Dr Lee Ashton

Dr Lee Ashton

Project Manager

School of Health Sciences

Career Summary

Biography

Dr. Ashton is a post-doctoral researcher at the Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition and the School of Health Sciences. He was awarded his PhD from the University of Newcastle in March 2017. He also completed a Master of Science in Nutrition, Obesity & Health at the University of Leeds (UK) in 2011 and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sport and Exercise Science at Leeds Beckett University (UK) in 2010.

Dr. Ashton's research focuses on the development and evaluation of user-driven, gender-tailored healthy lifestyle programs using innovative technologies to improve physical activity, eating habits and well-being in young adult men. Dr Ashton is creating a research profile in chronic disease prevention, masculinities and men’s health (particularly young men), eHealth, participatory research and health behaviour change interventions.

Research Expertise

  • Developing and testing participatory based healthy lifestyle interventions for young men (aged 18-25).
  • Conducting randomised controlled trials of public health interventions.
  • Designing and testing eHealth interventions in young adults
  • Examining the utility of Behaviour Change Techniques to explain and predict behaviours and other health outcomes.
  • Conducting systematic reviews of the effectiveness of health behaviour change interventions in young men
  • Undertaking Qualitative (i.e.,focus groups) and quantitative research (i.e., surveys) to inform intervention design.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Leeds - UK
  • Master of Science, University of Leeds - UK

Keywords

  • Men's Health
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Participatory research
  • Physical activity
  • Systematic review

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111199 Nutrition and Dietetics not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2015 - 30/06/2016 Project Sub-committee Member Young and Well Co-operative Research Centre
Australia
1/09/2014 - 30/06/2016 Volunteer - Youth Brains Trust Member Young and Well Co-operative Research Centre
Australia
28/01/2013 - 14/10/2016 Casual Research Assistant PRC in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle
Australia
2/05/2011 - 21/12/2012 Research Assistant Clinical Trial Research Unit - University of Leeds
United Kingdom

Awards

Award

Year Award
2017 International Award for Best Student Oral Presentation
International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity
2015 Student Travel Grant
Nutrition Society Australia
2015 Best RHD publication (Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition)
The University of Newcastle
2014 Runner-up in the University of Newcastle 3-Minute Thesis competition ($1000 prize) [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mO9z8x6mRI]
The University of Newcastle
2014 Best RhD Confirmation (School of Health Sciences)
The University of Newcastle
2011 National Alpro Foundation Award for best MSc Thesis in the UK
Alpro Foundation

Professional

Year Award
2018 Travel grant to attend ‘Science at the shine dome conference’ in Canberra, Australia ($1000 AUD) - Australian Academy of Science
Australian Academy of Science
2018 Science and Industry Endowment Fund and Australian Academy of Science (SIEF-AAS) Fellowships to the Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting in Germany - Australian Academy of Science
Australian Academy of Science

Scholarship

Year Award
2014 Greaves Family Postgraduate Scholarship in Medical Research
Hunter Medical Resarch Institute (HMRI) Public Health Program
2013 Felicity Thompson Rainbow Foundation top-up scholarship
Hunter Medical Research Institute
2013 University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
The University of Newcastle
2013 University of Newcastle Research Scholarship Central
University of Newcastle

Invitations

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2017 Pint of Science - 'Fake News in Diet and Health'
2017 'Weight loss strategies in young men'
Presented as part of the Nutrition and Dietetics Research day at the University of Newcastle, Department of Rural Health, Tamworth
2016 A brief guide to conducting Scoping Reviews

Invited by: The University of Newcastle - The School of Health Sciences

http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/faculties-and-schools/faculty-of-health-and-medicine/resources/for-students

2015 Can young men change their lifestyle? A novel way to improve health
Invited to present at the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Centre for Men’s Health, Leeds Beckett University, UK. June 2nd 2015. 
2015 Development of a gender-tailored healthy lifestyle program specifically for young adult men (aged 18-25 years)
Invited to present at MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Science Unit, University of Glasgow, UK 9th June, 2015

