Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Public health
  • Health inequities
  • Education inequities
  • Active living and public health
  • Health policy analysis

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Bo Klepac Pogrmilovic

Bo is passionate about reducing health inequities and achieving better health outcomes for disadvantaged communities through policy change.

She holds a PhD in public health policy, a masters degree in political science and a masters degree in European studies. In 2020, she received a Victoria University Medal for Academic Excellence in Research.

Bo is co-author of the Comprehensive Analysis of Policy on Physical Activity framework. She is involved in several international and national research projects and is a researcher in the Global Observatory for Physical Activity (GoPA!) network. In capacity of Research Fellow in Education and Health, she is currently coordinating  5-year, $11 million Program Pathways in Place: Co-creating community capabilities.

At Victoria University, Bo has lectured in:

  • Health policy and promotion
  • Growth, development and ageing
  • Sustainability in sport and recreation. 

She was a media and policy consultant on various European Union-funded projects and programs.

In 2017, Bo received a Early Career Research Award at the HEPA Europe conference for her global systematic review on physical activity and sedentary behaviour policies. She has extensive experience in health promotion, policy analysis, and research to policy/practice translation.

Qualifications

  • PhD Public Health Policy
  • MA Political Science
  • MA European Studies

Key publications

Year Citation
2020 Klepac, Pogrmilovic., Ramirez, Varela., Pratt, M., Milton, K., Bauman, A., Biddle, S. JH., & Pedisic, Z. (200918). National physical activity and sedentary behaviour policies in 76 countries: Availability, comprehensiveness, implementation, and effectiveness. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 17(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12966-020-01022-6

2019 Klepac, Pogrmilovic., O'sullivan, G., Milton, K., Biddle, S. JH., & Pedisic, Z. (191113). A systematic review of instruments for the analysis of national-level physical activity and sedentary behaviour policies. Health Research Policy and Systems, 17(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12961-019-0492-4

2019 Klepac, Pogrmilovic., O'Sullivan, G., Milton, K., Biddle, S. JH., Bauman, A., Bellew, W., Cavill, N., Kahlmeier, S., Kelly, M. P., & Mutrie, N. (190802). The development of the Comprehensive Analysis of Policy on Physical Activity (CAPPA) framework. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 16(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0822-5

2018 Klepac, Pogrmilovic., O'Sullivan, G., Milton, K., Biddle, S. JH., Bauman, A., Bull, F., Kahlmeier, S., Pratt, M., & Pedisic, Z. (181128). A global systematic scoping review of studies analysing indicators, development, and content of national-level physical activity and sedentary behaviour policies. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0742-9

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Co-Creating Community Change to Break Cycles of Disadvantage
From: Paul Ramsey Foundation
Other investigators: Prof Alexandra Parker, Dr Philippa Moylan, Ms Jennifer Jackson, Aspr Melinda Craike
For period: 2020-2025
$5,500,000
'Making a Difference': Assessing the Evidence Base to Support Sports Recovery Project of the Australian Sports Foundation
From: Australian Sports Foundation Limited
Other investigators: Prof Clare Hanlon, Aspr Melinda Craike
For period: 2020-2020
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor
1 Master of Applied Research Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor
Master of Applied Research (1) Associate supervisor

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Feb 2019 - Mar 2020
Lecturer in Health Policy and Promotion
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Feb 2019 -
Mar 2020
Lecturer in Health Policy and Promotion
Victoria University

Awards

Year Award
2020

Victoria University Medal for Academic Excellence in Research - Victoria University

2017

Health Enhancing Physical Activity Europe Early Career Research Awards - Health Enhancing Physical Activity Europe

Professional memberships

  • Researcher membership, Global Observatory for Physical Activity
  • Researcher membership, International Society for Physical Activity and Health
  • Researcher membership, Victoria University Public Health Network