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Biography

Nick has demonstrated teaching excellence and his commitment to quality teaching and learning across a diverse range of courses. He is a highly valued member of the School of Education, specialising in Primary School Health and Physical Education.

Nick won the vice chancellors award for teaching excellence in 2011.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Lancaster University - England, 04/07/1989
  • Certificate in Education, University of Liverpool - UK, 17/07/1990
  • Certificate III in Information Technolgy, University of Central Lancashire, 01/06/2003

Research

Research keywords

  • Movement-based Learning
  • Physical Activity
  • Primary School
  • Sedentary Behaviour
  • Student engagement

Research expertise

I am currently completing my PhD at the University.

My research looks at the integration of physical activity in the primary school mathematics program.

The Easy Minds intervention has been successfully designed, developed and evaluated in eight NSW public primary schools in 2013.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
130105Primary Education (Excl. Maori)90
130106Secondary Education10

Awards

Recognition.

2011Vice Chancellors award for teaching excellence
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Teaching Excellence

Invitations

ACHPER
Academic Performance and physical Activity, Australia (Keynote Address)
2013
Myuna Bay
Sport and Recreation Annual Conference, Australia (Keynote Address)
2014

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Health and Physical Education
  • Physical Activity
  • Primary School

Teaching expertise

Primary School Health and Physical Education

I currently teach/coordinate/ lecture on all primary school HPE courses at the University.

Cooordinator EDUC2747, EDUC6747, Educ 2058

Teach EDUC2515,EDUC2515, PUBH2030.

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Publications

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Journal article (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Riley N, Lubans DR, Holmes K, Morgan PJ, 'Rationale and study protocol of the EASY Minds (Encouraging Activity to Stimulate Young Minds) program: cluster randomized controlled trial of a primary school-based physical activity integration program for mathematics.', BMC Public Health, 14 816 (2014) [C3]
2011Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Plotnikoff RC, Eather N, Riley N, Smith CJ, 'Test-retest reliability of a battery of field-based health-related fitness measures for adolescents', Journal of Sports Sciences, 29 685-693 (2011) [C1]

Conference (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Riley N, Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, 'Preliminary findings of the E.A.S.Y. (Encouraging Activity to Stimulate Young) Minds feasibility study: A curriculum-based physical activity integration program in the primary school', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]
2011Riley N, Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, 'Methodology of the E.A.S.Y. (Encouraging Activity to Stimulate Young) minds study: evaluation of a curriculum-based physical activity integration program in the primary school', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
2010Riley N, Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, 'Rationale and intervention description of a primary school-based program to integrate physical activity across the curriculum and engage children in movement-based learning', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2009Riley N, 'Rationale and intervention description of a primary school-based program to integrate physical activity across the curriculum and engage parents in movement-based learning at home', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants1
Total funding$54,568

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2012 (1 grants)

Thinking while moving: Development of a curriculum-based physical activity integration program in the primary school$54,568
Funding Body: NSW Department of Education and Communities

Project Team
Professor Philip Morgan, Associate Professor David Lubans, Mr Nick Riley, Doctor Kathryn Holmes
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$54,56820122013
GNo:G1201201
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

No Supervisions.

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Mr Nicholas (Nick) Riley

Work Phone(02) 4985 4254
Fax(02) 4985 4254
Email
PositionLecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaEducation
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/nicholas-riley