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
HUBS2503 Clinical Exercise Physiology
The University of Newcastle - School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Tutor 28/02/2017 - 24/05/2017
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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
2018 Ashton LM, Pezdirc KB, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo ME, Collins CE, 'Is skin coloration measured by reflectance spectroscopy related to intake of nutrient-dense foods? A cross-sectional evaluation in Australian young adults', Nutrients, 10 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu10010011
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Kristine Pezdirc, Megan Rollo, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2018 Shrewsbury VA, Burrows T, Ho M, Jensen M, Garnett SP, Stewart L, et al., 'Update of the best practice dietetic management of overweight and obese children and adolescents: a systematic review protocol.', JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports, 16 1495-1502 (2018)
DOI 10.11124/jbisrir-2017-003603
Co-authors Li K Chai, Clare Collins, Tracy Burrows, Megan Jensen
2018 Whatnall MC, Patterson AJ, Ashton LM, Hutchesson MJ, 'Effectiveness of brief nutrition interventions on dietary behaviours in adults: A systematic review', Appetite, 120 335-347 (2018) [C1]

© 2017 Brief interventions are effective in improving health behaviours including alcohol intake, however the effectiveness of brief interventions targeting nutrition outcomes has... [more]

© 2017 Brief interventions are effective in improving health behaviours including alcohol intake, however the effectiveness of brief interventions targeting nutrition outcomes has not been determined. The aim of this systematic review was to determine the effectiveness of brief nutrition interventions in adults. Seven databases were searched for RCT/pseudo RCT studies published in English to April 2016, and evaluating brief interventions (i.e. single point of contact) designed to promote change in eating behaviours in healthy adults (=18 years). Of 4849 articles identified, 45 studies met inclusion criteria. Most studies targeted fruit and/or vegetable intake (n = 21) or fat intake (n = 10), and few targeted diet quality (n = 2). Median follow-up was 3.5 months, with few studies (n = 4) measuring longer-term outcomes (=12 months). Studies aimed to determine whether a brief intervention was more effective than another brief intervention (n = 30), and/or more effective than no intervention (n = 20), with 17 and 11 studies, respectively, reporting findings to that effect. Interventions providing education plus tailored or instructional components (e.g. feedback) were more effective than education alone or non-tailored advice. This review suggests that brief interventions, which are tailored and instructional, can improve short-term dietary behaviours, however evidence for longer-term behaviour change maintenance is limited.

DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2017.09.017
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Amanda Patterson, Melinda Hutchesson, Megan Whatnall Uon
2018 Hutchesson M, Callister R, Morgan P, Pranata I, Clarke E, Skinner G, et al., 'A Targeted and Tailored eHealth Weight Loss Program for Young Women: The Be Positive Be Healthe Randomized Controlled Trial', Healthcare, 6 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/healthcare6020039
Co-authors Erin Clarke Uon, Robin Callister, Ilung Pranata, Megan Whatnall Uon, Melinda Hutchesson, Geoff Skinner, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Christopher Oldmeadow
2018 Ashton L, Williams R, Wood L, Schumacher T, Burrows T, Rollo M, et al., 'The comparative validity of a brief diet screening tool for adults: The Fruit And Vegetable VAriety index (FAVVA)', Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, (2018)

© 2018 European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Background & aims: A brief assessment tool on frequency and variety of fruit and vegetable intake could provide a... [more]

