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Dr Megan Rollo

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

School of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
The development and validation of new methods for the assessment of dietary intake, in particular smartphone photographic records, and the design and evaluation of innovative uses of interactive technologies to enhance dietetic practice, support individuals make and sustain healthy behaviours in management of chronic diseases such as obesity.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Nut & Diet) Hons, Queensland University of Technology

Keywords

  • dietary intake methods
  • dietetics
  • dietietics
  • eHealth
  • mHealth
  • nutrition
  • nutrition assessment
  • telehealth

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified 100
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (22 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Ashman AM, Collins CE, Weatherall L, Brown LJ, Rollo ME, Clausen D, et al., 'A cohort of Indigenous Australian women and their children through pregnancy and beyond: the Gomeroi gaaynggal study.', J Dev Orig Health Dis, 7 357-368 (2016)
DOI 10.1017/S204017441600009X
Co-authors Kym Rae, John Attia, Roger Smith, Clare Collins, Kirsty Pringle, Leanne Brown
2016 Hemsley B, Georgiou A, Hill S, Rollo M, Steel J, Balandin S, 'An Integrative Review of Patient Safety in Studies on the Care and Safety of Patients with Communication Disabilities in Hospital. Patient Education and Counseling.', Patient Education and Counseling, 99 501-511 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.pec.2015.10.022
Co-authors Bronwyn Hemsley
2016 Bucher T, Collins C, Rollo ME, McCaffrey TA, De Vlieger N, Van der Bend D, et al., 'Nudging consumers towards healthier choices: a systematic review of positional influences on food choice.', Br J Nutr, 115 2252-2263 (2016)
DOI 10.1017/S0007114516001653
Co-authors Tamara Bucher, Clare Collins
2016 Hutchesson MJ, Rollo ME, Krukowski R, Ells L, Harvey J, Morgan PJ, et al., 'EHealth interventions for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults: A systematic review with meta-analysis', Diabetes Technology and Therapeutics, 18 S67 (2016)
DOI 10.1089/dia.2016.2506
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Ron Plotnikoff, Melinda Hutchesson, Robin Callister
2016 Blumfield ML, Schreurs M, Rollo ME, Macdonald-Wicks LK, Kokavec A, Collins CE, 'The association between portion size, nutrient intake and gestational weight gain: A secondary analysis in the WATCH study 2006/7', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 29 271-280 (2016)

© 2016 The British Dietetic Association Ltd.Background: Excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with adverse maternal-child health outcomes. Managing energy intake ... [more]

© 2016 The British Dietetic Association Ltd.Background: Excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with adverse maternal-child health outcomes. Managing energy intake and GWG versus optimising nutrient intake can be challenging. The present study aimed to examine the relationships between dietary portion size, GWG and nutrient intakes during pregnancy. It is hypothesised that, after adjustment for potential confounders, portion size would be positively associated with both GWG and nutrient intakes during pregnancy. Methods: Prospective data were obtained for 179 Australian women from the Women and Their Children's Health Study. A validated food frequency questionnaire was used at 18-24 and 36-40 weeks of gestation to quantify diet and portion size during the previous 3 months of pregnancy. Nutrient intakes were compared with Australian Nutrient Reference Values (NRVs). GWG was measured up to 36 weeks and compared with the Institute of Medicine weight gain recommendations (WtAdh). Results: In multivariate regression models, portion size factor (PSF) was positively associated with GWG in women with high socio-economic status (SES; ß = 0.20, P = 0.04) and those with an overweight/obese pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) (ß = 0.28, P = 0.04). PSF uniquely accounted for 8.2% and 3.7% of the variability in GWG for women with high SES and overweight/obese pre-pregnancy BMIs, respectively. Nutrient intakes and PSF were similar regardless of WtAdh. Women achieved NRVs for calcium and zinc in all PSF categories. Most of the women with large PSF still failed to achieve the NRVs for folate (95.7%), iron (89.6%) and fibre (85.5%). Conclusions: All women require advice on quality food choices during pregnancy to optimise health outcomes. Targeting portion size alone is insufficient to manage GWG but may prove to be a valuable tool in pregnant women of high SES and/or those who are overweight/obese pre-pregnancy.

