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  • Whittle, R.J., Telford, A., Benson, A.C. (2017). Enrolment, content and assessment: a review of examinable senior-secondary (16-19 year olds) physical education courses: an International perspective.  The Curriculum Journal. 1-29.                     DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585176.2017.1318770
  • Whittle, R.J., C. Benson, S. Ullah, and A. Telford. (2017). Student performance in high-stakes examinations based on content area in senior secondary (VCE) physical education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, 1-15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17408989.2017.1310831
  • Jenkinson, K. A. & Benson, A. C. (2017). The Assessment and Mentoring Program (AMP): Final year pre-service physical education peer mentors perceptions of effective mentoring. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (JOSOTL) 17 (2), 35-44. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14434/josotl.v17i2.20769
  • Hyndman, B., Benson, A., Lester, L., Telford, A. (2017). Is there a relationship between primary school children’s enjoyment of recess physical activities and health-related quality of life? A cross-sectional exploratory study. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 28 (1), 37-43. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/HE15128
  • Price, K., Gordon, BA., Bird, S., Benson, AC. (2016). A review of guidelines for cardiac rehabilitation exercise programs: is there an international consensus? European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. 23 (16), 1715-1733. DOI:10.1177/2047487316657669
  • Gordon, B. A., Bruce, L., & Benson, A. C. (2016). Physical activity intensity can be accurately monitored by smartphone global positioning system ‘app’. European Journal of Sport Science, 16(5):624-31. DOI:  10.1080/17461391.2015.1105299
  • Gordon, BA., Bird, SR., MacIsaac, R.J., Benson, AC. (2016). Does a single bout of resistance or aerobic exercise after insulin dose reduction modulate glycaemic control in type 2 diabetes? A randomised cross-over trial. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 19 (10), 795-799. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2016.01.004
  • Hyndman,B.,  Benson, AC., Telford A.  (2016). Active Play: Exploring the Influences on Children’s School Playground Activities. American Journal of Play.  8 (3), 325. goo.gl/IyhL2R
  • Whittle, R. J., Telford, A., & Benson, A. C. (2015). The ‘Perfect’ Senior (VCE) Secondary Physical Education Teacher: Student Perceptions of Teacher-related Factors that Influence Academic Performance. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40(8). http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol40/iss8/1
  • Benson AC, Bruce L, Gordon, BA. (2015). Reliability and validity of a GPS-enabled iPhone “app” to measure physical activity. Journal of sports sciences, 33 (14). http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2014.994659 DOI:10.1080/02640414.2014.994659
  • Moodie, V., Benson, A.C. Gordon, B.A., Lythgo, N. (2015). The acute effects of whole-body vibration on sprint performance. International Journal of Exercise Science, 8(4), 385-93.
  • Hyndman B, Benson AC, Telford A. (2014). Exploring physical activity opportunities to complement the Health and Physical Education curriculum. ACHPER Active and Healthy Magazine (ISSN 1837-7378). Volume 21, Issue 4.
  • Jenkinson, K.A, Naughton, G., Benson, A.C (2014). Peer Assisted Learning in School Physical Education, Health Education and Physical Activity Programs: A Systematic Review. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy 19 (3), 253-277. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17408989.2012.754004
  • Hyndman B, Benson AC, Telford A. (2014). A Guide for Teachers to Move Beyond Conventional School Playgrounds: The RE-AIM Evaluation of the Lunchtime Enjoyment Activity and Play (LEAP) Intervention. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39 (1)http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol39/iss1/6/
  • Hyndman B, Benson AC, Ullah, S., Telford A. (2014) Evaluating the effects of the Lunchtime Enjoyment Activity and Play (LEAP) school playground intervention on children’s physical activity, enjoyment and quality of life. BMC Public Health, 14: 164http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/14/164
  • Hyndman,B. Telford, A. Finch, CF., Ullah, S., Benson AC. (2014). Children’s enjoyment of play during school lunchtime breaks: an examination of intra-and inter-day reliability. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11, 109-117.
  • Xanthos, P.D. Lythgo, N., Gordon, B.A., Benson, A.C. (2013). The effect of whole-body vibration as a recovery technique on running kinematics and jumping performance following eccentric exercise to induce delayed-onset muscle soreness. Journal of Sports Technology. DOI: 10.1080/19346182.2013.819359
  • Benson, AC., Bruce, L., Gordon, B. (2012). Comparing the measurement of physical activity using sport specific GPS and an iPhone app. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15: S293-S294.
