Researcher

Dr Rona Macniven

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases), Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified

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Biography

Dr Rona Macniven specialises in physical activity, sport, falls prevention, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and public health research and is a part-time Research Fellow in the School of Population Health at UNSW Sydney. She commenced a Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship in July 2021. Her research examines physical health and social and emotional wellbeing and the impact of physical activity and sport across the lifespan,...view more

Dr Rona Macniven specialises in physical activity, sport, falls prevention, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and public health research and is a part-time Research Fellow in the School of Population Health at UNSW Sydney. She commenced a Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship in July 2021. Her research examines physical health and social and emotional wellbeing and the impact of physical activity and sport across the lifespan, particularly among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Rona co-ordinates research on the Ironbark project, a multi-site, multi-institutional trial to prevent falls among Aboriginal adults age 45 years and above in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia. She also leads other epidemiological and community evaluation research studies in collaboration with multiple academic institutions and community groups, including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. She has undertaken consultancy work and secondment placements within large Australian NGOs to translate research into practice. 


My Grants

Tang D, Macniven R, Jones C, Gopinath B. Developing, implementing and evaluating an online group intervention to improve the wellbeing of people with age-related macular degeneration. Macular Disease Foundation Australia, 2021; $45,466.

Macniven RGenerating evidence on the impact of physical activity on the cardiovascular health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples across the life-course. Heart Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2021-2023; $151,200.


My Qualifications

PhD Public Health, The University of Sydney

MSc. Physical Activity and Health, Loughborough University (UK)

BSc. (Hons) Physical Education, Sports Science and Recreation Management, Loughborough University (UK) 


My Awards

Macniven R. Heart Foundation 2020 Paul Korner Innovation Award. $20,000.

 


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, Masters, PhD

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