DOI 10.1111/jhn.12330
Co-authors Clare Collins, Lesley Wicks
2015 Collins CE, Bucher T, Taylor A, Pezdirc K, Lucas H, Watson J, et al., 'How big is a food portion? A pilot study in Australian families', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 26 83-88 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Australian Health Promotion Association.Issues addressed It is not known whether individuals can accurately estimate the portion size of foods usually consumed relative to... [more]

© 2015 Australian Health Promotion Association.Issues addressed It is not known whether individuals can accurately estimate the portion size of foods usually consumed relative to standard serving sizes in national food selection guides. The aim of the present cross-sectional pilot study was to quantify what adults and children deem a typical portion for a variety of foods and compare these with the serving sizes specified in the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating (AGHE). Methods Adults and children were independently asked to serve out their typical portion of 10 common foods (rice, pasta, breakfast cereal, chocolate, confectionary, ice cream, meat, vegetables, soft drink and milk). They were also asked to serve what they perceived a small, medium and large portion of each food to be. Each portion was weighed and recorded by an assessor and compared with the standard AGHE serving sizes. Results Twenty-one individuals (nine mothers, one father, 11 children) participated in the study. There was a large degree of variability in portion sizes measured out by both parents and children, with means exceeding the standard AGHE serving size for all items, except for soft drink and milk, where mean portion sizes were less than the AGHE serving size. The greatest mean overestimations were for pasta (155%; mean 116 g; range 94-139g) and chocolate (151%; mean 38 g; range 25-50g), each of which represented approximately 1.5 standard AGHE servings. Conclusion The findings of the present study indicate that there is variability between parents' and children's estimation of typical portion sizes compared with national recommendations. So what? Dietary interventions to improve individuals' dietary patterns should target education regarding portion size.

DOI 10.1071/HE14061
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins, Tamara Bucher, Tracy Burrows
2015 Burrows T, Hutchesson M, Chai LK, Rollo M, Skinner G, Collins C, 'Nutrition interventions for prevention and management of childhood obesity: What do parents want from an ehealth program?', Nutrients, 7 10469-10479 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.With the growth of Internet technologies, offering interventions for child and family weight management in an online form... [more]

© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.With the growth of Internet technologies, offering interventions for child and family weight management in an online format may address barriers to accessing services. This study aimed to investigate (i) whether an eHealth family healthy lifestyle program would be of interest to parents; and (ii) preferences and/or expectations for program components and features. Parents of children aged four to18 years were recruited through social media and completed an online survey (54 items) including closed and open-ended questions. Responses were collated using descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. Seventy-five participants were included (92% mothers, mean age 39.1 ± 8.6 years, mean BMI 27.6 ± 6.3 kg/m2). The index child had a mean age of 11 ± 6.2 years with 24% overweight/obese. The majority of parents (90.3%) reported interest in an online program, with preference expressed for a non-structured program to allow flexibility users to log-on and off as desired. Parents wanted a program that was easy to use, practical, engaging, endorsed by a reputable source, and able to provide individual tailoring and for their children to be directly involved. The current study supports the need for online delivery of a healthy lifestyle program that targets greater parental concerns of diet rather than child weight.

DOI 10.3390/nu7125546
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Geoff Skinner, Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson
2015 Hutchesson MJ, Rollo ME, Callister R, Collins CE, 'Self-Monitoring of Dietary Intake by Young Women: Online Food Records Completed on Computer or Smartphone Are as Accurate as Paper-Based Food Records but More Acceptable', Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115 87-94 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.Adherence and accuracy of self-monitoring of dietary intake influences success in weight management interventions. Information technolog... [more]

