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Dr Jonathan Rawstorn



Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences, University of Auckland, 2016

Research interests

Dr Rawstorn's research broadly explores the use of mobile and web technologies to promote and support healthy lifestyle behaviour change, with a particular focus on physical activity and exercise. A key research aim is to understand how technologies can improve the accessibility and utilisation of evidence-based behaviour change interventions.

Jonathan is interested in using technologies to quantify behaviour, understanding how measurement outcomes can be used to inform individualised interventions, and designing mobile and web technology platforms that deliver evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity and exercise.

Jonathan's research commonly integrates elements of exercise, behaviour change, and computer sciences. Recent work includes studies assessing the validity of exercise and physical activity measurement devices; meta-analyses examining the effectiveness of health technologies for promoting physical activity and exercise among healthy and cardiovascular disease populations; and the design, development and evaluation of a real-time remotely monitored exercise training programme for individuals with cardiovascular disease.


EuroPrevent (European Society of Cardiology)
European Association of Preventive Cardiology
Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association, Victoria

Knowledge areas

  • Exercise science
  • Health technology
  • Behaviour change
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Systematic reviews