Exercise Sciences Research Seminar Event as iCalendar

23 June 2017

12:30 - 1:30pm

Venue: Room 731-203

Location: Tāmaki Campus

Contact email: exercise-sciences@auckland.ac.nz

Image of Chris Lonsdale, Associate Professor from the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education Australian Catholic University Sydney
Chris Lonsdale, Associate Professor from the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education Australian Catholic University Sydney

Scaling-up an Efficacious School-based Physical Activity Intervention: The internet-based Professional Learning to help teachers promote Activity in Youth (iPLAY) Program

Join Associate Professor Chris Lonsdale from the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education Australian Catholic University Sydney, Australia as he presents his latest research.

In this seminar, Associate Professor Lonsdale will present evidence from SCORES and AMPED, and describe the study he is leading to evaluate the iPLAY program’s effectiveness and scalability in primary schools in schools across NSW.

iPLAY is a comprehensive school physical activity intervention including an online professional learning for primary teachers as part of the AMPED program. This approach builds schools’ capacity to increase activity within and beyond the school day. iPLAY combines evidence from two recent studies (SCORES and AMPED) to maximise program effectiveness and scalability. iPLAY’s content is based largely on the successful SCORES program, which was a physical activity and movement skills intervention.

Associate Professor Chris Lonsdale’s earned his BSc and MA from the University of Victoria (Canada) and his PhD from the University of Otago. His research seeks to understand and enhance physical activity motivation and participation across the life course. Since 2014, he has secured over $5m of funding to support large-scale research projects primarily focused on testing the effectiveness of physical activity promotion interventions. Associate Professor Lonsdale has a particular interest in the ways in which technology can be used to facilitate intervention dissemination and adoption.