A/Prof. Nicky Ridgers

STAFF PROFILE

Position

National Heart Foundation Future Leader

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Liverpool John Moores Univ., 2007
Postgraduate Certificate in Learn & Teach in Higher Education, Liverpool John Moores Univ., 2004
Master of Science, University of Wales, Bangor, 2003
Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Wales, Bangor, 2001

Contact

nicky.ridgers@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46718

Research interests

Dr Ridgers current program of research focuses on understanding patterns of childrens physical activity and sedentary behaviours. She is interested in the assessment of these behaviours, and how these behaviours are influenced by a range of factors. 

Affiliations

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Sports Medicine Australia

International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour

Fellow - Higher Education Academy (UK)
 

Teaching interests

Dr Ridgers currently supervises two PhD students.

Awards

2009 - Liverpool John Moores University Promising Researcher Award

2006 - Best oral presentation in the Public Health Category at the Postgraduate Research in Science and Medicine (PRISM) Annual Conference
 

Publications

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2020

Activity accumulation and cardiometabolic risk in youth: a latent profile approach

S Verswijveren, K Lamb, R Leech, J Salmon, A Timperio, R Telford, M McNarry, K Mackintosh, R Daly, D Dunstan, C Hume, E Cerin, L Olive, N Ridgers

(2020), Vol. 52, pp. 1502-1510, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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

Mark Drehlich, Michael Naraine, Katie Rowe, Samuel Lai, Jo Salmon, Helen Brown, Harriet Koorts, Susie Macfarlane, Nicola Ridgers

(2020), Vol. 22, pp. 1-12, Journal of medical internet research, Toronto, Canada, C1

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Land-walking vs. water-walking interventions in older adults: effects on aerobic fitness

A Haynes, L Naylor, H Carter, A Spence, E Robey, K Cox, B Maslen, N Lautenschlager, N Ridgers, D Green

(2020), Vol. 9, pp. 274-282, Journal of sport and health science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Emergency nurses' activity levels across rotating shifts

S Chappel, B Aisbett, J Considine, N Ridgers

(2020), pp. 1-8, Australasian emergency care, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Laboratory-based gait variability and habitual gait entropy do not differentiate community-dwelling older adults from those with subjective memory complaints

T Rantalainen, W Teo, N Ridgers, N Nuzum, L Valente, H Macpherson

(2020), Vol. 80, pp. 20-25, Gait and posture, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Cross-sectional associations of total daily volume and activity patterns across the activity spectrum with cardiometabolic risk factors in children and adolescents

S Verswijveren, K Lamb, A Timperio, J Salmon, R Telford, R Daly, E Cerin, C Hume, L Olive, K Mackintosh, M McNarry, N Ridgers

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

journal article

Validity of items assessing self-reported number of breaks in sitting time among children and adolescents

V Van Oeckel, B Deforche, N Ridgers, E Bere, M Verloigne

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-8, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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2019

Beneficial intervertebral disc and muscle adaptations in high-volume road cyclists

Daniel Belavy, Matthew Quittner, Nicola Ridgers, Yuan Ling, David Connell, Guy Trudel, Timo Rantalainen

(2019), Vol. 51, pp. 211-217, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

activPAL-measured sitting levels and patterns in 9-10 years old children from a UK city

Aron Sherry, Natalie Pearson, Nicola Ridgers, Sally Barber, Daniel Bingham, Liana Nagy, Stacy Clemes

(2019), Vol. 41, pp. 757-764, Journal of public health, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Higher circulating androgens and higher physical activity levels are associated with less central adiposity and lower risk of cardiovascular death in older men

Lauren Chasland, Matthew Knuiman, Mark Divitini, Kevin Murray, David Handelsman, Leon Flicker, Graeme Hankey, Osvaldo Almeida, Jonathan Golledge, Nicola Ridgers, Louise Naylor, Daniel Green, Bu Yeap

(2019), Vol. 90, pp. 375-383, Clinical endocrinology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Compensatory changes in physical activity and sedentary time in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis

Kelly Mackintosh, Nicola Ridgers, Melitta McNarry

(2019), Vol. 37, pp. 1506-1511, Journal of sports sciences, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Day-level sedentary pattern estimates derived from hip-worn accelerometer cut-points in 8-12-year-olds: do they reflect postural transitions?

