Prof Tracy Kolbe-Alexander


Prof Tracy Kolbe-Alexander
NameProf Tracy Kolbe-Alexander
Email Addresstracy.kolbe-alexander@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleProfessor (Sport and Exercise)
QualificationsBAPhysEd Western Cape, BScMed(Hons) Cape Town, MPubHlth Cape Town, PhD Cape Town
DepartmentSchool of Health and Medical Sciences
AffiliationsCentre for Health Research
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5025-3204
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Biography

Kolbe-Alexander is currently Associate Head of School (Research), and the program Discipline Lead for Public Health in the School of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland. They are an honorary Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Prior to immigrating to Australia (December 2013) she was a Senior Lecturer and Program Lead: Biokinetics (Clinical Exercise Physiology) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
ProfessorUniversity of Southern Queensland2023
A/ProfessorUniversity of Southern Queensland2020
Senior LecturerUniversity of Southern Queensland2017
Research FellowThe University of Queensland20132017
Senior LecturerThe University of Cape Town20082013

Expertise

Prof Kolbe-Alexander’s main research focus is the role of health seeking behaviours on health and well-being in communities, including those with low socio-economic status, regional and remote areas, and the Global South.

Her research expertise designing, implementing and evaluating innovative interventions in schools, communities and workplaces.

She has extensive experience in community-based participatory research methods and citizen science programs that aim to address health and equity outcomes.

Teaching

Masters of Public Health:

PUH8010: Integrated Public Health Core A

PU8030: Public Health in Practice A (case-based learning)

PUH8070: Public Health Industry Placement A

Fields of Research

  • 420699. Public health not elsewhere classified
  • 420799. Sports science and exercise not elsewhere classified

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
World Health Organisation: Physical Activity Expert consultant
International Society for Physical Activity and Health - Capacity Development Committee
Asia-Pacific Society for Physical Activity - Advocacy Committee
Global Healthy Workplace Awards: Asia-Pacific Judge (2019-2023
BAPhysEd
Western Cape
1993
BScMed(Hons)
Cape Town
1993
MPubHlth
Cape Town
2013
PhD
Cape Town
2005

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
A multi-method study to evaluate the association of green and blue spaces with loneliness and physical activity.Principal SupervisorDoctoral2024
Paving the path to active living through Australian local government policy - an exploration of evidence-based practicePrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2024
Transport Accessibility and its Relation to Health and Social Outcomes in Lockyer Valley, AustraliaPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
An Interprofessional 'STRIDE' Program ¿ a 12-week structured exercise program to support University students and community members experiencing mental health challenges.Principal SupervisorMasters2023
Investigating the role of spatial configuration on pedestrian movement behavior in commercial streetsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Impact of lifestyle education in self-management of diabetes mellitusPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022
Patterns of physical activity, cardiovascular risk and other health outcomes in AustraliaAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Physical activity and healthy lifestyle among youth in the Darling DownsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
Understanding Movement Behaviours in Shift Workers: Towards the Development of a Health Promotion Program for Shift WorkersPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2023
Improving Public Mental Health Service: Is Group Therapy the Answer?Associate SupervisorMasters2023
Respiratory Limitations to Exercise in Healthy AgeingPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2022

Physical activity interventions among youth living in rural and remote areas: A systematic review

Dennehy, John, Cameron, Melainie, Phillips, Tania and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy. 2024. "Physical activity interventions among youth living in rural and remote areas: A systematic review." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 48 (2). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anzjph.2024.100137

Efficacy of a school-based education intervention on the consumption of fruits, vegetables and carbonated soft drinks among adolescents

Ahmed, Kazi R, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Khan, Asaduzzaman. 2023. "Efficacy of a school-based education intervention on the consumption of fruits, vegetables and carbonated soft drinks among adolescents." Public Health Nutrition. 26 (12), pp. 3112-3121. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980023002094

Life Course Epidemiology Applied to Physical Activity Research

Mielke, Gregore Iven, Ding, Ding, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, van Sluijs, Esther and Hallal, Pedro C.. 2023. "Life Course Epidemiology Applied to Physical Activity Research." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 20 (9), pp. 801-802. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2023-0440

The effects of age on dyspnea and respiratory mechanical and neural responses to exercise in healthy men

MacAskill, William, Hoffman, Ben, Johnson, Michael A., Sharpe, Graham R., Rands, Joshua, Wotherspoon, Shoena E., Gevorkov, Yaroslav, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Mills, Dean E.. 2023. "The effects of age on dyspnea and respiratory mechanical and neural responses to exercise in healthy men." Physiological Reports. 11 (16). https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.15794

An Evaluation of Community Health Workers’ Knowledge, Attitude and Personal Lifestyle Behaviour in Non-Communicable Disease Health Promotion and Their Association with Self-Efficacy and NCD-Risk Perception

