Joseph Scott

Joseph Scott
University of the Sunshine Coast | USC · School of Education and Tertiary Access

PhD, FHEA B. HPE, B.Tchg
Looking to collaborate with researchers and work together to enhance child and adolescent physical and mental health.

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Introduction
Dr Joseph J. Scott (Joe) is a Lecturer in Health and Physical Education (HPE) at the University of Sunshine Coast. He completed his PhD at University of Newcastle and is also an Adjunct Lecturer in HPE at Edith Cowan University. Dr Scott’s research focuses on implementing multifaceted approaches that promote physical and mental health of children and adolescents including increasing teachers ability to enhance youth health. Tw: @JoeScottHPE
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July 2010 - December 2017

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Publications (23)
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The Mosston and Ashworth (2002) Spectrum of teaching styles has been used heavily in Physical Education teaching and Sport Coaching around the world. While many are utilising various parts of the spectrum in their teaching or coaching, some still are confused how to implement the model into their teaching/coaching and/or are unsure of their role as...
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Issue addressed: Teachers play a vital role in developing children's sun protection routines however upskilling preservice teachers while at university has not yet been trialled as a targeted skin cancer prevention strategy. Hence, this study investigated PSTs perceptions and experiences of sun safety following a brief pilot intervention and place...
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Background: School-based physical activity is a global priority. However, HPE lessons, breaks, sporting and other physical activities often correspond with peak ultraviolet (UV) times, leaving youth particularly susceptible to harmful UV overexposure. Purpose: To investigate pre-service teacher UV awareness and perceived knowledge, skills and confi...
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Children demonstrate increasing early engagement with mobile media facilitated by its portability and interactivity. Parents are known to employ a range of mediation strategies for mobile media use but continue to have limited awareness about the impact of mobile media on their child’s executive functioning. Mobile media use has previously been sho...
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In 2014, the Australian Government established the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG) to advise on how teacher education programmes could ensure new teachers were adequately prepared for the classroom. Following this, the Australian Government endorsed a key recommendation of the TEMAG Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers report,...
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Teachers are responsible for children at school during peak ultraviolet (UV)times of the day. It is paramount that teachers have knowledge and understanding of UV to effectively protect themselves and their students.The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the effect of a short intervention on preservice teachers’ sun protective behaviours,kn...
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Sport Australia released the Australian Physical Literacy Framework (APLF) in 2019 to advance a national agenda for physical literacy (PL) and specifically, clarify and promote the development of PL in Australian sport and education sectors. For teachers, this policy initiative followed a period of curriculum development guided by the Australian Cu...
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Issue addressed Sun protection practices in Australian primary schools remain inconsistent. Therefore, this study investigates primary PSTs sun protective sun behaviours, ultraviolet (UV) radiation awareness and perceived ability to teach sun safety. Methods A convenience sample of undergraduate PSTs (N= 275; mean age=23.13 years) enrolled at one...
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This presentation provides eight daily exercises for adolescents that can be done anywhere, anytime with no equipment. The 10minute instructional exercise program combines safe strength conditioning and eccentric exercises using body weight to provide a comprehensive full body workout for adolescents. This video can be used in class for adolescents...
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This presentation discusses the release of the 2019 Australian 24hour movement guidelines and the recommendation that on least 3 days/week children and adolescents should be involved in activities that strengthen muscle and bone to maintain their physical health and reduce their risk of developing lifestyle related diseases in later life. Health an...
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Within the physical education literature, there remains to be contentions between the effectiveness of sporting- and movement-based approaches. Whilst both have noted strengths and weaknesses, there is little research into whether either is leading to quality physical education in Australian elementary schools. This paper therefore examines two of...
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Despite national Sun Safety campaigns, there remains an inconsistent approach to ultraviolet radiation (UV) protection in Western Australian primary schools. Primary school teachers play an important and influential role to educate young children about the dangers of UV. This research attempts to increase primary teachers understandings of UV and e...
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Educating primary students to move correctly has been a focus for physical education (PE) for decades. Although traditional approaches to PE focused on physical fitness to improve overall health, more recently, the importance of PE, its place within the Australian Curriculum, and the link between increased movement and academic performance across l...
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Objective To explore young people’s perceptions of pedometers and investigate behaviours exhibited while being monitored. Design Qualitative design using six focus groups with participants (mean age 14.7 years). Setting Study participants ( n = 24) were randomly selected from a previous study of 123 young people aged 14–15 years from three second...
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Objective: To determine the comparability and feasibility of wrist- and hip-worn accelerometers among free-living adolescents. Design: 89 adolescents (age=13-14years old) from eight secondary schools in New South Wales (NSW), Australia wore wrist-worn GENEActiv and hip-worn ActiGraph (GT3X+) accelerometers simultaneously for seven days and compl...
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This paper was presented as part of a symposium that explores the behavioural and technical issues that exist when measuring physical activity in youth.
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AimsThe aim of this study was to examine the test–retest reliability and concurrent validity of an adolescent single-item physical activity measure by comparing it with the existing Oxford Physical Activity Questionnaire (OPAQ) and accelerometer output.Methods Participants were 123 adolescents (14.7 ± 0.5 years) from three secondary schools in New...
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The science and practice of step counting in children (typically aged 6-11 years) and adolescents (typically aged 12-19 years) has evolved rapidly over a relatively brief period with the commercial availability of research-grade pedometers and accelerometers. Recent reviews have summarized considerations for assessing physical activity using pedome...
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Abstract The aim of this study was to investigate adolescents' potential reactivity and tampering while wearing pedometers by comparing different monitoring protocols to accelerometer output. The sample included adolescents (N = 123, age range = 14-15 years) from three secondary schools in New South Wales, Australia. Schools were randomised to one...
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This presentation explores research findings that focus behavioural issues in youth

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This exploratory study aims to investigate the feasbility of using an ePortfolio as a form of quality assessment to support the notion of physical literacy development in a sample of Western Australian primary year 5 and 6 students. It specifically seeks to investigate the pedagogical, pragmatic and technical considerations for implementing an ePortfolio to assess physical literacy as a learning journey.
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The aim of this research project is to investigate parents’ perceptions of their school-aged child's digital device use, including quantity and type of use and the observed impacts of digital devices on their child's life, specifically behaviour and executive functions. These perspectives provide a framework for developing evidence-based guidelines for parenting decisions regarding digital devices. Findings from this study will identify any perceived benefits or limitations of parenting practices related to their child's digital device use.
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This research project will examine primary school teachers; current self-perceived ability to teach about UVR and sun protection, their knowledge of the topic, how skin cancer prevention is prioritised against the other health areas, their own personal sun protection habits and willingness to engage in sun protection in the school environment, their awareness about the SunSmart Schools program and the curriculum materials that the Cancer Society has available. It is anticipated that this information will identify potential gaps in knowledge that will be used to inform the design of an intervention for this group.