Dr Melinda Hutchesson

Dr Melinda Hutchesson

Lecturer

School of Health Sciences (Nutrition and Dietetics)

Eat well to be well

An authority on all things digital and dietary, Dr Melinda Hutchesson is helping young adults manage their weight by pursuing mainstream nutrition from not-so-mainstream angles

Melinda HutchessonDr Melinda Hutchesson is an advocate for technology. The National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow is also a firm believer in the compelling influence food has on our health. Ingenious but gracious, she's marrying the two in her studies, seeking to develop and evaluate weight loss and weight gain prevention interventions that can be delivered simply, digitally and effectively. 

"The goal is to improve young people's eating and exercise habits," the nutrition expert affirms.

"I use inexpensive devices that potentially have a wide reach to do this, such as mobile phone applications, websites and activity monitors."

Due to its high prevalence and disease burden, obesity is a major public health priority for this 18-35 age group.

"My findings are helping guide best practice both here and abroad."

At the same time identifying a gap in these targeted services, Melinda is devoting a sizeable chunk of her research to women.

"Statistics tell us they are putting on kilos rapidly – around six on average between their 20s and 30s," she elaborates.

"So I want to get to them early."

Move it to lose it

Melinda's career began in 2008, when she undertook a PhD at the University of Newcastle. Chiefly focused on weight loss and weight loss management, her three-year probe sought to assess the value of an online program called 'The Biggest Loser Club (TBLC).'

"It provides recipes, daily workout plans with instructional videos, a calorie-tracking diary, support from field experts, and a personalised dashboard of progress charts, graphs and feedback," she explains.

"I followed the first 11,000 participants who signed up."

"The aim was to determine whether the web-based program was successful or not."

Melinda went on to help run a larger randomised control trial of TBLC after receiving her doctorate in 2011. Funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant with the University and SP Health Co, the offshoot saw the accredited practicing dietician collaborate with her PhD supervisor, Professor Clare Collins from the University of Newcastle's Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition.

"Part of my candidature demonstrated that young adults are particularly interested in technological weight loss interventions," she reveals.

"They need to be engaged over an extended period of time, however, and the program did not do this."

"We think it comes down to suitability – it wasn't meeting their specific needs."

"The young women in the cohort were more likely to drop out and didn't lose as much weight."

I is for innovative

Currently, Melinda is evaluating a separate strategy called 'Be Positive, Be Healthe.' Informed by an online survey, the "targeted and tailored" weight loss intervention for young women was designed with the help of Professors Clare Collins, Robin Callister, Philip Morgan and Dr Geoff Skinner and Ilung Pranata.

"It was delivered using lots of different technologies, such as through texting and Facebook," she explains.

"We wanted to demonstrate the limitless potential of these digital devices – they offer novel approaches to research and practice."

Considering the importance of giving people "what they want" where health services are concerned, Melinda is in the process of testing the feasibility of recruiting participants to the program.

A theorist as well as a practitioner, Melinda also recently published a major systematic review in top journal Obesity Reviews. Conducting meta-analyses and leading an international team of investigators, the keen lecturer looked to provide "strong evidence" to support the use of eHealth technologies.

"I then presented this work at two international conferences in 2015," she adds.

"It's one of many manuscripts I hope to contribute to in the near future."

At the coalface and the cutting edge

As sensational as her research is translational, Melinda received the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Research Excellence and Innovation (Faculty of Health and Medicine) in December this year. She plans to continue the hunt for ways to best mix the digital and the dietary, seeking to utilise a variety of technologies to replicate face-to-face interactions and interventions.

"The latter are not always possible, especially for low socioeconomic and rural or remote communities," Melinda asserts.

"I would like to see targeted eHealth strategies readily available for young adults."

"Generic programs are not enough to motivate eating and exercise behaviour changes."

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Career Summary

Biography

Dr Melinda Hutchesson is a National Heart Foundation (NHF) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition (PRC-PAN) and the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine. She was awarded her PhD in August 2011, and Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics with Honours in 2004. Dr Hutchesson is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian. 

Her research focuses on the development, delivery and evaluation of lifestyle interventions (nutrition and physical activity) to reduce the risk of chronic disease risk factors (e.g. obesity). Her focus has been on the use of eHealth technologies to deliver interventions, and the development of targeted interventions for high-risk groups (e.g. young adults, pregnant women)

Since PhD completion (August 2011) she has held a variety of research positions, including 3 competitive postdoctoral fellowships (Penn Foundation Obesity Fellowship; PRC-PAN Postdoctoral Fellowship; and NHF Postdoctoral Fellowship) and a senior research position to manage an ARC-Linkage RCT

Qualifications

  • PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Community Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Obesity
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • eHealth

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2005 - 1/01/2008 Public Health Nutritionist Hunter New England Area Health Service
Hunter New England Population Health
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Publications

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


Journal article (50 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Hutchesson MJ, Tan CY, Morgan P, Callister R, Collins C, 'Enhancement of Self-Monitoring in a Web-Based Weight Loss Program by Extra Individualized Feedback and Reminders: Randomized Trial.', J Med Internet Res, 18 e82 (2016)
DOI 10.2196/jmir.4100
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Robin Callister
2016 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Pranata I, Skinner G, Collins CE, 'Be positive be healthe: Development and implementation of a targeted e-health weight loss program for young women', Telemedicine and e-Health, 22 519-528 (2016) [C1]

© Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2016.Background: Greater numbers of women are entering young adulthood overweight, but traditional weight loss programs do not appeal to them. This artic... [more]

© Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2016.Background: Greater numbers of women are entering young adulthood overweight, but traditional weight loss programs do not appeal to them. This article describes the development and evaluation of an e-health weight loss intervention for young women (18-30 years of age). Materials and Methods: Young women's preferences for a targeted weight loss program were investigated via a cross-sectional online survey. A 3-month targeted weight loss program for young women was developed based on the formative research. A single-arm pre-post study was conducted to evaluate the acceptability of the intervention (process evaluation survey and objective usage data) and to estimate the treatments' effects on weight-related outcomes from baseline to 3 months. Results: Online survey respondents (n = 274) indicated preferences for various technologies (Web site, online quizzes with e-mail feedback and goal setting, an online discussion forum, smartphone application, e-mail newsletters, and text messages). Eighteen (mean ± standard deviation [SD] age, 22.8 ± 3.2 years; body mass index, 27.3 ± 1.6 kg/m2) women entered the pre-post study. Mean satisfaction was 3.4 ± 1.0 (maximum of 5), and 66.7% of participants completed the study. Significant reductions in mean ± SD weight (-1.5 ± 2.4 kg; p = 0.02) and waist circumference (-0.7 ± 1.4 cm; p = 0.04) were observed. Conclusions: Due to lower than anticipated participant satisfaction, modifications to the program content and modes of delivery are required to ensure a higher proportion of young women complete and actively engage with the program. The positive effects of treatment on weight-related outcomes supports further refinement and evaluation of targeted, e-health weight loss interventions for young women.

DOI 10.1089/tmj.2015.0085
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Ilung Pranata, Clare Collins, Geoff Skinner, Robin Callister
2016 Holley TJ, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Hutchesson MJ, 'Weight expectations, motivations for weight change and perceived factors influencing weight management in young Australian women: A cross-sectional study', Public Health Nutrition, 19 275-286 (2016) [C1]

© 2015 The Authors.Objective To examine young Australian women's weight expectations, motivations for weight change and perceived factors influencing weight management, and to de... [more]

© 2015 The Authors.Objective To examine young Australian women's weight expectations, motivations for weight change and perceived factors influencing weight management, and to determine if these factors differ by age, BMI, marital status, education or income. Design Cross-sectional study. An online survey captured respondents' weight, height, ideal weight, main reasons for wanting to change their weight and challenges to managing their weight. Setting Online survey in Australia. Subjects Six hundred and twenty women aged 18-30 years currently living in Australia who completed the survey between 31 July and 30 September 2012. Results Approximately half of participants (53·1 %) were a healthy weight, 25·2 % overweight and 19·0 % obese. Women unhappy at their current weight (78·1 %) reported a median ideal weight -12·3 % less than their current weight. The key motivators for weight change were to improve health (24·4 %, ranked 1), feel better in oneself (22·3 %) and improve self-confidence (21·5 %). Lack of motivation, time constraints because of job commitments and cost were the most commonly reported factors influencing weight management. Age, BMI, marital status, education and income were found to influence weight expectations, motivations for weight change and/or factors perceived to influence weight management. Conclusions The findings suggest potential implications for weight management interventions and public health messaging targeting young women, to improve long-term health outcomes. Strategies that promote the health benefits of physical activity and healthy eating, feeling better about oneself and improved self-confidence, and address the main factors influencing weight management including lack of motivation, time constraints and cost, may be used to engage this target group.

DOI 10.1017/S1368980015000993
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Robin Callister, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
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, Megan Rollo, Robin Callister
2016 Kaufman N, Khurana I, 'Using Digital Health Technology to Prevent and Treat Diabetes', Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics, 18 S-56-S-68 (2016)
DOI 10.1089/dia.2016.2506
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Ron Plotnikoff, Robin Callister, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2015 Pezdirc K, Hutchesson MJ, Williams RL, Rollo ME, Burrows TL, Wood LG, et al., 'Consuming High-Carotenoid Fruit and Vegetables Influences Skin Yellowness and Plasma Carotenoids in Young Women: A Single-Blind Randomized Crossover Trial', Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, (2015)

© 2016 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.Background: Consumption of dietary carotenoids from fruits and vegetables (F/V) leads to accumulations in human skin, altering skin yell... [more]

© 2016 Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.Background: Consumption of dietary carotenoids from fruits and vegetables (F/V) leads to accumulations in human skin, altering skin yellowness. The influence of the quantity of F/V consumed on skin yellowness and plasma carotenoid concentrations has not been examined previously. Objective: To compare the influence of consuming high-carotenoid-containing F/V (HCFV) (176,425 µg beta carotene/wk) vs low-carotenoid F/V (LCFV) (2,073 µg beta carotene/wk) on skin yellowness and plasma carotenoid concentrations, over 4 weeks. Design and intervention: A single-blind randomized controlled crossover trial from October 2013 to March 2014. Thirty women were randomized to receive 7 daily servings of HCFV or LCFV for 4 weeks. Following a 2-week washout period they followed the alternate intervention. Main outcome measures: Skin color (Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage L*a*b* color space, where L* represents skin lightness and positive values of a* and b* represent degrees of redness and yellowness, respectively) was assessed by reflectance spectroscopy in both sun-exposed and nonexposed skin areas. Fasting plasma carotenoids were determined by high-performance liquid chromatography, before and after each intervention period. Statistical analyses performed: Linear mixed models were used to determine the HCFV and LCFV response on skin color and plasma carotenoids, adjusting for intervention order, time, and interaction between baseline differences and time. Results: There were no significant differences in mean daily fruit (P=0.42) and vegetable (P=0.17) intakes between HCFV and LCFV groups. Dietary alpha carotene, beta carotene, lutein, and beta cryptoxanthin intakes were significantly different between the two groups (P<0.01). Following HCFV there was a significantly greater increase in skin yellowness (b*) in both sun-exposed (P<0.001) and unexposed areas, (P<0.001), with no change in skin lightness (L*) or redness (a*). Significantly higher plasma alpha carotene (P=0.004), beta carotene (P=0.001), and lutein (P=0.028) concentrations were found following the HCFV intervention. Skin yellowness correlated with alpha carotene and beta carotene. Conclusions: Skin yellowness (b*) and fasting plasma carotenoid concentrations were significantly higher following HCFV than LCFV over 4 weeks.

