Dr Melanie Hayman Exercise and Health Sciences / School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences

Senior Lecturer/HOC - Health Sciences

BHMSc, MEd.Practice, PhD

Contact Details

Email: m.j.hayman@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4930 6912 - Ext: 56912

Office Location

Building 32/2.39

About Me

Background

I am an early career researcher (graduated from my PhD in December 2016) and currently work with the Physical Activity Research Group, and also as the Head of Course for Health Science (Allied Health), School of Human, Health and Social Sciences, CQUniversity.

My research focuses on the promotion of physical activity during pregnancy among pregnant women and practitioners, as well as the integration of e- and mHealth interventions into clinical practice. My expertise includes web- and app-based interventions to improve physical activity in women during pregnancy.

Universities Studied At

BHMSc - CQUniversity, Rockhampton

MEd.Practice - Bond University, Gold Coast

PhD - CQUniversity, Rockhampton

Universities Worked At

CQUniversity, Rockhampton

Bond University, Gold Coast

Awards

2015 - 2017 CQUniversity Student Voice Educator of the Year (Commendation)

2015 - 2017 CQUniversity Student Voice Distance Educator of the Year (Commendation)

2017 Australian Universities National 5RP (5 minute research pitch) Competition - NATIONAL OVERALL WINNER

2017 Australian Universities National 5RP (5 minute research pitch) Competition - NATIONAL MEDICAL AND SCIENCES CATEGORY WINNER

Media Citations

2017 SoundMinds Radio: http://www.soundminds.com.au/fit4two/

2017 Natinal Scientist Week Activity Booklet (page 7): http://www.chiefscientist.qld.gov.au/images/documents/chiefscientist/pubs/activity-book-with-answers-2017.pdf

2017 QLD Women in STEM Competition: https://www.thinkable.org/submission_entries/Q3bpAk952017 CQUniversity International Women's Day: https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/2017/melanie-hayman-physical-activity-researcher

2017 CQUniversity International Women's Day: https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/general-category/2017/melanie-hayman-physical-activity-researcher

2017: CQUniversity Celebrating Women in Research: https://twitter.com/CQUni/status/839377736481312768

2016 Austraian Universities 5RP Competition - Overall Winner: http://scu.edu.au/research/index.php/142

2016 Australian Universities Vice Chancellor 2RP Competition: https://www.thinkable.org/submission_entries/y3OAey9m

2016 QLD Chief Scientist 'Health of Queensland & Innovation' Report - Feature Article(page 25): http://www.chiefscientist.qld.gov.au/images/documents/chiefscientist/pubs/reviews-audits/health-qld-science-2016.pdf

2016 Sports Medicine Australia 'Exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period position statement: http://sma.org.au/2016/09/new-exercise-in-pregnancy-guidelines/

2016 Oxygen Magazine: http://www.oxygenmag.com.au/Blog/tabid/4988/ArticleID/972/EXCERSISING-WHILE-EXPECTING-Your-guide-to-safely-getting-your-sweat-on-while-pregnant-By-Melanie-Hayman.aspx

2015 Sports Medicine Australia 'Exercise during pregnancy' Women in Sport Fact Sheet: https://www.cqu.edu.au/cquninews/stories/research-category/2017/phd-student-instrumental-in-producing-exercise-during-pregnancy-fact-sheet

Previous teaching

CQUniversity - Exercise Science

CQUniversity - Health Science (Allied Health)

Professional Memberships

International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Sports Medicine Australia

Queensland College of Teachers (Fully Registered Senior Teacher)

Fitness Australia

Responsibilities

Head of Course (HOC) - Health Science (Allied Health)

Professional Interests

Improving the health of pregnant women through physical activity and nutrition

e- and mHealth technologies

The successful integration of technology- based interventions into a clinical setting within the Healthcare system

Effective feedback that fosters growth and knowledge among students

Key Achievements

2017 Australian Universities National 5RP (5 minute research pitch) Competition - NATIONAL OVERALL WINNER

2017 Australian Universities National 5RP (5 minute research pitch) Competition - NATIONAL MEDICAL AND SCIENCES CATEGORY WINNER

