Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program

Dynamic Activity Spaces Pilot (DASP) Study

While an active lifestyle has social, physical and cognitive benefits for people of all ages, levels of activity tend to decrease with age. The place where we live has been shown to influence our levels of activity. This research project will develop a protocol for a future large study aimed to help us better understand how attributes of the areas mid-aged and older adults live in and frequently visit can promote an active lifestyle.


We are would like to hear from you if you are:

  • Males aged 55 plus (no upper age limit)
  • Females aged 70 plus (no upper age limit)
  • able to walk outside your home with or without the assistance of a walking aid
  • willing to wear 4 small devices monitoring physical activity, sleep, sitting and location over 7 days
  • willing to fill out a time use diary on at least 3 of the 7 days.

Participants completing the data collection session will receive a gift voucher as thanks for their assistance.

Please contact Vera Costa on 0413 427 990 or Kako Choi on 0430 454 519 or by email at or to find out more.

Alternatively, please register your interest here and a member of the team will get back to you.