Dr. Michael Annear
Dr Michael Annear is an interdisciplinary sport scientist working across the Asia-Pacific region. He coordinates courses and leads curriculum development in sport science, gerontology, and public health. Dr Annear leads international research projects in the areas of physical activity interventions, life course and health behavior, urban infrastructure for sport and recreation, and sports mega event legacies.
Dr Annear is an avid runner and cyclist and subscribes wholeheartedly to the physiological and psychological benefits of active living. Through his research and teaching he aims to inspire higher levels of evidence-informed activity across the life course and embody what he preaches.
Check out my latest research and publications below:
Annear, M., Kidokoro, T., & Shimizu, Y. (2022). Expectations regarding aging among ethnically diverse undergraduates in Japan: a life course perspective on anticipated health and meaning in later life. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life (Advance access).
Annear, M., Sato, S., Kidokoro, T., & Shimizu, Y. (2022). Can international sports mega events be considered physical activity interventions? A systematic review and quality assessment of large-scale population studies. Sport in Society, 25(4), 712-729.
Annear, M., Kidokoro, T., & Shimizu, Y. (2021). Existential threats to the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games? a review of emerging environmental health risks. Reviews on Environmental Health, 32(2): 159-66.
Annear, M., Kidokoro, T., & Shimizu, Y. (2021). Physical Activity Among Urban-Living Middle-Aged and Older Japanese During the Build-Up to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games: A Population Study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 29(2): 308-18.
Follow me on Twitter