Dr Joseph Scott - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Joseph Scott

PhD UON, BHPE(Sec) UON, BTeach UON

  • Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy
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MB A.1.89
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Moreton Bay
Dr Joseph Scott

Dr Joseph Scott is a former Secondary Health and Physical Education teacher and is an experienced teacher educator. Dr Scott completed his PhD within the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle. His PhD research focused on the behavioural aspects and optimum protocols for measuring physical activity in adolescents. Dr Scott has extensive experience in assessing physical activity both subjectively (with self-report questionnaires); and objectively (with pedometers and accelerometers) for populations in free-living environments. He has deep knowledge and expertise in the use of research-grade accelerometers including the ActiGraph GTX3+, GT9X-BT and the GENEActiv. His research uses physical activity monitoring devices (such as: pedometers and accelerometers) promote physical activity, accurately measure activity, test randomised control trials and evaluate physical activity interventions to improve the overall health of the young people. He has always been passionate about promoting physical and mental health in children and adolescents and empowering them to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

On completion of his PhD he undertook a Lecturer position at Edith Cowan University’s School of Education where he was Head of Early Childhood and Primary Health and Physical Education. Dr Scott is currently a Lecturer in Curriculum and Pedagogy (Health and Physical Education) at the University of Sunshine coast within the School of Education and Tertiary Access. Dr Scott’s research continues to focus on multifaceted approaches to promoting the physical and mental health of children and adolescents with particular research interests including: physical activity; mental health, physical literacy; Physical Education (PE) (pedagogy and curriculum); sun safety and nutrition education. His work has been published in high-impact prestigious peer-reviewed international journals such as: European Physical Education Review, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Journal of Sports Sciences, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health and Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. In addition to keynote and symposium presentations, Dr Scott has presented his research at leading national and international conferences in his field. Dr Scott is accredited to supervise both Master’s and PhD research higher degree students.

Dr Scott has strong engagement with community and professional associations and is also President of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation: Western Australia (ACHPER WA) which is the largest professional association for HPE teachers in WA.

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Professional Memberships

  • President – Australian Council for Health, Physical Education Western Australia (ACHPER WA)
  • Member – Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER Australia)
  • Member - Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition (PRCPAN), The University of Newcastle

Awards/Fellowships

  • 2020. Nomination for best co-published paper with an ECU School of Education team, Inaugural Research Awards School of Education, Edith Cowan University
  • 2020. Discipline Merit Award (Teaching and Research), School of Education, Edith Cowan University 
  • 2017. Award of Excellence Reviewer Recommendation, PhD Thesis, University of Newcastle

Recent National and International Conference presentations 

  • Scott J. J. (2020). Connecting physical and mental health: supporting children and adolescents through COVID-19. ACHPER WA state conference 2020. Perth, WA. (Invited oral)
  • Scott J. J. (2020). Protecting our kids: Targeting primary preservice teachers to improve school approaches to UV protection. National Preventative Health Conference 2020, Public Health Association of Australia, Perth, WA. (Oral)
  • Scott J. J. (2019). Physical activity that strengthens children’s muscles and bones. ACHPER WA State Conference, Perth, Australia. (Invited oral)
  • Scott, J. J., Gray, E., Darby, J., Blane, S., Strickland, M. (2019) Reducing children's ultraviolet radiation exposure and risk of developing skin cancer: Primary school teachers’ influential role to affect change. 14th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference. Perth, Australia. (Invited oral, paper presentation)
  • Scott J. J. (2018). Developing physical literacy internationally: A contention between sporting based and movement education approaches. International Conference of Sport Science, Health in Elementary Education. Bandung, Indonesia (Invited Keynote)
  • Scott J. J. (2018). Physical literacy: Sporting- versus movement-based PE in primary schools: We are not sports coaches, we are health and physical education teachers! ACHPER WA State Conference, Perth, Australia. (Invited oral, paper presentation)
  • Scott, J. J., Morgan, P. J., Plotnikoff, R. C., Trost, S. G., & Lubans, D. R. (2012). Pedometer protocols for measuring physical activity: An examination of reactivity, tampering and perceptions among adolescents, International Congress of Health and Physical Activity. Sydney, Australia (Paper presentation)
  • Scott, J. J., Hansen, V. Morgan, P. J., Plotnikoff, R. C., & Lubans, D. R (2015). Young Peoples' Perceptions of the Objective Physical Activity Monitoring Process: A Qualitative Exploration, Symposium presentation. International Congress of Diet and Physical Activity Measurement. Brisbane, Australia. (Invited Symposium)

Research Grants

Grant/Project name

Investigators

Funding body & A$ value

Year(s)

Focus (of research grant)

School Standards and Curriculum Authority Funding / Teaching, learning and assessment teacher support resources exemplifying how to use the Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline to plan and assess in Pre-primary to Year 2

Barblett, L., Knaus, M., Scott., J. J., Dazz, R., Roberts, P., Ruscoe, A., Nociti, N., Franks, D., Menzel, L., Boylan, F., Adkin, B., Boron, J., Lovering, C., Wintoneak, V.,

School Standards and Curriculum Authority, Western Australian Government Funding Grant, $49,000

2020

Curriculum development and research grant

Physical literacy and policy alignment in sport and education in Australia

Scott, J. J., Hill, S., Barwood, D., Penney, D.,

Edith Cowan University, $5,000

2020

Open access research funding grant

Investigating primary preservice teachers’ ultraviolet radiation awareness and perceived ability to teach sun safety

Scott, J. J., Jonhston, R., Gray, E., Darby, J., Blane, S., Strickland, M.

