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
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)
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.
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
Co-supervision of 1 PhD and 4 Honours students.
Co-supervises 4 PhD students
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
- Board member of Central Highlands Sports Assembly
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
Areas of expertise
- Behavioural epidemiology
- Sport and recreation geographical information system (GIS)
- Sport and recreation participation
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