Miss Beatrice Murawski
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.
“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.”
- Behaviour Change
- Behavioural Science
- Physical Activity
- Public Health
- Sleep Health
- Sport and Exercise Psychology
- m-health and e-health studies
- English (Fluent)
- German (Mother)
- French (Working)
- Spanish (Working)
- Swedish (Working)
Fields of Research
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Journal article (9 outputs)
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)
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 (2019)
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)
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]
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.
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]
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Conference (2 outputs)
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)
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)