Updated on 2022/05/25

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ANNEAR, Michael
 
Affiliation
Faculty of Sport Sciences, School of Sport and Sciences
Job title
Associate Professor(tenure-track)

Education

  • 2010.01
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    2012.12

    University of Otago   Christchurch School of Medicine  

  • 2006.01
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    2007.12

    Lincoln University   Environment, Society and Design Division  

  • 2000.01
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    2002.12

    University of Canterbury   College of Education  

  • 1999.01
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    1999.11

    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology  

Professional Memberships

  • 2018.01
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    Now

    European College of Sport Science

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    Public Health Association of New Zealand

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    New Zealand Association of Gerontology

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    American Psychological Association

 

Research Areas

  • Social psychology

  • Sports sciences

  • Physical education, and physical and health education

Research Interests

  • Mega event legacies

  • Resilience and life course

  • Physical activity epidemiology

  • Public health

  • Active and healthy aging

Papers

  • Constructing legacy: walking audits of the leisure time physical activity potential of Tokyo Olympic venues and their urban milieu

    Michael Annear, Yasuo Shimizu, Tetsuhiro Kidokoro, Rebecca McLaughlan

    Annals of Leisure Research     1 - 25  2021.01  [Refereed]

    Authorship:Lead author

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  • Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Patterns among Kenyan and Japanese Children: A Comprehensive Cross-Country Comparison

    Tetsuhiro Kidokoro, Noriyuki Fuku, Toshio Yanagiya, Tomonari Takeshita, Mizuki Takaragawa, Michael Annear, Tian Xiaojie, Luka B. Waiganjo, Lamec F. Bogonko, Juliet K. Isika, Mbithe D. Kigaru, Francis M. Mwangi

    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health   17 ( 12 ) 4254 - 4254  2020.06  [Refereed]

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    Health benefits of physical activity are well known, yet available physical activity data is limited from children living in African and Asian countries. The purpose of the cross-sectional study was to evaluate and compare physical activity and sedentary behavior patterns, particularly hourly variations, among children in Kenya and Japan. Participants included 298 primary school students (122 Kenyan, 176 Japanese) aged 9–12 years. Physical activity and sedentary behavior were measured with accelerometers. Domain-specific physical activity, screen time, and proportion of children using active transport to school were measured by questionnaire. A two-way ANOVA (countries × time) was used to examine the differences in the activity patterns between Kenyan and Japanese children. The results from the present study demonstrated that Kenyan children spent more time in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity compared to Japanese children (p < 0.05) with the greatest differences found for weekday evenings (for boys and girls) and weekend afternoons (for girls). This suggests that these were ‘critical periods’ to differentiate the physical activity levels between Kenyan and Japanese children. However, a higher proportion of the children from Japan used active transport to school and spent less time in television viewing and computer gaming. The results suggest that both countries have successes and challenges that can aid in developing effective and country-specific intervention strategies for promoting physical activity.

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  • Physical Activity Among Urban-Living Middle-Aged and Older Japanese During the Build-Up to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games: A Population Study

    Michael Annear, Tetsuhiro Kidokoro, Yasuo Shimizu

    Journal of Aging and Physical Activity     1 - 11  2020  [Refereed]

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    This research examines physical activity (PA) parameters among urban-living middle-aged and older Japanese during the Tokyo Olympic build-up period. Population sampling was employed, and an online survey was administered with 4,000 adults across Japan’s five largest cities. The International Physical Activity Questionnaire-Short Form constituted the main outcome variable, with auxiliary measures of Olympic interest and engagement, readiness for PA behavior change, perceived environmental barriers, and demographic information. Despite interest in the Olympics (&gt;60% moderate–high interest), planned engagement with the event was low (&gt;70% planned passive engagement). Higher levels of interest and planned engagement were both significantly correlated with greater self-reported PA participation (<italic>p</italic> &lt; .001). Across the sample, the PA levels were in the low–moderate range (990 metabolic equivalent of task-min/week), with significant variations observed by the age-cohort and geographic area (<italic>p</italic> &lt; .001). Age-cohort and geographic variations were also identified with regard to readiness for PA behavior change and perceived environmental barriers to activity (<italic>p</italic> &lt; .001). Older age (65 years and above) and host city (Tokyo) residence emerged as correlates of higher levels of PA, greater readiness for behavior change, and fewer reported barriers to participation. These findings have implications for Olympic legacy management and successful transitions from middle age to later life in Japan.

