Dr Helen Brown

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2014
GCHE Exempt, Deakin University, 2014
Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion), Deakin University, 2006
Graduate Diploma in Exercise for Rehabilitation, Victoria Univ. of Technology, 1992
Bachelor of Education, Victoria College, 1985

Contact

h.brown@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46327

Research interests

Helens research interest focuses on behavioural epidemiology, particularly in relation to childrens physical activity. She has a focus on mediators of physical activity behaviour change and the development and refinement of intervention strategies, which aim to promote increased physical activity and reduced sedentary behaviours among children.



Helen also has a research interest in sport coaching, particularly the behavioural aspects of coaching and the mentoring process.



In addition, she maintains an interest in the evaluation of health promotion and related programs and activities.

Teaching interests

Unit Chair and Tutor HSE105 Principles of Sport Coaching

Unit Chair and Tutor HSE106 Sport Coaching Practicum

Unit Chair and Tutor HSE205 Advanced Sport Coaching

Unit Chair and Tutor HSE313 Understanding Childrens Physical Activity

Conferences

Brown, H., Salmon, J., Hume, C. Feb. 2010 The feasibility of targeting potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity Oral - Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine, Brisbane. Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. Feb. 2010 Childrens views about physical activity how can this inform our approaches to promoting physical activity in our schools? Oral - Sport, Health And Physical Education, Adelaide. Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. Aug. 2010 Potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity International Congress of Behavioural Medicine, Washington, USA (poster) Brown, H. June 2010 Intervention for reducing childrens sedentary behaviour at school & home: Transform-Us! Oral, Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Melbourne Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. Feb. 2009 Potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity- a qualitative study Oral - National Physical Activity Council, Brisbane. Brown, H. October 2009 Potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity- a qualitative study Oral - Australian Epidemiology Association, Melbourne. Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. August 2009 The feasibility of targeting potential mediators of change in childrens physical activity: A qualitative study International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Lisbon. (poster) Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. August 2008 Mediators of physical activity change in children: A systematic review of the literature. International Congress for Behavioural Medicine Tokyo (poster) Brown, H. Salmon, J., Hume, C. Feb. 2008 Mediators of physical activity change in children: A systematic review of the literature. Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine , Sydney (poster) Deakin University HDR symposiums 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

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

Industry and Other Funding

Evaluation of the impact and efficacy of the 2014 junior Match Guide on participants and key stakeholders

Prof Pamm Phillips, Ms Kylie Wehner, Dr Helen Brown

  • 2016: $12,719
  • 2015: $50,876
  • 2014: $63,596

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report