Jordan Carlson, John Bellettiere, Jacqueline Kerr, Jo Salmon, Anna Timperio, Simone Verswijveren, Nicola Ridgers

(2019), Vol. 37, pp. 1899-1909, Journal of sports science, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Changes in volume and bouts of physical activity and sedentary time across early childhood: a longitudinal study

Jill Hnatiuk, Karen Lamb, Nicola Ridgers, Jo Salmon, Kylie Hesketh

(2019), Vol. 16, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Land- versus water-walking interventions in older adults: effects on body composition

L Naylor, B Maslen, K Cox, A Spence, E Robey, A Haynes, H Carter, N Lautenschlager, N Ridgers, C Pestell, D Green

(2019), Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 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, Basel, Switzerland, 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, pp. 1-16, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, Toronto, Canada, C1

journal article
2018

Potential moderators of day-to-day variability in children's physical activity patterns

N Ridgers, L Barnett, D Lubans, A Timperio, E Cerin, J Salmon

(2018), Vol. 36, pp. 637-644, Journal of sports sciences, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Exploring the impact of high intensity interval training on adolescents' objectively measured physical activity: findings from a randomized controlled trial

S Costigan, N Ridgers, N Eather, R Plotnikoff, N Harris, D Lubans

(2018), Vol. 36, pp. 1087-1094, Journal of Sports Sciences, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Seasonal changes in physical activity during school recess and lunchtime among Australian children

N Ridgers, J Salmon, A Timperio

(2018), Vol. 36, pp. 1508-1514, Journal of sports sciences, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Reliability and validity of self-reported sitting and breaks from sitting in the workplace

B Sudholz, N Ridgers, A Mussap, J Bennie, A Timperio, J Salmon

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 697-701, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1

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Are habitual runners physically inactive?

T Rantalainen, A Pesola, M Quittner, N Ridgers, D Belavy

(2018), Vol. 36, pp. 1793-1800, Journal of sports sciences, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Specific modulation of vertebral marrow adipose tissue by physical activity

Daniel Belavy, Matthew Quittner, Nicola Ridgers, Adnan Shiekh, Timo Rantalainen, Guy Trudel

(2018), Vol. 33, pp. 651-657, J Bone Miner Res, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Sleep in wildland firefighters: what do we know and why does it matter?

G Vincent, B Aisbett, A Wolkow, S Jay, N Ridgers, S Ferguson

(2018), Vol. 27, pp. 73-84, International journal of wildland fire, Clayton, Vic., C1

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From surveillance to intervention: overview and baseline findings for the Active City of Liverpool Active Schools and SportsLinx (A-CLASS) project

N McWhannell, L Foweather, L Graves, J Henaghan, N Ridgers, G Stratton

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 1-21, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Intervertebral disc status is associated with vertebral marrow adipose tissue and muscular endurance

Matthew Quittner, Timo Rantalainen, Nicola Ridgers, Guy Trudel, Adnan Sheikh, David Connell, Daniel Belavý

(2018), Vol. 27, pp. 1704-1711, European spine journal, Berlin, Germany, C1

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

Nicola Ridgers, Anna Timperio, Helen Brown, Kylie Ball, Susie Macfarlane, Samuel Lai, Kara Richards, Kelly Mackintosh, Melitta McNarry, Megan Foster, Jo Salmon

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 1-10, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, Toronto, Ont., C1

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Adding sleep restriction to the equation: impact on wildland firefighters' work performance and physiology in hot conditions

G Vincent, S Ferguson, B Larsen, N Ridgers, R Snow, B Aisbett

(2018), International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, Heidelberg, Germany, C1

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The impact of breaking up prolonged sitting on glucose metabolism and cognitive function when sleep is restricted

G Vincent, S Jay, C Sargent, K Kovac, C Vandelanotte, N Ridgers, S Ferguson

(2018), Vol. 4, pp. 17-23, Neurobiology of sleep and circadian rhythms, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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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

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Physical activity and sedentary time patterns in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis and age- and sex-matched healthy controls

Kelly Mackintosh, Nicola Ridgers, Rachel Evans, Melitta McNarry

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 82-88, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Origins of perceived physical education ability and worth among English adolescents

T Hilland, N Ridgers, G Stratton, Z Knowles, S Fairclough

(2018), Vol. 24, pp. 165-180, European physical education review, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Does breaking up prolonged sitting when sleep restricted affect postprandial glucose responses and subsequent sleep architecture? - a pilot study

Grace Vincent, Sarah Jay, Charli Sargent, Katya Kovac, Michele Lastella, Corneel Vandelanotte, Nicola Ridgers, Sally Ferguson

(2018), Vol. 35, pp. 821-826, Chronobiology international, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

What is the contribution of actual motor skill, fitness, and physical activity to children's self-perception of motor competence?

