Fiona Bull

University of Western Australia

Professor Fiona Bull is Co-Director of the School's British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health and is Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health. Her qualifications include a PhD in Physical Activity and Public Health from the University of Western Australia (1997), MSc in Sports Science from Loughborough University (1990) and a BEd (Hons) from Exeter University (1988).

Prior to joining Loughborough in 2004, Dr Bull worked at the U.S. Department of Health and Social Security in the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization in Geneva and in both the School of Public Health and the School of Human Movement and Exercise Science at the University of Western Australia.

At CDC her work included developing the research agenda on physical activity and the environment, and ongoing work on measurement of physical activity, (specifically the International Physical Activity Questionnaire, IPAQ). In addition, she was lead investigator assessing global burden of disease attributable to inactivity for the 2002 World Health Report.

Dr Bull's work at the World Health Organization focused on the development the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) as part of the STEPS Global Surveillance system. She led a 9 country GPAQ validation study.