Personal details

Name
Professor Stewart Trost
Position(s)
Associate Director, IHBI (CCHR)
Faculty of Health,
School - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Exercise and Nutrition - HDHS
Discipline *
Human Movement and Sports Science
Phone
+61 7 3069 7301
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD (University of South Carolina)

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

Biography

Stewart Trost is a Professor of Physical Activity and Health, in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Trost’s research interests include measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, psychosocial and environmental correlates of physical activity behaviour, and community-based interventions to promote physical activity and prevent obesity in children and youth. He has served as a consultant on matters related to measurement of physical activity to many domestic and international research groups and public health organizations including the Australian Federal Government, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, US Centers for Disease Control, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Trost headed the scientific committee responsible for drafting the first children’s physical activity recommendations for Australian youth, was a member of the scientific committee for drafting physical activity and screen time recommendations for Australian children under five, and was a member of the CDC panel to establish evidence-based guidelines for physical activity in school aged youth in the United States. In 2012, he served on the USA President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Science Board.  Trost currently serves as the Associate Director of IHBI at the Queensland Centre for Children’s Health Research where he leads the Children’s Physical Activity Research Group.

This information has been contributed by Professor Stewart Trost.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Short and Long-Term Effects of Therapeutic Exercise in Children with Bronchiectasis: A Multi-Centre Randomised Controlled Trial
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
APP1160613
Start year
2019
Keywords
Bronchiectasis, Exercise Therapy, Child Health, Exacerbation, Quality of Life
Title
Evidence-Informed Physical Activity Policy for Early Childhood Education and Care
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
APP1152086
Start year
2018
Keywords
Physical activity, Child care centres, Policy development, Policy evaluation, Child health
Title
Participate-CP: Optimising Participation in Physically Active Leisure for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1140756
Start year
2018
Keywords
Cerebral palsy, Participation, Physical activity, Paediatric, Clinical trial
Title
Intergenerational park design for active and engaged communities
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP160101341
Start year
2017
Keywords
Title
Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1101675
Start year
2016
Keywords
Children; Measurement; Obesity; Obesity Related Behaviour
Title
Modelling active play in preschool children using machine learning
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150100116
Start year
2015
Keywords
Physical Activity; Neural Networks; Accelerometry
Title
Implementation of Comprehensive Surveillance to PREDICT outcomes for children with Cerebral Palsy
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
APP1077257
Start year
2014
Keywords
Cerebral Palsy Treatments; Brain Development; Outcomes Research; Health Economics; Quality of Life; Neuroscience; Musculoskeletal Disorders
Title
Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Behaviour in Early Childhood: A Group Randomised Controlled Effectiveness Trial
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1062433
Start year
2014
Keywords
Physical Activity; Early Childhood; Intervention; Child Care Centres; Child Behaviour; Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT); Overweight/Obesity; Prevention; Sedentary Behaviour; School Health Promotion