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Scott Pedersen

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Scott Pedersen

Senior Lecturer, Motor Behaviour
Director, University of Tasmania Active Work Laboratory

Room G218, Building G, Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 3554 (phone)

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Scott.Pedersen@utas.edu.au

Dr Scott Pedersen is a Health and Physical Education Lecturer in the School of Education and Director of the University of Tasmania Active Work Laboratory.The mission of this collaborative lab is to investigate e-health solutions aimed to decrease sedentary behaviour in the workplace.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD (2003) 'Does midline crossing inhibition affect lower extremity response time performance of adolescents with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?', Indiana University, Indiana, USA
  • MS (2000) Indiana University, Indiana, USA
  • MS Ed (1998) Southern Illinois University, Illinois, USA
  • BS (1996) High Point University, North Carolina, USA

Biography

After receiving his PhD in Human Performance from Indiana University (USA) in 2003, Dr. Pedersen began his professional career at New Mexico State University (USA) where he created the school's first inclusive physical activity professional training program designed to educate pre-service physical education, exercise science, and physical therapy students how to accommodate the movement needs of those with developmental disabilities. Since that time Dr Pedersen has been invited to share his knowledge as a visiting lecturer at several universities in Mexico and China.  This led to Dr Pedersen joining the Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania in 2009 as a Health and Physical Education Lecturer, specialising in analysing the motor behaviour of individuals of all abilities.

During his tenure at the University of Tasmania Dr Pedersen has established the University of Tasmania Active Work Laboratory on the Newnham campus. This collaborative research laboratory utilises the expertise of researchers from education, health, exercise science, psychology, and business to address human sedentary behaviour. These researchers recognise that while technology may be the cause for sedentary behaviours in the workplace, the same technology can also be the solution.

Research Themes

Scott's research aligns to the University's Better Health research theme. Studies have linked prolonged sitting with a variety of cardio-metabolic and musculo-skeletal issues. The ubiquity of desktop computer use in the workplace has borne widespread human sedentariness during the workday. The potential for this sitting disease to permeate throughout the day might be inflicting a public health concern.

The University of Tasmania Active Work Laboratory is dedicated to finding healthy alternatives for desk-based workers in an effort to improve their overall health and wellbeing through field-based and clinical trials. Dr. Pedersen built this lab in 2013 to investigate the effects on human health by increasing the amount of movement performed during working hours. This has led us to take a multi-faceted approach to answering this question.

Our research utilizes a socio-ecological theoretical foundation, as well as elements of protection motivation theory, to investigate if we change the built environment of a typical office space and simultaneously educate desk-based workers about the health problems associated with prolonged sitting, will this facilitate healthy human movement experiences during the workday.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • National Consortium on Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (USA)

Administrative expertise

  • WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, Editorial Board Member

Teaching

Motor Behaviour, Motor Learning, Motor Development, Inclusive Physical Activity

Teaching expertise

Dr Pedersen is a nationally (USA) certified adapted physical educator who has taught in a range of educational settings from preschool inclusive physical education to segregated adult sheltered workshop fitness programs. Through these varied experiences Dr. Pedersen has shaped his teaching philosophy for empowering individuals of all abilities to enjoy lifetime physical activity participation.

Dr Pedersen's teaching philosophy is predicated on four principles:

  1. That all individuals deserve developmentally-appropriate, physical activity instruction;
  2. That community-based physical activity and lifelong learning should be the framework for physical education curricula design;
  3. That an inclusive physical education class is a supportive, yet challenging environment for all of its students; and
  4. Practitioners need high-quality training and sustained support to achieve this vision.

Teaching responsibility

Research Invitations

Invited by the Tasmanian Government to measure the influence of my e-health solution, Exertime, on the workplace health behaviours of all desk-based government employees (2010).

Exertime is licensable technology available through UTAS commercialisation. Click here to learn more.

View more on Dr Scott Pedersen in WARP

Expertise

  • Workplace Health Promotion
  • Motor Behavior
  • Inclusive Physical Activity

Awards

  • 2010 UTAS Trailblazer Finalist, Runner-up

Collaboration

In response to TV programmes like the Biggest Loser, Dr Pedersen and colleagues decided that the public's' view of what they need to do to achieve a health benefit from being involved in physical activity was skewed towards the 'huff and puff' theatrics of these shows and the aggressive approach used by their personnel.

