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Researcher: Patterson, KAE (Dr Kira Patterson)

Fields of Research

Primary Health Care
Health Promotion
Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Health and Community Services
Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy
Exercise Physiology
Community Child Health

Research Objectives

Behaviour and Health
Teacher and Instructor Development
Preventive Medicine
Health Education and Promotion
Child Health
Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Rural Health

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A cross-sectional study of geographic differences in health risk factors among young Australian adults: The role of socioeconomic position; Bmc Public Health
Accumulated exposure to rural areas of residence over the life course is associated with overweight and obesity in adulthood: a 25-year prospective cohort study; Annals of Epidemiology
HealthLit4Kids: A primary school program, crossing boundaries for positive health literacy outcomes; CAPHIA Public Health Teaching & Learning Forum in Cairns
HealthLit4Kids: Responding to a gap in health literacy education; The Health Advocate
How much physical activity should teenagers do, and how can they get enough?
Longitudinal associations between TV viewing and BMI not explained by the 'mindless eating' or 'physical activity displacement' hypotheses among adults; BMC Public Health
UTAS forum puts preventative health back on the agenda
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) in the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program; Teaching Matters 2018

Research Projects

Measuring the impact of Work-Integrated Learning in the Bachelor of Education Health and Physical Education programme; 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)
Understanding urban-rural influences on chronic disease risk factors and mental health in young adults: A five-year prospective study; The Select Foundation (SelF)
Managing training load in talented high school age athletes

Research Candidate Supervision