2017 Australian Universities Vice Chancellor 2RM (2 minute research pitch) Pitch competitor - Invited RUN Universities Representative

2017 Women in STEM Nominee

2016 QLD Chief Scientist 'Health of Queensland & Innovation' Report - Feature Article

2016 Invited Keynote speaker for QLD and NSW Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA) 'Women's health Professional Development Day'

Computer Software
Fit4Two - a web-based computer tailored program designed to increase the health behaviours among pregnant women through physical activity and nutrition.
Industry Reports

2016 QLD Chief Scientist 'Health of Queensland & Innovation' Report - Feature Article

2016 Sports Medicine Australia 'Exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period' Position Statement - Lead Author

2015 Sports Medicine Australia Women in Sport Fact Sheet Series 'Exercise during pregnancy' - Lead Author

Consultancy Work

2017 - Currently working with international research team (Professor Michelle Mottola Western University Canada and Associate Professor Christina Campbell Iowa State University USA) on the development of a tailored lifestyle behaviour change intervention for women during pregnancy and postpartum.

2017 - QLD Chief Scientist 'Health of Queensland & Innovation' Science Week Activity Booklet

'In Press' Publications
  1. Hayman M, Taranto M, Reaburn P, Alley S. and Short CE (2017). An investigation into regional medical practitioners’ knowledge of exercise during pregnancy guidelines. Australian Journal of Rural Health. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12364
  2. Hayman M, Reaburn P, Browne M, Vandelanotte C, Alley S and Short CE (2017). Feasability, acceptability and efficacy of a web-based computer-tailored physical activity intervention for pregnant women - the Fit4Two randomised controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1
  3. Schoeppe S, Alley S, Rebar A, Hayman M, Bray N, Van Lippevelde W, Gnam PJ, Bachert P, Direito A, Vandelanotte C (2017). Apps to improve diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents: a review of quality, features and behaviour change techniques. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. doi: 11.1186/s12966-017-0538-3
  4. Wales D, Skinner L, Hayman M (2017). The efficacy of telehealth-delivered speech and language intervention for primary school-age children: A systematic review. International Journal of Telerehabilitation. doi: 10.5195/ijt.2017.6219
  5. Short CE, Hayman M, De Cocker K, Rebar A, Gunn KM, Duncan MJ, Turnbull D, Dollman J, van Uffelen J, Vandelanotte C (2016). Who is receiving physical activity recommendations from general practitioners in Australia and what kind of advice are they provided? Results from a National Survey. Australian New Zealand Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12455
  6. Hayman M, Brown W, Ferrar K. et al (2016). Sports Medicine Australia Exercise in pregnancy and the post-partum period’ position statement. Available online at: www.sma.org.au.
  7. Harrison C, Brown W, Hayman M. et al (2016). The role of physical activity in preconception, pregnancy and postpartum health. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1583530
  8. Hayman M, Short C, Reaburn P (2016). Regionally-based medical practitioners may need support when prescribing exercise advice to pregnant women. Australian Journal of Rural Health. doi: 10.1111/ajr.12293
  9. Stanton R, Hayman M, Humphris N, Borgelt H, Fox J, Del Vecchio L. and Humphries B (2016). Validity of a smartphone-based application for determining sprint performance. Journal of Sports Medicine. doi: 10.1155/2016/7476820
  10. Hayman M, Short C, Reaburn P (2015). An investigation into exercise behaviours of regionally-based Australian pregnant women. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2015.09.004
  11. Short C, Hayman M, Rebar A. et al (2015). Who is receiving physical activity recommendations from general practitioners in Australia and what kind of advice are they provided? Results from a National Survey. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12455
  12. Stanton R, Happell B, Hayman M, Reaburn P (2015). Exercise interventions for the treatment of affective disorders – research to practice. Frontiers in Psychiatry. doi: 10.3389/psyt.2014.00046
  13. Hayman M, Short C, Stanton R, Reaburn P (2015). Confusion surrounds physical activity prescription for pregnant women. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. doi: 10.1071/HE10512
  14. Hayman M (2014). Pregnancy and exercise. Women in sport fact sheet series. Sports Medicine Australia. Available online: http://sma.org.au/

