Professor Neville Owen
Neville is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and Distinguished Professor Health Sciences in the Centre for Urban Transitions at Swinburne University. He has honorary appointments as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Queensland and the Department of Medicine at Monash University.
His research relates to the primary prevention of diabetes, heart disease and cancer, through identifying the health consequences and environmental determinates of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour – too little exercise and too much sitting. This involves laboratory-based experimental work, large scale prospective observational studies and field-based randomised controlled trials. He has published some 600 peer-reviewed papers and chapters.
Neville has been supported continuously by grants from the NHMRC since 1992, and has recently completed his second five-year Program Grant (Sitting less and moving more: population health research to understand and influence sedentary behaviour), and a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (Sitting time and chronic disease — measurement, mechanisms and interventions).