L Barnett, D Lubans, J Salmon, A Timperio, N Ridgers

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. S461-S473, Journal of motor learning and development, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Measuring movement skill perceptions in preschool children: a face validity and reliability study

Jocelyn Moulton, Crystal Cole, Nicola Ridgers, Genevieve Pepin, Lisa Barnett

(2018), pp. 1-10, Australian occupational therapy journal, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Associations between activity patterns and cardio-metabolic risk factors in children and adolescents: a systematic review

Simone Verswijveren, Karen Lamb, Lisa Bell, Anna Timperio, Jo Salmon, Nicola Ridgers

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 1-20, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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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

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Effect and process evaluation of implementing standing desks in primary and secondary schools in Belgium: a cluster-randomised controlled trial

Maïté Verloigne, Nicola Ridgers, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Greet Cardon

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 1-17, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

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2017

Maternal correlates of young children's physical activity across periods of the day

J Hnatiuk, N Ridgers, J Salmon, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 178-183, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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

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A machine learning approach to measure and monitor physical activity in children

P Fergus, A Hussain, J Hearty, S Fairclough, L Boddy, K Mackintosh, G Stratton, N Ridgers, D Al-Jumeily, A Aljaaf, J Lunn

(2017), Vol. 228, pp. 220-230, Neurocomputing, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Temporal and bidirectional associations between physical activity and sleep in primary school-aged children

G Vincent, L Barnett, D Lubans, J Salmon, A Timperio, N Ridgers

(2017), Vol. 42, pp. 238-242, Applied psysiology, nutrition and metabolism, Ottawa, Ont., C1

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The impact of heat exposure and sleep restriction on firefighters' work performance and physiology during simulated wildfire suppression

G Vincent, B Aisbett, B Larsen, N Ridgers, R Snow, S Ferguson

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 1-15, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Evaluation of a smartphone food diary application using objectively measured energy expenditure

F Pendergast, N Ridgers, A Worsley, S McNaughton

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 1-10, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

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Effect of a 6-week active play intervention on fundamental movement skill competence of preschool children

J Foulkes, Z Knowles, S Fairclough, G Stratton, M O'Dwyer, N Ridgers, L Foweather

(2017), Vol. 124, pp. 393-412, Perceptual and motor skills, London, Eng., C1

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Running exercise strengthens the intervertebral disc

D Belavý, M Quittner, N Ridgers, Y Ling, D Connell, T Rantalainen

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-8, Scientific reports, London, Eng., C1

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Setting them up for lifetime activity: play competence perceptions and physical activity in young children

L Barnett, N Ridgers, K Hesketh, J Salmon

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 856-860, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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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, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Nurses' occupational physical activity levels: a systematic review

S Chappel, S Verswijveren, B Aisbett, J Considine, N Ridgers

(2017), Vol. 73, pp. 52-62, International journal of nursing studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Patterns of objectively measured sedentary time in 10- to 12-year-old Belgian children: an observational study within the ENERGY-project

M Verloigne, N Ridgers, M Chinapaw, T Altenburg, E Bere, W Van Lippevelde, G Cardon, J Brug, I De Bourdeaudhuij

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-10, BMC pediatrics, London, Eng., C1

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Improving cardiometabolic health with diet, physical activity, and breaking up sitting: what about sleep?

G Vincent, S Jay, C Sargent, C Vandelanotte, N Ridgers, S Ferguson

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 1-7, Frontiers in physiology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

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2016

Reducing children's classroom sitting time using sit-to-stand desks: findings from pilot studies in UK and Australian primary schools.

S Clemes, S Barber, D Bingham, N Ridgers, E Fletcher, N Pearson, J Salmon, D Dunstan

(2016), Vol. 38, pp. 526-533, Journal of public health, London, Eng., C1

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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

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How important is young children's actual and perceived movement skill competence to their physical activity?

S Slykerman, N Ridgers, C Stevenson, L Barnett

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 488-492, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Nerthlands, C1

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Associations between firefighters' physical activity across multiple shifts of wildfire suppression

G Vincent, N Ridgers, S Ferguson, B Aisbett

(2016), Vol. 59, pp. 924-931, Ergonomics, London, Eng., C1

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Construct validity of the pictorial scale of perceived movement skill competence

L Barnett, S Vazou, G Abbott, S Bowe, L Robinson, N Ridgers, J Salmon

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 294-302, Psychology of sport and exercise, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Standing classrooms : research and lessons learned from around the world

E Hinckson, J Salmon, M Benden, S Clemes, B Sudholz, S Barber, S Aminian, N Ridgers

(2016), Vol. 46, pp. 977-987, Sports medicine, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Physical activity guidelines and cardiovascular risk in children: a cross sectional analysis to determine whether 60 minutes is enough

L Füssenich, L Boddy, D Green, L Graves, L Foweather, R Dagger, N McWhannell, J Henaghan, N Ridgers, G Stratton, N Hopkins

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-7, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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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

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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-M Parrish, L Hardy, R Plotnikoff, A Okely, J Salmon, D Lubans

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 330-344, Obesity reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

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How many days of monitoring are needed to reliably assess SenseWear Armband outcomes in primary school-aged children?

