Professor Chris Rissel

Public Health, School of Public Health

K25 - Medical Foundation Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Curriculum vitae

Research interests

Professor Chris Rissel has over 200 peer-reviewed published articles plus dozens of research reports and book chapters. His current research interests focus on obesity prevention and active transport with a particular emphasis on cycling advocacy. He also has research interests in tobacco control and sexual health. He is a co-author of the national report 'Getting Australia Moving - barriers, facilitators and interventions to get more Australians physically active through cycling'. Chris was one of the Chief Investigators of the Australian Study of Health and Relationships (AHSR) the first national sexual health survey in Australia. The second ASHR project has been funded by the NHMRC.

Current national competitive grants*


The development and application of an evaluation framework to assess transport, health and economic impacts of new urban cycling infrastructure
Rissel C, Greaves S, Wen L, Capon A
ARC Linkage Project ($382,219 over 3 years)


Effectiveness of an early intervention trial to prevent obesity - Phase 2: Follow-up and cost effectiveness analysis
Wen L, Baur L, Rissel C, Flood V, Simpson J, Hayes A, Hardy L
NHMRC Project Grant ($420,489 over 4 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney