Rob Soward

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Rob Soward

Project Officer

M202 , Newnham Campus

+61402357536 (phone)

Rob Soward has significant leadership and management experience in a variety of capacities; as a senior leader within the Tasmanian Education Department ( 1991-2014), former Deputy Mayor and current Councillor of the City of Launceston ( 2009-present) , and as State Business Development and Client Relations Manager My Pathway ( 2015-2019).Rob is also a former elected Director of My State Financial and brings significant experience as a community leader/volunteer in a number of different community and sporting organisations.   Rob has a lifelong passion for health and wellbeing and has assumed a variety of roles in those areas through his work as a teacher, sports administrator and sports coach.

Career summary


MEd, BEd, Graduate Certificate in Business Studies, Certificate 3 Investigative Services , Tasmanian Teachers Certificate, Commissioner for Declarations ( Tas)


Teaching expertise

Winner of University of Tasmania Teaching Excellence Award.

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Fields of Research

  • Social determinants of health (420606)

Research Objectives

  • Other health (209999)
  • Rural and remote area health (200508)


Total publications


Journal Article

(2 outputs)
2022Jayasinghe SU, Soward RI, Holloway TP, Patterson KAE, Ahuja KDK, et al., 'Why some do but too many don't? Barriers and enablers to physical activity in regional Tasmania - an exploratory, mixed-methods study', BMC Public Health, 22 Article 627. ISSN 1471-2458 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12889-022-13001-6 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jayasinghe SU; Holloway TP; Patterson KAE; Ahuja KDK; Hughes R; Byrne NM; Hills AP


2021Jayasinghe S, Flies EJ, Soward R, Kendal D, Kilpatrick M, et al., 'A spatial analysis of access to physical activity infrastructure and healthy food in regional Tasmania', Frontiers in Public Health, 9 pp. 1-13. ISSN 2296-2565 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.773609 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jayasinghe S; Flies EJ; Kendal D; Kilpatrick M; Holloway TP; Patterson KAE; Ahuja KDK; Hughes R; Byrne NM; Hills AP