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La Trobe Rural Health School Research Seminar Series 2022

Physical activity promotion by physiotherapists and exercise physiologists in the public hospital setting

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Dr Stephen Barrett

Following on from the first Holsworth Research Initiative Seminar of 2022 featuring A/Prof Monica Maly is the La Trobe Rural Health School Seminar Series. The June seminar will feature Dr Stephen Barrett, a HRI affiliated researcher representing the Active Rural Communities stream. Dr Barrett will present on physical activity promotion by physiotherapists and exercise physiologists in a public hospital setting. This presentation will explore barriers and enablers to physical activity promotion.

Dr Barrett is a physiotherapist at Bendigo Health, and an Adjunct Research Fellow within the La Trobe Rural Health School. He completed his PhD thesis in 2021 investigating pathways to increase preventive health interventions in ambulatory hospital settings. Dr Barrett continues to conduct research that aligns with his interests including health behaviour change and preventative health with a particular focus on changes in physical activity.

Join us for the La Trobe Rural Health School Seminar Series on Monday 20 June at 1:00 pm via Zoom

If you want to know more about Dr Barrett’s research with the HRI team including the Initiative’s Director, Prof Michael Kingsley and Stream Lead, A/Prof Steve Begg, read his latest published work.

Barrett, S., Begg, S., O’Halloran, P., Howlett, O., Lawrence, J., & Kingsley, M. (2021). The effect of behaviour change interventions on changes in physical activity and anthropometrics in ambulatory hospital settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 18(1), 1-19.

Barrett, S., Begg, S., O′ Halloran, P., & Kingsley, M. (2021). The effect of a physical activity coaching intervention on accelerometer-measured sedentary behaviours in insufficiently physically active ambulatory hospital patients. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(11), 5543.

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