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A/Prof. Jenny Veitch

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exer & Nutr Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

jenny.veitch@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17723

Biography

Associate Professor Jenny Veitch is a National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellow in the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.

Jenny is an active researcher in understanding how aspects of the neighbourhood built environment may influence physical activity in populations. Associate Professor Veitch has previously been supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship, National Heart Foundation of Australia Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, and a National Heart Foundation of Australia Postgraduate Research Scholarship.

Associate Professor Veitch has a particular research interest in the role of parks and public open spaces and how features of parks may be associated with use and overall physical activity levels.

Associate Professor Veitch has led an ARC Discovery Project Grant to examine how characteristics of parks may increase park visitation, park-based physical activity and social connectedness among children, adolescents and older adults (2017-2020).

She also led an ARC Linkage Grant. This three year natural experiment study examined the impact of park renewal on park use and park-based physical activity (2013-2016)

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Career highlights

National Heart Foundation of Australia, Future Leader Fellowship (2018-2021)

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship (2013-2017)

National Heart Foundation of Australia Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2009-2013)

Winner, Parks and Leisure Australia, Vic/TAS Awards of Excellence 2018, Research Project Award; ProjectPARK (2020).

Finalist, Overall Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Industry Innovation Award; The REVAMP study (2019).

Winner, Playground Design and Development 2019; The REVAMP study. The Innovation Awards aim at recognising and celebrating innovation that has promoted and encouraged more people to play, recreate and participate in sport (2019).

Winner, Parks and Leisure Australia, National Awards of Excellence 2018, Research Project Award; The REVAMP study (2018).

Winner, Parks and Leisure Australia, Vic/TAS Awards of Excellence 2018, Research Project Award; The REVAMP study (2018).

Invited Keynote Presentation:  Veitch J. Designing parks for healthy active living. Parks and Leisure Australia, Queensland State Conference, Creating a Liveable Community, Redcliffe, Queensland, 2018. 

Invited Presentation: panel discussion at the College of Charleston, USA , Charleston, USA. February 2019. 

Invited Keynote Presentation: Veitch J. Design does matter: creating parks that encourage people to be active. Parks and Leisure SA/NT and Recreation South Australia 2015 State Conference, Adelaide March 2015.

Invited Presentation:  Veitch J. How park design can increase visitation and park-based physical activity. Invited presentation at the World Parks Congress. Sydney, November 2014.

Featured article in Research Australia, INSPIRE: Making the most of parks to increase physical activity: The REVAMP study, issue 11, published March 4 2019.

Commissoned work for the World Health Organisation: In 2016, I was senior author on two reports on the built environment for the WHO. This work was presented to a meeting of experts at the Technical Meeting at the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland in August 2016.

Research interests

Neighbourhood built environment and physical activity
Park design
Social connectedness

Affiliations

In building my program of research, I have forged strong working collaborations nationally and internationally, and developed partnerships with industry, government and non-government organisations who have contributed funding toward my research. For example, Parks Victoria, City West Water, the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and Brimbank City Council were partners on my ARC Linkage Grant (LP120200396).

In 2016, I coordinated a “Parks for Healthy Communities” forum that bought together more than 55 practitioners, policy makers, planners and researchers to discuss current research, opportunities for collaboration between researchers and practitioners, and solutions for putting the latest evidence into practice.

I regularly consult with Parks Victoria and local government organisations regarding aspects of park design.
 

Teaching interests

2019:

Principal supervisor for 2 PhD students

Associate supervisor for 1 PhD student

Conferences

Symposium presentations:

Veitch J, Salmon J, Crawford D, Giles-Corti B, Abbott G, Carver A, Timperio A. The impact of park refurbishment on park visitation and park-based physical activity: A natural experiment. International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. Victoria, Canada, June 2017.

Veitch J, Wang W, Salmon J, Carver C, Giles-Corti B, Timperio  A. A Latent Class Analysis Approach to Understanding Park Visitation. International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. Cape Town, South Africa, June 2016.

Veitch J, Timperio A*, Salmon J, Bangay S, DeForche B, Parker K.  Examining park features for adolescents: the Pick-A-Park study. International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. Edinburgh, Scotland, May 2015.

Veitch J, Salmon J, Carver A, Fletcher E, Crawford D, Giles-Corti B, Timperio A. Methodological considerations in the design of natural experiments. International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. San Diego, USA, May 2014.

Veitch J, Ball K, Abbott, Crawford D, Salmon J. Neighbourhood parks and physical activity; a natural experiment. International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. Melbourne, Australia, June 2011.

Veitch J, Hume C, Ball K, Crawford D, Salmon J. What helps children to be active? A qualitative exploration of resilience among children. International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. Melbourne, Australia, June 2011.