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  • Classroom Standing Desks and Time-Series Variation in Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity among Primary School Children

    Tetsuhiro Kidokoro, Yasuo Shimizu, Kanako Edamoto, Michael Annear

    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health   16 ( 11 ) 1892 - 1892  2019.05  [Refereed]

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    The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of height-adjustable standing desks on time-series variation in sedentary behavior (SB) among primary school children. Thirty-eight children aged 11–12 years (22 boys and 16 girls) from two classes at a primary school in Nagano, Japan, participated in this study. One class was allocated as the intervention group and provided with individual standing desks for 6 months, and the other was allocated as the control group. Time spent in SB, light-intensity physical activity (LPA), and moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) was measured using accelerometers (ActiGraph) at baseline and follow-up. Time spent in SB was significantly lower by 18.3 min/day on average in the intervention class at follow-up (interaction effects: F(1, 36) = 4.95, p = 0.035, η2 = 0.082). This was accompanied by a significant increase in time spent in MVPA (+19.9 min/day on average). Our time-series analysis showed significant decreases in SB during school time, while no change in SB was found during non-school time. This result indicates that the use of standing desks promotes an overall reduction in SB with no compensatory increase during non-school time.

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  • Sports mega-event legacies and adult physical activity: A systematic literature review and research agenda

    Michael J. Annear, Yasuo Shimizu, Tetsuhiro Kidokoro

    European Journal of Sport Science   19 ( 5 ) 671 - 685  2019.05  [Refereed]

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  • Prescribing physical activity as a preventive measure for middle-aged Australians with dementia risk factors

    Michael Annear, Peter Lucas, Tim Wilkinson, Yasuo Shimizu

    Australian Journal of Primary Health   25 ( 2 ) 108 - 108  2019  [Refereed]

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    Dementia is increasing in Australia in line with population ageing and is expected to peak by mid-century. The development of common forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, is associated with lifestyle-related risk factors that are prevalent among middle-aged Australians, including obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and depression. These risk factors can be significantly ameliorated through regular participation in moderate aerobic physical activity (PA). Current national and international guidelines recommend at least 150 min of aerobic PA per week for achieving health protective effects. Lifestyle intervention is a critical area for action as there are currently no medical or pharmaceutical interventions that can halt the progression of common dementias. Physician–patient discussions concerning risk reduction via habitual aerobic PA offers a complementary intervention as part of broader dementia management. Evidence suggests that to achieve the highest rates of adherence to PA, physician advice in primary care should be supported by wider policies, institutions and community services that offer a meaningful referral pathway and patient follow up after initial assessment. International Green Prescription programs provide examples of physician-led interventions in primary care that could inform further action in Australia.

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  • Leveraging Tokyo 2020: Can the Olympic Games activate older Japanese and compress morbidity in later life?

    Michael J. Annear

    GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL   17 ( 12 ) 2634 - 2635  2017.12  [Refereed]

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  • Experiences of Japanese aged care: the pursuit of optimal health and cultural engagement

    Michael J. Annear, Junko Otani, Joanna Sun

    AGE AND AGEING   45 ( 6 ) 753 - 756  2016.11  [Refereed]

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    Japan is a super-ageing society that faces pressures on its aged care system from a growing population of older adults. Naturalistic observations were undertaken at eight aged care facilities in central and northern Japan to explore how aged care is configured. Four aspects of contemporary provision were identified that offer potential gains in quality of life and health. The Japanese government mandates that aged care facilities must employ a qualified nutritionist to oversee meal preparation, fostering optimal dietary intake. A concept of life rehabilitation seeks to maximise physical and cognitive performance, with possible longevity gains. Low staff to resident ratios are also mandated by the Japanese government to afford residents high levels of interpersonal care. Finally, Japanese facilities prioritise experiences of seasonality and culture, connecting frail older people to the world beyond their walls.

