Improving children’s health through sustainable partnerships

The Institute for Positive Psychology & Education (IPPE) was awarded a $1.3m grant by the National Health and Research Council (NHMRC) to implement a professional development intervention for primary school teachers in NSW. The program is designed to enhance teachers’ confidence and competencies in classroom-based physical activities and school sport delivery in order to increase the time students spend doing moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA).

This project follows the successful iPlay pilot, funded by the NSW Department of Education.


A/Professor Chris Lonsdale, Professors David Lubans and Philip Morgan (University of Newcastle), Professors Jo Salmon and Marjory Moodie (Deakin), Dr Phil Parker (IPPE), Professor Heather McKay (University of British Colombia).

Start Date

1 December 2015.

End Date

30 November 2020.

Funding Body

NHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council) Partnership with Department of Education and Communities, Department of Sport and Recreation, ACHPER, University of Newcastle, Deakin University and the University of British Colombia.



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