Yenit, Melaku Kindie, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Gelaye, Kassahun Alemu, Gezie, Lemma Derseh, Tesema, Getayeneh Antehunegn, Abebe, Solomon Mekonnen, Azale, Telake, Shitu, Kegnie and Gyawali, Prajwal. 2023. "An Evaluation of Community Health Workers’ Knowledge, Attitude and Personal Lifestyle Behaviour in Non-Communicable Disease Health Promotion and Their Association with Self-Efficacy and NCD-Risk Perception." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20 (9). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20095642

Physical activity and sedentary behaviour among south Asian immigrants in Australia

Nisar, Mehwish, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Khan, Asaduzzaman. 2024. "Physical activity and sedentary behaviour among south Asian immigrants in Australia." Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 35 (1), pp. 57-67. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.711

The Feasibility of a Text-Messaging Intervention Promoting Physical Activity in Shift Workers: A Process Evaluation

Monnaatsie, Malebogo, Biddle, Stuart J. H. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy. 2023. "The Feasibility of a Text-Messaging Intervention Promoting Physical Activity in Shift Workers: A Process Evaluation." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20 (4), pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20043260

If You Build It Will They Come? Park Upgrades, Park Use and Park-Based Physical Activity in Urban Cape Town, South Africa—The SUN Study

Bartels, Clare A., Lambert, Estelle V., Young, Marié E. M. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy. 2023. "If You Build It Will They Come? Park Upgrades, Park Use and Park-Based Physical Activity in Urban Cape Town, South Africa—The SUN Study." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 20 (3). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20032574

Bullying Experiences of South Asian Immigrants in Australia: a Mixed-Method Study

Nisar, Mehwish, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Khan, Asaduzzaman. 2023. "Bullying Experiences of South Asian Immigrants in Australia: a Mixed-Method Study." Prevention Science. 24 (4), pp. 785-797. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11121-022-01487-w

Status and Trends of Physical Activity Surveillance, Policy, and Research in 164 Countries: Findings From the Global Observatory for Physical Activity—GoPA! 2015 and 2020 Surveys

Varela, Andrea Ramirez, Hallal, Pedro.C., Grueso, Juliana Mejía, Pedisic, Željko, Salvo, Deborah, Nguyen, Anita., Klepac, Bojana, Bauman, Adrian., Siefken, Katja, Hinckson, Erica., Oyeyemi, Adewale L. ., Richards, Justin., Khidir,Elena Daniela Salih, Inoue, Shigeru., Amagasa, Shiho., Jauregui, Alejandra., da Silva, M.C., Lee, I., Ding, Melody., ..., Pratt, Michael.. 2023. "Status and Trends of Physical Activity Surveillance, Policy, and Research in 164 Countries: Findings From the Global Observatory for Physical Activity—GoPA! 2015 and 2020 Surveys." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 20 (2), pp. 112-128. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2022-0464

The prevalence of chronic diseases in international immigrants: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Nisar, Mehwish, Uddin, Riaz, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Khan, Asaduzzaman. 2023. "The prevalence of chronic diseases in international immigrants: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. 51 (3), pp. 442-453. https://doi.org/10.1177/14034948221116219

Science has no Borders, so Should Scientific Publishing: A Position Statement from the Journal of Physical Activity and Health

Ding, Ding, Carson, Valerie, Hunter, Ruth F., Jauregui, Alejandra, Kolbe-Alexander Tracy, Lee, Eun-Young, Mair, Jacqueline, Mielke, Gregore Iven, Oyeyemi, Adewale L., Ramirez Varela, Andrea, Salvo, Deborah, Siefken, Katja, Tassitano, Rafael M., van Sluijs, Esther and Hallal, Pedro C.. 2023. "Science has no Borders, so Should Scientific Publishing: A Position Statement from the Journal of Physical Activity and Health." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 19 (12), pp. 809-810. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2022-0570

The Effects Of Age On Exercise-induced Abdominal Muscle Fatigue In Healthy Younger And Older Men

Mills, Dean, Hoffman, Ben, Johnson, Michael A., Sharpe, Graham R., Rands, Joshua, Wotherspoon, Shoena E, Gevorkov, Yaroslav, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and MacAskill, William. 2022. "The Effects Of Age On Exercise-induced Abdominal Muscle Fatigue In Healthy Younger And Older Men." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 54 (9S), pp. 539-239. https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000881828.14030.71

Comparison of adult shift and non-shift workers’ physical activity and sleep behaviours: cross-sectional analysis from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia (HILDA) cohort

