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Brown, V., Tan, E., Hayes, A., Baur, L., Campbell, K., & Taylor, R. et al. (2020). Cost comparison of five Australasian obesity prevention interventions for children aged from birth to two years. Pediatric Obesity.


Chai LK, Rice-McNeil K, Trost SG (2020) Patterns and Correlates of Sedentary Behavior in children attending family child care.  Int J Environ Res Public Health 17(2) pii:E549 doi: 10.3390/ijerph17020549


Cheng, H., Tutt, A., Llewellyn, C., Size, D., Jones, J., & Taki, S. et al. (2020). Content and Quality of Infant Feeding Smartphone Apps: Five-Year Update on a Systematic Search and Evaluation. JMIR Mhealth And Uhealth8(5), e17300.


Ekambareshar M, Taki S, Mihrshahi S, Baur LA, Rissel C, Wen LM. Participant experiences of an infant obesity prevention program delivered via telephone calls or text messages. Healthcare 2020 Healthcare20208(1), 60; Available at:


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IJO Killedar A, Lung T, Petrou S, Teixeira-Pinto A, Eng Joo Tan, Hayes A. (2020) Weight status and health related quality of life during childhood and adolescence: effects of age and socioeconomic position. Accepted accepted January 2020


Killedar, A., Lung, T., Petrou, S., Teixeira-Pinto, A., & Hayes, A. (2019). Estimating Age- and Sex-Specific Utility Values from the CHU9D Associated with Child and Adolescent BMI z-Score. Pharmacoeconomics38(4), 375-384.


Kuswara, K., Knight, T., Campbell, K., Hesketh, K., Zheng, M., Bolton, K., & Laws, R. (2020). Breastfeeding and emerging motherhood identity: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of first time Chinese Australian mothers’ breastfeeding experiences. Women And Birth.



Middleton, Golley, Patterson, Le Moal, Coveney. What can families gain from the family meal? A mixed-papers systematic review


Mounim, Green, Golley, Netting. Are the Nutrient and Textural Properties of Australian Commercial Infant and Toddler Foods Consistent with Infant Feeding Advice? Accepted Public Health Nutrition 7/5/2020


Rissel C, Elbayeh L, Xu H, Wen LM. Awareness of and confidence in using the Health Star Rating system among pregnant Women in New South Wales, Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 2019; 00:1–3. DOI: 10.1002/hpja.279


Seidler, A., Hunter, K., Cheyne, S., Ghersi, D., Berlin, J., & Askie, L. (2019). A guide to prospective meta-analysis. BMJ, l5342.


Seidler, A., Hunter, K., Johnson, B., Ekambareshwar, M., Taki, S., & Mauch, C. et al. (2020). Understanding, comparing and learning from the four EPOCH early childhood obesity prevention interventions: A multi‐methods study. Pediatric Obesity.


Wen LM, Rissel C, Xu H, Taki S, Buchanan L, Bedford K, Phongsavan P, Baur LA. Effects of telephone support and short message service on infant feeding practices, 'tummy time' and screen time at 6 and 12 months of child age: a 3-arm randomized controlled. JAMA Paediatr 2020, in press. Accepted 8th December 2019.



 Ananthapavan A, Nguyen P, Bowe S, Sacks G, Mantilla Herrera AM, Swinburn B, Brown V, Sweeney R, Lal A, Strugnell C, Moodie M.  2019. Cost-effectiveness of community-based childhood obesity prevention interventions in Australia. International Journal of Obesity. 43. 1102-1112.


Armstrong GP, Maitland C, Lester L, Trost SG, Trapp G, Boruff B, Al Marzooqi MK, Christian HE. (2019)Associations between the home yard and preschoolers' outdoor play and physical activity. Public Health Res Pract. 29(1). pii: 2911907. doi: 10.17061/phrp2911907.


Brown, V, Ananthapavan, J, Sonntag, D, Tan ET, Hayes, A, Moodie, M.  2019.  The potential for long-term cost-effectiveness of obesity prevention interventions in the early years of life.  Pediatric Obesity.  14(8).


Dao, M. C., Subar, A. F., Warthon-Medina, M., Cade, J. E., Burrows, T., Golley, R. K., Forouhi, N. G., Pearce, M. & Holmes, B. A., Dietary assessment toolkits: An overview.  Public Health Nutrition. 223p. 404-418 15 p.