Oral conference presentations
Veitch J*, Lal A, Moodie M, Abbott G, Carver A, Salmon J, Giles-Corti B, Timperio A. Oral Presentation, The cost-effectiveness of a park refurbishment on physical activity: The REVAMP Study. International Urban Design Conference, Sydney, November 2018.

Veitch J*, Timperio A, Ball K, Deforche B. Designing parks to promote active visits among older adults. Oral Presentation, Australian Association of Gerontology, Melbourne, November 2018.

Veitch J*, Salmon J, Carver A, Christian H. Adult and child physical activity benefits from taking your dog to the park. Poster Presentation, International Society for Physical Activity and Health, London, October 2018.

Veitch J*, Salmon J, David Crawford D, Giles-Corti B, Abbott G, Carver A, Timperio A. The impact of park refurbishment on park visitation and park-based physical activity: A natural experiment. Oral Presentation, Active Living Research Conference, Banff, Canada, February 2018.

Veitch J, Hanson F, Beza B. Improving the health of Australians by applying evidence from behavioural epidemiology to urban design projects. Oral Presentation, 8th International Urban Design Conference, Brisbane, November 2015.

Veitch J, Timperio A, Salmon J, Bangay S, DeForche B. Examining park features that encourage park visitation and physical activity among adolescents. Oral Presentation, International Conference on Dietary and Activity Methods (ICDAM9), Brisbane, September 2015.

Veitch J, et al. REVAMP:  A natural experiment to examine the impact of park renewal on park-use and park-based physical activity. Oral Presentation, Be Active, National Physical Activity Conference. Canberra, October 2014. 

Veitch J, et al. The design of REVAMP:  a natural experiment study in parks. Oral Presentation, 5th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health. Rio de Janiero Brazil, April 2014.

Veitch J, et al.. Park visitation and physical activity. Poster Presentation, International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Meeting. Ghent, Belgium, May 2013.

 

 












 

Professional activities

Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee (2020

Member of the World Urban Parks, Older Adults committee (2020)

Member of the World Urban Parks, Children play and nature committee (2020)

Member of the GREEN-PA network led by Dr Sonja Kahlmeier (Swiss University of Applied Sciences) and Dr Ruth Hunter (Queen’s University Belfast)

Appointment to the NHMRC Post Graduate Scholarships (PGS) Peer Review Working Committee, 2018 & 2019.

Appointment to the Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee, 2019

International Society for Physical Activity and Health, Council for Environment and Physical Activity, Urban Green Space working group (2012-current). This group of nine leading international park researchers work to stimulate research on urban green spaces and to support and disseminate findings on how urban green space affects physical activity behaviour. 

I also served as an elected Member-at-Large on the Executive Committee of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), 2011-2014. The ISBNPA is the premier scientific society in my field, with over 600 members from 30 countries and I am still an active member of its Membership (2011-current), and Special Interest Group (2012-current) committees.

I am a member of the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity.

Member of Academic Board, Faculty of Health, Deakin University (2017-2018).

Invited to be the Guest Editor for a special issue on the Built Environment and Physical Activity for the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2018-2019).

Reviewer of International Research Grants and manuscripts.

Member of local organising committee for the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 Annual Meeting.

Conference chair at national and international conferences.

Reviewer of abstracts for national and international conferences.

Awards

2020: Winner, Parks and Leisure Australia, Vic/TAS Awards of Excellence 2018, Research Project Award; ProjectPARK

2019: Finalist, Overall Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Industry Innovation Award; The REVAMP study

2019: Winner, Playground Design and Development 2019; The REVAMP study. The Innovation Awards aim at recognising and celebrating innovation that has promoted and encouraged more people to play, recreate and participate in sport

2018: Winner, Parks and Leisure Australia, National Awards of Excellence, Research Project Award; The REVAMP study.

2018: Winner, Parks and Leisure Australia, Vic/TAS Awards of Excellence Research Project Award; The REVAMP study.

2016: Finalist, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Awards, Encouraging Physical Activity.

2013: Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research by Early Career Researcher

2008: Doctoral Award of Distinction for the most outstanding research, ACHPER

2008: Sport and Recreation Victoria Research Award

2007: Parks Victoria Research Partners Conference Prize for excellent research to assist Parks Victoria

2005-8: Three Heart Foundation travel awards to present my research at international conferences

Projects

Research Grants:

Deforche B, Veitch J, Van Dyck D, De Maeyer. Critical attributes of parks associated with physical, mental and social health in older adults: a participatory approach. Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) (G068519N: 2019-2022).

Veitch J, Timperio A, Ball K, Deforche B.  Parks: harnessing a public space for active living and social connectedness. ARC Discovery Project (DP170100188; 2017-2019). Lead investigator (CIA).

