Dr Shannon Sahlqvist

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland, 2008

Contact

Biography summary

Dr Shannon Sahlqvist is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Activity and Health within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition. Dr Sahlqvist’s work focuses on the promotion of walking and cycling, in particular for transport. She has considerable experience in the evaluation of large scale interventions, both in Australia and the UK.

Career highlights

Invited Keynote Speaker at the 2013 ISBNPA Post-Conference Satellite Meeting. 26 – 28th May, Cambridge, UK. Title of presentation: Connecting People with their Community. An environmentally focused individual intervention to increase physical activity among adults.

Commissioned work for the World Health Organisation. In 2016 & 2018, I co-authored two reports for the WHO. The first was a section of the Global Physical Activity Toolkit focused on best practice physical activity interventions in low and middle income countries. The second, was the WHO School Physical Activity Promotion Guide and Toolkit.

Chief investigator on a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) grant to evaluate the health effects on a new urban motorway in Glasgow, UK. (2013-2015; £641,537)

Wrote a submission to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee on Behaviour Change (2011).

Research interests

Dr Sahlqvist’s research is primarily focused on understanding and influencing walking and cycling.  For her doctoral studies Dr Sahlqvist developed and evaluated a physical activity website designed to link adults with opportunities for walking in their neighbourhood. After completing her PhD Dr Sahlqvist took up a position at the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit in Cambridge (UK) where she worked primarily on the iConnect project, a program of ‘natural experiment’ research evaluating the impact of new walking and cycling infrastructure. Dr Sahlqvist is particularly interested in using new information technologies to promote walking and cycling and in evaluating natural experiments to better understand environmental influences on walking and cycling.

Affiliations

Australasian Society for Physical Activity (ASPA)
International Society for Physical Activity (ISPAH)

Professional activities

Chair of Active Geelong’s Knowledge Committee
Physical Activity and Health Pathway Lead

Awards

2017 Jim and Alison Leslie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Learning (part of the Vice Chancellor Awards). Awarded to Teychenne, M., Teychenne, D., Costigan, S., Sahlqvist, S., Macfarlane, S., & Dawson, P.

2003 – 2007 Awarded University of Queensland Mid-Year Scholarship
 

Projects

Funded Projects
Ride2School Program Evaluation
Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, A/Prof Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Venurs Loh

Jump Rope for Hear Program Evaluation
Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, Dr Rachel Duckham, A/Prof Nicky Ridgers, A/Prof Lisa Barnett, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio

Evaluation and installation of outdoor fitness equipment and sports court at Nth Melbourne Recreation Reserve
A/Prof Jenny Veitch, Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon

Walk to School 2016 – Research and evaluation
Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, A/Prof Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon

Walk to School 2015 – Research and evaluation
Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, A/Prof Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Jan Garrard, Prof Jo Salmon

Publications

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2019

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

Shannon Sahlqvist, Jenny Veitch, Gavin Abbott, Jo Salmon, Jan Garrard, Felix Acker, Kellye Hartman, Anna Timperio

(2019), Vol. 14, pp. 1-6, Preventive medicine reports, Amstredam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

A pre-post evaluation of an online career planning module on university students' career adaptability

M Teychenne, K Parker, D Teychenne, S Sahlqvist, S Macfarlane, S Costigan

(2019), Vol. 10, pp. 42-55, Journal of teaching and learning for graduate employability, Perth, W.A., C1

journal article
2018

Built and physical environment correlates of active transportation

Anna Timperio, jenny Veitch, Shannon Sahlqvist

(2018), pp. 127-137, Children's active transportation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1-1

book chapter
2017

Effects of living near a new urban motorway on the travel behaviour of local residents in deprived areas: evidence from a natural experimental study

L Foley, R Prins, F Crawford, S Sahlqvist, D Ogilvie

(2017), Vol. 43, pp. 57-65, Health & place, Amsterdam, The Netherland, C1

journal article

Effects of living near an urban motorway on the wellbeing of local residents in deprived areas: natural experimental study