© 2018 European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism Background & aims: A brief assessment tool on frequency and variety of fruit and vegetable intake could provide a cost-effective and sustainable approach to improving diet. The primary aim was to evaluate the comparative validity of a brief index of Fruit And Vegetable VAriety (FAVVA) relative to food and nutrient intakes derived from a comprehensive food frequency questionnaire (FFQ). The secondary aim was to evaluate the FAVVA index in relation to fasting plasma carotenoid concentrations. Methods: Dietary intakes and fasting plasma carotenoid concentrations of 99 overweight and obese adults (49.5% female; 44.6 ± 9.9 years) were assessed at baseline and 3-months. Food and nutrient intakes were assessed using the Australian Eating Survey (AES) FFQ. The FAVVA index was derived from a sub-set of 35 AES questions related to fruit and vegetable intake frequency and variety. Associations were assessed using Spearman's correlation coefficients and linear regression analysis, and agreement using weighted kappa (Kw). Results: Total FAVVA score demonstrated moderate to strong, significant (all p < 0.01) correlations with total daily intakes of vegetables (r = 0.75), vitamin C (r = 0.71), fruit (r = 0.66), vitamin A (r = 0.49), fibre (r = 0.49), potassium (r = 0.46), magnesium (r = 0.39), iron (r = 0.26), riboflavin (r = 0.24), calcium (r = 0.23), zinc (r = 0.20) and niacin equivalent (r = 0.20). These associations remained significant in the adjusted regression analyses and agreement testing. Total FAVVA was significantly correlated with plasma carotenoid concentrations (µg/dL) of a¿carotene (r = 0.22, p < 0.01), ß¿carotene (r = 0.26, p < 0.001), ß¿cryptoxanthin (r = 0.22, p < 0.01) and total carotenoids (r = 0.18, p < 0.05). The associations with a¿carotene (ß = 0.09, p < 0.001), ß¿carotene (ß = 0.42, p < 0.05) and total plasma carotenoids (ß = 0.85, p < 0.05) remained significant in the adjusted regression analyses and for agreement testing. Conclusions: FAVVA is suitable as a brief tool to rank frequency and variety of fruit and vegetable intake.

DOI 10.1016/j.clnesp.2018.10.007
Co-authors Robin Callister, Tracy Burrows, Tracy Schumacher, Megan Rollo, Kristine Pezdirc, Clare Collins
2017 Ashton LM, Morgan PJ, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo ME, Collins CE, 'Young Men¿s Preferences for Design and Delivery of Physical Activity and Nutrition Interventions: A Mixed-Methods Study', American Journal of Men's Health, 11 1588-1599 (2017) [C1]

© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. Young adult men are under-represented in health research, and little is known about how to reach and engage them in lifestyle interventions. This mix... [more]

© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. Young adult men are under-represented in health research, and little is known about how to reach and engage them in lifestyle interventions. This mixed-methods study aimed to explore young males¿ preferences for recruitment strategies, content, format (delivery mode and program duration and frequency), and facilitator characteristics for future physical activity and nutrition interventions. Ten focus groups involving 61 men (aged 18¿25 years) in the Hunter region, New South Wales, Australia and an online survey distributed within Australia were completed by 282 males (aged 18¿25 years). Key focus group themes included a preference for recruitment via multiple sources, ensuring images and recruiters were relatable; intervention facilitators to be engaging and refrain from discussing negative consequences of being unhealthy. Key program content preferences included skill development and individualized goals and feedback. Focus groups and the survey confirmed a preference for multiple delivery modes, including; face-to-face (group and individual), with support using eHealth technologies. Survey results confirmed the most favored program content as: ¿healthy eating on a budget,¿ ¿quick and easy meals,¿ and ¿resistance training.¿ Focus group responses suggested a program duration of =6 months, with 2¿3 combined face-to-face and supportive eHealth sessions per week. Survey intervention duration preference was 3 months with 4 face-to-face sessions per month. Findings can guide the design, conduct, and evaluation of relevant contemporary physical activity and or nutrition interventions for young men. There is a need to identify the most effective ways to address young men¿s individual preferences in intervention research.

