Dr Lindsey Reece

Senior Research Fellow
Prevention Research Collaboration
School of Public Health

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre


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Biographical details

Lindsey has extensive experience in applied research and evaluation, specialising in Physical Activity, Sport and Public Health. Within her current role as Research Fellow at the University of Sydney’s Prevention Research Collaboration, she is the Director of the SPRINTER (Sport and Active Recreation Intervention & Epidemiology Research) group - an innovative research partnership with the Office of Sport, NSW government.

Before taking up her Senior Fellowship at Sydney, Lindsey based herself in the UK, managing a broad range of research and evaluation initiatives for with Public Health England and Sport England to implement their national physical activity and sport strategies. Her portfolio included strategic program management of a city-wide physical activity pathway for people affected by cancer (Active Everyday); Child and Adolescent Obesity research leader for regional public health program; Joint evaluation leader for a GBP £10 million whole systems approach to obesity control (Sheffield Let’s change 4 life) and national evaluation leader for a physical activity programme aimed at integrating physical activity within clinical care pathways (Keep Active Keep Well, British Lung foundation).

A capable strategist and confident thought leader, Lindsey is happiest and at her best when managing numerous projects across a portfolio of highly complex, multi-sector programmes. Lindsey is also the Academic lead for parkrun au, and is an active member of the Global Research board for parkrun

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Reece, L., Clack, A. (2014). Breastfeeding: Engaging teenage mothers in healthy lifestyle change. In Angela Tod, & Julia Hirst (Eds.), Health and Inequality: Applying Public Health Research to Policy and Practice, (pp. 76-86). Abingdon: Taylor and Francis. [More Information]

Journals

  • Reece, L., Sachdev, P., Copeland, R., Thomson, M., Wales, J., Wright, N. (2017). Intra-gastric balloon as an adjunct to lifestyle support in severely obese adolescents; Impact on weight, physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and psychosocial well-being. International Journal of Obesity, 41(4), 591-597. [More Information]
  • Reece, L., Bissell, P., Copeland, R. (2016). �I just don�t want to get bullied anymore, then I can lead a normal life�; Insights into life as an obese adolescent and their views on obesity treatment. Health Expectations, 19(4), 897-907. [More Information]

2017

  • Reece, L., Sachdev, P., Copeland, R., Thomson, M., Wales, J., Wright, N. (2017). Intra-gastric balloon as an adjunct to lifestyle support in severely obese adolescents; Impact on weight, physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and psychosocial well-being. International Journal of Obesity, 41(4), 591-597. [More Information]

2016

  • Reece, L., Bissell, P., Copeland, R. (2016). �I just don�t want to get bullied anymore, then I can lead a normal life�; Insights into life as an obese adolescent and their views on obesity treatment. Health Expectations, 19(4), 897-907. [More Information]

2014

  • Reece, L., Clack, A. (2014). Breastfeeding: Engaging teenage mothers in healthy lifestyle change. In Angela Tod, & Julia Hirst (Eds.), Health and Inequality: Applying Public Health Research to Policy and Practice, (pp. 76-86). Abingdon: Taylor and Francis. [More Information]

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