N Ridgers, J Hnatiuk, G Vincent, A Timperio, L Barnett, J Salmon

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 999-1003, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The impact and feasibility of introducing height-adjustable desks on adolescents' sitting in a secondary school classroom

B Sudholz, A Timperio, N Ridgers, D Dunstan, R Baldock, B Holland, J Salmon

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 274-287, AIMS public health, Springfield, Mo., C1

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Criterion validity of the activPAL™ and ActiGraph for assessing children's sitting and standing time in a school classroom setting

K Ridley, N Ridgers, J Salmon

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-5, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

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Firefighters' physical activity across multiple shifts of planned burn work

S Chappel, B Aisbett, G Vincent, N Ridgers

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Energy cost of free-play activities in 10- to 11-year-old children

K Mackintosh, K Ridley, G Stratton, N Ridgers

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. S71-S74, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Feasibility and effectiveness of using wearable activity trackers in youth: a systematic review

N Ridgers, M McNarry, K Mackintosh

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 1-12, JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth, Toronto, Ont., C1

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Results from Australia's 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth

N Schranz, T Olds, R Boyd, J Evans, S Gomersall, L Hardy, K Hesketh, D Lubans, N Ridgers, L Straker, S Vella, J Ziviani, G Tomkinson

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. S87-S94, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Impact of an 8-month trial using height-adjustable desks on children's classroom sitting patterns and markers of cardio-metabolic and musculoskeletal health

A Contardo Ayala, J Salmon, A Timperio, B Sudholz, N Ridgers, P Sethi, D Dunstan

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-15, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Socio-demographic, social-cognitive, health-related and physical environmental variables associated with context-specific sitting time in Belgian adolescents: a one-year follow-up study

C Busschaert, N Ridgers, I De Bourdeaudhuij, G Cardon, J Van Cauwenberg, K De Cocker

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 1-23, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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2015

Associations between young children's perceived and actual ball skill competence and physical activity

L Barnett, N Ridgers, J Salmon

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 167-171, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Face validity and reliability of a pictorial instrument for assessing fundamental movement skill perceived competence in young children

L Barnett, N Ridgers, A Zask, J Salmon

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 98-102, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Fundamental movement skills in relation to weekday and weekend physical activity in preschool children

L Foweather, Z Knowles, N Ridgers, M O'Dwyer, J Foulkes, G Stratton

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 691-696, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Reliability of the pictorial scale of perceived movement skill competence in 2 diverse samples of young children

L Barnett, L Robinson, E Webster, N Ridgers

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 1045-1051, Journal of physical activity & health, Manchester, Eng., C1

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Associations of low- and high-intensity light activity with cardiometabolic biomarkers

B Howard, E Winkler, P Sethi, V Carson, N Ridgers, J Salmon, G Healy, N Owen, D Dunstan

(2015), Vol. 47, pp. 2093-2101, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Associations between skill perceptions and young children's actual fundamental movement skills

G Liong, N Ridgers, L Barnett

(2015), Vol. 120, pp. 591-603, Perceptual & motor skills, Missoula, Mont., C1

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Tracking of maternal self-efficacy for limiting young children's television viewing and associations with children's television viewing time: A longitudinal analysis over 15-months Health behavior, health promotion and society

J Hnatiuk, J Salmon, K Campbell, N Ridgers, K Hesketh

(2015), Vol. 15, BMC Public Health, C1

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Does playing a sports active video game improve young children's ball skill competence?

