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Global Editorial Board

The Global Editorial Board members offer strategic guidance and assistance for GlobalPANet as well as maintaining an active involvement in co-ordinating network activities. Additionally members also contribute to journal article commentaries and covers of GlobalPANet as well as providing high-level advice.


Professor Adrian Bauman is Co-Director and co-founder of GlobalPANet. He is the Sesquicentenary Professor of Public Health, and Director of the Prevention Research Collaboration at The University of Sydney. He has extensive experience in physical activity epidemiology and disease prevention research. Professor Bauman is an eminent global leader in physical activity surveillance, global physical activity policy, and in translating physical activity evidence into practice. Professor Bauman is a member of the Board of ISPAH. He is one of the world's most widely published authors in the area of physical activity and public health. Professor Bauman has published many hundreds of scientific papers in the scientific literature and is a widely sought after keynote and plenary speaker at international conferences.   
Professor Steven N. Blair is Professor in the Departments of Exercise Science and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. Dr. Blair is a Fellow in the American College of Epidemiology, Society for Behavioral Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, and American Kinesiology Academy; and was elected to membership in the American Epidemiological Society. 
Dr. Blair is a past-president of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, and the American Kinesiology Academy.  Dr. Blair is the recipient of three honorary doctoral degrees--Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium; Doctor of Health Science degree from Lander University, U.S.; and Doctor of Science Honoris Causa, University of Bristol, UK.   He has received awards from many professional associations, including a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health, ACSM Honor Award, Population Science Award from the American Heart Association, and is one of the few individuals outside the U.S. Public Health Service to be awarded the Surgeon General's Medallion.  He has delivered lectures to medical, scientific, and lay groups in 48 states and 50 countries.  His research focuses on the associations between lifestyle and health, with a specific emphasis on exercise, physical fitness, body composition, and chronic disease.  He has published over 550 papers and chapters in the scientific literature, and is one of the most highly cited exercise scientists with over 28,000 citations to his body of work.  He was the Senior Scientific Editor for the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Physical Activity and Health.

Professor Wendy Brown is Professor of Physical Activity and Health in the School of Human Movement Studies at the University of Queensland. Wendy's principal research interests are in the links between physical activity, sitting time, weight gain, and public health, the promotion of physical activity and healthy weight, and the measurement of population levels of physical activity. Wendy was the lead investigator on the '10,000 steps Rockhampton' project - a multi-strategy intervention project which sought to activate the 60,000 residents of Rockhampton in Central Queensland.  More recently her intervention work has focused on the role of physical activity in the prevention and management of chronic disease in the baby boomer generation. 
Professor Brown's work in the area of understanding and influencing physical activity in populations has been widely used to inform the development of evidence-based policy and practice in the government and non-government sector.  For example, she was a member of the 'Prevention and Healthy Ageing' Sub-Committee of the Prime Minister's Science and Engineering Innovation Council from 2002-2003 and more recently an adviser to the National Preventative Health Task Force, and to the Department of Health and Ageing on the development of the new National Health Survey and review of the national physical activity guidelines  She is a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation, and an international fellow of the American College of Sports Science and the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.  Her work is widely published in the international scientific literature, as well as in the lay press, which aids with dissemination of important public health messages to the general population.

Professor Fiona Bull is Director of the Centre for Built Environment and Health (CBEH), School of Population Health at The University of Western Australia and Chair of Global Advocacy for Physical Activity Council (GAPA) – The Advocacy Council of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH).  She is also Visiting Professor of Physical Activity at Loughborough University working with the National Centre for Physical Activity and Health in the UK and Visiting Professor at the UKCRC Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), Institute of Public Health, Cambridge University, UK.
Professor Bull has a background in public health, physical activity, education and exercise science. Across a 20 year career she has over 100 publications and been awarded over AUS$13million in research income across her work in the UK and Australia. The primary focus of her research is the prevention of chronic disease and promotion of healthy living through increasing physical activity. Her specific research interests include: the role of the built environment; population surveillance of risk factors; evaluation of population-based approaches to physical activity and NCD prevention; and national policy development and evaluation. Her work extends across both developed and developing countries and she has extensive national and international research collaborations and ongoing work with the World Health Organisation.
Professor Bull has led the development of GAPA as an independent, professional, global advocacy group contributing to the global agenda on physical activity and supporting the development of global capacity on physical activity and facilitating national policy development. She led the development of the Toronto Charter on Physical Activity: A Global Call for Action (2010) and the “Seven Investments that work for physical activity” (2011) a supplementary document produced for the UN Meeting in Sept 2011.