  • Jenkinson, K.A, Naughton, G. Benson, A.C (2012). The GLAMA (Girls! Lead! Achieve! Mentor! Activate!) and BLAST (Boys! Lead! Activate! Succeed! Together!) Peer Leadership and Physical Activity Program: A Stealth Intervention. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15: S116.
  • Gordon, BA., Fraser, SF., Bird, SR., Benson, AC. (2012). Insulin sensitivity in response to a single resistance exercise session in apparently healthy individuals. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, 35(7): 665. DOI: 10.3275/7972
  • Jenkinson, K.A, Naughton, G. Benson, A.C (2012). The GLAMA (Girls! Lead! Achieve! Mentor! Activate!) Physical Activity and Peer Leadership Intervention Pilot Project: A Process Evaluation using the RE-AIM Framework. BMC Public Health, 12:55. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/55
  • Hyndman,B. Telford, A. Finch, CF., Benson AC. (2012). Moving physical activity beyond the school classroom: A social-ecological insight for teachers of the facilitators and barriers to students’ non-curricular physical activity. Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 37(2), 1-24. http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol37/iss2/1/
  • Lythgo, N., Benson, AC., Gordon, B. (2012). Accuracy of the positional activity logger#2 (PAL2) to identify human posture and movement. In E-Proceedings for the 30th Conference for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. July 2-6, 2012, Melbourne, E.J. Bradshaw, A. Burnett and P.A. Hume, Editors. Australian Catholic University. p. 203-206, eISBN 978-1-922097-04-0 (vol. 3).
  • Gordon, BA., Fraser, SF., Bird, SR., Benson, AC. (2011). Reproducibility of multiple repeated oral glucose tolerance tests. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice,94(3):e78-e82
  • Fuss,Franz Konstantin, Lythgo, Noel,  Smith, Robert Masterton, Benson, Amanda Clare, Gordon, Brett Gordon (2011).  Identification of key performance parameters during off-spin bowling with a smart cricket ball. Sports Technology, 4 (3-4): 159-163.
  • Jenkinson, K.A and Benson, A.C (2010). Barriers to providing Physical Education and physical activity in Victorian State secondary schools. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 35(8): 1-17. http://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol35/iss8/1/
  • Jenkinson, K.A and Benson, A.C (2009). Physical Education, Sport and Physical Activity Policies: Teacher Knowledge and Implementation in their Victorian State Secondary School. European Physical Education Review, 15(3): 365-388
  • Gordon, B.A., Benson, A.C., Bird, S.R., Fraser, S.F. (2009). Resistance training improves metabolic health in type 2 diabetes: a systematic review. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 83(2): 157-175.
  • Benson AC, Torode, M. E., Fiatarone Singh, M. A. (2008). The effect of high-intensity progressive resistance training on adiposity in children: a randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Obesity, 31: 1016-1027.
  • Benson AC, Torode, M. E., Fiatarone Singh, M. A. (2008). Effects of resistance training on metabolic fitness in children and adolescents: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 9(1): 43-66.
  • Benson AC, Fiatarone Singh, M. A. (2008). The relationship of waist circumference, muscular strength and cardiorespiratory fitness in New Zealand 10-15 year olds. P-113. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 79:S97.
  • Benson AC, Torode, M. E., Fiatarone Singh, M. A. (2007). A rationale and method for high-intensity progressive resistance training with children and adolescents. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 28(4):442-450.
  • Benson AC, Torode, M., and Fiatarone Singh, M.A. (2006) Muscular strength and cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with higher insulin sensitivity in children and adolescents. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 1(4):222-231.