DOI 10.1016/j.jand.2016.03.012
Co-authors Clare Collins, Megan Rollo, Tracy Burrows, Lisa Wood, Christopher Oldmeadow
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 - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins, Megan Rollo, Tamara Bucher
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, Megan Rollo
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 - 9
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Robin Callister
2015 Pezdirc K, Hutchesson MJ, Whitehead R, Ozakinci G, Perrett D, Collins CE, 'Fruit, vegetable and dietary carotenoid intakes explain variation in skin-color in young Caucasian women: A cross-sectional study', Nutrients, 7 5800-5815 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.Fruit and vegetables contain carotenoid pigments, which accumulate in human skin, contributing to its yellowness. This ef... [more]

© 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.Fruit and vegetables contain carotenoid pigments, which accumulate in human skin, contributing to its yellowness. This effect has a beneficial impact on appearance. The aim was to evaluate associations between diet (fruit, vegetable and dietary carotenoid intakes) and skin color in young women. Ninety-one Caucasian women (Median and Interquartile Range (IQR) age 22.1 (18.1¿29.1) years, BMI 22.9 (18.5¿31.9) kg/m2) were recruited from the Hunter region (Australia). Fruit, vegetable and dietary carotenoid intakes were estimated by a validated food frequency questionnaire. Skin color was measured at nine body locations (sun exposed and unexposed sites) using spectrophotometry. Multiple linear regression was used to assess the relationship between fruit and vegetable intakes and skin yellowness adjusting for known confounders. Higher combined fruit and vegetable intakes (ß = 0.8, p = 0.017) were associated with higher overall skin yellowness values. Higher fruit combined fruit and vegetable intakes (ß = 1.0, p = 0.004) were associated with increased unexposed skin yellowness. Combined fruit and vegetables plus dietary carotenoid intakes contribute to skin yellowness in young Caucasian women. Evaluation of interventions using improvements in appearance as an incentive for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in young women is warranted.

DOI 10.3390/nu7075251
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Clare Collins
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 - 16Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Ron Plotnikoff, Robin Callister, Megan Rollo, Clare Collins
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 Megan Rollo, Lee Ashton, Myles Young, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2015 Plotnikoff RC, Costigan SA, Williams RL, Hutchesson MJ, Kennedy SG, Robards SL, et al., 'Effectiveness of interventions targeting physical activity, nutrition and healthy weight for university and college students: A systematic review and meta-analysis', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12 1-10 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Plotnikoff et al.; licensee BioMed Central.To examine the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving physical activity, diet, and/or weight-related behaviors amongs... [more]

© 2015 Plotnikoff et al.; licensee BioMed Central.To examine the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving physical activity, diet, and/or weight-related behaviors amongst university/college students. Five online databases were searched (January 1970 to April 2014). Experimental study designs were eligible for inclusion. Data extraction was performed by one reviewer using a standardized form developed by the researchers and checked by a second reviewer. Data were described in a narrative synthesis and meta-analyses were conducted when appropriate. Study quality was also established. Forty-one studies were included; of these, 34 reported significant improvements in one of the key outcomes. Of the studies examining physical activity 18/29 yielded significant results, with meta-analysis demonstrating significant increases in moderate physical activity in intervention groups compared to control. Of the studies examining nutrition, 12/24 reported significantly improved outcomes; only 4/12 assessing weight loss outcomes found significant weight reduction. This appears to be the first systematic review of physical activity, diet and weight loss interventions targeting university and college students. Tertiary institutions are appropriate settings for implementing and evaluating lifestyle interventions, however more research is needed to improve such strategies.

DOI 10.1186/s12966-015-0203-7
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Clare Collins, Ron Plotnikoff, Robin Callister, John Germov, Jennifer Allen, Sarah Costigan
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 - 4
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins, Megan Rollo
2015 Pezdirc K, Hutchesson M, Whitehead R, Ozakinci G, Perrett D, Collins CE, 'Can dietary intake influence perception of and measured appearance? A Systematic Review', Nutrition Research, 35 175-197 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc.Appearance-based interventions have had some success in reducing smoking and sun exposure. Appearance may also motivate dietary behavior change if it was esta... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Inc.Appearance-based interventions have had some success in reducing smoking and sun exposure. Appearance may also motivate dietary behavior change if it was established that dietary improvement had a positive impact on appearance. The aims of this review are to evaluate the current evidence examining the relationship between dietary intake and appearance and to determine the effectiveness of dietary interventions on perceived or actual appearance. An electronic search of English-language studies up to August 2012 was conducted using Cochrane, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, Web of Science, SCOPUS, and PsycINFO databases. Studies that included participants aged at least 18 years, that observed or altered dietary intake from actual food or dietary supplement use, and assessed appearance-related outcomes were considered eligible. Data from 27 studies were extracted and assessed for quality using standardized tools. Nineteen studies were assessed as being of "positive" and 4 of "neutral" quality. All observational studies (n = 4741 participants) indicated that there was a significant association between various aspects of dietary intake and skin coloration and skin aging. The majority (16 studies, 769 participants) evaluated the effect of dietary supplements on skin appearance among women. Only 1 study examined the effect of actual food intake on appearance. Significant improvements in at least 1 actual or perceived appearance-related outcome (facial wrinkling, skin elasticity, roughness, and skin color) following dietary intervention were shown as a result of supplementation. Further studies are needed in representative populations that examine actual food intake on appearance, using validated tools in well-designed high-quality randomized control trials.

