Dr Helen Brown

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exer & Nutr Sciences

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 behaviour change in sport and physical activity with a specific focus on sport coaching and inclusive practice. She has expertise in the use of qualitative methodologies to explore the lived experience as well as knowledge translation to maximise the uptake of research evidence into policy and practice. 

Teaching interests

Physical Activity promotion 

Sport Coaching 

Conferences

• ‘Implementing rapid genomic testing in acute paediatric care in Australia’ UK Implementation Science conference, Kings, London July 2019; ‘Women’s Health Behaviours and Information needs in Australia’ Australian Menopause Society, Sydney 2017, ‘Sport participation among females adolescents from CALD backgrounds’ International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Melbourne, 2016 ‘Sport participation among female adolescents’ Sports Medicine Australia conference, Melbourne 2016 ‘Children’s physical activity promotion’ Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Australia, 2015, ‘Ecological correlates of sport participation in youth’ International Congress on Children’s Physical Activity and Sport, Belgium, 2014 ,‘Kids Physical Activity with Parental Support – an intervention targeting mediators of children’s physical activity’ International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Ghent,  2013, The effectiveness and feasibility of an intervention targeting mediators of children’s physical activity’ Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine, Auckland, Feb. 2013 ‘My experiences – Ghent and Loughborough’ Behavioural Epidemiology Group presentation, Deakin University 2013, ‘Kids Physical Activity with Parental Support’ – the effectiveness and feasibility of an intervention targeting mediators of children’s physical activity’ International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Budapest 2012 (poster), ‘Mediators of children’s physical activity’ Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine, Newcastle, Feb. 2012, ‘Research to Teaching: Integrating BEG research into our teaching units’ – Deakin University 2012, 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.

Research groups

Centre for Sport Research at Deakin University

Publications

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2022

Evaluating chronic pain interventions in recent refugees and immigrant populations: A systematic review

A Altun, H Brown, L Sturgiss, G Russell

(2022), Vol. 105, pp. 1152-1169, Patient Education and Counseling, Dublin, Ireland, C1

journal article

Physical activity and active recreation before and during COVID-19: The Our Life at Home study

L Arundell, J Salmon, A Timperio, S Sahlqvist, R Uddin, J Veitch, N Ridgers, H Brown, K Parker

(2022), Vol. 25, pp. 235-241, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Australia, C1

journal article

Socioecological correlates associated with muscle-strengthening exercise at home during COVID-19 among adolescents: The our life at home study

K Parker, J Salmon, N Ridgers, S Sahlqvist, R Uddin, J Veitch, L Thornton, A Timperio, H Brown, L Arundell

(2022), Vol. 40, pp. 899-907, Journal of Sports Sciences, England, C1

journal article

Are There Common Correlates of Adolescents' Sport Participation and Screen Time?

K Parker, H Brown, J Salmon

(2022), pp. 1-9, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Structured approaches to implementation of clinical genomics: A scoping review

H Brown, I Sherburn, C Gaff, N Taylor, S Best

(2022), pp. 1-10, Genetics in Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The association between chronic pain and pre-and-post migration experiences in resettled humanitarian refugee women residing in Australia

A Altun, S Soh, H Brown, G Russell

(2022), Vol. 22, BMC Public Health, C1

journal article
2021

Activity-related typologies and longitudinal change in physical activity and sedentary time in children and adolescents: The UP&DOWN Study

K Parker, A Timperio, J Salmon, K Villanueva, H Brown, I Esteban-Cornejo, V Cabanas-Sánchez, J Castro-Piñero, D Sánchez-Oliva, O Veiga

(2021), Vol. 10, pp. 447-453, Journal of Sport and Health Science, China, C1

journal article

Definition and Characteristics of Behavioral Medicine, and Main Tasks and Goals of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine-an International Delphi Study

J Dekker, M Amitami, A Berman, H Brown, B Cleal, M Figueiras, L Finney Rutten, E Fors, K Griva, J Gu, C Keyworth, M Kleinstäuber, C Lahmann, J Lau, B Leplow, L Li, H Malmberg Gavelin, R Mewes, P Mo, B Mullan, F Penedo, J Prins, T Rodríguez Rodríguez, S Simpson, A Stauder, M Tuomisto, D Weiss, U Nater