  • Invited Presentations
  • Benson, A C., Online interactive student response system and making web apps. Peak Phys Ed Health and Physical Education ICT Conference 22nd August 2013, Melbourne
  • Benson, A C., Apps apps and more apps Victorian State Australian Physical, Health and Outdoor Education Conference 22nd February 2013, MCG, Melbourne
  • Benson, A.C. (2013). Apps, apps & more apps for physical education. Melbourne Cricket Ground, 22nd February, 2013
  • Benson, A.C. (2012). Victorian Physical & Health Education Conference. Apps for smartphones & iPads & ICT in PE. Australian Physical, Health & Outdoor Education Conference.Melbourne Cricket Ground, 17th February, 2012
  • Benson, A.C. Blackmores Research Symposium, Exploring a Lifestyle Prescription, Sydney October 2008. Resistance Training & Metabolic Health in Children & Adolescents
  • Benson, A.C. Australian Diabetes Society, Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne August, 2008. Resistance Training in children and adolescents – risk factors for type 2 diabetes
  • Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings
  • (Oral Presentations)
  • Hunter J, Gordon B, Lythgo N, Bird S, Benson A. Direct versus indirect exercise supervision in the workplace: similar physiological benefits over an 8-week randomised controlled trial. Exercise and Sports Science Australia ‘Research to Practice 2016’ Conference. Melbourne, Australia. April 14-16, 2016 (oral presentation).
  • Price, K., Gordon B, Bird S, Benson A. Prescribing exercise in cardiac rehabilitation programs: an international perspective. Exercise and Sports Science Australia ‘Research to Practice 2016’ Conference. Melbourne, Australia. April 14-16, 2016 (poster presentation).
  • Jenkinson, K. A. & Benson, A. C. (2015). The Assessment and Mentoring Program (AMP): pre-service physical education teachers building requisite competencies collaboratively. ISSOTL- International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Melbourne, Australia. 27-30th October, 2015 (poster presentation).
  • Gordon, BA, Benson, AC. (2015) Determination of glycaemic fluctuations with continuous glucose monitoring. What is a meaningful difference? Sports Medicine Australia Conference, Queensland, Australia 21-24th October, 2015. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (2015), 19, e102. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2015.12.377
  • Whittle, R.J., Telford, A., Benson, A.C. (2015). Senior-secondary Physical Education students’ perceptions of teacher-related factors that influence academic performance. PENZ-NZHEA-EONZ National Conference 2015. 6th – 8th July, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Whittle, R.J., Telford, A., Benson, A.C. (2015). Senior-secondary Physical Education: it’s so much more than just the theory! PENZ-NZHEA-EONZ National Conference 2015. 6th – 8th July, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Whittle, R.J., Telford, A., Benson, A.C., An exploration of student perceptions of teacher-related factors that may influence academic performance in Unit 3 and 4 VCE Physical Education. The joint Australian Association for Research in Education and New Zealand Association for Research in Education Conference. 30 November – 4 December 2014 Brisbane, Australia.
  • Delbridge, K., Lythgo, N., Lim, Y.P., Craze, M.A., Benson, A.C. The validity and reliability of a portable optical motion capture device to measure hand tremor: work in progress. 9th Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC9), Wollongong, NSW, Australia. 30 Nov – 2 Dec 2014
  •  Craze, M.A., Benson, A.C., Lim, Y.P., Delbridge, K., Lythgo, N. The influence of walking speed and heel height on knee joint loading: work in progress. 9th Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC9), Wollongong, NSW, Australia. 30 Nov – 2 Dec 2014
  • Hunter, J.R., Lythgo, N., Gordon, B.A., Benson, A.C. Type of supervision does not affect attendance or physical fitness in an 8-week workplace exercise intervention. Sports Medicine Australia ‘Be Active Conference’, Canberra, ACT. 15th 18th October, 2014. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (2014), 18 (S1), e125. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2014.11.098
  • Benson AC, Bruce, L. Gordon, B, (2012). Comparing the measurement of physical activity using sport specific GPS and an iPhoneTM ‘app’. Be active 2012 conference. October 31 – 3 November 2012 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 15 (S1) S293–S294. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2012.11.714
  • Jenkinson, K.A, Naughton, G., Benson, A.C . The GLAMA (Girls! Lead! Achieve! Mentor! Activate!) and BLAST (Boys! Lead! Activate! Succeed Together!) peer leadership and physical activity program: A stealth intervention. Be active 2012 conference. October 31 – 3 November 2012 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 15 (S1) S116. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2012.11.282
  • Gordon, BA., Bird, SR., MacIsaac, RJ., Benson, AC. Continuous glucose response to resistance and aerobic exercise is similarly impaired in individuals with insulin requiring type 2 diabetes. 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference and 7th Sports Dietitians Australia Update: From Research to Practice, Gold Coast, Queensland – April 19th – 21st 2012.
