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In this section you will find information regarding:

  • National and international organisations involved in sport, recreation and/or physical activity.
  • Research/academic papers co-authored by SPARC staff. However, because SPARC is not the owner of the copyright for the majority of these publications, we are unable to supply reproductions. If you would like to obtain a copy of any of these papers, we suggest you contact the publisher or your local library.

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Journal Publications Based on SPARC-Commissioned Research

Sallis, J., Bowles, H., Bauman, A., Ainsworth, B., Bull, F., Craig, C., et al.  (in press).  Neighborhood environments are related to physical activity among adults in 11 countries.  American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Bauman, A., Bull, F., Chey, T., Craig, C., Ainsworth, B., Sallis, J., et al. (2009) The International Prevalence Study on physical activity: Results from 20 countries. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity 2009, Vol.6: 21

Moy, K., Scragg, R., McLean, G., & Carr, H. (2008). The New Zealand Physical Activity Questionnaires: Validation by heart rate monitoring in a multiethnic population. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Vol. 5 (S1): S45-S61.

Grant, B., Jones, P., McLean, G., & O’Neill, D. (2007). Physical activity in the lives of midlife and older New Zealanders. Australasian Parks and Leisure, Vol.10 (3), Spring 2007: 45-48.

Mummery, K., Schofield, G., Kolt, G., & McLean, G. (2007). Association between physical activity and other lifestyle behaviours in older New Zealanders. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Vol.4 (4): 411-42.

Phongsavan, P., McLean, G., & Bauman, A. (2007). Gender differences in influences of perceived environmental and psychosocial correlates on recommended levels of physical activity among New Zealanders. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Vol. 8 (6): 939-950.

Badland, H., & Schofield, G. (2006). Perceptions of replacing car journeys with non-motorised travel: Exploring relationships in a cross-sectional adult population sample. Preventive Medicine, 43 (3): 222-225.

Badland, H., & Schofield, G. (2006). Understanding town size and physical activity levels: A population study. Health and Place, 12: 538-546.

Croteau, K., Schofield, G., and McLean, G. (2006). Physical activity advice and green prescription in a primary care setting. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(3): 262-267.

McLean, G., Smith, B., Bauman, A., Carr, H., & Tobias, M. (2005). The Public Health 'Bledisloe Cup'. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 29(5): 490-491.

Moy, K., Scragg, R., McLean, G., & Carr, H. (2005). MET intensities of culturally-specific physical activities performed by New Zealanders. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119 (1235): 57-71.

Schofield, G., Croteau, K., & McLean, G. (2005). Trust levels of physical activity information sources: A population study. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 16(3):221-224.

McLean, G. (2004). Push Play media campaign a key component of a comprehensive long term strategy to increase physical activity levels. A case study. Social Marketing Down Under. Available from http://www.socialmarketing.co.nz/index.html

McLean, G., & Teague, M. (2004). Obstacles to Action: A Study of New Zealanders' Physical Activity and Nutrition: Qualitative Phase. Australasian Journal of Parks and Leisure, Summer.

McLean G., & Tobias, M. (2004). The New Zealand Physical Activity Questionnaire: Report on the validation of the NZPAQ-long and NZPAQ-short form physical activity questionnaires. SPARC: Wellington.

McLean, G. & Tobias, M. (2004). New Zealand Physical Activity Questionnaires. SPARC: Wellington.

McLean, G., & Watts, C. (2004). Obstacles to Action: A Study of New Zealanders' Physical Activity and Nutrition: Qualitative Phase. Australasian Journal of Parks and Leisure, Winter.

Bauman, A., McLean, G., Walker, S., Hurdle, D., Boyd, J., & Carr, H. (2003). Evaluating Push Play. New Zealand Medical Journal,1176.

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