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Nuala Byrne

Head, School of Health Sciences

Building M, Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 5413 (phone)

Nuala.Byrne@utas.edu.au

Career summary

Biography

Professor Byrne graduated with a Bachelor of Human Movement Studies from the University of Queensland before completing a Master of Applied Science (Research) and PhD in the field of exercise physiology and energy metabolism at QUT. Nuala undertook a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Nutrition Sciences, Division of Physiology and Metabolism, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) before returning to Australia in 2002. She held the roles of Clinic Director and then Discipline Lead - Exercise and Movement Science in the School of Human Movement Studies (later the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences) at QUT. In her final years at QUT Nuala was the Domain Leader (Human Health and Wellbeing) in the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation. In 2014 Nuala was recruited to Bond University as Head of Program (Exercise and Sports Science) and Director of the Collaborative Research Network for Advancing Exercise and Sports Science (CRN-AESS).

Nuala is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and has held leadership roles in various professional bodies. From 2009-2011 she was President of the Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society. She has participated in various Science in Parliament and Science Meets Parliament events to communicate with media, policymakers and parliamentarians the value of science in informing solutions to national health issues. Nuala was invited to provide evidence to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing for the Inquiry into Obesity in Australia, and was a member of the NHMRC committee to develop an implementation plan for the Guidelines for the Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adults, Adolescents and Children. She has held research consultancies with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) based on her expertise in the use of stable isotopes in energy metabolism research and has regularly served on NHMRC Grant Review Panels (GRPs). She was invited to serve on the NHMRC Assigners Academy for 2016.

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Fields of Research

  • Exercise Physiology (110602)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Nutritional Physiology (111103)
  • Clinical and Sports Nutrition (111101)
  • Sports Medicine (110604)
  • Human Movement and Sports Science (110699)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (111199)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
  • Public Nutrition Intervention (111104)
  • Medical Physiology (111699)
  • Medical Biochemistry: Amino Acids and Metabolites (110101)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Community Child Health (111704)

Research Objectives

  • Nutrition (920411)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Health (929999)
  • Men's Health (920504)
  • Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) (920599)
  • Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) (920199)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Child Health (920501)
  • Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups (920503)
  • Women's Health (920507)

Publications

Total publications

46

Journal Article

(46 outputs)
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2017Hastuti J, Kagawa M, Byrne N, Hills AP, 'Determination of new anthropometric cut-off values for obesity screening in Indonesian adults', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 26, (4) pp. 650-656. ISSN 0964-7058 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.6133/apjcn.072016.09 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2017Hastuti J, Kagawa M, Byrne N, Hills AP, 'Anthropometry to assess body fat in Indonesian adults', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition ISSN 0964-7058 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Hills AP

2016Hastuti J, Kagawa M, Byrne NM, Hills AP, 'Proposal of new body composition prediction equations from bioelectrical impedance for Indonesian men', European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 70, (11) pp. 1271-1277. ISSN 0954-3007 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ejcn.2016.113 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2016Jayawardena R, Byrne NM, Soares MJ, Katulanda P, Hills AP, 'Validity of a food frequency questionnaire to assess nutritional intake among Sri Lankan adults', SpringerPlus, 5 Article 162. ISSN 2193-1801 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s40064-016-1837-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2016Kerr A, Slater GJ, Byrne N, Nana A, 'Reliability of 2 Different Positioning Protocols for Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Measurement of Body Composition in Healthy Adults', Journal of clinical densitometry, 19, (3) pp. 282-289. ISSN 1094-6950 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jocd.2015.08.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2016MacKenzie-Shalders Kl, King NA, Byrne NM, Slater GJ, 'Increasing Protein Distribution Has No Effect on Changes in Lean Mass During a Rugby Preseason', International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, 26, (1) pp. 1-7. ISSN 1526-484X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/ijsnem.2015-0040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2016Gibson AA, Seimon RV, Franklin J, Markovic TP, Byrne NM, et al., 'Fast versus slow weight loss: development process and rationale behind the dietary interventions for the TEMPO Diet Trial', Obesity science & practice, 2, (2) pp. 162-173. ISSN 2055-2238 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/osp4.48 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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2016Horner KM, Finlayson G, Byrne NM, King NA, 'Food reward in active compared to inactive men: Roles for gastric emptying and body fat', Physiology & behavior, 160 pp. 43-49. ISSN 0031-9384 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.04.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2015Hills AP, Street SJ, Byrne NM, 'Physical Activity and Health: 'What is Old is New Again'', Advances in food and nutrition research, 75 pp. 77-95. ISSN 1043-4526 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/bs.afnr.2015.06.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