Edith Cowan University, $5,000

2020

Open access research funding grant

Protecting our kids: Targeting primary preservice teachers to improve school approaches to UV protection

Scott, J. J., Jonhston, R., Gray, E., Darby, J., Blane, S., Strickland, M.

Edith Cowan University, $3,000

2020

Edith Cowan University, School research initiative funding travel grant

Physical literacy in Health and Physical Education: A national focus

Scott, J. J., Hill, S., Barwood, D., Penney, D.,

Edith Cowan University

$5,000

2019

Edith Cowan University, School research initiative funding travel grant

Healthy smartphone use for adolescents in Western Australia

Johnson N., Costello, L., Scott, J. J., Metse, A., Darby J., Hawk, D

Edith Cowan University

$25,114

2019

Strategic research funding

Reducing children's risk of developing skin cancer: Strengthening the approach to sun protection in WA primary schools

Scott, J. J., Gray, E., Darby, J., Blane, S., Strickland, M

Edith Cowan University

$14,968

 

2019-2020

Early career researcher grant

Assessment of physical activity in adolescents: protocols, compliance and participant perceptions

Scott, J. J., Morgan, P. J., Plotnikoff, R. C., & Lubans, D. R.

University of Newcastle, Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition

$5,000

2011-2012

Seed funding research grant

Research areas

  • Physical activity
  • Physical literacy
  • Physical and mental health in children and adolescents
  • Health and Physical Education (HPE)
  • Curriculum, pedagogy & teacher education

Teaching areas

  • ECU368 Teaching Junior Secondary HPE (Undergraduate)
  • ECU743 Teaching Junior Secondary HPE (Masters)
  • EDU369 Teaching Senior Secondary HPE (Undergraduate)
  • EDU744 Teaching Senior Secondary HPE (Masters)

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Publications

Scott, J. J., Hill, S., Barwood, D., Penney, D., (2020). Physical literacy and policy alignment in sport and education in Australia, European Physical Education Review. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1177/1356336X20947434

Scott, J. J., Jonhston, R., Gray, E., Darby, J., Blane, S., Strickland, M. (2020). Investigating primary preservice teachers’ ultraviolet radiation awareness and perceived ability to teach sun safety, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.401         

Scott J. J. (2020). Pedometers for Measuring Physical Activity in Children and Adolescents, The Routledge International Handbook on Paediatric Physical Activity (Chapter 15). 315-329. T. Brusseau, S. Fairclough, and D.R. Lubans, Editors, New York. Routledge, https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003026426         

Scott, J. J. (2019). Movement- versus sporting-based physical education in elementary schools: Does either ensure quality? UPI Indonesia: Mimbar Sekolah Dasar (Primary Teacher Education Journal). 6(2), 267-276. https://doi.org/10.17509/mimbar-sd.v6i2.17432         

Scott, J. J., Hansen, V. Morgan, P. J., Plotnikoff, R. C., & Lubans, D. R (2018). Young Peoples' Perceptions of the Objective Physical Activity Monitoring Process: A Qualitative Exploration, Health Education Journal. 77(1), 3-14. https://doi.org/10.1177/0017896917734576         

Scott, J. J., Rowlands, A. V., Morgan, P. J., Plotnikoff, R. C., & Lubans, D. R (2017). Comparability and feasibility of wrist- and hip-worn accelerometers in free-living adolescents, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 20(12), 1101–1106. 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.04.017   

Non-Traditional Publications/Media Appearance

2020. ECU launches study into Pandemic Impact on Children’s Wellbeing, ECU news. 

2019. Climate Health WA Inquiry: Individual submission, Government of WA, Department of Health. 

2019. Climate Health WA Inquiry: Group submission Edith Cowan University, Government of WA Department of Health.

Research raises fears new teachers are not adequately sun savvy, News: Education, The West Australia. 

2019. Six in 10 pre-teachers lacking SunSmarts, News: 2019, Cancer Council WA.

Dr Scott’s research focuses on multifaceted approaches to promote the physical and mental health of children and adolescents. His specialist areas of knowledge include: physical activity; physical literacy; Physical Education (pedagogy and curriculum); teacher education, sun safety, mental health and nutrition education.

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