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Assoc Prof Tracy Kolbe-Alexander

Assoc Prof Tracy Kolbe-Alexander
Name Tracy Kolbe-Alexander
Position Associate Professor (Sport and Exercise)
Section School of Health and Medical Sciences
Office P-206
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6178
Extension 6178
Email
Qualifications BAPhysEd Western Cape , BScMed(Hons) Cape Town , MPubHlth Cape Town , PhD Cape Town

Fields of Research (FoR)

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

Research interests
Community-based participatory approach to health and wellbeing
Systems-based research
Healthy places and spaces
Workplace health promotion

Professional memberships
Asia-Pacific Society for Physical Activity
Sports Medicine Australia
International Society of Physical Activity and Health
International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity
Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)

Industry affiliations
Accredited Exercise Physiologist with ESSA

USQ Research affiliations

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

Currently teaching courses/programs
PUH8010: Integrated Public Health Core A
PUH8030: Public Health in Practice A

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
20 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Associate Head of School - Research
Discipline Lead: Public Health

Research most recent
Ricardo LIC, Wendt A, Costa CDS, Mielke GI, Brazo-Sayaver J, Khan A, Kolbe-Alexander TL, Crochemore-Silva I. Gender inequalities in physical activity among adolescents from 64 Global South countries. J Sport Health Sci. 2022 Jan 21:S2095-2546(22)00022-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jshs.2022.01.007. Online ahead of print

Stylianou M, Woodforde J, Duncombe S, Kolbe-Alexander T, Gomersall S. School physical activity policies and associations with physical activity practices and behaviours: A systematic review of the literature. Health Place. 2022 Jan;73:102705. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102705. Epub 2021 Nov 26.

Rumana Ahmed, Tracy Kolbe-Alexander, Asaduzzaman Khan. Effectiveness of a school-based intervention on physical activity and screen time among adolescents J Sci Med Sport. 2022 Mar;25(3):242-248. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2021.10.007. Epub 2021 Oct 20.


Research most notable
Ding D, Lawson K, Kolbe-Alexander T, Finkelstein EA, Katzmarzyk PT, van Mechelen W, Pratt M. and Lancet Physical Activity Series 2 Executive Committee. The pandemic of physical inactivity: A global estimate of the economic burden. Lancet 2016, July

Brown WJ, Mielke GI, Kolbe-Alexander TL. Commentary: Gender equity in sport for improved public health. Lancet 2016, July

Torquati L, Mielke GI, Brown WJ, Kolbe-Alexander T. Shift work and the risk of cardiovascular disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis including dose-response relationship. Scand J Work Environ Health. 2018 May 1;44(3):229-238. doi: 10.5271/sjweh.3700. Epub 2017 Dec 16.

Estelle V. Lambert, Tracy Kolbe-Alexander,, Deepti Adlakha, Adewale L. Oyeyemi, Nana Anokye, Patricia Mogrovejo, Shifalika Goenka, Deborah Salvo on behalf of the LMIC Council of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health. Making the case for “physical activity security”: the 2020 WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour from a Global South perspective. BJSM. 2020 Dec ;54(24)


Publications in ePrints

Oyeyemi, Adewale L. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5025-3204 and Lambert, Estelle V. (2022) Case study from Africa: physical activity and safety from crime and traffic in Africa. In: Physical Activity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Milton Park, United Kingdom, pp. 171-186. ISBN 978-0-367-36223-2

Nisar, Mehwish and Khan, Asaduzzaman and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5025-3204 (2022) ‘Cost, culture and circumstances’: Barriers and enablers of health behaviours in South Asian immigrants of Australia. Health and Social Care in the Community. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0966-0410

Ahmed, Kazi Rumana and Kolbe-Alexander, TracyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5025-3204 and Khan, Asaduzzaman (2022) Effectiveness of a school-based intervention on physical activity and screen time among adolescents. Journal Science and Medicine in Sport, 25 (3). pp. 242-248. ISSN 1440-2440

Ricardo, Luiza Isnardi Cardoso and Wendt, Andrea and dos Santos Costa, Caroline and Mielke, Gregore Iven and Brazo-Sayavera, Javier and Khan, Asaduzzaman and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5025-3204 and Crochemore-Silva, Inacio (2022) Gender inequalities in physical activity among adolescents from 64 Global South countries. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 11 (4). pp. 509-520. ISSN 2095-2546

Nisar, Mehwish and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5025-3204 and Burton, Nicola W. and Khan, Asaduzzaman (2021) A longitudinal assessment of risk factors and chronic diseases among immigrant and non-immigrant adults in Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18 (6):8621. pp. 1-13.

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Research supervisor in the area of:

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