Dr Beatrice Murawski

Dr Beatrice Murawski

Research Assistant

School of Medicine and Public Health

Career Summary

Biography

Originally from Germany, Beatrice has earned BSc and MSc degrees from the University of Plymouth in England, UK and Lund University in Sweden. In 2019, she graduated from the University of Newcastle, Australia with a PhD in Behavioural Sciences.

Beatrice’s PhD research was focused on improving the physical activity levels and sleep health of Australian adults using a technology-based approach. Reductions in the high prevalence of physical inactivity and poor sleep health in adults will support the global battle against chronic disease, and this requires targeted health promotion.

Beatrice is determined to bring more health promotion initiatives to those who need it the most. She is hoping to trial a whole system approach to facilitate positive changes in health behaviour for optimal health and well-being in the adult population.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Behavioural Science, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Medical Science, Lund University - Sweden

Keywords

  • Behaviour change
  • Behavioural Science
  • Health promotion
  • Physical activity
  • Public health
  • Sleep Health

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • French (Working)
  • Spanish (Working)
  • Swedish (Working)
  • German (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111712 Health Promotion 100
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Nathan N, Murawski B, Hope K, Young S, Sutherland R, Hodder R, et al., 'The Efficacy of Workplace Interventions on Improving the Dietary, Physical Activity and Sleep Behaviours of School and Childcare Staff: A Systematic Review.', Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17 (2020)
DOI 10.3390/ijerph17144998
Co-authors Serene Yoong, Luke Wolfenden, Kathryn L Reilly, Rebecca Hodder, Flora Tzelepis, Nicole Nathan, Rachel Sutherland
2020 Rayward AT, Murawski B, Duncan MJ, Holliday EG, Vandelanotte C, Brown WJ, Plotnikoff RC, 'Efficacy of an m-Health Physical Activity and Sleep Intervention to Improve Sleep Quality in Middle-Aged Adults: The Refresh Study Randomized Controlled Trial.', Ann Behav Med, 54 470-483 (2020)
DOI 10.1093/abm/kaz064
Co-authors Liz Holliday, Mitch Duncan, Ron Plotnikoff, Beatrice Murawski Uon
2020 Murawski B, Plotnikoff RC, Lubans DR, Rayward AT, Brown WJ, Vandelanotte C, Duncan MJ, 'Examining mediators of intervention efficacy in a randomised controlled m-health trial to improve physical activity and sleep health in adults.', Psychol Health, 1-22 (2020)
DOI 10.1080/08870446.2020.1756288
Co-authors David Lubans, Beatrice Murawski Uon, Mitch Duncan, Ron Plotnikoff
2019 Duncan M, Oftedal S, Rebar A, Murawski B, Short C, Rayward A, Vandelanotte C, 'Patterns of physical activity, sitting time and sleep in Australian adults: a latent class analysis', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 22 S56-S56 (2019)
DOI 10.1016/j.jsams.2019.08.250
2019 Van der Horst K, Bucher T, Duncanson K, Murawski B, Labbe D, 'Consumer Understanding, Perception and Interpretation of Serving Size Information on Food Labels: A Scoping Review', Nutrients, 11 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu11092189
Co-authors Beatrice Murawski Uon, Kerith Duncanson, Tamara Bucher
2019 Gordon S, Vandelanotte C, Rayward AT, Murawski B, Duncan MJ, 'Sociodemographic and behavioral correlates of insufficient sleep in Australian adults', SLEEP HEALTH, 5 12-17 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.sleh.2018.06.002
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Beatrice Murawski Uon, Mitch Duncan
2019 Oftedal S, Burrows T, Fenton S, Murawski B, Rayward AB, Duncan MJ, 'Feasibility and Preliminary Efficacy of an m-Health Intervention Targeting Physical Activity, Diet, and Sleep Quality in Shift-Workers', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 16 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/ijerph16203810
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Beatrice Murawski Uon, Mitch Duncan, Tracy Burrows
2019 Murawski B, Plotnikoff RC, Rayward AT, Oldmeadow C, Vandelanotte C, Brown WJ, Duncan M, 'Efficacy of an m-health physical activity and sleep health intervention for adults: a randomized waitlist-controlled trial.', AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, 57 503-514 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2019.05.009
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Mitch Duncan, Ron Plotnikoff, Christopher Oldmeadow, Beatrice Murawski Uon
2019 Murawski B, Plotnikoff RC, Duncan MJ, 'Development and psychometric testing of an instrument to assess psychosocial determinants of sleep hygiene practice', JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, (2019)
DOI 10.1177/1359105319891524
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Mitch Duncan, Ron Plotnikoff, Beatrice Murawski Uon
2018 Rayward A, Plotnikoff R, Vandelanotte C, Brown WJ, Holliday E, Duncan MJJ, 'A randomised controlled trial to test the efficacy of an m-health delivered physical activity and sleep intervention to improve sleep quality in middle-aged adults: The Refresh Study Protocol', Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 73 36-50 (2018)
DOI 10.1016/j.cct.2018.08.007
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Mitch Duncan, Beatrice Murawski Uon, Liz Holliday, Ron Plotnikoff
2018 Duncan MJ, Brown WJ, Burrows TL, Collins CE, Fenton S, Glozier N, et al., 'Examining the efficacy of a multicomponent m-Health physical activity, diet and sleep intervention for weight loss in overweight and obese adults: randomised controlled trial protocol', BMJ OPEN, 8 (2018)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026179
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff, Tracy Burrows, Mitch Duncan, Clare Collins, Michael Hensley, Beatrice Murawski Uon, Philip Morgan, Liz Holliday
2018 Murawski B, Wade L, Plotnikoff RC, Lubans DR, Duncan MJ, 'A systematic review and meta-analysis of cognitive and behavioral interventions to improve sleep health in adults without sleep disorders', Sleep Medicine Reviews, 40 160-169 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.smrv.2017.12.003
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 19
Co-authors Mitch Duncan, Beatrice Murawski Uon, David Lubans, Ron Plotnikoff
2018 Bucher T, Murawski B, Duncanson K, Labbe D, Van der Horst K, 'The effect of the labelled serving size on consumption: A systematic review', Appetite, 128 50-57 (2018) [C1]