  • Caia, JP, Doyle, TLA., Benson, AC. A cross-sectional lower-body power profile of elite and sub-elite Australian football players. Australian Biomechanics Conference. AIS, Canberra, Australia, 28th – 29th November, 2011
  • Jenkinson, K.A and Benson, A.C (2011). Barriers to providing Physical Education in Secondary Schools: can we engage students? 27th Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation International Conference, “Moving Learning & Achieving” 18th-20th April, Adelaide Australia (Oral Presentation).
  • Benson, A.C. Blackmores Research Symposium, Exploring a Lifestyle Prescription, Sydney October 2008. Resistance Training & Metabolic Health in Children & Adolescents (Invited Presentation)
  • Benson, A.C. Australian Diabetes Society, Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne August, 2008. Resistance Training in children and adolescents – risk factors for type 2 diabetes (Invited Presentation)
  • Benson, A.C., Torode, M., Fiatarone Singh, M.A.The Effect Of High Intensity Progressive Resistance Training On Adiposity In Children: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Australian Association of Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Sydney Australia, 28th September-1st October, 2006. Oral Presentation. Received AAESS (Australian Association Exercise Sport Science) Student Travel Award
  • Benson, A.C., Torode, M., Fiatarone Singh, M.A.Effects of progressive resistance training on adiposity in 10-15 year olds: a randomised controlled trial. Physical Activity and Obesity International Congress Satellite Conference Brisbane Australia, 31st August-2nd September, 2006. Oral Presentation.
  • A.C. Benson, M. Torode & M.A. Fiatarone Singh. Insulin resistance is associated with higher triglyceride levels, BMI, waist circumference and lower aerobic fitness in children as young as 10-15 years. 3 – 4 November 2004. College of Health Sciences Research Conference. Peppers Fairmont Resort – Leura, Blue Mountains, NSW. http://www.chs.usyd.edu.au/conf04/downloads/index.shtml (page 2, session 18). Abstract short-listed for ‘A Healthy Start to Life Section’.
  • Benson Amanda Clare, Torode Margaret, Fiatarone Singh Maria Antoinette.Insulin resistance is associated with higher triglyceride levels, BMI, waist circumference and lower aerobic fitness in children as young as 11-15 years. 13-16th April 2004, Brisbane. AAESS conference, (Oral presentation). http://www.aaess2004.qut.edu.au/
  • A.C. Benson, M. Torode & M.A. Fiatarone Singh. Insulin resistance is associated with higher triglyceride levels, BMI, waist circumference and lower aerobic fitness in children as young as 11-15 years. Selected for Abstract Booklet Dean ’s Research Seminar Research Series: A Healthy Start to Life, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney. September 15th, 2004.
  • (Poster Presentations)
  • Jenkinson, K. A. & Benson, A. C. (2015). The Assessment and Mentoring Program (AMP): pre-service physical education teachers building requisite competencies collaboratively. ISSOTL- International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Melbourne, Australia. 27-30th October, 2015.
  • Krause, L, Naughton, G, Tibbert, S, Benson A. (2015). Equity in single-sex sport for adolescents: Should psychological differences be considered? Sports Medicine Australia Conference, Queensland, Australia 21-24th October, 2015 (poster presentation). Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (2014), 19 (S1), e45. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2015.12.484
  • Lythgo, N., Moodie, V., Gordon, B., Benson, A.C. vibration exercise warm-up for sprinting gait. 9th Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC9), Wollongong, NSW, Australia. 30 Nov – 2 Dec 2014
  • Xanthos, P.D., Lythgo, N., Gordon, B.A., Benson A.C. Whole-body vibration is not an effective recovery from exercise induced delayed-onset muscle soreness. 6th Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference and Sports Dietitians Australia Update: Research to Practice, Adelaide, SA. April 10th -12th,2014
  • Brett A. Gordon, Stephen R. Bird , Richard J. MacIsaac , Amanda C. Benson Acute Intermittent Aerobic Exercise May Better Control Glucose In Unfit Individuals With Complex Type 2 Diabetes Than Resistance Exercise. 6th Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference and Sports Dietitians Australia Update: Research to Practice, Adelaide, SA. April 10th -12th, 2014
  • Benson, A.C., Bauman, A., Fiatarone Singh, M.A. Using iPods™ to encourage physical activity in 8-12 year old children. XXVIII Pediatric Work Physiology (PWP 2013) Conference. 1st – 5th October, 2013. Curia, Portugal
  • Gordon BA, Bird SR, MacIsaac RJ, Benson AC (2013). The impact of aerobic or resistance exercise on continuous glucose response in sedentary individuals with insulin requiring type 2 diabetes. IDF World Diabetes Congress, Melbourne, Australia, December 2-6.
