Dr Lauren Arundell

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2017
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science), Deakin University, 2007

Contact

lauren.arundell@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68383, 95301

Biography summary

2017- current: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Physical Activity (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University

2009-2016:  Doctorate of Philosophy, Deakin University, Melbourne Australia. Thesis titled: ‘The after-school period: a critical window for children’s health behaviours’ Part-time 2009-2014; career disruptions: Aug 2012-Aug 2013 and Jul 2014-Feb 2015. 

2006-2016: Project Manager. Institute for Physical Activity (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences at Deakin University

Research interests

My research interests are in investigating children’s physical activity and sedentary behaviours (screen and non-screen based), particularly in the school and home settings. I have a focus on identifying the intrapersonal, social and physical environmental influences on children’s behaviours, and using these to develop novel, evidence-based strategies to support optimum participation in physical activity and sedentary behaviour for the health of children.

Conferences

Dr Arundell's conference participation includes 3 symposia, 28 oral presentations and 6 poster presentations at National and International conderences. Presentations from the past 5 years include:

Symposium presentations

  • Arundell L*, Koorts H, Timperio A, Bauman A, Lubans D, Lonsdale C, Telford A, Ridgers N, Barnett L, Lamb K,  Brown H, Salmon J. Transform-Us!: Scaling up of movement integration approaches in Australian schools. International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) conference. Canada 2017.
  • Koorts H*, Salmon J, Timperio A, Bauman A, Lubans D, Lonsdale C, Ridgers N, Arundell L. Scalability of Transform-Us!  to reduce children’s sitting and promote physical activity in Victorian primary schools. ISBNPA, South Africa 2016
  • Salmon J, Arundell L*, Ridgers N, Cerin E, Brown H, Dunstan D, Timperio A. From efficacy to maintenance to implementation: translating the Transform-Us! study to reduce children’s sitting time in school and home. ISBNPA, Scotland 2015

Oral presentations

  • Arundell L*, Salmon J, Koorts H, Contardo Ayala AM, Timperio A. When and how do adolescents sit? ActivPAL measured patterns of daily sitting time, bouts and breaks. Oral e-poster. International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress (ISPAH), London 2018
  • Salmon J, Koorts H, Bauman A, Lubans D, Lonsdale C, Telford A, Ridgers N, Lamb K, Barnett L, Arundell L*, Brown H, Della Gatta J, Timperio A. Scaling up the Transform-Us! program to get Australian children moving more and sitting less. ISPAH, London 2018.
  • Koorts H*, Timperio A, Abbott G, Arundell L, et al. ‘Process evaluation of the Transform-Us! program to promote children’s physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour’. Biennial Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC), Mechanisms of implementation: What works and why?’, US 2017.
  • Arundell L*, Timperio A*, Salmon J, Hinkley T, Veitch J, Ridgers N, Sudhulz B. Feasibility of sit-stand desks to reduce sitting in the home: pilot study progress to date. ICBM Satellite meeting on Sitting and Chronic Disease, Australia. 2016.
  • Arundell L*, Fletcher E, Salmon J, Veitch J, Hinkley T. A systematic review of the prevalence of sedentary behaviour during the after-school period among children aged 5-18 years. International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (ICBM). Australia. 2016
  • Arundell L*, Hinkley T, Veitch J, Salmon J. Contribution of the after-school period to children’s health behaviour participation. 11th School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Research Degree Symposium, Deakin University, Australia, 2015
  • Gabel L*, Ridgers N, Della Gatta P, Arundell L, Cerin E, Daly R, Dunstan D, Salmon J. Associations of sedentary time patterns and TV viewing time with inflammatory and endothelial function biomarkers in children. ISBNPA, Scotland, 2015r

Poster presentations

  • Arundell L*, at al. Height-adjustable desks in the home: proof-of-concept study progress to date. ISBNPA. Canada. 2017.
  • Sudholz B*, Arundell L, at al. The impact of Activity Based Working on workplace activity, eating patterns, productivity and satisfaction. ICBM. Australia 2016
  • Arundell L*, et al. The correlates of children’s after-school physical activity and sedentary behaviour. ICBM. Australia 2016
  • Arundell L*, et al. The correlates of after-school sedentary behavior among children aged 5-18 years: a systematic review. ISBNPA, Scotland  2015

* presenter

Professional activities

Associate Editor
2018-   BMC Public Health: ‘Energy balance-related behaviours” section.

Grant Reviewer
2017  National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grants

Peer Reviewer
I have reviewed manuscripts for the following journals: Annals of Behavioural Medicine, BMJ Open,  International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, International Journal of Public Health, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Preventive Medicine, Health Promotion Practice, and Public Health Nutrition.

Conference Abstract Peer Reviewer
2009 (April) Be Active ‘09: The Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport; Seventh National Physical Activity Conference, Brisbane 2009.

Conference Award Judge
2017 (June) Judge: Student and Early Career Researcher Awards, International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Victoria BC, Canada 2017

Professional associations/memberships

  • Chair, Pioneer Program (formerly Low and Middle Income Country, LMIC) Commitee, within the Memberships Commitee, International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA),
  • Australasian Epidemiological Association (AEA)
  • Australian Academy of Science, EMCR Forum Member
  • International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
  • Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN)
     

Supervision
Dr Arundell currently supervises 1 PhD student and has supervised one Honours student to completion.