Fenwick, Matthew J., Oftedal, Stina, Kolbe-Alexander Tracy and Duncan, Mitch J.. 2022. "Comparison of adult shift and non-shift workers’ physical activity and sleep behaviours: cross-sectional analysis from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics of Australia (HILDA) cohort ." Journal of Public Health. 31 (10), pp. 1621-1629. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-022-01738-8

Gender inequalities in physical activity among adolescents from 64 Global South countries

Ricardo, Luiza Isnardi Cardoso, Wendt, Andrea, dos Santos Costa, Caroline, Mielke, Gregore Iven, Brazo-Sayavera, Javier, Khan, Asaduzzaman, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Crochemore-Silva, Inacio. 2022. "Gender inequalities in physical activity among adolescents from 64 Global South countries." Journal of Sport and Health Science. 11 (4), pp. 509-520. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jshs.2022.01.007

Effectiveness of a school-based intervention on physical activity and screen time among adolescents

Ahmed, Kazi Rumana, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Khan, Asaduzzaman. 2022. "Effectiveness of a school-based intervention on physical activity and screen time among adolescents." Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 25 (3), pp. 242-248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2021.10.007

‘Cost, culture and circumstances’: Barriers and enablers of health behaviours in South Asian immigrants of Australia

Nisar, Mehwish, Khan, Asaduzzaman and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L.. 2022. "‘Cost, culture and circumstances’: Barriers and enablers of health behaviours in South Asian immigrants of Australia." Health and Social Care in the Community. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.13759

Case study from Africa: physical activity and safety from crime and traffic in Africa

Oyeyemi, Adewale L., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2022. "Case study from Africa: physical activity and safety from crime and traffic in Africa." Siefken, Katja, Ramirez Varela, Andrea, Waqanivalu, Temo and Schulenkorf, Nico (ed.) Physical Activity in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Milton Park, United Kingdom. Routledge. pp. 171-186

School physical activity policies and associations with physical activity practices and behaviours: A systematic review of the literature

Stylianou, Michalis, Woodforde, James, Duncombe, Stephanie, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Gomersall, Sjaan. 2021. "School physical activity policies and associations with physical activity practices and behaviours: A systematic review of the literature." Health and Place. 73, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2021.102705

Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in shift and non-shift workers: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Monnaatsie, Malebogo, Biddle, Stuart J. H., Khan, Shahjahan and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy. 2021. "Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in shift and non-shift workers: a systematic review and meta-analysis." Preventive Medicine Reports. 24, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2021.101597

A longitudinal assessment of risk factors and chronic diseases among immigrant and non-immigrant adults in Australia

Nisar, Mehwish, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Burton, Nicola W. and Khan, Asaduzzaman. 2021. "A longitudinal assessment of risk factors and chronic diseases among immigrant and non-immigrant adults in Australia." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18 (6), pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18168621

Beyond criticism of ethics review boards: strategies for engaging research communities and enhancing ethical review processes

Hickey, Andrew, Davis, Samantha, Farmer, Will, Dawidowicz, Julianna, Moloney, Clint, Lamont-Mills, Andrea, Carniel, Jess, Pillay, Yosheen, Akenson, David, Bromdal, Annette, Gehrmann, Richard, Mills, Dean, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Machin, Tanya, Reich, Suzanne, Southey, Kim, Crowley-Cyr, Lynda, Watanabe, Taiji, Davenport, Josh, ..., Maxwell, Jacinta. 2021. "Beyond criticism of ethics review boards: strategies for engaging research communities and enhancing ethical review processes." Journal of Academic Ethics. 20, pp. 549-567. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10805-021-09430-4

Associations between indicators of energy intake and expenditure with excess weight and obesity among women in sedentary and less-sedentary jobs

Torquati, Luciana, Mielke, Gregore I., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Brown, Wendy J.. 2021. "Associations between indicators of energy intake and expenditure with excess weight and obesity among women in sedentary and less-sedentary jobs." Preventive Medicine. 147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2021.106507

Efficacy of interactive video gaming in older adults with memory complaints: A cluster-randomized exercise intervention

Ramnath, Udhir, Rauch, Laurie, Lambert, Estelle Victoria and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy. 2021. "Efficacy of interactive video gaming in older adults with memory complaints: A cluster-randomized exercise intervention ." PLoS One. 16 (5). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0252016

Eight investments that work for physical activity

Milton, Karen, Cavill, Nick, Chalkley, Anna, Foster, Charlie, Gomersall, Sjaan, Hagstomer, Maria, Kelly, Paul, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Mair, Jacqueline, McLaughlin, Matthew, Nobles, James, Reece, Lindsey, Shilton, Trevor, Smith, Ben J. and Schipperijn, Jasper. 2021. "Eight investments that work for physical activity." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 18 (6), pp. 625-630. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2021-0112

The effectiveness of physical activity interventions in Asian children and adolescents: a systematic review