L Foley, R Prins, F Crawford, D Humphreys, R Mitchell, S Sahlqvist, H Thomson, D Ogilvie

(2017), Vol. 12, pp. 1-16, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Area-level socio-economic disparities in active and sedentary transport: investigating the role of population density in Australia

T Sugiyama, R Cole, R Thompson, S Sahlqvist, T de S, A Carver, T Astell-Burt

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 282-288, Journal of transport & health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The development of a tailored, career-focused interactive online learning tool for physical activity and health students: a pilot study

M Teychenne, S Sahlqvist, D Teychenne, S Macfarlane, P Dawson, S Costigan

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 60-74, Journal of teaching and learning for graduate employability, [Melbourne, Vic.], C1

journal article

How to get a nation walking: reach, retention, participant characteristics and program implications of Heart Foundation Walking, a nationwide Australian community-based walking program

K Ball, G Abbott, M Wilson, M Chisholm, S Sahlqvist

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

journal article
2016

Changing the environment to improve population health: a framework for considering exposure in natural experimental studies

D Humphreys, J Panter, S Sahlqvist, A Goodman, D Ogilvie

(2016), Vol. 70, pp. 941-946, Journal of epidemiology and community health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Effects of new motorway infrastructure on active travel in the local population: a retrospective repeat cross-sectional study in Glasgow, Scotland

J Olsen, R Mitchell, D Ogilvie, S Sahlqvist

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2015

Mechanisms underpinning use of new walking and cycling infrastructure in different contexts: mixed-method analysis

S Sahlqvist, A Goodman, T Jones, J Powell, Y Song, D Ogilvie

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 1-15, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Neighborhood environmental attributes and adults' sedentary behaviors: review and research agenda

M Koohsari, T Sugiyama, S Sahlqvist, S Mavoa, N Hadgraft, N Owen

(2015), Vol. 77, pp. 141-149, Preventative medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2014

Reliability and validity of the transport and physical activity questionnaire (TPAQ) for assessing physical activity behaviour.

E Adams, M Goad, S Sahlqvist, F Bull, A Cooper, D Ogilvie, iConnect Consortium

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-9, PLoS One, San Francisco, CA, C1

journal article

New walking and cycling routes and increased physical activity: one- and 2-year findings from the UK iConnect study

A Goodman, S Sahlqvist, D Ogilvie

(2014), Vol. 104, pp. e38-e46, American journal of public health, Washington, DC, 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

Change in active travel and changes in recreational and total physical activity in adults: Longitudinal findings from the iConnect study

S Sahlqvist, A Goodman, A Cooper, D Ogilvie

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

journal article

Who uses new walking and cycling infrastructure and how? Longitudinal results from the UK iConnect study

A Goodman, S Sahlqvist, D Ogilvie

(2013), Vol. 57, pp. 518-524, Preventive Medicine, C1

journal article

Behavior change techniques used to promote walking and cycling: A systematic review

E Bird, G Baker, N Mutrie, D Ogilvie, S Sahlqvist, J Powell

(2013), Vol. 32, pp. 829-838, Health Psychology, C1

journal article

Physical activity in three regional communities in Queensland

W Brown, N Burton, S Sahlqvist, K Heesch, K McCarthy, N Ng, J van Uffelen

(2013), Vol. 21, pp. 112-120, Australian Journal of Rural Health, C1

journal article

Correlates of walking and cycling for transport and recreation: Factor structure, reliability and behavioural associations of the perceptions of the environment in the neighbourhood scale (PENS)

E Adams, A Goodman, S Sahlqvist, F Bull, D Ogilvie

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

journal article

Key influences on motivations for utility cycling (cycling for transport to and from places)

K Heesch, S Sahlqvist

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 227-233, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, C1

journal article

The association of cycling with all-cause, cardiovascular and cancer mortality: Findings from the Population-based EPIC-Norfolk cohort