Veitch J, Timperio A, Salmon J, Crawford D, Giles-Corti B, Carver A. Recording and Evaluating Activity in a Modified Park - the REVAMP study. The impact of park renewal on park usage and park based physical activity. ARC Linkage Grant (LP120200396: 2013-2015). Lead investigator (CIA).

Dobbinson S, Veitch J, Salmon J, Wakefield M, Staiger P, MacInnis R. ShadePlus: improving park facilities in disadvantaged neighbourhoods to promote community health behaviours. NHMRC Partnership Grant  (APP 1062314: 2013-2015; NHMRC Partnership Grant) (CIB).

Hume C, Carver A, Salmon J, Cleland V, Veitch J, Ball K, Crawford D. Australian Research Council Linkage Grant (LP0990183: 2010-2012).

 

Fellowships:

National Heart Foundation of Australia, Future Leader Fellowship.
Parks for heart health: understanding and influencing park design to optimise physical activity; ID: 101928. 2018-2021.

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellowship (0.8 FTE).The role of the neighbourhood built environment on physical activity and sedentary behaviour among youth and adults; APP 1053426, 2013-2017.

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Awarded but relinquished due to accepting NHMRC Fellowship.

National Heart Foundation of Australia Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (0.5 FTE) Influences of the neighbourhood physical and social environment on children’s physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and overweight and obesity; PH 08M 3912, 2009-2013.

Recording and EValuating Activity in a Modified Park (REVAMP)

You can watch a  short overview of REVAMP.
An infographic and summary report on the REVAMP project are also available:

Summary report

Infographic report

Publications

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2022

Substituting passive for active travel-what is the potential among adolescents?

V Loh, S Sahlqvist, J Veitch, A Carver, A Contardo Ayala, R Cole, A Timperio

(2022), Vol. 16, pp. 84-93, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, London, Eng., C1

journal article

What entices older adults to parks? Identification of park features that encourage park visitation, physical activity, and social interaction

Jenny Veitch, K Ball, E Rivera, V Loh, B Deforche, K Best, A Timperio

(2022), Vol. 217, pp. 1-12, Landscape and Urban Planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Neighborhood food typologies, fast food outlet visitation and snack food purchasing among adolescents in Melbourne, Australia

V Loh, M Poelman, J Veitch, S McNaughton, R Leech, A Timperio

(2022), Vol. 25, pp. 1-24, Public Health Nutrition, England, 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

Outdoor public recreation spaces and social connectedness among adolescents

E Rivera, J Veitch, V Loh, J Salmon, E Cerin, S Mavoa, K Villanueva, A Timperio

(2022), Vol. 22, pp. 1-10, BMC Public Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

What do adults want in parks? A qualitative study using walk-along interviews

J Veitch, N Biggs, B Deforche, A Timperio

(2022), Vol. 22, pp. 1-11, BMC Public Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

People with the least positive attitudes to green exercise derive most anxiolytic benefit from walking in green space

E Flowers, A Turner, G Abbott, A Timperio, J Salmon, J Veitch

(2022), Vol. 72, pp. 1-6, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Associations of public open space attributes with active and sedentary behaviors in dense urban areas: A systematic review of observational studies

M Motomura, M Koohsari, C Lin, K Ishii, A Shibata, T Nakaya, A Kaczynski, J Veitch, K Oka

(2022), Vol. 75, Health and Place, England, C1

journal article

Examination of the acute heart rate and salivary cortisol response to a single bout of walking in urban and green environments: A pilot study

J Veitch, A Timperio, J Salmon, S Hall, G Abbott, E Flowers, A Turner

(2022), Vol. 74, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, C1

journal article

Motivating playgrounds: understanding how school playgrounds support autonomy, competence, and relatedness of tweens

T Toft Amholt, B Westerskov Dalgas, J Veitch, N Ntoumanis, J Fich Jespersen, J Schipperijn, C Pawlowski

(2022), Vol. 17, International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, C1

journal article

Adolescents' perceptions of park characteristics that discourage park visitation

E Rivera, A Timperio, V Loh, B Deforche, J Veitch

(2022), Vol. 74, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, C1

journal article

From motorised to active travel: using GPS data to explore potential physical activity gains among adolescents

V Loh, S Sahlqvist, J Veitch, L Thornton, J Salmon, E Cerin, J Schipperijn, A Timperio

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

journal article

"Everything kind of revolves around technology": a qualitative exploration of families' screen use experiences, and intervention suggestions

L Arundell, L Gould, N Ridgers, A Ayala, K Downing, J Salmon, A Timperio, J Veitch

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

journal article

The association between the number of parks near home and levels of physical activity among community-dwelling older adults: A longitudinal study