© 2015 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.Adherence and accuracy of self-monitoring of dietary intake influences success in weight management interventions. Information technologies such as computers and smartphones have the potential to improve adherence and accuracy by reducing the burden associated with monitoring dietary intake using traditional paper-based food records. We evaluated the acceptability and accuracy of three different 7-day food record methods (online accessed via computer, online accessed via smartphone, and paper-based). Young women (N=18; aged 23.4±2.9 years; body mass index 24.0±2.2) completed the three 7-day food records in random order with 7-day washout periods between each method. Total energy expenditure (TEE) was derived from resting energy expenditure (REE) measured by indirect calorimetry and physical activity level (PAL) derived from accelerometers (TEE=REE×PAL). Accuracy of the three methods wasassessed by calculating absolute (energy intake [EI]-TEE) and percentage difference (EI/TEE×100) between self-reported EI and TEE. Acceptability was assessed via questionnaire. Mean±standard deviation TEE was 2,185±302 kcal/day and EI was 1,729±249 kcal/day, 1,675±287kcal/day, and 1,682±352 kcal/day for computer, smartphone, and paper records, respectively. There were no significant differences between absolute and percentage differences between EI and TEE for the three methods: computer, -510±389 kcal/day (78%); smartphone, -456±372 kcal/day (80%); and paper, -503±513 kcal/day (79%). Half of participants (n=9) preferred computer recording, 44.4% preferred smartphone, and 5.6% preferred paper-based records. Most participants (89%) least preferred the paper-based record. Because online food records completed on either computer or smartphone were as accurate as paper-based records but more acceptable to young women, they should be considered when self-monitoring of intake is recommended to young women.

DOI 10.1016/j.jand.2014.07.036
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Clare Collins, Robin Callister, Melinda Hutchesson
2015 Rollo ME, Ash S, Lyons-Wall P, Russell AW, 'Evaluation of a mobile phone image-based dietary assessment method in adults with type 2 diabetes', Nutrients, 7 4897-4910 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu7064897
Citations Scopus - 3
2015 Robinson LN, Rollo ME, Watson J, Burrows TL, Collins CE, 'Relationships between dietary intakes of children and their parents: A cross-sectional, secondary analysis of families participating in the Family Diet Quality Study', Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 28 443-451 (2015) [C1]

© 2014 The British Dietetic Association Ltd.Background: Being overweight and obese in Australian children is common. Current evidence related to parental influence on child dieta... [more]

© 2014 The British Dietetic Association Ltd.Background: Being overweight and obese in Australian children is common. Current evidence related to parental influence on child dietary intake is conflicting, and is particularly limited in terms of which parent exerts the stronger relationship. The present study aimed to assess mother-father and parent-child dietary relationships and to identify which parent-child relationship is stronger. Methods: A cross-sectional analysis was performed of dietary intake data from 66 families with one parent and one child aged 8-12 years who were participating in the Family Diet Quality Study, in the Hunter and Forster regions of New South Wales, Australia. Dietary intakes were assessed using adult and child specific, validated semi-quantitative 120-item food frequency questionnaires. Diet quality and variety subscores were assessed using the Australian Recommended Food Scores for adults and children/adolescents. Pearson's correlations were used to assess dietary relationships between mother-father, father-child and mother-child dyads. Results: Weak-to-moderate correlations were found between mother-child dyads for components of dietary intake (r = 0.27-0.47). Similarly, for father-child dyads, predominantly weak-to-moderate correlations were found (r = 0.01-0.52). Variety of fruit intake was the most strongly correlated in both parent-child dyads, with the weakest relationships found for fibre (g 1000 kJ-1) in father-child and percentage energy from total fats for mother-child dyads. Mother-father dyads demonstrated mostly moderate-to-strong correlations (r = 0.13-0.73), with scores for condiments showing the weakest relationship and vegetables the strongest. For all dyads, strong correlations were observed for overall diet quality (r = 0.50-0.59). Conclusions: Parent-child dietary intake is significantly related but differs for mother versus fathers. Further research is required to examine whether differing dietary components should be targeted for mothers versus fathers in interventions aiming to improve family dietary patterns.

