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Dr Tracy Kolbe-Alexander

Dr Tracy Kolbe-Alexander
Name Tracy Kolbe-Alexander
Position Senior Lecturer (Sport and Exercise)
Section School of Health and Wellbeing
Office I326
Location Ipswich Campus
Phone +61 7 3812 6178
Extension 6178
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 )

Professional memberships
Sports Medicine Australia
International Society of Physical Activity and Health
International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity

Currently teaching courses/programs
PMC1101 - Public health for paramedics
SES3130 - Clinical exericse physiology for young people

SES3231 - Clinical exercise physiology for adult to middle age
SES1002 - Introduction to sport and exercise
SES2203 - Physical activity and health

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 27

Oyeyemi AL, Kasoma S, Onywera VO, Felix Assah, Rufus A. Adedoyin, Terry L. Conway, Sarah J. Moss, Reginald Ocansey, Tracy L. Kolbe-Alexander, Kingsley K. Akinroye, Antonio Prista, Richard Larouche, Kelli L. Cain, Estelle V. Lambert, Richmond Aryeetey, Clare Bartels, Mark S. Tremblay, James F. Sallis. NEWS for Africa: Adaptation and Reliability of a Built Environment Questionnaire for Physical Activity in Seven African Countries. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Kolbe-Alexander T, Greyling M, da Silva R, Milner K, Patel D, Wyper L, Beckowski M, Lambert EV, Goetzel R: The relationship between workplace environment and employee health behaviors in a South African workforce. J of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2014, 56(10):1094-1099.

Lambert EV, Kolbe-Alexander TL: Innovative strategies targeting obesity and non-communicable diseases in South Africa: what can we learn from the private healthcare sector? Obesity reviews 2013, 14 Suppl 2:141-149.

Publications in ePrints

Olsen, Heidi M. and Brown, Wendy J. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Burton, Nicola W. (2018) A brief self-directed intervention to reduce office employees’ sedentary behaviour in a flexible workplace. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 60 (10). pp. 954-959. ISSN 1076-2752

Flahr, Hannah and Brown, Wendy J. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. (2018) A systematic review of physical activity-based interventions in shift workers. Preventive Medicine Reports, 10. pp. 323-331.

Bennie, J. A. and Thomas, G. and Wiesner, G. H. and van Uffelen, J. G. Z. and Khan, A. and Kolbe-Alexander, T. and Vergeer, I. and Biddle, S. J. H. (2018) Australian fitness professionals' level of interest in engaging with high health-risk population subgroups: findings from a national survey. Public Health, 160. pp. 108-115. ISSN 0033-3506

Torquati, Luciana and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Pavey, Toby and Leveritt, Michael (2018) Changing diet and physical activity in nurses: a pilot study and process evaluation highlighting challenges in workplace health promotion. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 50 (10). pp. 1015-1025. ISSN 1499-4046

Bennie, Jason A. and Wiesner, Glen H. and Vergeer, Ineke and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and De Cocker, Katrien and Alexander, Chris and Biddle, Stuart J. H. (2018) Feasibility for the use of a standardized fitness testing protocol among Australian fitness industry professionals. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 89 (3). pp. 380-385. ISSN 0270-1367

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

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