Published in: 2017
Grants
  1. Stanton R, Humphries B, Ames K, Hayman M, Keogh J. Examining the technological preparedness of CQUniversity Exercise and Sport Sciences students. CQUniversity Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT) Grant, $10,693, 2017.
  2. Vandelanotte C, Rebar A, Schoeppe S, Alley S. Hayman M. Physical activity measurement equipment. CQUniversity Research Infrastructure Block Grant. $81,015, 2016.
  3. Hayman M, Vandelanotte C, McAllister M, Short C, Brown W. Associate Investigator: Alley S, Rebar A, Schoeppe S. Fit4Two: a tailored eHealth physical activity intervention for pregnant women integrated into clinical practice – a randomised controlled trial. New Staff Research Grant. CQUniversity. $14,987, 2016.
  4. Hayman M, Wolfe M, Dalton M. et al. The effect of ‘chunking’ lecturing material on student engagement, satisfaction, overall achievement and attrition in a university setting. CQUniversity Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (SoLT) Grant, $8,554, 2016.
  5. Alley S, Schoeppe S, Rebar AL, Hayman M, Vandelanotte C. Age differences in physical activity implementation intentions. 10 questions incorporated in the 2016 National Social Survey, CQUniversity Population Research Grant Scheme. $19,500, 2016.
  6. Hayman M. Fit4Two: the development of a web-based computer-tailored program to improve physical activity behaviours among pregnant women. Central Queensalnd MediCare Local (CQML) 'Healthy Grants Scheme' $19,644, 2014.
  7. Hayman, M. Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). Australian Federal Government, $75,000, 2013.
Conference Presentations
  1. Hayman M, Reaburn P, Brown M, Vandelanotte C, Alley S, Short C. The ulilisation of an action-planning tool among pregnant women in the Fit4two intervention.. International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical activity (ISBNPA) International Conference. 8-11 June, 2017. Victoria, Canada.
  2. Hayman M, Reaburn P, Brown M, Vandelanotte C, Alley S, Short C. Feasibility acceptability and efficacy of a web-based computer-tailored physical activity intervention for pregnant women. International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical activity (ISBNPA) International Conference. 8-11 June, 2016. Cape Town, South Africa.
  3. Hayman M, Brown W. Development of a new evidence-based SMA position statement on exercise in pregnancy and the post-partum period. Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) National Conference. 12-15 October, 2016. Melbourne, Australia.
  4. Hayman M, Short C, Reaburn P. An investigation into exercise behaviours of regionally-based Australian pregnant women. Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) QLD State Conference. 16 May, 2015. Brisbane, Australia. Awarded 3rd place in Emerging Researcher Category.
  5. Hayman M, Short C, Reaburn P. Regionally-based medical practitioners may need support when prescribing exercise to pregnant women. Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) National Conference. 21-25 October, 2015. Gold Coast, Australia
  6. Hayman M. Exercise during Pregnancy. QLD ESSA Women’s Health Professional Development Day. Keynote Speaker. 28 June, 2015. Brisbane, Australia.
  7. Hayman, M. Exercise during Pregnancy. NSW ESSA Women’s Health Professional Development Day. Keynote Speaker. 26 October, 2015. Sydney, Australia.
Research Interests
MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
Public Health and Health Services - Primary Health Care
e- and mHealth, physical activity promotion, physical activity in pregnancy
Journal article

Vandelanotte, C., Duncan, M. J., Maher, C. A., Schoeppe, S., Rebar, A. L., Power, D. A., . . . Alley, S. J. (2018). The effectiveness of a web-based computer-tailored physical activity intervention using Fitbit activity trackers: Randomized trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20(12), 1-13. doi:10.2196/11321

