Sedentary time – too much sitting, as distinct from too little exercise – is now being recognised as a population-wide, ubiquitous health risk, manifested in children, adults and older people.

This Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) research program will bring together national and international research teams to build new interdisciplinary research capacities and to integrate and advance knowledge on sitting time and chronic disease prevention across three key themes:

  1. Measurement
  2. Mechanisms
  3. Interventions

Cross-talk between the three CRE research teams and themes provides the basis for multidisciplinary training, research innovation, and knowledge generation and translation. The research is conducted across key life stages (children, youth, adults, older adults) and population-health settings. 

This capacity building, along with the subsequent unique body of evidence to be developed, and our research translation initiatives will add novel elements to guidelines, practice, and policy for chronic disease prevention.

WebsiteCentre of Research Excellence on Sitting Time and Chronic Disease Prevention – Measurement, Mechanisms and Interventions

PhD candidates 

  • Charlotte Brakenridge
  • Natasha Reid
  • Samantha Stephens 

Project members

Professor Elizabeth Eakin

School of Public Health
Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty of Medicine

Associate Professor Genevieve Healy

NHMRC CDF Principal Research Fellow
School of Public Health

Dr Bronwyn Clark

NHMRC ECF Research Fellow
School of Public Health

Miss Elisabeth Winkler

Data Analyst
School of Public Health