L Poppe, B Deforche, J Van Cauwenberg, R Brondeel, L Mertens, N Van de Weghe, S Benoit, J Veitch, D Van Dyck

(2022), Vol. 130, Cities, C1

journal article
2021

Critical factors influencing adolescents' active and social park use: A qualitative study using walk-along interviews

E Rivera, A Timperio, V Loh, B Deforche, J Veitch

(2021), Vol. 58, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 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

Reliability of streetscape audits comparing on‐street and online observations: MAPS-Global in 5 countries

A Queralt, J Molina-García, M Terrón-Pérez, E Cerin, A Barnett, A Timperio, J Veitch, R Reis, A Silva, A Ghekiere, D Van Dyck, T Conway, K Cain, C Geremia, J Sallis

(2021), Vol. 20, International Journal of Health Geographics, England, C1

journal article

Children's ratings of park features that encourage park visitation, physical activity and social interaction

J Veitch, K Ball, E Flowers, B Deforche, A Timperio

(2021), Vol. 58, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, C1

journal article

Are park availability and satisfaction with neighbourhood parks associated with physical activity and time spent outdoors?

J Veitch, L Rodwell, G Abbott, A Carver, E Flowers, D Crawford

(2021), Vol. 21, BMC Public Health, England, C1

journal article

Participatory school ground design: play behaviour and student and teacher views of a school ground post-construction

A Kreutz, A Timperio, J Veitch

(2021), Vol. 46, pp. 860-877, Landscape Research, C1

journal article

Important park features for encouraging park visitation, physical activity and social interaction among adolescents: A conjoint analysis

E Rivera, A Timperio, V Loh, B Deforche, J Veitch

(2021), Vol. 70, Health and Place, England, C1

journal article

Understanding the impact of the installation of outdoor fitness equipment and a multi-sports court on park visitation and park-based physical activity: A natural experiment

J Veitch, J Salmon, G Abbott, A Timperio, S Sahlqvist

(2021), Vol. 71, Health and Place, England, C1

journal article

Understanding children's preference for park features that encourage physical activity: an adaptive choice based conjoint analysis

J Veitch, K Ball, E Rivera, V Loh, B Deforche, A Timperio

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

journal article

Changes in families' leisure, educational/work and social screen time behaviours before and during COVID-19 in Australia: Findings from the our life at home study

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

(2021), Vol. 18, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2020

Is greenery associated with mental health among residents of aged care facilities? A systematic search and narrative review

A Carver, A Lorenzon, J Veitch, A Macleod, T Sugiyama

(2020), Vol. 24, pp. 1-7, Aging and Mental Health, England, C1

journal article

'It's fun in the legs': children's dwelling in garden trampolines

J Arvidsen, H Johannessen, J Veitch, S Andkjær

(2020), Vol. 18, pp. 312-324, Children's geographies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Individual, social and neighbourhood correlates of cycling among children living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods

L Bell, A Timperio, J Veitch, A Carver

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 157-163, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Comparing the features of parks that children usually visit with those that are closest to home: A brief report

E Flowers, A Timperio, K Hesketh, J Veitch

(2020), Vol. 48, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, C1

journal article

Environmental mismatch: Do associations between the built environment and physical activity among youth depend on concordance with perceptions?

V Loh, J Veitch, J Salmon, E Cerin, S Mavoa, K Villanueva, A Timperio

(2020), Vol. 17, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Changes in and the mediating role of physical activity in relation to active school transport, fitness and adiposity among Spanish youth: The UP&DOWN longitudinal study

D Camiletti-Moirón, A Timperio, J Veitch, J Fernández-Santos, G Abbott, Á Delgado-Alfonso, V Cabanas-Sanchez, O Veiga, J Salmon, J Castro-Piñero

(2020), Vol. 17, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

journal article

Residential vs school neighborhoods: Associations with physical activity among adolescents

V Loh, J Veitch, J Salmon, E Cerin, S Mavoa, K Villanueva, A Timperio

(2020), Vol. 63, Health and Place, England, 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, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

journal article

Moderators of parents' perceptions of the neighborhood environment and children's physical activity, time outside, and screen time

S Hunter, V Carson, A Timperio, J Salmon, A Carver, J Veitch

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 557-565, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, United States, C1

journal article

Exploring children's views on important park features: A qualitative study using walk-along interviews

J Veitch, E Flowers, K Ball, B Deforche, A Timperio

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-14, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Designing parks for older adults: A qualitative study using walk-along interviews

J Veitch, E Flowers, K Ball, B Deforche, A Timperio

(2020), Vol. 54, Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, C1

journal article

Examining health-related effects of refurbishment to parks in a lower socioeconomic area: The shadeplus natural experiment

