Fiona Ling

Dr Fiona Ling

  • 01202 967232
  • fling at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Lecturer (Academic) in Psychology
  • Poole House P104c, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Before joining BU in April 2017 as a lecturer, I completed a postdoctoral appointment at Victoria University (Melbourne) and Unversity of Limerick respectively. At Victoria University, I primarily investigated the intrinsic facilitators and barriers to physical activity and the underpinning coping mechanisms in young children in cross-cultural context using a mixed-method approach. At the University of Limerick, I was a coordinator within a thematic area of an interdisciplinary Pan European project (DEDIPAC; Determinants of Diet and Physical Activitiy Knowledge Hub) and my research focus was in the factors associated with physical activity behavioural change across the lifespan and their interrelatedness. These research focus is indeed an extension from my PhD which examines the role of maladaptive coping in physical activity behaivours, with specific interests in the psychological and physiological health outcomes. While in Hong Kong, I conducted two territory-wide physical activity interventions with school-aged children...

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Research

My research focuses on the psychological self-regulatory mechanisms that underpin health behavioural change and the development of metabolic health over childhood in cross-cultural contexts. These focuses have uniquely placed my works within the translational realms of physical activity/sport participation and public health research. Through interdisciplinary enquiries, I seek to design and implement psychological/physical activity interventions that promote long-term health behavioural change and metabolic health in young children.

While my previous works centered in school-based intervention initiatives to promote physical activity behavioural change in children, my current direction focuses on psychological stress and coping that potentially contribute to physical activity/sedentary behaviours. My expertise also includes psychometric scale development and mixed-method research in young children.

Journal Articles

  • Kennedy, A., Ling, F.C.M. et al., 2018. Socio-economic determinants of physical activity across the life course: a "DEterminants of DIet and Physical ACtivity" (DEDIPAC) umbrella literature review. PLoS ONE.
  • Puggina, A., Ling, F.C.M. et al., 2018. Policy determinants of physical activity across the life course: a 'DEDIPAC' umbrella systematic literature review. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 28 (1), 105-118.
  • Jaeschke, L., Ling, F. et al., 2018. Socio-cultural determinants of physical activity across the life course: a 'Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity' (DEDIPAC) umbrella systematic literature review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
  • Lakerveld, J., Ling, F.C.M. et al., 2017. Identifying and sharing data for secondary data analysis of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and their determinants across the life course in Europe: general principles and an example from DEDIPAC. BMJ Open.
  • Buszard, T., Farrow, D., Verswijveren, S.J.J.M., Reid, M., Williams, J., Polman, R., Ling, F.C.M. and Masters, R.S.W., 2017. Working Memory Capacity Limits Motor Learning When Implementing Multiple Instructions. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 8.
  • Cortis, C., Ling, F.C.M. et al., 2017. Psychological determinants of physical activity across the life course: a "DEterminants of DIet and Physical ACtivity" (DEDIPAC) umbrella systematic literature review. PLoS ONE.
  • Carlin, A., Ling, F.C.M. et al., 2017. A life course examination of the physical environmental determinants of physical activity behaviour: A “Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity” (DEDIPAC) umbrella systematic literature review. PLoS ONE, 12 (8).
  • Condello, G., Ling, F. et al., 2017. Behavioural determinants of physical activity across the life course: a "Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity" (DEDIPAC) umbrella literature review. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
  • Ling, F.C.M., Farrow, A., Farrow, D., Berry, J. and Polman, R.C.J., 2016. Children's perspectives on the effectiveness of the Playing for Life philosophy in an afterschool sports program. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS SCIENCE & COACHING, 11 (6), 780-788.
  • Condello, G., Ling, F. et al., 2016. Using concept mapping in the development of the EU-PAD framework (EUropean-Physical Activity Determinants across the life course): a DEDIPAC-study. BMC Public Health.
  • van Rens, F.E.C.A., Borkoles, E., Farrow, D., Curran, T., Ling, F.C.M. and Polman, R.C.J., 2016. Erratum: Corrigendum to “Development and initial validation of the Role Strain Questionnaire for Junior Athletes (RSQ-JA)” (Psychology of Sport and Exercise (2016) 24 (168–178)(S146902921630022X)(10.1016/j.psychsport.2016.02.004)). Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 27, 254.
  • van Rens, F.E.C.A., Borkoles, E., Farrow, D., Curran, T. and Polman, R.C.J., 2016. Development and initial validation of the Role Strain Questionnaire for Junior Athletes (RSQ-JA). Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 24, 168-178.
  • Ling, C.M.F., Maxwell, J., Masters, R.S.W., McManus, A.M. and Polman, R.C.J., 2015. Psychometric properties of the Movement Specific Reinvestment Scale for Chinese Children (MSRS-CC). International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 14 (3), 227-239.
  • Ling, F.C.M., McManus, A.M., Masters, R.S.W. and Polman, R.C.J., 2014. How useful is the Rehearsal Scale for Children – Chinese in measuring emotional rehearsal in pre-adolescents of different ages? Southeast Asian Psychology Journal, 2, 1-19.
  • Ling, F.C.M., McManus, A.M., Knowles, G., Masters, R.S.W. and Polman, R.C.J., 2014. Do children emotionally rehearse about their body image? Journal of Health Psychology, 20 (9), 1133-1141.
  • Knowles, G., Ling, F.C.M., Thomas, G.N., Adab, P. and McManus, A.M., 2014. Body size dissatisfaction among young Chinese children in Hong Kong: a cross sectional study. Public Health Nutrition, 18 (6), 1067-1074.
  • Ling, F.C.M., Masters, R.S.W., Yu, C.W. and McManus, A.M., 2011. Central adiposity and the propensity for rehearsal in children. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity : Targets and Therapy, 4.
  • Ling, F.C.M., Masters, R.S.W. and McManus, A.M., 2011. Rehearsal and pedometer reactivity in children. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67 (3), 261-266.
  • Ling, F.C.M., Maxwell, J.P., Masters, R.S.W. and McManus, A.M., 2010. Development and validation of the Chinese Rehearsal Scale for preadolescent Chinese children. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66, 355-364.
  • McManus, A.M., Masters, R.S.W., Laukkanen, R.M., Yu, C.W., Sit, H.P. and Ling, F.C.M., 2008. Using heart-rate feedback to increase physical activity in children. Preventive Medicine, 47, 402-408.