Ahmed, K. R., Uddin, R., Kolbe-Alexander, T. L. and Khan, A.. 2021. "The effectiveness of physical activity interventions in Asian children and adolescents: a systematic review." Public Health. 194, pp. 48-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2021.02.011

Community-based approaches to reducing health inequities and fostering environmental justice through global youth-engaged citizen science

King, Abby C., Odunitan-Wayas, Feyisayo A., Chaudhury, Moushumi, Rubio, Maria Alejandra, Baiocchi, Michael, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Montes, Felipe, Banchoff, Ann, Sarmiento, Olga Lucia, Balter, Katarina, Hinckson, Erica, Chastin, Sebastien, Lambert, Estelle V., Gonzalez, Silvia A., Guerra, Ana Maria, Gelius, Peter, Zha, Caroline, Chethan, Sarabu, Kakar, Pooja A., ..., Gardiner, Paul A.. 2021. "Community-based approaches to reducing health inequities and fostering environmental justice through global youth-engaged citizen science." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18 (3), pp. 1-29. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18030892

Associations between self-reported sleep duration, all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in employed individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Pienaar, Paula R., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., van Mechelen, Willem, Boot, Cecile R. L., Roden, Laura C., Lambert, Estelle V. and Rae, Dale E.. 2021. "Associations between self-reported sleep duration, all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality in employed individuals: a systematic review and meta-analysis." American Journal of Health Promotion. 35 (6), pp. 853-865. https://doi.org/10.1177/0890117121992288

Making the case for 'physical activity security': the 2020 WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour from a Global South perspective

Lambert, Estelle Victoria, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Adlakha, Deepti, Oyeyemi, Adewale, Anokye, Nana Kwame, Goenka, Shifalika, Mogrovejo, Patricia and Salvo, Deborah. 2020. "Making the case for 'physical activity security': the 2020 WHO Guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour from a Global South perspective." British Journal of Sports Medicine. 54 (24), pp. 1447-1448. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2020-103524

Changes in risk factors for non-communicable diseases associated with the ‘Healthy choices at work’ programme, South Africa

Schouw, Darcelle, Mash, Robert and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy. 2020. "Changes in risk factors for non-communicable diseases associated with the ‘Healthy choices at work’ programme, South Africa." Global Health Action. 13 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2020.1827363

Assessing the validity and reliability and determining cut-points of the Actiwatch 2 in measuring physical activity

Kemp, Chadley, Pienaar, Paula R., Henst, Rob H. P., Roden, Laura C., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Rae, Dale E.. 2020. "Assessing the validity and reliability and determining cut-points of the Actiwatch 2 in measuring physical activity." Physiological Measurement. 41 (8), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6579/aba80f

Ten Research Priorities Related to Youth Sport, Physical Activity, and Health

Howie, Erin K., Guagliano, Justin M., Milton, Karen, Vella, Stewart A., Gomersall, Sjaan R., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Richards, Justin and Pate, Russell R.. 2020. "Ten Research Priorities Related to Youth Sport, Physical Activity, and Health." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 17 (9), pp. 920-929. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2020-0151

Trends in Muscle-Strengthening Exercise Among Nationally Representative Samples of United States Adults Between 2011 and 2017

Bennie, Jason A., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Seghers, Jan, Biddle, Stuart J.H. and De Cocker, K.. 2020. "Trends in Muscle-Strengthening Exercise Among Nationally Representative Samples of United States Adults Between 2011 and 2017." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 17 (5), pp. 512-518. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2019-0472

Controversies in the Science of Sedentary Behaviour and Health: Insights, Perspectives and Future Directions from the 2018 Queensland Sedentary Behaviour Think Tank

Biddle, Stuart J. H., Bennie, Jason A., De Cocker, Katrien, Dunstan, David, Gardiner, Paul A., Healy, Genevieve, Lynch, Brigid, Owen, Neville, Brakenridge, Charlotte, Brown, Wendy, Buman, Matthew, Clark, Bronwyn, Dohrn, Ing-Mari, Duncan, Mitch, Gilson, Nicholas, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Pavey, Toby, Reid, Natasha, Vandelanotte, Corneel, ..., Vincent, Grace E.. 2019. "Controversies in the Science of Sedentary Behaviour and Health: Insights, Perspectives and Future Directions from the 2018 Queensland Sedentary Behaviour Think Tank." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16 (23), pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16234762

Shift Work and Poor Mental Health: A Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies

Torquati, Luciana, Mielke, Gregore I, Brown, Wendy J, Burton, Nicola W and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. 2019. "Shift Work and Poor Mental Health: A Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies." American Journal of Public Health. 109 (11), pp. e13-e20. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305278

