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Researcher: Pedersen, SJ (Dr Scott Pedersen)

Fields of Research

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Special Education and Disability
Health Promotion
Preventive Medicine
Human Movement and Sports Science
Health and Community Services
Exercise Physiology
Educational Psychology
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Computer-Human Interaction
Motor Control
Specialist Studies in Education
Gender, Sexuality and Education
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Learning Sciences
Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
Public Health and Health Services
Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Technical, Further and Workplace Education

Research Objectives

Health Education and Promotion
Special Needs Education
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Learner and Learning Processes
Occupational Health
Learner Development
Workforce Transition and Employment
Education and Training
Behaviour and Health
Preventive Medicine
Equity and Access to Education
Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Teacher and Instructor Development
Teaching and Instruction
Nervous System and Disorders
Health Related to Ageing
Gender Aspects of Education
Child Health

Career Best Publications

Deliberate laterality practice facilitates sensory-motor processing in developing children; Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
The effect of an e-health intervention designed to reduce prolonged occupational sitting on mean arterial pressure; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Research Publications

5RM bench press acutely increases medicine ball put distance in trained males and females; ACSM 55th Annual Meeting
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 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 randomised control trial of the cognitive effects of working in a seated as opposed to a standing position in office workers; Ergonomics
A simple CrossMove could help kids' brain development
A special education
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
Ageing and midline crossing inhibition; Laterality: Asymmetries of body, brain and cognitive
An e-health intervention designed to increase workday energy expenditure by reducing prolonged occupational sitting habits; Work
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
Attitudes of Australian primary school teachers towards the inclusion of students with autism spectrum disorders; The Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs
Autism, behavioural flexibility and play-based functional assessment; 45th Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability 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
Caution regarding exergames: a skill acquisition perspective; Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
Community-based physical activity: Helping children of all abilities become lifelong physical activity participants; Tasmania State Australian Council for Health Physical EDucation and Recreation (ACHPER) Conference
Construction and validation of a survey instrument to determine the gender-related challenges faced by pre-service male primary teachers; International Journal of Research & Method in Education
Crossing may help motor skills
Deliberate laterality practice facilitates sensory-motor processing in developing children; Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
Developmentally appropriate physical activity for all children; Tasmania State Australian Council for Health Physical EDucation and Recreation (ACHPER) Conference
Disability, sport and society: an introduction
Effect of standing or walking at a workstation on cognitive function: a randomized counterbalanced trial; Human Factors
Effect of stimulant medication on lower extremity response time of boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Perceptual and Motor Skills
Exercise without leaving your desk
Exergames: good for play time, but should not replace physical education
Exertime for Tassie cops
Exertime putting physical activity back into the workplace
Exertime: Getting office employees out of their seats and on the move
Fractionated lower extremity response time performance in boys with and without ADHD; Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly
Games test sports 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
Ghostman: Augmented reality application for telerehabilitation and remote instruction of a novel motor skill; BioMed Research International
GoalBall Trainer Activity Guide
Higher education teaching in China described by a foreign scholar: Based on the experience of Beijing Normal University; Comparative Education Review
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
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
Lions survivor camp in Las Cruces, New mexico challenges you to be a 'Survivor!'
Listen Up: Goalball for All!
Lower extremity movement preparation and children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly
Lower extremity response time performance in boys with ADHD; Journal of Attention Disorders
Making a stand for office health
Midline crossing movements: A teachable skill for developing children; AARE
MolyPoly: a 3D immersive gesture controlled approach to visuo-spatial learning of organic chemistry; Computer-Human Interaction: Cognitive Effects of Spatial Interaction, Learning, and Ability
Motivation to engage in physical activity in Mexican individuals with disabilities; NAFAPA 2012
My Island Home: Scott Pedersen on why he left the Big Apple
Pedagogical techniques and philosophical issues of APE online courses; National Consortium for physical education and recreation for individuals with disabilities
Physical activity and individuals with disabilities advocacy project; National Consortium for physical education and recreation for individuals with disabilities
Physical educators’ efficacy in utilising paraprofessionals in an inclusive setting; Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Placing a 'CAPE' in Every Georigia School District; Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal
Police on case of exercise project
Project PAUSE (Physical Activity Using Short-Burst Exercise)
Response to Brasic (2007): Psychomotor study of children with ADHD; Perceptual and Motor Skills
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
Test Retest Reliability of Kolb's LSI as a Function of Instruction Specificity; Psychological Reports
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 education on compliance to a workplace health and wellbeing intervention: closing the loop; Universal Journal of Public Health
The effect of stimulant medication on lower extremity response time performance in boys with ADHD; Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience
Thirty seconds of continuous weighted jumping increases power output: A post-activation potentiation response; ACSM 55th Annual Meeting
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
University of Tasmania to focus on preventative health at Launceston forum
Upper and lower extremity processing in boys with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER), International Conference
Using self-handicaps to protect self-esteem: young peoples' responses to evaluative threat in sport; Universal Journal of Psychology
UTAS forum puts preventative health back on the agenda
UTAS Trailblazer Finalist, Second Place
Way of Wii crosses line to better motor skills
We should know better – high rates of sedentary behaviours in a University workplace; The Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference
Wii (not as) Fit as going outside
Working with paraprofessionals: Perspectives of physical educationalists about their experiences with paraprofessional support; 2014 Hawaii International Conference on Education

Research Projects

Exertime Version 2; Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)
The Effects of Laterality Training on Brain Processing in Children; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Increasing non-exercise activity at Kingborough Council
Project PAUSE: Physical Activity Using Short-Burst Exercise

Research Candidate Supervision

An Interactive Computer-based Prompting Can Positively Change Employee's Occupational Sitting Habits to Improve Their Health and Wellbeing
Assessing Behavioural Flexibility in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Play-Based Procedures
At a Crossroads, Which Way Do I Go? Pre-tertiary or VET, the Students' Perspectives
The Challenges Faced by Male Classroom Primary School Teachers
Using Technology to Enhance the Effectiveness of Assessment for Pre-Service Teachers Studying Health and Physical Education
Video-Based Intervention for Individuals with Autism