S Dobbinson, J Simmons, J Chamberlain, R Macinnis, J Salmon, P Staiger, M Wakefield, J Veitch

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-21, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Home-based screen time behaviors amongst youth and their parents: Familial typologies and their modifiable correlates

L Arundell, K Parker, A Timperio, J Salmon, J Veitch

(2020), Vol. 20, BMC Public Health, England, C1

journal article

Individual, social and environmental correlates of active school travel among adolescents in India

A Kingsly, A Timperio, J Veitch, J Salmon, R Pradeepa, H Ranjani, R Anjana

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-12, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2019

The relationship between objectively measured and self-reported sedentary behaviours and social connectedness among adolescents

L Arundell, J Salmon, J Veitch, A Timperio

(2019), Vol. 16, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Physical activity benefits from taking your dog to the park

J Veitch, H Christian, A Carver, J Salmon

(2019), Vol. 185, pp. 173-179, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The impact of a park refurbishment in a low socioeconomic area on physical activity: A cost-effectiveness study

A Lal, M Moodie, G Abbott, A Carver, J Salmon, B Giles-Corti, A Timperio, J Veitch

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

journal article

Differences in park characteristic preferences for visitation and physical activity among adolescents: A latent class analysis

L Mertens, J Van Cauwenberg, J Veitch, B Deforche, D Van Dyck

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

journal article

Impact of an Australian state-wide active travel campaign targeting primary schools

S Sahlqvist, J Veitch, G Abbott, J Salmon, J Garrard, F Acker, K Hartman, A Timperio

(2019), Vol. 14, Preventive Medicine Reports, United States, C1

journal article

Examining the features of parks that children visit during three stages of childhood

E Flowers, A Timperio, K Hesketh, J Veitch

(2019), Vol. 16, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, 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

Designing activating schoolyards: Seen from the girls' viewpoint

C Pawlowski, J Veitch, H Andersen, N Ridgers

(2019), Vol. 16, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Informing behaviour change: What sedentary behaviours do families perform at home and how can they be targeted?

L Arundell, K Parker, J Salmon, J Veitch, A Timperio

(2019), Vol. 16, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Development and validation of the neighborhood environment walkability scale for youth across six continents

E Cerin, T Conway, A Barnett, M Smith, J Veitch, K Cain, F Salonna, R Reis, J Molina-García, E Hinckson, W Muda, R Anjana, D Van Dyck, A Oyeyemi, A Timperio, L Christiansen, J Mitáš, J Mota, M Moran, M Islam, R Mellecker, J Sallis

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

journal article

Built environment and physical activity among adolescents: The moderating effects of neighborhood safety and social support

V Loh, J Veitch, J Salmon, E Cerin, L Thornton, S Mavoa, K Villanueva, A Timperio

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

journal article
2018

Built and physical environment correlates of active transportation

A Timperio, J Veitch, S Sahlqvist

(2018), pp. 141-153, Children's Active Transportation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1

book chapter

Who goes to metropolitan parks? A latent class analysis approach to understanding park visitation

J Veitch, W Wang, J Salmon, A Carver, B Giles-Corti, A Timperio

(2018), Vol. 40, pp. 343-355, Leisure sciences, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

The REVAMP natural experiment study: The impact of a play-scape installation on park visitation and park-based physical activity

J Veitch, J Salmon, D Crawford, G Abbott, B Giles-Corti, A Carver, A Timperio

(2018), Vol. 15, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

journal article

Development and reliability of a streetscape observation instrument for international use: MAPS-global

K Cain, C Geremia, T Conway, L Frank, J Chapman, E Fox, A Timperio, J Veitch, D Van Dyck, H Verhoeven, R Reis, A Augusto, E Cerin, R Mellecker, A Queralt, J Molina-García, J Sallis

(2018), Vol. 15, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

journal article

Public open space characteristics influencing adolescents' use and physical activity: a systematic literature review of qualitative and quantitative studies

Linde Van Hecke, Ariane Ghekiere, Jenny Veitch, Delfien Van Dyck, Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Peter Clarys, Benedicte Deforche

(2018), Vol. 51, pp. 158-173, Health and place, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Advantages of public green spaces in enhancing population health

T Sugiyama, A Carver, M Koohsari, J Veitch

(2018), Vol. 178, pp. 12-17, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Park characteristics preferred for adolescent park visitation and physical activity: a choice-based conjoint analysis using manipulated photographs

L Van Hecke, A Ghekiere, J Van Cauwenberg, J Veitch, I De Bourdeaudhuij, D Van Dyck, P Clarys, N Van De Weghe, B Deforche

(2018), Vol. 178, pp. 144-155, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Physical activity and fundamental motor skill performance of 5-10 year old children in three different playgrounds