DOI 10.1111/jhn.12261
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Clare Collins, Tracy Burrows
2015 Hutchesson MJ, Rollo ME, Krukowski R, Ells L, Harvey J, Morgan PJ, et al., 'eHealth interventions for the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults: A systematic review with meta-analysis', Obesity Reviews, 16 376-392 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/obr.12268
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Ron Plotnikoff, Robin Callister, Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson
2015 Ashton LM, Morgan PJ, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo ME, Young MD, Collins CE, 'A systematic review of SNAPO (Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol, Physical activity and Obesity) randomized controlled trials in young adult men', Preventive Medicine, 81 221-231 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc.Objectives: To investigate the effectiveness of Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol, Physical activity and Obesity (SNAPO) interventions in young men exclusively. The... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc.Objectives: To investigate the effectiveness of Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol, Physical activity and Obesity (SNAPO) interventions in young men exclusively. The secondary aim was to evaluate the recruitment, retention and engagement strategies. Methods: A search with no date restrictions was conducted across seven databases. Randomized controlled trials recruiting young men only (aged 18-35. years) into interventions targeting any SNAPO risk factors were included. Results: Ten studies were included (two nutrition, six alcohol use, two targeting multiple SNAPO risk factors). Six studies (two nutrition, three alcohol use and one targeting multiple SNAPO risk factors) demonstrated significant positive short-term intervention effects, but impact was either not assessed beyond the intervention (n = 3), had short-term follow-up (= 6 months) (n = 2) or not sustained beyond six months (n = 1). Overall, a high risk of bias was identified across studies. Only one study undertook a power calculation and recruited the required sample size. Adequate retention was achieved in three studies. Effectiveness of engagement strategies was not reported in any studies. Conclusions: Despite preliminary evidence of short-term effectiveness of SNAPO interventions in young men, few studies characterized by a high risk of bias were identified. High quality SNAPO interventions for young men are warranted.

DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.09.005
Co-authors Myles Young, Melinda Hutchesson, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Lee Ashton
2015 Burrows TL, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo ME, Boggess MM, Guest M, Collins CE, 'Fruit and Vegetable Intake Assessed by Food Frequency Questionnaire and Plasma Carotenoids: A Validation Study in Adults', NUTRIENTS, 7 3240-3251 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu7053240
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2015 Burrows TL, Williams R, Rollo M, Wood L, Garg ML, Jensen M, Collins CE, 'Plasma carotenoid levels as biomarkers of dietary carotenoid consumption: A systematic review of the validation studies', Journal of Nutrition and Intermediary Metabolism, 2 15-64 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.Background Previous research has demonstrated that plasma carotenoids are a reliable biomarker of usual fruit and vegetable intake. ... [more]

© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.Background Previous research has demonstrated that plasma carotenoids are a reliable biomarker of usual fruit and vegetable intake. The review aims were to synthesize (i) the mean dietary intake and (ii) plasma concentrations of carotenoids reported from validation studies (iii) compare the strength of the relationship between the two, measured using different dietary assessment methods. Methods Six databases were used to locate studies that included: adult populations, assessment of dietary intake, measurement of plasma carotenoids and reported the comparison between the two measures. Results One hundred and forty-two studies were included with 95,480 participants, the majority of studies were cross-sectional (n = 86), with randomized controlled trials (RCTs) (n = 18), 14 case-control studies and 13 cohorts. The most common reported dietary carotenoid and plasma carotenoid was lycopene: weighted dietary mean intake (4555.4 ug/day), and plasma concentration 0.62 umol/L (95% CI: 0.61, 0.63, n = 56studies. The strongest weighted correlation between the two measures was found for cryptoxanthin (r = 0.38, 95% CI 0.34, 0.42) followed by a-carotene (r = 0.34, 95% CI 0.31, 0.37). Conclusion This review summarizes typical dietary intakes and plasma concentrations and their expected associations based on validation studies conducted to date which provides a benchmark for future validation studies.

