- Dr Kristiann Heesch
- Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
- IHBI Member
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HHWB
- Discipline *
- Public Health and Health Services
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DrPH(public health) (University of Texas System), MPH (University of Texas System)
- Professional memberships
Australian Health Promotion Association
International Society of Physical Activity and Health
Australian Health Promotion Association Queensland Branch Executive Committee
Australian Health Promotion Association Queensland Branch Newsletter Committee Chair
American Academy of Health Behavior Review Board
Kristi is a Senior Lecturer in Health Promotion in the School of Public Health and holds an honourary Senior Lecturer position in the School of Human Movement Studies at The University of Queensland. She came to QUT in 2010 after being a Research Fellow in the School of Human Movement Studies at The University of Queensland and prior, a Lecturer in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma.
- BA (Government) from Dartmouth College, USA, 1988
- MPH (Health Promotion/Health Education) from the University of Texas School of Public Health, USA, 1997
- DrPH (Health Promotion/Health Education with minors in Epidemiology and Biometry) from the University of Texas School of Public Health, USA, 2001
- Physical Activity for the Primary and Secondary Prevention of Chronic Conditions
- Determinants of physical activity
- Measurement of physical activity and its correlates
- Development, implementation and evaluation of physical activity and wellness programs
- Cycling and active transport
- Program evaluation
- Behaviour change
REFEREED PUBLICATIONS BEFORE 2010 (SEE ‘PUBLICATIONS’ TAB FOR ACCESS TO PUBLICATIONS PUBLISHED IN 2010 OR LATER)
REFEREED PUBLICATIONS BEFORE 2010 (SEE ‘PUBLICATIONS’ TAB FOR ACCESS TO PUBLICATIONS PUBLISHED IN 2010 OR LATER)
Spence, R.R., Heesch, K.C., Brown, W.J. (2009). A systematic review of the association between physical activity and colorectal cancer risk. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.doi 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2009.00992
Brown, W.J., Heesch, K.C., & Miller, Y.D. (2009). Life-events and changing physical activity patterns in women at different life stages. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37(3), 294-305. doi 10.1007/s12160-009-9099-2
Heesch, K.C., Brown, W.J. (2008). Do walking and leisure-time physical activity protect against the developing of arthritis in older women? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 62,1086-1091. doi:10.1136/jech.2007.072215
Han, J.L., Dinger, M.K., Hull, H.R., Randall, N., Heesch, K.C., & Fields, D.A. (2008). Changes in women’s physical activity during the transition to college. American Journal of Health Education, 39(4), 194-199.
Heesch, K.C., Byles, J.E., & Brown, W.J. (2008). Prospective association between physical activity and falls in community-dwelling older women. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 62(5), 421-426. Rice, K.R.,
Heesch, K.C., Dinger, M.K., & Fields, D.A. (2008). Effects of 2 brief interventions on women’s understanding of moderate-intensity physical activity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 5(1), 58-73.
Hull, H.R., Morrow, M.L., Heesch, K.C., Dinger, M.K., Han, J.L., & Fields, D.A. (2007). Effect of the summer months on body weight and composition in college females. Journal of Women’s Health, 16(10), 1510-1515. doi:10.1089/jwh.2006.0329
Randall, N.B., Han, J.L., Dinger, M.K., Heesch, K.C., Fields, D.A., & Knehens, A.W. (2007). Changes in women’s physical activity over their freshman year of college. American Journal of Health Studies, 22(1), 42-45.
Heesch, K.C., & Han, J.L. (2007). Associations between demographic, perceptual, and behavioral factors and support for policies encouraging active transport. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 4(3), 261-277.
Spence, R.R., Heesch, K.C., Eakin, E.G., & Brown, W.J. (2007). Randomised controlled trial of a supervised exercise rehabilitation program for colorectal cancer survivors immediately after chemotherapy: Study protocol. BMC Cancer, 7, art. no. 154, doi:10.1186/1471-2407-7-154.
Dinger, M.K., Heesch, K.C., Cipriani, G., & Qualls, M. (2007). Comparison of two email-delivered, pedometer-based interventions to promote walking among insufficiently active women. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 10(5), 297-302.
Hull, H.R., Heesch, K.C., Morrow, M.L., Dinger, M.K., & Fields, D.A. (2007). Fat distribution changes during the freshman year of college in females: A pear or an apple?. International Journal of Body Composition Research, 5(2), 45-50.
Heesch, K.C., Miller, Y.D., & Brown, W.J. (2007). Relationship between physical activity and stiff or painful joints in mid-aged and older women: A 3-year prospective study. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 9, art. no. R34. Available at arthritis-research.com/content/9/2/R34.
Heesch, K.C., Mâsse, L.C.,& Dunn, A.L. (2006). Using Rasch modeling to re-evaluate three scales related to physical activity: enjoyment, perceived benefits and perceived barriers. Health Education Research, 21(Suppl 1), i58-i72.
Mâsse, L.C., Heesch, K.C., Eason, K.E. & Wilson, M. (2006). Evaluating the properties of a stage-specific self-efficacy scale for physical activity using classical test theory, confirmatory factor analysis and item response modeling. Health Education Research, 21(Suppl 1), i33-i44.
Morrow, M.L., Heesch, K.C., Dinger, M.K., Hull, H.R., Kneehans, A.W., & Fields, D.A. (2006). Freshman 15: Fact or fiction? Obesity, 14(8), 1438-1443.
Heesch, K.C., Mâsse, L.C., Dunn, A.L., & Frankowski, R.F. (2006). The association between number of homework assignments completed during a lifestyle physical activity intervention and scores on transtheoretical measures. Journal of Applied Sports Psychology 18(2), 83-96.
