Dr Paul Jansons



Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2018


+61 3 924 45637


Dr Jansons is an exercise physiologist and clinical researcher recently appointed (July 2020) as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University. He also holds an honorary appointment with the Bone and Muscle Research Group, within the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University. Previously, he has been an exercise physiologist at Monash Health for >12 years and completed a part-time PhD at Monash University in November 2018. His clinical expertise focuses on the management of people with chronic conditions and has an emerging international reputation in this area. His original research has led to changes in practice via guideline development and invited narrative clinical reviews published in high-impact clinical journals. 

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School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University

Knowledge areas

Telehealth, Sarcopenia, obesity, falls, exercise, chronic disease, adherence, health economics

Professional activities

Dr Jansons is a current member of a number of boards/committees including the Human Research Ethics Committee (Monash Health), Physiotherapy Research and Quality Portfolio (Monash Health), Allied Health Research Group (Monash Health), Bone and Muscle Group (Monash University), Monash Musculoskeletal Research Unit (Monash University) and ResPTlab-Respiratory Research Group (Monash University). Dr Jansons is an active member of Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA). He served as an Executive Director for the Victorian Chapter of ESSA (Professional Development Portfolio) between 2007 and 2012 where he advocated for government and industry funding for improvement and expansion of continual education opportunities.


Exploring the Feasibility of Voice-Controlled Intelligent Personal Assistants for Delivery of Home-Based Exercise Snacking in Older Adults Living Alone


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Falls, fractures, and areal bone mineral density in older adults with sarcopenic obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis

A Gandham, J Mesinovic, P Jansons, A Zengin, M Bonham, P Ebeling, D Scott

(2021), Vol. 22, pp. 1-13, Obesity reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Telehealth sounds a bit challenging, but it has potential: participant and physiotherapist experiences of gym-based exercise intervention for Achilles tendinopathy monitored via telehealth

F Hasani, P Malliaras, T Haines, S Munteanu, J White, J Ridgway, P Nicklen, A Moran, P Jansons

(2021), Vol. 22, pp. 1-12, BMC musculoskeletal disorders, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Is ankle plantar flexor strength associated with balance and walking speed in healthy people? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Sanam Tavakkoli Oskouei, Peter Malliaras, Paul Jansons, Keith Hill, Sze-Ee Soh, Shapour Jaberzadeh, Luke Perraton

(2021), Vol. 101, pp. 1-12, Physical therapy, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Barriers and enablers to ongoing exercise for people with chronic health conditions: participants' perspectives following a randomized controlled trial of two interventions

P Jansons, L Robins, T Haines, L O'Brien

(2018), Vol. 76, pp. 92-99, Archives of gerontology and geriatrics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Gym-based exercise was more costly compared with home-based exercise with telephone support when used as maintenance programs for adults with chronic health conditions: cost-effectiveness analysis of a randomised trial

P Jansons, L Robins, L O'Brien, T Haines

(2018), Vol. 64, pp. 48-54, Journal of physiotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Gym-based exercise and home-based exercise with telephone support have similar outcomes when used as maintenance programs in adults with chronic health conditions: a randomised trial

P Jansons, L Robins, L O'Brien, T Haines

(2017), Vol. 63, pp. 154-160, Journal of Physiotherapy, Port Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Interventions to achieve ongoing exercise adherence for adults with chronic health conditions who have completed a supervised exercise program: systematic review and meta-analysis

Paul Jansons, Terry Haines, Lisa O’Brien

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 465-477, Clinical Rehabilitation, London, ENg., C1

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The Impact of Physical Activity Interventions on Social Isolation Among Community - Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review

Lauren Robins, Paul Jansons, Terry Haines

(2016), Vol. 2, pp. 62-71, Research & Reviews: Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

A Pilot Feasibility Trial of Voice-Controlled Intelligent Personal Assistants as a Telehealth Self-Management Tool for Postmenopausal Women with Osteoporosis

A/Prof David Scott, Prof Robin Daly, Prof Peter Ebeling, A/Prof Nicole Kiss, Dr Paul Jansons

  • 2021: $9,996
  • 2020: $19,992


No completed student supervisions to report