Esdaile, E., Thow, A. M., Gill, T., Sacks, G., Golley, R., Love, P., Wen, L. M. & Rissel, C., National policies to prevent obesity in early childhood: Using policy mapping to compare policy lessons for Australia with six developed countries. Obesity Reviews. (2019) 2011p. 1542-1556 15 p.


Fuller, A. B., Byrne, R. A., Golley, R. K., & Trost, S. G. (2019). Supporting healthy lifestyle behaviours in families attending community playgroups: parents’ perceptions of facilitators and barriers. BMC Public Health, 19(1), 1740.


Goncalves WSF, Byrne R, Viana MT, Trost SG. (2019) Parental influences on screen time and weight status among preschool children from Brazil: a cross-sectional study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 16(1):27.


Hardy L, MacNiven R, Esgin T,  Mihrshahi S (2019) Cross sectional changes in weight status and weight related behaviors among Australian children and Australian Indigenous children between 2010 and 2015.  PLoS ONE 14(7): e0211249


Haszard, J., Russell, C., Byrne, R., Taylor, R., & Campbell, K. (2019) Early maternal feeding practices: associations with overweight later in childhood. Appetite.


Hayes, A, Tan, EJ, Lung, T, Brown, V, Moodie, M & Baur, LA 2019, 'A new model for evaluation of interventions to prevent obesity in early childhood', Frontiers in Endocrinology, vol. 10, p. 132.


Hayes A, Tan EJ, Killedar A, Lung T. Socioeconomic inequalities in obesity: modelling future trends in Australia. BMJ Open. 2019 Mar 30;9(3):e026525.. PubMed PMID: 30928953; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC6475338. https://doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026525


Johnson BJ, Hendrie GA, Zarnowiecki D, Huynh EK, Golley RK (2019), ‘Examining constructs of parental reflective motivation towards reducing unhealthy food provision to young children’, Nutrients, 11(1507)


Killedar A, Lung T, Petrou S, Teixeira-Pinto A, Hayes A. Estimating Age- and Sex-Specific Utility Values from the CHU9D Associated with Child and Adolescent BMI z-Score. Pharmacoeconomics. 2019 Dec 9. doi: 10.1007/s40273-019-00866-6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31814078.


Love P, Laws R, Hesketh K, Campbell K (2019) Lessons on early childhood obesity prevention interventions from the Victorian Infant Program. Public Health Res Pract. 29(1) e2911904


NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) (2019.  Rising rural body mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults.  Nature.  569:260-264


Rehayem, A., Taki, S., Brown, N, and Denney-Wilson, E. Infant feeding Beliefs and Practices of Arabic Mothers in Australia. Women and Birth [Accepted]


Rohit, A., Tonkin, E., Maple-Brown, L., Golley, R., McCarthy, L. & Brimblecombe, J. K., Parent Feeding Practices in the Australian Indigenous Population within the Context of non-Indigenous Australians and Indigenous Populations in Other High-Income Countries: A Scoping Review (2019)  Advances in Nutrition. 10, 1, p. 89-103 15 p.


Seidler Anna Lene, Hunter Kylie E, Cheyne Saskia, Ghersi Davina, Berlin Jesse A, Askie Lisa et al. A guide to prospective meta-analysis


Taki, S., Russell, C.G., Lymer, S., Laws, R., Campbell, K., Appleton, J., Ong, K.L. and Denney-Wilson, E, 2019. A mixed methods study to explore the effects of program design elements and participant characteristics on parents’ engagement with an mHealth program to promote healthy infant feeding: The Growing healthy program. Frontiers in Endocrinology10, p.397.


Wen LM, Rissel C, Xu H, Taki S, Smith W, Bedford K, Hayes A, Xu H, Phongsavan P. Shaw M, Moreton R., Baur LA. (2019)Linking two randomised controlled trials for Healthy Beginnings©: optimising early obesity prevention programs for children under 3 years. Accepted for publication in BMC Public Health.  19:739



Baur L, Garnett SP (2018). Early childhood - a critical period for obesity prevention. Nature Reviews Endocrinology  DOI: 10.1038/s41574-018-0131-0


Bell LK, Golley RK, Mauch CE, Mathew SM, Magarey AM (2018) Validation testing of a short food-group-based questionnaire to assess dietary risk in pre-schoolers aged 3-5 years.  Nutrition & Dietetics. DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12412


Bellew W, Bauman A, Kite J, Foley B, Reece L, Thomas M, Mihrshahi S, King L. Obesity prevention in children and young people: what policy actions are needed? Public Health Research and Practice. Accepted for publication 10 December 2018.