© 2018 Guidance for food consumption and portion control plays an important role in the global management of overweight and obesity. Carefully conceptualised serving size labellin... [more]

© 2018 Guidance for food consumption and portion control plays an important role in the global management of overweight and obesity. Carefully conceptualised serving size labelling can contribute to this guidance. However, little is known about the relationship between the information that is provided regarding serving sizes on food packages and levels of actual food consumption. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate how serving size information on food packages influences food consumption. We conducted a systematic review of the evidence published between 1980 and March 2018. Two reviewers screened titles and abstracts for relevance and assessed relevant articles for eligibility in full-text. Five studies were considered eligible for the systematic review. In three of the included studies, changes in serving size labelling resulted in positive health implications for consumers, whereby less discretionary foods were consumed, if serving sizes were smaller or if serving size information was provided alongside contextual information referring to the entire package. One study did not find significant differences between the conditions they tested and one study suggested a potentially negative impact, if the serving size was reduced. The influence of labelled serving size on consumption of non-discretionary foods remains unclear, which is partially due to the absence of studies specifically focusing on non-discretionary food groups. Studies that investigate the impact of serving size labels within the home environment and across a broad demographic cross-section are required.

DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2018.05.137
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Beatrice Murawski Uon, Tamara Bucher, Kerith Duncanson
2018 Murawski B, Plotnikoff RC, Rayward AT, Vandelanotte C, Brown WJ, Duncan MJ, 'Randomised controlled trial using a theory-based m-health intervention to improve physical activity and sleep health in adults: the Synergy Study protocol', BMJ OPEN, 8 (2018)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018997
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff, Beatrice Murawski Uon, Mitch Duncan
2017 Duncan M, Murawski B, Short CE, Rebar AL, Schoeppe S, Alley S, et al., 'Activity Trackers Implement Different Behavior Change Techniques for Activity, Sleep, and Sedentary Behaviors.', Interactive journal of medical research, 6 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/ijmr.6685
Citations Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Beatrice Murawski Uon, Mitch Duncan
2016 Duncan MJ, Vandelanotte C, Trost SG, Rebar AL, Rogers N, Burton NW, et al., 'Balanced: a randomised trial examining the efficacy of two self-monitoring methods for an app-based multi-behaviour intervention to improve physical activity, sitting and sleep in adults', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 16 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3256-x
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Mitch Duncan, Beatrice Murawski Uon
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $39,000

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20171 grants / $39,000

Review of scientific literature on the influence of portion size food labels on consumer behaviour$39,000

Funding body: Nestec Ltd

Funding body Nestec Ltd
Project Team Doctor Tamara Bucher, Doctor Beatrice Murawski
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701336
Type Of Funding C3211 - International For profit
Category 3211
UON Y
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Dr Beatrice Murawski

Position

Research Assistant
Hunter New England Population Health Research Group
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email beatrice.murawski@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 02 4924 6601
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Office

Room Room 2213
Building Booth Building
Location Wallsend Health Services, Loongworth Avenue, Wallsend

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