University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 29 August 2017
The Built Environment and Active Transport to School: BEATS Study (www.otago.ac.nz/beats) spans the fields of exercise science, health, transportation, environment and education. This Dunedin-based study investigates adolescents’ transport to school habits, the neighbourhood environment and physical activity.
This presentation shares unique aspects of the study including community-based participatory approach and successful multi-sector collaborations between secondary schools, city council, community, and academia.
Dr Sandra Mandic, School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Otago
Dr Enrique García Bengoechea, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Dr Susan Sandretto, College of Education, University of Otago
Mrs Charlotte Flaherty, Dunedin City Council
Mr Gordon Wilson, Dunedin Secondary Schools’ Partnership
Moderator: Prof Guy Faulkner, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada