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Stephanie Alley

Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Appleton Institute
Rockhampton North - Building 77 1.12
About Me

Stephanie Alley is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Physical Activity and Research Group, CQUniversity. Her research interests are on developing and evaluating web-based physical activity interventions, active aging and correlates of physical activity. Stephanie completed a bachelor of Behavioural Science in 2008 and honours in Psychological Science in 2010 at La Trobe University Melbourne. After completing her degree she went to work on numerous public health projects as a research assistant at LaTrobe University, Central Queensland University and the Cancer Council Victoria. In 2016 she completed her PhD at Central Queensland University on strategies to improve promotion and participant engagement of web-based physical activity interventions.

Universities Studied At

Latrobe University, Melbourne, 2006-2010, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons)

Central Queensland University, 2012-2016, PhD Candidate


National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2013-2015. 

Previous teaching

Term 2 - 2015
ALLH12007 - Research Methods for Therapy  
Course Coordinator

Term 2- 2016

ALLH12007 - Research Methods for Therapy


Professional Experience

2013. Research Assistant at the Centre for Physical Activity Studies, Central Queensland University.

Stephanie worked on the usability testing of a population based online physical activity program, Walk 2.0. Her role included testing participants, collating the data and reporting the quantitative and qualitative findings.

2011- 2012. Research Assistant Trainee at the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria.

Stephanie held a full time research trainee position where she worked on a range of public health research projects. These included an analysis of new media and technology that is being used for cancer patient support and health promotion, evaluation of methods to increase participation in the national bowel cancer screening program, analysis of the effect of media coverage on alcohol consumption and an analysis of the association between Cancer Council fundraising involvement and steps taken to reduce cancer risk.

2010. Research Assistant at Latrobe University, Olga Tennison Research Centre.

Stephanie conducted an evaluation of a social skills intervention for children with high functioning autism under the supervision of a Principal Research Fellow at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, Latrobe University.

Professional Memberships

Sports Medicine Australia

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity



French Medical Research Foundation

National Health and Medical Research Council

Academic Journals

Research Higher Degree Theses

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4207 Sports science and exercise
  • 4206 Public health
  • 5299 Other psychology

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Medical And Health Sciences

Public Health and Health Services - Health Promotion
Physical activity promotion

Psychology And Cognitive Sciences

Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences - Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Behaviour change science

Psychology And Cognitive Sciences

Psychology - Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Active ageing to reduce cognitive decline

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