Mrs Emma Pollock

Mrs Emma Pollock

Research student

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. 


Keywords

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

Languages

  • English (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 40
110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified 35
111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified 25

Professional Experience

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/1/2014 - 31/12/2014 Project Manager | Translation of the Healthy Dads Healthy Kids program in local communities: Transitioning for sustainability Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition - The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/1/2013 - 31/12/2016 Research Assistant to Professor David Lubans

Resistance Training for Teens Project Manager 

Switch-off for Healthy Minds Project Manager

Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition - The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/1/2014 - 31/1/2017 Research Assistant to Professor Philip Morgan Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition - The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/1/2015 - 31/12/2016 Project Manager | Resistance Training for Teens Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition - The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/7/2016 -  Project Manager | Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered Program Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition - The University of Newcastle
Australia
1/1/2015 - 31/12/2015 Resistance Training for Teens Professional Learning Workshop Deliverer School Sport Unit, NSW Department of Education and Training
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
University of Newcastle

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
EDUC2514 Primary Kinetics 1
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/2/2013 - 30/6/2013
EDUC4017 Applying Physical Education, Physical Activity and health Research in Primary Schools
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/7/2017 - 30/11/2017
EDUC1014 PE Studies 1: Motor Development and Skill Acquisition
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/2/2013 - 30/6/2013
EDUC2747 K-6 PDHPE
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/7/2014 - 30/11/2014
EDUC4017 Applying Physical Education, Physical Activity and health Research in Primary Schools
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/7/2016 - 30/11/2016
PUBH1030 Foundation studies in K-6 PDHPE
School of Education, The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/2/2017 - 30/6/2017
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Mrs Emma Pollock

Contact Details

Email emma.r.pollock@uon.edu.au
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