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Fredriksson, S. V., Alley, S. J., Rebar, A. L., Hayman, M., Vandelanotte, C., & Schoeppe, S. (2018). How are different levels of knowledge about physical activity associated with physical activity behaviour in Australian adults?. PLoS ONE, 13(11), 1-10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0207003

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Alley, S. J., Schoeppe, S., Rebar, A. L., Hayman, M., & Vandelanotte, C. (2018). Age differences in physical activity intentions and implementation intention preferences. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 41(3), 406-415. doi:10.1007/s10865-017-9899-y

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Alley, S. J., Rebar, A. L., Duncan, M. J., Hayman, M., Schoeppe, S., & Vandelanotte, C. (2018). Ten-year physical activity trends by location in Queensland.. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 26(4), 298-299. doi:10.1111/ajr.12415

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Schoeppe, S., Vandelanotte, C., Rebar, A. L., Hayman, M., Duncan, M. J., & Alley, S. J. (2018). Do singles or couples live healthier lifestyles? Trends in Queensland between 2005-2014. PLoS ONE, 13(2), 1-14. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0192584

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Humphries, B., Stanton, R., Hayman, M., Borgelt, H., & Scanlan, A. (2018). A novel approach to standardizing landing and balancing tasks in netball using single-leg horizontal jumps. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 22(4), 294-302. doi:10.1080/1091367X.2018.1442839

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Hayman, M., Taranto, M., Reaburn, P., Alley, S., & Short, C. E. (2017). An investigation into regional medical practitioners' knowledge of exercise during pregnancy guidelines. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 25(6), 382-383. doi:10.1111/ajr.12364

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Wales, D., Skinner, L., & Hayman, M. (2017). The efficacy of telehealth-delivered speech and language interventions for primary school-age children: a systematic review. International Journal of Telerehabilitation, 9(1), 55-70. doi:10.5195/ijt.2017.6219

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Schoeppe, S., Alley, S., Rebar, A. L., Hayman, M., Bray, N. A., Van Lippevelde, W., . . . Vandelanotte, C. (2017). Apps to improve diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour in children and adolescents: A review of quality, features and behaviour change techniques. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14, 1-10. doi:10.1186/s12966-017-0538-3

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Kean, C., Hayman, M. J., Doering, T., & Stanton, R. (2017). Assessment of postural sway using smartphone technologies: Comparison with force plate measures. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 20(Suppl. 1), e27. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2016.12.065

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Hayman, M., Reaburn, P., Browne, M., Vandelanotte, C., Alley, S., & Short, C. E. (2017). Feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of a web-based computer-tailored physical activity intervention for pregnant women - the Fit4Two randomised controlled trial. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17(1), 1-10. doi:10.1186/s12884-017-1277-9

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Hayman, M., Short, C., & Reaburn, P. (2016). An investigation into the exercise behaviours of regionally based Australian pregnant women. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19(8), 664-668. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2015.09.004

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Harrison, C. L., Brown, W. L., Hayman, M., Moran, L. J., & Redman, L. M. (2016). The role of physical activity in preconception, pregnancy and postpartum health. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, 34(2), 28-37. doi:10.1055/s-0036-1583530

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Hayman, M., & Brown, W. (2016). Exercise in pregnancy and the postpartum period: NEW position statement. Sport Health, 34(2), 10-16. Retrieved from http://sma.org.au/

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Short, C., Hayman, M., Rebar, A., Gunn, K., De Cocker, K., Duncan, M., . . . Vandelanotte, C. (2016). Physical activity recommendations from general practitioners in Australia. Results from a national survey. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health., 40(1), 83-90. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12455

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Hayman, M., Short, C., & Reaburn, P. (2017). Regionally based medical practitioners may need support when prescribing exercise to pregnant women. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 25(1), 62-63. doi:10.1111/ajr.12293

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Stanton, R., Hayman, M., Humphris, N., Borgelt, H., Fox, J., Del Vecchio, L., & Humphries, B. (2016). Validity of a smartphone-based application for determining sprinting performance. Journal of Sports Medicine, 2016, 1-5. doi:10.1155/2016/7476820