(2021), Vol. 28, pp. 268-276, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, England, C1

journal article

Correlates of dual trajectories of physical activity and sedentary time in youth: The UP & DOWN longitudinal study

K Parker, A Timperio, J Salmon, K Villanueva, H Brown, I Esteban-Cornejo, V Cabanas-Sánchez, J Castro-Piñero, D Sánchez-Oliva, O Veiga

(2021), Vol. 31, pp. 1126-1134, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Denmark, C1

journal article

The use of digital platforms for adults' and adolescents' physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic (our life at home): Survey study

K Parker, R Uddin, N Ridgers, H Brown, J Veitch, J Salmon, A Timperio, S Sahlqvist, S Cassar, K Toffoletti, R Maddison, L Arundell

(2021), Vol. 23, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Canada, C1

journal article

Learning from scaling up ultra-rapid genomic testing for critically ill children to a national level

S Best, H Brown, S Lunke, C Patel, J Pinner, C Barnett, M Wilson, S Sandaradura, B McClaren, G Brett, J Braithwaite, Z Stark

(2021), Vol. 6, npj Genomic Medicine, England, C1

journal article

Effect of commercial wearables and digital behaviour change resources on the physical activity of adolescents attending schools in socio-economically disadvantaged areas: the RAW-PA cluster-randomised controlled trial

N Ridgers, A Timperio, K Ball, S Lai, H Brown, S Macfarlane, J Salmon

(2021), Vol. 18, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

journal article

Teamwork in clinical genomics: A dynamic sociotechnical healthcare setting

S Best, H Brown, Z Stark, J Long, L Ng, J Braithwaite, N Taylor

(2021), Vol. 27, pp. 1369-1380, Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, England, C1

journal article
2020

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

M Drehlich, M Naraine, K Rowe, S Lai, J Salmon, H Brown, H Koorts, S Macfarlane, N Ridgers

(2020), Vol. 22, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Canada, C1

journal article

The leadership behaviors needed to implement clinical genomics at scale: a qualitative study

S Best, Z Stark, H Brown, J Long, K Hewage, C Gaff, J Braithwaite, N Taylor

(2020), Vol. 22, pp. 1384-1390, Genetics in Medicine, Baltimore, Md., C1

journal article

Australian women's understanding of menopause and its consequences: a qualitative study

D Herbert, R Bell, K Young, H Brown, J Coles, S Davis

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 622-628, Climacteric, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Translatability of a wearable technology intervention to increase adolescent physical activity: Mixed methods implementation evaluation

H Koorts, J Salmon, A Timperio, K Ball, S Macfarlane, S Lai, H Brown, S Chappel, M Lewis, N Ridgers

(2020), Vol. 22, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Canada, C1

journal article
2019

Typologies of adolescent activity related health behaviours

Kate Parker, Jo Salmon, Helen Brown, Karen Villanueva, Anna Timperio

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 319-323, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A pilot primary school active break program (ACTI-BREAK): Effects on academic and physical activity outcomes for students in Years 3 and 4

A Watson, A Timperio, H Brown, K Hesketh

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 438-443, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Australia, C1

journal article

Associations between organised sport participation and classroom behaviour outcomes among primary school-aged children

A Watson, A Timperio, H Brown, T Hinkley, K Hesketh

(2019), Vol. 14, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

journal article

Activity-related behavior typologies in youth: A systematic review

K Parker, J Salmon, S Costigan, K Villanueva, H Brown, A Timperio

(2019), Vol. 16, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

journal article

Process evaluation of a classroom active break (ACTI-BREAK) program for improving academic-related and physical activity outcomes for students in years 3 and 4

A Watson, A Timperio, H Brown, K Hesketh

(2019), Vol. 19, BMC Public Health, England, C1

journal article

The Mediterranean dietary pattern and depression risk: a systematic review

A Altun, H Brown, C Szoeke, A Goodwill

(2019), Vol. 33, pp. 1-10, Neurology, psychiatry and brain research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Ecological correlates of activity-related behavior typologies among adolescents

