Caperchione, Cristina

Cristina Caperchione

Cristina Caperchione PhD

Associate Professor

Sport and Exercise Science, Human Performance Research Centre, Faculty of Health, UTS Sport and Exercise Science


UTS Sport and Exercise Science
Driver Avenue, Moore Park NSW 2021
PO Box 123, Broadway NSW 2007

Tel: +61 (02) 9514-5208

      • Promoting physical activity
      • Strategies to support lifestyle risk modification in men in relation to nutrition and physical activity
      • Exploring barriers, challenges and motives for physical activity participation and healthy living behaviours

HAT-TRICK: Physical activity, healthy eating and connectedness in male hockey fans
PI: Cristina Caperchione
Co-I: John. L. Oliffe, Joan. L. Bottorff, S.T. Johnson, K. Hunt
Date: 2016 – 2018
Funded by: Canadian Cancer Society

Integration of prevention into chronic disease management models of care
PI: Nelly Oelke
Co-PI: Anne Clarotto
Co-I: Cristina Caperchione, Darlene Arsenault, Cathy Thibault, Leslie Bryant MacLean
Date: 2013 – 2014
Funded by: IHLCDP, Research Interest Group Grant, $9,996

Hypertension: Multiple perspectives of Zambian adults
PI: Kathy Rush
Co-PIs: Nelly Oelke, Fastone Goma
Co-I: Cristina Caperchione, Fay Karp
Collaborator: Margaret Maimbolwa
Funded by: FHSD Internal Research Grant, $10,000

Understanding the relationship between physical activity service provision
and physical activity participation in older adults living in Kelowna, BC
PI: Cristina Caperchione
Co-I: Susan Holtzman, Nelly Oelke
Funded by: FHSD Internal Research Grant, $9,900

Smokefree men: Translating research findings through a tobacco reduction website
for cancer prevention action
PIs: John Oliffe, Joan Bottorff
Co-Is: Martha Mackay, Frank Blye, Cristina Caperchione, Leanne Currie, Jack Boomer
Date: 2013 – 2015
Funded by: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, $200,000

Caperchione, C. M., Duncan, M. J., Rosenkranz, R. R., Vandelanotte, C., Van Itallie, A. K., Savage, T. N., … & Kolt, G. S. (2016). Recruitment, screening, and baseline participant characteristics in the WALK 2.0 study: a randomized controlled trial using Web 2.0 applications to promote physical activity. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 2, 25-33. doi: 10.1016/j.conctc.2015.12.004

Caperchione, C. M., Duncan, M., Kolt, G. S., Vandelanotte, C., Rosenkranz, R. R., Maeder, A., … & Mummery, W. K. (2015). Examining an Australian physical activity and nutrition intervention using RE-AIM. Health promotion international, 31(2), 450-458. doi: 10.1093/heapro/dav005

Caperchione, C. M., Reid, R. C., Sharp, P. G., & Stehmeier, J. (2016). How do management and non-management employees perceive workplace wellness programmes? A qualitative examination. Health Education Journal, 75(5), 553-564. doi: 10.1177/0017896915607911

Caperchione, C. M., Stolp, S., Bottorff, J. L., Oliffe, J. L., Johnson, S. T., Seaton, C., … & Healy, T. (2016). Changes in Men’s Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Knowledge and Behavior as a Result of Program Exposure: Findings From the Workplace POWERPLAY Program. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 13(12), 1364-1371. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2016-0111

Caperchione, C. M., Sharp, P., Bottorff, J. L., Stolp, S., Oliffe, J. L., Johnson, S. T., … & Medhurst, K. (2015). The POWERPLAY workplace physical activity and nutrition intervention for men: Study protocol and baseline characteristics. Contemporary clinical trials, 44, 42-47. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.07.013

Caperchione, C. M., Chau, S., Walker, G. J., Mummery, W. K., & Jennings, C. (2015). Gender-associated perceptions of barriers and motivators to physical activity participation in South Asian Punjabis living in western Canada. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 12(5), 686-693. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2013-0208

Caperchione, C. M., Kolt, G. S., Savage, T. N., Rosenkranz, R. R., Maeder, A. J., Vandelanotte, C., … & Mummery, W. K. (2014). WALK 2.0: Examining the effectiveness of Web 2.0 features to increase physical activity in a ‘real world’setting: an ecological trial protocol. BMJ open, 4(10), e006374. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006374

Caperchione, C. M., Kolt, G. S., & Mummery, W. K. (2013). Examining physical activity service provision to culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Australia: a qualitative evaluation. PloS one, 8(4), e62777. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062777

Caperchione, C. M., Vandelanotte, C., Kolt, G. S., Duncan, M., Ellison, M., George, E., & Mummery, W. K. (2012). What a man wants: understanding the challenges and motivations to physical activity participation and healthy eating in middle-aged Australian men. American journal of men’s health, 6(6), 453-461. doi: 10.1177/1557988312444718