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Hayman, M., Short, C., & Reaburn, P. (2015). Regional practitioners receive no formal training or support when prescribing exercise to pregnant women. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19(Suppl.), e36. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2015.12.461

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Hayman, M., Short, C., Stanton, R., & Reaburn, P. (2015). Confusion surrounds physical activity prescription for pregnant women. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 26(2), 163-164. doi:10.1071/HE15012

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Stanton, R., Happell, B., Hayman, M., & Reaburn, P. (2014). Exercise interventions for the treatment of affective disorders : research to practice. Frontiers in psychiatry., 5, 65-68. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00046

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Conference paper

Schoeppe, S., Alley, S., Rebar, A. I., Hayman, M., Duncan, M. J., & Vandelanotte, C. (2017). Do singles or couples live healthier lifestyles?: Trends in Queensland between 2005-2014. In Abstract book for the ISBNPA 2017 Annual Meeting (pp. 287-288). Online: International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Retrieved from http://eventmobi.com/isbnpa17/

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Hayman, M. J., Vandelanotte, C., Alley, S., Reaburn, P., & Short, C. (2017). Does action planning improve outcomes in a physical activity intervention for pregnant women?. In Abstract book for the ISBNPA 2017 Annual Meeting (pp. 272-273). Online: International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Retrieved from http://eventmobi.com/isbnpa17/

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Hayman, M., & Brown, W. (2016). Development of a new evidence-based SMA position statement on exercise in pregnancy and the post-partum period. In E. Walsh (Ed.), Sports Medicine Australia Conference (pp. 39-40). Albert Park, Vic.: Sports Medicine Australia. Retrieved from http://sma.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/13175-BOA-v8.pdf

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Hayman, M., Reaburn, P., Browne, M., Vandelanotte, C., & Short, C. (2016). Feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of a web-based computer-tailored physical activity intervention for pregnant women. In ISBNPA 2016 Annual Meeting (pp. 666). Cape Town, South Africa: International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Retrieved from http://eventmobi.com/isbnpa16/

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Report

Hayman, M. (2016). Pregnancy and exercise can mix - CQU contributes to new national guide: Health of Queensland Science series (3). Queensland, Australia: The State of Queensland (Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation)QLD Chief Scientists Health of Queensland Science and Innovation. Retrieved from http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/

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Hayman, M., Brown, W., Ferrar, K., Marchese, R., & Tan, J. (2016). Sports Medicine Australia Position Statement: Exercise in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Albert Park, VIC: Sports Medicine Australia. Retrieved from http://sma.org.au/

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Hayman, M. (2015). Pregnancy and exercise: Active Women in Sport Fact Sheet Series. Albert Park, Vic.: Sports Medicine Australia. Retrieved from https://sma.org.au/

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Internet publication

Hayman, M. (2016). Exercising while expecting: Your guide to safely getting your sweat on while pregnant. Oxygen Magazine Australia: Oxygen Magazine Australia. Retrieved from http://www.oxygenmag.com.au/

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Thesis / Dissertation

Hayman, M. J. (2016). Fit4Two: Investigating physical activity promotion among pregnant women in an Australian regional setting. (Central Queensland University).

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Software / Code

Hayman, M. J., & Vandelanotte, C. (2015). Fit4Two [Computer Software]. Australia: Central Queensland University. Retrieved from https://www.fit4two.org.au/

Poster

Hayman, M. (2014). Pregnancy and exercise. Poster session presented at the meeting of Unknown Conference. Australia .

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Media

Hayman, M. (2017). Queensland Chief Scientist 2017 National Science Week Awesome Activity Booklet. Australia: Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist, Queensland Government. Retrieved from https://www.chiefscientist.qld.gov.au/

Hayman, M. (2017). Queensland Chief Scientist 2017 National Science Week Awesome Activity Booklet. Australia: Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist, Queensland Government. Retrieved from https://www.chiefscientist.qld.gov.au/

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