Associate Professor Genevieve Healy

NHMRC CDF Principal Research Fellow

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 55039


A/Prof Genevieve Healy is a NHMRC Career Development Fellow at the Cancer Prevention Research Centre in the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland, and an honorary research fellow at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, and Curtin University. Her PhD research reported some of the first evidence regarding the importance of regularly interrupting sedentary time for heart health. Her current research builds on this work to examine population-level variations in prolonged sedentary time as well as the feasibility and acceptability of reducing this behaviour in key settings, such as the workplace.

Research Interests

  • Measurement of sitting time
  • Understanding population-level variations and influences on how and when we sit
  • Understanding how sitting time is related to heart health
  • Interventions to reduce and change sitting time


  • Bachelor of Applied Science (HMS), The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Public Health, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), The University of Queensland


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  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Plotnikoff, R., Healy, G., Morgan, P., Gilson, N. and Kennedy, S. (2014). Action area 2 - Workplaces: Promote physical activity before, during and after work. In Blueprint for an active Australia: Government and community actions to increase population levels of physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour in Australia, 2014–2017 2nd ed. (pp. 20-25) Melbourne, VIC Australia: National Heart Foundation of Australia.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision