Who we are

We are world-leading researchers passionate about creating sustainable change to combat our modern epidemic of too much sitting.

Through the BeUpstanding Champion Toolkit we are committed to making the latest evidence-based messages and tools available to help create workplaces, where sitting less and moving more is the new norm.

BeUpstanding is evidence-based and cutting edge

BeUpstanding is the culmination of over 10 years of research into what works to reduce sitting time and increase movement in today’s working environment. It is based on the world-leading Stand Up Australia program of research conducted at The University of Queensland, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in collaboration with Deakin University and Australian government and industry.

This BeUpstanding Toolkit is continually evolving based on the latest evidence from both research and practice.

BeUpstanding was created and is led by researchers at The University of Queensland, Australia.

A/Prof Genevieve Healy

A/Prof Genevieve Healy is the Principal Investigator. She is a world-leading expert in sedentary behaviour. Her work has been seminal to understanding the risks of prolonged sitting and she is a strong advocate for dynamic workplaces to postively impact health, wellbeing, and work outcomes.

Dr Ana Goode

Dr Ana Goode is the Program Translation Leader. She is an expert in the translation and dissemination of evidence-based health-behaviour change and public health programs into practice. She is passionate about helping people and organisations adopt, deliver, evaluate and sustain programs to improve health and wellbeing.

We collaborated with some very special partners to deliver this initiative

The BeUpstanding Champion Toolkit is supported by the Comcare, Safe Work Australia, Office of Industrial Relations Queensland, VicHealth and the Heart Foundation WA / Healthier Workplace WA. The initial development of the Toolkit and the associated pilot study were funded by the Healthy Workers Initiative, Office of Industrial Relations Queensland.

We work with exceptional people to make it all happen

Academic

Professor David Dunstan

Professor Elizabeth Eakin

Professor Anthony LaMontagne

Professor Neville Owen

Professor Marj Moodie

Professor Leon Straker

Adjunct Professor Trevor Shilton

Associate Professor Nicholas Gilson

Technical & Creative

Sarah Hyne | SSH Design Co - User Experience Designer

Steve Goodwin | Software Development Pty Ltd

Simon J Green | The X Gene - Animation

Josh Hammond | Hint Media - Videography

Matthew Frith | kin8 - Marketing and Promotion