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Course Description

 The nature of office work is highly sedentary, with many office workers spending more than 80% of their work time sitting down. These high levels of sedentary time may be contributing to increased risk of chronic disease.

This webinar will outline recent evidence on the detrimental health effects of too much sitting, and the role of the workplace spatial environment and sociocultural environment in promoting (or inhibiting) more movement and co-worker interactions throughout the working day. It will also provide information about a series of resources available to workplaces seeking to make changes to their physical and cultural environment to promote sitting less and moving more for their staff.

Learning outcomes:  

  • Identify the health and wellbeing benefits for office workers of reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing movement.
  • Be aware of the current evidence on how workplace spatial and sociocultural environments influence workers’ movement and face-to-face interactions.
  • Identify areas for improvement in your own workplace’s environment (if applicable) to promote workers’ health and wellbeing

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Centre for Urban Transitions at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

Nyssa Hadgraft

Dr. Nyssa Hadgraft is a post-doctoral research fellow based at the Centre for Urban Transitions at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. She completed her PhD in public health at Monash University and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, which focused on understanding the factors influencing high levels of sedentary behaviour in the workplace. Dr Hadgraft’s research interests include understanding the determinants and health effects of physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour (sitting) in adult populations, with a particular focus on the workplace as a key behaviour setting.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Office Spatial Design

    • Pre-Survey

    • Office Spatial Design

    • Promoting healthier, active office workplaces by redesigning the spatial and sociocultural workplace environment

    • Evaluation Survey