Stephanie Schoeppe is a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Central Queensland University, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, Physical Activity Research Group. Her research areas include population-based physical activity promotion, sedentary behaviour prevention, health promotion, public health, physical activity correlates, child health behaviours and family-based interventions using smartphone technology.
Dr Schoeppe received a Diploma in Social Sciences (equivalent to a Master) from the University of Hannover (2002), and completed her PhD at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton (2015). Between these degrees, Ms Schoeppe conducted research at Hannover Medical School (2002-2003) and The University of Sydney, Centre for Physical Activity and Health (2003-2006) and NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (2008-2010). She had also appointments at the World Health Organization including the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health in Bonn (2006) and the WHO Headquarter in Geneva (2007).
NHMRC Early Career Fellowship by theNational Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (2017)
NHF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the National Heart Foundation of Australia (2017)
Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAi) by the Australian Research Council (2010 - offer accepted).
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) by The University of Sydney (2009 - offer declined).
International Postgraduate Award (IPA) by The University of Sydney (2009 - offer declined).
Publication Recognition Award for publication of 8 peer-reviewed papers in 2015 at Academic Level A, awarded from CQUniversity.
Finalist for the best overall abstract in the field of children and families research awarded at the Annual Meeting International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8-11 June 2016, Cape Town, South Africa. Abstract tile: “The decline in children's independent mobility: How does Australia compare to other countries?”
CQUniversity Health CRN Collaborations Program Award. Funding for collaborative research with the Queensland University of Technology, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Brisbane
Elsevier e-newsletter for science journalists and reporters
Paper “Associations between children׳s active travel and levels of physical activity and sedentary behavior” published in the Journal of Transport & Health was selected for inclusion in the Elsevier Research Selection, an e-newsletter for science journalists and reporters.
World Health Organization Press Release
1 Press Release of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, WHO European Centre for Environment and Health; Overweight and obesity in Germany.
5 Interviews and television reports; 1. at Seven News Rockhampton and Seven Sunshine Coast News on ‘Independent travel, outdoor play, and physical activity in Australian children’; 2. at Seven News Rockhampton/Bundaberg/Mackay/Cairns on ‘children’s active travel to school’ and 3. at WIN News Rockhampton on ‘children’s active travel to school
2 Live interviews; 1. at ABC Capricornia Radio on ‘Independent mobility and physical activity benefits in Australian children’, 2. at ABC Radio Australia, Queensland, Western Australia on ‘Children’s active travel to school’;
8 pre-recorded interviews at ABC Capricornia Radio, Zinc Radio and Southern Cross Austereo on ‘children’s active travel to school on the ‘National Ride to School Day’
14 Articles on children’s physical activity, sedentary behaviours and weight (Morning Bulletin, Rockhampton Mirror, CapCoast Mirror, Toowoomba Chronicle, Daily Mercury Mackay, Fraser Coast Chronicle, Bundaberg NewsMail)
7 Articles on children’s independent mobility, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and family-based interventions
1 Article on childhood obesity, sitting, physical activity and parental role
1 PhD student
4 Honours students
1 CQU Summer Scholarship student
5 Research assistants
Lecturing & marking for Research project & methods course including development of course materials. Bachelor of Speech Pathology, CQUniversity Australia, 2016
Physical activity policy - national and international developments. Guest lecture Bachelor of Health Promotion and Bachelor of Exercise and Health, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland, 2007
The German Health Care System - an introduction to reforms, roles and responsibilities of key players. Bachelor of Medicine, Hanover Medical School, Germany, 2002.
|Jan 2017 – present||Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow Physical Activity Research Group, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University, Australia|
|Feb 2016 – Dec 2016||Associate Lecturer (Research-focused) Physical Activity Research Group, School of Human, Health and Social Sciences, Central Queensland University, Australia|
|Jan 2015 – Jan 2016||Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Physical Activity Research Group, School of Human, Health and Social Sciences, Central Queensland University, Australia|
|Aug 2010 – March 2015||Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Candidate Physical Activity Research Group, School of Human, Health and Social Sciences, Central Queensland University, Australia|
|Apr 2008 – Aug 2010||Research Officer Systematic Reviews & Health Technology Assessment NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, the University of Sydney, Australia|
|Apr 2007 – Jul 2007||Technical Officer Health Promotion Health Promotion Unit, Department of Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion (CHP), World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland|
|Sep 2006 – Mar 2007||Technical Officer Physical Activity Housing and Health Unit, WHO European Centre for Environment and Health (Bonn Office, Germany), WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Jan 2004 – Aug 2006||Research Officer Physical Activity Policy Centre for Physical Activity and Health (CPAH), School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Australia|
|Aug 2003 – Dec 2003||Research Officer Physical Activity Policy Centre for Physical Activity and Health (CPAH), School of Public Health, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia|
|Jan 2002 – Jun 2003||Research Officer Health Promotion and Prevention Prevention Unit, Department of Epidemiology, Social Medicine and Health System Research, Hanover Medical School, Hanover, Germany|
|Sep 1997 – Dec 2001||Research Assistant Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health System Research, Hanover, Germany|
International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)
International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH)
Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA)
Global Physical Activity Network (GlobalPAnet)
Australian Physical Activity Network (AusPAnet)
European network for the promotion of Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (HEPA Europe)
Low Risk Ethics Reviewer for CQU Human Ethics Committee (2017-present)
Member of the special interest group on e- & mHealth (electronic and mobile technology supported interventions), International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), (2014-present)
Research Higher Degree Representative of the Management Committee of the Institute for Health and Social Science Research (IHSSR), Central Queensland University, (2012-2013).
Reviewer for funding bodies:
The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth)
Research Grants Council of Hong Kong
Reviewer for scientific conferences:
Annual Meeting International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health
Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals:
Journal of Medical Internet Research, Preventing Chronic Disease, PLOS ONE, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Preventive Medicine, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Health & Place, BMC Public Health, BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Journal of Transport and Health, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Health Communication, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Associate Editor BMC Public Health, 2015-present
Assistant Editor Public Health Forum, 2002-2003
I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:
At the level of Principal Supervisor
Public Health and Health Services - Health Promotion
Public Health and Health Services - Preventive Medicine