Krysten is the Course Coordinator for the BSc Health Promotion course and the BSc Health Promotion / Health & Safety double degree. She teaches and coordinates a range of health promotion and public health units within the School of Population Health. Krysten is also a Director of the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA), Chair of AHPA's Health Promotion Ethics Project Working Group, Chair of the Health Promotion Teaching and Learning Community of Practice, and Digital Strategy Lead for the Health Promotion Journal of Australia as part of her role with AHPA's Research, Evaluation and Evidence Translation (REET) Committee. Since 2010, she has worked on health promotion interventions in a number of settings including schools, universities, workplaces, general practice and rural communities; and has research and practice experience in a range of areas including homelessness, alcohol and other drugs, obesity, physical activity, food security, and chronic disease prevention. Krysten has completed a PhD in public health, Honours, and Bachelor of Science (Health Promotion + Nutrition double degree) at Curtin University.
PhD; Hons; BSc HlthProm; BSc Nutr
- Lecturer, Health Promotion
- Researcher, Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health (CERIPH)
- Mental health, homelessness and cultural and linguistic diversity in WA
- First responder perspectives of drug use at music festivals
- A social network analysis of a metropolitan obesity prevention system
- 2019-current: Odyssey Population Mobility and Migration research hub
Professional Membership and Service
- 2017-ongoing: Digital Strategy Lead, Health Promotion Journal of Australia
- 2017-ongoing: Research Evaluation and Evidence Translation Committee
- 2018-ongoing: Board of Directors, Australian Health Promotion Association
- 2018-ongoing: Chair, Health Promotion Ethics Project Working Group
- 2020-ongoing: Chair, Health Promotion Teaching and Learning Community of Practice
- 2016: Health Promotion Department (Curtin University) Award for Excellence in Sessional Teaching
- 2016: Public Health Association of Australia Early Career Award
- 2013: Australian Postgraduate Award Recipient
- 2013: Architectural Science Association Conference Runner-up Best Poster Award
- 2012: Healthway Capacity Building Scholarship Recipient
- 2012: Australian Health Promotion Association Graduate Scholarship Recipient
- 2012: Local Drug Action Group Outstanding Project Award
Current Undergraduate Units
- HLPR1000 Health Promotion Principles and Values
- HLPR2000 Health Promotion in Action
- HLPR3000 Evidence and Effectiveness in Health Promotion
Current Postgraduate Units
- 2017-current: School of Population Health Course Coordinators Committee
- 2019-current: School of Population Health Learning and Teaching Committee
Scholarship of Learning and Teaching - Current Projects
- Developing a model to assist health promotion students with mapping and showcasing competency achievement
- Determining the impact of remote internal teaching delivery during COVID-19
- Blackford, K., J. Leavy, J. Taylor, E. Connor, and G. Crawford. 2021. "Towards an ethics framework for Australian health promotion practitioners: An exploratory mixed methods study." Health Promotion Journal of Australia
- Blackford, K., K. Birney, S. Sharma, G. Crawford, P. Tilley, S. Winter, and J. Hendriks.. "Health promotion and sexology student and teaching staff perspectives of online learning and teaching during COVID-19: A mixed methods study." Pedagogy in Health Promotion Inpress.
- Blackford, K., J. E. Leavy, A. C. Vidler, D. Chamberlain, C. Pollard, T. Riley, M. Milligan, and J. Jancey.. "Initiatives and partnerships in an Australian metropolitan obesity prevention system: a social network analysis." BMC Public Health 21 (1). Inpress.
- Jancey, J., A. H. Lee, A. P. James, P. Howat, A. P. Hills, A. S. Anderson, V. D. Tran, and K. Blackford. 2020. "Long-term sustainability of a physical activity and nutrition intervention for rural adults with or at risk of metabolic syndrome." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 44 (5): 421-426.
- Jancey, J., J. E. Leavy, C. Pollard, T. Riley, M. Szybiak, M. Milligan, D. Chamberlain, and K. Blackford. 2019. "Exploring network structure and the role of key stakeholders to understand the obesity prevention system in an Australian metropolitan health service: Study protocol." BMJ Open 9 (5)
- Jancey, J., A. James, A. Lee, P. Howat, A. P. Hills, A. S. Anderson, C. Bordin, and K. Blackford. 2019. "Metabolic syndrome in rural Australia: An opportunity for primary health care." Australian Journal of Rural Health 27 (3): 210-215.
- Jancey, J., A. H. Lee, A. P. James, A. P. Hills, A. S. Anderson, P. Howat, and K. Blackford. 2019. "Reply to: Letter to the editor: Metabolic syndrome in rural Australia: An opportunity for primary health care. Jancey et al, DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12500." Australian Journal of Rural Health 27 (6): 581-582.
- Blackford, K., A. Lee, A. P. James, T. Waddell, A. P. Hills, A. S. Anderson, P. Howat, and J. Jancey. 2017. "Process evaluation of the Albany Physical Activity and Nutrition (APAN) program, a home-based intervention for metabolic syndrome and associated chronic disease risk in rural Australian adults." Health Promotion Journal of Australia 28 (1): 8-14.
- Jancey, J. M., S. McGann, R. Creagh, K. D. Blackford, P. Howat, and M. Tye. 2016. "Workplace building design and office-based workers’ activity: a study of a natural experiment." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 40 (1): 78-82.
- Blackford, K., J. Jancey, A. H. Lee, A. P. James, T. Waddell, and P. Howat. 2016. "Home-based lifestyle intervention for rural adults improves metabolic syndrome parameters and cardiovascular risk factors: A randomised controlled trial." Preventive Medicine 89: 15-22.
- Blackford, K., J. Jancey, A. H. Lee, A. James, P. Howat, and T. Waddell. 2016. "Effects of a home-based intervention on diet and physical activity behaviours for rural adults with or at risk of metabolic syndrome: A randomised controlled trial." International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 13 (1)
- Blackford, K., J. Jancey, A. Lee, A. James, P. Howat, A. Hills, and A. Anderson. 2015. "A randomised controlled trial of a physical activity and nutrition program targeting middle-aged adults at risk of metabolic syndrome in a disadvantaged rural community." BMC Public Health 15 (284)
- Jancey, J., M. Tye, S. McGann, K. Blackford, and A. H. Lee. 2014. "Application of the Occupational Sitting and Physical Activity Questionnaire (OSPAQ) to office based workers." BMC Public Health 14 (1)
- McGann, S., R. Creagh, M. Tye, J. Jancey, and K. Blackford. 2014. "Stationary in the Office: Emerging themes for active buildings." Architectual Science Review 57 (4): 260-270.
- Blackford, K., J. Jancey, P. Howat, M. Ledger, and A. H. Lee. 2013. "Office-based physical activity and nutrition intervention: barriers, enablers, and preferred strategies for workplace obesity prevention, Perth, Western Australia, 2012." Preventing Chronic Diseases: public health research, practice, and policy 10
- McGann, S., M. Tye, J. Jancey, K. Blackford, R. Creagh, and L. Tollis. 2013. "Measuring, Mapping, Creating: A mixed method approach to sedentary behaviours and work-place design." In 47th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Nov 14, 2013, Hong Kong: The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA).