In research, as in life, the key is to keep moving
Guiding a nation in the fight against a sedentary lifestyle has
led to Professor Wendy
Brown winning the 2015 Faculty
of Health and Behavioural Sciences Research Translation
A leader in developing the new Australian adult guidelines for
physical activity and sitting time, Professor Brown continues to be
a shining light for the School of Human Movement and
In presenting the award, Faculty Associate Dean (Research) Professor
Christina Lee noted the many areas Professor Brown had
"She has contributed to the development of government policies
and strategies at the national, state and local level," Professor
"Included among these are the National Women's Health Policy
2011 and the Heart Foundation's Blueprint for an Active
"Professor Brown was also lead consultant to the Federal
Government on their update of the National Physical Activity
Guidelines in 2011-2012.
"Furthermore she chaired the National Health and Medical
Research Council Translation Working Group on Obesity in the
development of their Case For Action in 2013-2014."
With a motivation of preventing - or improving the management of
- chronic disease, Professor Brown focuses her research on
measuring, understanding and encouraging physical activity.
The benefits of her work span multiple demographics, influencing
people in specific workplaces, in rural and regional areas, and in
An author of approximately 300 peer-reviewed papers, policy
relevant reports and monographs, Professor Brown is frequently
among the most cited experts in the physical activity field.