Borg B, Mihrshahi S, Griffin M, Sok D, Chhoun C, Laillou A, Berger J, Wieringa FT (2018). Randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness of a locally-produced ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) in preventing growth faltering and improving micronutrient status for children under two years in Cambodia: a study protocol. Nutr J. Mar 16;17(1):39.

Brown, V., et al. (2018). "Utility values for childhood obesity interventions: a systematic review and meta‐analysis of the evidence for use in economic evaluation." Obesity Reviews.  DOI: 10.1111/obr.12672.


Byrne R, Bell L, Taylor RW, et al (2018). Brief tools to measure obesity‐related behaviours in children under 5 years of age: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews. 1–16. DOI:10.1111/obr.12801


Ekambareshwar M, Mihrshahi S, Wen LM, Taki S, Bennett G, Baur LA, Rissel C. (2018) Facilitators and challenges in recruiting pregnant women to an infant obesity prevention programme delivered via telephone calls or text messages. Trials. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-018-2871-5


Garden FL, Toelle BG, Mihrshahi S, Webb KL, Almqvist C, Tovey ER, Brew BK, Ayer JG, Skilton MR, Jones G, Ferreira MAR, Cowie CT, Weber-Chrysochoou C, Britton WJ, Celermajer DS, Leeder SR, Peat JK, Marks GB (2018). Cohort profile: The Childhood Asthma Prevention Study (CAPS). Int J Epidemiol. 47:(6)1736-1736k.

Hardy LL, Baur LA, Wen LM, Garnett SP, Mihrshahi S. (2018) Descriptive epidemiology of changes in weight and weight-related behaviours of Australian children aged 5 years: two population-based cross-sectional studies in 2010 and 2015. BMJ Open.

Hardy LL, Jin K, Mihrshahi S, Ding D. (2018) Trends in overweight, obesity, and waist-to-height ratio among Australian children from linguistically diverse backgrounds, 1997 to 2015. Int J Obes (Lond).


Hardy LL, Foley B, Partridge SR, Kite J, Bauman A, Chau J, Mihrshahi S. (2018) Frequent lunch purchases from NSW school canteens: a potential marker for children's eating habits? Aust N Z J Public Health.  Aug;42(4):410-411.


Hardy LL, Bell J, Bauman A, Mihrshahi S (2018). Association between adolescents' consumption of total and different types of sugar-sweetened beverages with oral health impacts and weight status. Aust N Z J Public Health.  Feb;42(1):22-26


Haszard, J., Russell, C., Byrne, R., Taylor, R., & Campbell, K. (2019) Early maternal feeding practices: associations with overweight later in childhood. Appetite

Hayes AJ, Brown V, Tan GJ, Chevalier A, D'Souza M, Rissel C, Baur LA, Wen LM, Moodie ML ( 2018) Patterns and costs of healthcare utilisation in Australian children: the first 5 years. J Paed & Child Health

Johnson B, Zarnowiecki D, Hendrie GA. Mauch CE, Golley RK. (2018)  How to reduce parental provision of unhealthy foods to 3‐ to 8‐year‐old children in the home environment? A systematic review utilizing the Behaviour Change Wheel framework. Obesity Reviews.

Kunaratnam K, Halaki M, Wen LM, Baur, LA, Flood VM. (2018) Mother-child dietary behaviours and their observed associations with socio-demographic factors: findings from the Healthy Beginnings Trial.  British Journal of Nutrition 119:464-471

Love, P.; Laws, R.; Litterbach, E.; Campbell, K.J. Factors Influencing Parental Engagement in an Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Program Implemented at Scale: The Infant Program. Nutrients 2018, 10, 509. 