K Parker, J Salmon, K Villanueva, S Mavoa, J Veitch, H Brown, A Timperio

(2019), Vol. 19, BMC Public Health, England, C1

journal article

Parental perspectives of a wearable activity tracker for children younger than 13 years: Acceptability and usability study

K Mackintosh, S Chappel, J Salmon, A Timperio, K Ball, H Brown, S Macfarlane, N Ridgers

(2019), Vol. 7, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, Canada, C1

journal article

Mental health trajectories among women in Australia as they age

Tran Thach, Karin Hammarberg, Joanne Ryan, Judy Lowthian, Rosanne Freak-Poli, Alice Owen, Maggie Kirkman, Andrea Curtis, Heather Rowe, Helen Brown, Stephanie Ward, Carlene Britt, Jane Fisher

(2019), Vol. 23, pp. 887-896, AGING & MENTAL HEALTH, England, C1

journal article
2018

Wearable activity tracker use among Australian adolescents: Usability and acceptability study

N Ridgers, A Timperio, H Brown, K Ball, S Macfarlane, S Lai, K Richards, K Mackintosh, M McNarry, M Foster, J Salmon

(2018), Vol. 20, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Canada, C1

journal article

Cross sectional associations of screen time and outdoor play with social skills in preschool children

T Hinkley, H Brown, V Carson, M Teychenne

(2018), Vol. 13, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

journal article

Investigating children's short-term responses to imposed or restricted physical activity

N Ridgers, K Lamb, A Timperio, H Brown, J Salmon

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 239-246, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article
2017

Facebook use and its relationship with sport anxiety

K Encel, C Mesagno, H Brown

(2017), Vol. 35, pp. 756-761, Journal of Sports Sciences, England, C1

journal article

A cluster-randomised controlled trial to promote physical activity in adolescents: The Raising Awareness of Physical Activity (RAW-PA) Study

N Ridgers, A Timperio, H Brown, K Ball, S Macfarlane, S Lai, K Richards, W Ngan, J Salmon

(2017), Vol. 17, BMC Public Health, England, C1

journal article

Physical education teachers' perspectives and experiences when teaching FMS to early adolescent girls

N Lander, L Hanna, H Brown, A Telford, P Morgan, J Salmon, L Barnett

(2017), Vol. 36, pp. 113-118, Journal of teaching in physical education, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

What mums think matters: a mediating model of maternal perceptions of the impact of screen time on preschoolers' actual screen time

T Hinkley, V Carson, K Kalomakaefu, H Brown

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 339-345, Preventive medicine reports, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The impact of modified rules on involvement and psychosocial influences on AFL junior football players

H Brown, P Phillips, K Encel

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. e121-e121, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Effect of classroom-based physical activity interventions on academic and physical activity outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis

A Watson, A Timperio, H Brown, K Best, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 14, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

journal article

A primary school active break programme (ACTI-BREAK): Study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial

A Watson, A Timperio, H Brown, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 18, Trials, England, C1

journal article
2016

Correlates of gross motor competence in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis

L Barnett, S Lai, S Veldman, L Hardy, D Cliff, P Morgan, A Zask, D Lubans, S Shultz, N Ridgers, E Rush, H Brown, A Okely

(2016), Vol. 46, pp. 1663-1688, Sports medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Fundamental movement skills: an important focus

L Barnett, D Stodden, K Cohen, J Smith, D Lubans, M Lenoir, S Iivonen, A Miller, A Laukkanen, D Dudley, N Lander, H Brown, P Morgan

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 219-225, Journal of teaching in physical education, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

Practicalities and research considerations for conducting childhood obesity prevention interventions with families

P Morgan, R Jones, C Collins, K Hesketh, M Young, T Burrows, A Magarey, H Brown, T Hinkley, R Perry, L Brennan, A Spence, K Campbell

(2016), Vol. 3, Children, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2015

Modifiable barriers to leisure-time physical activity during pregnancy: a qualitative study investigating first time mother's views and experiences

M Connelly, H Brown, P van der Pligt, M Teychenne

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-7, BMC pregnancy childbirth, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Physical education teacher training in fundamental movement skills makes a difference to instruction and assessment practices

N Lander, L Barnett, H Brown, A Telford

(2015), Vol. 34, pp. 548-556, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, C1

journal article

Evaluation of the impact and efficacy of the AFL junior football match guide (2014/2015) on participants and key stakeholders

