Staff profile - Helen Brown

Mrs Helen Brown

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446327 +61 3 92446327
Email: h.brown@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Education, Victoria College, 1985
  • Graduate Diploma in Exercise for Rehabilitation, Victoria University of Technology (Aust), 1992
  • GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion), Deakin University, 2006


Academic

Teaching Interests

Unit Chair and Tutor HSE105 Principles of Sport Coaching

Unit Chair and Tutor HSE106 Sport Coaching Practicum

Unit Chair and Tutor HSE205 Advanced Sport Coaching

Unit Chair and Tutor HSE313 Understanding Childrens Physical Activity


Conferences and seminars

Brown, H., Salmon, J., Hume, C. Feb. 2010 The feasibility of targeting potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity Oral - Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine, Brisbane. Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. Feb. 2010 Childrens views about physical activity how can this inform our approaches to promoting physical activity in our schools? Oral - Sport, Health And Physical Education, Adelaide. Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. Aug. 2010 Potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity International Congress of Behavioural Medicine, Washington, USA (poster) Brown, H. June 2010 Intervention for reducing childrens sedentary behaviour at school & home: Transform-Us! Oral, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Melbourne Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. Feb. 2009 Potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity- a qualitative study Oral - National Physical Activity Council, Brisbane. Brown, H. October 2009 Potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity- a qualitative study Oral - Australian Epidemiology Association, Melbourne. Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. August 2009 The feasibility of targeting potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity: A qualitative study International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Lisbon. (poster) Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. August 2008 Mediators of physical activity change in children: A systematic review of the literature. International Congress for Behavioural Medicine Tokyo (poster) Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. Feb. 2008 Mediators of physical activity change in children: A systematic review of the literature. Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine , Sydney (poster) Deakin University HDR symposiums 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Research

Research interests

Helens research interest focuses on behavioural epidemiology, particularly in relation to childrens physical activity. She has a focus on mediators of physical activity behaviour change and the development and refinement of intervention strategies, which aim to promote increased physical activity and reduced sedentary behaviours among children.



Helen also has a research interest in sport coaching, particularly the behavioural aspects of coaching and the mentoring process.



In addition, she maintains an interest in the evaluation of health promotion and related programs and activities.


Research page

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/admin/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=brownhe


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