“We felt such a view turned the majority of people away from attempting to participate in physical activity. In fact, it was these very people who would benefit the most from participating in some form of physical activity”. This led to the postulation that people could achieve health gains by simply increasing their movement during the workday. Consequently, Dr. Pedersen and colleagues developed a workplace e-health solution designed to appeal to the majority of the population. They called the solution, Exertime.

In 2010, Dr Pedersen collaborated with Tasmania Department of Police and Emergency Management and the Tasmanian Government through the Healthy@Work grant scheme to implement Project PAUSE (Physical Activity Using Short-burst Exercise), a collaborative scientific study to test the effects of movement breaks on desk-based workers. This project has produced several peer-reviewed research papers that demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach to improve the workplace health culture.

We are currently seeking national collaborative partners from both government and industry so that we may investigate the utility of this e-health solution on a broader population, and to ultimately improve the workplace health culture for all Australians.

Current projects

University of Tasmania Active Work Laboratory (UTAWL)

The UTAWL was built in 2013 to clinically investigate how increasing the amount of movement performed throughout the day effects health. Workplaces are increasingly acknowledged as having a crucial role to play in the health and wellbeing of working adults. Studies have shown that there is a detrimental association between prolonged occupational sitting time and employee health. Thus, one way of improving the health and wellbeing for employees' who spend large amounts of time sitting because of their occupations is to promote an increase in their movement during the workday.

The first project to emanate from this laboratory was the Exertime project, a field-based, workplace e-health solution that encourages employees to engage in movement breaks during work hours. This desktop application is designed to prompt workers with suggestions for low-impact activities that can be completed in and around the office. Activities range in difficulty to cater for everyone's level of fitness and do not require any additional equipment. To read more about this innovative workplace e-health initiative please view the Exertime webpage. To read more about the current research projects in the Active Work Lab visit the webpage.

Fields of Research

  • Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
  • Physical Education and Development Curriculum and Pedagogy (130210)
  • Special Education and Disability (130312)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Education (139999)
  • Human Movement and Sports Science (110699)
  • Preventive Medicine (111716)
  • Exercise Physiology (110602)
  • Educational Psychology (170103)
  • Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
  • Curriculum and Pedagogy (130299)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
  • Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
  • Learning Sciences (130309)
  • Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance (170112)
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators (130313)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Specialist Studies in Education (130399)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology (110308)
  • Neurosciences (110999)
  • Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education (130302)
  • Technical, Further and Workplace Education (130108)

Research Objectives

  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Special Needs Education (939907)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Learner Development (930103)
  • Occupational Health (920505)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Workforce Transition and Employment (939908)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Equity and Access to Education (939903)
  • Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) (920599)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Health (929999)
  • Teaching and Instruction (930299)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Nervous System and Disorders (920111)
  • Child Health (920501)

Publications

Several of my e-health solution publications are available online for open access. Please follow the links.

Total publications

71

Highlighted publications

(2 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Journal ArticleMainsbridge C, Cooley PD, Fraser SP, Pedersen SJ, 'The effect of an e-health intervention designed to reduce prolonged occupational sitting on mean arterial pressure', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 56, (11) pp. 1189-1194. ISSN 1536-5948 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000243 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Mainsbridge C; Cooley PD; Fraser SP

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2014Journal ArticlePedersen S, 'Deliberate laterality practice facilitates sensory-motor processing in developing children', Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 19, (2) pp. 136-148. ISSN 1740-8989 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2012.726983 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1

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Journal Article

(28 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, Cruickshank VJ, 'Caution regarding exergames: a skill acquisition perspective', Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 22, (3) pp. 246-256. ISSN 1742-5786 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2016.1176131 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cooley PD; Cruickshank VJ

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2016Mainsbridge CP, Cooley D, Fraser SP, Pedersen SJ, '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, 9, (2) pp. 221-237. ISSN 1753-8351 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1108/IJWHM-01-2015-0005 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mainsbridge CP; Cooley D; Fraser SP

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2016Pedersen SJ, Kitic CM, Bird ML, Mainsbridge CP, Cooley PD, 'Is self-reporting workplace activity worthwhile? Validity and reliability of occupational sitting and physical activity questionnaire in desk-based workers', Bmc Public Health, 16 Article 836. ISSN 1471-2458 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3537-4 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kitic CM; Bird ML; Mainsbridge CP; Cooley PD

