Faculty of Health

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research

Jo Salmon

Position Alfred Deakin Professor
Email jo.salmon@deakin.edu.au
Area School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Phone +61 3 92517254
Campus Melbourne Burwood Campus


Role and profile
Professor Jo Salmon holds a Personal Chair in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She is Associate Head of School – Research and a member of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN). Professor Salmon currently holds a 5-year National Heart Foundation of Australia Career Development Fellowship Award (to finish July, 2012). She supervises 7 research degree students. Professor Salmon is an active researcher in understanding and influencing physical activity in populations, in particular children and families.


Teaching responsibilities
7 PhD students



Research interests
Professor Salmon's program of research focuses on the behavioural epidemiology of children’s' and adults’ physical activity and sedentary behaviour. She is interested in the assessment of these behaviours; in understanding the individual, social and environmental factors that influence participation; and the development of strategies to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary time among children and adults.

Recent research includes the development and validation of instruments to assess physical activity and sedentary behaviour among children; descriptive studies of influences on child and youth physical activity and sedentary behaviour; and examination of the effectiveness of strategies to reduce children’s sitting time and promote physical activity at school and at home.




Awards and prizes
Winner - Applied Research in Sport and Recreation Science Award. Switch-Play, Deakin University. Sport and Recreation Awards, Department for Victorian Communities, 12th October 2006.

Finalist - Applied Research in Sport and Recreation Science Award. Children’s Leisure Activities Study. Sport and Recreation Industry Awards, Sport and Recreation Victoria, 2nd September 2003.

Finalist - Applied Research in Sport and Recreation Science Award. Children’s Leisure Activities Study. Sport and Recreation Industry Awards, Sport and Recreation Victoria, 2nd September 2003.

Victorian Public Health Research Award for Excellence and Innovation. Children’s Participation in Physical Activity. Department of Human Services, Victoria, 28th October 2002.




Memberships
Australian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine
International Society of Behavioral Medicine
International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Society of Behavioral Medicine (US)
Sports Medicine Australia
International Society for Physical Activity and Health
ACAORN (Australian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network)




Service to the University, discipline or community
Professor Salmon has held several positions within the School and Faculty including:
• Acting Associate Head of School (Research)
• Member, School Executive Committee
• Co-ordinator, Higher Degrees by Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University
• Member, Academic Board, Deakin University
• Member, Deakin University Course Awards Review Committee (CARC)
• Member, Faculty Academic Promotions Committee, Deakin University
• Member, Faculty Board (Health, Deakin University)
• Chair, School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences Infrastructure and Services Committee, Deakin University

She is currently a member of the following committees:
• Faculty Board
• Academic Board
• School Research Committee
• School Board
• Executive Committee of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN)

Professor Salmon serves on the Editorial Board of the following journals:
• Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
• International Journal of Pediatric Obesity
• International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
• American Journal of Health Promotion

Professor Salmon’s research has contributed to public health physical activity initiatives nationally. She has played a key role on the steering committee for development of the National Child and Youth Physical Activity Recommendations for 0-5 and for 5-18 year olds.

Professor Salmon is Chair of the National Physical Activity Program Committee for the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NHFA). She regularly reviews research applications for national and international funding bodies, including NHMRC, ARC, NHFA, and the Marsden Fund New Zealand, and she is Vice-Chair of the Council on Obesity Prevention and Management, International Society for Physical Activity and Health.





Conferences
Invited presentations:

Heart Foundation national conference - Heart to Heart: from Access to Action, Melbourne, 2011.
2nd International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM 2011), Glasgow, 2011.


Keynote Presentation. 3rd International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Toronto, May 5-8, 2010

International Conference on Childhood Obesity, Hong Kong, October 12-16, 2008

National Institutes of Child Health and Development Washington USA, Sept 30-Oct 2, 2008

10th International Symposium- childhood obesity, Québec, Canada, November 16, 2007

International Conference on Physical activity and Obesity in Children, Toronto, Canada, June 24-27, 2007

4th International Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference, Amsterdam, June 2005

8th Shizuoka Forum on Health and Longevity, Shizuoka City, Japan, November 2003.

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

12th June 2012