Impact & Translation

We are committed to the development of knowledge and making sure that evidence makes its way into practice for the benefit of kids, young people and families. We collaborate with universities, researcher groups and the community to maximise the impact and outcomes.


Mental Health & Illness

  • McMahen, C., Wright, K., Stanton, R., Lederman, O., Rosenbaum, S., McKeon, G., & Furzer, B. Outcome assessments used in studies examining the effect of prescribed exercise interventions for people living with severe mental illness, a scoping review. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 2022; 22; 100438.

  • Furzer, B., Rebar, A., Dimmock, J. A., More, A., Thornton, A. L., Wright, K., Colthart, A., & Jackson, B. Exercise is medicine… when you enjoy it: Exercise enjoyment, relapse prevention efficacy, and health outcomes for youth within a drug and alcohol treatment service. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2021. 52, 101800.

  • Lederman, O., Furzer, B., Wright, K., McKeon, G. & Rosenbaum, S. Recommendations for exercise practitioners delivering telehealth services: mental health considerations.  Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology, 2021, 10 (1): 20–28.

  • Furzer, B. J., Wright, K. E., Edoo, A., & Maiorana, A. Move your mind: embedding accredited exercise physiology services within a hospital-based mental health service. Australasian Psychiatry, 2020.

  • Furzer B, Rebar A, Dimmock J, Thornton A, Wright K, Colthart A & Jackson B. Exercise enjoyment, relapse prevention efficacy and health outcomes for youth within a drug and alcohol treatment service. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 2020, 52, 101800.

  • Fibbins H, Lederman O, Morell R, Furzer BJ, Wright K & Stanton R. Incorporating exercise professionals into mental health settings: an Australian perspective. Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology, 2019; 8(1): 21-25

  • Fortnum K, Furzer B, Reid S, Jackson B & Elliot, C. The physical literacy of children with behavioural and emotional mental health disorders: A scoping review. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 2018; 15; 95-131

  • More A, Jackson B, Dimmock JA, Thornton AL, Colthart A & Furzer BJ. It’s like a counselling session… but you don’t need to say anything:” Exercise program outcomes for youth within a drug and alcohol treatment service. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 2018; 39; 1-9

  • More A, Jackson B, Dimmock JA, Thornton AL, Colthart A & Furzer BJ. Exercise in the treatment of youth substance use disorders: Review and recommendations. Frontiers in Psychology, 2017, 8: 1839.


Exercise in Kids & Young People

  • Wright K, Furzer B, Licari M, Dimmock J, Jackson B and Thornton A. Exploring the impact of neuromuscular performance and hypermobility on children’s motor competence. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2020, 23(11), 1080–1085.

  • Wright K, Furzer B, Licari M, Dimmock J, and Jackson B. The effect of parental logistic support on physical activity in children with, or at risk of, movement difficulties. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2020; 23(4): 372-376

  • Wright KE, Furzer BJ, Licari MK, Thornton AL, Dimmock JA, Naylor LH, Reid SL, Kwan S & Jackson BJ. Physiological characteristics, self-perceptions, and parental support of physical activity in children with varying movement proficiency levels. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 2019; 84; 66-74 

  • Furzer BJ, Bebich-Philip MD, Wright KE, Reid SL, Thornton AL. Reliability and validity of the adapted Resistance Training Skills Battery for Children. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2018 Aug;21(8):822–7. 

  • Bebich-Philip MB, Thornton AT, Wright KE, Reid SR & Furzer BJ  Adaptation of the resistance training skills battery for use in children across the motor proficiency spectrum. Pediatric Exercise Science, 2016; 28: 3: 473-480.