Dr Lina Engelen

Research Fellow
Public Health, School of Public Health

Telephone +61 2 86271843

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Biographical details

Lina Engelen is a physiologist by vocation with a background in oral perception and food science. In more recent years she has studied how children and adults can be more physically active and less sedentary through different types of interventions, including playground and workplace interventions. Her research is currently also looking at Active Design, the indoor environments and their effects on activity and sitting related behaviour, as well as on perceptions of workplace and productivity. In the field of children’s physical activity, she is also very interested in the aspect of healthy risk taking

1998: MSc - Lund University, Sweden

2004: PhD - Faculty of Medicine at University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

2004-2006: Post-Doc at Lausanne, Switzerland

2009: Research Fellow, the University of Sydney

Research interests

Physical activity, Sedentary behaviour, Workplace health, Active Design, Children's physical activity and play, and public health

Chemosensory science, in particular texture perception

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Engelen, L., Naughton, G., Niehues, A. (2014). The Sydney Playground Project: A playful approach to promoting health and wellbeing. In Susanne Garvis, Donna Pendergast (Eds.), Health and Wellbeing in Childhood, (pp. 349-360). Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
  • Engelen, L., de Wijk, R. (2012). Food Oral Processing and Texture Perception. In Jianshe Chen, Lina Engelen (Eds.), Food Oral Processing: Fundamentals of Eating and Sensory Perception, (pp. 159-176). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Engelen, L. (2012). Oral Receptors. In Jianshe Chen, Lina Engelen (Eds.), Food Oral Processing: Fundamentals of Eating and Sensory Perception, (pp. 15-43). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Wyver, S., Tranter, P., Sandseter, E., Naughton, G., Little, H., Bundy, A., Ragen, J., Engelen, L. (2012). Places to Play Outdoors: Sedentary and Safe or Active and Risky? In Peter Whiteman, Katey De Gioia (Eds.), Children and Childhoods 1: Perspectives, Places and Practices, (pp. 85-107). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Journals

  • Engelen, L., Bauman, A., Bellew, W., Caillaud, C., Merom, D., Fiatarone Singh, M., Mackey, M., Johnson, N., Davis, G., Shirley, D., Neubeck, A., Van Der Ploeg, H., Kite, J., Chau, J., Hardy, L., Phongsavan, P., Kummerfeld, R., Williams, K., Cornett, K., et al (2015). Capacity building in physical activity and non-communicable disease prevention: a low-cost online training course can reach isolated practitioners. Global Health Promotion, in press.
  • Engelen, L., Bundy, A., Lau, J., Naughton, G., Wyver, S., Bauman, A., Baur, L. (2015). Understanding patterns of young children’s physical activity after school - It’s all about context: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(3), 335-339. [More Information]
  • Engelen, L., Bundy, A., Bauman, A., Naughton, G., Wyver, S., Baur, L. (2015). Young Children's After-School Activities - There's More to it Than Screen Time: A Cross-Sectional Study of Young Primary School Children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(1), 8-12. [More Information]
  • Schranz, N., Olds, T., Cliff, D., Davern, M., Engelen, L., Giles-Corti, B., Gomersall, S., Hardy, L., Hesketh, K., Hills, A., Macniven, R., et al (2014). Results From Australia’s 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(Supp 1), S21-S25. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., O'Hara, B., Hector, D., Engelen, L., Eades, S. (2014). Temporal trends in weight and current weight-related behaviour of Australian Aboriginal school-aged children. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(11), 667-671. [More Information]
  • Niehues, A., Bundy, A., Broom, A., Tranter, P., Ragen, J., Engelen, L. (2013). Everyday uncertainties: reframing perceptions of risk in outdoor free play. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 13(3), 223-237. [More Information]
  • Engelen, L., Bundy, A., Naughton, G., Simpson, J., Bauman, A., Ragen, J., Baur, L., Wyver, S., Tranter, P., Niehues, A., Perry, G., Jessup, G., Van Der Ploeg, H., et al (2013). Increasing physical activity in young primary school children - it's child's play: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Preventive Medicine, 56(5), 319-325. [More Information]
  • Lau, J., Engelen, L., Bundy, A. (2013). Parents' Perceptions of Children's Physical Activity Compared on Two Electronic Diaries. Pediatric Exercise Science, 25(1), 124-137. [More Information]
  • Bundy, A., Kolrosova, J., Paguinto, S., Bray, P., Swain, B., Wallen, M., Engelen, L. (2011). Comparing the Effectiveness of a Parent Group Intervention with Child-Based Intervention for Promoting Playfulness in Children with Disabilities. Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy, 20(4), 95-114.
  • Bundy, A., Naughton, G., Tranter, P., Wyver, S., Baur, L., Schiller, W., Bauman, A., Engelen, L., Ragen, J., Luckett, T., Niehues, A., Stewart, G., Jessup, G., Brentnall, J. (2011). The Sydney Playground Project: Popping the bubblewrap - unleashing the power of play: A cluster randomized controlled trial of a primary school playground-based intervention aiming to increase children's physical activity and social skills. BMC Public Health, 11, 680-1-680-9. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Wyver, S., Engelen, L., Bundy, A., Naughton, G. (2012). What's eating into school recess? Implications of extended eating for free play and physical activity. 2012 Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).

2015

  • Engelen, L., Bauman, A., Bellew, W., Caillaud, C., Merom, D., Fiatarone Singh, M., Mackey, M., Johnson, N., Davis, G., Shirley, D., Neubeck, A., Van Der Ploeg, H., Kite, J., Chau, J., Hardy, L., Phongsavan, P., Kummerfeld, R., Williams, K., Cornett, K., et al (2015). Capacity building in physical activity and non-communicable disease prevention: a low-cost online training course can reach isolated practitioners. Global Health Promotion, in press.
  • Engelen, L., Bundy, A., Lau, J., Naughton, G., Wyver, S., Bauman, A., Baur, L. (2015). Understanding patterns of young children’s physical activity after school - It’s all about context: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(3), 335-339. [More Information]
  • Engelen, L., Bundy, A., Bauman, A., Naughton, G., Wyver, S., Baur, L. (2015). Young Children's After-School Activities - There's More to it Than Screen Time: A Cross-Sectional Study of Young Primary School Children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(1), 8-12. [More Information]

2014

  • Schranz, N., Olds, T., Cliff, D., Davern, M., Engelen, L., Giles-Corti, B., Gomersall, S., Hardy, L., Hesketh, K., Hills, A., Macniven, R., et al (2014). Results From Australia’s 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(Supp 1), S21-S25. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., O'Hara, B., Hector, D., Engelen, L., Eades, S. (2014). Temporal trends in weight and current weight-related behaviour of Australian Aboriginal school-aged children. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(11), 667-671. [More Information]
  • Wyver, S., Bundy, A., Engelen, L., Naughton, G., Niehues, A. (2014). The Sydney Playground Project: A playful approach to promoting health and wellbeing. In Susanne Garvis, Donna Pendergast (Eds.), Health and Wellbeing in Childhood, (pp. 349-360). Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

2013

  • Niehues, A., Bundy, A., Broom, A., Tranter, P., Ragen, J., Engelen, L. (2013). Everyday uncertainties: reframing perceptions of risk in outdoor free play. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 13(3), 223-237. [More Information]
  • Engelen, L., Bundy, A., Naughton, G., Simpson, J., Bauman, A., Ragen, J., Baur, L., Wyver, S., Tranter, P., Niehues, A., Perry, G., Jessup, G., Van Der Ploeg, H., et al (2013). Increasing physical activity in young primary school children - it's child's play: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Preventive Medicine, 56(5), 319-325. [More Information]
  • Lau, J., Engelen, L., Bundy, A. (2013). Parents' Perceptions of Children's Physical Activity Compared on Two Electronic Diaries. Pediatric Exercise Science, 25(1), 124-137. [More Information]

2012

  • Engelen, L., de Wijk, R. (2012). Food Oral Processing and Texture Perception. In Jianshe Chen, Lina Engelen (Eds.), Food Oral Processing: Fundamentals of Eating and Sensory Perception, (pp. 159-176). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Engelen, L. (2012). Oral Receptors. In Jianshe Chen, Lina Engelen (Eds.), Food Oral Processing: Fundamentals of Eating and Sensory Perception, (pp. 15-43). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Wyver, S., Tranter, P., Sandseter, E., Naughton, G., Little, H., Bundy, A., Ragen, J., Engelen, L. (2012). Places to Play Outdoors: Sedentary and Safe or Active and Risky? In Peter Whiteman, Katey De Gioia (Eds.), Children and Childhoods 1: Perspectives, Places and Practices, (pp. 85-107). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Wyver, S., Engelen, L., Bundy, A., Naughton, G. (2012). What's eating into school recess? Implications of extended eating for free play and physical activity. 2012 Joint International Conference of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) and the Asia Pacific Educational Research Association (APERA), Sydney: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).

2011

  • Bundy, A., Kolrosova, J., Paguinto, S., Bray, P., Swain, B., Wallen, M., Engelen, L. (2011). Comparing the Effectiveness of a Parent Group Intervention with Child-Based Intervention for Promoting Playfulness in Children with Disabilities. Israeli Journal of Occupational Therapy, 20(4), 95-114.
  • Bundy, A., Naughton, G., Tranter, P., Wyver, S., Baur, L., Schiller, W., Bauman, A., Engelen, L., Ragen, J., Luckett, T., Niehues, A., Stewart, G., Jessup, G., Brentnall, J. (2011). The Sydney Playground Project: Popping the bubblewrap - unleashing the power of play: A cluster randomized controlled trial of a primary school playground-based intervention aiming to increase children's physical activity and social skills. BMC Public Health, 11, 680-1-680-9. [More Information]

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