J Adams, J Veitch, L Barnett

(2018), Vol. 15, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2017

Active use of parks in flanders (Belgium): An exploratory observational study

L Van Hecke, J Van Cauwenberg, P Clarys, D Van Dyck, J Veitch, B Deforche

(2017), Vol. 14, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Challenges in conducting natural experiments in parks-lessons from the REVAMP study

J Veitch, J Salmon, B Giles-Corti, D Crawford, K Dullaghan, A Carver, A Timperio

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

journal article

Park attributes that encourage park visitation among adolescents: a conjoint analysis

J Veitch, J Salmon, B Deforche, A Ghekiere, J Van Cauwenberg, S Bangay, A Timperio

(2017), Vol. 161, pp. 52-58, Landscape and urban planning, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

What predicts children's active transport and independent mobility in disadvantaged neighborhoods?

J Veitch, A Carver, J Salmon, G Abbott, K Ball, D Crawford, V Cleland, A Timperio

(2017), Vol. 44, pp. 103-109, Health & place, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Is the association between park proximity and recreational physical activity among mid-older aged adults moderated by park quality and neighborhood conditions?

J Van Cauwenberg, E Cerin, A Timperio, J Salmon, B Deforche, J Veitch

(2017), Vol. 14, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Study protocol for a natural experiment in a lower socioeconomic area to examine the health-related effects of refurbishment to parks including built-shade (ShadePlus)

S Dobbinson, J Veitch, J Salmon, M Wakefield, P Staiger, R MacInnis, J Simmons

(2017), Vol. 7, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

Daily Weather and Children's Physical Activity Patterns

T Remmers, C Thijs, A Timperio, J Salmon, J Veitch, S Kremers, N Ridgers

(2017), Vol. 49, pp. 922-929, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, United States, C1

journal article

Perceived health benefits and willingness to pay for parks by park users: Quantitative and qualitative research

C Henderson-Wilson, K Sia, J Veitch, P Staiger, P Davidson, P Nicholls

(2017), Vol. 14, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article

A cross-sectional investigation of the importance of park features for promoting regular physical activity in parks

S Costigan, J Veitch, D Crawford, A Carver, A Timperio

(2017), Vol. 14, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2016

Does parental accompaniment when walking or cycling moderate the association between physical neighbourhood environment and active transport among 10-12 year olds?

A Ghekiere, A Carver, J Veitch, J Salmon, B Deforche, A Timperio

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 149-153, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Australia, C1

journal article

The correlates of after-school sedentary behavior among children aged 5-18 years: A systematic review

L Arundell, E Fletcher, J Salmon, J Veitch, T Hinkley

(2016), Vol. 16, BMC Public Health, England, C1

journal article

Park availability and physical activity, TV time, and overweight and obesity among women: Findings from Australia and the United States

J Veitch, G Abbott, A Kaczynski, S Wilhelm Stanis, G Besenyi, K Lamb

(2016), Vol. 38, pp. 96-102, Health and Place, England, C1

journal article

Objectively measured sedentary behaviour and health and development in children and adolescents: Systematic review and meta-analysis

D Cliff, K Hesketh, S Vella, T Hinkley, M Tsiros, N Ridgers, A Carver, J Veitch, A Parrish, L Hardy, R Plotnikoff, A Okely, J Salmon, D Lubans

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 330-344, Obesity Reviews, England, C1

journal article

Social and physical environmental factors influencing adolescents' physical activity in urban public open spaces: A qualitative study using walk-along interviews

L Van Hecke, B Deforche, D Van Dyck, I De Bourdeaudhuij, J Veitch, J Van Cauwenberg

(2016), Vol. 11, PLoS ONE, United States, C1

journal article

Adolescents' ratings of features of parks that encourage park visitation and physical activity

J Veitch, J Salmon, K Parker, S Bangay, B Deforche, A Timperio

(2016), Vol. 13, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

journal article

A systematic review of the prevalence of sedentary behavior during the after-school period among children aged 5-18 years

L Arundell, E Fletcher, J Salmon, J Veitch, T Hinkley

(2016), Vol. 13, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

journal article
2015

The impact of interventions to promote physical activity in urban green space: A systematic review and recommendations for future research.

R Hunter, H Christian, J Veitch, T Astell-Burt, J Hipp, J Schipperijn

(2015), Vol. 124, pp. 246-256, Social Science and Medicine, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Safety in numbers: Does perceived safety mediate associations between the neighborhood social environment and physical activity among women living in disadvantaged neighborhoods?

