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Researcher: Cooley, PD (Associate Professor Dean Cooley)

Fields of Research

Occupational and workplace health and safety
Other education
Learning sciences
Health promotion
Sports science and exercise
Preventative health care
Health services and systems
Physical education and development curriculum and pedagogy
Special education and disability
Gender, sexuality and education
Applied and developmental psychology
Educational psychology
Specialist studies in education
Nursing
Innovation management
Systems physiology
Aged health care
Mental health services
Medical physiology
Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Health psychology
Curriculum and pedagogy
Biomechanics
Health counselling
Paediatrics
Secondary education
Personality and individual differences
Sensory processes, perception and performance
Technical, further and workplace education
Primary education
Exercise physiology
Residential client care
Decision making

Research Objectives

Health education and promotion
Other education and training
Occupational health
Workforce transition and employment
Behaviour and health
Health related to ageing
Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Arts
Teaching and instruction technologies
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Preventive medicine
Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Gender aspects in education
Learner and learning
Organised sports
Neonatal and child health
Equity and access to education
Management
Inclusive education
Other health
Teacher and instructor development
Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Health status (incl. wellbeing)
Application software packages
Evaluation of health outcomes

Career Best Publications

A comparison of two different shuttle run tests for the estimation of VO2max; Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine
A report on the physical activity and health status of Qantas (Hobart) call centre employees
Alteration of mood state after a single bout of noncompetitive and competitive exercise programs; Perceptual and Motor Skills
Coaches' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Use of Weight Control Techniques for Their Athletes; 1999 ICHPER-SD 42nd World Congress - The International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance
Developing Team Cohesion: A Comparison of Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies of U.S. and Australian Sports Coaches; The Journal of Psychology
Effects of Trait and Situational Self-Handicapping on Competitive Anxiety among Athletes; Current Psychology
Fitness Levels and Motoric Skills of Tasmanian School Children; University of Tasmania Press
Fundamental Movement Patterns in Tasmanian Primary School Children; Perceptual and Motor Skills
Participation Motives in Predicting Sport Dropout Among Australian Youth Gymnasts; North American Journal of Psychology
Validation of Several Methods of Estimating Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Young Men; Perceptual and Motor Skills

