Public seminar - Physical Activity and Nutrition

Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 11:00 am — Wednesday, 25 June 2014, 01:00 pm

Location University of Newcastle, Advanced Technology Centre Lecture Theatre (ATC210)
Contact Wayne Durand (
RSVP Monday, 23 June 2014

This public seminar hosted by the University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition presents Professor Joan Bottorf and Associate Professor Cristina Caperchione from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Integrating smoking cessation, physical activity and fathering: supporting dads to be smoke free

Joan Bottorff

Professor Joan Bottorff (UBC, Canada)

Fatherhood provides an opportunity to mobilize masculinities to support health behaviour change.  To take advantage of this opportunity, a unique program has been designed to support smoking cessation for new fathers at a time when men's aspirations to be good fathers and role models for their children are at odds with smoking. Informed by our research findings, suggestions by fathers who smoke, and evidence-based smoking cessation guidelines, Dads in Gear (DIG) is the first program of its kind to integrate smoking cessation, competencies in fathering, and healthy living (i.e., physical activity and healthy eating) to increase the success of quitting. The novel approach will be described and pilot study results presented.

Joan L. Bottorff, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN

Professor, School of Nursing and Director, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention,  University of British Columbia Okanagan; and Professorial Fellow, Australian Catholic University


What happens when a physical activity and nutrition intervention is translated to the 'real world'? Using RE-AIM to examine community translation of the ManUp intervention

Cristina Caperchione 

Associate Professor Cristina Caperchione (UBC, Canada)

Translating evidence-based interventions into community practice is vital to health promotion. Using the RE-AIM framework, this study examined the community translation of the ManUp intervention, which had been previously tested by a randomised control trial. The ManUp intervention was a large, multi-strategy, multi-site randomised control trail investigating the effectiveness of strategies (including IT) to support lifestyle risk modification in men (aged 35-54) in relation to physical activity and nutrition in a regional area of Queensland, Australia. Data were collected for each RE-AIM measure (Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, Maintenance) using computer assisted telephone interview survey (N=312), interviews with key stakeholders from local organizations (n=12), and examination of project-related statistics and findings. Individual and organisational level findings for each RE-AIM dimensions will be presented, as well, challenges and implications associated with the translation of health promotion interventions into a real world setting will be discussed.

Dr. Caperchione is an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences. Dr. Caperchione's research interests include the area of health-related physical activity and the use of behavioural change strategies for community level health promotion, with an emphasis on vulnerable, at risk populations.