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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
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 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

Bailey, Daniel P. and Edwardson, Charlotte L. and Pappas, Yannis and Dong, Feng and Hewson, David J. and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and Brierley, Marsha L. and Chater, Angel M. (2021) A randomised-controlled feasibility study of the REgulate your SItting Time (RESIT) intervention for reducing sitting time in individuals with type 2 diabetes: study protocol. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 7:76.

Andriyani, Fitria Dwi and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and De Cocker, Katrien (2021) Adolescents' physical activity and sedentary behaviour in Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative study of mothers' perspectives. BMC Public Health, 21:1864.

Keramat, Syed Afroz and Alam, KhorshedORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2232-0745 and Rana, Rezwanul Hasan and Shuvo, Suvasish Das and Gow, JeffORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5726-298X and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and Keating, Byron Keating (2021) Age and gender differences in the relationship between obesity and disability with self-perceived employment discrimination: Results from a retrospective study of an Australian national sample. SSM - Population Health, 16:100923. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2352-8273

Kontostoli, Elli and Jones, Andy P. and Pearson, Natalie and Foley, Louise and Biddle, Stuart J. H.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and Atkin, Andrew J. (2021) Age-related change in sedentary behavior during childhood and adolescence: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews, 22 (9):e13263. pp. 1-11. ISSN 1467-7881

Shakespear-Druery, Jane and De Cocker, Katrien and Biddle, StuartORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7663-6895 and Gavilan-Carrera, Blanca and Segura-Jimenez, Victor and Bennie, JasonORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8668-8998 (2021) Assessment of muscle-strengthening exercise in public health surveillance for adults: a systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 148:106566. ISSN 0091-7435

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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 )