DOI 10.1016/j.nutres.2014.12.002
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors 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 Clare Collins, Megan Rollo, 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 - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Lee Ashton
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 - 8
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, 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 Megan Rollo, Lesley Wicks
2014 O'Brien KM, Hutchesson MJ, Jensen M, Morgan P, Callister R, Collins CE, 'Participants in an online weight loss program can improve diet quality during weight loss: a randomized controlled trial.', Nutrition journal, 13 82 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Robin Callister
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
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Clare Collins, Megan Rollo, Tracy Burrows
2014 Gow ML, Ho M, Burrows TL, Baur LA, Stewart L, Hutchesson MJ, et al., 'Impact of dietary macronutrient distribution on BMI and cardiometabolic outcomes in overweight and obese children and adolescents: A systematic review', Nutrition Reviews, 72 453-470 (2014) [C1]

The present systematic review examined the effectiveness of weight management interventions comparing diets with varying macronutrient distributions on BMI and cardiometabolic ris... [more]

The present systematic review examined the effectiveness of weight management interventions comparing diets with varying macronutrient distributions on BMI and cardiometabolic risk factors in overweight or obese children and adolescents. A systematic search of seven databases for the period 1975-2013 identified 14 eligible randomized or quasi-randomized controlled trials conducted with 6-18-year-old subjects. Seven trials compared a low-fat (=33% energy or <40g/day) to an isocaloric (n=2) or ad libitum (n=5) low-carbohydrate diet (<20% energy or <60g/day). Meta-analysis indicated a greater reduction in BMI in the low-carbohydrate group immediately after dietary intervention; however, the quality of the studies was limited and cardiometabolic benefits were inconsistent. Six trials compared increased-protein diets (19-30% energy) to isocaloric standard-protein diets (15-20% energy) and one compared an increased-fat diet (40% energy) to an isocaloric standard-fat diet (27% energy); there were no differences in outcomes in these studies. Current evidence suggests that improved weight status can be achieved in overweight or obese children and adolescents irrespective of the macronutrient distribution of a reduced-energy diet. Tailoring the macronutrient content to target specific cardiometabolic risk factors, such as a low-carbohydrate diet to treat insulin resistance, may be possible, but further research is needed before specific recommendations can be made. © 2014 International Life Sciences Institute.

DOI 10.1111/nure.12111
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Clare Collins, 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 - 15Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Clare Collins, Megan Rollo, Tracy Burrows
2014 Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Watson JF, Guest M, Callister R, 'Changes to dietary intake during a 12-week commercial web-based weight loss program: a randomized controlled trial.', European journal of clinical nutrition, 68 64-70 (2014) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Clare Collins, Robin Callister, Philip Morgan
2014 Kypri K, Wolfenden L, Langley J, Hutchesson M, Voas R, 'Public, official, and industry submissions on a Bill to increase the alcohol minimum purchasing age: A critical analysis', International Journal of Drug Policy, (2014) [C1]

Background: In 2005 a Bill was introduced to the New Zealand parliament to increase the alcohol minimum purchasing age (MPA) from 18 to 20 years and submissions were invited from ... [more]

Background: In 2005 a Bill was introduced to the New Zealand parliament to increase the alcohol minimum purchasing age (MPA) from 18 to 20 years and submissions were invited from interested parties. We sought to characterise and critique the arguments tendered for and against the proposal. Methods: We used template analysis to study written submissions on the Bill from 178 people and organisations in New Zealand. Independent raters coded submissions according to the source, whether for or opposed, and the arguments employed. Results: The most common sources of submissions were members of the public (28%), the alcohol industry (20%), and NGOs (20%). Overall, 40% opposed increasing the MPA, 40% were in favour, 4% supported a split MPA (18 years for on-premise, 20 years for off-premise), 7% were equivocal, and 8% offered no comment. The most common proponents of increasing the MPA were NGOs (36%) and members of the public (30%) and their arguments concerned the expected positive effects on public health (36%) and public disorder/property damage (16%), while 24% argued that other strategies should be used as well. The most common sources of opposition to increasing the MPA were the alcohol industry (50%) and the public (20%). It was commonly claimed that the proposed law change would be ineffective in reducing harm (22%), that other strategies should be used instead (16%), that it would infringe adult rights (15%), and that licensed premises are safe environments for young people (14%). There were noteworthy examples of NGOs and government agencies opposing the law change. The alcohol industry maximised its impact via multiple submissions appealing to individual rights while neglecting to report or accurately characterise the scientific evidence. Several health and welfare agencies presented confused logic and/or were selective in their use of scientific evidence. Conclusion: In contrast to the fragmented and inconsistent response from government and NGOs, the alcohol industry was organised and united, with multiple submissions from the sector with most at stake, namely the hospitality industry, and supporting submissions from the manufacturing, import, and wholesale sectors. Systematic reviews of research evidence should be routinely undertaken to guide the legislature and submissions should be categorised on the basis of pecuniary interest. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.05.001
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Kypros Kypri, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, McCoy P, Collins CE, 'Response to: Self-directed interventions to promote weight loss: a systematic review of reviews.', Journal of medical Internet research, 16 e178 (2014) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2014 Blomfield RL, Collins CE, Hutchesson MJ, Young MD, Jensen ME, Callister R, Morgan PJ, 'Impact of self-help weight loss resources with or without online support on the dietary intake of overweight and obese men: The SHED-IT randomised controlled trial', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 8 e476-e487 (2014) [C1]

©2013 Asian Oceanian Association for the Study of Obesity. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.Background: Obese men are more likely to have poor dietary patterns comp... [more]

