David Barnett

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David (Dai) is currently undertaking a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Behavioural Epidemiology after being awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship from the Australian Government. His research consists of two discrete aspects: 1) A methodological investigation into accelerometry issues pertaining to ageing and ethnicity; and 2) An epidemiological investigation into the influence of built environmental attributes on older adults’ habitual physical activity and sedentary behaviour, with a specific focus on Chinese populations and ultra-dense metropolises. He is being principally supervised by Professor Ester Cerin.

Dai completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University’s School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, United Kingdom; graduating with First Class Honours. He then completed a Master of Science degree in Physical Activity and Public Health at The University of Bristol, United Kingdom; graduating with Distinction. There he was also awarded the Virginia Burgoyne Award for Outstanding Departmental Contribution. Both his undergraduate Bachelor’s and postgraduate Master’s research involved accelerometry: the former investigated methodological issues related to epoch manipulation and the achievement of ‘health-enhancing physical activity’ in adults; and the latter investigated correlates of longitudinal change in older adults’ accelerometer-assessed physical activity.



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