Chapters

Conferences

  • Ling, F.C.M., McManus, A.M., Masters, R.S.W. and Polman, R.C.J., 2014. Are negative thoughts about physical activity stopping children from being active? In: 21st European Congress on Obesity 28-31 May 2014 Sofia, Bulgaria. S. Karger AG, 131.
  • Ling, F.C.M., McManus, A.M., Masters, R.S.W. and Polman, R.C.J., 2013. Cultural considerations in physical activity participation: Perspectives from Chinese pre-adolescents. In: Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2013 17-19 October 2013 Melbourne. Elsevier BV, e54-e55.
  • Ling, F.C.M., McManus, A.M., Knowles, G. and Polman, R.C.J., 2012. Propensity for emotion rehearsal, body image estimation and metabolic health in Chinese children. In: Sports Medicine Australia - Be Active 2012 31 October-3 November 2012 Sydney. Sports Medicine Australia, S164.

Reports

  • Farrow, D., Polman, R.C.J., Berry, J., Watt, A., Konjarski, L., Farrow, A. and Ling, C., 2012. Validation of ‘Playing for Life’ philosophy for children aged 5-12 years old.. Canberra: Australian Sport Commission.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Nutrition Health and Psychology (Level 7)
  • Advanced Research Methods (Level 7)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Final year dissertation supervision - currenlty 9 students
  • Health Psychology (Level 6)
  • Clinical and Developmental Psychology (Level 4)

External Responsibilities

  • 4th International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement (ICAMPAM) conference, Coordinator
  • Harvard World Model United Nations, Member of Advisory Board, Hong Kong bidding team

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Family Health Promotion - Tin Wan Chi Nam Primary School (Hong Kong)
  • Motor assessment modification and implementation for kindergarten teachers - Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong Social Services (Hong Kong)
  • Physical activity coordinator, Family Health Fun Day - Obesity Clinic, Queen Mary Hospital (Hong Kong)
  • Local radio interview - 'Sports Talk' (Melbourne)
  • Local radio interview - 'Right Hook' (Limerick)

Conference Presentations

  • 12th World Congress of Sport Psychology, The development and validation of the Chinese Rehearsal Scale for Chinese pre-adolescents., 17 Jun 2009, Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy (SMART) Convention 2010, Pedometer reactivity and rehearsal in children., 09 Oct 2010, Hong Kong SAR
  • Be Active 2012: 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Propensity for emotion rehearsal, body image estimation and metabolic health in Chinese children., 31 Oct 2012, Sydney, Australia
  • International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013, Physical activity behaviour and propensity for conscious control of body movements in children., 22 May 2013, Ghent, Belgium
  • Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2013, Cultural considerations in physical activity participation: Perspectives from Chinese pre-adolescents., 17 Oct 2013, Melbourne, Australia
  • Science of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity in the Tropics, Do seasonal variations in habitual physical activity apply to Hong Kong children?, 28 Nov 2013, Cairns, Australia
  • 5th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Cultural considerations in health promotion – meaning of health and intrinsic factors affecting physical activity participation in Chinese children., 08 Apr 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 21st European Congress on Obesity, Are negative thoughts about physical activity stopping children from being active?, 28 May 2014, Sofia, Bulgaria

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology (Royal Holloway College, University of London, 1997)
  • MSc in Sport & Exercise Psychology (University of Queensland, 2001)
  • PhD in Health Psychology (The University of Hong Kong, 2012)

Honours

  • Best Paper in Physical Activity Award & Best Overall Paper Award (The 3rd Hong Kong Association of Sport Medicine and Sports Science (HKASMSS) Student Conference on Sport Medicine, Rehabilitation and Exercise Science (Hong Kong), 2010)
  • Australian Competitive Research Symposium 2012 - Victoria University Champion (Health category) (2012)
  • Australian Competitive Research Symposium 2012 - National Final 2nd Runner-up (Health category) (2012)
  • Australian Competitive Research Symposium 2013 - Victoria University Champion (Health category) (2013)
  • Australian Competitive Research Symposium 2013 - National Final Champion (Health category) (2013)
  • Australian Competitive Research Symposium 2013 - National Overall Champion (2013)

Memberships

  • Australian Strength & Conditioning Association, Strength & Conditioning Coach (Level 1),
  • British Psychological Society, Chartered Psychologist, Member,
  • British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology, Member (2018-),
  • British Psychological Society, Divsion of Sport & Exercise Psychology, Member (2018-),
  • Institute of Sport, Exercise & Active Living, Victoria University, Adjunct Fellow,
  • Institute of Sports Medicine (Australia), Children Fitness Instructor (Level 3),
  • Scotland/National Vocational Qualification (S/NVQ) Level II, Exercise to Music Instructor,
  • The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, Registered Psychologist (2001-),
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