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2016Russell BA, Summers MJ, Tranent PJ, Palmer MA, Cooley PD, et al., 'A randomised control trial of the cognitive effects of working in a seated as opposed to a standing position in office workers', Ergonomics, 59, (6) pp. 737-744. ISSN 0014-0139 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00140139.2015.1094579 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Russell BA; Summers MJ; Tranent PJ; Palmer MA; Cooley PD

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2016Bantoft C, Summers MJ, Tranent PJ, Palmer MA, Cooley PD, et al., 'Effect of standing or walking at a workstation on cognitive function: a randomized counterbalanced trial', Human Factors, 58, (1) pp. 140-149. ISSN 0018-7208 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0018720815605446 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Summers MJ; Tranent PJ; Palmer MA; Cooley PD

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2015Bird M-L, Shing C, Mainsbridge C, Cooley D, Pedersen S, 'Activity behaviors of university staff in the workplace: a pilot study', Journal of Physical Activity & Health pp. 1-17. ISSN 1543-3080 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2014-0259 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Bird M-L; Shing C; Mainsbridge C; Cooley D

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2015Cruickshank V, Pedersen S, Hill A, Callingham R, '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, 38, (2) pp. 184-199. ISSN 1743-727X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2014.914165 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cruickshank V; Hill A; Callingham R

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2014Chinthammit W, Merritt T, Pedersen S, Williams A, Visentin D, et al., 'Ghostman: Augmented reality application for telerehabilitation and remote instruction of a novel motor skill', BioMed Research International, 2014 Article 646347. ISSN 2314-6141 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1155/2014/646347 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Chinthammit W; Merritt T; Williams A; Visentin D; Rowe RS

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2014Cooley P, Pedersen S, Mainsbridge C, 'Assessment of the impact of a workplace intervention to reduce prolonged occupational sitting time', Qualitative Health Research, 24, (1) pp. 90-101. ISSN 1552-7557 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1049732313513503 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Cooley P; Mainsbridge C

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2014Cooley PD, Pedersen SJ, 'Using self-handicaps to protect self-esteem: young peoples' responses to evaluative threat in sport', Universal Journal of Psychology, 2, (2) pp. 95-102. ISSN 2332-3485 (2014) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.13189/ ujp.2014.020207 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cooley PD

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2014Mainsbridge C, Cooley PD, Fraser SP, Pedersen SJ, 'The effect of an e-health intervention designed to reduce prolonged occupational sitting on mean arterial pressure', Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 56, (11) pp. 1189-1194. ISSN 1536-5948 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000243 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Mainsbridge C; Cooley PD; Fraser SP

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2014Pedersen S, 'Deliberate laterality practice facilitates sensory-motor processing in developing children', Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 19, (2) pp. 136-148. ISSN 1740-8989 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/17408989.2012.726983 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1

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2014Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, Hernandez K, 'Are Australian pre-service physical education teachers prepared to teach inclusive physical education?', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39, (8) pp. 53-62. ISSN 1835-517X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n8.4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Cooley PD; Hernandez K

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2014Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, Mainsbridge C, 'An e-health intervention designed to increase workday energy expenditure by reducing prolonged occupational sitting habits', Work, 49 pp. 289-295. ISSN 1051-9815 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/WOR-131644 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16

Co-authors: Cooley PD; Mainsbridge C

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2014Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, Rottier CR, 'Physical educators' efficacy in utilising paraprofessionals in an inclusive setting', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39, (10) pp. 1-15. ISSN 1835-517X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2014v39n10.1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Cooley PD

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2013Cooley P, Kubitz K, Pedersen S, Williams A, 'Improving the odds of compliance: using a brief telephone call to decrease pre-treatment attrition in cardiac rehabilitation', Universal Journal of Public Health, 1, (2) pp. 20-25. ISSN 2331-8880 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2013.010202 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cooley P; Williams A

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2013Shaw SG, Pedersen S, Cooley P, Callingham RA, 'Intentions and Behaviours: Record-keeping practices of pre-service teachers during professional experience', Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 38, (6) pp. 71-87. Article 5. ISSN 1835-517X (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2013v38n6.3 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Shaw SG; Cooley P; Callingham RA

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2013Smith L, Pedersen S, Cooley P, 'The effect of education on compliance to a workplace health and wellbeing intervention: closing the loop', Universal Journal of Public Health, 1, (3) pp. 97-102. ISSN 2331-8880 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.13189/ujph.2013.010308 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cooley P

