Personal details

Name
Associate Professor Alison Marshall
Position(s)
Adjunct Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work,
Research - Public Health
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Public Health and Health Services
Phone
+61 7 3138 5804
Fax
+61 7 3138 3369
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (University of Wollongong)

Professional memberships
and associations

Australian Health Promotion Association (QLD Branch) Executive Committee

Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM) Executive Committee

Sports Medicine Australia

Keywords

Physical activity measurement, behaviour change interventions, program evaluation, rural activity

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Alison Marshall is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Health & Social Work, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology.

Associate Professor Marshall is a behavioural epidemiologist whose research is primarily focussed on the advancement of knowledge surrounding accurate assessment of physical activity and the development and evaluation of evidence-based, mass-reach physical activity behaviour change programs.

Her methodological research has resulted in the development of valid and reliable measures of physical activity that have received worldwide attention. In addition, not only has Associate Professor Marshall’s state-of-the- art intervention research received substantial recognition in the scholarly arena, it has in several instances influenced practice. Associate Professor Marshall has received numerous awards for her work and has published over 150 professional works. She has received over 2.8 million dollars in competitive funding.

Research interests

  • Health Promotion and Public Health, in particular population-based physical activity measurement and promotion
  • Developing tailored and targeted health promotion interventions
  • Population-based physical activity intervention strategies
  • Mediated approaches to intervention program delivery
  • Measurement of occupational, incidental and structured physical activity
  • Physical activity and healthy ageing, measurement and promotion.
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Alison Marshall.

Teaching

 Teaching interests

  • Health Promotion
  • Program Evaluation 
  • Health Planning and Evaluation
  • Population health
  • Research Methods

 
 
 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Alison Marshall.

Experience

Awards

2009 – NHMRC Career Development Fellow

Aug 2009 – Best Health Promotion Presentation. Fjeldsoe BS, Miller YD. MARSHALL AL. MobileMums: a randomised controlled trial of a physical activity intervention delivered via SMS. Paper presented at the 2009 Australian of Science and Medicine in Sport, Be Active Conference 6–9 August, 2009, Brisbane. Aug

2008 – Citation award. Koh, D, Miller, YD., Marshall, AL., Brown, WJ., McIntyre, HD. Physical activity behaviour among women with previous gestational diabetes mellitus. 10th International Congress on Behavioural Medicine, 27-30 August, 2008. Tokyo, Japan. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2008.

Aug 2008 Citation award. Collins B, Marshall, AL., Miller, YD. Beware: Use of accelerometers in field-based physical activity research with women. 10th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, 27-30 August, 2008. Tokyo, Japan. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 2008.

July 2008 Dean’s Commendation for Outstanding Higher Research Degree Thesis, to Elizabeth Cyarto (PhD). This awarded is presented by The University of Queensland Graduate School to fewer than 10% of graduating higher research degree students.

Nov 2007 Dean’s Commendation for Outstanding Higher Research Degree Thesis, to Christine Armit (PhD). This awarded is presented by The University of Queensland Graduate School to fewer than 10% of graduating higher research degree students.

Sept 2007 Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) Sanofi-Aventis Travel GrantAward ($250), to Denise Koh (PhD Candidate).

2007 Conference. To attend the ADIPS 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand, 25-26 August 2007, to present: Koh, D., Miller, YD., McIntyre, HD., MARSHALL, AL., Brown, WJ. Diet & Physical Activity Behaviours in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.

Feb 2007 Presidents Award, Australian Health Promotion Association (QLD Branch), to Dr Alison Marshall. For recognised commitment and contribution to the Qld Branch.

Nov 2006 Citation Award. MARSHALL AL, Bartlett H, Patterson I, Mitchell G, Clarke A. Seniors physical activity recreation choices: findings from a randomised controlled community-based intervention. 9thInternational Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand, 29 Nov-3Dec, 2006. [Poster]

Sept 2006 – HMS PG Student Travel award ($500), to Shannon Ferney (PhD Candidate). To attend the International Congress of Behavioural Medicine Nov 06. Ferney SL, MARSHALL AL, Eakin EE, Leslie ER, Owen N. Efficacy of a community-focused physical activity website. 9th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine Bangkok, Thailand, 29 Nov-3Dec 2006.

Sept 2006 NHF Travel award ($1000), to Shannon Ferney (PhD Candidate). To attend the International Congress of Behavioural Medicine Nov 06, and present Ferney SL, MARSHALL AL, Eakin EE, Leslie ER, Owen N. Efficacy of a community-focused physical activity website. 9th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine Bangkok, Thailand, 29 Nov-3Dec 2006.

