Launch of the new Physical Activity Policies & Environments SIG

Date: 1st March 2024
Time: 11:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Dr Manoj Chandrabose
Location: Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia or ZOOM

ASPA is pleased to invite you to the launch event of the new ‘Physical Activity Policies & Environments’ Special Interest Group.

Date and Time: 1st March 2024, 11.00 AM – 12.00 PM (AEDT)

This event will take place at the Centre for Urban Transitions, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia and will also be accessible via ZOOM.

The primary goal of this Special Interest Group is to establish a platform in the Asia-Pacific region that enables discussions and collaborations across academia, policymakers and practitioners to advance research and advocacy that focus on promoting physical activity through policies and environments. Additionally, it will offer opportunities for capacity building, networking, knowledge sharing via newsletters and webinars, and public engagement through social media.

If your work involves policies or environmental determinants of physical activity, or if you simply have an interest in this area, we invite you to join us for the launch event to learn more.


  • Welcome address and official launch of the new SIG
  • Meet the SIG Leaders: Co-chairs and advisors
  • Year Ahead Roadmap: Dr Manoj Chandrabose
  • Interactive Discussion: Professor Neville Owen
  • Keynote: Professor Takemi Sugiyama, “Transitions from car dependency to active travel: The role of environments and policies”
  • Closing Remarks: Dr Venurs Loh

To view the recording for this event, please head to the Physical Activity Policies & Environments SIG page.