Baker-Deakin Department of Lifestyle and Diabetes

Research pillar:Implementation

Translating the evidence around the health benefits of increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour into best practice and evaluating effectiveness and policy implications.

Research focus

This research pillar seeks to affect policy and best practice guidelines by developing a better understanding of how to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in the community to improve health and prevent the development of chronic disease. It involves co-design of research with key stakeholders to develop strategies that are tailored for particular community groups, and includes the evaluation of the effectiveness of such strategies. This can inform future co-design efforts, and is an important step to bridging the evidence-to-practice gap.