Dr Kate Ridley

Senior Lecturer

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

place Education (5.07)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Kate Ridley is a Senior Lecturer in the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work. Kate's research focusses on children’s energy expenditure, physical activity, sedentary behaviour and associated health outcomes. Kate has a strong interest in physical activity measurement issues. She is a co-author of the Compendium of Physical Activities for Youth (available here: https://www.nccor.org/nccor-tools/youthcompendium/) and co-developed the validated Multimedia Activity Recall for Children and Adults (MARCA) to measure physical activity levels and use of time. Kate teaches both undergraduate and post-graduate topics in topics related to physical activity and health, and exercise science. Kate supervisers both Honours and PhD students and is a member of the Sport, Health, Activity, Performance and Exercise (SHAPE) research centre.


BAppSc Exercise and Sport Science (UniSA)

BAppSc (Hon) Human Movement (UniSA)

PhD Human Movement (UniSA)

Key responsibilities

BEd (Honours) program coordinator

Co-Deputy Director of the SHAPE Research Centre

Topic coordinator
HLPE2530 Physical Activity and Health
HLPE2532 Exercise Physiology for Physical Educators
HLPE3533 Applied Exercise Science
Supervisory interests
Physical activity
Sedentary behaviour
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Nutrition literacy and children (1)