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Associate Professor

RHS 117
phone: 2508079679

BIOGRAPHY

My research program focuses on population and community health promotion with a particular concentration on the physical activity behaviours of vulnerable, at risk populations, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, female breast cancer survivors, adolescent girls and “hard to reach” men’s groups (e.g. those that are inactive). This work has a particular emphasis on tailoring and targeting large community-based interventions to meet the specific needs of these populations. Given the focus on community, a large component of my work also involves building strong community relationships with industry partners and local community members.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • 2005 PhD Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
  • 2001 MHK University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • 1999 BHK (Hons) University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

RESEARCH AND TEACHING AREAS

Teaching Areas

  • Physical Activity and Health Promotion
  • Socio-cultural Issues in Physical Activity and Sport
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Community Based Health Promotion Interventions

2010-2011

A literature review on evidence for promoting physical activity for older people and a review of existing international physical activity guidelines for older people. New Zealand Ministry of Health. $60,000 NZ. (co-investigator)

2009-2013

WALK 2.0: Investigating the internal and external validity of Web 2.0 applications in promoting physical activity. NHMRC. $869,000 AUD (co-investigator).

2009-2011

Promotion of physical and psychosocial wellbeing of nurses in a regional Queensland hospital. QNC. $29, 847 AUD (co-investigator).

2009-2012

Effectiveness of strategies to support lifestyle risk modification in men in relation to nutrition and physical activity in an rural setting in Queensland. Queensland Health. $800,000AUD (Co-investigator).

2008-2010

Exploring barriers, challenges and motives for physical activity participation and healthy living behaviours in culturally and linguisitically diverse women (CALD) living in Australia.  CQUniversity Merit Grant. $29,669.00AUD (Principal Investigator)


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Caperchione, C.M., Reid, C., *Sharp. P & Stehmeier, J. (in press). How do management and non-management personnel perceive workplace wellness programs? A qualitative examination. Health Education Journal.

Vandelanotte, C., Stanton, R., Rebar, A.L., Van Itallie A.K., Caperchione, C.M., Duncan, M.J., Savage, T., Rosenkranz, R.R., Kolt, G.S. (in press). Physical activity screening to recruit inactive randomised controlled trial participants: How much is too much? Trials.

Rosenkranz, R.R., Duncan, M.J., Caperchione, C.M., Kolt, G.S., Vandelanotte, C., Maeder, A.J., Savage, T. & Mummery W.K. (in press). Validity of a brief Stages of Change instrument relevant to the physical activity goal of achieving 10,000 steps per day. BMC Public Health.

Caperchione, C.M., *Sharp, P., Bottorff, J.L., Stolp, S., Oliffe, J.L., Johnson, S.T., Jones-Bricker, M., Errey, S., Christian, H., Healy, T., Medhurst, K. & Lamont, S. (2015). The POWERPLAY workplace physical activity and nutrition intervention for men: Study protocol and baseline characteristics. Contemporary Clinical Trials.

Caperchione C.M., Chau, S., Walker, G., Mummery, K. & *Jennings (nee Davies), C. (2015). Gender associated perceptions of barriers and motivators to physical activity participation in South Asian Punjabis living in Western Canada. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 12(5): 686-693.

Caperchione, C., Duncan, M., Vandelanotte, C., Kolt, G., Rosenkranz, R., Maeder, A., Noakes, M., Karunanithi, M. & Mummery, K. (2015). Using RE-AIM Framework to evaluate the impact of disseminating the ManUp Project. Health Promotion International. 1-9 doi: 10.1093/heapro/dav005

Bottorff, J., Seaton, C.L., Johnson, S.T., Caperchione, C.M., Olliffe, J., Rampel, K., Jaffer-Hirji, S. & Tillotson, S.M. (2015). Update and review of physical activity interventions targeting adult men. Sports Medicine. 45(6):775-800. doi: 10.1007/s40279-014-0286-3

Walker, G., Caperchione, C., Mummery, K. & Chau, S. (2015). Examining the Role of Acculturation in the Leisure-Time Physical Activity of South Asians Living in Canada. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 18(2):156-160.

*Jennings, C. A. (nee Davies), Vandelanotte C, Caperchione C.M., Mummery WK. (2014). Effectiveness of a web-based physical activity intervention for adults with Type 2 diabetes-A randomised controlled trial. Preventive Medicine. 60:33-40.

Caperchione, C.M., Kolt, G., Savage, T., Rosenkranz, R., Maeder, A., Duncan, M., Vandelanotte, C., Van Itallie, A., Tague, R. & Mummery, K. (2014). WALK 2.0: Examining the effectiveness of Web 2.0 applications to increase physical activity in a ‘real world’ setting: A trial protocol. BMJ Open. 4(10): e006374.

Brunker, A., Nguyen, Q., Maeder, A.J., Tague, R., Kolt, G.S., Savage, T., Vandelanotte, C., Duncan, M., Van Itallie, A., Caperchione, C.M., Rosenkranz, R.R. & Mummery, W.K. (in press-accepted as a full paper). A Time-based Visualization for Web User Classification in Social Networks. ACM International Conference Proceedings Series

Duncan, M., Vandelanotte, C., Kolt, G., Rosenkranz, R., Caperchione, C., George, E., Karunanithi, M., Maeder, A., Noakes, M., Tague, R., Taylor, P., Viljoen, P. & Mummery, K. (2014). A Randomised Controlled Trial examining the effectiveness of a web- and mobile phone-based intervention to promote physical activity and healthy eating in middle-aged males: Outcomes of the ManUp Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 16(6):e136.

Short CE, Vandelanotte C, Dixon MW, Rosenkranz R, Caperchione C, Hooker C, Karunanithi M, Kolt GS, Maeder A, Ding H, Taylor P, Duncan MJ. (2014). Examining participant engagement in an information technology-based physical activity and nutrition intervention for men: the ManUp randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research-Research Protocol. 3(1).

Caperchione, C., Kolt, G. & Mummery, K. (2013). Examining physical activity service provision to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Australia: What’s on offer? Plos One. 8(4): e62777. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062777

* indicates graduate students