Dr Ana Maria Contardo Ayala



Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Exer & Nutr Sciences


Melbourne Burwood Campus



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Classroom-based physical activity interventions

Jo-Ann Salmon, Emiliano Mazzoli, Natalie Lander, Ana Contardo Ayala, Lauren Sherar, Nicola Ridgers

(2020), pp. 523-540, The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity, New York, N.Y., B1

book chapter

Does light-intensity physical activity moderate the relationship between sitting time and adiposity markers in adolescents?

A Contardo Ayala, J Salmon, D Dunstan, L Arundell, A Timperio

(2020), pp. 1-7, Journal of Sport and Health Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The impact of height-adjustable desks and classroom prompts on classroom sitting time, social, and motivational factors among adolescents

B Sudholz, A Contardo Ayala, A Timperio, D Dunstan, D Conroy, G Abbott, B Holland, L Arundell, J Salmon

(2020), pp. 1-9, Journal of Sport and Health Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Longitudinal changes in sitting patterns, physical activity, and health outcomes in adolescents

Ana Contardo Ayala, Jo Salmon, David Dunstan, Lauren Arundell, Kate Parker, Anna Timperio

(2019), Vol. 6, pp. 1-10, Children, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Exploring when and how adolescents sit: cross-sectional analysis of activPAL-measured patterns of daily sitting time, bouts and breaks

Lauren Arundell, Jo Salmon, Harriet Koorts, Ana Contardo Ayala, Anna Timperio

(2019), Vol. 19, pp. 1-9, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Adoption, implementation and sustainability of school-based physical activity and sedentary behaviour interventions in real-world settings: a systematic review

S Cassar, J Salmon, A Timperio, P Naylor, F Van Nassau, A Contardo Ayala, H Koorts

(2019), Vol. 16, pp. 1-13, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The impact of height-adjustable desks and prompts to break-up classroom sitting on adolescents' energy expenditure, adiposity markers and perceived musculoskeletal discomfort

Ana Contardo Ayala, Bronwyn Sudholz, Jo Salmon, David Dunstan, Nicola Ridgers, Lauren Arundell, Anna Timperio

(2018), Vol. 13, PLOS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Impact of an 8-month trial using height-adjustable desks on children's classroom sitting patterns and markers of cardio-metabolic and musculoskeletal health

A Ayala, J Salmon, A Timperio, B Sudholz, N Ridgers, P Sethi, D Dunstan

(2016), Vol. 13, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Transform - Us ! Secondary Schools pilot

Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Ana Maria Contardo Ayala, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Harriet Koorts, A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, Dr Kate Parker, Dr Natalie Lander

DETVic Grant - Research - Department of Education and Training Victoria

  • 2022: $100,000
  • 2021: $250,000

Industry and Other Funding

Transform-Us! Saudi Arabia: adapting and testing a physical activity program for primary school children in Saudi Arabia

Dr Emiliano Mazzoli, Dr Ana Maria Contardo Ayala, A/Prof Mezna AlMarzooqi, Prof Jo Salmon

Prince Faisal bin Fahad Award for Sports Research

  • 2022: $132,725


No completed student supervisions to report