Behrens, T.M., Dinger, M.K., Heesch, K.C., & White, S.B. (2005). College students’ understanding of moderate physical activity: A qualitative study. American Journal of Health Studies, 20(3-4), 129-134.
Dinger, M.K., Heesch, K.C., & McClary, K.R. (2005). Feasibility of a minimal contact intervention to promote walking among insufficiently active women. American Journal of Health Promotion 20(1), 2-6.
Heesch, K.C., Dinger, M.K., McClary, K.R., & Rice, K.R. (2005). Experiences of women in a minimal contact pedometer-based intervention: A qualitative study. Women & Health, 41(2), 97-116.
Heesch, K.C., Velasquez, M.M., & von Sternberg, K. (2005). Readiness for mental health treatment and for alcohol treatment in patients with comorbid psychiatric and alcohol disorders: Are they congruent? Addictive Behaviors 30(3), 531-543.
Heesch, K.C., & Mâsse, L.C. (2004). Lack of time for physical activity: Perception or reality for African American and Hispanic women? Women & Health, 39(3), 45-62.
Heesch, K.C., Mâsse, L.C., Frankowski, R.F., & Dunn, A.L. (2004). Adherence within and between lifestyle physical activity groups in Project PRIME. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 1(1), 29-44.
Heesch, K.C., Mâsse, L.C., Dunn, A.L., Frankowski, R.F., & Dolan Mullen, P.D. (2003). Does adherence to a lifestyle physical activity intervention predict changes in physical activity? Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 26(4), 333-348.
Mâsse, L.C., Heesch, K.C., Fulton, J.E., & Watson, K.B. (2002). Raters’ objectivity in using the Compendium of Physical Activities to code physical activity diaries. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 6(4), 207-224.
Fulton, J.E., Mâsse, L.C., Tortolero, S.R., Watson, K.B., Heesch, K.C., Kohl, H.W., Blair, S.N. & Caspersen, C.J. (2001). Field evaluation of energy expenditure from continuous and intermittent walking in women. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 33(1), 163-170.
Heesch, K.C., Brown, D.R., & Blanton, C.J. (2000). Perceived barriers to exercise and stage of exercise adoption in older women of different racial/ethnic groups. Women & Health, 30(4), 61-76.
Heesch, K.C., Mâsse, L.C., & Aday, L.A. (2000). Perceptions of sedentary African-American women about continuous versus intermittent walking. Women & Health, 30(4), 43-59.
Mâsse, L.C., Fulton, J.E., Watson, K.L., Heesch, K.C., Kohl III, H.W., Blair, S.N., & Tortolero, S.R. (1999). Detecting patterns of physical activity in a field setting. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 70(3), 212-219.
Brown, W.J., Heesch, K.C., Ferney, S., & Burton, N.W. (2009). Physical activity in rural communities in Queensland. A report for Health Promotion Queensland.
Brown, W.J., Burton, N.W., & Heesch, K.C. (2007). Physical activity and health in mid-age and older Australian women. A report for The Office of Women, Department of Families, Community Services, & Indigenous Affairs Office for Women, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-921380-77-8.
- Introduction to Population Health (PUN106)
- Intervention Design & Behaviour Change (PUP032)
- Advanced Studies and Practice in Health (PUP034)
- Health Program Evaluation (PUP037)
- 2010-present Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland
- 2005-2009. Research Fellow in the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland
- 2002-2005: Lecturer in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma (USA)
- 1995-2001: Postgraduate coursework and research training at the University of Texas School of Public Health (USA)
- Heesch KC, Giles-Corti BW, Turrell G, (2014) Cycling for transport and recreation: Associations with socio-economic position, environmental perceptions, and psychological disposition, Preventive Medicine p1-7
- Heesch KC, van Uffelen JG, Brown W, (2014) How do older adults respond to Active Australia physical activity questions? Lessons from cognitive interviews, Journal of Aging and Physical Activity p74-86
- Heesch KC, Sahlqvist S, (2013) Key influences on motivations for utility cycling (cycling for transport to and from places), Health Promotion Journal of Australia p227-233
- van Uffelen JG, van Gellecum Y, Burton N, Peters G, Heesch KC, Brown W, (2013) Sitting-time, physical activity, and depressive symptoms in mid-aged women, American Journal of Preventive Medicine p276-281
- Sahlqvist S, Heesch K, (2012) Characteristics of utility cyclists in Queensland, Australia: An examination of the associations between individual, social, and environmental factors and utility cycling, Journal of Physical Activity and Health p818-828
- van Uffelen JG, Heesch K, Brown W, (2012) Correlates of sitting time in working age Australian women: Who should be targeted with interventions to decrease sitting time?, Journal of Physical Activity and Health p270-287
- Heesch K, van Uffelen JG, Gellecum Y, Brown W, (2012) Dose-response relationships between physical activity, walking and health-related quality of life in mid-age and older women, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health p670-677
- Heesch KC, Burton N, Brown W, (2011) Concurrent and prospective associations between physical activity, walking and mental health in older women, Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health: an international peer-reviewed journal for health professionals and researchers in all areas of epidemiology p807-813
- Heesch K, Sahlqvist S, Garrard J, (2011) Cyclists' experiences of harassment from motorists: Findings from a survey of cyclists in Queensland, Australia, Preventive Medicine p417-420
- Heesch KC, Garrard J, Sahlqvist S, (2011) Incidence, severity and correlates of bicycling injuries in a sample of cyclists in Queensland, Australia, Accident Analysis and Prevention p2085-2092
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.
Awards and recognition
- Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
- Reference year
- QUT Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award 2012