  • Benson AC, Bruce, L. Gordon, B., (2012). Comparing the measurement of physical activity using sport specific GPS and an iPhoneTM ‘app’. Be active 2012 conference. October 31 – 3 November 2012 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Australia.
  • Lythgo N, Benson A, Gordon B (2012). Accuracy of the positional activity logger#2 (PAL2) to identify human posture and movement. In E-Proceedings for the 30th Conference for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. July 2-6, 2012, Melbourne, E.J. Bradshaw, A. Burnett and P.A. Hume, Editors. Australian Catholic University. p. 203-206, eISBN 978-1-922097-04-0 (vol. 3 electronic).
  • Gordon, BA., Bird, SR., MacIsaac, RJ., Benson, AC. (2011). Continuous glucose response to a single session of resistance exercise in individuals with insulin requiring type 2 diabetes. Poster presentation at 2011 ADS/ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth, Australia, 31 August – 2 September 2011
  • Telford A, Hyndman B, Benson AC, Finch CF. (2011). Trash or treasure: using recycled household and garden items in primary school playgrounds to encourage active, social and engaged play. Poster presentation at Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15-18 June, Melbourne Australia.
  • Hyndman B, Telford A, Benson AC, Ullah S and Finch CF. (2011). The development of the School Play Area and Children’s Enjoyment Survey (SPACES) for exploring children’s enjoyment of school play. Poster presentation at Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15-18 June, Melbourne Australia.
  • Hyndman B, Telford A, Benson AC, Ullah S, Finch CF. (2011). Children’s school lunchtime enjoyment: An exploration of intra- and inter-day agreement. Poster presentation at Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15-18 June, Melbourne Australia.
  • Hyndman B, Telford A, Benson AC, Finch CF. (2011) What social ecological components of school play spaces would encourage children to be physically active? Poster presentation at Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15-18 June, Melbourne Australia.
  • Jenkinson, K.A and Benson, A.C (2011). Physical education teacher’s knowledge, implementation of policy and barriers associated with physical education and physical activity. Poster presentation at Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 15-18 June, Melbourne Australia.
  • Gordon, BA., Fraser, SF., Bird, SR., Benson, AC.  (2010).Consecutive oral glucose tolerance testing with or without prior resistance training does not affect insulin sensitivity in apparently healthy adults. ESSA conference, Gold Coast, April 2010.
  • Gordon, BA., Fraser, SF., Bird, SR., Benson, AC.  (2010). No change in insulin sensitivity following a single bout of resistance exercise in individuals with and without type 2 diabetes. ESSA conference, Gold Coast, April 2010.
  • B. A. Gordon, S. F. Fraser, S. R. Bird, A. C. Benson. A 4-day Time Course for Insulin Sensitivity in Response to a Single Bout of Resistance Exercise in Healthy 40-60 Year Olds Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia 26-28th August 2009.
  • Benson, AC, Fiatarone Singh, MA The relationship of waist circumference, muscular strength and cardiorespiratory fitness in New Zealand 10-15 year olds. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 2008, 79 (S1)S97, 7th International Diabetes Federation Western Pacific Region Congress, Wellington, New Zealand, 31 March-04 April 2008.
  • Benson, A.C., Torode, M., Fiatarone Singh, M.A. Muscular Strength and Cardiorespiratory Fitness Predict Insulin Resistance in Children and Adolescents. 10th International Congress on Obesity Conference, Sydney Australia, 3-8 September, 2006. Obesity Reviews, 2006, 7 (s2), 236.
  • Benson, A.C., Torode, M., Fiatarone Singh, M.A. Insulin resistance is associated with higher BMI, waist circumference, triglyceride levels and lower cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength in children as young as 10-15 years. The Coopers Institute Conference Series: Childhood Obesity Updates and Innovations. Dallas, Texas, October 2005. 1st Place Students Award
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