A hard day's night: Time use in shift workers

Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L, Gomersall, Sjaan, Clark, Bronwyn, Torquati, Luciana, Pavey, Toby and Brown, Wendy J. 2019. "A hard day's night: Time use in shift workers." BMC Public Health. 19, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-6766-5

'In Initiative Overload': Australian Perspectives on Promoting Physical Activity in the Workplace from Diverse Industries

Chau, Josephine Y., Engelen, Lina, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Young, Sarah, Olsen, Heidi, Gilson, Nicholas, Burton, Nicola W., Bauman, Adrian E. and Brown, Wendy J.. 2019. "'In Initiative Overload': Australian Perspectives on Promoting Physical Activity in the Workplace from Diverse Industries." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16 (3), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16030516

Promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour can minimise the risk of suicidal behaviours among adolescents

Khan, Asaduzzaman, Uddin, Riaz and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy. 2019. "Promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour can minimise the risk of suicidal behaviours among adolescents." Acta Paediatrica. 108 (6), pp. 1163-1164. https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.14749

Sugar-sweetened beverage intake and relative weight gain among South African adults living in resource-poor communities: longitudinal data from the STOP-SA study

Okop, K. J., Lambert, E. V., Alaba, O., Levitt, N. S., Luke, A., Dugas, L., Dover, R. V. H., Kroff, J., Micklesfield, L. K., Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., Warren, Smit, Dugmore, H., Bobrow, K., Odunitan-Wayas, F. A. and Puone, T.. 2019. "Sugar-sweetened beverage intake and relative weight gain among South African adults living in resource-poor communities: longitudinal data from the STOP-SA study." International Journal of Obesity. 43 (3), pp. 603-614. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41366-018-0216-9

Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in a flexible office-based workplace: employee perceptions and priorities for change

Olsen, Heidi M., Brown, Wendy J., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Burton, Nicola W.. 2018. "Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in a flexible office-based workplace: employee perceptions and priorities for change." Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 29 (3), pp. 344-352. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.164

Changing diet and physical activity in nurses: a pilot study and process evaluation highlighting challenges in workplace health promotion

Torquati, Luciana, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Pavey, Toby and Leveritt, Michael. 2018. "Changing diet and physical activity in nurses: a pilot study and process evaluation highlighting challenges in workplace health promotion." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 50 (10), pp. 1015-1025. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2017.12.001

A brief self-directed intervention to reduce office employees’ sedentary behaviour in a flexible workplace

Olsen, Heidi M., Brown, Wendy J., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Burton, Nicola W.. 2018. "A brief self-directed intervention to reduce office employees’ sedentary behaviour in a flexible workplace." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 60 (10), pp. 954-959. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001389

Australian fitness professionals' level of interest in engaging with high health-risk population subgroups: findings from a national survey

Bennie, J. A., Thomas, G., Wiesner, G. H., van Uffelen, J. G. Z., Khan, A., Kolbe-Alexander, T., Vergeer, I. and Biddle, S. J. H.. 2018. "Australian fitness professionals' level of interest in engaging with high health-risk population subgroups: findings from a national survey." Public Health. 160, pp. 108-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2018.03.035

From evidence-based research to practice-based evidence: disseminating a web-based computer-tailored workplace sitting intervention through a Health Promotion Organisation

De Cocker, Katrien, Cardon, Greet, Bennie, Jason A., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, De Meester, Femke and Vandelanotte, Corneel. 2018. "From evidence-based research to practice-based evidence: disseminating a web-based computer-tailored workplace sitting intervention through a Health Promotion Organisation." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15 (5). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15051049

The relationship between functional status, physical fitness and cognitive performance in physically active older adults: A pilot study

Ramnath, U., Rauch, L., Lambert, E. V. and Kolbe-Alexander, T. L.. 2018. "The relationship between functional status, physical fitness and cognitive performance in physically active older adults: A pilot study." PLoS One. 13 (4), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0194918

A systematic review of physical activity-based interventions in shift workers

Flahr, Hannah, Brown, Wendy J. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L.. 2018. "A systematic review of physical activity-based interventions in shift workers." Preventive Medicine Reports. 10, pp. 323-331. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.04.004

Shifting the physical inactivity curve worldwide by closing the gender gap

Mielke, Gregore I., da Silva, Inacio Chrochemore M., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Brown, Wendy J.. 2018. "Shifting the physical inactivity curve worldwide by closing the gender gap." Sports Medicine. 48 (2), pp. 481-489. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-017-0754-7

Transforming the workplace environment to prevent non-communicable chronic diseases: participatory action research in a South African power plant

Schouw, Darcelle, Mash, Robert and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy. 2018. "Transforming the workplace environment to prevent non-communicable chronic diseases: participatory action research in a South African power plant." Global Health Action. 11 (1), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/16549716.2018.1544336

Feasibility for the use of a standardized fitness testing protocol among Australian fitness industry professionals

