Prof. Sallis' primary research interests are promoting physical activity and understanding policy and environmental influences on physical activity, sedentary behavior, nutrition, and obesity.
Prof. Sallis has been a pioneer in developing the interdisciplinary study of built environment and physical activity, incorporating such topics as community walkability, design of parks, and facilities for safe bicycling. He co-founded IPEN (International Physical Activity and Environment Network), which is coordinating international studies in over 20 countries.
IHA is pleased to invite colleagues to hear Professor Jim Sallis discuss research from US studies as part of the IHA 2017 Live Long Live Well colloquium series. The series comprises talks from colleagues and collaborators working across a range of disciplines relative to the pursuit of healthy and active ageing.
Prof. Sallis' discussion, on the third Wednesday of May, will focus on The importance of built environments for physical activity and obesity across the lifespan: US studies. He will describe the rationale, methods, and selected results of a series of studies his team conducted on the relation of built environments to physical activity. These studies were based on ecological models, so they included a wide range of potential correlates, including psychological, social, macro-level environments, and micro-level features. The studies were conducted with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults, providing an opportunity to take a life course perspective in examining the results.
Should you wish to attend, please contact IHA as per the details below - to obtain dial-in details for joining the colloquium via A/V link from an ACU location, or via teleconference from another location.
ACU colleagues are encouraged to dial in from a campus A/V meeting room, or by using Polycom Realpresence on their computer desktop. A/V room bookings can be made via Service Now or Servicedesk@acu.edu.au, or by calling 07 3623 7272. The Servicedesk can also assist with Polycom installation on your PC or laptop.
When: 2pm-3pm (AEDT), Wednesday 17th May 2017
Where: Rm 6.02, Level 6, 215 Spring Street Melbourne
Attend: In person, teleconference, or via audio-visual link from an ACU location