Board Elections

ISMPB invites all members in good standing to consider standing for election to the Board as a general board member. Board terms are 4 years in duration, effective at the General Members’ Meeting (GMM). Board members are expected to participate in regular board meetings via conference call, face-to-face board meetings during the ICAMPAM conferences and assist with specific duties and portfolios as assigned by the Board Executive.

The next Board elections will be held in Maastricht in 2019.

Board Elections Nominees

Bronwyn Clark
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Bronwyn K. Clark, Ph.D.

Contact Details:  
School of Population Health, The University of Queensland
Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006, Australia
Phone:  (617) 3365 5163


Professional Experience:

1/16 – Present:              NHMRC Early Career Fellow (Part-time 0.6FTE), School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

1/15 – 12/15:                 Teaching and Research Fellow (Part-time 0.6FTE), School of Public Health, The University of Queensland

2/13 – 1/15:                   Research Fellow (Part-time 0.6FTE), School of Human Movement Studies, The University of Queensland

2/12 – 12/12:                 Research Fellow (Part-time 0.4FTE), School of Population Health, The University of Queensland

7/04 – 11/07:                  Clinical Educator (Part-time), Speech Pathology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland

7/87 – 11/03:                 Speech Pathologist


Other relevant experience:

Publications: 27 peer reviewed publications, eight first authored

Reviewer: Review for 20+ journals, 17 reviews in the past year.

Student supervision: Five completed masters’ dissertations, one completed MPhil, currently supervising two PhD students and one master’s dissertation.

Conferences: Presented at seven international and ten national conferences


  • The University of Queensland, New Staff Start-Up Grant, AU$11 650, 2013
  • National Health and Medical Research Council, Early Career Fellowship, AU$314 644, 2016
  • The University of Queensland, Early Career Researcher Grant, Value AU$40 000, 2016


  • Associate Editor BMC Public Health: May 2015-Present
  • Newsletter co-editor ISMPB: March 2016-Present
  • Early Career Researcher representative on School of Public Health Research and Research Training Committee.


Professor Neville Owen
Behavioural Epidemiology
Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Dr Genevieve Healy
School of Population Health
The University of Queensland

Question 1: Why do you wish to serve on the ISMPB Board?
I am currently a research fellow at the University of Queensland working on development and evaluation of measurement methods for assessing active and sedentary time, particularly for evaluating intervention outcomes. For this reason the International Society for Measurement of Physical Behaviour closely aligns with my research interests. I have been co-editing the ISMPB newsletter for the last year, which has given me exposure to the many aspects of what this society has to offer. I believe that becoming a member on the board will provide me with an opportunity to develop my professional interest in measurement through associating with prominent researchers in the field. It will also complement my role as a newsletter editor for the society, in which role I would like to continue.
Question 2: What skills and experience do you have that would be valuable to ISMPB in your role as a Board Member?
I have broad knowledge in the field of measurement of physical behaviour, this being the topic of both my PhD and mu post-doctoral fellowship. I am on the scientific committee for ICAMPAM this year and so have had exposure to the organisation of such a conference. I have been the ISMPB newsletter co-editor for the past year, which has given me knowledge about the functioning of ISMPB. More broadly, I am an excellent communicator as evidenced by multiple national and international presentations. I am flexible with timing of meetings so that international time zones should not cause difficulty and I have experience of sitting on University based committees.
Sarah Keadle
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Curriculum Vitae
Sarah Kozey Keadle


BS | 2006 | Wake Forest University
· Health and Exercise Science

MS | 2008 | University of Massachusetts Amherst
· Kinesiology

PHD | 2012 | University of Massachusetts Amherst
· Kinesiology

MPH | 2013 | Harvard School of Public Health
· Quantitative Methods

Postgraduate Experience

Assistant Professor | California Polytechnic State University | 2016-PRESENT
· Department of Kinesiology

Cancer Prevention Fellow | National Cancer Institute | 2012-2016
· Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics


2015 Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program Merit Award
Awarded in recognition of outstanding performance, Division of Cancer Prevention

2015 Fellows Award for Research Excellence ($1000)
Office of Scientific Directors, National Institute of Health

2015 Trans-Fellowship Research Award ($12,700) (06/15-05/16)
Title: Development of a Physical Activity Index
Role: Principal Investigator (Keadle, Bluethmann)

2017 Research Creative Scholarly Award ($15,437) (7/16-06/17)
Title: Do charity-based incentives increase physical activity among cancer survivors?
Role: Principal Investigator

Select Publications

1. Kozey-Keadle S, Libertine A, Lyden K, Staudenmayer J, Freedson PS. Validation of wearable monitors for assessing sedentary behavior. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011;43(8):1561-7. PMID: 21233777.