Bennie, Jason A., Wiesner, Glen H., Vergeer, Ineke, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, De Cocker, Katrien, Alexander, Chris and Biddle, Stuart J. H.. 2018. "Feasibility for the use of a standardized fitness testing protocol among Australian fitness industry professionals." Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 89 (3), pp. 380-385. https://doi.org/10.1080/02701367.2018.1486965

Shift work and the risk of cardiovascular disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis including dose–response relationship

Torquati, Luciana, Mielke, Gregore I., Brown, Wendy J. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy. 2018. "Shift work and the risk of cardiovascular disease. A systematic review and meta-analysis including dose–response relationship." Scandonavian Journal of Work Environment and Health. 44 (3), pp. 229-238. https://doi.org/10.5271/sjweh.3700

Which Women are Highly Active Over a 12-Year Period? A Prospective Analysis of Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Pavey, Toby G., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Uitdewilligen, Leonie and Brown, Wendy J.. 2017. "Which Women are Highly Active Over a 12-Year Period? A Prospective Analysis of Data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health." Sports Medicine. 47 (12), pp. 2653-2666. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-017-0732-0

Flexible work: The impact of a new policy on employees’ sedentary behaviour and physical activity

Olsen, Heidi M, Brown, Wendy J., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Burton, Nicola W.. 2017. "Flexible work: The impact of a new policy on employees’ sedentary behaviour and physical activity." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 60 (1), pp. 23-28. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000001190

The economic burden of physical inactivity: a systematic review and critical appraisal

Ding, Ding, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Nguyen, Binh, Katzmarzyk, Peter T., Pratt, Michael and Lawson, Kenny D.. 2017. "The economic burden of physical inactivity: a systematic review and critical appraisal." British Journal of Sports Medicine. 51 (19), pp. 1392-1409. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsports-2016-097385

Sitting time, physical activity and sleep by work type and pattern – The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Clark, Bronwyn k., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Duncan, Mitch J. and Brown, Wendy. 2017. "Sitting time, physical activity and sleep by work type and pattern – The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 14 (3). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph14030290

Construct validity of the neighborhood environment walkability scale for Africa

Oyeyemi, Adewale L., Conway, Terry L., Adedoyin, Rufus A., Akinroye, Kingsley K., Aryeetey, Richmond, Assah, Felix, Cain, Kelli L., Gavand, Kavita A., Kosoma, Sandra S., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Lambert, Estelle V., Larouche, Richard, Moss, Sarah J., Ocansey, Reginald, Onywera, Vincent O., Prista, Antonio, Tremblay, Mark S. and Sallis, James F.. 2017. "Construct validity of the neighborhood environment walkability scale for Africa." Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 49 (3), pp. 482-491. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001131

Promoting diet and physical activity in nurses: a systematic review

Torquati, Luciana, Pavey, Toby, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Leveritt, Michael. 2017. "Promoting diet and physical activity in nurses: a systematic review." American Journal of Health Promotion. 31 (1), pp. 19-27. https://doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.141107-LIT-562

A comparative study of Australian and New Zealand male and female nurses’ health: a sex comparison and gender analysis

Tuckett, Anthony, Henwood, Tim, Oliffe, John L., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Rin Kim, Jae. 2016. "A comparative study of Australian and New Zealand male and female nurses’ health: a sex comparison and gender analysis." American Journal of Men's Health. 10 (6), pp. 450-458. https://doi.org/10.1177/1557988314567222

Gender equality in sport for improved public health

Brown, Wendy J., Mielke, Gregore I. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L.. 2016. "Gender equality in sport for improved public health." The Lancet. 388 (10051), pp. 1257-1258. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30881-9

The economic burden of physical inactivity: a global analysis of major non-communicable diseases

Ding, Ding, Lawson, Kenny D., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Finkelstein, Eric A., Katzmarzyk, Peter T., van Mechelen, Willem and Pratt, Michael. 2016. "The economic burden of physical inactivity: a global analysis of major non-communicable diseases." The Lancet. 388 (10051), pp. 1311-1324. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)30383-X

Can the use of Bus Rapid Transit lead to a healthier lifestyle in urban South Africa? The SUN Study

Bartels, Clare, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Behrens, Roger, Hendricks, Sharief and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2016. "Can the use of Bus Rapid Transit lead to a healthier lifestyle in urban South Africa? The SUN Study." Journal of Transport and Health. 3 (2), pp. 200-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2016.04.003

Diet and physical activity behaviour in nurses: a qualitative study

Torquati, Luciana, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L, Pavey, Toby, Perrson, Christina and Leveritt, Michael. 2016. "Diet and physical activity behaviour in nurses: a qualitative study." International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 54 (6), pp. 268-282. https://doi.org/10.1080/14635240.2016.1169943

