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Prof Anna Timperio

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Deputy Head of School

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

anna.timperio@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17244

Research interests

Prof Timperio's research is focused on understanding the range of influences on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and eating behaviours, particularly among children and adolescents, and over critical life transition periods (e.g., childhood to adolescence, adolescence to young adulthood). She is involved in several longitudinal studies that examine individual, social and environmental influences on behaviour. A major focus of her recent work has been understanding and measuring neighbourhood food and physical activity environments. Prof Timperio's other research interests include the measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour and evaluation of health promotion and public health interventions.

Affiliations

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

International Society of Physical Activity and Health

International Physical Activity and Environment Network (IPEN)
 

Professional activities

Editorial Board, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Member, National Physical Activity Committee, National Heart Foundation of Australia

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Preventing obesity among socially and economically disadvantaged women and children

Prof Kylie Ball, Prof David Crawford, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Gita Mishra, Prof Graeme Hugo, Prof Louise Baur, Prof Jo Salmon

NHMRC SRF - Preventive Healthcare - Strategic Reserve Fund

  • 2011: $364,848
  • 2010: $596,523
  • 2009: $415,453
  • 2008: $269,648
  • 2007: $426,201

Contextual Influences on Children's and Adolescents Physical Activity

Prof David Crawford, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Billie Giles-Corti, Prof Louise Baur

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2006: $170,600

Determinants of pre-school children's physical activity and sedentary behaviour: a follow-up study

Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof Jo Salmon, A/Prof Anthony Okely, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Dylan Cliff, Dr Nick Andrianopoulous

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2013: $196,842
  • 2012: $181,762
  • 2011: $198,936

The impact of park renewal on park usage and park-based physical activity

A/Prof Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof David Crawford, Prof Billie Giles-Corti, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Clare Hume

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2015: $28,402
  • 2014: $69,402
  • 2013: $70,349
  • 2012: $28,955

Critical windows: understanding changes in eating and physical activity over the transition from secondary school to young adulthood

Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Verity Cleland, Prof David Crawford, Dr Jim Dollman

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2015: $108,793
  • 2014: $118,240
  • 2013: $119,346

Follow-up of the Healthy Active Preschool and Primary Years (HAPPY) cohort: tracking lifestyle behaviours from preschool through the primary school years.

Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Alison Carver

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2016: $213,299
  • 2015: $199,248
  • 2014: $216,346

Centre of Research Excellence on Sitting Time and Chronic Disease Prevention - Mechanisms, Measurement and Interventions

Prof Neville Owen, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof David Dunstan, A/Prof Elizabeth Eakin, Dr Genevieve Healy, Prof Bronwyn Kingwell, Prof Stewart Trost, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Gavin Lambert

NHMRC - Centres of Research Excellence

  • 2018: $37,434
  • 2017: $125,663
  • 2016: $169,644
  • 2015: $161,239
  • 2014: $120,317

Physical activity and eating behaviours over key transitions from early childhood to young adulthood

Prof Anna Timperio

NHF Future Leader Fellowship - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2017: $160,000
  • 2016: $160,000
  • 2015: $132,500
  • 2014: $160,000

Scalability of the Transform-Us! study to reduce children's sitting and promote physical activity in Victorian primary schools

Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Adrian Bauman, Dr David Lubans, Dr Chris Lonsdale, Dr Harriet Koorts, A/Prof Amanda Telford, A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, A/Prof Lisa Barnett, Dr Karen Lamb

NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2021: $26,107
  • 2020: $106,890
  • 2018: $74,565
  • 2017: $30,563

Parks: harnessing a public space for active living and social connectedness

A/Prof Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Benedicte Deforche

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2019: $90,749
  • 2018: $99,535
  • 2017: $100,128

Do children have a physical activity 'set-point'?