DOI 10.1177/1557988317714141
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Melinda Hutchesson
2017 Ashton LM, Morgan PJ, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo ME, Collins CE, 'Feasibility and preliminary efficacy of the 'HEYMAN' healthy lifestyle program for young men: a pilot randomised controlled trial', Nutrition Journal, 16 1-17 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12937-017-0227-8
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Megan Rollo, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2017 Ashton L, Williams R, Wood L, Schumacher T, Burrows T, Rollo M, et al., 'Comparison of Australian recommended food score (ARFS) and plasma carotenoid concentrations: A validation study in adults', Nutrients, 9 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu9080888
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Clare Collins, Kristine Pezdirc, Lisa Wood, Megan Rollo, Tracy Schumacher, Tracy Burrows, Robin Callister
2017 Ashton LM, Hutchesson MJ, Rollo ME, Morgan PJ, Collins CE, 'Motivators and Barriers to Engaging in Healthy Eating and Physical Activity: A Cross-Sectional Survey in Young Adult Men', American Journal of Men's Health, 11 330-343 (2017) [C1]

© 2016, © The Author(s) 2016. Many Australian young men (18-25 years) fail to meet recommendations in national dietary or physical activity (PA) guidelines. However, there is a la... [more]

© 2016, © The Author(s) 2016. Many Australian young men (18-25 years) fail to meet recommendations in national dietary or physical activity (PA) guidelines. However, there is a lack of understanding of their perspectives on PA and diet to inform intervention design. This study examined young men¿s motivators and barriers to healthy eating and PA, along with differences by demographic and behavioral factors. A cross-sectional online survey was completed by 282 men aged 18 to 25 years in Australia. Results identified the most common motivators for healthy eating included improving health (63.5%), body image (52.3%), and increasing energy (32.1%). Motivators for PA included improving body image (44.6%), fitness (44.2%), and health (41.0%). Common barriers to healthy eating were access to unhealthy foods (61.1%), time to cook/prepare healthy foods (55.0%), and motivation to cook healthy foods (50.7%). Barriers for PA included motivation (66.3%), time (57.8%), and cost of equipment/facilities (33.3%). Significant differences (p <.01) in motivators to healthy eating and/or PA were identified for BMI category, marital status, PA level, alcohol intake, and stress levels. Significant differences were identified for barriers to healthy eating and/or PA by BMI, PA level, stress, and fruit and vegetable intake, assessed using Pearson¿s chi-square test. Findings suggest that promotion of benefits related to health, appearance/body image, increased energy and fitness, and addressing key barriers including motivation, time, financial restraints, and accessibility of unhealthy foods, could engage young men in improving lifestyle behaviors. Differences by demographic and behavioral factors suggest development of tailored programs to address diversity among young men may be required.

DOI 10.1177/1557988316680936
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
2017 Oosterveen E, Tzelepis F, Ashton L, Hutchesson MJ, 'A systematic review of eHealth behavioral interventions targeting smoking, nutrition, alcohol, physical activity and/or obesity for young adults', Preventive Medicine, 99 197-206 (2017) [C1]

© 2017 A systematic review of randomized control trials (RCT) was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of eHealth behavioral interventions aiming to improve smoking rates, nut... [more]

© 2017 A systematic review of randomized control trials (RCT) was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of eHealth behavioral interventions aiming to improve smoking rates, nutrition behaviors, alcohol intake, physical activity levels and/or obesity (SNAPO) in young adults. Seven electronic databases were searched for RCTs published in English from 2000 to April 2015 and evaluating eHealth interventions aiming to change one or multiple SNAPO outcomes, and including young adult (18¿35¿years) participants. Of 2,159 articles identified, 45 studies met the inclusion criteria. Most interventions targeted alcohol (n¿=¿26), followed by smoking (n¿=¿7), physical activity (n¿=¿4), obesity (n¿=¿4) and nutrition (n¿=¿1). Three interventions targeted multiple behaviors. The eHealth interventions were most often delivered via websites (79.5%). Most studies (n¿=¿32) compared eHealth interventions to a control group (e.g. waiting list control, minimal intervention), with the majority (n¿=¿23) showing a positive effect on a SNAPO outcome at follow-up. Meta-analysis demonstrated a significantly lower mean number of drinks consumed/week in brief web or computer-based interventions compared to controls (Mean Difference -¿2.43 [-¿3.54, -¿1.32], P¿<¿0.0001, n¿=¿10). Sixteen studies compared eHealth delivery modes, with inconsistent results across target behaviors and technology types. Nine studies compared eHealth to other modes of delivery (e.g. in person) with all finding no difference in SNAPO outcomes between groups at follow-up. This review provides some evidence for the efficacy of eHealth SNAPO interventions for young adults, particularly in the short-term and for alcohol interventions. But there is insufficient evidence for their efficacy in the longer-term, as well as which mode of delivery is most effective.

DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.01.009
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Flora Tzelepis
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
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Megan Rollo, Melinda Hutchesson, Myles Young
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 - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Philip Morgan, Megan Rollo
2014 Bryant M, Ashton L, Brown J, Jebb S, Wright J, Roberts K, Nixon J, 'Systematic review to identify and appraise outcome measures used to evaluate childhood obesity treatment interventions (CoOR): evidence of purpose, application, validity, reliability and sensitivity.', Health Technol Assess, 18 1-380 (2014)
DOI 10.3310/hta18510
Citations Scopus - 10
2014 Bryant M, Ashton L, Nixon J, Jebb S, Wright J, Roberts K, Brown J, 'The use and reporting of primary and secondary outcome measures in trials evaluating childhood obesity treatment interventions', BMC Obesity, 1 (2014)

© 2014 Bryant et al. Background: Existing systematic reviews aimed at comparing effectiveness of childhood obesity treatment interventions are limited by a lack of quality in the ... [more]

© 2014 Bryant et al. Background: Existing systematic reviews aimed at comparing effectiveness of childhood obesity treatment interventions are limited by a lack of quality in the conduct and reporting of trials in this area. This study aimed to identify the number and types of primary and secondary outcomes used within trials of childhood obesity treatments and to determine the degree to which these trials correctly report their use of outcome measures. A systematic literature review was conducted to identify phase II (i.e. pilot and feasibility studies) and phase III (e.g. determining effectiveness) trials of childhood obesity treatments across 11 databases. Data were extracted from eligible manuscripts pertaining to the number and type of outcome measures used, in addition to details of citations provided for these measures. Results: 145 different outcome measures were reported to be used within 200 identified eligible trial manuscripts. Citations were provided to indicate the provenance for 417 measures, but only 13% of these were correctly linked to papers describing the development and/or evaluation of measures. Conclusions: This study identified inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the use and reporting of outcome measures used by eligible trials. Researchers in this area are urged to consider guidelines such as CONSORT and the National Obesity Observatory Standard Evaluation Framework in the design and reporting of future trials.

DOI 10.1186/s40608-014-0025-1
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]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-14-957
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Melinda Hutchesson, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
2014 Bryant M, Ashton L, Nixon J, Jebb S, Wright J, Roberts K, Brown J, 'Framework of outcome measures recommended for use in the evaluation of childhood obesity treatment interventions: the CoOR framework', PEDIATRIC OBESITY, 9 e116-e131 (2014)
DOI 10.1111/j.2047-6310.2014.220.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
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Conference (9 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Aguiar E, Ashton L, Collins C, Whatnall M, Pezdirc K, Williams R, Hutchesson M, 'What are the characteristics of a successful intervention in young adults? - Results from a systematic review', ISBNPA 2018 Abstract Book, Hong Kong (2018)
Co-authors Clare Collins, Megan Whatnall Uon, Melinda Hutchesson
2018 Ashton L, Whatnall M, Morgan P, Rollo M, Collins C, Hutchesson M, 'Process evaluation of two targeted healthy lifestyle programs for either young men (The HEYMAN study) or young women (Be Positive Be Healthe) ¿ what works and what doesn¿t?', ISBNPA 2018 Abstract Book, Hong Kong (2018)
Co-authors Megan Whatnall Uon, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Megan Rollo
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, Newcastle, Australia (2016)
Co-authors Erin Clarke Uon, Christopher Oldmeadow, Megan Whatnall Uon, Clare Collins, Robin Callister, Ilung Pranata, Melinda Hutchesson, Philip Morgan, Geoff Skinner
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', Edinburgh, UK (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
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/, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Melinda Hutchesson, Flora Tzelepis
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.', Melbourne, Australia (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Melinda Hutchesson, Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
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', Wellington, New Zealand (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Megan Rollo, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Melinda Hutchesson
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, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2014)
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Megan Rollo
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, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Melinda Hutchesson, Ron Plotnikoff, Robin Callister, Megan Rollo, Myles Young
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 6
Total funding $73,512