Awards

  • Successful nomination (by IJBNPA editor) and recipient for Springer Nature’s Change the World, One Article at a Time, Medicine and Public Health 2017 for “Sedentary Behavior Research Network (SBRN) - Terminology Consensus Project Process and Outcome.” IJBNPA, 2017, 14, 75, which I co-authored.
  • Winner: 2014 School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Award for the Best PhD Paper for '5-year changes in afterschool physical activity and sedentary behavior'. Deakin University, May 2014
  • Winner: Best Presentation, Public Health Stream. 8th Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Higher Degree by Research Student Symposium, “Children’s health behaviours during the after-school period”. Deakin University. October 2011.
  • Finalist: Deakin University 3 Minute Thesis Competition. July 2011
  • Winner: Faculty of Health 3 Minute Thesis Competition, Deakin University. June 2011
  • Winner: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences 3 Minute Thesis Competition, Deakin University. May 2011

Projects

Fellowships/scholarships

  • Arundell L. Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. “Developing a pilot intervention to reduce home-based sedentary behaviours.” 2018-2020. $163,886 ($194,072).
  • Arundell, L. PhD scholarship. The after-school period: a critical window for children’s health behaviours. National Health and Medical Research Council PhD Scholarship (APP1074484) 2014-2016 (including 8 month intermission). $31,886.83.

Projects/Research

  • Salmon J, Koorts H, Arundell L, Barnett L, Sahlqvist S, Ridgers N, Cassar S, Timperio A. School Physical Activity Promotion Guide and Assessment Tool, Report prepared for the World Health Organisation (WHO) by the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition Deakin University, September 2018.
  • Arundell L, Timperio A, Salmon J, Veitch J, Hinkley T. Institute of Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University. An investigation of children’s home-based sedentary behaviour prevalence and correlates. “Sitting in the home (SIT)” study. 2017. $22,063.
  • Salmon J, Timperio A, Bauman A, Lubans D, Lonsdale C, Koorts H, Telford A, Ridgers N, Barnett L, Lamb K, Arundell L (AI), Brown H (AI). Scalability of the Transform-Us! program to promote children's physical activity and reduce prolonged sitting in Victorian primary schools. NHMRC Partnership Grant (APP1115708). 2016 (June) -2021 (May). $549,822.96 (NHMRC) + $150,000 (VicHealth). Total cash $699,822.96 (with in-kind $1,101,522.96). The Transform-Us! website is now live and the program is avaliable to all Victorian Primary schools.
  • Timperio A, Salmon J, Arundell L, Hinkley T, Veitch J, Ridgers N, Sudholz B. Institute of Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University. Pilot intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour among families. 2016: $25,926.

Publications

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2019

Longitudinal changes in sitting patterns, physical activity, and health outcomes in adolescents

Ana Contardo Ayala, Jo Salmon, David Dunstan, Lauren Arundell, Kate Parker, Anna Timperio

(2019), Vol. 6, pp. 1-10, Children, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

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

Lauren Arundell, Jo Salmon, Jenny Veitch, Anna Timperio

(2019), Vol. 16, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, 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

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, pp. 1-12, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal
2018

The impact of activity based working (ABW) on workplace activity, eating behaviours, productivity, and satisfaction

Lauren Arundell, Bronwyn Sudholz, Megan Teychenne, Jo Salmon, Brooke Hayward, Genevieve Healy, Anna Timperio

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 1-16, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal

The impact of height-adjustable desks and prompts to break-up classroom sitting on adolescents' energy expenditure, adiposity markers and perceived musculoskeletal discomfort

Ana Contardo Ayala, Bronwyn Sudholz, Jo Salmon, David Dunstan, Nicola Ridgers, Lauren Arundell, Anna Timperio

(2018), Vol. 13, PLOS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal
2017

Sedentary behavior research network (SBRN) - terminology consensus project process and outcome

M Tremblay, S Aubert, J Barnes, T Saunders, V Carson, A Latimer-Cheung, S Chastin, T Altenburg, M Chinapaw, L Arundell, T Hinkley, B Smith, SBRN Terminology Consensus Project Participants

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 1-17, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Associations of sedentary time patterns and TV viewing time with inflammatory and endothelial function biomarkers in children

L Gabel, N Ridgers, P Della Gatta, L Arundell, E Cerin, S Robinson, R Daly, D Dunstan, J Salmon

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 194-201, Pediatric Obesity, C1

journal

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, pp. 1-10, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal

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, pp. 1-9, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal

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

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
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, C1

journal
2013

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, C1

journal

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, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, C1

journal

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, C1

journal

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, C1

journal
2012

Agreement between activPAL and ActiGraph for assessing children's sedentary time

N Ridgers, J Salmon, K Ridley, E O'Connell, L Arundell, A Timperio

(2012), Vol. 9, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, C1

journal
2011

A translational research intervention to reduce screen behaviours and promote physical activity among children: Switch-2-Activity

J Salmon, M Jorna, C Hume, L Arundell, N Chahine, M Tienstra, D Crawford

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 311-321, Health Promotion International, C1

journal

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, BMC Public Health, C1

journal
2009

Are children's perceptions of neighbourhood social environments associated with their walking and physical activity?

C Hume, M Jorna, L Arundell, J Saunders, D Crawford, J Salmon

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 637-641, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

The after-school period: A critical window for children's health behaviours

Dr Lauren Arundell, Prof Jo Salmon

  • 2015: $18,108
  • 2014: $14,946

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

Associate Supervisor
2019

Ana Maria Contardo Ayala

Thesis entitled: The influence of sitting and standing on young people's health.

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