T Johnson, N Ridgers, R Hulteen, R Mellecker, L Barnett

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 432-436, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The UP4FUN intervention effect on breaking up sedentary time in 10- to 12-year-old Belgian children: the ENERGY project

M Verloigne, S Berntsen, N Ridgers, G Cardon, M Chinapaw, T Altenburg, J Brug, E Bere, I De Bourdeaudhuij, W Van Lippevelde, L Maes

(2015), Vol. 27, pp. 234-242, Pediatric exercise science, Champaign, IIl., C1

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Too hot to move? Objectively assessed seasonal changes in Australian children's physical activity

N Ridgers, J Salmon, A Timperio

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

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Fundamental movement skills of preschool children in Northwest England

J Foulkes, Z Knowles, S Fairclough, G Stratton, M O'dwyer, N Ridgers, L Foweather

(2015), Vol. 121, pp. 260-283, Perceptual and motor skills, Missoula, Mont., C1

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Playing Active Video Games may not develop movement skills: An intervention trial

L Barnett, N Ridgers, J Reynolds, L Hanna, J Salmon

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 673-678, Preventive Medicine Reports, C1

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Within-and between-day associations between children's sitting and physical activity time

N Ridgers, A Timperio, E Cerin, J Salmon

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-7, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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Screen-Based Behaviors of Children and Cardiovascular Risk Factors

S Robinson, R Daly, N Ridgers, J Salmon

(2015), Vol. 167, pp. 1239-1245, The Journal of pediatrics, C1

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Children's movement skills when playing active video games

R Hulteen, T Johnson, N Ridgers, R Mellecker, L Barnett

(2015), Vol. 121, pp. 767-790, Perceptual & motor skills, Missoula, Mont., C1

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A machine learning approach to measure and monitor physical activity in children to help fight overweight and obesity

P Fergus, A Hussain, J Hearty, S Fairclough, L Boddy, K Mackintosh, G Stratton, N Ridgers, N Radi

(2015), Vol. 9226, pp. 676-688, ICIC 2015 : Intelligent Computing Theories, Proceedings Part II, Fuzhou, China, E1

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2014

Parents' and children's views on whether active video games are a substitute for the 'real thing'

L Barnett, N Ridgers, L Hanna, J Salmon

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 366-381, Qualitative research in sport, exercise and health, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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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

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Objectively assessed recess physical activity in girls and boys from high and low socioeconomic backgrounds

G Baquet, N Ridgers, A Blaes, J Aucouturier, E Van Praagh, S Berthoin

(2014), Vol. 14, BMC Public Health, C1

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Non-overweight and overweight children's physical activity during school recess

N Ridgers, P Saint-Maurice, G Welk, M Siahpush, J Huberty

(2014), Vol. 73, pp. 129-136, Health Education Journal, C1

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Compensation of physical activity and sedentary time in primary school children

N Ridgers, A Timperio, E Cerin, J Salmon

(2014), Vol. 46, pp. 1564-1569, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, C1

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Design elements and feasibility of an organized multiplayer mobile active videogame for primary school-aged children

Sophie McKenzie, Shaun Bangay, Lisa Barnett, Nicola Ridgers, Jo Salmon

(2014), Vol. 3, pp. 1-9, Games for health journal, New Rochelle, NY, C1

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Patterns of objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in preschool children

M O'Dwyer, S Fairclough, N Ridgers, Z Knowles, L Foweather, G Stratton

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 1233-1238, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, IL, C1

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Patterns of objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in preschool children.

Mareesa O'Dwyer, Stuart Fairclough, Nicola Ridgers, Zoe Knowles, Lawrence Foweather, Gareth Stratton

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 1233-1238, J Phys Act Health, United States, C1-1

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Encouraging organized active game play in primary school children

Sophie McKenzie, Shaun Bangay, Lisa Barnett, Nicola Ridgers, Jo Salmon

(2014), pp. 1-8, 6th IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Games, Entertainment, Media Conference, Toronto, Canada, E1

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2013

What Factors Are Associated with Adolescents' School Break Time Physical Activity and Sedentary Time?

N Ridgers, A Timperio, D Crawford, J Salmon

(2013), Vol. 8, PLoS ONE, C1

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An observational assessment of physical activity levels and social behaviour during elementary school recess

S Roberts, S Fairclough, N Ridgers, C Porteous

(2013), Vol. 72, pp. 254-262, Health Education Journal, C1

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Learning from the experts: exploring playground experience and activities using a write and draw technique

Z Knowles, D Parnell, G Stratton, N Ridgers

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 406-415, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal article

The effect of school recess interventions on physical activity: A systematic review

A Parrish, A Okely, R Stanley, N Ridgers

(2013), Vol. 43, pp. 287-299, Sports Medicine, 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, 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, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, C1

journal article

Light-Intensity Physical Activity and Cardiometabolic Biomarkers in US Adolescents

V Carson, N Ridgers, B Howard, E Winkler, G Healy, N Owen, D Dunstan, J Salmon

(2013), Vol. 8, PLoS ONE, C1

journal article

Effective recruitment and retention strategies in community health programs

J McCann, N Ridgers, A Carver, L Thornton, M Teychenne

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 104-110, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, C1

journal article

Effects of a playground marking intervention on school recess physical activity in French children