A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Sebastien Chastin

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2019: $46,976
  • 2018: $123,109
  • 2017: $107,354

Other Public Sector Funding

Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Research Project 2006-0436

Prof David Crawford, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Kylie Ball

  • 2009: $100,000
  • 2007: $100,000
  • 2006: $100,000

Critical windows: understanding transitions in children's and adolescent's eating, physical activity and risk of obesity

Prof Anna Timperio

  • 2012: $100,000
  • 2011: $100,000
  • 2007: $100,000
  • 2006: $100,000

The impact of park renewal on park usage and park-based physical activity

A/Prof Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof David Crawford, Prof Billie Giles-Corti, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Clare Hume

  • 2015: $25,000
  • 2014: $25,000
  • 2013: $55,000

DoHA review of national physical activity recommendations for children and adolescents

Prof Jo Salmon, A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, Prof Anna Timperio

  • 2012: $1,200

Physical Activity Literature Review and Research Summary

Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon

  • 2015: $5,000
  • 2014: $15,000

Walk to School 2015 - Research and evaluation

Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, A/Prof Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Jan Garrard, Prof Jo Salmon

  • 2016: $25,000
  • 2015: $54,100

Scalability of the Transform-Us! study to reduce children's sitting and promote physical activity in Victorian primary schools

Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Adrian Bauman, Dr David Lubans, Dr Chris Lonsdale, Dr Harriet Koorts, A/Prof Amanda Telford, A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, A/Prof Lisa Barnett, Dr Karen Lamb

  • 2019: $50,000
  • 2018: $50,000
  • 2017: $50,000

Using Fitbits to promote physical activity in inactive Victorian adolescents: Technological revolution or fad

A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Helen Brown, Prof Kylie Ball, Ms Susie Macfarlane

  • 2018: $20,000
  • 2017: $81,000
  • 2016: $99,000

Walk to School 2016 - Research and evaluation

Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, A/Prof Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon

  • 2017: $37,000
  • 2016: $82,000

VicRoads - Review of evidence of the effectiveness of bicycle education programs

Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio

  • 2018: $24,082
  • 2017: $17,000

Evaluation of the installation of outdoor fitness equipment and sports court at Nth Melbourne Recreation Reserve.

A/Prof Jenny Veitch, Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio

  • 2019: $5,000

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

  • 2021: $100,000

How zoning policies are changing our food environments

A/Prof Lukar Thornton, Prof Anna Timperio

  • 2021: $30,000

Industry and Other Funding

Dog Ownership and Children's Physical Activity

Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio

  • 2006: $12,325

IPEN Adolescent: International Study of Built Environments and Physical Activity

Prof James Sallis, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio

  • 2015: $42,073
  • 2014: $11,969

Develop an environment section of the global physical activity toolkit

Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, A/Prof Jenny Veitch, Dr Shannon Sahlqvist

  • 2016: $14,850

WHO School physical activity and promotion guide and toolkit.

Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Lauren Arundell, A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, A/Prof Lisa Barnett, Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Harriet Koorts

  • 2018: $26,988

Jump Rope for Heart Program Evaluation.

Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, Dr Rachel Duckham, A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, A/Prof Lisa Barnett, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio

  • 2019: $60,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Jennifer Roseanne Hatt

Thesis entitled: Examining Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Changes in Late Adolescence

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Kate Parker

Thesis entitled: Clustering of adolescent activity-related behaviours: an ecological approach

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2019

Abishamala Kingsly

Thesis entitled: Neighbourhood environment, physical activity and adiposity among adolescents in India

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2013

Claudia Strugnell

Thesis entitled: Correlates of physical activity and obesity among a sample of Chinese-Australian adolescents

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2020

Simone Johanna Josefa Maria Verswijveren

Thesis entitled: Activity accumulation patterns and cardiometabolic health in children and adolescents

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2019

Ana Maria Contardo Ayala

Thesis entitled: The influence of sitting and standing on young people's health.

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Amanda Watson

Thesis entitled: Can physical activity improve children's academic-related outcomes?

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2017

Rebecca Leech

Thesis entitled: Understanding adults' eating patterns

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2014

Helen Louise Brown

Thesis entitled: Mediators of children's physical activity

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Julie Anne Saunders

Thesis entitled: The impact of the family environment on girls' physical activity

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2010

Jason Bennie

Thesis entitled: Describing and Understanding Physical Activity in Desk-based Workplace Settings

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2009

Alison Carver

Thesis entitled: Associations between Neighbourhood Safety and Physical Activity Among Youth

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2007

Rosemary Anna McGinnes

Thesis entitled: Physical Activity Advice and Obesity

Doctor of Health Science, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences