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.
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.
Term 2- 2016
ALLH12007 - Research Methods for Therapy
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.
Sports Medicine Australia
International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
French Medical Research Foundation
National Health and Medical Research Council
Research Higher Degree Theses
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Public Health and Health Services - Health Promotion
Physical activity promotion
Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences - Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Behaviour change science
Psychology - Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Active ageing to reduce cognitive decline