Sept 2006 – SHORTLISTED 2006 UQ Graduate School Awards for Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision

June 2006 – ASBHM Travel scholarship ($1000), to Shannon Ferney (PhD Candidate). T o attend the 9thInternational Congress of Behavioral Medicine Bangkok, Thailand, 29 Nov-3Dec 2006, to present: Ferney SL, MARSHALL AL, Eakin EE, Leslie ER, Owen N. Efficacy of a community-focused physical activity website. 9th International Congress of Behavioral Medicine Bangkok, Thailand, 29 Nov-3Dec 2006.

June 2006 – ASBHM Travel scholarship ($1000), to Elizabeth Cyarto (PhD Candidate). To attend the 9thInternational Congress of Behavioral Medicine Bangkok, Thailand, 29 Nov-3 Dec 2006, to present: Retention, adherence and compliance: Important considerations for home- and group-based resistance training programs for older adults.

Aug 2006 – Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) Travel Grant ($250), to Denise Koh (PhD Candidate).2006 Conference. To attend the ADIPS 2006 Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland, 25-26 August 2006, to present: Koh, D., Miller, YD., McIntyre, HD., MARSHALL, AL., Brown, WJ. Diet & Physical Activity Behaviours in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus.

April 2006 – Best Socio-Cultural Presentation to Brianna Collins (PhD Candidate). The Caboolture mums and little ones project, where have we come from? Presented at Stradbroke Postgraduate Student conference, Stradbroke Island Research Centre April 2006.

Dec 2005 – The Reginald Capps Memorial Award to Brianna Collins (Honours Candidate). For outstanding use of technical resources in research. School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland.

Dec 2005 – Norman Smith Encouragement award to Robab Sahaf (PhD Candidate).The association between physical activity and depressive symptoms among community dwelling older people. Presented at the 4th National Conference for Emerging Researchers in Ageing, Brisbane, December 2005.

Oct 2005 – Sports Medicine Australia Best Health Promotion Poster. Cyarto E. Dickinson R, MARSHALL AL, Brown WJ. Is the CHAMPS physical activity questionnaire for older adults reliable in an older Australian sample?” 5th National Physical Activity and Health Conference, Melbourne, 13-15 Oct, 2005.

Dec 2004 – Best oral presentation. Cyarto EV, Brown WJ, MARSHALL AL.Come Have A Try (CHAT): A progressive resistance training program for older Australians. Presented at the 3rd National Conference for Emerging Researchers in Ageing, Brisbane, December 2004.

Oct 2004 – ASICS Best Paper Injury Prevention and Health Promotion. Armit C, Brown WJ, Ritchie C, Marshall A, Trost S, & Green A. (2004). Promoting physical activity to older adults in general practice. Paper presented at the 2004 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, 6–9 October, 2004, Alice Springs.

2003 – Research Writing Award. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. For paper titled: “Perceptions of the physical environment, stage of change for physical activity and walking among Australian adults” This award is for the paper that is most likely to have a strong impact on theory, research and practice.

2003 – Award for Best Early Career Research Presentation. Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine Annual Conference 13-15 February, Brisbane. MARSHALL AL.

1995-99 – Australian Postgraduate Award. University of Wollongong. Miners AL. 1994 – Dean’s Merit List. Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Wollongong. Miners AL.

1994 – Commendation for Outstanding Achievement. Head, Department of Biomedical Science, University of Wollongong. Miners AL.

Professional Practice

Member, Australian Health Promotion Association (QLD Branch) Executive Committee Editor, Health Promotion Quarterly. Newsletter of the Australian Health Promotion Association (QLD Branch) Member, Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine (ASBHM) Executive Committee Member, Sport Medicine Australia

Grant reviewer

NHMRC, Heart Foundation Fellowships Robert Wood Johnson Active Living program NSW Health Health Council New Zealand.

Journal Reviewer

American Journal Preventive Medicine Preventive Medicine American Journal of Health Promotion Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport Journal of Physical Activity and Health Australian Journal of Health Promotion

Invited Presentations

1. MARSHALL AL. Physical activity in the Veteran community. Department of Veterans Affairs Men’s Health Peer Education Program (MHPEP). Brisbane. 19Th April 2005.

2. MARSHALL AL. The benefits of physical activity in ageing. Healthy and Active Ageing Workshop at Albany Creek Community Centre. 1st April 2005.

