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    Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physical Activity & Health Promotion

    CENTRE FOR SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH
    SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE
    CENTRAL QUEENSLAND UNIVERSITY

    The Centre for Social Science Research at Central Queensland University in
    Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia invites applications for a postdoctoral
    appointment in the area of physical activity and health promotion. This
    position forms part of a multi-institutional collaborative research project
    entitled "the development of a multi-strategy health promotion project
    focussing on physical activity and social determinants of health". The
    project is a community-based physical activity intervention study funded by
    Health Promotion Queensland.

    The project will develop, implement and evaluate an innovative
    community-based, multi-strategy health promotion program on physical
    activity (PA) and the social determinants of health. The overarching goal of
    the project is to create a sustainable model of community based PA promotion
    by working
    with the Rockhampton community to increase capacity to address determinants
    of physical activity. The aim of this program is to increase participation
    in PA in the community, with the particular focus on sedentary people from
    socially and economically disadvantaged groups.

    The project is the driven by a large Health Promotion Advisory and
    Evaluation Group and coordinated within the Rockhampton region through a
    Local Physical Activity Task Force. The research team is made up of a group
    of researchers from Central Queensland University, Queensland University of
    Technology and University of Queensland.

    The successful applicant must have a PhD in Health Promotion or Human
    Movement Science or a related field with particular skills in the area of
    public health. A background in successful project management and
    population-based research would be advantageous.

    This is a two-year fixed term full-time appointment at Senior Postdoctoral
    Research Fellow Level B. The remuneration package will be in the range of
    $50,370 to $59,814 per annum, including leave loading and employer
    superannuation entitlements.

    To obtain the position description and selection criteria please contact:
    Dr. Kerry Mummery
    School of Health & Human Performance
    Central Queensland University
    Rockhampton, QLD 4702.

    Enquiries can be made to:
    Dr Mummery at CQU
    Tel: 07 4930 6749
    Email: or
    Professor Wendy Brown at The University of Queensland
    Tel: 07 3365 6446
    Email:

    Further information about CQU and UQ can be found on their web-sites at:
    and

    Applications, including a curriculum vitae and written statements against
    the selection criteria of the position description should be forwarded to
    the Appointments Manager,
    Personnel Services Division,
    Central Queensland University,
    ROCKHAMPTON QLD 4702

    by no later than 4 pm Monday 15 October 2001.

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