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Professor Stuart Biddle

Professor Stuart Biddle
Name Stuart Biddle
Position Director (Centre for Health Research) and Research Program Director (Physical Activity and Health)
Section Centre for Health Research (Operations)
Office B324B
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4119
Extension 4119
Email
Qualifications BEd(Hons) L'boro,UK , MSc Penn State , PhD Keele

Stuart Biddle is Professor of Physical Activity and Health, Director of the Centre for Health Research, and head of the Physically Active Lifestyles (PALs) Research Group in the Institute for Resilient Regions. 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 70 (Scopus) and 108 (Google Scholar). He is a 2018 & 2019 Web of Science 'Highly Cited Researcher'. His co-authored book, Psychology of Physical Activity (Routledge, 2015) is now in its 3rd edition, with a 4th edition in preparation. 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 )
  • ( 420699 )
  • ( 420799 )

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
Society for Behavioural Medicine
UK Society for Behavioural Medicine
International Society of Physical Activity and Health
American College of Sports Medicine
British Association of Sport and Exercise Science
European Health Psychology Society
European College of Sport Science

USQ Research affiliations

  • Institute for Resilient Regions (IRR)

Research most recent
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

Bennie, J.A., Lee, D.-C., Khan, A., Wiesner, G.H., Bauman, A.E., Stamatakis, E., & Biddle, S.J.H. (2018). Muscle-strengthening exercise participation patterns among 397,423 American adults and associations with adverse health conditions. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 55(6), 864-874. doi:10.1016/j.amepre.2018.07.022

Yates, T., Edwardson, C., Celis-Morales, C., Biddle, S. J. H., Davies, M. J., Esliger, D., Henson, J., Kazi, A., Khunti, K., Sattar, N., Sinclair, A.J., Rowlands, A., Velayudhan, L., Zaccardi, F., & Gill, J. M. R. (2018). Metabolic effects of breaking prolonged sitting with standing or light walking in older South Asians and White Europeans: a randomized acute study. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A doi:10.1093/gerona/gly252


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

Keramat, Syed Afroz and Alam, KhorshedORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2232-0745 and Gow, Jeff and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 (2021) Impact of disadvantaged neighborhoods and lifestyle factors on adult obesity: evidence from a 5-year cohort study in Australia. American Journal of Health Promotion, 35 (1). pp. 28-37. ISSN 0890-1171

Pinidiyapathirage, Janani ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2947-3015 and Kasthuriratne, Anuradhani and Bennie, Jason A.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8668-8998 and Pathmeswaran, Arunasalam and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and de Silva, Hithanadura Janaka and Chackrewarthy, Sureka and Dassanayake, Anuradha S. and Ranawaka, Udaya and Kato, Norihiro and Wickremasinghe, Ananda Rajitha (2021) Physical activity tracking among Sri Lankan adults: findings from a 7-year follow-up of the Ragama Health Study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. pp. 1-8. ISSN 1010-5395

Keramat, Syed Afroz and Alam, KhorshedORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2232-0745 and Sathi, Nusrat Jahan and Gow, Jeff and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and Al-Hanawi, Mohammed Khaled (2021) Self-reported disability and its association with obesity and physical activity in Australian adults: results from a longitudinal study. SSM - Population Health, 14:100765. pp. 1-7.

Carty, Catherine and van der Ploeg, Hidde and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and Bull, Fiona and Willumsen, Juana and Lee, Lindsay and Kamenov, Kaloyan and Milton, Karen (2021) The First Global Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Guidelines for People Living With Disability. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 18 (1). pp. 86-93. ISSN 1543-3080

Cagas, Jonathan Y. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0233-4023 and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and Vergeer, InekeORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6560-9023 (2021) Yoga not a (physical) culture for men? Understanding the barriers for yoga participation among men. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 42:101262. ISSN 1744-3881

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified ( 110699 )
  • Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified ( 111799 )