Research Completed

This section includes abstracts of completed and published research. This section encourages the submission of a wide range of research publication types from conference PowerPoint presentations to peer-reviewed journal articles and including publications in draft and in press.


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"You can tell kind of about the body" : exploring young children's talk about bodies, health, fitness and fatness  (2012)

Ria Pugmire

Fears of an ‘obesity epidemic’ have led to a growing focus on children’s weight, diet and activities. Children are seen as ‘at risk of’ or currently suffering from... read more

Exploring the development and use of a sensor pressure system to measure step counts in children with and without intellectual disabilities  (2012)

Amy Curtis

Daily physical activity is essential for children’s health and wellbeing. Physical inactivity is becoming increasingly evident in children from developed countries. Alongside these declines in... read more

Effect of physical activity on the cognitive performance of middle aged New Zealand workers  (2012)

Judith Ann Thomas

Given the projected ageing of the population over the next twenty years, age-related cognitive decline will become a significant contributor to New Zealand’s burden of disease, unless factors... read more

The Effect of Physical Activity on Work Engagement and Resilience Among Corporate Employees  (2012)

Michael Coom

A lack of work engagement among employees is costing US businesses a reported $300 billion a year in lost productivity, while absenteeism, turnover, workplace stress, and health care costs are also... read more

…whatever your mode of movement is: media's place in young disabled people's physical activity  (2011)

Alexandra Smith

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of young people with physical impairment of social marketing media that promoted physical activity. This was based on a generally held view... read more

Māori girls, power, physical education, sport, and play : "being hungus, hori, and hoha"  (2000)

Farah Rangikoepa Palmer

This research investigated how meanings associated with race, gender, and class relations in New Zealand mainstream schools are produced, reproduced, and challenged within the arenas of school sport... read more

Physical activity in a sample of New Zealand professional employees  (2003)

Hannah M Badland

Physical activity is now a key strategy for preventing or minimising numerous chronic diseases. Worksites are an ideal location to promote regular physical activity. For workers, a large portion of... read more

Developing a digital assessment in senior secondary physical education  (2012)

Dawn Penney

Background: The Digital Forms of Assessment project is a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage research project being conducted by Edith Cowan University’s Centre for Schooling and... read more

The effect of physical activity on serum lipids, lipoprotein, and apolipoproteins  (2010)

Jerry Shearman

Objective: The aim of this study was to measure apolipoprotein-A1 and apolipoprotein-B serum concentrations during a physical activity program. Serum apolipoprotein concentrations may be a more... read more

A population based assessment of the geographical accessibility of outdoor recreation opportunities in New Zealand  (2013)

Lars Brabyn

Active participation in the outdoors not only provides enjoyment and adventure, but it is also important for health and promoting conservation values. The latter is particularly important for young... read more

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