School-Based Research SIG

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School-Based Research SIG

The School-Based Research SIG will provide an integrated research-practice platform by connecting academics, teacher educators, education providers, in-service and pre-service teachers, government, and policy-makers, to better understand, prioritise, advance and ultimately sustain school-based physical activity.

The School-Based Research SIG supports the ASPA goals and aligns directly to a core outcome of the Society to advance the dissemination and implementation of physical activity research into education policy and practice. It provides a rare opportunity to engage, involve and empower current and future educators to inform physical activity research, and collectively, take account of the capacity of physical activity to improve teaching and learning, and advance academic, and health and wellbeing outcomes of students.


 Themes and areas of interest within the School-Based Research SIG may include, but are not limited to:

  • Whole-of-school approaches to physical activity promotion and integration
  • Initial teacher education
  • Pedagogical models and teaching strategies to promote PA
  • Student academic-related outcomes (e.g., cognition, executive function, on-task time)
  • Student health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Student voice (e.g., engagement, enjoyment, satisfaction, connection etc.)
  • Curriculum alignment, design and evaluation
  • Continuing professional development
  • Links to AITSL standards, VIT, NESA, PA policy
  • Research-practice partnerships, co-production, participatory research
  • Research design, measurement, tools and analysis, evaluation


Dr Natalie Lander  (

Dr Nick Riley (

A/Prof Narelle Eather (

A/Prof Scott Duncan (