©2013 Asian Oceanian Association for the Study of Obesity. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.Background: Obese men are more likely to have poor dietary patterns compared to women, increasing diet-related chronic disease risk. The impact of a male-only weight loss intervention on dietary intakes is under-evaluated. The aim was to deter-mine whether overweight/obese men randomised to self-help paper-based resources with or without online support, achieved greater improvements in diet compared with Wait-list controls at 3 and 6 months following a gender tailored weight-loss intervention.Methods: Dietary intake was assessed using a 120-item semi-quantitative food fre-quency questionnaire (FFQ), in a secondary analysis of a three-arm weight lossRCT grounded in Social Cognitive Theory; (1) Resources: gender-tailored weight lossresources (DVD, handbooks, pedometer, tape measure); (2) Online: resources pluswebsite and efeedback, (3) Wait-list control.Results: Energy, total fat, saturated fat, and carbohydrate intakes decreased in theonline group, which differed significantly from controls at 3- and 6-month follow-up(P <0.05). There was a significant reduction in energy, fat and carbohydrate intakesin the Resource group at 3 and 6 months, but no difference from controls (P>0.05).In the online group there was an increase in %energy from core foods and decreasein %energy from energy-dense nutrient-poor foods (P<0.05) that was significantlydifferent compared to controls at 3 and 6 months (P<0.05).Conclusion: Results suggest that men randomised to the SHED-IT intervention armswere able to implement key dietary messages up to 6 months compared to con-trols. Future interventions should include targeted and gender-tailored messages asa strategy to improve mens dietary intake within weight loss interventions.© 2013 Asian Oceanian Association for the Study of Obesity.