Dr. Harold W. (Bill) Kohl, III is Professor of Epidemiology and Kinesiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus and the University of Texas, Austin.  Prior to this appointment, he served as Lead Epidemiologist and Team Leader in the Physical Activity and Health Branch of the Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.   He has worked since 1984 in the area of physical activity and health, including conducting research, developing and evaluating intervention programs for adults and children, and developing and advising on policy issues.  He is the founding president of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health.  He has served in an editorial capacity for several scientific journals and is currently Co-Editor of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health.  He has published more than 150 papers, chapters and monographs in the scientific literature.
Victor Matsudo is the Scientific Director of the Physical Fitness Research Centre from São Caetano do Sul (CELAFISCS) and Chairman of the Agita São Paulo Program, and of the Physical Activity Network of Americas (RAFA-PANA). He was the past Chair and current Executive Board Member of the Agita Mundo Network. He is also the Vice President of the International Council of Sports Sciences and Physical Education ICSSPE/CIEPSS, UNESCO Status A.  He was the winner of the International Prize of Sports Medicine in the Olympics, BARCELONA,1992;  of the International Prize “Philip Noël Baker ” – Sports Medicine, 1995; and of the International Prize Principe Faisal of the International Federation of Physical Education,1996. Victor is also a Fellow of "American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education" and a member of the Sports Nutritional Committee of International Olympic Committee. He is also a Scientific Editor of the Brazilian Journal of Sports Sciences and member of the Editorial Board of several Scientific Journals.
Professor Jo Salmon holds a Personal Chair in the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, and her position is supported by a Principal Research Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council. Her research interests are in the use of objective devices for assessing physical activity and sedentary behaviour; examining cross-sectional and longitudinal influences on these behaviours over time; and assessing the efficacy of interventions to reduce children’s sedentary behaviours and promote physical activity. Jo has been a Chief Investigator on 18 nationally competitive grants and more than 10 internationally funded projects, and has published more than 150 peer-review journal articles and book chapters, in these and related areas. She has been an invited or keynote speaker at 11 international scientific conferences and meetings and played a key role in development of the National Child and Youth Physical Activity Recommendations for 0-5 year olds and 5-18 year olds in Australia. She was an Executive Committee Member of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2005-7), is Chair of the National Physical Activity Advisory Committee for the National Heart Foundation of Australia, and is currently Co-Chair of the Council on Obesity Prevention and Management for the International Society for Physical Activity and Health.
Adjunct Associate Professor Trevor Shilton is Director of Cardiovascular Health at the National Heart Foundation of Australia (WA). He is also Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Population Health at the University of Western Australia. Trevor is Global Vice President for Advocacy for the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE), and manages that organisation’s global advocacy. He is also Deputy Chair of Global Advocacy for Physical Activity (GAPA), the Advocacy Council of ISPAH. In Australia Trevor was the founding National President of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) and is a Life Member.
Trevor has over 25 years experience in health promotion, has published book chapters and over 35 papers in peer reviewed journals. He has managed national and international conferences and given numerous oral presentations and workshops. He has participated in guideline and policy development in Australia, Canada and the United States. Trevor has a passionate interest in physical activity advocacy. He has directed major community-wide initiatives, including social marketing campaigns in physical activity, obesity and tobacco – including  Find Thirty every day, Draw the Line, Unplug and Play, Make Tracks2school, and Smarter than Smoking.

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