Associate Professor Emma George


Associate Professor in the School of Science and Health


Dr Emma George is an associate professor and Academic Course Advisor in Health and Physical Education at Western Sydney University. Emma joined Western Sydney University in September 2013 and completed a BHSc (Honours Class I) and a PhD at Western Sydney University in 2010 and 2014, respectively.

With a background in physical activity and health promotion, her research aims to promote lifelong physical activity and improve health outcomes. Emma’s research expertise includes health promotion intervention design, implementation and evaluation, mixed methods research, men’s health, epidemiology and physical activity measurement. Her research has involved working with middle-aged men, sport fans, older adults, emergency service volunteers, youth in organised sport and culturally diverse populations.

Emma is currently working with a range of community and industry partners including the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, the South-Western Sydney Primary Health Network and the New South Wales State Emergency Service. By working closely and collaboratively with community and industry, Emma's research is embedded within the community and positioned to have an ongoing, meaningful impact on health and wellbeing.

Emma coordinates and teaches across a range of undergraduate Health and Physical Education units, with a focus on physical activity, sport and health promotion. Emma is supervising several Higher Degree Research students who are working across a range of topics including physical activity promotion in culturally and linguistically diverse groups, girls' sport participation, community engagement in sport and reducing sedentary behaviour.

Research Interests

  • Health Promotion
  • Physical Activity
  • Men’s Health
  • Community Engagement
  • Mental Health
  • Sedentary Behaviour
  • Workplace Health

Qualifications and Recognition

  • PhD University of Western Sydney
  • BHSc(Hons) University of Western Sydney
  • BHScPDHPE University of Western Sydney

Research & Publications

Contact Details

Telephone +61 2 4736 0052
Location Penrith Campus (Kingswood)