NEWS for Africa: adaptation and reliability of a built environment questionnaire for physical activity in seven African countries

Oyeyemi, Adewale L., Kasoma, Sandra S., Onywera, Vincent O., Assah, Felix, Adedoyin, Rufus A., Conway, Terry L., Moss, Sarah J., Ocansey, Reginald, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Akinroye, Kingsley K., Prista, Antonio, Larouche, Richard, Gavand, Kavita A., Cain, Kelli L., Lambert, Estelle V., Aryeetey, Richmond, Bartels, Clare, Tremblay, Mark S. and Sallis, James F.. 2016. "NEWS for Africa: adaptation and reliability of a built environment questionnaire for physical activity in seven African countries." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 13 (33), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-016-0357-y

Cardiovascular fitness is associated with bias between self-reported and objectively measured physical activity

Tomaz, S. A., Lambert, E. V., Karpul, D. and Kolbe-Alexander, T. L.. 2016. "Cardiovascular fitness is associated with bias between self-reported and objectively measured physical activity." European Journal of Sport Science. 16 (1), pp. 149-157. https://doi.org/10.1080/17461391.2014.987323

The relationship between leadership support, workplace health promotion and employee wellbeing in South Africa

Milner, Karen, Greyling, Michael, Goetzel, Ron, da Silva, Roseanne, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Patel, Deepak, Nossel, Craig and Beckowski, Meghan. 2015. "The relationship between leadership support, workplace health promotion and employee wellbeing in South Africa." Health Promotion International. 30 (3), pp. 514-522. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/dat064

The relationship between the built environment and habitual levels of physical activity in South African older adults: a pilot study

Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Pacheco, Kyla, Tomaz, Simone A., Karpul, David and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2015. "The relationship between the built environment and habitual levels of physical activity in South African older adults: a pilot study." BMC Public Health. 15 (518), pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1853-8

The association between daily steps and health, and the mediating role of body composition: a pedometer-based, cross-sectional study in an employed South African population

Pillay, Julian D., van der Ploeg, Hidde P., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Proper, Karin I., van Stralen, Maartjie, Tomaz, Simone A., van Mechelen, Willem and Lambert, Eztelle V.. 2015. "The association between daily steps and health, and the mediating role of body composition: a pedometer-based, cross-sectional study in an employed South African population." BMC Public Health. 15 (174), pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1381-6

Nurses’ lifestyle behaviours, health priorities and barriers to living a healthy lifestyle: a qualitative descriptive study

Phiri, Lindokuhle P., Draper, Catherine E., Lambert, Estelle V. and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L.. 2014. "Nurses’ lifestyle behaviours, health priorities and barriers to living a healthy lifestyle: a qualitative descriptive study." BMC Nursing. 13 (38), pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12912-014-0038-6

The relationship between workplace environment and employee health behaviors in a South African workforce

Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Greyling, Michael, da Silva, Roseanne, Milner, Karen, Patel, Deepak, Wyper, Lauren, Beckowski, Meghan, Lambert, Estelle V. and Goetzel, Ron. 2014. "The relationship between workplace environment and employee health behaviors in a South African workforce." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 56 (10), pp. 1094-1099. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000236

The perceived role and influencers of physical activity among pregnant women from low socioeconomic status communities in South Africa

Muzigaba, Moise, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Wong, Fiona. 2014. "The perceived role and influencers of physical activity among pregnant women from low socioeconomic status communities in South Africa." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 11 (7), pp. 1276-1283. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2012-0386

Steps that count: physical activity recommendations, brisk walking, and steps per minute - how do they relate?

Pillay, Julian D., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Proper, Karin I., van Mechelen, Willem and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2014. "Steps that count: physical activity recommendations, brisk walking, and steps per minute - how do they relate?" Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 11 (3), pp. 502-508. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2012-0210

Steps that count: pedometer-measured physical activity, self-reported physical activity and current physical guidelines ‒ how do they relate?

Pillay, J. D., Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., Proper, K. I., Tomaz, S. A, van Mechelen, W. and Lambert, E. V.. 2014. "Steps that count: pedometer-measured physical activity, self-reported physical activity and current physical guidelines ‒ how do they relate?" South African Journal of Sports Medicine. 26 (3), pp. 77-81. https://doi.org/10.7196/SAJSM.534

Steps that count: the association between the number and intensity of steps accumulated and fitness and health measures

Pillay, Julian David, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., van Mechelen, Willem and Lambert, Estelle Vicki. 2014. "Steps that count: the association between the number and intensity of steps accumulated and fitness and health measures." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 11 (1), pp. 10-17. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.2011-0288

Steps that count! A feasibility study of a pedometer-based, healthpromotion intervention in an employed, South African population