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2013Cooley P, Pedersen S, 'A pilot study of increasing nonpurposeful movement breaks at work as a means of reducing prolonged sitting', Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2013 pp. 1-8. ISSN 1660-4601 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1155/2013/128376 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14

Co-authors: Cooley P

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2011Pedersen SJ, 'Higher education teaching in China described by a foreign scholar: Based on the experience of Beijing Normal University', Comparative Education Review, 6, (257) pp. 87-90. ISSN 1003-7667 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2008Martinez DM, Pedersen SJ, 'Placing a 'CAPE' in Every Georigia School District', Georgia Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal, (41) pp. 28-32. (2008) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2008Pedersen SJ, 'Response to Brasic (2007): Psychomotor study of children with ADHD', Perceptual and Motor Skills, 106, (3) pp. 891-892. ISSN 0031-5125 (2008) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.2466/PMS.106.3.891-892 [eCite] [Details]

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2008Pedersen SJ, Surburg PR, 'Lower extremity movement preparation and children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder', Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 25, (1) pp. 36-48. ISSN 0736-5829 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/apaq.25.1.36 [eCite] [Details]

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2007Pedersen SJ, Heath M, Surburg PR, 'Lower extremity response time performance in boys with ADHD', Journal of Attention Disorders, 10, (4) pp. 343-349. ISSN 1087-0547 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1087054706292112 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2005Pedersen SJ, Surburg PR, 'Effect of stimulant medication on lower extremity response time of boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder', Perceptual and Motor Skills, 101, (2) pp. 401-407. ISSN 0031-5125 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2466/PMS.101.6.401-407 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2005Pedersen SJ, Surburg PR, Brechue WF, 'Ageing and midline crossing inhibition', Laterality: Asymmetries of body, brain and cognitive, 10, (3) pp. 279-294. ISSN 1357-650X (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13576500442000085 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2004Coker C, Pedersen SJ, 'Test Retest Reliability of Kolb's LSI as a Function of Instruction Specificity', Psychological Reports, (95) pp. 180-182. ISSN 0033-2941 (2004) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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2004Pedersen SJ, Surburg PR, Heath M, Koceja DM, 'Fractionated lower extremity response time performance in boys with and without ADHD', Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly , 21, (4) pp. 315-329. ISSN 0736-5829 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/apaq.21.4.315 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Chinthammit W, Yoo SJ, Parker C, Turland S, Pedersen S, et al., '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, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, T Wyerd, P Calder, H Shen (ed), Switzerland, pp. 153-170. ISBN 978-3-319-16939-2 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-16940-8 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Chinthammit W; Turland S

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2012Pedersen S, Mainsbridge C, Cooley P, 'Interventions and Best Practices', Engaging Wellness: Corporate wellness programs that work, Corporate Health and Wellness Association, R Stephano & J Edelheit (ed), United States, pp. 282-293. ISBN 978-1-61369-002-4 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Mainsbridge C; Cooley P

Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Pedersen SJ, 'Disability, sport and society: an introduction', Sport, Education and Society, 14, (3) pp. 371 - 382. (2009) [Review Single Work]

DOI: 10.1080/13573320903057364 [eCite] [Details]

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Conference Publication

(15 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Bird M-L, Shing C, Cooley PD, Mainsbridge C, Pedersen SJ, 'We should know better - high rates of sedentary behaviours in a University workplace', The Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference, 17-20 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bird M-L; Shing C; Cooley PD; Mainsbridge C

2014Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, Hernandez KL, 'Inclusive physical education: Pre-service teachers' views of including pupils with autism and ADHD in physical education', Proceedings of the 2014 Hawaii international conference on education, 5 - 8 January 2014, Hawaii, USA, pp. 1-14. ISSN 1541-5880 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cooley PD; Hernandez KL

2014Cooley PD, Pedersen SJ, Rottier C, 'Working with paraprofessionals: Perspectives of physical educationalists about their experiences with paraprofessional support', Proceedings of the 2014 Hawaii international conference on education, 5 - 8 January 2014, Hawaii, USA, pp. 1-25. ISSN 1541-5880 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Cooley PD

2012Nunez-Enriques O, Soto-Valenzuela C, DeLeon L, Carrasco-Legleu C, Urita-Sanchez O, et al., 'Motivation to engage in physical activity in Mexican individuals with disabilities', Proceedings of the 2012 NAFAPA conference, 11-13 October 2013, United States of America, pp. 87. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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2011Mainsbridge C, Cooley P, Pedersen S, Fraser S, Cosgrove M, 'The effect of a computer-based workplace health and wellbeing program on workplace health culture', Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, 27 November - 1 December 2011, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-14. ISSN 1324-9320 (2011) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Mainsbridge C; Cooley P; Fraser S