DOI 10.1016/j.jnim.2015.05.001
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Lisa Wood, Manohar Garg, Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins
2015 Rollo ME, Hutchesson MJ, Burrows TL, Krukowski RA, Harvey JR, Hoggle LB, Collins CE, 'Video consultations and virtual nutrition care for weight management', Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115 1213-1220 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jand.2015.03.016
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins, Tracy Burrows
2015 Ashton LM, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo ME, Morgan PJ, Thompson DI, Collins CE, 'Young adult males' motivators and perceived barriers towards eating healthily and being active: A qualitative study', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12966-015-0257-6
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Lee Ashton, Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Philip Morgan
2015 Collins CE, Burrows TL, Rollo ME, Boggess MM, Watson JF, Guest M, et al., 'The comparative validity and reproducibility of a diet quality index for adults: The Australian recommended food score', Nutrients, 7 785-798 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu7020785
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Tracy Burrows
2015 Spencer L, Rollo M, Hauck Y, Macdonald-Wicks L, Wood L, Hutchesson M, et al., 'The effect of weight management interventions that include a diet component on weight related outcomes in pregnant and postpartum women: a systematic review protocol.', JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 13 88-98 (2015)
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Melinda Hutchesson
2014 Burrows TL, Collins K, Watson J, Guest M, Boggess MM, Neve M, et al., 'Validity of the Australian Recommended Food Score as a diet quality index for Pre-schoolers', Nutrition Journal, 13 (2014) [C1]

© 2014 Burrows et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.Background: Diet quality tools provide researchers with brief methods to assess the nutrient adequacy of usual dietary intake. ... [more]

© 2014 Burrows et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.Background: Diet quality tools provide researchers with brief methods to assess the nutrient adequacy of usual dietary intake. This study describes the development and validation of a pediatric diet quality index, the Australian Recommended Food Scores for Pre-schoolers (ARFS-P), for use with children aged two to five years. Methods. The ARFS-P was derived from a 120-item food frequency questionnaire, with eight sub-scales, and was scored from zero to 73. Linear regressions were used to estimate the relationship between diet quality score and nutrient intakes, in 142 children (mean age 4 years) in rural localities in New South Wales, Australia. Results: Total ARFS-P and component scores were highly related to dietary intake of the majority of macronutrients and micronutrients including protein, ß-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin A. Total ARFS-P was also positively related to total consumption of nutrient dense foods, such as fruits and vegetables, and negatively related to total consumption of discretionary choices, such as sugar sweetened drinks and packaged snacks. Conclusion: ARFS-P is a valid measure that can be used to characterise nutrient intakes for children aged two to five years. Further research could assess the utility of the ARFS-P for monitoring of usual dietary intake over time or as part of clinical management.

DOI 10.1186/1475-2891-13-87
Co-authors Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Tracy Burrows
2014 Collins CE, Boggess MM, Watson JF, Guest M, Duncanson K, Pezdirc K, et al., 'Reproducibility and comparative validity of a food frequency questionnaire for Australian adults', Clinical Nutrition, 33 906-914 (2014) [C1]

Background: Food frequency questionnaires (FFQ) are used in epidemiological studies to investigate the relationship between diet and disease. There is a need for a valid and relia... [more]

Background: Food frequency questionnaires (FFQ) are used in epidemiological studies to investigate the relationship between diet and disease. There is a need for a valid and reliable adult FFQ with a contemporary food list in Australia. Aims: To evaluate the reproducibility and comparative validity of the Australian Eating Survey (AES) FFQ in adults compared to weighed food records (WFRs). Methods: Two rounds of AES and three-day WFRs were conducted in 97 adults (31 males, median age and BMI for males of 44.9 years, 26.2 kg/m2, females 41.3 years, 24.0 kg/m2. Reproducibility was assessed over six months using Wilcoxon signed-rank tests and comparative validity was assessed by intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) estimated by fitting a mixed effects model for each nutrient to account for age, sex and BMI to allow estimation of between and within person variance. Results: Reproducibility was found to be good for both WFR and FFQ since there were no significant differences between round 1 and 2 administrations. For comparative validity, FFQ ICCs were at least as large as those for WFR. The ICC of the WFR-FFQ difference for total energy intake was 0.6 (95% CI 0.43, 0.77) and the median ICC for all nutrients was 0.47, with all ICCs between 0.15 (%E from saturated fat) and 0.7 (g/day sugars). Conclusions: Compared to WFR the AES FFQ is suitable for reliably estimating the dietary intakes of Australian adults across a wide range of nutrients. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.

DOI 10.1016/j.clnu.2013.09.015
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson
2014 Ashton LM, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo ME, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'A scoping review of risk behaviour interventions in young men.', BMC public health, 14 957 (2014) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins, Lee Ashton
2011 Rollo ME, Ash S, Lyons-Wall P, Russell A, 'Trial of a mobile phone method for recording dietary intake in adults with type 2 diabetes: Evaluation and implications for future applications', Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 17 318-323 (2011)

We evaluated a mobile phone application (Nutricam) for recording dietary intake. It allowed users to capture a photograph of food items before consumption and store a voice record... [more]

We evaluated a mobile phone application (Nutricam) for recording dietary intake. It allowed users to capture a photograph of food items before consumption and store a voice recording to explain the contents of the photograph. This information was then sent to a website where it was analysed by a dietitian. Ten adults with type 2 diabetes (BMI 24.1-47.9 kg/m 2) recorded their intake over a three-day period using both Nutricam and a written food diary. Compared to the food diary, energy intake was under-recorded by 649 kJ (SD 810) using the mobile phone method. However, there was no trend in the difference between dietary assessment methods at levels of low or high energy intake. All subjects reported that the mobile phone system was easy to use. Six subjects found that the time taken to record using Nutricam was shorter than recording using the written diary, while two reported that it was about the same. The level of detail provided in the voice recording and food items obscured in photographs reduced the quality of the mobile phone records. Although some modifications to the mobile phone method will be necessary to improve the accuracy of self-reported intake, the system was considered an acceptable alternative to written records and has the potential to be used by adults with type 2 diabetes for monitoring dietary intake by a dietitian.

