Staff profile - Shannon Sahlqvist

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Dr Shannon Sahlqvist

Position: Lecturer
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517782 +61 3 92517782
Email: shannon.sahlqvist@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2008


Affiliations

International Society of Physical Activity and Health


Professional activities

Dr Sahlqvist is the 2nd Year Coordinator and the Physical Activity and Health Stream Coordinator for the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science Degree at the Waurn Ponds Campus. She is also a member of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Board. Dr Sahlqvist 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.

Academic

Teaching Interests

Chair HSE203
Chair HSE313
Chair HSE212
Chair HSE316
Supervisors and co-supervisors honours students


Conferences and seminars

Sahlqvist, S. Connecting People with their Community An environmentally focused individual intervention to increase physical activity among adults. Invited speaker at the 2013 ISBNPA Post-Conference Satellite Meeting. 26 – 28th May, Cambridge, UK.

Sahlqvist, S., Jones, T., Song, Y., Goodman, A., Bull, F., Powell, J., & Ogilvie, D. Evaluating new infrastructure for walking and cycling: understanding the how and why? Presented at the International Society of Behavioural nutrition and Physical Activity annual meeting; Ghent, Belgium; 22-25th May, 2013. Symposium

Goodman, A., Sahlqvist, S., & Ogilvie, D. Use and one-year impacts of new walking and cycling infrastructure: a controlled natural experiment study. Presented at the International Society of Behavioural nutrition and Physical Activity annual meeting; Ghent, Belgium; 22-25th May, 2013

Baker, G., Bill, E., Bird, E., Ogilvie, D., Powell, J., Sahlqvist, S., & Mutrie, N. Developing a self-help intervention to  increase active commuting: rationale for and design of the iPACE study. Presented at the International Society of Behavioural nutrition and Physical Activity annual meeting; Ghent, Belgium; 22-25th May, 2013.

Sahlqvist, S., Ogilvie, D., Goodman, A., Simmons, R., Khaw, K., Cavill, N., Foster, C., & Wareham, N. The impact of cycling on cardiovascular disease; 8 year follow-up of the Epic-Norfolk cohort. Presented at ‘be active 2012’ the 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health; Sydney, Australia; 31 Oct – 3rd Nov, 2012.

Sahlqvist, S., Goodman, A., Cooper, A., & Ogilvie, D, on behalf of the iConnect consortium. Is an increase in active travel associated with an increase in overall physical activity? Findings from the iConnect study. Presented at ‘be active 2012’ the 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health; Sydney, Australia; 31 Oct – 3rd Nov, 2012
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Heesch, KC., Sahlqvist, S., & Garrard, J. Gender differences in utility cycling in Queensland: A cross-sectional study of cycling patterns. Presented at the Population Health Congress 2012, Adelaide, South Australia, September, 2012.

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.

Awards

Awards and prizes

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


Research

Research interests

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


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/30228/Dr-Shannon-Sahlqvist


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