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Dr. Stephanie Schoeppe

Senior Lecturer - Public Health / Research Fellow
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Appleton Institute
(07) 4923 2271
+61 7 49232271 Alternative Phone
Rockhampton North
Building 7 - Room LG 16
School of Human Health and Social Sc
About Me

Stephanie Schoeppe is a Senior Lecturer in Public Health / Research Fellow at Central Queensland University, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, Physical Activity Research Group. She currently holds an Early Career Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council/National Heart Foundation of Australia. 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. Recently, her research interests also combine outdoor physical activity promotion with environmental action (i.e. picking up plastic litter).

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 (2004-2006) 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).

General
Universities Studied At

Diploma in Social Sciences (equivalent to a Master) from the University of Hannover, Germany (2002)

PhD in Public Health from Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia (2015)

Universities Worked At

Hannover Medical School, Germany (2002-2003)

University of New South Wales (2003)

University of Sydney (2004-2006; 2008-2010)

CQUniversity Australia (2010-present)


Awards

Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science in partnership with the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist (2019)

NHMRC Early Career Fellowship by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (2017)

NHF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the National Heart Foundation of Australia (2017)

Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Researchers - Early Career Research Award by CQUniversity Australia (2017)

Dean's Outstanding Research Award - Early Career by CQUniversity Australia, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences (2017)

Publication Recognition Awards by CQUniversity Australia (2016, 2017, 2019)

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).

CQUniversity Health CRN Collaborations Program Award (2014). Funding for collaborative research with the Queensland University of Technology, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Brisbane

Previous teaching

Supervision:

1 Master student

5 Honours students

1 CQU Summer Scholarship student

6 Research assistants

Lecturing:

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.

Professional Experience

Jan 2018 – present

Research Fellow Physical Activity Research Group, School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University, Australia

Jan 2017 – Dec 2017

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

Professional Memberships

International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)

International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH)

Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA)


Responsibilities

Committee roles:

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), (2014-2017)

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:

National Heart Foundation of Australia

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

Professional Interests

Physical activity interventions, measurement and prevalence in children and families

Health behaviour change theories and techniques

Technology-based interventions (activity trackers, apps, social media, web)

Outdoor physical activity promotion combined with environmental action (i.e. beach clean ups, picking up plastic litter)

Editor

Associate Editor BMC Public Health, 2015-2018

Assistant Editor Public Health Forum, 2002-2003

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 1117 Public Health and Health Services
  • 1701 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

Medical And Health Sciences

Public Health and Health Services - Preventive Medicine

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