DOI 10.1016/j.orcp.2013.09.004
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Myles Young, Clare Collins, Robin Callister
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 - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Lee Ashton
2014 Leonard A, Hutchesson M, Patterson A, Chalmers K, Collins C, 'Recruitment and retention of young women into nutrition research studies: practical considerations', TRIALS, 15 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-15-23
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Clare Collins, Amanda Patterson, Kerry Chalmers
2013 Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Hutchesson MJ, Callister R, 'Efficacy of standard versus enhanced features in a Web-based commercial weight-loss program for obese adults, part 2: Randomized controlled trial', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15 84-105 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.2626
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Robin Callister, Clare Collins
2013 Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Callister R, 'An 8-week Web-based weight loss challenge with celebrity endorsement and enhanced social support: Observational study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15 25-32 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.2540
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Robin Callister, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2013 Collins CE, Neve MJ, Morgan PJ, Fletcher K, Williams R, Young M, Callister R, 'Effectiveness of interventions with a dietary component on weight loss maintenance: A systematic review', The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports, 11 317-414 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.11124/jbisrir-2013-708
Co-authors Myles Young, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Robin Callister
2013 Burrows TL, Pursey KM, Hutchesson MJ, Stanwell PT, 'What are the health implications associated with the consumption of energy drinks? A systematic review', Nutrition Reviews, 71 135-148 (2013) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Peter Stanwell, Tracy Burrows
2013 Hutchesson MJ, Truby H, Callister R, Morgan PJ, Davies PSW, Collins CE, 'Can a web-based food record accurately assess energy intake in overweight and obese women? A pilot study', JOURNAL OF HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, 26 140-144 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jhn.12094
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Clare Collins, Robin Callister, Philip Morgan
2013 Ho M, Jensen ME, Burrows T, Neve M, Garnett SP, Baur L, et al., 'Best practice dietetic management of overweight and obese children and adolescents: a 2010 update of a systematic review', JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 11 190-293 (2013)
DOI 10.11124/jbisrir-2013-890
2013 Al-jadani HM, Patterson A, Sibbritt D, Hutchesson MJ, Jensen ME, Collins CE, 'Diet quality, measured by fruit and vegetable intake, predicts weight change in young women.', Journal of Obesity, 2013 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1155/2013/525161
Citations Scopus - 13
Co-authors Amanda Patterson, Clare Collins
2013 Ho M, Garnett SP, Baur LA, Burrows T, Stewart L, Neve M, Collins C, 'Impact of Dietary and Exercise Interventions on Weight Change and Metabolic Outcomes in Obese Children and Adolescents A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials', JAMA PEDIATRICS, 167 759-768 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.1453
Citations Scopus - 46Web of Science - 38
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins
2013 Hutchesson MJ, Hulst J, Collins CE, 'Weight Management Interventions Targeting Young Women: A Systematic Review', JOURNAL OF THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, 113 795-802 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jand.2013.01.015
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Clare Collins
2012 Ho M, Garnett SP, Baur L, Burrows TL, Stewart L, Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, 'Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in child obesity: Systematic review with meta-analysis', Pediatrics, 130 e1647-e1671 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 107Web of Science - 89
Co-authors Clare Collins, Tracy Burrows
2012 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Behavioural factors related with successful weight loss 15 months post-enrolment in a commercial web-based weight-loss programme', Public Health Nutrition, 15 1299-1309 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2012 Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Jones P, Fletcher K, Martin JE, Aguiar EJ, et al., 'A 12-week commercial web-based weight-loss program for overweight and obese adults: Randomized controlled trial comparing basic versus enhanced features', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14 e57 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Robin Callister, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2011 Wolfenden L, Neve M, Farrell L, Lecathelinais C, Bell C, Milat A, et al., 'Physical activity policies and practices of childcare centres in Australia', Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 47 73-76 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2010.01738.x
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers
2011 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Weight change in a commercial web-based weight loss program and its association with website use: Cohort study', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 13 e83 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2010 Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, 'Dropout, nonusage attrition, and pretreatment predictors of nonusage attrition in a commercial web-based weight loss program', Journal of Medical Internet Research, 12 81-96 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/jmir.1640
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 27
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2010 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Participant characteristics and reach of a commercial web-based weight loss program', Nutrition & Dietetics, 67 267-274 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-0080.2010.01474.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2010 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Jones PR, Collins CE, 'Effectiveness of web-based interventions in achieving weight loss and weight loss maintenance in overweight and obese adults: A systematic review with meta-analysis', Obesity Reviews, 11 306-321 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-789x.2009.00646.x
Citations Scopus - 164Web of Science - 129
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2010 Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Jones P, Fletcher K, Martin JE, Aguiar EJ, et al., 'Evaluation of a commercial web-based weight loss and weight loss maintenance program in overweight and obese adults: A randomized controlled trial', BMC Public Health, 10 669 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-669
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Robin Callister, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2007 Vanderkroft D, Collins CE, Fitzgerald M, Lewis S, Hutchesson MJ, Capra SM, 'Minimising undernutrition in the older inpatient', International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 5 110-181 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-6988.2007.00060.x
Co-authors Clare Collins
2007 Collins CE, Warren JM, Hutchesson MJ, McCoy P, Stokes BJ, 'Systematic review of interventions in the management of overweight and obese children which include a dietary component', International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 5 2-53 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1479-6988.2007.00061.x
Co-authors Clare Collins
2006 Collins CE, Warren JM, Hutchesson MJ, McCoy P, Stokes BJ, 'Measuring effectiveness of dietetic interventions in child obesity - A systematic review of randomized trials', Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 160 906-922 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1001/archpedi.160.9.906
Citations Scopus - 91Web of Science - 85
Co-authors Clare Collins
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Conference (65 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Hutchesson M, Callister R, Morgan PJ, Pranata I, Skinner G, Collins CE, 'A targeted and tailored eHealth weight loss program for young women: The Be Positive Be Healthe pilot randomised controlled trial', http://www.alswh.org.au/scientificmeeting2016/program (2016)
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Ilung Pranata, Robin Callister, Geoff Skinner
2016 Whatnall M, Collins CE, Callister R, Hutchesson MJ, 'Lifestyle behaviours and cardiovascular disease risk in young overweight and obese women: A cross-sectional analysis', http://www.alswh.org.au/scientificmeeting2016/program (2016)
Co-authors Robin Callister, 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 Clare Collins, Megan Rollo
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 Robin Callister, Clare Collins, Megan Rollo
2015 Rollo M, Hutchesson M, 'Challenges influencing weight management among postpartum women: insights to support program design' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Megan Rollo
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 Philip Morgan, Megan Rollo, Robin Callister, 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 Philip Morgan, Lee Ashton, Megan Rollo, Clare Collins
2015 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Pranata I, Skinner G, Collins CE, 'The ¿Be Positive Be Healthe¿ eHealth weight loss program for young women: A pilot study' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Geoff Skinner, Robin Callister, Clare Collins, Ilung Pranata, Philip Morgan
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 Tracy Burrows, Megan Rollo, Clare Collins
2015 Matthews KI, Tan M, Brown LJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Hutchesson MJ, Patterson AJ, 'Body image does not improve and dieting practices increase with age for young Australian women' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Leanne Brown, Amanda Patterson
2015 Tan M, Matthews K, Hutchesson ML, Brown LJ, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Patterson AJ, 'Rural vs urban women: Same BMI, different body composition' (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Lesley Wicks, Leanne Brown, Amanda Patterson
2015 Tan M, Brown LJ, Patterson A, Macdonald-Wicks L, Hutchesson M, 'Describing the average Australian woman: Body composition and metabolic rate comparisons between urban and rural areas', Dietitians Association of Australia 32nd National Conference (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Patterson, Lesley Wicks, Leanne Brown
2015 Mathews K, Patterson A, Macdonald-Wicks L, Hutchesson M, Brown LJ, Tan M, 'The average Australian woman: A cross-sectional analysis of the body shape and size of Australian women', Dietitians Association of Australia 32nd National Conference (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Patterson, Lesley Wicks, Leanne Brown
2015 Hutchesson MJ, Callister R, Morgan PJ, Pranata I, Skinner G, Collins CE, 'Be Positive Be Healthe: A targeted and tailored eHealth weight loss program for young women', http://www.anzos2015.org/assets/ANZOS2015/ANZOS-2015-Abstracts.pdf (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Geoff Skinner, Robin Callister, Ilung Pranata
2015 Oosterveen E, Tzelepis F, Ashton L, Hutchesson MJ, 'eHealth behavioural interventions targeting smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity and/or obesity (SNAPO) in young adults: A systematic review', http://www.anzos2015.org/program-page/ (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Lee Ashton, Flora Tzelepis
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 Megan Rollo, 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 Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Megan Rollo, 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, Clare Collins, Megan Rollo, Lee Ashton
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 Clare Collins, Megan Rollo, Philip Morgan
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 Clare Collins, Megan Rollo
