Dr Harriet Koorts

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow (Grade 2)

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

She is currently a Chief Investigator on an NHMRC Partnership Project Grant to evaluate the implementation and scalability of the school-based Transform-Us! initiative across Victoria, and is the Principal Investigator on a study investigating the mechanisms underpinning successfully ‘scaled up’ physical activity and nutrition interventions in Australia.

Dr Koorts has held multiple academic and practice-based roles requiring the use of her skills in program implementation, practice-based evaluation and evidence translation to inform the commissioning of health promotion programs and delivery of clinical health services. She is also the co-founder and co-chair of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) special interest group 'Implementation and Scalability'.

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Affiliations

Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC)

International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)

Knowledge areas

Implementation science

Physical activity

Translation

Evaluation

Projects

Scalability of Transform-Us! to reduce children's sitting and promote physical activity

Publications

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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

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

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

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
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

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
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
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
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

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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

  • 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, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Dr Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Prof Marj Moodie, Dr Harriet Koorts, Dr Kok-Leong Ong, A/Prof Liliana Orellana, Dr Penny Love, Dr Jennifer Browne

VicHealth - NHMRC Partnership Project Grants

  • 2019: $50,000

Maximising health potential through enhancement of movement behaviours from early life

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

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2019: $222,351

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

  • 2018: $24,000

Industry and Other Funding

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

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report