Research Publications

A comparison of two different shuttle run tests for the estimation of VO2max; Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine
A new program developed by the University of Tasmania and designed to improve the health of office workers is underway in the offices of the Tas Police Force
A pilot study of increasing nonpurposeful movement breaks at work as a means of reducing prolonged sitting; Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
A program for surviving and thriving. The transitional process to becoming an elite adolescent athlete; 2002 ACHPER Conference
A randomised control trial of the cognitive effects of working in a seated as opposed to a standing position in office workers; Ergonomics
A report on the physical activity and health status of Qantas (Hobart) call centre employees
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
Activity behaviors of university staff in the workplace: a pilot study; Journal of Physical Activity & Health
Alteration of mood state after a single bout of noncompetitive and competitive exercise programs; Perceptual and Motor Skills
An e-health intervention designed to increase workday energy expenditure by reducing prolonged occupational sitting habits; Work
An Investigation of the assumptions of self-handicapping
Are Australian pre-service physical education teachers prepared to teach inclusive physical education?; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Assessment of the impact of a workplace intervention to reduce prolonged occupational sitting time; Qualitative Health Research
Book Review of Sport Studies
Caution regarding exergames: a skill acquisition perspective; Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
Coaches' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Use of Weight Control Techniques for Their Athletes; 1999 ICHPER-SD 42nd World Congress - The International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance
Developing Team Cohesion: A Comparison of Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies of U.S. and Australian Sports Coaches; The Journal of Psychology
Effect of standing or walking at a workstation on cognitive function: a randomized counterbalanced trial; Human Factors
Effects of Trait and Situational Self-Handicapping on Competitive Anxiety among Athletes; Current Psychology
Exercise without leaving your desk
Exertime for Tassie cops
Exertime putting physical activity back into the workplace
Exertime: Getting office employees out of their seats and on the move
Fitness Levels and Motoric Skills of Tasmanian School Children; University of Tasmania Press
Fundamental Movement Patterns in Tasmanian Primary School Children; Perceptual and Motor Skills
Getting desk-based employees standing again: Establishing a culture of incidental physical activity in the office environment
Getting the move on for better office workers health
Improving the odds of compliance: using a brief telephone call to decrease pre-treatment attrition in cardiac rehabilitation; Universal Journal of Public Health
Inclusive physical education: Pre-service teachers' views of including pupils with autism and ADHD in physical education; 2014 Hawaii international conference on education
Increasing stair usage in a professional workplace: a test of the efficacy of positive and negative message prompts to change pedestrian choices; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Intentions and Behaviours: Record-keeping practices of pre-service teachers during professional experience; Australian Journal of Teacher 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
Making a stand for office health
Organisational entry into teaching: The role of knowledge acquisition and the relationship with positive outcomes in pre-service HPE teachers; AARE
Participation Motives in Predicting Sport Dropout Among Australian Youth Gymnasts; North American Journal of Psychology
Personal Protective Clothing for Structural Fire-Fighting: Review of the Literature
Physical educators’ efficacy in utilising paraprofessionals in an inclusive setting; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Police on case of exercise project
Project PAUSE (Physical Activity Using Short-Burst Exercise)
Standing up for health
Tas police officers are trialling software aimed at improving health
Tas police trial innovative exercise program aimed at improving health
Tasmanian office police trial new exercise program
Teaching Practices of Sexuality and Relationships Education in Tasmanian Schools
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
The effect of different leisure activities on leisure coping behaviour in older populations; 7th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity
The effect of education on compliance to a workplace health and wellbeing intervention: closing the loop; Universal Journal of Public Health
The effects of clinical Pilates on markers of metabolic, cardiovascular and psychological health; Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference 2010 Research to Practice-Science and Nutrition in Exercise & Sport
The efficacy of Tai Chi in reducing older adults' fall risk factors; Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity Active Aging: focus on Longevity and Physical Activity
The health and wellbeing of QANTAS call centre employees
The safety culture and climate at Aurora
The School Experience Network. A model to an improved practicum; Making teaching public: Reforms in teacher education
The social and functional benefits of low intensity physical activity for older people. The efficacy of Tai Chi for older Australian adults; 7th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity
Time to stand up for desk-bound employees
Towards a measure of gender-related challenges faced by male primary teachers; Australian Journal of Education
University of Tasmania researchers have teamed up with the police department to trial a new computer program that prompts desk workers to do short bursts of exercise throughout the day
Using self-handicaps to protect self-esteem: young peoples' responses to evaluative threat in sport; Universal Journal of Psychology
UTAS Trailblazer Finalist, Second Place
Validation of Several Methods of Estimating Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Young Men; Perceptual and Motor Skills
We should know better – high rates of sedentary behaviours in a University workplace; The Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference
Working with paraprofessionals: Perspectives of physical educationalists about their experiences with paraprofessional support; 2014 Hawaii International Conference on Education
Young peoples' use of self-handicapping when faced with evaluative threat on a physical skill test; 10th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education

Research Projects

Exertime Version 2; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
Project MATCHES: Matching Adherence Treatment to Client Health and Exercise Status; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Exertime Licensable Technology - Royalty Bearing Licence
Increasing non-exercise activity at Kingborough Council
Mapping safe sex teaching in Tasmanian schools
Personal Protective Clothing (PCC) Trial
Project PAUSE: Physical Activity Using Short-Burst Exercise
Tasmanian children physical activity and nutrition survey business case
The Safety Culture at Aurora Project

Research Candidate Supervision

A Model of Supervision for Pre Service Teachers in Human Movement Education
A reconceptualism of professional learning for teachers
An Interactive Computer-based Prompting Can Positively Change Employee's Occupational Sitting Habits to Improve Their Health and Wellbeing
At a Crossroads, Which Way Do I Go? Pre-tertiary or VET, the Students' Perspectives
Beyond Leadership- Extending the Knowledge Dimension
Exposure and Effect- An Investigation Into a Culture of Body Pedagogies 
Haemodynamic Responses to Climate Variations in Healthy Individuals and those with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Leisure Participation and Mental Health in Tasmania- A Lifecycle Approach
The Challenges Faced by Male Classroom Primary School Teachers
The correlation between assertive behaviour and home/away games in CBA basketball.
The Effect of Proactive Inhibition in Maths Education
The professional development of educators through person-centred (executive) coaching
Using Technology to Enhance the Effectiveness of Assessment for Pre-Service Teachers Studying Health and Physical Education