3. MARSHALL AL. Healthy ageing though physical activity. Pine Rivers U3A Annual General Meeting. Petrie. 18th March 2005.

4. MARSHALL AL. IPAQ (International Physical activity Questionnaire) development, reliability and validity studies. Health 2004 IUHPE Conference Satellite symposium; Global Physical activity – measurement and surveillance. Melbourne, Victoria. 26 April, 2004.

5. MARSHALL AL. Physical Activity. What are the latest recommendations? What are the strategies for the population and at risk groups? Growing Well: Active Ageing – The Nutrition Factor. Short Course conducted by the Smart Foods Centre. 20-21 September 2001.

6. MARSHALL AL. Results of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire reliability and validity study. International Physical Activity Questionnaire Workshop. Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden. 2-3 March 2001.

7. MARSHALL AL. Using print media to promote physical activity. NSW Physical Activity Training Course: University of New South Wales, Sydney. May 2000.

8. MARSHALL AL. Promoting physical activity through General Practice. NSW Physical Activity Network: NSW Health Sydney. November 2000.

Physical Activity Promotion Materials

1. Brown WL, Moorhead GE & MARSHALL AL. (2004). Choose Health: Be active. A physical activity guide for older Australians. Commonwealth of Australia. Canberra. Launched Aug 05.

2. MARSHALL AL, Leslie E & Owen N. (2001). Active Living Web-site. A website designed for a work-site physical activity promotion program being conducted at the University of Wollongong.

3. MARSHALL AL. (2000). Enjoy better health through active living. Physical activity promotion booklet produced for the Active Practice II intervention study implemented through General Practice.

4. MARSHALL AL. (2000). Control your blood pressure through active living. Physical activity promotion booklet produced for the Active Practice II intervention study implemented through General Practice.

5. Smith B & MINERS AL. (1998). ‘Getting Started’ physical activity booklet. Reproduction of the four booklet Active Living series produced by the Australian Sports Commission and Active Australia.

6. MINERS AL & Smith B. (1997). Active Living: Have you heard the good news? Produced for the Active Living and Active Practice intervention studies, funded by the National Heart Foundation and NSW Health Department.

7. MINERS AL & Smith B. (1997). Active Living: Are you ready? Produced for the Active Living and Active Practice intervention studies, funded by the National Heart Foundation and NSW Health Department.

8. MINERS AL & Smith, B. (1997). Active Living: Take the step! Produced for the Active Living and Active Practice intervention studies, funded by the National Heart Foundation and NSW Health Department.

9. MINERS AL & Smith B. (1997). Active Living: Keeping in step! Produced for the Active Living and Active Practice intervention studies, funded by the National Heart Foundation and NSW Health Department. Health Department.

10. MINERS AL & Wallner F. (1996). Where do you get it? A guide to physical activity in Wollongong. National Heart Foundation, Illawarra Physical Activity Project.

Reports

1. Smith B, MARSHALL AL & Huang N. (2004). Evaluation of the Reliability and Validity of Two Versions of a Physical Activity Assessment for General Practice. Report prepared for Commonwealth of Health and Ageing. Canberra, Australia.

2. MARSHALL AL & Miller R. (2004). Measuring physical activity among urban Indigenous Australians. Report prepared for Commonwealth of Health and Ageing. Canberra, Australia.

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/health-pubhlth-strateg-active-links.htm-copy3/$FILE/indigenous.pdf – last accessed 11 April 2008

3. Brown WL, MARSHALL AL & Mummery K. (2003). Physical activity in the Veteran community: prevalence, barriers, preferences and relationships with health and wellbeing. Report prepared for Commonwealth of Veterans Affairs. Canberra, Australia.

4. MARSHALL AL, Kidson J & Bauman A. (2002). Use a reliable pedometer to monitor physical activity. Get Active National Heart Foundation Newsletter, 1(4): 4.

5. Mark A, MINERS AL, Bauman A & Wallner F. (1999). National Heart Foundation: Illawarra Physical Activity Project Jul 1995 to Dec 1998. University of Wollongong Printery, Wollongong. ISBN: 0-646-37437-0.

6. Bauman A, Wallner F, MINERS AL, & Westley-Wise V. (1996). No Ifs…..No Buts. Illawarra Physical Activity Project. Baseline research report. National Heart Foundation, Wollongong.

7. Bauman A, Mark A, MINERS AL, Wallner F & Westley-Wise V. (1996). Impact evaluation of the Illawarra physical activity campaign. National Heart Foundation, Wollongong.

 

 

 

 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Alison Marshall.

Publications


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