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  • Japanese perceptions of societal vulnerability to disasters during population ageing: Constitution of a new scale and initial findings

    Michael J. Annear, Junko Otani, Xin Gao, Sally Keeling

    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISASTER RISK REDUCTION   18 ( 1 ) 32 - 40  2016.09  [Refereed]

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    This research describes the development and initial results from the Perceptions of Ageing and Disaster Vulnerability Scale (PADVS) that was designed to explore perceptions of vulnerability to disasters in the context of population ageing. Few Japanese studies have explored perceptions of disaster-related vulnerability in Japan, although this issue is growing in importance due to the acceleration of population ageing and the recurrence of large-scale disasters.
    Following pre-testing, the PADVS was administered with 172 health students and professionals from three Japanese regions in 2016. The reliability and validity of the PADVS were assessed using commonly employed psychometric evaluation techniques, including assessment of face and content validity, internal consistency, item-total correlations, inter-item correlations, and factorial validity. Descriptive statistics were used to ascertain total, subscale, and item scores.
    With one item removed due to poor fit, a 13-item version of PADVS exhibited acceptable reliability (alpha=.87) and validity. The scale fit a four-component solution following principal components analysis, with four indicative subscales. Results of PADVS completion showed clear respondent concerns about social isolation and lack of support networks, and poor functional capacity among older adult populations.
    The PADVS provides a reliable and valid measure for researchers to assess perceptions of societal vulnerability related to disasters in the context of population ageing. Preparations for recurring disasters should focus on improving supportive social network connections among older adults and providing intervention measures to improve physical, cognitive, and emotional health for older adults, particularly those who live alone in the community. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Interprofessional curriculum development achieves results: Initial evidence from a dementia-care protocol

    Michael James Annear, Lynette R. Goldberg, Amanda Lo, Andrew Robinson

    JOURNAL OF INTERPROFESSIONAL CARE   30 ( 3 ) 391 - 393  2016  [Refereed]

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    This report describes the outcomes of a five-day, protocol-based interprofessional education (IPE) initiative to prepare undergraduate medical, nursing, and paramedic students for collaborative work with adults with dementia. Clinical placements provided a structured and supervised IPE experience for 127 students in two Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) in Hobart, Australia, during 2013 and 2014. The IPE activity was based on a seven-step protocol formulated by an interprofessional team of educators and aged care practitioners that revolved around collaborative assessments of adults with complex health needs. This article describes the IPE protocol and presents the results of a pre- and post-placement attitude questionnaire and knowledge quiz administered to evaluate student attitudes towards IPE and knowledge of dementia. Data suggest that a five-day, supervised, and protocol-based IPE experience in a dementia-care setting can inculcate positive changes in student attitudes about collaborative practice and may encourage dementia-related learning outcomes.

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  • A place for visual research methods in the field of leisure studies? Evidence from two studies of older adults' active leisure

    Michael J. Annear, Grant Cushman, Bob Gidlow, Sally Keeling, Tim Wilkinson, Heather Hopkins

    LEISURE STUDIES   33 ( 6 ) 618 - 643  2014.11  [Refereed]

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    Few researchers have explored perceptions of the local environment as a potential precursor to older adults' active leisure participation; fewer still have employed visual research methods as a tool for examining the modalities of environmental influences on leisure behaviour. This article introduces leisure researchers to the visual research techniques of Q method with photographs and photovoice and highlights the opportunities and challenges resulting from the use of visual techniques with populations of older adults. Data obtained in two visual research studies undertaken in 2008 and 2011 reveal the importance of home and local environment as a nexus for leisure participation and identify conditions that may facilitate activity participation in later life. Environmental conditions that are particularly significant in the case of older adults include the home garden, natural and aesthetically pleasing settings, the local social network and functional neighbourhood facilities. Visual research methods were used to generate these findings. Such research methods provide rich and nuanced data in studies concerning environment-behaviour interactions, which may be difficult to attain using conventional research methods.

