Dr Kristi Heesch

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Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & Social Work

Personal details


Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School of Public Health & Social Work


health promotion, behavior change, bicycle, active transport, physical activity, correlates, determinants, evaluation, intervention, adults


Public Health and Health Services

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • DrPH(public health) (University of Texas System)
  • MPH (University of Texas System)

Professional memberships and associations

General memberships (current)

Committee memberships (current)

  • Australian Health Promotion Association's National Accreditation Organisation's Assessment Sub-Committee (2017-present)
  • Queensland Workplaces for Wellness Gold Recognition Panel of Experts  (2013-present)
  • American Academy of Health Behavior Australian Editor (2016-present)
  • Health Behavior and Policy Review Journal Editorial Board (2014-present)

Memberships (previously)

  • IHBI Health Lifestyles Program Leader (2012-2018)
  • Australian Health Promotion Association QLD Branch Executive Committee and Newsletter Committee member  (2009-2014)
  • Australian Health Promotion Association QLD Newsletter Chair (2011-2014)


Over the years, Dr Heesch has taught units in public health and health promotion at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in universities internationally and in Australia.  She uses blended learning techniques, including face-to-face and pre-recorded lectures, online Q&A discussion boards, wikis, real-time online tutorials, and online submissions and marking of assessments to engage and inform students. At QUT, Dr Heesch is coordinating one undergraduate unit:

  • Health Education & Behaviour Change (PUB530)

She coordinates and teaches into postgraduate units:

  • Health Promotion 2: Theory (PUP032)
  • Health Promotion 3: Interventions (PUP034)
  • Health Promotion 4: Evaluation (PUP037)
  • Population Health (PUN106): 2010-2019


Selected publications

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Current supervisions