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Researcher: Mainsbridge, C (Mr Casey Mainsbridge)

Fields of Research

Health promotion
Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
Occupational and workplace health and safety
Higher education
Sports science and exercise
Community child health
Teacher education and professional development of educators
Learning sciences
Primary health care
Primary education
Preventative health care
Teacher and student wellbeing
Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Health and community services
Educational technology and computing
Continuing and community education
Secondary education
Social policy
Exercise physiology
Health economics
Specialist studies in education
Curriculum and pedagogy
Social psychology
Motor control
Family care
Urban sociology and community studies
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Climate change processes
Digital health
Health services and systems
Decision making
Sociology of education
Health psychology

Research Objectives

Health education and promotion
Teacher and instructor development
Behaviour and health
Other education and training
Neonatal and child health
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Workforce transition and employment
Primary education
Learner and learning
Preventive medicine
Teaching and curriculum
Equity and access to education
Higher education
Occupational health
Public health (excl. specific population health)
Social structure and health
Secondary education
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in human society
Rural and remote area health
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Climate change adaptation measures (excl. ecosystem)
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Application software packages
Management, resources and leadership
Expanding knowledge in education
Teaching and instruction technologies

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Just do some physical activity': Exploring experiences of teaching physical education online during Covid-19; Issues in Educational Research
A longitudinal look at habit strength as a measure of success in decreasing prolonged occupational sitting: an evidence-based public health initiative; Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology
A Work-Integrated Learning model to enhance the readiness and self-efficacy of pre-service HPE teachers; Australia Association for Research in Education (AARE) HPE SIG Online Conference 2020
A workplace intervention designed to interrupt prolonged occupational sitting: Self-reported perceptions of health from a cohort of desk-based employees over 26 weeks; International Journal of Workplace Health Management
Academics’ perspectives on a student engagement and retention program: dilemmas and deficit discourses; Teaching in Higher Education
Activity behaviors of university staff in the workplace: a pilot study; Journal of Physical Activity & Health
Addressing student attrition within higher education online programs through a collaborative community of practice; Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching
An e-health intervention designed to increase workday energy expenditure by reducing prolonged occupational sitting habits; Work
An exploratory study regarding communication facilitators and barriers reported by a cohort of multiple sclerosis (MS) community members from the international massive open online course ‘Understanding MS’; Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders
Assessment of the impact of a workplace intervention to reduce prolonged occupational sitting time; Qualitative Health Research
Becoming and being a Master's athlete; 2018 World Congress for the Sociology of Sport
Becoming and being a Masters athlete; 51st Australian Association of Gerontology Conference
Blood pressure response to interrupting workplace sitting time with non-exercise physical activity: Results of a 12-month cohort study; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Book Review of Sport Studies
Designing purposeful health breaks at work; 2018 WorkSafe Conference
Developmental trajectories of soccer-specific dribbling and passing skills in young soccer players; Journal of Physical Education Research,
Disability and youth sport: International studies in physical education and youth sport
Evidencing the impact of pre-service teachers: shifting the conversation; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference 2016: transforming education research
Exertime: Getting office employees out of their seats and on the move
Exploring academic staffs’ self-perception about supporting diverse learners; Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)
Exploring experiences of teaching physical education online during COVID-19; AIESEP World Congress 2022
Exploring the 'everyday philosophies' of generalist primary school teacher delivery of health literacy education; Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education
Finalist: Betta Milk ‘Make It Betta’ Health Achievement Award
HealthLit4Kids Animation: inclusive and informed participants; Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19)
HealthLit4Kids: Promoting Health Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools- Capturing, Curating and Evaluating Health Literacy Artefacts; Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19)
HealthLit4Kids: Responding to a gap in health literacy education; The Health Advocate
How did parents view the impact of the curriculum-based HealthLit4Kids program beyond the classroom?; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
How much physical activity should teenagers do, and how can they get enough?
How sport can help young people to become better citizens
In pursuit of a healthy academic status and student experience: An approach to supporting academically fragile students in higher education; Student Engagment in Higher Education
Interventions and Best Practices; Engaging Wellness: Corporate wellness programs that work
Is self-reporting workplace activity worthwhile? Validity and reliability of occupational sitting and physical activity questionnaire in desk-based workers; BMC Public Health
Learning the Words: supervising teachers and the language of impact in an initial teacher education programme; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Making the links between health and physical education, sport and civics and citizenship education in Australia; Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education
Organisational entry into teaching: The role of knowledge acquisition and the relationship with positive outcomes in pre-service HPE teachers; AARE
Peer champions responses to nudge-based strategies designed to reduce prolonged sitting behaviour: lessons learnt and implications from lived experiences of non-compliant participants; AIMS Public Health
Pre-service teacher perceptions of teaching health education online; AIESEP World Congress 2022
Pre-service teacher perceptions of teaching health education online; Health Education
Reflections of a student engagement program designed and delivered by academics; Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching
School leaders reflections on their school’s engagement in a program to foster health literacy development; International Journal of Educational Research Open
Self-reported behaviour change among multiple sclerosis community members and interested laypeople following participation in a free online course about multiple sclerosis; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Should students have to meet a wellbeing standard to achieve their TCE?; Engagement Transforms 2019 (ET19)
Taking a stand for office-based workers' mental health: the return of the microbreak; Frontiers in Public Health
The curriculum took a back seat to huff and puff: teaching high school health and physical education during Covid-19; European Physical Education Review
The effect of a computer-based workplace health and wellbeing program on workplace health culture; Australian Association for Research in Education Conference (AARE 2011 Conference)
The effect of an e-health intervention designed to reduce prolonged occupational sitting on mean arterial pressure; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Using interactive online pedagogical approaches to promote student engagement; Education Sciences
UTAS forum puts preventative health back on the agenda
UTAS Trailblazer Finalist, Second Place
We should know better – high rates of sedentary behaviours in a University workplace; The Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference
Why it’s a nightmare to use Zoom to get moving
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) in the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program; Teaching Matters 2018
Youth physical activity and health interventions: Ineffective and ill-conceived action?; Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport & Physical Education
‘Just do some physical activity’: adaptations for teaching physical education to Tasmanian primary school students at home during COVID-19; Australia Association for Research in Education (AARE) HPE SIG Online Conference 2020

Research Projects

Active Travel: A climate change mitigation strategy to benefit the health of all Tasmanians; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
An exploration of University academic staffs self-perception about supporting diverse learners; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Becoming and Being a Master's Athlete; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
LEAP Evaluation; Port Dalrymple School (PDS)
Measuring the impact of Work-Integrated Learning in the Bachelor of Education Health and Physical Education programme; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Objective measurements of workplace sedentary behaviour; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Promoting Health Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools - Capturing, Curating and Evaluating Health Literacy Artefacts; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Promoting Health Literacy in Tasmanian Primary Schools - Evaluating the HealthLit4Kids pilot study.; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Proof of concept: HealthLit4Kids at four diverse Tasmanian schools; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
eHealth strategy research consultation for Snug Health
Exertime Licensable Technology - Royalty Bearing Licence
Health Awareness Campaign
Managing training load in talented high school age athletes

Research Candidate Supervision