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  • Environmental influences on healthy and active ageing: a systematic review

    Michael Annear, Sally Keeling, Tim Wilkinson, Grant Cushman, Bob Gidlow, Heather Hopkins

    AGEING & SOCIETY   34 ( 4 ) 590 - 622  2014.04  [Refereed]

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    This paper explores the evidence for environmental influences on older adult health and activity participation, identifies current knowledge gaps and limitations within this literature, and offers recommendations for future research via a systematic appraisal of 83 quantitative and qualitative studies. A Cochrane-type review procedure was followed, which incorporated structured database searches, inclusion and exclusion criteria, quality appraisal of included studies, and peer review. The review findings identify support for both personal and environmental influences on health and activity participation in later life. Reported personal influences include ethnicity and cultural norms, energy and motivation, sex, age, education, genetic heritage, self-efficacy, and personal financial circumstances. Reported environmental influences on activity participation include climate, level of pollution, street lighting, traffic conditions, accessibility and appropriateness of services and facilities, socio-economic conditions, aesthetics, pedestrian infrastructure, community life, exposure to antisocial behaviour, social network participation, environmental degradation, level of urbanism, exposure to natural settings, familiarity with local environment and others. Recommendations for future research include the need for innovative research methods; involvement of older adults as research collaborators; investigation of wider aspects of the active ageing concept; in-depth assessment of the environmental characteristics of areas; investigation of the pathways leading from environment to health and activity participation; and more theoretically informed research or increased contribution of research to theory development.

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  • Participatory and evidence-based recommendations for urban redevelopment following natural disasters: Older adults as policy advisers

    Michael Annear, Sally Keeling, Tim Wilkinson

    AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING   33 ( 1 ) 43 - 49  2014.03  [Refereed]

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    Aim
    To develop community-generated recommendations to inform urban environmental remediation following earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand, and share these with local decision-makers during a participatory action research process.
    Methods
    This study employed three focus group discussions to critique mixed-methods and multiphase results and develop evidence-based recommendations. Participants included 30 volunteers and 8 knowledgeable advisers aged 65 years and older.
    Results
    Participant recommendations addressed the remediation of earthquake-affected suburbs, access to transportation, age-friendly design, safer communities, resilient support agencies, and restoration of resources for social and cultural activities.
    Conclusion
    Older collaborators identified salient barriers to active ageing and options for post-earthquake redevelopment that had not previously been considered in research or policy. Independently living older adults are well placed to work with researchers to develop recommendations to improve the urban environment following natural disasters as well as in times of relative stability.

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  • Psychological challenges among older adults following the Christchurch earthquakes.

    Annear, M, Wilkinson, T, Keeling, S

    Journal of Disaster Research   8 ( 3 ) 508 - 511  2013  [Refereed]

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  • Advancing an integrated leisure research strategy for New Zealand.

    Cushman, G, Gidlow, B, Espiner, S, Annear, M

    Australasian Parks and Leisure   14 ( 3 ) 46 - 47  2011  [Refereed]

  • Developing a National Leisure Research Strategy for New Zealand: Arts, outdoor recreation, sport, and community recreation.

    Annals of Leisure Research   13 ( 3 ) 352 - 375  2010  [Refereed]

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  • Leisure time physical activity differences among older adults from diverse socioeconomic neighborhoods

    Michael J. Annear, Grant Cushman, Bob Gidlow

    HEALTH & PLACE   15 ( 2 ) 482 - 490  2009.06  [Refereed]

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    This paper examines how neighborhood deprivation potentially affects older adults&apos; participation in leisure time physical activity (LTPA). Recall surveys and semi-structured interviews were conducted with 63 elderly residents of high- and low-deprivation neighborhoods in Christchurch, New Zealand. Results showed that residing in a neighborhood of high socioeconomic deprivation was potentially associated with significantly lower levels of neighborhood-based LTPA and that this effect appeared to be partly mediated by deleterious physical and social environmental conditions. These results suggest that strategies to promote increased participation in LTPA among older adults may need to consider intervening in the physical and social environment in highly deprived neighborhoods. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • Neighbourhood deprivation and older adults’ preferences for and perceptions of active leisure.

    Annear, M, Gidlow, B, Cushman, G

    Annals of Leisure Research   12 ( 2 ) 96 - 128  2009  [Refereed]

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Books and Other Publications

  • Advancing an Integrated Leisure Research Strategy for New Zealand: An analysis of the perceived research needs and priorities of stakeholders in the arts, outdoor recreation, sport and community recreation sectors.

