Publications

Understanding parents' reflective motivation towards reducing unhealthy food provision

PhD candidate Brittany Johnson has led work to examine constructs of parents'  motivation. Read the full paper.   The paper Johnson BJ, Hendrie GA, Zarnowiecki D, Huynh EK, Golley RK....

National policies to prevent obesity in early childhood: Using policy mapping to compare policy lessons for Australia with six developed countries

Emma Esdaile's  first PhD paper is published in Obesity Reviews,   Brief about the paper: I used the WHO Ending Childhood Obesity Report to compare Australia's national obesity policies with...

Does evidence still matter? What works now?

The Mandarin, 23 June 2019: Does evidence still matter? What works now? This article is based on an interesting new paper by Sandra Nutley, Annette Boaz and Huw Davies outlining major developments...

Creating healthy eating habits and screen time habits at home

This article outlines some clever strategies for parents in setting up healthy eating and screen time habits at home.  This article was authored by Dr Katherine Downing, a Postdoctoral...

Associations between parents' screen time and childrens' weight status

  What is the influence of parents on screen time and weight status of Brazilian preschool children? Widjane Goncalves; Rebecca Byrne, Marcelo Viana; Stewart Trost   Childhood obesity is...

Socioeconomic inequalities in obesity: modelling future trends in Australia

By Andrew Tan   The paper Hayes A, Tan EJ, Killedar, Lung T. Socioeconomic inequalities in obesity: modelling future trends in Australia. BMJ Open 2019: forthcoming.   Why we studied...

Obesity syndemics, systems and summits…

In 2015, the second Lancet Series on Obesity editorial concluded that the “little progress had been made beyond acknowledging that obesity is a worldwide problem”. This prompted the...

A new model for evaluation of interventions to prevent obesity in early childhood

By Andrew Tan         The paper Hayes A, Tan EJ, Lung T, Brown V, Moodie M, Baur L. A new model for evaluation of interventions to prevent obesity in early childhood. Frontie...

Public Health Research & Practice - Volume 29, Issue 1, 2019.

Childhood overweight and obesity: evidence, prevention and response Extract from Public Health Research & Practice newsletter below (Vol 29, Issue 1, 2019)   In this edition of Public...

Mobile Apps to Support Healthy Family Food Provision: Systematic Assessment of Popular, Commercially Available Apps

One of our PhD students Chelsea Mauch has led work on mobile apps to support healthy family food provision. Read the full paper.     The paper Mauch CE, Wycherley TP, Laws RA, Johnson...