Associate Professor Anthony Barnett

Associate Professor
Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program

Associate Professor Anthony Barnett

Areas of expertise: Built environment, psychosocial influences on health related outcomes, free living physical activity measurement methods.

ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2935-653X

Phone: +61(03) 9230 8261

Email: Anthony.Barnett@acu.edu.au

Location: ACU Melbourne Campus

Dr Anthony Barnett is an Associate Professor at the Australian Catholic University with a background in exercise physiology. Current research interests include built environment and psycho-social influences on health-related outcomes across the age range (e.g., physical activity across the spectrum from pre-schoolers to older adults and cognition and depression in older adults). He also has an ongoing research interest in free-living physical activity measurement methods.

Anthony leads the Lifestyle Behaviour Group within iMAP project (international Mind, Activities and urban Places), which is part of the ACU funded Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program. He has authored 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and 6 book chapters. He has been principal or co-investigator on 10 successful grant applications and acted as a reviewer for over 20 academic journals. He has previously worked at Deakin University, University of Hong Kong, Baylor College of Medicine (USA), University of Queensland, The Nottingham Trent University (UK), University of New South Wales and Victoria University.

Select publications

  • Barnett, A., Van Dyck, J. Van Cauwenberg, C. J. P. Zhang, P. C. Lai and E. Cerin (2020). Objective neighbourhood attributes as correlates of neighbourhood dissatisfaction and the mediating role of neighbourhood perceptions in older adults from culturally and physically diverse urban environments. Cities 107.
  • Cain, K. L., J. Salmon, T. L. Conway, E. Cerin, E. Hinckson, J. Mitáš, J. Schipperijn, L. D. Frank, R. M. Anjana, Barnett, J. Dygrýn, M. Z. Islam, J. Molina-García, M. Moran, W. A. M. Wan Muda, A. L. Oyeyemi, R. Reis, M. P. Santos, T. Schmidt, G. M. Schofield, A. Timperio, D. Van Dyck and J. F. Sallis (2021). "International Physical Activity and Built Environment Study of adolescents: IPEN Adolescent design, protocol and measures." BMJ open 11(1): e046636.
  • Carver, A., M. Akram, Barnett, W. Y. Huang, G. Y. Gao, R. R. Mellecker and E. Cerin (2021). "Family, school and individual characteristics associated with adolescents’ physical activity at school in Hong Kong: the iHealt(H) study." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 18(1).
  • Carver, A., M. Akram, Barnett, R. Mellecker and E. Cerin (2020). "Socioeconomic status and physical activity among mothers of young children in an asian city: The mediating role of household activities and domestic help." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17(7).
  • Carver, A., M. Akram, Barnett, R. Mellecker and E. Cerin (2020). "Socioeconomic status and physical activity among mothers of young children in an asian city: The mediating role of household activities and domestic help." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17(7).
  • Cerin, E., Barnett, C. J. P. Zhang, P. C. Lai, C. H. P. Sit and R. S. Y. Lee (2020). "How urban densification shapes walking behaviours in older community dwellers: A cross-sectional analysis of potential pathways of influence." International Journal of Health Geographics 19(1).
  • Cerin, E., D. Van Dyck, C. J. P. Zhang, J. Van Cauwenberg, P. C. Lai and Barnett (2020). "Urban environments and objectively-assessed physical activity and sedentary time in older Belgian and Chinese community dwellers: Potential pathways of influence and the moderating role of physical function." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 17(1).
  • Cerin, E., S. Yin, W. K. Choi, W. Ngan, R. Tham and Barnett (2021). "Development of measures of perceived neighborhood environmental attributes influencing, and perceived barriers to engagement in, healthy behaviors for older chinese immigrants to australia." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18(9).
  • Queralt, A., J. Molina-García, M. Terrón-Pérez, E. Cerin, Barnett, A. Timperio, J. Veitch, R. Reis, A. A. P. Silva, A. Ghekiere, D. Van Dyck, T. L. Conway, K. L. Cain, C. M. Geremia and J. F. Sallis (2021). "Reliability of streetscape audits comparing on‐street and online observations: MAPS-Global in 5 countries." International Journal of Health Geographics 20(1).
  • Van Dyck, D., Barnett, J. Van Cauwenberg, C. J. P. Zhang, C. H. P. Sit and E. Cerin (2020). "Main and interacting effects of physical activity and sedentary time on older adults' BMI: The moderating roles of sociodemographic and environmental attributes." PLoS ONE 15(7 July).
  • Zhang, C. J. P., Barnett, C. H. P. Sit, P. C. Lai, J. M. Johnston, R. S. Y. Lee and E. Cerin (2019). "To what extent does physical activity explain the associations between neighborhood environment and depressive symptoms in older adults living in an Asian metropolis?" Mental Health and Physical Activity 16: 96-104.

Projects

  • iMAP (International Mind, Activities and urban Places in Melbourne Study)
  • International Physical Activity and the Environment Network Adolescent Study

 

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