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Lisa is a recipient of a NHMRC postdoctoral research fellowship.
Co-chair of the Honours program within the school
Lisa was awarded her PhD through University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine,
School of Public Health in 2009. She investigated the relationship between early
motor skill mastery and physical activity participation and fitness in adolescence.
She has a Master’s in Public Health and over 10 years professional health
promotion experience. Lisa’s research interests are in the development,
implementation, evaluation and long term follow-up of physical activity
interventions in children and adolescents. A key interest is the role actual and
perceived fundamental movement skill ability has to physical activity behaviour.
2011 National Health Medical Research Council postdoctoral fellowship
2009 National Heart Foundation Travel Award
2008 International student award: American College of Sports Medicine, USA.
2008 National Heart Foundation Travel Award
2006 Australian Postgraduate Scholarship Award
2003 Special Presentation Prize: Australian Association of Gerontology
• Australian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACAORN)
• American College of Sports Medicine
• International Society Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity
• Sports Medicine Australia
Lisa regularly reviews manuscripts for national and international journals. She is also
a reviewer for the Deakin HREC
‘Evidence for a reciprocal dynamic relationship between motor skill and physical
activity’ Symposium. North American Society Psychology, Sport and Physical
Activity Tucson, Arizona, US. 10-12 June 2010.
“The effect of a school physical activity intervention on subsequent motor skill
and physical activity level”. International Society Behavioral Nutrition Physical
Activity (ISBNPA) Meeting, Portugal. 17-20 June 2009.
‘What is the relationship between motor skill and physical activity?’ Get Skilled Get
Active. Symposium. National Physical Activity Conference, Brisbane 2009.
“Do Skilled Children Become Active Adolescents?” American College of Sports
Medicine 55th Annual Meeting Indianapolis, USA. 28-31 May 2008.
“Do Skilled Children Become Fit Adolescents?” International Society Behavioral
Nutrition Physical Activity (ISBNPA) Meeting, Banff, Canada. 22-25 May 2008.