Co-authors: Hills AP; Street SJ

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2015Horner KM, Byrne N, Cleghorn GJ, King NA, 'Influence of habitual physical activity on gastric emptying in healthy males and relationships with body composition and energy expenditure', The British journal of nutrition, 114, (3) pp. 489-496. ISSN 0007-1145 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0007114515002044 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

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2015Horner KM, Schubert MM, Desbrow B, Byrne NM, King NA, 'Acute exercise and gastric emptying: a meta-analysis and implications for appetite control', Sports medicine, 45, (5) pp. 659-678. ISSN 0112-1642 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s40279-014-0285-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9

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2015Dahiya R, Shultz SP, Dahiya A, Fu J, Flatley C, et al., 'Relation of reduced preclinical left ventricular diastolic function and cardiac remodeling in overweight youth to insulin resistance and inflammation', The American journal of cardiology, 115, (9) pp. 1222-8. ISSN 0002-9149 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.02.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2015Kerr A, Slater G, Byrne N, Chaseling J, 'Validation of Bioelectrical Impedance Spectroscopy to Measure Total Body Water in Resistance-Trained Males', International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, 25, (5) pp. 494-503. ISSN 1526-484X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/ijsnem.2014-0188 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2015MacKenzie-Shalders KL, Byrne NM, Slater GJ, King NA, 'The effect of a whey protein supplement dose on satiety and food intake in resistance training athletes', Appetite, 92 pp. 178-184. ISSN 0195-6663 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.05.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2015Sainsbury A, Evans JR, Wood RE, Seimon RV, King NA, et al., 'Effect of a 4-week weight maintenance diet on circulating hormone levels: implications for clinical weight loss trials', Clinical obesity, 5, (2) pp. 79-86. ISSN 1758-8103 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/cob.12086 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2015Seimon RV, Roekenes JA, Zibellini J, Zhu B, Gibson AA, et al., 'Do intermittent diets provide physiological benefits over continuous diets for weight loss? A systematic review of clinical trials', Molecular and cellular endocrinology, 418, (Part 2) pp. 153-172. ISSN 0303-7207 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.mce.2015.09.014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2015Shultz S, Dahiya R, Leong GM, Rowlands DS, Hills AP, et al., 'Muscular strength, aerobic capacity, and adipocytokines in obese youth after resistance training: A pilot study', The Australasian medical journal, 8, (4) pp. 113-120. ISSN 1836-1935 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4066/AMJ.2015.2293 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2015Todd AS, Street SJ, Ziviani J, Byrne NM, Hills AP, 'Overweight and Obese Adolescent Girls: The Importance of Promoting Sensible Eating and Activity Behaviors from the Start of the Adolescent Period', International journal of environmental research and public health, 12, (2) pp. 2306-29. ISSN 1660-4601 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph120202306 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Street SJ; Hills AP

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2015Webborn N, Williams A, McNamee M, Bouchard C, Pitsiladis Y, et al., 'Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for predicting sports performance and talent identification: Consensus statement', British journal of sports medicine, 49, (23) pp. 1486-1491. ISSN 0306-3674 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2015-095343 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 18

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2015Ipavec-Levasseur S, Croci I, Choquette S, Byrne N, Cowin G, et al., 'Effect of 1-h moderate-intensity aerobic exercise on intramyocellular lipids in obese men before and after a lifestyle intervention', Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquée, nutrition et métabolisme, 40, (12) pp. 1262-1268. ISSN 1715-5312 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2015-0258 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2014Alkahtani SA, Byrne NM, Hills AP, King NA, 'Acute interval exercise intensity does not affect appetite and nutrient preferences in overweight and obese males', Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, 23, (2) pp. 232-238. ISSN 0964-7058 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.6133/apjcn.2014.23.2.07 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2014Alkahtani SA, Byrne NM, Hills AP, King NA, 'Interval training intensity affects energy intake compensation in obese men', International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism, 24, (6) pp. 595-604. ISSN 1526-484X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/ijsnem.2013-0032 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2014Croci I, Borrani F, Byrne NM, Wood RE, Hickman IJ, et al., 'Reproducibility of Fatmax and fat oxidation rates during exercise in recreationally trained males', PloS one, 9, (6) Article e97930. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097930 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

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2014Croci I, Hickman IJ, Wood RE, Borrani F, Macdonald GA, et al., 'Fat oxidation over a range of exercise intensities: fitness versus fatness', Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism, 39, (12) pp. 1352-1359. ISSN 1715-5312 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1139/apnm-2014-0144 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