A Timperio, J Veitch, A Carver

(2015), Vol. 74, pp. 49-54, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Park proximity, quality and recreational physical activity among mid-older aged adults: moderating effects of individual factors and area of residence

J Van Cauwenberg, E Cerin, A Timperio, J Salmon, B Deforche, J Veitch

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 1-8, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, Londno, Eng., C1

journal article

How active are people in metropolitan parks? An observational study of park visitation in Australia

J Veitch, A Carver, G Abbott, B Giles-Corti, A Timperio, J Salmon

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-8, BMC public health, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Contribution of the after-school period to children's daily participation in physical activity and sedentary behaviours

L Arundell, T Hinkley, J Veitch, J Salmon

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-11, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Playability: built and social environment features that promote physical activity within children

A Timperio, J Reid, J Veitch

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 460-476, Current obesity reports, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Improving the health of Australians by applying evidence from behavioural epidemiology to urban design projects

B Beza, J Veitch, F Hanson

(2015), pp. 1-18, Urban Design 2015: Empowering Change: Transformative Innovations and Projects : Proceedings of the 8th International Urban Design Conference, Brisbane, Qld., E1

conference
2014

Are independent mobility and territorial range associated with park visitation among youth?

J Veitch, A Carver, C Hume, D Crawford, A Timperio, K Ball, J Salmon

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 1-12, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal article

A natural experiment to examine the impact of park renewal on park-use and park-based physical activity in a disadvantaged neighbourhood: the REVAMP study methods

J Veitch, J Salmon, A Carver, A Timperio, D Crawford, E Fletcher, B Giles-Corti

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-9, BMC Public health, London, England, C1

journal article

Exploring associations between parental and peer variables, personal variables and physical activity among adolescents: a mediation analysis

M Verloigne, J Veitch, A Carver, J Salmon, G Cardon, I De Bourdeaudhuij, A Timperio

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-11, BMC Public Health, London, England, C1

journal article

Active transport, independent mobility and territorial range among children residing in disadvantaged areas

A Carver, J Veitch, S Sahlqvist, D Crawford, C Hume

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 267-273, Journal of transport and health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2013

Do features of public open spaces vary between urban and rural areas?

J Veitch, J Salmon, K Ball, D Crawford, A Timperio

(2013), Vol. 56, pp. 107-111, Preventive medicine, Maryland Heights, Mo., C1

journal article

What helps children to be more active and less sedentary? Perceptions of mothers living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods

J Veitch, C Hume, J Salmon, D Crawford, K Ball

(2013), Vol. 39, pp. 94-102, Child : care, health and development, Chichester, England, C1

journal article

5-year changes in afterschool physical activity and sedentary behavior

L Arundell, N Ridgers, J Veitch, J Salmon, T Hinkley, A Timperio

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 605-611, American journal of preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Children's perceptions of the factors helping them to be resilient to sedentary lifestyles

J Veitch, L Arundell, C Hume, K Ball

(2013), Vol. 28, pp. 692-703, Health education research, Cary, N.C., C1

journal article

Standardising the after-school period for children's physical activity and sedentary behaviour

L Arundell, J Salmon, J Veitch, E O'Connell, T Hinkley, C Hume

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 65-67, Health promotion journal of Australia, Camperdown, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Neighborhood perceptions moderate the association between the family environment and children's objectively assessed physical activity

S D'Haese, A Timperio, J Veitch, G Cardon, D Van Dyck, J Salmon

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 203-209, Health & place, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Are associations between the perceived home and neighbourhood environment and children′s physical activity and sedentary behaviour moderated by urban/rural location?

J Salmon, J Veitch, G Abbott, M ChinAPaw, J Brug, S teVelde, V Cleland, C Hume, D Crawford, K Ball

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 44-53, Health & Place, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Environmental perceptions as mediators of the relationship between the objective built environment and walking among socioeconomically disadvantaged women

D Van Dyck, J Veitch, I De Bourdeaudhuij, L Thornton, K Ball

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 1-9, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, London, UK, C1

journal article

Is park visitation associated with leisure-time and transportation physical activity?

J Veitch, K Ball, D Crawford, G Abbott, J Salmon

(2013), Vol. 57, pp. 732-734, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2012

Socio-demographic characteristics of children experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage who meet physical activity and screen-time recommendations : the READI study

C Hume, J Salmon, J Veitch, E O'Connell, D Crawford, K Ball

(2012), Vol. 54, pp. 61-64, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Park improvements and park activity : a natural experiment

J Veitch, K Ball, D Crawford, G Abbott, J Salmon

(2012), Vol. 42, pp. 616-619, American journal of preventive medicine, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

The neighborhood social environment and body mass index among youth : a mediation analysis

J Veitch, M van Stralen, M Chinapaw, S te Velde, D Crawford, J Salmon, A Timperio

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 1-9, The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal article
2011

Reduction in sugar-sweetened beverages is not associated with more water or diet drinks

J Veitch, A Singh, M van Stralen, W Van Mechelen, J Brug, M ChinAPaw

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 1388-1393, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal article

Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and depressive symptoms among adolescents

C Hume, A Timperio, J Veitch, J Salmon, D Crawford, K Ball

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 152-156, Journal of physical activity and heatlh, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

What helps children eat well? A qualitative exploration of resilience among disadvantaged families

L Williams, J Veitch, K Ball

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 296-307, Health education research, Cary, N.C., C1

journal article

Is the neighbourhood environment associated with sedentary behaviour outside of school hours among children?