2014 Pezdirc K, Hutchesson MJ, Whitehead R, Ozakinci G, Perrett D, Collins CE, 'Fruit and vegetable intake and skin colour amongst young Australian women: A cross-sectional study', Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism (2014)
Co-authors 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 Clare Collins, Tracy Burrows, Megan Rollo, Lesley Wicks
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 Megan Rollo, 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 Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Robin Callister, Tracy Burrows
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 Megan Rollo, Clare Collins
2014 Rollo M, Whitehead R, Pezdirc K, Hutchesson M, Ozakinci G, Perrett D, Collins CE, 'Perceptions of a healthy appearance: Insights for behavioural interventions targeting fruit and vegetable intake', https://www.isbnpa.org/index.php?r=annualMeeting/index&year=2014 (2014)
Co-authors Clare Collins
2014 Pezdirc K, Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, 'Impact of high versus low carotenoid fruit and vegetables on skin colour and plasma carotenoids in young women' (2014)
Co-authors 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 Geoff Skinner, Clare Collins, Megan Rollo
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 Ron Plotnikoff, Robin Callister, Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2013 Hutchesson M, Callister R, Collins CE, 'Is a web, smartphone or paper based food record more accurate or acceptable?', 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Robin Callister
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 Megan Rollo, Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins
2013 Pezdirc K, Hutchesson M, Collins CE, Whitehead R, Perrett D, Ozakinci G, 'Does dietary intake influence self-perception of and actual appearance? A systematic review', Australasian Medical Journal (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins
2013 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Collins CE, 'An examination of young women¿s weight loss expectations', Nutrition and Dietetics (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Robin Callister
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 Megan Rollo, Robin Callister, Lee Ashton, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Myles Young
2013 Gow M, Ho M, Burrows T, Baur LA, Stewart L, Hutchesson M, et al., 'Macronutrient distribution of the diet-impact on weight and cardio-metabolic outcomes in overweight and obese children and adolescents: A systematic review', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins
2013 Pezdirc K, Hutchesson M, Collins CE, 'Fruit and vegetable intakes, BMI and skin colour in women: A cross-sectional study', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins
2013 O'Brien K, Neve M, Morgan P, Callister R, Collins C, 'Participants in a commercial online weight loss program can improve diet quality during weight loss: A randomized controlled trial', Obesity Facts: the European journal of obesity (2013) [E3]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Robin Callister, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2012 Baines SK, Hutchesson MJ, Palmer MA, Hure AJ, Burrows TL, MacDonald-Wicks LK, et al., 'Systematic review updating the evidence of the effect of low GI/GL diets in the treatment of overweight and obesity in adults', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Lauren Williams, Lesley Wicks, Surinder Baines, Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins
2012 Ho M, Garnett SP, Burrows TL, Stewart L, Hutchesson MJ, Baur LA, Collins CE, 'Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions incorporating a dietary component in overweight and obese children and adolescents: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins
2012 MacDonald-Wicks LK, Hutchesson MJ, Palmer MA, Williams LT, Hure AJ, Burrows TL, et al., 'Systematic review updating the evidence of the effect of omega 3 fatty acids in the treatment of overweight and obesity in adults', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Lauren Williams, Lesley Wicks, Surinder Baines, Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins
2012 Hutchesson MJ, Palmer MA, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Williams LT, Burrows TL, Hure AJ, et al., 'Are best practice guidelines enough? A survey of dietitians to inform the revision of the Best Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Alexis Hure, Lauren Williams, Lesley Wicks, Surinder Baines, Clare Collins, Tracy Burrows
2012 Williams LT, Palmer MA, Hollis JL, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Baines SK, Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, 'Systematic review updating the evidence of the effect of diet therapy combined with behavioural and/or psychological therapies compared to diet therapy alone for the treatment of overweight and obesity in adults', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Jenna Hollis, Lauren Williams, Lesley Wicks, Surinder Baines, Clare Collins
2012 Burrows TL, Pursey KM, Hutchesson MJ, Stanwell PT, 'What are the health implications associated with the consumption of energy drinks? A systematic review', Nutrition & Dietetics: Special Issue: Dietitians Association of Australia 16th International Congress of Dietetics (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Burrows, Peter Stanwell
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 Robin Callister, Megan Rollo, Clare Collins
2012 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Callister R, Collins CE, 'Evaluating weight loss, website use, and attrition in commercial web-based weight loss programs', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Robin Callister, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2012 Hutchesson MJ, Hulst J, Collins CE, 'Weight management interventions targeting young women: A systematic review', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins
2012 Martin L, Collins CE, Hutchesson MJ, Guest M, Callister R, Morgan PJ, 'Characteristics and dietary intakes of adult mis-reporters entering a weight loss study', 8th International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM 8). Abstract Book (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Robin Callister, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2011 Collins CE, Morgan PJ, Hutchesson MJ, McElduff P, Callister R, '6-Month outcomes in a randomised controlled trial comparing basic and enhanced versions of a commercial web-based weight loss program', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Robin Callister, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2011 Collins CE, Hutchesson MJ, Callister R, Morgan PJ, 'Changes in dietary intake after 12-week commercial web-based weight loss program', Obesity Research & Clinical Practice (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Robin Callister, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2011 Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, 'Behavioural factors associated with long-term weight loss success in a commercial web-based weight loss program', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2011 Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Truby H, Morgan PJ, Davies P, Callister R, 'Accuracy of self-reported energy intake using a web-based food diary', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Robin Callister, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2010 Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, McElduff P, Morgan PJ, 'Weight change among participants who subscribe to a commerical-web based weight loss program for 1-year', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2010 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, McElduff P, Collins CE, 'Is website use associated with weight loss in a commercial web-based weight loss program?', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2010 Collins CE, Hutchesson M, Morgan P, McElduff P, 'Weight loss outcomes for over 10,000 participants in a commercial 12 week web-based program', Obesity Reviews. 2010; 11 (11) 822 (2010)
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2010 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Web-based weight loss: How can the internet support dietitians to treat overweight and obese clients?', Nutrition & Dietetics (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2009 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Weight loss in the real world: Outcomes of a commercial web-based weight loss program', 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australia/New Zealand Obesity Society: Meeting Proceedings & Abstract Book (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2009 Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Callister RJ, Morgan PJ, 'Validity of self-reported energy intake from a web-based food diary before and after a web-based weight loss program', 7th International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM7): Program and Abstracts (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Robert Callister, Clare Collins
2009 Hutchesson MJ, Callister R, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, 'Under-reporting of energy intake among overweight women using a web-based food diary', Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism (2009) [E3]
DOI 10.1159/000248277
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Robin Callister
2009 Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Morgan PJ, 'Predictors of retention rates in a 12-week commerical web-based weight loss program', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2009 Wolfenden L, Hutchesson MJ, Farrell L, Lecathelinais LC, Sutherland RL, Bell C, et al., 'Physical activity policies and practices in childcare centres: A population based study', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (2009) [E3]
Co-authors John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden
2008 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Jones PR, Collins CE, 'Effectiveness of web-based interventions in achieving weight loss and weight maintenance', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2008 Davies LJ, Sutherland R, Hutchesson MJ, Duncanson K, Bell AC, Finch M, 'Mid-intervention impact of strategies to improve nutrition in children's services', Proceedings of the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress 2008 (2008) [E3]
2008 Hutchesson MJ, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Who enrols in a commercially available web-based weight loss program?', Proceedings of the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress 2008 (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2006 Collins CE, Warren JM, Stokes BJ, McCoy P, Hutchesson MJ, 'What do children in obesity interventions eat? - A systematic review to improve practice', Nutrition & Dietetics (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins
2005 Capra SM, Hutchesson MJ, Reeve L, Roberts N, 'The Coles 7 a-day Program: An evaluation', Dietitians Association of Australia 23rd National Conference (2005) [E3]
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Report (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Collins CE, Hutchesson MJ, Palmer MA, MacDonald-Wicks LK, Williams LT, Baines SK, et al., 'DAA Best Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults; Report to inform the 2011 revision of the 2005 guidelines', Dieticians Association of Australia, 173 (2012) [R1]
Co-authors Lauren Williams, Alexis Hure, Tracy Burrows, Surinder Baines, Clare Collins, Lesley Wicks
2011 Probst Y, Ralston R, Riley M, Sutherland RL, Truby H, Walker K, et al., 'A review of the evidence to address targeted questions to inform the revision of the Australian Dietary Guidelines', National Health and Medical Research Council, 1078 (2011) [R1]
Co-authors Lauren Williams, Alexis Hure, Lesley Wicks, Amanda Patterson, Surinder Baines, Tracy Burrows, Clare Collins
2005 Neeve M, Collins C, Watson J, McCoy P, Burrows T, 'Assessing eating habits in children & adolescents ; a review of valid and reliable tools', ACAORN (2005) [R1]
2005 Watson J, Collins C, Burrows T, McCoy P, Neeve M, 'Issues in measuring dietary intakes of children and adolescents', ACAORN (2005) [R1]
Co-authors Clare Collins
2005 Neeve M, Collins C, Watson J, McCoy P, Burrows T, 'A review of dietary intake studies in children and adolescents in Australia', ACAORN (2005) [R1]
Co-authors Clare Collins
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 16
Total funding $912,817

