Staff profile - Lisa Barnett

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Dr Lisa Barnett

Position: Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health & Soc. Dev.
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46177 +61 3 924 46177



  • Bachelor of Social Science, Edith Cowan University, 1995
  • Master of Public Health, University of New South Wales, 2002
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, 2009
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2011


1. North American Society of Psychology, Sport, and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)

2. International Society Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)

3. Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)

Professional activities

Lisa is Associate Editor for the Health Promotion Journal of Australia and is on the editorial board for three other journals (Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Motor Learning and Development and Research Quarterly and Exercise Science in Sport) and regularly reviews manuscripts.


Awards and prizes

2016 Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award NASPSPA (North American Society, Psychology, Sport, and Physical Activity) ($1000 US)

2015 Alfred Deakin postdoctoral two year fellowship (2015/16) and ($10,000)

2014  School of Health and Social Development Excellence in Research Student Supervision

2012 School of Health and Social Development Citation for Research Supervision Excellence

2012 Vice Chancellor Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research:Early Career Researcher ($5,000)

2012 School of Health and Social Development Award Special Commendation for Research Student Supervision Excellence

2011 School of Health and Social Development Award for Excellence in Research

2011 National Health and Medical Research Council postdoctoral fellowship (4 years) ($290,000)

2009 National Heart Foundation Travel Award ($2,000)

2008 International Student Award: American College of Sports Medicine, USA.

2008 National Heart Foundation Travel Award ($2,000)

2006 Australian Postgraduate Scholarship Award (3 years)



Research interests

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 Masters 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. Within this broad area she is also interested in the role of active video games in children's skill acquisition.

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Lisa has over 75 peer reviewed publications and > 1200 citations of her work. 

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