Dr Ana Goode

Research Fellow

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 55393


Dr Ana Goode is an implementation scientist, with expertise in designing, implementing and evaluating broad-reach (e.g. telephone, SMS, digital) health behaviour change interventions in applied 'real-world' settings. Her program of research brings together training and research experience in health psychology, health promotion and public health.

Her work focusses on the adaptation and translation of evidence-based health behaviour change (e.g. physical activity, dietary change and weight loss) programs into practice at a local, state and national level. She has a particular interest in end-user and stakeholder engagement and design thinking.

She is currently the lead implementation scientist of the BeUpstanding program; an evidence-based online program to reduce sitting time in the workplace.

Within her role she leads the Healthy Lifestyle Consultancy group, where she provides knowledge leadership in health promotion, including consultancy and training services to workplaces, health providers and practitioners.

Research Interests

  • Translation and dissemination of healthy lifestyle interventions
  • Implementation and evaluation of evidence-based interventions in 'real-world settings'
  • Improving reach and retention in population-based healthy lifestyle programs
  • Broad-reach interventions delivery methods (e.g. telephone, SMS, web-based, digital interventions)
  • Implementation science
  • Design thinking and user-centred design in health promotion programs


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Public Health, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours), The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Healy, Genevieve N. and Goode, Ana D. (2018). Workplace programmes aimed at limiting occupational sitting. Sedentary behaviour epidemiology. (pp. 445-457) edited by Michael F. Leitzmann, Carmen Jochem and Daniela Schmid. Cham, Switzerland: Springer . doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-61552-3_18

  • Owen, Neville, Goode, Ana, Sugiyama, Takemi, Koohsari, Mohammad Javad, Healy, Genevieve, Fjeldsoe, Brianna and Eakin, Elizabeth (2017). Designing for dissemination in chronic disease prevention and management. Dissemination and implementation research in health: translating science to practice. (pp. 107-120) edited by Ross C. Brownson, Graham A. Colditz and Enola K. Proctor. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/oso/9780190683214.003.0007

  • Owen, Neville, Goode, Ana, Fjeldsoe, Brianna, Sugiyama, Takemi and Eakin, Elizabeth (2012). Designing for dissemination of environmental and policy initiativess and programs for high-risk groups. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. (pp. 114-127) edited by Ross C. Brownson, Graham A. Colditz and Enola K. Proctor. New York, NY, UNited States: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751877.003.0006

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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