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Biography

Sarah Costigan completed her undergraduate degree in Physical Education (Distinction) in 2005 before obtaining her Masters of Health Promotion in 2011, both degrees were completed through Deakin University (Melbourne). Sarah’s Master’s project examined ‘The Health Indicators Associated With Screen-based Sedentary Behaviour among Adolescent Girls’. Sarah currently holds an Associate Lecturer position within the School of Education, and teaches a range of health and physical education courses in both the primary and secondary teacher education courses at the undergraduate level. Sarah is an Associate Researcher within the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, her research has focused on the promotion of physical activity and reduction of sedentary behaviour amongst youth. Sarah currently has 10 peer-reviewed publications (since 2011), the majority published in international journals.

Research

Research keywords

  • Physical Activity
  • Sedentary Behaviour

Research expertise

Sarah is an Associate Researcher within the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, her research has focused on the promotion of physical activity and reduction of sedentary behaviour amongst youth. Sarah currently has 10 peer-reviewed publications (since 2011), the majority published in international journals.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110600Human Movement And Sports Science50
130210Physical Education And Development Curriculum And Pedagogy50

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Course Co-ordinator for PUBH2020 (Physical Education)

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Physical Education

Teaching expertise

Sarah currently holds an Associate Lecturer position within the School of Education, and teaches a range of health and physical education courses in both the primary and secondary teacher education courses at the undergraduate level.

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Publications

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Journal article (9 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Lai SK, Costigan SA, Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, Stodden DF, Salmon J, Barnett LM, 'Do School-Based Interventions Focusing on Physical Activity, Fitness, or Fundamental Movement Skill Competency Produce a Sustained Impact in These Outcomes in Children and Adolescents? A Systematic Review of Follow-Up Studies', SPORTS MEDICINE, 44 67-79 (2014)
2014Plotnikoff R, Morgan PJ, Lubans DR, Rhodes R, Costigan SA, 'The Intersect of Theory, Methods, and Translation in Guiding Interventions for the Promotion of Physical Activity: A Case Example of a Research Programme', AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGIST, 49 110-126 (2014)
2013Plotnikoff RC, Costigan SA, Karunamuni N, Lubans DR, 'Social cognitive theories used to explain physical activity behavior in adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis', PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 56 245-253 (2013) [C1]
2013Dewar DL, Plotnikoff RC, Morgan PJ, Okely AD, Costigan SA, Lubans DR, 'Testing Social-Cognitive Theory to Explain Physical Activity Change in Adolescent Girls From Low-Income Communities', RESEARCH QUARTERLY FOR EXERCISE AND SPORT, 84 483-491 (2013) [C1]
2013Plotnikoff RC, Costigan SA, Karunamuni ND, Lubans DR, 'Community-based physical activity interventions for treatment of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review with meta-analysis.', Frontiers in Endocrinology, 4 (2013) [C1]
2013Plotnikoff RC, Lubans DR, Costigan SA, McCargar L, 'A Test of the Theory of Planned Behavior to Predict Physical Activity in an Overweight/Obese Population Sample of Adolescents From Alberta, Canada', HEALTH EDUCATION & BEHAVIOR, 40 415-425 (2013) [C1]
2012Lubans DR, Plotnikoff RC, Morgan PJ, Dewar DL, Costigan SA, Collins CE, 'Explaining dietary intake in adolescent girls from disadvantaged secondary schools. A test of Social Cognitive Theory', Appetite, 58 517-524 (2012) [C1]
2012Lubans DR, Morgan PJ, Weaver KE, Callister R, Dewar DL, Costigan SA, et al., 'Rationale and study protocol for the Supporting Children's Outcomes Using Rewards, Exercise and Skills (SCORES) group randomized controlled trial: A physical activity and fundamental movement skills intervention for primary schools in low-income communities', BMC Public Health, 12 1-11 (2012) [C3]
2011Plotnikoff RC, Lubans DR, Costigan SA, 'A Test of the Theory of Planned Behavior to Explain Physical Activity in a Large Population Sample of Adolescents From Alberta, Canada', Journal of Adolescent Health, 49 547-549 (2011) [C1]
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Conference (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Dewar D, Lubans DR, Plotnikoff RC, Morgan PJ, Okely AD, Costigan SA, 'Explaining physical activity behaviour in adolescent girls from disadvantaged secondary schools: A test of social cognitive theory', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Sydney, Australia (2012) [E3]
2011Plotnikoff RC, Lubans DR, Costigan SA, Trinh L, Spence J, Downs S, McCargar L, 'A test of the theory of planned behavior to explain physical activity in a large population sample of Canadian adolescents', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
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Ms Sarah Costigan

Work Phone(02) 49854060
Fax(02) 4921 2084
Email
PositionsAssociate Lecturer
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Casual Project Assistant
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
316,
Advanced Technology Centre (ATC),
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/sarah-costigan