Prof Stewart Trost


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PhD (University of South Carolina)

Stewart Trost is a Professor of Physical Activity and Health, in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Trost’s research interests include measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour, psychosocial and environmental correlates of physical activity behaviour, and community-based interventions to promote physical activity and prevent obesity in children and youth. He has served as a consultant on matters related to measurement of physical activity to many domestic and international research groups and public health organizations including the Australian Federal Government, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, US Centers for Disease Control, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Trost headed the scientific committee responsible for drafting the first children’s physical activity recommendations for Australian youth, was a member of the scientific committee for drafting physical activity and screen time recommendations for Australian children under five, and was a member of the CDC panel to establish evidence-based guidelines for physical activity in school aged youth in the United States. In 2012, he served on the USA President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Science Board.  To date, Trost has 140 publications in peer-reviewed research journals, 15 book chapters, and 6 government or agency reports. As a Principal Investigator, he has received extramural funding from the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, and various research foundations totalling $7.9 million. As a PI or co-investigator, he has generated just over $18 million in funding from research grants and contracts.

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Title
Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1101675
Start year
2016
Keywords
Children; Measurement; Obesity; Obesity Related Behaviour
Title
Modelling active play in preschool children using machine learning
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DP150100116
Start year
2015
Keywords
Physical Activity; Neural Networks; Accelerometry
Title
Implementation of Comprehensive Surveillance to PREDICT outcomes for children with Cerebral Palsy
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
APP1077257
Start year
2014
Keywords
Cerebral Palsy Treatments; Brain Development; Outcomes Research; Health Economics; Quality of Life; Neuroscience; Musculoskeletal Disorders
Title
Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Behaviour in Early Childhood: A Group Randomised Controlled Effectiveness Trial
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1062433
Start year
2014
Keywords
Physical Activity; Early Childhood; Intervention; Child Care Centres; Child Behaviour; Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT); Overweight/Obesity; Prevention; Sedentary Behaviour; School Health Promotion
Title
Centre of Research on Sitting Time and Chronic Disease Prevention - Measurement, Mechanisms and Interventions
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1057608
Start year
2013
Keywords
Sedentary Behaviour; Preventive Health; Population Health; Intervention Study; Mechanisms