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Highlighted grants and funding

Hunter Medical Research Institute Project grant for Male depression $25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
Project Team

Prof Clare Collins, Dr Frances Kay-Lambkin, Dr Melinda Hutchesson, Prof Philip Morgan, Dr Megan Rollo, Prof Robin Callister, Dr Geoffrey Skinner, Dr Shamus Smith, Dr Lee Ashton

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Hunter Medical Research Institute Greaves Family Postgraduate Scholarship in Medical Research 2014-15$35,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
Project Team

Lee Ashton

Scheme Greaves family postgraduate scholarship in medical research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20174 grants / $13,512

School of Health Sciences 2017 Strategic Pilot Grant$4,095

Funding body: The University of Newcastle - The School of Health Sciences

Funding body The University of Newcastle - The School of Health Sciences
Project Team

Dr Lee Ashton, Dr Rebecca Williams, Dr Kristine Pezdirc, Dr Melinda Hutchesson, Prof Clare Collins

Scheme Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

School of Health Sciences 2017 Strategic Pilot Grant$4,000

Funding body: The University of Newcastle - The School of Health Sciences

Funding body The University of Newcastle - The School of Health Sciences
Project Team

Dr Kristine Pezdirc, Dr Lee Ashton, Dr Melinda Hutchesson, Prof Clare Collins

Scheme Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

School of Health Sciences 2017 Strategic Pilot Grant$3,917

Funding body: The University of Newcastle - The School of Health Sciences

Funding body The University of Newcastle - The School of Health Sciences
Project Team

Dr Rebecca Williams, Dr Lee Ashton, Dr Megan Rollo, Prof Clare Collins

Scheme Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Faculty of Health and Medicine Strategic ECR Pilot Grant $1,500

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

Funding body The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team

Dr Rebecca Williams, Dr Lee Ashton, Prof Jennifer Martin

Scheme Strategic ECR Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20151 grants / $25,000

Hunter Medical Research Institute Project grant for Male depression $25,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
Project Team

Prof Clare Collins, Dr Frances Kay-Lambkin, Dr Melinda Hutchesson, Prof Philip Morgan, Dr Megan Rollo, Prof Robin Callister, Dr Geoffrey Skinner, Dr Shamus Smith, Dr Lee Ashton

Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20141 grants / $35,000

Hunter Medical Research Institute Greaves Family Postgraduate Scholarship in Medical Research 2014-15$35,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI)
Project Team

Lee Ashton

Scheme Greaves family postgraduate scholarship in medical research
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 Masters Explaining the Gender-based disparity in Health: An Insight into Contributors of Morbidity and Mortality in Men M Philosophy (Nutrition&Diet), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Exploring Gender Differences in Young Adult's Response to Technology Delivered Nutrition Interventions PhD (Nutrition & Dietetics), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

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Country Count of Publications
Australia 15
United Kingdom 4
Switzerland 1
Hong Kong 1
Netherlands 1
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News

Young scientist recognised as emerging researcher

February 28, 2018

Emerging postdoctoral researcher, Dr Lee Ashton, has been selected to attend the highly prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting being held in Germany this June.

Linking young adults to healthy eating habits

February 7, 2018

The University of Newcastle has received funding from nib foundation to develop an innovative web platform that will deliver personalised nutrition advice.

HEYMAN, it’s a tailored lifestyle study for young men

March 17, 2016

They asked for it, they informed the program design, and a group of men aged 18-25 are about to receive a University of Newcastle (UON) intervention firmly

Dr Lee Ashton

Position

Project Manager
PRC Physical Activity and Nutrition
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email lee.ashton@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4913 8034
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Office

Room ATC205
Building ATC Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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