A Blaes, N Ridgers, J Aucouturier, E Van Praagh, S Berthoin, G Baquet

(2013), Vol. 57, pp. 580-584, Preventive Medicine, C1

journal article

Early childhood predictors of toddlers' physical activity: Longitudinal findings from the Melbourne InFANT Program

J Hnatiuk, J Salmon, K Campbell, N Ridgers, K Hesketh

(2013), Vol. 10, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, C1

journal article

Effect of a school-based active play intervention on sedentary time and physical activity in preschool children

M O'Dwyer, S Fairclough, N Ridgers, Z Knowles, L Foweather, G Stratton

(2013), Vol. 28, pp. 931-942, Health Education Research, C1

journal article

Development and use of an observation tool for active gaming and movement (OTAGM) to measure children's movement skill components during active video game play

R Rosa, N Ridgers, L Barnett

(2013), Vol. 117, pp. 935-949, Perceptual and motor skills : physical development & measurement, Missoula, Montana, C1

journal article
2012

Physical activity, play and the pre-school years

M O'Dwyer, Z Knowles, N Ridgers, G Stratton

(2012), pp. 1-12, Reviews in Pediatric Exercise Science, B1-1

book chapter

Correlates of children's moderate and vigorous physical activity during weekdays and weekends

S Fairclough, N Ridgers, G Welk

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 129-137, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, C1

journal article

Lack of relationship between sedentary behaviour and vascular function in children

N Hopkins, G Stratton, N Ridgers, L Graves, N Cable, D Green

(2012), Vol. 112, pp. 617-622, European Journal of Applied Physiology, C1-1

journal article

Validity of a brief self-report instrument for assessing compliance with physical activity guidelines amongst adolescents

N Ridgers, A Timperio, D Crawford, J Salmon

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 136-141, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, C1

journal article

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 article

Weight status associations with physical activity intensity and physical self-perceptions in 10-to 11-year-old children

S Fairclough, L Boddy, N Ridgers, G Stratton

(2012), Vol. 24, pp. 100-112, Pediatric Exercise Science, C1

journal article

'Am I able? Is it worth it?' Adolescent girls' motivational predispositions to school physical education: Associations with health-enhancing physical activity

S Fairclough, T Hilland, G Stratton, N Ridgers

(2012), Vol. 18, pp. 147-158, European Physical Education Review, C1

journal article

A calibration protocol for population-specific accelerometer cut-points in children

K Mackintosh, S Fairclough, G Stratton, N Ridgers

(2012), Vol. 7, PLoS ONE, C1

journal article

School day segmented physical activity patterns of high and low active children

S Fairclough, A Beighle, H Erwin, N Ridgers

(2012), Vol. 12, BMC Public Health, C1

journal article

Five-year changes in school recess and lunchtime and the contribution to children's daily physical activity

N Ridgers, A Timperio, D Crawford, J Salmon

(2012), Vol. 46, pp. 741-746, British Journal of Sports Medicine, C1

journal article

Physical activity levels and patterns of 19-month-old children

J Hnatiuk, N Ridgers, J Salmon, K Campbell, Z McCallum, K Hesketh

(2012), Vol. 44, pp. 1715-1720, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Physical activity during school recess: A systematic review

N Ridgers, J Salmon, A Parrish, R Stanley, A Okely

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 320-328, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, C1

journal article

Differences between 9-11 year old British Pakistani and White British girls in physical activity and behavior during school recess

T Pollard, Y Hornby-Turner, A Ghurbhurrun, N Ridgers

(2012), Vol. 12, BMC Public Health, C1

journal article

Encouraging play in the natural environment : a child-focused case study of Forest School

N Ridgers, Z Knowles, J Sayers

(2012), Vol. 10, pp. 49-65, Children's geographies, Abingdon, England, C1

journal article
2011

Comparing the physiological cost of step-powered video gaming, sedentary video gaming and self paced ambulatory activity in university students

N Ridgers, J McKinney, G Stratton, L Graves

(2011), Vol. 2, pp. 81-88, Archives of exercise in health and disease, Plácido Costa, Portugal, C1-1

journal article

Seasonal reduction in physical activity and flow-mediated dilation in children

N Hopkins, G Stratton, T Tinken, N Ridgers, L Graves, N McWhannell, N Cable, D Green

(2011), Vol. 43, pp. 232-238, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, C1-1

journal article

Associations between selected demographic, biological, school environmental and physical education based correlates, and adolescent physical activity

