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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

Fields of Research (FoR)

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

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

Bennie, Jason A. and De Cocker, Katrien and Pavey, Toby and Stamatakis, Emmanuel and Biddle, Stuart J. H. and Ding, Ding (2020) Muscle strengthening, aerobic exercise, and obesity: a pooled analysis of 1.7 million US adults. Obesity, 28 (2). pp. 371-378. ISSN 1930-7381

Bennie, Jason A. and Teychenne, Megan J. and De Cocker, Katrien and Biddle, Stuart J. H. (2019) Associations between aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise with depressive symptom severity among 17,839 U.S. adults. Preventive Medicine, 121. pp. 121-127. ISSN 0091-7435

Thomas, George and Bennie, Jason A. and De Cocker, Katrien and Castro, Oscar and Biddle, Stuart J. H. (2019) A descriptive epidemiology of screen-based devices by children and adolescents: a scoping review of 130 surveillance studies since 2000. Child Indicators Research. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1874-897X

Klepac Pogrmilovic, Bojana and O'Sullivan, Grant and Milton, Karen and Biddle, Stuart J. H. and Pedisic, Zeljko (2019) A systematic review of instruments for the analysis of national-level physical activity and sedentary behaviour policies. Health Research Policy and Systems, 17 (Article 86).

Pastor, Diego and Cervello, Eduardo and Peruyero, Fernando and Biddle, Stuart and Montero, Carlos (2019) Acute physical exercise intensity, cognitive inhibition and psychological well-being in adolescent physical education students. Current Psychology. ISSN 1046-1310

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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 )


Stuart Biddle is Professor of Physical Activity and Health, Director of the Centre for Health, Informatics and Economic 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 106 (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).