Faculty of Health

Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research

Shannon Sahlqvist

Position Lecturer
Email shannon.sahlqvist@deakin.edu.au
Area School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Phone
Campus Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


Role and profile
Dr Shannon Sahlqvist is a Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and a member of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN).


Teaching responsibilities
Campus Chair, Lecturer and Tutor HSE203 Exercise Behaviour
Campus Chair, Lecturer and Tutor HSE212 Physical Activity Promotion and Evaluation
Campus Chair, Lecturer and Tutor HSE313 Understanding Children’s Physical Activity
Campus Chair, Lecturer and Tutor HSE316 Physical Activity and Population Health



Research interests
Shannon’s research is primarily focused on understanding and influencing walking and cycling, in particular for transport. For her doctoral studies Shannon developed and evaluated a physical activity website designed to link adults with opportunities for walking in their neighbourhood. After completing her PhD Shannon 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. Shannon 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.


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



Memberships
International Society of Physical Activity and Health


Service to the University, discipline or community
Shannon is the 2nd Year Coordinator and the Physical Activity and Health Stream Coordinator for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science Degree at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds Campus and a member of the School Board. She 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.


Conferences
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.
Heesch, KC, Garrard, J., & Sahlqvist, S. 2011. Exploring gender differences in recreational and utility cycling in Queensland. Oral presentation at the Asia-Pacific Cycling Conference, Brisbane, Queensland.
Heesch, KC, & Sahlqvist, S. 2011. Who cycles for transport? Correlates of utility cycling in Australian cyclists. Oral presentation at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne, Victoria.
Heesch, KC, Sahlqvist, S., & Garrard, J. 2011. Get off the road, idiot! Exploring gender differences in cyclists’ experiences of harassment in Queensland. Oral presentation at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne, Victoria.
Heesch, KC, Garrard, J., & Sahlqvist, S .2010. Which cyclists experience harassment from motorists? Findings from Queensland. Oral presentation at the ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Port Douglas, Queensland.
Heesch, KC, Garrard, J., & Sahlqvist, S. 2010 What factors are associated with cyclists getting injured? Correlates of cyclist injuries in Queensland. Oral presentation at the Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing, and Education Conference, Canberra.
Ferney, SL., Marshall, AL., Owen, N. 2007. A cautionary tale: Using accelerometers in population-based research. Oral presentation at the National Physical Activity Conference. Adelaide, South Australia.
Ferney, SL., Marshall, AL., Owen, N., Eakin, E. & Leslie, E. 2006. Efficacy of a community physical activity website. Oral presentation at the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine “Bridging Behavior and Health” Connecting the hemispheres”. Bangkok, Thailand.

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12th June 2012