Paulina Melby

​Paulina is employed in the MOVEOUT project, where she is responsible for collecting data of the pupil's daily movement. Paulina's overall work is about the relationships between children's movement and health. She is, more specifically, interested in children's physical literacy, which is the interaction between an individuals' motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding of movement and its importance for lifelong participation in movement activities. 


Elsborg, P., Melby, P. S., Kurtzhals, M., Tremblay, M. S., Nielsen, G., & Bentsen, P. (2021). Translation and validation of the Canadian assessment of physical literacy-2 in a Danish sample. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-12301-7

Melby, P. S., Elsborg, P., Nielsen, G., Lima, R. A., Bentsen, P., & Andersen, L. B. (2021). Exploring the importance of diversified physical activities in early childhood for later motor competence and physical activity level: A seven-year longitudinal study. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11343-1

Elsborg, P., Heinze, C., Melby, P. S., Nielsen, G., Bentsen, P., & Ryom, K. (2021). Associations between previous sport and exercise experience and physical literacy elements among physically inactive Danes. BMC Public Health, 21(1), 1–10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11299-2

Mygind, L., Kurtzhals, M., Nowell, C., Melby, P. S., Stevenson, M. P., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., Lum, J. A. G., Flensborg-Madsen, T., Bentsen, P., & Enticott, P. G. (2021). Landscapes of becoming social: A systematic review of evidence for associations and pathways between interactions with nature and socioemotional development in children. Environment International, 146, 106238. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106238

Christensen, J. H., Elsborg, P., Melby, P. S., Nielsen, G., & Bentsen, P. (2021). A Scoping Review of Peer-Led Physical Activity Interventions Involving Young People: Theoretical Approaches, Intervention Rationales, and Effects. Youth & Society, 53(5), 811–840. https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X20901735 

Elsborg, P., Nielsen, G., Klinker, C. D., Melby, P. S., Christensen, J. H., & Bentsen, P. (2019). Sports-based recreation as a means to address social inequity in health: why, when, where, who, what, and how. BMC public health, 19(1), 1-9. PubMed​

Ryom, K., Hargaard, S., Melby, P.S., Bentsen, P., Maindal, H.T., Edwards, L., & Elsborg, P. (in review at BMJ Open) Physical literacy in adults: a scoping review of measurements related to physical literacy in adult life.

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