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Doctor Lindsey Reece

Senior Research Fellow and Academic Lead – SPRINTER;
A research partnership between NSW Government Office of Sport and University of Sydney

Lindsey has extensive experience in applied research and evaluation, specialising in Physical Activity, Sport and Public Health. Her primary interest is in reducing physical inactivity and understanding the role and contribution of the sport sector in enabling more people to become physically active to achieve positive health, wellbeing and economic outcomes. Within her current role at the University of Sydney, she is the Academic lead of the SPRINTER (Sport and Active Recreation Intervention & Epidemiology Research) group – an innovative research partnership with the Office of Sport, NSW government. SPRINTER is an exemplar of true partnership and works in supporting policy makers to listen and translate the evidence base, through informed decision making, policy development and evaluations of government led programs and services. SPRINTER works collaboratively with Sport Australia and with the sport and recreation sector, to enhance capability and capacity to create environments that enable more people to be active through sport and recreation. Previously, Lindsey managed a broad range of research and evaluation initiatives with Public Health England and Sport England to implement their national physical activity and sport strategies. Her portfolio included evaluation work for: city-wide physical activity pathway for people affected by cancer; Child and Adolescent Obesity regional public health program; whole systems approach to obesity control; physical activity programme aimed at integrating physical activity within clinical care pathways. A capable strategist and confident thought leader, Lindsey is happiest and at her best when managing numerous projects across a portfolio of highly complex, multi-sector programmes.  Her leadership is demonstrated by her role as the Academic lead for parkrun au, her active board membership on the Global Research board for parkrun, Outdoors NSW and research advisor for Veteran Sport Australia.