2. Keadle SK, Shiroma E., Kamada, M., Matthews CE, Harris TB, Lee IM. Reproducibility of physical activity and sedentary time over a two to three-year period. Am J Prev Med. 2017. DOI: PMID:28062274

3. Keadle SK, Shiroma EJ, Freedson PS, Lee IM. Impact of accelerometer data processing decisions on the sample size, wear time and physical activity level of a large cohort study. BMC Public Health. 2014;14:1210. PMID: 25421941.

4. Keadle SK, Sampson J, Haocheng L, Lyden K, Matthews, CE, Carroll RJ. An Evaluation of Accelerometer-derived Metrics to Assess Daily Behavioral Patterns. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017;49(1):54-63. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001073. PMID: 27992396.

A full list of my peer-reviewed publications if found on this link:

Question 1: Why do you wish to serve on the ISMPB Board?
The International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour is a new society that assembles a diverse group of people from academic, clinical and commercial backgrounds. This is the first organization of its kind promoting research in the measurement of physical activity, movement and sleep. As activity monitors are increasingly being used in clinical trials and large prospective cohort studies with hundreds of thousands of participants new insights into the relationship between physical behavior and health will be possible. However major gaps between movement monitor data processing and application loom large as sophisticated data mining and processing methods are advancing rapidly. Most end users who are responsible for applying data analytics for data interpretation do not understand how to identify appropriate methods and how (or why) to process data in a particular way. I believe the society has a unique opportunity to play a leading role in facilitating communication between data scientists, measurement researchers and end-users (e.g., interventionists, clinicians). As I outline below I have background in both lab-based calibration/validation and in application of monitors in prospective cohorts and randomized clinical trials. This experience was made possible through multidisciplinary collaboration, which is a hallmark of this society, and would enable me to serve effectively as a board member. I am passionate about the field of physical behavior assessment and am excited by the opportunity of be a part of a team of people who are equally committed to advancing the science in our field.
Question 2: What skills and experience do you have that would be valuable to ISMPB in your role as a Board Member?
My skills and experiences exemplify the multidisciplinary focus of the International Society for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour. As a doctoral student I was fortunate to receive diverse training from Patty Freedson and John Staudenmayer. I worked primarily on calibration studies to develop of new methods to process accelerometer data and conducted validation studies using direct observation as a criterion measure. I then completed a MPH in Quantitative Methods at the Harvard School of Public Health where I had the opportunity to work with Dr. I-Min Lee, who is the PI on the Women’s Health Study accelerometer sub-study. I led a project quantifying the impact of data processing techniques and wear-time estimation in this large sample of 18,000 women and also demonstrated a single-week of accelerometer data produces a reproducible estimate of habitual activity over a 2-3 year period. My current research has continued to focus on new methods to process patterns of activity behavior with an interest in application during randomized clinical trials. My collaborations with clinical researchers and epidemiologists gives me a new appreciation of the challenges and frustrations people outside of the measurement field face when collecting activity monitor data. I have become passionate about developing procedures and collaborations to enhance communication between the measurement community and applied scientists who are using activity monitors in order to facilitate uptake of new methods. In addition to my research background, I am organized and have held leadership positions as the Co-Chair of the Fellow’s advisory Board at the National Cancer Institute and a member of the Department of Health and Human Services Physical Activity and Older Adults working group.
Jorunn Helbostad
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I currently work as Head of Department at Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. I am educated as a physiotherapist, and did my PhD on motor functioning in older people in 2004. I have been a Professor in Medicine, Human Movement Science since 2012.

I have lead research group on Geriatrics, Movements and Stroke (GeMS) from 2012-2017, and has in the same period been the Scientific leader of laboratories for movement, clinical neurophysiology and exercise in medicine movement at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science at NTNU.

My research interests are within the area of movement control, physical activity and falls in older people. I have long experience in performing clinical and methodological research on movement control, and on physical activity by use of body worn sensors. I currently coordinate a European project on prevention of functional decline at old age, where we use mobile health technology (smart phones and smart watches) to measure and give feedback on behaviour, and to deliver interventions. I have supervised or am supervising 13 phd students and 8 post doctor fellows. I have currently 105 PubMed indexed publication with an H-index of 25.

I am currently member of the audit committee in the International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR), and have been in the ISPGR board for two years. I also was conference chair and hosted the ISPGR conference in Trondheim, Norway in 2012.

I have been a member of the Programme Committee for Clinical Research, Research Council of Norway from 2011-2015, and deputy and board member of the National Board for Physical Activity in Norway for eight years. I currently am an associate editor for the technology section of Gerontology, and has been an associate editor for BMC Geriatrics for several years (2012-2017).

Question 1: Why do you wish to serve on the ISMPB Board?
Activity monitoring is one of my research fields of interest, and I am interested in working on developing a very good society and conference for the future, that bring researchers from different traditions and fields together to conduct and discuss good research.
Question 2: What skills and experience do you have that would be valuable to ISMPB in your role as a Board Member?
I have experience in being a board member in a research society from earlier, and I have also planned and hosted a formed large international conference.
Miriam Cabrita
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I am currently pursuing the last months of the PhD trajectory on promotion of Active Ageing using mobile technology. In my research, I investigate how mobile technology can be used in the daily life to promote physical activity and increase emotional wellbeing.
Beyond my PhD research, I am interested in investigating how we can use technology to promote physical activity to support the self-management of various chronic diseases, such as chronic pain and asthma, among people of all ages.

Work Experience

Researcher 2013 – Present
Roessingh Research and Development, Enschede, the Netherlands
Telemedicine group

  • PhD trajectory (provisionally) entitled “Promoting Physical Activity and Emotional Wellbeing: technology to support Active and Healthy Ageing”. Doctoral defence scheduled to 10th Nov, 2017
  • Collaboration in different research phases – requirements elicitation, development, evaluation and dissemination – of several national and international projects
  • Master thesis research entitled “Enhancing physical activity coaching through personalized motivational strategies and self-adaptive goal-setting: Development of self-adaptive processes in a monitoring and coaching smartphone application.”

PhD Candidate 2013 – 2017
University of Twente
Biomedical Signals and Systems group, Enschede, the Netherlands

  • Supervision of bachelor and master assignments from Creative Technology, Psychology and Health Sciences
  • Tutor in the courses of Biomedical Engineering and Health Sciences
  • Full organization of the course Remote Care Nearby for Creative Technology (2013-present)


BSc. & MSc. of Biomedical Engineering
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

ERASMUS exchange program in Biomedical Engineering
University of Twente, the Netherlands

Question 1: Why do you wish to serve on the ISMPB Board?
In ICAMPAM 2015, when I first heard about ISMPB and the intention to gather the research community on measurement of physical behavior, I immediately showed my interest to join efforts to the current president, Hans Bussmann. It was with a lot of enthusiasm that several months later I accepted the opportunity to be the Early Career Researcher (ECR) representative within the community. I compiled a list of ideas, and volunteered to organize an event in ICAMPAM 2017. I would like to keep my work and bring to life some of the ideas that have emerged in the last year as a Board Member of ISMPB.
Question 2: What skills and experience do you have that would be valuable to ISMPB in your role as a Board Member?

During the last year, I have assumed the temporary role of Early Career Researcher representative in ISMPB, sharing my ideas on how to bring the younger community together and have organized an event targeting this group at ICAMPAM 2017. By keeping active within the ISMPB, I showed my commitment to the society.

I combine the passion and enthusiasm acquired in my childhood and early adulthood in Southern Europe, with the method and rigor of the Central and Northern Europe acquired through five years living and working in the Netherlands. Given the vision on uniting the research community from all continents, I believe that my sensitivity to cultural differences brings added value to the ISMPB, as it was valued and appreciated in the several international projects in which I collaborated in the past.

As a Biomedical Engineer, I am often establishing the bridge between technicians and clinical people, being able to discuss a variety of topics from electronics to psychology, or from programming to physiology. As a Board Member of ISMPB, my multidisciplinary overview would allow me to understand the needs and preferences of members with several backgrounds.