P Phillips, K Bellesini, H Brown

(2015), [Burwood, Vic.], A6-1

research report/technical paper
2014

What helps children to move more at school recess and lunchtime? Mid-intervention results from Transform-Us! cluster-randomised controlled trial

M Yildirim, L Arundell, E Cerin, V Carson, H Brown, D Crawford, K Hesketh, N Ridgers, S Te Velde, M Chinapaw, J Salmon

(2014), Vol. 48, pp. 271-277, British journal of sports medicine, London, England, C1

journal article

Physical education teachers' fundamental movement skill training influences their assessment practices

Natalie Lander, Helen Brown, Amanda Telford, Lisa Barnett

(2014), Vol. 36, pp. S70-S70, Journal of sport and exercise psychology, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

Teenagers in leisure time (TiLT)

K Parker, H Brown, J Salmon

(2014), Vol. 18, pp. e135-e135, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2013

A hitchhiker's guide to assessing sedentary behaviour among young people : deciding what method to use

L Hardy, A Hills, A Timperio, D Cliff, D Lubans, P Morgan, B Taylor, H Brown

(2013), Vol. 16, pp. 28-35, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Chatswood, N. S. W., C1

journal article

A systematic review of intervention effects on potential mediators of children's physical activity

H Brown, C Hume, N Pearson, J Salmon

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, BMC public health, London, England, C1

journal article

Examination of mid-intervention mediating effects on objectively assessed sedentary time among children in the Transform-Us! Cluster-randomized controlled trial

V Carson, J Salmon, L Arundell, N Ridgers, E Cerin, H Brown, K Hesketh, K Ball, M Chinapaw, M Yildirim, R Daly, D Dunstan, D Crawford

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 1-11, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal article
2011

Heart rate biofeedback fails to enhance children's ability to identify time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity

M Conley, P Gastin, H Brown, C Shaw

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 153-158, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1

journal article

A cluster-randomized controlled trial to reduce sedentary behavior and promote physical activity and health of 8-9 year olds : the transform-us! study

J Salmon, L Arundell, C Hume, H Brown, K Hesketh, D Dunstan, R Daly, N Pearson, E Cerin, M Moodie, L Sheppard, K Ball, S Bagley, M Paw, D Crawford

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-14, BMC public health, London, England, C1

journal article
2009

Effects of strategies to promote children's physical activity on potential mediators

J Salmon, H Brown, C Hume

(2009), Vol. 33, pp. 566-573, International journal of obesity, London, England, C1

journal article

Validity and reliability of instruments to assess potential mediators of children's physical activity : a systematic review

H Brown, C Hume, M ChinAPaw

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 539-548, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Belconnen, A.C.T., C1-1

journal article

A hitchhiker's guide to assessing young people's physical activity: deciding what method to use

J Dollman, A Okely, L Hardy, A Timperio, J Salmon, A Hills

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 518-525, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

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

VicHealth Innovation Research Grant 2015 & Onwards (Cat 2)

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

Make Your Move Evaluation Framework.

Dr Helen Brown, Dr Shannon Sahlqvist

City of Greater Dandenong

  • 2022: $8,500

Industry and Other Funding

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

Prof Pamm Phillips, Dr Helen Brown

AFL Grant - Research - Australian Football League

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

Community Unites.

Dr Helen Brown, Dr Peter Kremer

Victorian Netball Association Incorporated t/as Netball Victoria

  • 2021: $20,000

Reimagining Coach Education in Australia.

Dr Tim Konoval, Dr Helen Brown

Paralympics Australia

  • 2021: $33,600

Basketball Victoria: Positive Start Program Evaluation.

Dr Katie Rowe, Prof Pamm Phillips, Dr Steve Swanson, Dr Helen Brown

Basketball Victoria

  • 2022: $11,118

Sustainable outcomes - Schools and Netball Victoria.

Dr Helen Brown

Victorian Netball Association Incorporated t/as Netball Victoria

  • 2022: $10,000

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2020

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

Kim Encel

Thesis entitled: Women's Professional Sport: A Case Study of the AFLW Evolution

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management

2019

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