DOI 10.1258/jtt.2011.100906
Citations Scopus - 19
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Conference (30 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Brain K, Rollo M, Burrows TL, Hayes C, Hodson F, Collins C, 'THE NUTRITIONAL STATUS OF PATIENTS ATTENDING HUNTER INTEGRATED PAIN SERVICE', Yes (2016) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins
2016 Spencer L, Rollo M, Hutchesson M, Collins C, 'A cross sectional study investigating motivations for weight change and weight loss methods used in women following child birth', http://www.alswh.org.au/scientificmeeting2016/program (2016)
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2016 Spencer L, Rollo M, Hutchesson M, Callister R, Collins CE, 'Study protocol. VITAL for mums- A feasibility study investigating tailored video-coaching for exercise and nutrition care for postpartum women' (2016)
Co-authors Clare Collins, Robin Callister, Melinda Hutchesson
2015 Rollo M, Hutchesson M, 'Challenges influencing weight management among postpartum women: insights to support program design' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson
2015 Hutchesson MJ, Rollo M, Krukowski R, Ells L, Harvey J, Morgan P, et al., 'Are weight loss interventions delivered using eHealth technologies effective? A systematic review with meta-analysis.', ISBNPA 2015: Advancing Behavior Change Science: Abstract Book (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Robin Callister, Philip Morgan, Melinda Hutchesson, Ron Plotnikoff
2015 Ashton L, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo M, Morgan P, Thompson D, Collins CE, 'Motivators and barriers to engaging in healthy eating and physical activity in young adult men' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Lee Ashton, Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Philip Morgan
2015 Collins CE, Rollo ME, Burrows TL, 'The adaptation of the Australian Eating Survey to an online system with immediate analysis and tailored feedback on usual dietary intake', 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation jointly with CIPHER (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Tracy Burrows
2015 Collins CE, Burrows TL, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo ME, 'Translating Australian dietary guidelines to an online diet quality scoring tool with immediate feedback: The Healthy Eating Quiz', 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation jointly with CIPHER (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins, Tracy Burrows
2015 Hemsley BA, Georgiou A, Balandin S, Hill S, Rollo M, Steel J, 'Improving the care and safety of adults with severe communication disability in hospital: Applying the generic model of patient safety', 4th Annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation jointly with CIPHER (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Bronwyn Hemsley
2015 Rollo M, Ashman A, Brown L, Rae KM, Weatherall L, Skinner G, Smith R, 'A brief tool for assessing diet quality and selected nutrient intakes from image-based dietary records: Design and preliminary results from use in pregnant women' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Kym Rae, Geoff Skinner, Leanne Brown, Roger Smith
2015 Schumacher TL, Burrows TL, Rollo ME, Callister R, Collins CE, 'Initiating and measuring appropriate dietary changes in cardiovascular populations', 23rd Annual Conference for Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation Association of NSW and ACT (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins, Robin Callister
2015 Schumacher TL, Burrows TL, Rollo ME, Spratt NJ, Callister R, Collins CE, 'Effectiveness of a dietary intervention to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in a hyperlipidaemic population', Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association 25th Annual Scientific Meeting (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Neil Spratt, Tracy Burrows, Robin Callister, Clare Collins
2015 Spencer L, Rollo M, Collins CE, Hutchesson MJ, 'Weight management after childbirth: Factors perceived to influence healthy eating and physical activity', Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2015 Ashton L, Hutchesson M, Rollo M, Morgan P, Collins C, 'Motivators and barriers to engaging in healthy eating and physical activity in young adult men: a cross-sectional study.' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Philip Morgan, Lee Ashton
2015 Ashton L, Hutchesson M, Rollo M, Morgan P, Collins C, 'Young men's motivators and barriers to healthy eating and their preferences for a healthy eating intervention' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins, Lee Ashton
2015 Ashman A, Collins C, Brown LJ, Rollo M, Rae K, 'Investigating dietary intakes of Indigenous Australian women and their infants in the Gomeroi gaaynggal study', A Healthy Start for the Human Race... 2015 DOHaD Conference. (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Kym Rae, Leanne Brown
2014 Ashton L, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo M, Morgan P, Collins CE, 'Have young men been targeted to change risk behaviours? A scoping review of the literature.', Obesity Reviews (2014)
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2014 Collins CE, Pezdirc K, Whitehead R, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo M, Perrett D, Ozakinci G, 'Higher BMI Is Associated With Lower Skin Carotenoid Concentration Measured By Spectrophotometry: Implications For Vegetable And Fruit Consumption.', Obesity Reviews (2014)
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2014 Collins CE, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo M, MacDonald-Wicks L, Giglia R, Hauck L, Burrows T, 'What women want: a survey of needs of women.', Obesity Reviews (2014)
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Lesley Wicks, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2014 Spencer L, Rollo M, Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, 'Perceived healthy eating and physical activty factors influencing weight management in postpartum women: A mixed methods analysis', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Volume 8, Pages 96-96 (2014)
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2014 Burrows T, Hutchesson M, Rollo M, Callister R, Collins CE, 'A review of Australian adult obesity research funding', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Volume 8, Pages 11-12, (2014)
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Robin Callister, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2014 Rollo M, Hutchesson M, McCoy P, Collins CE, 'Dietitian Connect: A feasibility study to evaluate the addition of video consultations with a dietitian to a web-based weight loss program', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, Volume 8, Pages 88-89, (2014)
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2014 Rollo M, Harvey A, Hutchesson M, Jones P, Crook A, Skinner G, Collins C, 'Development of a virtual clinic platform within an existing web-based weight loss program' (2014)
Co-authors Clare Collins, Geoff Skinner, Melinda Hutchesson
2014 Rollo M, Hutchesson M, Krukowski R, Ells L, Harvey J, Morgan P, et al., 'Effectiveness of weight loss interventions delivered using eHealth technologies: A systematic review' (2014)
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Ron Plotnikoff, Robin Callister
2014 Ashman A, Weatherall L, Brown LJ, Collins C, Naden M, Rae K, et al., 'Infant feeding practices in an Aboriginal cohort of pregnancy and infancy - the Gomeroi gaaynggal study', Aboriginal Health Conference 2014 (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Leanne Brown, Kym Rae, Roger Smith, Clare Collins
2013 Burrows T, Collins CE, Hutchesson M, Rollo M, Guest M, Boggess M, 'Validation of fruit and vegetable intakes assessed by food frequency questionnaire using plasma carotenoids in adults', Australasian Medical Journal (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2013 Ashton L, Rollo M, Hutchesson M, Young MD, Morgan P, Callister R, et al., 'A comparison of outcomes of young and old adult males in the SHED-IT weight loss program for men', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Lee Ashton, Philip Morgan, Myles Young, Ron Plotnikoff, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins, Robin Callister
2012 Rollo ME, Te Kloot A, Ash S, 'Digital dietetics: Practices and attitudes relating to technology use among Australian dietitians', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics (2012) [E3]
2012 Rollo ME, Te Kloot A, Ash S, 'Is there a place for pixels in our practice? Dietitians' attitudes towards the use of photographic dietary records within the nutrition care process', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics (2012) [E3]
2012 Hutchesson M, Rollo M, Callister R, Collins CE, 'Is a web, smartphone, or paper based food record more accurate or acceptable?' (2012)
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Robin Callister, Clare Collins
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 10
Total funding $91,957