T Hilland, N Ridgers, G Stratton, S Fairclough

(2011), Vol. 23, pp. 61-71, Pediatric Exercise Science, C1-1

journal article

Biological maturity and primary school children's physical activity : influence of different physical activity assessment instruments

S Fairclough, L Boddy, N Ridgers, G Stratton, S Cumming

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 241-248, European journal of sport science, Oxfordshire, England, C1

journal article

Assessing free-living physical activity using accelerometry : practical issues for researchers and practitioners

N Ridgers, S Fairclough

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 205-213, European journal of sport science, Oxfordshire, England, C1-1

journal article

Examining children's physical activity and play behaviors during school playtime over time

N Ridgers, L Carter, G Stratton, T McKenzie

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 586-595, Health Education Research, C1

journal article

Differences in physical activity during school recess

N Ridgers, P Saint-Maurice, G Welk, M Siahpush, J Huberty

(2011), Vol. 81, pp. 545-551, Journal of School Health, C1

journal article

How is active transport associated with children's and adolescents' physical activity over time?

A Carver, A Timperio, K Hesketh, N Ridgers, J Salmon, D Crawford

(2011), Vol. 8, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, C1

journal article

Physical activity in non-overweight and overweight UK preschool children: Preliminary findings and methods of the Active Play Project

M O'Dwyer, L Foweather, G Stratton, N Ridgers

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 345-349, Science and Sports, C1

journal article

Using formative research to develop CHANGE!: A curriculum-based physical activity promoting intervention

K MacKintosh, Z Knowles, N Ridgers, S Fairclough

(2011), Vol. 11, BMC Public Health, C1

journal article

Examining physical activity and inactivity in 9-12 years old children

M Uvacsek, M Tóth, N Ridgers

(2011), Vol. 98, pp. 313-320, Acta Physiologica Hungarica, C1

journal article
2010

Twelve-month effects of a playground intervention on children's morning and lunchtime recess physical activity levels

N Ridgers, S Fairclough, G Stratton

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 167-175, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, C1-1

journal article

The physiological cost and enjoyment of Wii fit in adolescents, young adults, and older adults

L Graves, N Ridgers, K Williams, G Stratton, G Atkinson, N Cable

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 393-401, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, C1-1

journal article

Reliability and validity of the system for Observing Children's Activity and Relationships during Play (SOCARP)

N Ridgers, G Stratton, T McKenzie

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 17-25, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, C1-1

journal article

Relationships between maturity status, physical activity and physical self-perceptions in primary school children

S Fairclough, N Ridgers

(2010), Vol. 28, pp. 1-9, Journal of sports sciences, London, England, C1-1

journal article

Variables associated with children's physical activity levels during recess: The A-CLASS project

N Ridgers, S Fairclough, G Stratton

(2010), Vol. 7, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, C1

journal article

The effect of active video gaming on children's physical activity, behavior preferences and body composition

L Graves, N Ridgers, G Atkinson, G Stratton

(2010), Vol. 22, pp. 535-546, Pediatric Exercise Science, C1-1

journal article

Examining influences on boy's and girls' physical activity patterns: The a-CLASS project

N Ridgers, L Graves, L Foweather, G Stratton

(2010), Vol. 22, pp. 638-650, Pediatric Exercise Science, C1-1

journal article
2009

Physical activity levels of Hungarian children during school recess

N Ridgers, M Tóth, M Uvacsek

(2009), Vol. 49, pp. 410-412, Preventive Medicine, C1-1

journal article

Relationships between measures of fitness, physical activity, body composition and vascular function in children

N Hopkins, G Stratton, T Tinken, N McWhannell, N Ridgers, L Graves, K George, N Cable, D Green

(2009), Vol. 204, pp. 244-249, Atherosclerosis, C1-1

journal article
2008

Physical activity levels during the school day

G Stratton, S Fairclough, N Ridgers

(2008), pp. 321-350, Youth physical activity and sedentary behavior : challenges and solutions, Leeds, England, B1-1

book chapter

The contribution of upper limb and total body movement to adolescents' energy expenditure whilst playing Nintendo Wii

L Graves, N Ridgers, G Stratton

(2008), Vol. 104, pp. 617-623, European Journal of Applied Physiology, C1-1

journal article

Energy expenditure in adolescents playing new generation computer games

L Graves, G Stratton, N Ridgers, N Cable

(2008), Vol. 42, pp. 592-594, British Journal of Sports Medicine, C1-1

journal article

Contribution of recess to habitual physical activity levels in boys and girls: The A-CLASS project

