Miss Beatrice Murawski

Miss Beatrice Murawski

Research student

Career Summary

Biography

Originally from Germany, Beatrice holds degrees from the University of Plymouth in England, UK (BSc Sport Performance & Coaching) and Lund University in Sweden (MSc Medical Sciences with specialisation in Sport & Exercise Psychology). In 2015, she began her PhD journey, supervised by Associate Prof Mitch Duncan and Prof Ron Plotnikoff.

 

Her research and professional focus have now shifted from top level sports performance to a public health context, where she draws on concepts from health psychology and behavioural medicine to target multiple health and lifestyle behaviours in the general adult population. A substantial proportion of Beatrice’s PhD studies is concerned with the sleep health of adults without clinical sleep disorders and the behavioural self-regulation strategies needed to improve sleep health. Poor sleep health has been recognised as a public health concern that is of a magnitude comparable to that of physical inactivity and poor diet.  

 

Delivering the latest in science using a technology-based approach (e.g., smartphone app), she has recently completed a nationwide clinical trial that aimed to improve physical activity levels and sleep health in Australian adults. Reductions in the high prevalence of physical inactivity and poor sleep health will support the global battle against chronic disease and Beatrice is hoping to show how a diverse population group can be catered for effectively using an approach that is personalised, yet widely accessible.

 

Career Statement:

Wherever my career path will take me, I hope I will always be able to help people be their best (healthiest) self, through personal choices day in day out. To make this easier for as many people as possible, I’d like to also explore how our social and physical environment can be better optimised and utilised to support global, national and local health priorities.”


Keywords

  • Behaviour Change
  • Behavioural Science
  • Physical Activity
  • Public Health
  • Sleep Health
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • m-health and e-health studies

Languages

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

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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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 (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
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', Annals of behavioral medicine : a publication of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, 54 470-483 (2020) [C1]

© Society of Behavioral Medicine 2020. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com. BACKGROUND: Poor sleep health is highly prevalent. Physic... [more]

© Society of Behavioral Medicine 2020. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com. BACKGROUND: Poor sleep health is highly prevalent. Physical activity is known to improve sleep quality but not specifically targeted in sleep interventions. PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of a combined physical activity and sleep intervention with a sleep-only intervention and a wait-list control, for improving sleep quality in middle-aged adults without a diagnosed sleep disorder. METHODS: Three-arm randomized controlled trial (Physical Activity and Sleep Health (PAS), Sleep Health Only (SO), Wait-list Control (CON) groups; 3-month primary time-point, 6-month follow-up) of 275 (PAS = 110, SO = 110, CON = 55) inactive adults (40-65 years) reporting poor sleep quality. The main intervention component was a smartphone/tablet "app" to aid goal setting and self-monitoring physical activity and/or sleep hygiene behaviors (including stress management), and a pedometer for PAS group. Primary outcome was Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) global score. Secondary outcomes included several self-reported physical activity measures and PSQI subcomponents. Group differences were examined stepwise, first between pooled intervention (PI = PAS + SO) and CON groups, then between PAS and SO groups. RESULTS: Compared with CON, PI groups significantly improved PSQI global and subcomponents scores at 3 and 6 months. There were no differences in sleep quality between PAS and SO groups. The PAS group reported significantly less daily sitting time at 3 months and was significantly more likely to report =2 days/week resistance training and meeting physical activity guidelines at 6 months than the SO group. CONCLUSIONS: PIs had statistically significantly improved sleep quality among middle-aged adults with poor sleep quality without a diagnosed sleep disorder. The adjunctive physical activity intervention did not additionally improve sleep quality. CLINICAL TRIAL INFORMATION: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trial Registry: ACTRN12617000680369; Universal Trial number: U1111-1194-2680; Human Research Ethics Committee, Blinded by request of journal: H-2016-0267.

DOI 10.1093/abm/kaz064
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Beatrice Murawski, Liz Holliday, Mitch Duncan, Ron Plotnikoff
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 Ron Plotnikoff, Mitch Duncan, David Lubans, Beatrice Murawski
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 Tamara Bucher, Kerith Duncanson, Beatrice Murawski
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 - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Mitch Duncan, Beatrice Murawski
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, 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 - 5Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Ron Plotnikoff, Beatrice Murawski, Christopher Oldmeadow, Mitch Duncan
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
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 Beatrice Murawski, Mitch Duncan, 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 - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Michael Hensley, Liz Holliday, Ron Plotnikoff, Tracy Burrows, Beatrice Murawski, Clare Collins, Mitch Duncan, Philip Morgan
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 - 25Web of Science - 21
Co-authors David Lubans, Ron Plotnikoff, Beatrice Murawski, Mitch Duncan
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 - 4Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Beatrice Murawski, Kerith Duncanson, Tamara Bucher
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, 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, 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
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Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Bucher T, Duncanson K, Murawski B, van der Horst K, Labbe D, 'Consumer understanding, perception and interpretation of serving size information on food labels: A scoping review', Verona, Italy (2018)
Co-authors Tamara Bucher, Kerith Duncanson
2018 Bucher T, Ducnanson K, Murawski B, van der Horst K, Labbe D, 'How do consumers understand and interpret the serving size information on food labels', Hong Kong (2018)
Co-authors Tamara Bucher
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Miss Beatrice Murawski

Contact Details

Email beatrice.murawski@uon.edu.au
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