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20171 grants / $9,957

2017 International Visitor from University of Waterloo, Canada$9,957

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Megan Rollo, Assistant Professor Sharon Kirkpatrick
Scheme International Research Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1600896
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20155 grants / $55,000

Emlyn and Jennie Thomas Postgraduate Medical Research Scholarship$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Megan Rollo, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Miss Lisa Spencer
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500649
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Providing one-on-one virtual exercise care via video consultations: a feasibility study in pregnancy.$10,000

Funding body: Exercise and Sports Science Australia

Funding body Exercise and Sports Science Australia
Project Team Doctor Megan Rollo, Miss Lisa Spencer, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Tom Penrose Research and Community Service Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401192
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Nutrition’s role in chronic pain management$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Megan Rollo, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Dr Christopher Hayes, Ms Fiona Hodson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501387
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

eHealth research project measuring the impact of web-based feedback on dietary intake in improving eating patterns and health$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Megan Rollo, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501388
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Evaluation of a community-focused healthy lifestyle challenge$5,000

Funding body: Newcastle Herald

Funding body Newcastle Herald
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Megan Rollo
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500177
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20142 grants / $20,000

Using focus groups to understand young adult males motivators and barriers to participating in a Healthy Lifestyle Program$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Doctor Megan Rollo, Professor Philip Morgan
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301360
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Helping pregnant women achieve a healthy lifestyle and good outcomes for themselves and their baby in terms of health and well-being$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Megan Rollo, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Miss Lisa Spencer
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401512
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20132 grants / $7,000

Nutrition and Dietetics$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Megan Rollo
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301074
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

mHealth Summit 2013, Washington DC USA, 6-11 December 2013$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Megan Rollo
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301059
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current6

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.5
PhD1.44

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Development and Validation of a Portion Size Adjusted Health Choice Label
PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2016 Masters Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Prenatal Nutrition Interventions and Infant Health Outcomes
M Philosophy (Nutrition&Diet), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2015 PhD Nutrition's Role in the Management of Chronic Pain
PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD Weight Management During Pregnancy and Following Childbirth
PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Optimising Dietary Intake and Nutrition-Related Health Outcomes in Aboriginal Women and their Children
PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2013 PhD Can young men change their lifestyle? A novel way to improve health.
PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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News

smartphone food

Smart snapshot of pregnancy diets

July 28, 2014

With little being known about the diets of expectant Indigenous mums, University of Newcastle nutrition researchers are using smartphone technology to gather first-hand insights and provide personalised feedback.

Young men exercising

Healthy lifestyle study targets young men

March 19, 2014

Young men are the target of a new University of Newcastle study aiming to tailor a healthy lifestyle program that meets their specific needs.

Diet Bytes

Diet Bytes and Baby Bumps

October 18, 2013

A University of Newcastle study will assess the use of smartphones as a new method for pregnant women to record their nutritional intake.

Dr Megan Rollo

Position

Post Doctoral Research Fellow
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nutrition and Dietetics

Contact Details

Email megan.rollo@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5649

Office

Room ATC309
Building ATC Building
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