N Ridgers, G Stratton

(2008), pp. 138-141, Children and Exercise XXIV, E1-1

conference
2007

Long-term effects of a playground markings and physical structures on children's recess physical activity levels

N Ridgers, G Stratton, S Fairclough, J Twisk

(2007), Vol. 44, pp. 393-397, Preventive Medicine, C1-1

journal article

Energy expenditure in adolescents playing new generation computer games

L Graves, G Stratton, N Ridgers, N Cable

(2007), Vol. 335, pp. 1282-1284, British Medical Journal, C1-1

journal article

Perceptions of athletic competence and fear of negative evaluation during physical education

N Ridgers, D Fazey, S Fairclough

(2007), Vol. 77, pp. 339-349, British Journal of Educational Psychology, C1-1

journal article

Children's physical activity levels during school recess : a quasi-experimental intervention study

N Ridgers, G Stratton, S Fairclough, J Twisk

(2007), Vol. 4, pp. 19-28, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1-1

journal article

Physical activity levels of normal-weight and overweight girls and boys during primary school recess

G Stratton, N Ridgers, S Fairclough, D Richardson

(2007), Vol. 15, pp. 1513-1519, Obesity, C1-1

journal article
2006

Day-to-day and seasonal variability of physical activity during school recess

N Ridgers, G Stratton, E Clark, S Fairclough, D Richardson

(2006), Vol. 42, pp. 372-374, Preventive Medicine, C1-1

journal article

Physical activity levels of children during school playtime

N Ridgers, G Stratton, S Fairclough

(2006), Vol. 36, pp. 359-371, Sports Medicine, C1-1

journal article
2005

Assessing physical activity during recess using accelerometry

N Ridgers, G Stratton, S Fairclough

(2005), Vol. 41, pp. 102-107, Preventive Medicine, C1-1

journal article

Physical activity during school recess: The liverpool sporting playgrounds project

N Ridgers, G Stratton

(2005), Vol. 17, pp. 281-290, Pediatric Exercise Science, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Understanding patterns of physical activity in youth: exploring compensatory effects

A/Prof Nicky Ridgers

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2014: $138,953
  • 2013: $138,147
  • 2012: $126,539

Scalability of the Transform-Us! study to reduce children's sitting and promote physical activity in Victorian primary schools

Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Adrian Bauman, Dr David Lubans, Dr Chris Lonsdale, Dr Harriet Koorts, A/Prof Amanda Telford, A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, A/Prof Lisa Barnett, Dr Karen Lamb

NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2020: $108,050
  • 2018: $74,565
  • 2017: $30,563

Do children have a physical activity 'set-point'?

A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Sebastien Chastin

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2019: $46,976
  • 2018: $123,109
  • 2017: $107,354

Addressing the challenges of promoting youth physical activity

A/Prof Nicky Ridgers

NHF Future Leader Fellowship - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2020: $164,000
  • 2019: $161,980
  • 2018: $160,000

Other Public Sector Funding

DoHA review of national physical activity recommendations for children and adolescents

Prof Jo Salmon, A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, Prof Anna Timperio

  • 2012: $1,200

Literature Review - Children's Physical Activitiy Participation; Active for Life Part 2

A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Trina Hinkley, Prof Jo Salmon

  • 2013: $15,050

Scalability of the Transform-Us! study to reduce children's sitting and promote physical activity in Victorian primary schools

Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Adrian Bauman, Dr David Lubans, Dr Chris Lonsdale, Dr Harriet Koorts, A/Prof Amanda Telford, A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, A/Prof Lisa Barnett, Dr Karen Lamb

  • 2019: $50,000
  • 2018: $50,000
  • 2017: $50,000

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

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

Novel computational techniques to detect the relationship between sitting patterns and metabolic syndrome in existing cohort studies

A/Prof Nicky Ridgers

  • 2020: $14,226

Jump Rope for Heart Program Evaluation.

Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, Dr Rachel Duckham, A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, A/Prof Lisa Barnett, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio

  • 2019: $60,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Simone Johanna Josefa Maria Verswijveren

Thesis entitled: Activity accumulation patterns and cardiometabolic health in children and adolescents

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

Co-supervisor
2020

Steph (Stephanie) Chappel

Thesis entitled: Emergency Nurses¿ Physical Activity at Work and During Leisure Time

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

Associate Supervisor
2015

Grace Vincent

Thesis entitled: Fighting fires and fatigue: sleep, physical activity, and physical task performance

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

Sarah-Jane Robinson

Thesis entitled: Patterns of sedentary behaviour and cardiovascular health in children

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

Jill Hnatiuk

Thesis entitled: Understanding young children's physical activity

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