Associate Professor Rochelle Eime

BAppSc Human Movement Hons (Deakin), PhD Epidemiology (Monash), GDipPM (Ballarat)

VicHealth Research Practice Fellow - Physical Activity

Dr Rochelle Eime holds a VicHealth Research Practice Fellowship and is a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) at Victoria University as well as with the School of Health Sciences, University of Ballarat.

One of her major projects is the Sport and Recreation Spatial project. Sport and Recreation Spatial is a system for data collection, data management, data visualisation and presentation, analysis and research to inform program and policy decision making for the national sport and recreation, health and education sectors in the areas of participation, facilities, education and health

Recent publication

Refereed journal articles

Eime, RM., Young, JA., Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ., Payne, WR (2013). A systematic review of the psychological and social benefits of participation in sport for adults: Informing development of a conceptual model of Health through Sport. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. (Impact Factor 3.8).

Eime, RM.,  Young, JA., Harvey, JT., Charity, MJ., Payne, WR (2013). A systematic review of the psychological and social benefits of participation in sport for children and adolescents: informing development of a conceptual model of health through sport. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 10:98. (Impact Factor 3.8)

O’Driscoll., T., Banting, L., Borkoles, E., Eime, R., Polman, R (2013). A systematic literature review of sport and physical activity participation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) migrant populations. Journal of Immigrant Minority Health. Published Online (IF 1.007)

Symons, C., Polman, R., Moore, J., Borkoles, E., Eime., R., Harvey, J., Banting, L., Payne, W. (2013) The relationship between body image, physical activity, perceived health, and behavioural regulation among Year 7 and Year 11 girls from metropolitan and rural Australia. Annals of Leisure Research. 16 (2), 115-119

Craike, M., Polman, R., Eime, R., Symons, C., Harvey, J., Payne, W. (2013) Associations between Behavior Regulation, Competence, Physical Activity and Health for Adolescent Females. In Press. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2013. (Impact Factor 1.95)

Conference presentations

Robertson, J., Westerbeek, H., Eime, R. (2012) Sport organisations and social outcomes: A place for social sport business? Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ), Sydney.

Eime, R., Harvey, J., Sawyer, N., Craike, M., Symons, C., Polman, R., Payne, W. (2012) Female adolescent participation in sport and physical activity: Where and when are the declines? International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Austin, Texas, USA.

Polman, R., Symons, C., Eime, R., Harvey, J., Craike, M., Banting, L., Payne, W. (2012) Female adolescents body image perceptions, physical activity levels, health and behavioural regulation: Age and regional influences.  British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Longdon, UK.

Eime, R.M., Harvey, J.T., Craike, M.J., Symons, C., Polman, R.C.J., Payne, W.R. (2011) Family support and ease of access mediate associations between socioeconomic status and sports club membership in adolescent girls. ACSMS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Fremantle.

Harvey, J.T., Eime, R.M., Symons, C., Craike, M.J., Polman, R.C.J., Payne, W.R. (2011) Competence and confidence mediate health benefits of club sport in adolescent girls beyond the effects of physical activity levels. ACSMS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Fremantle.

View Rochelle's publications in the Victoria University Institutional Repository.

Research grants

Rochelle has been a leader of or contributor to more than 20 successful grants totalling over $1.7 million

Research grants include VicHealth Research Practice Fellow- Physical Activity and National Health and Medical Research Council- Public Health Postgraduate Scholarship.

Postgraduate research students and fellows

Completions

Co-supervision of 1 PhD and 4 Honours students.

Current supervision

Co-supervises 4 PhD students

 

Research Grants

Harvey, J., Eime, R. (2012) Spatial microsimulation of synthetic sport and physical activity microdata. Research Seeding Grant- University of Ballarat $21,000

Eime, R. (2011) VicHealth Research Practice Fellowship- Physical Activity. $600,000

Eime, R., Polman, R., Tower, J., Hanlon, C., Romero, V., Hemana, C., Lu, S., Harvey, J., Sawyer, N., Thompson, H. (2011) Sport Spatial mapping and data analysis. Australian Sports Commission and Victoria University Collaborative Funding. $110,000

Borkoles, E., Polman, R., Farrow, D., Gulbin, J., Arnold, S., Clark, C., Carroll, R., Smyth, M., Eime, R., Berry, J., Williams, J., McDonald, B., Hess, R., Hemphill, D., Konjarski, L., Alexander, J. (2011) Sporting Success- A longitudinal study of sport participation pathways. Australian Sports Commission and Victoria University Collaborative Funding. $100,000

Eime, R. (2011) Program Evaluation. Central High Lands Sports Assembly. $5000

Professional membership

  • Board member of Central Highlands Sports Assembly

Industry experience

Rochelle currently works across the sport and recreation, health and government sectors to develop Sport and Recreation Spatial. Sport and Recreation Spatial is a data collection, management, knowledge and research system to inform program and policy decision making for the national sport and recreation sector in the areas of participation, facilities and health

Appearances in the media

Invited to provided expert response to ‘Adolescent Community Profile report 2010’ by Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

ABC radio, Discussion of the contribution of sport and physical activity to women’s wellbeing.

Interview for Landmark journa, Victoria Spatial Council.

Win TV, Invited to provided expert response to 'Adolescent Community Profile report 2010' by Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

2008: ABC radio- Discussion of the contribution of sport and physical activity to women's wellbeing. http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2007/10/04/2051120.htm

Portfolios

Areas of expertise

  • Behavioural epidemiology
  • Sport and recreation geographical information system (GIS)
  • Sport and recreation participation

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