Miss Emma Pollock

Miss Emma Pollock

Casual Academic

School of Education

Career Summary

Biography

Ms. Emma Pollock is a PhD student at the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition in the School of Education. In February 2017, Emma received a 'University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarship' to conduct her thesis titled 'A mixed methods evaluation of the Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered (DADEE) Program.'  Emma also completed a Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of PDHPE (Hons) at the University of Newcastle in 2009.

Prior to beginning postgraduate studies, Emma has worked as a Research Assistant to Professor Philip Morgan and Professor David Lubans on projects such as 'SCORES' (Supporting Children's Outcomes using Rewards, Exercise and Skills), 'Switch-off 4 Healthy Minds' and 'High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) for Teens'. She also worked as Project Manager on the 'Resistance Training 4 Teens', 'Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids' and 'DADEE' programs. 

Emma has also taught as a PDHPE teacher in local secondary schools and is a current Casual Academic in Health and Physical Education at the University of Newcastle. 


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Teaching/B Health & Phys Educ (Hons), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Children
  • Community-based research
  • Intervention
  • Obesity
  • Parenting for physical activity
  • Physical activity
  • Physical education
  • Public health

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 50
110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Education
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2016 -  Project Manager | Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered Program Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition - The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2015 - 31/12/2016 Project Manager | Resistance Training for Teens Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition - The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2015 - 31/12/2016 Resistance Training for Teens Professional Learning Workshop Deliverer School Sport Unit, NSW Department of Education and Training
Australia
1/01/2014 - 31/12/2014 Project Manager | Translation of the Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids Program Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition - The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2014 - 31/01/2017 Research Assistant to Professor Philip Morgan Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition - The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2013 - 31/12/2016 Research Assistant to Professor David Lubans Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition - The University of Newcastle
Australia

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/10/2009 - 31/12/2014 PDHPE Teacher (secondary) NSW Department of Education and Training
Australia

Awards

Scholarship

Year Award
2017 University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarship
The University of Newcastle

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
EDUC1014 PE Studies 1: Motor Development and Skill Acquisition
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/02/2013 - 30/06/2013
PUBH1030 Foundation studies in K-6 PDHPE
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/02/2017 - 30/06/2017
EDUC2514 Primary Kinetics 1
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/02/2013 - 30/06/2013
EDUC2747 K-6 PDHPE
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/07/2014 - 30/11/2014
EDUC4017 Applying Physical Education, Physical Activity and health Research in Primary Schools
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/07/2016 - 30/11/2016
EDUC4017 Applying Physical Education, Physical Activity and health Research in Primary Schools
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/07/2017 - 30/11/2017
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Morgan PJ, Young MD, Barnes AT, Eather N, Pollock ER, Lubans DR, 'Engaging Fathers to Increase Physical Activity in Girls: The "Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered" (DADEE) Randomized Controlled Trial', Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 53 39-52 (2019) [C1]

© The Author(s) 2018. Background: Existing strategies to increase girls' physical activity levels have seen limited success. Fathers may influence their children's physi... [more]

© The Author(s) 2018. Background: Existing strategies to increase girls' physical activity levels have seen limited success. Fathers may influence their children's physical activity, but often spend more time with their sons and rarely participate in family-based programs. Purpose: To test a novel program designed to increase the physical activity levels of fathers and their daughters. Methods: In a two-arm RCT, 115 fathers (29-53 years) and 153 daughters (4-12 years) were randomized to (i) the "Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered" (DADEE) program, or (ii) a wait-list control. The 8-week program included weekly educational and practical sessions plus home tasks. Assessments were at baseline, 2 months (postintervention), and 9 months. The primary outcomes were father-daughter physical activity levels (pedometry). Secondary outcomes included screen-time, daughters' fundamental movement skill proficiency (FMS: perceived and objective), and fathers' physical activity parenting practices. Results: Primary outcome data were obtained from 88% of daughters and 90% of fathers at 9 months. Intentionto-treat analyses revealed favorable group-by-time effects for physical activity in daughters (p = .02, d = 0.4) and fathers (p < .001, d = 0.7) at postintervention, which were maintained at 9 months. At postintervention and follow-up, significant effects (p < .05) were also identified for daughters' FMS competence (objective: d = 1.1-1.2; perceived: d = 0.4-0.6), a range of fathers' physical activity parenting practices (d = 0.3-0.8), and screen-time for daughters (d = 0.5-0.8) and fathers (d = 0.4-0.6, postintervention only). Program satisfaction and attendance were very high. Conclusions: This study provided the first experimental evidence that efforts to increase physical activity behavior in preadolescent girls would benefit from a meaningful engagement of fathers.

DOI 10.1093/abm/kay015
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors David Lubans, Alyce Barnes, Myles Young, Narelle Eather, Philip Morgan
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 5
Total funding $2,800,867

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20192 grants / $2,422,964

Daughters and Dads: Active and Empowered$2,400,000

Funding body: Office of Sport

Funding body Office of Sport
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Myles Young, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Narelle Eather, Miss Emma Pollock
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2022
GNo G1900853
Type Of Funding C2210 - Aust StateTerritoryLocal - Own Purpose
Category 2210
UON Y

The Daughters And Dads Project UK – An adaptation and scale up of the Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered (DADEE) program$22,964

Funding body: Women in Sport

Funding body Women in Sport
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Myles Young, Miss Emma Pollock, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Narelle Eather, Doctor Alyce Barnes, Ms Heather Smith
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1900446
Type Of Funding C3212 - International Not for profit
Category 3212
UON Y

20181 grants / $7,956

DADEE Sports Equipment$7,956

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Myles Young, Miss Emma Pollock, Professor David Lubans, Doctor Narelle Eather, Doctor Alyce Barnes
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1801363
Type Of Funding C3120 - Aust Philanthropy
Category 3120
UON Y

20172 grants / $369,947

Healthy Youngsters, Healthy Dads$349,947

Funding body: Greater Charitable Foundation

Funding body Greater Charitable Foundation
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Myles Young, Doctor Alyce Barnes, Professor Clare Collins, Miss Emma Pollock
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1700650
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

Healthy Youngsters, Healthy Dads: A healthy-lifestyle program targeting fathers and their preschool-aged children$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Philip Morgan, Doctor Myles Young, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Alyce Barnes, Miss Emma Pollock
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700700
Type Of Funding C3120 - Aust Philanthropy
Category 3120
UON Y
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Miss Emma Pollock

Position

Casual Academic
PRC Physical Activity and Nutrition
School of Education
Faculty of Education and Arts

Contact Details

Email emma.r.pollock@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6884
Link Twitter

Office

Room ATC301
Building ATC
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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