activity in primary school children?

L Smith, S Sahlqvist, D Ogilvie, A Jones, S Griffin, E van Sluijs

(2012), Vol. 54, pp. 224-228, Preventive medicine, Maryland Heights, Mo., C1-1

journal

Gender differences in recreational and transport cycling : a cross-sectional mixed-methods comparison of cycling patterns, motivators, and constraints

K Heesch, S Sahlqvist, J Garrard

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 1-12, International journal of behavioural nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal

Is a change in mode of travel to school associated with a change in overall physical activity levels in children? Longitudinal results from the SPEEDY study

L Smith, S Sahlqvist, D Ogilvie, A Jones, K Corder, S Griffin, E van Sluijs

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 1-8, International journal of behavioural nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1-1

journal

Is active travel associated with greater physical activity? The contribution of commuting and non-commuting active travel to total physical activity in adults

S Sahlqvist, Y Song, D Ogilvie

(2012), Vol. 55, pp. 206-211, Preventive medicine, Maryland Heights, Mo., C1

journal
2011

Incidence, severity and correlates of bicycling injuries in a sample of cyclists in Queensland, Australia

K Heesch, J Garrard, S Sahlqvist

(2011), Vol. 43, pp. 2085-2092, Accident analysis and prevention, Oxford, U. K., C1

journal

Cyclists' experiences of harassment from motorists : findings from a survey of cyclists in Queensland, Australia

K Heesch, S Sahlqvist, J Garrard

(2011), Vol. 53, pp. 417-420, Preventive medicine, Maryland Heights, Mo., C1

journal

Effect of questionnaire length, personalisation and reminder type on response rate to a complex postal survey : randomised controlled trial

S Sahlqvist, Y Song, F Bull, E Adams, J Preston, D Ogilvie

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-8, BMC medical research methodology, London, U. K., C1-1

journal
2010

Interventions to promote cycling: a systematic review

L Yang, S Sahlqvist, A McMinn, S Griffin, D Ogilvie

(2010), Vol. 341, pp. 1-10, BMJ, London, U. K., C1-1

journal
2009

Randomized trial of a neighborhood environment-focused physical activity website intervention

S Ferney, A Marshall, E Eakin, N Owen

(2009), Vol. 48, pp. 144-150, Preventive medicine, Maryland Heights, Mo., C1-1

journal

Awareness and changing perceptions of physical activity guidelines among delegates at the Australian conference of science and medicine in sport

S Ferney, G Moorhead, A Bauman, W Brown

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 642-646, Journal of medicine and science in sport, Chatswood, N. S. W., C1-1

journal
2006

Website physical activity interventions : preferences of potential users

S Ferney, A Marshall

(2006), Vol. 21, pp. 560-566, Health education research, Cary, N. C., C1-1

journal

Grants

Other Public Sector Funding

Walk to School 2015 - Research and evaluation

Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Jan Garrard, Prof Jo Salmon

  • 2016: $25,000
  • 2015: $54,100

Walk to School 2016 - Research and evaluation

Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon

  • 2017: $37,000
  • 2016: $82,000

Industry and Other Funding

Develop an environment section of the global physical activity toolkit

Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Jenny Veitch, Dr Shannon Sahlqvist

  • 2016: $14,850

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report