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Professor Stuart Biddle

Professor Stuart Biddle
Name Stuart Biddle
Position Professor (Physical Activity and Health)
Section Centre for Health Research (Operations)
Office B324B
Location Springfield Campus
Email
Qualifications BEd(Hons) L'boro,UK , MSc Penn State , PhD Keele

Stuart Biddle is Professor of Physical Activity and Health and head of the Physically Active Lifestyles (PALs) Research Group in the Centre for Health Research. He is based at the Springfield campus near Brisbane. Prior to his move to Australia in 2014 Stuart was Professor of Physical Activity & Health at Loughborough University in the UK where he was Head of the School of Sport & Exercise Sciences between 2001 and 2007. Stuart has a PhD in social psychology and his current research interests centre on sedentary behaviour and physical activity correlates and behaviour change strategies, as well as mental health outcomes. He is past president of the European Federation for the Psychology of Sport & Physical Activity (FEPSAC) and International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA). He has published extensively in psychology, public health, and behavioural medicine, with a current H-index of 77 (Scopus) and 120 (Google Scholar). He is a Web of Science 'Highly Cited Researcher' 2018-2020, in the top 0.1% of scholars writing about Health Education over the past 10 years ("World Expert") calculated by Expertscape's PubMed-based algorithms, and ranked 19th all-time worldwide for career-long citation impact in ‘sport sciences’ up until the end of 2019 (ranked 8th for 2020). His co-authored book, Psychology of Physical Activity (Routledge, 2021) is now in its 4th edition. In 2018 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (Norges Idrettshøgskole; NIH).

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified ( 110699 )
  • Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified ( 111799 )
  • Public Health not elsewhere classified ( 420699 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise not elsewhere classified ( 420799 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise ( 420700 )
  • Public Health ( 420600 )
  • Clinical And Health Psychology ( 520300 )
  • Health Psychology ( 520304 )

Research interests
Physical activity for health: correlates and influences, behaviour change, psychology
Sedentary behaviour: measurement, health outcomes, influences, behaviour change, psychology

Professional memberships
British Psychological Society
International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity
International Society of Physical Activity and Health
American College of Sports Medicine
British Association of Sport and Exercise Science

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)
  • Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic Research (CHIER)

Research most recent
Chastin, S. F. M., McGregor, D. E., Biddle, S. J. H., Cardon, G., Chaput, J.-P., Dall, P. M., Dempsey, P.C., DiPietro, L., Ekelund, U., Katzmarzyk, P.T., Leitzmann, M., Stamatakis, E., & Van der Ploeg, H. P. (2021). Striking the right balance: evidence to inform combined physical activity and sedentary behavior recommendations. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 18(6), 631–637. doi:10.1123/jpah.2020-0635
Kontostoli, E., Jones, A., Pearson, N., Foley, L., Biddle, S. J. H., & Atkin, A. J. (2021). Age-related change in sedentary behavior during childhood and adolescence: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews, 22(9), e13262. doi:10.1111/obr.13263
del Pozo Cruz, B., Biddle, S. J. H., Gardiner, P. A., & Ding, D. (2021). Light-intensity physical activity and life expectancy: National Health and Nutrition Survey. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Available online 10 May 2021. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2021.02.012


Research most notable
Edwardson, C. L., Yates, T., Biddle, S. J. H., Davies, M. J., Dunstan, D. W., Esliger, D. W., Gray, L.J., Jackson, B., O’Connell, S.E., Waheed, G., & Munir, F. (2018). Effectiveness of the Stand More AT (SMArT) Work intervention: cluster randomised controlled trial. British Medical Journal, 363, k3870. doi:10.1136/bmj.k3870


Publications in ePrints

Okely, Anthony D. and Ghersi, Davina and Loughran, Sarah P. and Cliff, Dylan P. and Shilton, Trevor and Jones, Rachel A. and Stanley, Rebecca M. and Sherring, Julie and Toms, Natalie and Eckermann, Simon and Olds, Timothy S. and Zhang, Zhiguang and Parrish, Anne-Maree and Kervin, Lisa and Downie, Sandra and Salmon, Jo and Bannerman, Clair and Needham, Tamie and Marshall, Elaine and Kaufman, Jordy and Brown, Layne and Wille, Janecke and Wood, Greg and Lubans, David R. and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and Pill, Shane and Hargreaves, Anthea and Jonas, Natalie and Schranz, Natasha and Campbell, Perry and Ingram, Karen and Dean, Hayley and Verrender, Adam and Ellis, Yvonne and Chong, Kar Hau and Dumuid, Dorothea and Katzmarzyk, Peter T. and Draper, Catherine E. and Lewthwaite, Hayley and Tremblay, Mark S. (2022) A collaborative approach to adopting/ adapting guidelines. The Australian 24-hour movement guidelines for children (5-12 years) and young people (13-17 years): An integration of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 19 (1):2. pp. 1-21.

Smith, Andy and Broom, David and Murphy, Marie and Biddle, StuartORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 (2022) A Manifesto for exercise science – a vision for improving the health of the public and planet. Journal of Sports Sciences, 40 (10). pp. 1110-1115. ISSN 0264-0414

Shakespear-Druery, Jane ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4111-6494 and De Cocker, Katrien and Biddle, Stuart J.H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and Bennie, JasonORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8668-8998 (2022) Associations between duration and volume of muscle-strengthening exercise and clinically assessed hypertension among 10 519 UK adults: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Hypertension, 40 (5). pp. 947-955. ISSN 0263-6352

Shakespear-Druery, Jane ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4111-6494 and De Cocker, Katrien and Biddle, Stuart J.H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and Bennie, JasonORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8668-8998 (2022) Associations between muscle-strengthening exercise and prevalent chronic health conditions in 16,301 adults: Do session duration and weekly volume matter? Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 25 (5). pp. 407-418. ISSN 1440-2440

Cagas, Jonathan Y. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0233-4023 and Biddle, Stuart J. HORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and Vergeer, InekeORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6560-9023 (2022) For Exercise, Relaxation, or Spirituality: Exploring Participation Motives and Conformity to Masculine Norms among Male and Female Yoga Participants. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (2):770. pp. 1-18. ISSN 1661-7827

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified ( 110699 )
  • Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified ( 111799 )
  • Public Health not elsewhere classified ( 420699 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise not elsewhere classified ( 420799 )
  • Sports Science And Exercise ( 420700 )
  • Public Health ( 420600 )
  • Clinical And Health Psychology ( 520300 )
  • Health Psychology ( 520304 )