2010Ollington N, Hay I, Abbott-Chapman J, Pedersen SJ, Sigafoos J, 'Autism, behavioural flexibility and play-based functional assessment', Seeking Excellence: Conference Handbook of the 45th Australasian Society for the Study of Intellectual Disability Conference, 29 September - 1 October 2010, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 13, 46. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ollington N; Hay I; Abbott-Chapman J; Sigafoos J

2010Pedersen SJ, 'Community-based physical activity: Helping children of all abilities become lifelong physical activity participants', Making Connections through Health, Wellbeing and Physical Activity, 2 July 2010, Rokeby, Tasmania (2010) [Conference Extract]

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2010Pedersen SJ, Young MN, 'Midline crossing movements: A teachable skill for developing children', AARE 2010 Conference Proceedings, 28 November - 2 December 2010, Melbourne EJ (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Young MN

2009Pedersen S, Swabey K, 'Upper and lower extremity processing in boys with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder', Creating Active Futures, 7-10 July 2009, QUT, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 245-256. ISBN 978-1-74107-286-0 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Swabey K

2009Pedersen SJ, 'Developmentally appropriate physical activity for all children', Making Connections through Health, Wellbeing and Physical Activity, 3 July 2009, Launceston, Tasmania (2009) [Conference Extract]

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2008Arnhold B, Zittel L, Pedersen SJ, 'Physical activity and individuals with disabilities advocacy project', Continuing to Open the Advocacy Umbrella, 17 - 19 July 2008, Reston, Virginia, United States, pp. 2. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Berning J, Mallander S, Pedersen SJ, Adams KJ, DeBeliso M, et al., 'Thirty seconds of continuous weighted jumping increases power output: A post-activation potentiation response', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, May 2008, United States, pp. 259. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2008Mallander S, Berning J, Pedersen SJ, Adams KJ, DeBeliso M, et al., '5RM bench press acutely increases medicine ball put distance in trained males and females', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, May 2008, United States, pp. 259. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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2007Pedersen SJ, Folsom-Meek S, French R, 'Pedagogical techniques and philosophical issues of APE online courses', Proceedings of the National Consortium for physical education and recreation for individuals with disabilities, 8 - 10 July 2007, Reston, Virginia, United States, pp. 4. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2003Pedersen SJ, Surburg PR, Heath M, Koceja DM, 'The effect of stimulant medication on lower extremity response time performance in boys with ADHD', Neuroscience 2003, 8 - 12 November 2003, New Orleans, pp. 1. (2003) [Conference Extract]

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Other Creative Work

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Martinez D, Pedersen SJ, 'GoalBall Trainer Activity Guide', Sportime, USA, pp. 6 (2009) [Catalogue]

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Other Public Output

(24 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, 'Getting desk-based employees standing again: Establishing a culture of incidental physical activity in the office environment', Corporate Wellness Magazine, Online, 1, Jan 11, 2012, pp. 1 - 2. (2012) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Cooley PD

2011Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, 'Tas police trial innovative exercise program aimed at improving health', Southern Cross Nightly News, Southern Cross, Tasmania, 1 (2011) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Cooley PD

2011Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, 'Police on case of exercise project', The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, 21 April 2011, p. 21. (2011) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Cooley PD

2011Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, 'Making a stand for office health', The Advocate, Devonport, Tasmania, 23 April 2011, p. 9. (2011) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Cooley PD

2011Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, 'Getting the move on for better office workers health', The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, 21 April 2011, p. 22. (2011) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Cooley PD

2011Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, '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', ABC Radio, Hobart, Tasmania, 12 April 2010 (2011) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Cooley PD

2011Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, 'Standing up for health', WomenPolice, International Association of Women Police, Canada, June/August 2011, p. 24. (2011) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Cooley PD

2011Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, Mainsbridge C, 'Exertime: Getting office employees out of their seats and on the move', Workplace Issues, Workcover Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, December 2010, p. 30. (2011) [Media Interview]

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Co-authors: Cooley PD; Mainsbridge C

2011Pedersen SJ, 'Way of Wii crosses line to better motor skills', The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, 12 January 2010 (2011) [Media Interview]