    Annear, M, Cushman, G, Espiner, S, Gidlow, B, Toohey, M( Part: Joint author)

    Lincoln University Press  2010 ISBN: 9780864762443

Research Projects

  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and behavioral intention for physical activity among middle aged and older Japanese.

    International Christian University  JSPS Early Career Scientist

    Project Year :

    2018.04
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Presentations

  • Active aging and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics: A large-scale survey of physical activity parameters and capacity for behavior change among middle-aged and older Japanese.

    Annear, M, Kidokoro, T, Shimizu, Y  [Invited]

    The 2020 Yokohama Sport Conference 

    Event date:
    2020.09
     
     
  • Operationalizing Olympic philosophy to achieve sustainable social legacies: can we leverage Tokyo 2020 to inspire population activity in changing societies?

    Annear, M, Shimizu, Y, Kidokoro, T, Takanashi, M  [Invited]

    47th annual conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport 

    Event date:
    2019.09
     
     
  • Leveraging Tokyo 2020: Can the Olympic and Paralympic games change behavioral intention for physical activity and sports participation among middle-aged and older adults in Japan?

    Annear, M, Shimizu, Y, Sato, K, Takanashi, M, Yamauchi, H, Kidokoro, T  [Invited]

    European College of Sport Science (ECSS) 

    Event date:
    2018.07
     
     
  • Societal vulnerability to natural disasters during population ageing [大谷順子・マイケル・アニエー・高欣「エイジングと災害脆弱性に対する認識を測る尺度(Perceptions of Ageing and Disaster Vulnerability Scale: PADVS) の開発、日本語版の作成と信頼性・妥当性の検討および質的データを合わせた調査研究」 日本災害復興学会].

    Annear, M, Gao, X

    Annual Conference of Japan Society for Disaster Recovery and Revitalization 2016  (Miyagi, Japan) 

    Presentation date: 2016.09

  • Teaching Aged Care Facilities: Creating strong WIL opportunities and benefits.

    Annear, M, Robinson, A, Lea, E, Elliott, K

    Work Integrated Learning (WIL) 2020:National Conference of the Australian Collaborative Education Network  (Sydney, Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2016.09

  • Experiencing social isolation following earthquakes in Canterbury, New Zealand.

    Annear, M, Keeling, S, Wilkinson, T

    13th Global Conference of the International Federation on Ageing  (Brisbane, Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2016.06

  • Assessment and management of chronic respiratory conditions in frail older adults.

    Walters, H, Tierney, L, Annear, M, Elliot, K, Palmer, A, Robinson, A

    The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting  (Perth Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2016.04

  • Reconceptualising vulnerability, risk, and technology in an ageing society: Evidence-informed psychosocial interventions and participatory urban remediation support recovery.

    Annear, M, Keeling, S

    12th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium  (Kyoto, Japan) 

    Presentation date: 2016.03

  • The Dementia Knowledge Assessment Scale (DKAS): A universal measure to assess understanding about the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of an emerging global health challenge and its Japanese version.

    Annear, M

    34th Western Regional Conference of the Japan Association for International Health  (Kurashiki, Japan) 

    Presentation date: 2016.02

  • Health student clinical placements in aged care facilities improve quality of life for residents.

    Annear, M, Elliott, K.E, Lea, E, Tierney, L, Robinson, A

    Aged and Community Services Tasmania State Conference  (Tasmania, Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2015.11

  • Inter-professional education in aged care: Experiences of undergraduate medical, nursing, and paramedic students.

    Annear, M

    Interprofessional Health Education and Practice International Conference  (Melbourne, Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2015.10

  • Dementia care in a large regional hospital: evidence for a knowledge-practice divide.

    Population Health Congress  (Hobart, Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2015.09

  • Active ageing on an extreme earth: will we reach a century?

    Annear, M

    47th Australian Association of Gerontology Annual Conference  (Adelaide, Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2014.11

  • What should we know about dementia? A Delphi consensus study.

    Annear, M, Toye, C, Tranter, B, Robinson, A

    49th Australian Psychological Society Annual Conference  (Hobart, Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2014.09

  • Driving change? Medical student placements in aged care facilities.

    Annear, M, Lo, A, Robinson, A

    46th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference  (Sydney, Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2013.11

  • Dementia tsunami in aged care: can students improve residents’ quality of life?

