Dr Harriet Koorts

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath, 2012
Master of Science in Health Psychology, University of Bath, 2007
Bachelor of Science (Psychology), University of Bath, 2005

Contact

Biography

Dr Koorts is a Senior Research Fellow / Implementation Scientist in the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN). Dr Koorts’ research focuses on the implementation and scale-up of public health interventions at a population level.

Over the past 10 years, Dr Koorts has held multiple positions requiring the use of her skills in program implementation, evaluation and evidence translation to conduct research and inform the commissioning of health promotion programs and delivery of clinical health services. She has demonstrable experience of implementation research and the practical application of programs in practice. 

She is currently a CI on 2x NHMRC Partnership Project Grants and 1x NHMRC Project Grant to evaluate the implementation and scalability of the Transform-Us! and InFANT programs, and potential scalability of an mHealth intervention targeting parents in Victoria.

She is also the Principal Investigator on a study investigating the mechanisms underpinning successfully ‘scaled up’ state and nationally delivered physical activity and nutrition interventions in Australia.

Internationally, Dr Koorts co-founded and co-chaired (2016-2019) the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) special interest group 'Implementation and Scalability'. She is currently a member of the US Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) New Investigator Network of Expertise.

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Affiliations

Australasian Society for Physical Activity (ASPA)

Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC)

International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)

Knowledge areas

Implementation science

Physical activity

Public Health

Translation

Evaluation

Systems approaches

Projects

1. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) MRFF (APP1199608): TeleFFIT - A personalized, telehealth exercise and lifestyle risk factor management program to reduce falls and fracture risk in older adults: A 12-month hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial. Role: Chief Investigator

2. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Project Grant (APP1161223): Evaluating real-world implementation of an evidence-based program addressing lifestyle behaviours from the start of life. Role: Chief Investigator

3.National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grant (APP1162980): Maximising health trajectories through enhancement of movement behaviours from early life. Role: Chief Investigator

4.World Health Organization: WHO School physical activity and promotion guide and toolkit. Role: Chief Investigator

5. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS): A Systems dynamics approach to modelling physical activity (active recreation). Role: Principal Investigator

6. Project Grant, Faculty of Health ResAarch Capacity Building Grant ScHeme (HAtCH), Deakin University: Scaling-up physical activity and nutrition interventions: What works? Role: Principal Investigator

7. Project Grant, Research for Educational Impact (REDI) 2017 Industry Collaboration Development Grant, Deakin University: Evaluating the feasibility and impact of incorporating movement integration strategies into Undergraduate pre-service teacher training. Role: Chief Investigator

8. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership Project Grant (APP1115708). Scalability of Transform-Us! to reduce children's sitting and promote physical activity. Role: Chief Investigator

Publications

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2020

What hinders and helps academics to conduct dissemination and implementation (D&I) research in the field of nutrition and physical activity? An international perspective

H Koorts, P Naylor, R Laws, P Love, J Maple, F van Nassau

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-12, The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London. Eng., C1

journal article

Using the technology acceptance model to explore adolescents' perspectives on combining technologies for physical activity promotion within an intervention: usability study

Mark Drehlich, Michael Naraine, Katie Rowe, Samuel Lai, Jo Salmon, Helen Brown, Harriet Koorts, Susie Macfarlane, Nicola Ridgers

(2020), Vol. 22, pp. 1-12, Journal of medical internet research, Toronto, Canada, C1

journal article

Increasing translation of research evidence for optimal park design: a qualitative study with stakeholders

J Veitch, E Denniss, K Ball, H Koorts, B Deforche, A Timperio

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-9, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Identifying facilitators and barriers for adolescents participating in a school-based HIIT intervention: the eXercise for asthma with commando Joe's (X4ACJ) programme

C Sharp, M McNarry, W Eddolls, H Koorts, C Winn, K Mackintosh

(2020), Vol. 20, pp. 1-11, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Feasibility of breaking up sitting time in mainstream and special schools with a cognitively challenging motor task

E Mazzoli, H Koorts, J Salmon, C Pesce, T May, W Teo, L Barnett

(2019), Vol. 8, pp. 137-148, Journal of sport and health science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Process evaluation protocol for a cluster randomised trial of a complex, nurse-led intervention to improve hypertension management in India

Nikhil Srinivasapura Venkateshmurthy, Kevin Mc Namara, Harriet Koorts, Sailesh Mohan, Vamadevan S Ajay, Devraj Jindal, Bhaskara Malipeddi, Ambuj Roy, Nikhil Tandon, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Tony Worsley, Ralph Maddison, Sharleen O'Reilly

(2019), Vol. 9, BMJ open, London, Eng., 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

Is sport enough? Contribution of sport to overall moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity among adolescents

H Koorts, A Timperio, L Arundell, K Parker, G Abbott, J Salmon

(2019), Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The feasibility and impact of embedding pedagogical strategies targeting physical activity within undergraduate teacher education: Transform-Ed!

