Professor Jo Salmon

Professor Jo Salmon


Director, Institute of Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)
Deakin University
Elected in 2018
Citation on election

Professor Jo Salmon has spent 20 years researching the impact of sitting on health and the effectiveness of interventions to reduce youth sitting time. This applied research has been adopted by government health and education departments for implementation in schools nationally and internationally. Her research has also informed children’s physical activity and sedentary guidelines in Australia, as well as population monitoring of these behaviours. Salmon is a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher, has over 300 publications, an H-Index of 65, and has been an investigator on 31 nationally competitive grants ($16 million) and 14 international studies, including the NIH (US$7.7million).

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