Invited Speaker, Paediatric
Professor, University of Queensland, QLD
Stewart Trost is a Professor in Allied Health Research – a conjoint appointment with Children’s Health Queensland and the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at The University of Queensland. He leads the Children’s Physical Activity Research Group within the UQ Child Health Research Centre at the QLD Centre for Children’s Health Research. Trost’s research seeks to enhance the health and QoL of people with disability by generating the knowledge needed to design and implement effective programs to promote habitual physical activity. He is an internationally recognised research leader in device-based assessment of movement behaviours, community-based PA interventions, and client-centered therapeutic exercise programs for people with chronic and complex health conditions.
As a CI or co-investigator, Trost has received funding from the NHMRC, ARC, NIH, and other research foundations totaling over $36 million, with $20 million in NHRMC/MRFF funding in the past 5 years. His research has produced over 250 research articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals such as JAMA Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, British Journal of Sports Medicine, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, and Pediatrics. His research has impact and is frequently cited, with over 45,300 career citations, with an overall h-index of 91 and FWCI = 3.54.