    Ellen-Elliott, E, Annear, M, Bell, E, Palmer, A, Robinson, A

    46th Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference  (Sydney, Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2013.11

  • Surviving to thriving: Psychological and activity related impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes on urban-living older adults.

    Annear, M, Wilkinson, T, Keeling, S

    College of Nurses Aotearoa Biannual Symposium  (Christchurch, New Zealand) 

    Presentation date: 2012.10

  • Active ageing in an urban environment: Introduction of a new ecological model.

    Annear, M, Keeling, S, Wilkinson, T

    New Zealand Association of Gerontology Annual Conference  (Auckland, New Zealand) 

    Presentation date: 2012.09

  • Re-imagining age-friendly communities during a long-term earthquake recovery process.

    Keeling, S, Annear, M, Wilkinson, T

    British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference  (Staffordshire, United Kingdom) 

    Presentation date: 2012.07

  • Active ageing in an urban disaster context: preliminary findings from a participatory investigation.

    Annear, M

    South Island Symposium for Issues Related to Older People  (Dunedin, New Zealand) 

    Presentation date: 2011.11

  • Older adults as research partners: lessons from participatory investigation into environmental influences on active ageing.

    Annear, M, Keeling, S, Wilkinson, T

    International Gerontology and Geriatrics conference  (Melbourne, Australia) 

    Presentation date: 2011.10

  • Vulnerability and resilience: older adult responses to two major earthquakes.

    Annear, M, Keeling, S, Wilkinson, T

    Public Health Association of New Zealand conference  (Lincoln, New Zealand) 

    Presentation date: 2011.08

  • Older people in a major earthquake: initial experiences and representations.

    Keeling, S, Annear, M, Wilkinson, T

    British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference  (Plymouth, England) 

    Presentation date: 2011.07

  • Active ageing in the urban areas: from assessment to sustainability in evolving cities.

    Annear, M

    International Conference on EcoBalance  (Tokyo) 

    Presentation date: 2010.11

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Specific Research

  • Olympic and Paralympic physical activity legacies among middle-aged and older adults in a post-COVID society

    2021   Dr Yasuo Shimizu, Dr Tetsuhiro Kidokoro

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    This research will extend existing Kakenhi research and outputs to address the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on middle-aged and older adults physical activity and health. It was also track the effect of the Olympic and Paralympic Games on public health legacies, including population physical activity levels before and after the events and changes to public infrastructure and sports facilities.&nbsp;Outputs of the research will include reports and presentations that use longitudinal data to track changes in behavior and potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. These data will help to inform public health interventions that aim to support and promote physical activity in aging societies like Japan.&nbsp;

  • Expectations regarding aging and pandemic health behavior among middle-aged and older Japanese people.

    2020   Dr Yasuo Shimizu, Dr Tetsuhiro Kidokoro

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    During the 2020 financial year, astudy was designed and administered with the support of Waseda University'sTokutei Kadai seed funding to evaluate expectations regarding aging amongmiddle aged and older Japanese adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Health-relatedexpectations regarding aging are an important construct as they are potentiallyassociated with proactive lifestyle behaviors that help to maintain or improvequality of life for aging individuals. As part of the data collection,information was also gathered on weekly physical activity and demographicparameters using valid and reliable scales.&nbsp;With written permission from the original North-Americanscale authors (Sarkisian et al., 2005), the investigators developed a Japanesetranslation of the ERA-12 (Expectations Regarding Aging scale) and administeredthe measure with a sample of 800 middle-aged and older adults using an onlinesurvey methodology.&nbsp;Following data collection, cleaning, and statisticalanalysis, two manuscripts are currently in preparation for submission ininternational academic fora during 2021.It is our earnest hope that we will be able toshare the findings of this interesting and important research with theinternational community following the end of the global pandemic.&nbsp;We thankWaseda University sincerely for supporting our efforts.&nbsp;&nbsp;

 

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Teaching Experience

  • Social gerontology

    University of Otago (Christchurch School of Medicine)  

  • Health care of the elderly

    University of Otago (Christchurch School of Medicine)  

 

Committee Memberships

  • 2019.01
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    Now

    Sports Science Research  Editorial board member

  • 2018.01
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    Now

    Journal of Aging and Physical Activity  Associate Editor