ASPA organisational structure

ASPA Sub-Committee Members

Memberships Committee

Co-chairs: 

  • Verity Cleland (ASPA EC)
  • Nigel Harris, Associate Professor, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Members:

  • Hashi Peiris, Lecturer, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka  
  • Alison Carver, Senior Research Fellow, Australian Catholic University, Australia 
  • Anne-Maree Parrish, Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong, Australia 
  • Steph Chappel, Postdoctoral Researcher, Central Queensland University, Australia 

Early Career Network

Chair:

  • Bridget Foley (ASPA EC)

Members: 

  • Sarah Edney, Post-Doc, Physical Activity & Nutrition Determinants in Asia (PANDA), Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore 
  • Matthew ‘Tepi’ McLaughlin, University of Newcastle, Hunter New England population health & Senior Research Officer, Telethon Kids Institute, Western Australia
  • Louisa Peralta, Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education, University of Sydney 
  • Jessica Seymour, Exercise Physiologist and Health Promotion Officer, Healthy Cities Illawarra 
  • Shariful Islam, Senior Research Fellow, Deakin University 

South-East Asia Committee

Co-Chairs: 

  • Yanping Duan (ASPA EC)
  • Jingdong LIU, Associate Professor, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Members: 

  • Hashi PEIRIS, Lecturer, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka 
  • Wei LIANG, Post-doctoral Fellow, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong 
  • Carman Ka Man LEUNG, Assistant Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
  • Shigeru Inoue, Professor and Chair,  Tokyo Medical University | TMU · Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Communications Committee

Chair:

  • Dr Lisa Mackay, Senior Lecturer, School of Sport & Recreation, Auckland University of Technology (ASPA EC)  

Members:

  • Dr Ashleigh Homer, Research Assistant, Physical Activity Laboratory, Baker Heart & Diabetes Institute  
  • Brittany Swelam, PhD Candidate, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University 
  • Dr Wendy O’Brien, Assistant Lecturer/Laboratory Manager, School of Sport, Exercise & Nutrition, Massey University  
  • Mark Ho, Intern

Partnerships Committee

Co-Chairs:

  • David Dunstan (ASPA EC)
  • Justin Richards

Members: 

  • Nick Gilson, Assoc. Prof. School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, The University of Queensland 
  • Leah Valente, Business Consultant & RA Deakin University 

Advocacy Committee

Chair: 

  • Peter McCue (ASPA EC)

Members: 

  • Matthew ‘Tepi’ McLaughlin, University of Newcastle, Hunter New England population health & Senior Research Officer, Telethon Kids Institute, Western Australia 
  • Associate Professor Simon Rosenbaum, University of New South Wales 
  • Michelle Daly, NSW Ministry of Health 
  • Trevor Shilton, Adjunct Professor, Heart Foundation. 
  • Sam Cassar, Deans Strategic Implementation Science Fellow, Deakin University, School of Exercise & Nut. Sci. 
  • Dr Lindsey Reece, University of Sydney & Office of Sport, NSW 

Scientific Program Committee 

Co-Chairs: 

  • David Lubans (ASPA EC)
  • Erica Hinckson (ASPA EC)

Members: 

  • Professor Corneel Vandelanotte, Central Queensland University (EC member) 
  • Dr Lisa Mackay, Lecturer, School of Sport & Recreation, AUT (EC member) 
  • Kylie Hesketh, Professor, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University 
  • Dr Jordan Smith, Senior Lecturer, Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle 
  • Emiliano Mazzoli, Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University 

Abstract Reviews Committee 

Chair:

  • Corneel Vandelanotte (ASPA EC)

Members:

  • Other committee members are shared with Scientific Program Committee 

SIG Committee

Chair: 

  • Scott Duncan (ASPA EC)

SIG Officers:

  • Harriet Koorts and Sarah Kennedy, Scaling Up Physical Activity SIG (SUPA SIG) 
  • Lisa Barnett and Pierre Comis, Physical Literacy SIG (PL SIG) 
  • Natalie Lander, Nick Riley, Narelle Eather, School-Based Research SIG 

Active Healthy Kids Australia (AHKA) Committee 

Co-Chairs: 

  • Kylie Hesketh
  • David Lubans

Members:

  • Professor Timothy Olds  
  • Professor Grant Tomkinson 
  • A/Prof Nicky Ridgers 
  • Professor Leon Straker 
  • Dr Sjaan Gomersall 
  • Dr Michalis Stylianou 
  • A/Prof Verity Cleland 
  • Dr Lindsey Reece

Founding Executive Committee Members, 2020

All titles and affiliations listed as at the time of the establishment of ASPA. Some affiliations may have changed.

President:
Jo Salmon, Co-Director of the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

Vice-President:
David Dunstan, Head of the Physical Activity laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

Treasurer:
Nicola Ridgers, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

Secretariat:
Trevor Shilton, National Director of Active Living with the National Heart Foundation of Australia, Melbourne, Australia.

Members: 
Corneel Vandelanotte, Head of the Physical Activity Research Group and the 10,000 Steps program at the Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.

David Lubans, School of Education and Theme Lead for school-based research in the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Erica Hinckson, Head of School of Sport and Recreation at the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

Kylie Hesketh, Australian Research Council Future Fellow with the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

Leah Valente, Business Executive in Health Sciences. Melbourne, Australia.

Lindsey Reece, Research Fellow at the School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia.

Lisa Mackay, Lecturer and research development fellow with the School of Sport and Recreation at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

Natasha Schranz, Principal Project Officer, Physical Activity, Prevention and Population Health Directorate, Wellbeing South Australia.

Peter McCue, Executive Manager of Physical Activity and Participation, NSW Office of Sport, Australia.

Sam Cassar, Deakin University’s Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Melbourne, Australia.

Scott Duncan, Head of Department (Physical Activity, Nutrition and the Outdoors), School of Sport and Recreation and Associate Director of the Human Potential Centre, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

Shariful Islam, National Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

Verity Cleland, Associate Professor, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Australia.

Yanping Duan, Assistant Professor of the Department of Sport and Physical Education, Hong Kong Baptist University, South China.