S Sahlqvist, A Goodman, R Simmons, K Khaw, N Cavill, C Foster, R Luben, N Wareham, D Ogilvie

(2013), Vol. 3, BMJ Open, C1

journal article
2012

The impact of public transportation strikes on use of a bicycle share program in London: Interrupted time series design

D Fuller, S Sahlqvist, S Cummins, D Ogilvie

(2012), Vol. 54, pp. 74-76, Preventive Medicine, C1-1

journal article

Evaluating the travel, physical activity and carbon impacts of a 'natural experiment' in the provision of new walking and cycling infrastructure: Methods for the core module of the iConnect study

D Ogilvie, F Bull, A Cooper, H Rutter, E Adams, C Brand, K Ghali, T Jones, N Mutrie, J Powell, J Preston, S Sahlqvist, Y Song

(2012), Vol. 2, BMJ Open, C1-1

journal article

Characteristics of utility cyclists in Queensland, Australia: An examination of the associations between individual, social, and environmental factors and utility cycling

S Sahlqvist, K Heesch

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 818-828, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, C1-1

journal article

Is active travel to non-school destinations associated with physical activity in primary school children?

L Smith, S Sahlqvist, D Ogilvie, A Jones, S Griffin, E van Sluijs

(2012), Vol. 54, pp. 224-228, Preventive Medicine, C1-1

journal article

Gender differences in recreational and transport cycling: a cross-sectional mixed-methods comparison of cycling patterns, motivators, and constraints

K Heesch, S Sahlqvist, J Garrard

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

journal article

Is a change in mode of travel to school associated with a change in overall physical activity levels in children? Longitudinal results from the SPEEDY study

L Smith, S Sahlqvist, D Ogilvie, A Jones, K Corder, S Griffin, E van Sluijs

(2012), Vol. 9, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, C1-1

journal article

Is active travel associated with greater physical activity? The contribution of commuting and non-commuting active travel to total physical activity in adults

S Sahlqvist, Y Song, D Ogilvie

(2012), Vol. 55, pp. 206-211, Preventive Medicine, C1

journal article
2011

Incidence, severity and correlates of bicycling injuries in a sample of cyclists in Queensland, Australia

K Heesch, J Garrard, S Sahlqvist

(2011), Vol. 43, pp. 2085-2092, Accident Analysis and Prevention, C1

journal article

Cyclists' experiences of harassment from motorists: Findings from a survey of cyclists in Queensland, Australia

K Heesch, S Sahlqvist, J Garrard

(2011), Vol. 53, pp. 417-420, Preventive Medicine, C1

journal article

Effect of questionnaire length, personalisation and reminder type on response rate to a complex postal survey : randomised controlled trial

S Sahlqvist, Y Song, F Bull, E Adams, J Preston, D Ogilvie

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-8, BMC medical research methodology, London, U. K., C1-1

journal article
2010

Interventions to promote cycling: a systematic review

L Yang, S Sahlqvist, A McMinn, S Griffin, D Ogilvie

(2010), Vol. 341, pp. 1-10, BMJ, London, U. K., C1-1

journal article
2009

Randomized trial of a neighborhood environment-focused physical activity website intervention

S Ferney, A Marshall, E Eakin, N Owen

(2009), Vol. 48, pp. 144-150, Preventive Medicine, C1-1

journal article

Awareness of and changing perceptions of physical activity guidelines among delegates at the Australian conference of science and medicine in sport

S Ferney, G Moorhead, A Bauman, W Brown

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 642-646, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, C1-1

journal article
2006

Website physical activity interventions: Preferences of potential users

S Ferney, A Marshall

(2006), Vol. 21, pp. 560-566, Health Education Research, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Walk to School 2015 - Research and evaluation

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2019: $5,000

Industry and Other Funding

Develop an environment section of the global physical activity toolkit

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

  • 2016: $14,850

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

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

No completed student supervisions to report