J Veitch, A Timperio, D Crawford, G Abbott, B Giles-Corti, J Salmon

(2011), Vol. 41, pp. 333-341, Annals of behavioral medicine, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article
2010

Individual, social and physical environmental correlates of children's active free-play : a cross-sectional study

J Veitch, J Salmon, K Ball

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 1-10, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal article

Dog ownership, dog walking and children's and parents' physical activity

J Salmon, A Timperio, B Chu, J Veitch

(2010), Vol. 81, pp. 264-271, Research quarterly for exercise and sport, [Washington, D.C.], C1

journal article
2009

The validity and reliability of an instrument to assess children's outdoor play in various locations

J Veitch, J Salmon, K Ball

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 579-582, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Belconnen, A.C.T., C1

journal article
2008

Children's active free play in local neighborhoods : a behavioral mapping study

J Veitch, J Salmon, K Ball

(2008), Vol. 23, pp. 870-879, Health education research : theory and practice, Cary, N.C., C1

journal article
2007

Children's perceptions of the use of public open spaces for active free-play

J Veitch, J Salmon, K Ball

(2007), Vol. 5, pp. 409-422, Children's geographies, London, England, C1

journal article
2006

Where do children usually play? A qualitative study of parents' perceptions of influences on children's active free-play

J Veitch, S Bagley, K Ball, J Salmon

(2006), Vol. 12, pp. 383-393, Health & place, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article
2000

A university campus physical activity program

E Leslie, M Fotheringham, J Veitch, N Owen

(2000), Vol. 10, pp. 51-54, Health promotion journal of Australia, Camperdown, N. S. W., C1-1

journal article
1999

Physical inactivity and other health risks among Australian males in less-skilled occupations

J Veitch, J Salmon, O Clavisi, N Owen

(1999), Vol. 41, pp. 794-798, Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal article

Physical activity initiatives for male factory workers : gatekeepers' perceptions of potential motivators and barriers

J Veitch, O Clavisi, N Owen

(1999), Vol. 23, pp. 505-510, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal article
1997

Physical activity promotion for male factory workers : a realistic option?

J Veitch, N Owen, J Burns, J Sallis

(1997), Vol. 7, pp. 169-174, Health promotion journal of Australia, Camperdown, N. S. W., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

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

The neighbourhood physical environment and physical activity and sedentary behaviour among children and adults

A/Prof Jenny Veitch

NHMRC ECF - Early Career Fellowship

  • 2017: $69,973
  • 2016: $63,753
  • 2015: $76,490
  • 2014: $61,886
  • 2013: $55,842

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

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

ARC - Discovery Projects

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

Parks for heart health: understanding and influencing park design to optimise physical activity

A/Prof Jenny Veitch

NHF Future Leader Fellowship - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2021: $134,500
  • 2020: $133,000
  • 2019: $131,620
  • 2018: $130,000

Other Public Sector Funding

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

VicHealth Grant - ARC Linkage Industry Partner Grant, City West Water

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

To undertake a 'natural experiment' to observe changes that occur in a population before and after the park environment has been altered at Brimbank and a Control park, in low socio-economic western

A/Prof Jenny Veitch

City West Water

  • 2012: $30,000

Walk to School 2015 - Research and evaluation

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

VicHealth Grant - Research

  • 2016: $25,000
  • 2015: $54,100

Walk to School 2016 - Research and evaluation

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

VicHealth Grant - Research

  • 2017: $37,000
  • 2016: $82,000

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

City of Melbourne Grant - Research

  • 2019: $5,000

Industry and Other Funding

Scholarship PP 05M 2341 An investigation of the influences on children's active free-play

Prof Jo Salmon, A/Prof Jenny Veitch

NHF Health Professional Scholarship - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2007: $23,427
  • 2006: $22,969

Develop an environment section of the global physical activity toolkit

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

World Health Organisation - WHO

  • 2016: $14,850

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2022

Elise Rivera

Thesis entitled: Park design for adolescents: implications for physical activity and social connectedness

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

Associate Supervisor
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

2016

Lauren Elizabeth Arundell

Thesis entitled: The after-school period: a critical window for children's health behaviours

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