23 November 2010

Two University of Queensland researchers are among 10 Queensland researchers to receive Tall Poppy awards at the Premier’s Science and Innovation reception this evening, November 23.

They are:

• Dr Genevieve Healy of the School of Population Health, whose work has already linked prolonged sitting to obesity, high blood sugars and blood fats, and premature death, regardless of any other exercise undertaken.

Dr Healy's current research is focused on workplace sitting behaviours and whether changes in these behaviours improve the health of workers overall.

• Dr Trevor Russell of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, who has developed a mobile videoconferencing system to provide real time objective measurement tools for assessing patients in their homes via the internet.

He aims to investigate the efficiency and cost benefits of treatment via telerehabilitation