Collaborating with secondary school students to design active schools

Project supervisor(s)

Professor Jo Salmon

Just one in ten adolescents meet physical activity guidelines, and our research has found that up to 70% of the school day is spent sitting. This project aims to use a co-design approach with secondary school students, teachers and key education and health organisations to develop novel strategies to increase adolescents’ physical activity at school. This could include changes to the school environment, embedding physical activity into the school curriculum, or specific activities during recess and lunch breaks.

Aim of the project

The aim of the project will be to design and test novel approaches for increasing adolescent physical activity across the school day.


Suitable applicants will have an undergraduate degree with Honours in one or more of the following areas: education; population health (including health promotion); health sciences; physical activity and/or exercise and sport science; digital health.


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