N Lander, H Koorts, E Mazzoli, K Moncrieff, J Salmon

(2019), Vol. 5, pp. 1-16, Pilot and feasibility studies, Berlin, Germany, 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
2018

Specific interventions targeting sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents

J Salmon, H Koorts, A Timperio

(2018), pp. 431-443, Sedentary behaviour epidemiology, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Implementation and scale up of population physical activity interventions for clinical and community settings: the PRACTIS guide.

Harriet Koorts, Elizabeth Eakin, Paul Estabrooks, Anna Timperio, Jo Salmon, Adrian Bauman

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 1-11, International journal of behavioural nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

The SOS-framework (systems of sedentary behaviours): an international transdisciplinary consensus framework for the study of determinants, research priorities and policy on sedentary behaviour across the life course: a DEDIPAC-study

S Chastin, M De Craemer, N Lien, C Bernaards, C Buck, J-M Oppert, J-A Nazare, J Lakerveld, G O'Donoghue, M Holdsworth, N Owen, J Brug, G Cardon, DEDIPAC consortium, expert working group and conse, L Arundell, E Fletcher, T Hinkley, H Koorts, J Salmon, A Timperio, B Sudholz

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-13, International journal of behavioural nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2015

Mixed method evaluation of a community-based physical activity program using the RE-AIM framework: Practical application in a real-world setting

H Koorts, F Gillison

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-10, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2011

The association between the type, context, and levels of physical activity amongst adolescents

H Koorts, C Mattocks, A Ness, K Deere, S Blair, R Pate, C Riddoch

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 1057-1065, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

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

  • 2020: $83,523
  • 2018: $74,565
  • 2017: $30,563

Evaluating real-world implementation of an evidence-based program addressing lifestyle behaviours from the start of life

Prof Karen Campbell, Dr Rachel Laws, Prof Kylie Hesketh, Dr Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Prof Marj Moodie, Dr Harriet Koorts, Dr Kok-Leong Ong, Prof Liliana Orellana, Dr Penny Love, Dr Jennifer Browne

VicHealth - NHMRC Partnership Project Grants, NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2020: $122,302
  • 2019: $55,606

Maximising health potential through enhancement of movement behaviours from early life

Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof Jo Salmon, A/Prof Barbara Galland, Prof Jan Nicholson, A/Prof Rachael Taylor, Prof Liliana Orellana, A/Prof Mohamed Abdelrazek, Dr Harriet Koorts, Dr Victoria Brown, Dr Katherine Downing

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2020: $238,910
  • 2019: $243,009

TeleFFIT - A personalized, telehealth exercise and lifestyle risk factor management program to reduce falls and fracture risk in older adults: A 12-month hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial

Prof Robin Daly, A/Prof Kim Bennell, A/Prof David Scott, Prof Peter Ebeling, Prof Andrea Maier, Prof Lora Giangregorio, Prof Rana Hinman, A/Prof Jennifer Watts, Dr Harriet Koorts, Prof Sarah McNaughton

MRFF Preventive and Public Health Research Grant

  • 2020: $902,851

Other Public Sector Funding

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

A systems dynamic approach to modelling physical activity (active recreation).

Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Harriet Koorts

  • 2019: $6,000
  • 2018: $24,000

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

Management of acute low back pain in hospital emergency departments: adherence to evidence-based guidelines

Dr Paul Buntine, A/Prof Daniel Belavy, Prof Nick Taylor, Dr Clint Miller, Dr Patrick Owen, Dr Harriet Koorts, A/Prof Steve Bowe, Dr Christopher Fong, Leanne Roddy, Prof Marj Moodie, Dr Victoria Brown

  • 2020: $13,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report