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2010Cooley PD, Pedersen SJ, 'Project PAUSE (Physical Activity Using Short-Burst Exercise)', Chronic Conditions Clinical Network Newsletter, Department of Health and Human Services, Hobart, Tasmania, 1, November, 2010, p. 7. (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Cosgrove M, Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, 'Exertime putting physical activity back into the workplace', Healthy@Work, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Hobart, Tasmania, 1, 1, p. 1. (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Pedersen SJ, 'Crossing may help motor skills', Science Alert, http://www.sciencealert.com.au, 1 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Pedersen SJ, 'A simple CrossMove could help kids' brain development', Unitas, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 337, March, 2010, p. 6. (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Pedersen SJ, 'Games test sports skills', The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, 9 January 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, 'Tasmanian office police trial new exercise program', The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, 13 April 2010, p. 7. (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, 'Time to stand up for desk-bound employees', The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, 13 April 2010, p. 43. (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, 'Exertime for Tassie cops', Unitas, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, 339 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, 'Exercise without leaving your desk', ABC News, http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/04/12/2..., 12 April 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, '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', ABC News, Hobart, Tasmania, 12 April 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, 'Tas police officers are trialling software aimed at improving health', WIN News, Hobart, Tasmania, 12 April 2010 (2010) [Media Interview]

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2010Pedersen SJ, Cooley PD, Mainsbridge C, 'UTAS Trailblazer Finalist, Second Place' (2010) [Award]

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2008Pedersen SJ, Geer LC, 'Listen Up: Goalball for All!', Palaestra, McDonough Democrat, Inc., US, 24, 1 (2008) [Magazine Article]

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2006Pedersen SJ, 'A special education', Athletic Business Magazine, http://athleticbusiness.com/articles/article.aspx?, 1 January 2006 (2006) [Media Interview]

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2006Pedersen SJ, 'Lions survivor camp in Las Cruces, New mexico challenges you to be a 'Survivor!'', Hands & Voices communicator, Hands & VOices, Denver, Colorado, IX, 2, p. 15. (2006) [Magazine Article]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

4

Total funding

$121,567

Projects

Increasing non-exercise activity at Kingborough Council (2013)$2,049
Description
The consultancy will involve the delivery of a workplace health and wellness intervention with the Kingborough Council. The main focus of the consultancy will involve: 1) implement custom computer generated prompt software that reminds employees engaged in desk-based work to take part in short-bursts of exercise; 2) undertake induction session for staff; 3) undertake a six month evaluation of the intervention by documenting and reporting on changes in the health status of Kingborough Council employees.
Funding
Kingborough Council ($2,049)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cooley PD; Pedersen SJ
Year
2013
Exertime Version 2 (2011)$76,445
Description
Improving the workplace health of desk-based employees across all Tasmanian Government agencies through the delivery of our e-health solution, Exertime. Participants entered a yearlong study to test the effects of the solution on blood pressure, self-reported health, daily energy expenditure, and overall experience in the program.
Funding
Department of Premier and Cabinet ($76,445)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Pedersen SJ; Cooley PD
Year
2011
Project PAUSE: Physical Activity Using Short-Burst Exercise (2010)$36,389
Funding
Department of Police and Emergency Management [TAS] ($36,389)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Cooley PD; Pedersen SJ
Year
2010
The Effects of Laterality Training on Brain Processing in Children (2009)$6,684
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,684)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Pedersen SJ
Year
2009

Research Supervision

The University of Tasmania Active Work Laboratory has a wide range of ongoing research projects in line with the mission of the laboratory. Students interested in pursuing postgraduate study in this area are encouraged to contact Dr. Pedersen to discuss potential projects.

Current

4

Completed

3

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Challenges Faced By Male Primary Teachers2012
PhDTeachers' Attitudes Toward the Inclusion of Students with autism spectrum disorder at Levels 1,2 & 32015
PhDInclusive Education in Practice in Australia and Teacher Preparedness: A lesson for Ghana2016
PhDTo measure school-based character and values education programs and develop an understanding of the relationship between character strengths/values and adolescent developmental outcomes2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThe Effect of a Workplace Intervention Designed to Interrupt Prolonged Occupational Sitting on the Health of Desk-based Employees
Candidate: Casey Peter Mainsbridge
2016
PhDAssessing Behavioural Flexibility in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Play-Based Procedures
Candidate: Nadia Daniela Ollington
2012
PhDVideo-Based Intervention for Individuals with Autism
Candidate: Christopher Stephen Rayner
2011