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20162 grants / $594,755

Efficacy and cost effectiveness of varying levels of technology-delivered personalised feedback on dietary patterns in motivating young Australian adults to improve diet quality and eating habits: The$592,755

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Professor Helen Truby, Professor John Attia, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Professor Robin Callister, Dr Leanne Hides, Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran
Scheme Targeted Call for Research - Preventing Obesity in 18-24 year olds
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1500925
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Research and Innovation Excellence$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Award for Research and Innovation Excellence
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1501444
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20154 grants / $42,000

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 Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401192
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

ISBNPA 2015 Annual Meeting (International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity), Edinburgh Scotland, 3-6 June 2015$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 Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500524
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20145 grants / $203,326

A randomised controlled trial to determine the efficacy of a translatable eHealth weight loss intervention for young women. Does it reduce Cardiovscular disease risk?$150,000

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300667
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

What studies have been undertaken examining vegetable juice and health welbeing$28,326

Funding body: Campbell Arnott's

Funding body Campbell Arnott's
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400556
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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

Be Positive Be Healthe Randomised Controlled Trial$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400053
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $11,145

Feasibility, acceptability and preliminary efficacy of HealtheMe: A weight loss program for young women$9,913

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300043
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Dietitians Association of Australia 30th National Conference, National Convention Centre, Canberra, 23 - 25 May 2013$1,232

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300540
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $27,500

Development and evaluation of an eHealth weight loss intervention for young overweight women$27,500

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Research Higher Degree Support Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1200013
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20111 grants / $25,000

NL11009 Updated literature review on nuts: The Newcastle Report$25,000

Funding body: Horticulture Australia Limited

Funding body Horticulture Australia Limited
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Research Consultancy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101124
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

20101 grants / $9,091

Preliminary work to revise the DAA Best Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults$9,091

Funding body: Dietitians Association of Australia

Funding body Dietitians Association of Australia
Project Team Professor Clare Collins, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams, Associate Professor Surinder Baines, Doctor Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, Doctor Tracy Burrows, Doctor Alexis Hure, Doctor Melinda Hutchesson
Scheme Project Consultancy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1001022
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed1
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.05

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Development and Evaluation of a Multi-Behaviour Lifestyle Intervention for University Students
PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal 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 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

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Fruit and Vegetable Intake and Skin Colour Amongst Young Australian Women
PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 47
United States 10
United Kingdom 9
Switzerland 2
Austria 1
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News

Be healthe Be positive

‘Healthe’ approach to weight loss

March 19, 2015

Young women looking for inspiration to achieve a healthy weight have the opportunity to enrol in a targeted program soon to be trialled by nutrition researchers at the University of Newcastle.

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.

Fruit and Vegies

The power of fruit and vegies

October 16, 2013

Can increasing your fruit and vegetable intake improve your skin colour and appearance? A University of Newcastle study is searching for the answer with the hope it could be a powerful motivator to encourage people to eat healthier.

Dr Melinda Hutchesson

Position

Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nutrition and Dietetics

Contact Details

Email melinda.hutchesson@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5405

Office

Room HC54
Building Hunter Building
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