Lung T, Jan S, Tan EJ, Killedar A, Hayes A.(2018) Impact of overweight, obesity and severe obesity on life  expectancy of Australian adults. Int J Obes


Mauch CE, Wycherley TP, Laws RA, Johnson BJ, Bell LK, Golley R. (2018) Mobile apps to support healthy family food provision: a systematic assessment of popular, commercially available apps. JMIR mHealth and uHealth. 6(12):e11867. DOI:10.2196/11867

Mihrshahi S, Gow ML, Baur LA. (2018) Contemporary approaches to the prevention and management of paediatric obesity: an Australian focus.  MJA 209(6):267-274 Podcast

Mihrshahi S, Baur LA.  (2018) What exposures in early life are risk factors for childhood obesity? J Paediatr Child Health


Mihrshahi, S., Gow, M. L. & Baur, L. A. Contemporary approaches to the prevention and management of paediatric obesity: an Australian focus. Med. J. Aust. 209, 267–274 (2018).  


Mihrshahi S, Myton R, Partridge SR, Esdaile E, Hardy LL, Gale J. Sustained low consumption of fruit and vegetables in Australian children: Findings from the Australian National Health Surveys. Health Promot J Austr. 2018 Sep 2.


Mihrshahi S, Baur LA. (2018) What exposures in early life are risk factors for childhood obesity? J Paediatr Child Health.  Aug 31. doi: 10.1111/jpc.14195.

Tan EJ, Brown V, Petrou S, D'Souza M, Moodie ML, Wen LM, Baur LA, Rissel C, Hayes AJ. (2018) Is there an association between early weight status and utility-based health-related quality of life in young children? Qual Life Res. 

Tonkin E, Kennedy D, Golley R, Byrne R, Rohit A, Kearns T, Hanieh S, Biggs BA, Brimblecombe J. (2018)  The Relative Validity of the Menzies Remote Short-Item Dietary Assessment Tool (MRSDAT) in Aboriginal Australian Children Aged 6–36 Months. Nutrients 

Vivekanandarajah S, Wen LM, Baur L (2018) Demographic predictors of family functioning and its change over the first 5 years postpartum:  Findings from the Healthy Beginnings Trial - Family & Community Health, 2018 41(1): 2-9

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Zarnowiecki D,  Christian MS, Dollman J, Parletta N , Evans CEL and Cade JE. (2018) Comparison of school day eating behaviours of 8–11 year old children from Adelaide, South Australia, and London, England. AIMS Public Health


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Brown V, Moodie M, Baur L, Wen LM, Hayes  A. (2017) The high cost of obesity in Australian pre-schoolers.  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41:323-324. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12628


Golley RK, Bell LK, Hendrie GA, Rangan AM, Spence A, McNaughton SA, Carpenter L, Allman-Farinelli M, de Silva A, Gill T, Collins CE, Truby H, Flood VM, Burrows T.  Validity of short food questionnaire items to measure intake in children and adolescents: a systematic review J Hum Nutr Diet. 2017 Feb;30(1):36-50


Hardy LL, Mihrshahi S, Bellew W, Bauman A, Ding D.(2017) Children's adherence to health behavior recommendations associated with reducing risk of non-communicable disease. Prev Med Rep.  Oct 10;8:279-285.

Campbell KJ, Abbott G, Zheng M, McNaughton SA.  Early life protein intake:  Food sources, correlates and tracking across the first 5 years of life. .J Acad Nutr Diet.. 2017 May 16. 117(8):1188-1197.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2017.03.016.


Taylor BJ, Gray AR, Galland BC, Heath ALM, Lawrence J, Sayers RM, Cameron S, Hanna M, Dale K, Coppell KJ, Taylor RW.  Targeting sleep, food, and activity in infants for obesity prevention:  An RCT. Pediatrics 2017; 139(3) e20162037


Wen LM, Rissel C, Baur LA, Hayes A, Xu H, Whelan A, Hua M, Shaw M, Phongsavan P. A 3-arm randomised controlled trial of communicating Healthy Beginnings advice by telephone (CHAT) to mothers with infants to prevent childhood obesity. BMC Public Health 2017; 17:79. Available at: URL:


Hayes A, Chevalier A, D'Souza M, Baur L, Wen LM, Simpson J. Early childhood obesity: Association with healthcare expenditure in Australia. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 Aug; 24(8):1752-8. Epub 2016 Jul 6.


Laws R, Hesketh KD, Ball K, Cooper C, Vrljic K, Campbell KJ. Translating an early childhood obesity prevention program for local community implementation: a case study of the Melbourne InFANT Program. BMC Public Health. 2016 Aug. 8:16:748.