Professor David Lubans is the Theme Lead for school-based research in the University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition. His research is focused on understanding the determinants of physical activity and the development and evaluation of interventions in school and community settings. Dr. Lubans is currently leading a number of research projects designed to evaluate the impact of physical activity interventions on behaviour, fitness, movement skills and social and emotional well-being in young people. He has over 140 peer-reviewed publications and as a chief investigator he has secured over $10 million in competitive research funding. He is the Principal Investigator on two Australian Research Council Discovery Projects focused on the promotion of physical activity and healthy eating among adolescents living in low-income communities. He is currently co-supervising 12 graduate students.
Dr. Lubans co-edited the first comprehensive guide to youth physical activity and the important role physical activity plays on cognitive, psychomotor, and social aspects of childhood. The book covers issues with physical activity measurement and discusses wide-ranging aspects of physical activity interventions. Brusseau T, Fairclough S, Lubans D, The Routledge Handbook of Youth Physical Activity, Routledge, Oxfordshire, 794 (2020)