Pillay, J. D., Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., Proper, K. I., van Mechelen, W. and Lambert, E. V.. 2014. "Steps that count! A feasibility study of a pedometer-based, healthpromotion intervention in an employed, South African population." South African Journal of Sports Medicine. 26 (1), pp. 15-19. https://doi.org/10.7196/SAJSM.500

Clustering of risk factors for non-communicable disease and healthcare expenditure in employees with private health insurance presenting for health risk appraisal: a cross-sectional study

Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Conradie, Jaco and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2013. "Clustering of risk factors for non-communicable disease and healthcare expenditure in employees with private health insurance presenting for health risk appraisal: a cross-sectional study." BMC Public Health. 13 (1213), pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-1213

Non-communicable disease prevention and worksite health promotion programs: a brief review

Kolbe-Alexander, T. L. and Lambert, E. V.. 2013. "Non-communicable disease prevention and worksite health promotion programs: a brief review." Occupational Medicine and Health Affairs. 1 (7), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.4172/2329-6879.1000141

Innovative strategies targeting obesity and non-communicable diseases in South Africa: what can we learn from the private healthcare sector?

Lambert, E. V. and Kolbe-Alexander, T. L.. 2013. "Innovative strategies targeting obesity and non-communicable diseases in South Africa: what can we learn from the private healthcare sector?" Obesity Reviews. 14 (2 (Supplement)), pp. 141-149. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12094

The Healthiest Company Index: a campaign to promote worksite wellness in South Africa

Patel, Deepak, Goetzel, Ron Z., Beckowski, Meghan, Milner, Karen, Greyling, Mike, da Silva, Roseanne, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Tabrizi, Maryam J. and Nossel, Craig. 2013. "The Healthiest Company Index: a campaign to promote worksite wellness in South Africa." Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 55 (2), pp. 172-178. https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182728d61

'Be active!' Revisiting the South African food-based dietary guideline for activity

Botha, C. R., Wright, H. H., Moss, Sarah and Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L.. 2013. "'Be active!' Revisiting the South African food-based dietary guideline for activity." South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 26 (3 (Supplement)), pp. S18-S27.

Steps that count!: The development of a pedometer-based health promotion intervention in an employed, health insured South African population

Pillay, Julian D., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Proper, Karin I., van Mechelen, Willem and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2012. "Steps that count!: The development of a pedometer-based health promotion intervention in an employed, health insured South African population." BMC Public Health. 12 (1), pp. 880-887. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-880

Working on wellness (WOW): a worksite health promotion intervention programme

Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L., Proper, Karin I., Lambert, Estelle V., van Wier, Marieke F., Pillay, Julian D., Nossel, Craig, Adonis, Leegale and Van Mechelen, Willem. 2012. "Working on wellness (WOW): a worksite health promotion intervention programme." BMC Public Health. 12 (1), pp. 372-383. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-12-372

Physical activity advocacy and promotion: the South African experience

Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., Bull, Fiona and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2012. "Physical activity advocacy and promotion: the South African experience." South African Journal of Sports Medicine. 24 (4), pp. 112-116.

Participation in fitness-related activities of an incentive-based health promotion program and hospital costs: a retrospective longitudinal study

Patel, Deepak, Lambert, Estelle V., da Silva, Roseanne, Greyling, Mike, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy, Noach, Adam, Conradie, Jaco, Nossel, Craig, Borrenson, Jill and Gaziano, Thomas. 2011. "Participation in fitness-related activities of an incentive-based health promotion program and hospital costs: a retrospective longitudinal study." American Journal of Health Promotion. 25 (5), pp. 341-348. https://doi.org/10.4278/ajhp.100603-QUAN-172

Qualitative evaluation of a physical activity-based chronic disease prevention program in a low-income, rural South African setting

Draper, C. E., Nemutandani, S. M., Grimsrud, A. T., Rudolph, M., Kolbe-Alexander, T. L., de Kock, L. and Lambert, E. V.. 2010. "Qualitative evaluation of a physical activity-based chronic disease prevention program in a low-income, rural South African setting." Rural and Remote Health. 10 (3).

Evaluation of a school-based physical activity intervention in Alexandra Township

Draper, Catherine E., de Kock, Lauren, Grimsrud, Anna T., Rudolph, Michael, Nemutandani, Simon, Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2010. "Evaluation of a school-based physical activity intervention in Alexandra Township." South African Journal of Sports Medicine. 22 (1), pp. 12-19.

A retrospective evaluation of a community-based physical activity health promotion program

Draper, Catherine E., Kolbe-Alexander, Tracy L. and Lambert, Estelle V.. 2009. "A retrospective evaluation of a community-based physical activity health promotion program." Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 6 (5), pp. 578-588. https://doi.org/10.1123/jpah.6.5.578