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2014Hills AP, Mokhtar N, Brownie S, Byrne NM, 'Childhood obesity in Asia: the value of accurate body composition methodology', Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, 23, (3) pp. 339-43. ISSN 0964-7058 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.6133/apjcn.2014.23.3.07 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2014Hills AP, Mokhtar N, Byrne NM, 'Assessment of Physical Activity and Energy Expenditure: An Overview of Objective Measures', Frontiers in nutrition, 1, (5) pp. 1-16. ISSN 2296-861X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fnut.2014.00005 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2014Horner KM, Byrne NM, Cleghorn GJ, King NA, 'Reproducibility of gastric emptying in overweight and obese males', Clinical Nutrition, 33, (4) pp. 684-688. ISSN 0261-5614 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.clnu.2013.09.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 2

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2014Jayawardena R, Byrne NM, Soares MJ, Katulanda P, Hills AP, 'Body weight perception and weight loss practices among Sri Lankan adults', Obesity research & clinical practice, 8, (2) pp. e192-200. ISSN 1871-403X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.orcp.2013.05.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2014Jayawardena R, Thennakoon S, Byrne NM, Soares M, Katulanda P, et al., 'Energy and nutrient intakes among Sri Lankan adults', International Archives of Medicine, 7 pp. 1-11. ISSN 1755-7682 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1755-7682-7-34 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2014Kulkarni B, Hills AP, Byrne NM, 'Nutritional influences over the life course on lean body mass of individuals in developing countries', Nutrition Reviews, 72, (3) pp. 190-204. ISSN 0029-6643 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/nure.12097 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2014Kulkarni B, Kuper H, Radhakrishna KV, Hills AP, Byrne NM, et al., 'The Association of Early Life Supplemental Nutrition With Lean Body Mass and Grip Strength in Adulthood: Evidence From APCAPS', American Journal of Epidemiology, 179, (6) pp. 700-709. ISSN 0002-9262 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwt332 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2014Kulkarni B, Kuper H, Taylor A, Wells JC, Radhakrishna KV, et al., 'Assessment of body composition in Indian adults: comparison between dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and isotope dilution technique', The British journal of nutrition, 112, (7) pp. 1147-53. ISSN 0007-1145 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0007114514001718 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2014Schutz Y, Byrne NM, Dulloo A, Hills AP, 'Energy gap in the aetiology of body weight gain and obesity: a challenging concept with a complex evaluation and pitfalls', Obesity facts, 7, (1) pp. 15-25. ISSN 1662-4025 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1159/000357846 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2014Schutz Y, Nguyen DM, Byrne NM, Hills AP, 'Effectiveness of three different walking prescription durations on total physical activity in normal- and overweight women', Obesity facts, 7, (4) pp. 264-73. ISSN 1662-4025 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1159/000365833 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2014Shultz SP, Byrne NM, Hills AP, 'Musculoskeletal Function and Obesity: Implications for Physical Activity', Current obesity reports, 3, (3) pp. 355-60. ISSN 2162-4968 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13679-014-0107-x [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2013Hills AP, Street SJ, Soan EJ, Mokhtar N, Byrne N, 'Physical Activity and Development and Obesity', Current Obesity Reports, 2, (3) pp. 261-266. ISSN 2162-4968 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13679-013-0060-0 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hills AP; Street SJ

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2013Alkahtani SA, King NA, Hills AP, Byrne NM, 'Effect of interval training intensity on fat oxidation, blood lactate and the rate of perceived exertion in obese men', SpringerPlus, 2 pp. 532. ISSN 2193-1801 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/2193-1801-2-532 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2013Hastuti J, Kagawa M, Byrne NM, Hills AP, 'Development and validation of anthropometric prediction equations for estimation of body fat in Indonesian men', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 22, (4) pp. 522-9. ISSN 0964-7058 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.6133/apjcn.2013.22.4.14 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2013Hickman IJ, Byrne NM, Croci I, Chachay VS, Clouston AD, et al., 'A Pilot Randomised Study of the Metabolic and Histological Effects of Exercise in Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis', Diabetes & Metabolism, 4, (8) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1878-1780 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4172/2155-6156.1000300 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2013Hills AP, Byrne NM, Lindstrom R, Hill JO, ''Small changes' to diet and physical activity behaviors for weight management', Obesity facts, 6, (3) pp. 228-38. ISSN 1662-4025 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1159/000345030 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2013Byrne NM, Hills AP, 'Biology or Behavior: Which Is the Strongest Contributor to Weight Gain?', Current Obesity Reports, 2, (1) pp. 65-76. ISSN 2162-4968 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s13679-012-0040-9 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2013Jayawardena R, Byrne NM, Soares MJ, Katulanda P, Hills AP, 'Prevalence, trends and associated socio-economic factors of obesity in South Asia', Obesity facts, 6, (5) pp. 405-14. ISSN 1662-4025 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1159/000355598 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2013Jayawardena R, Byrne NM, Soares MJ, Katulanda P, Yadav B, et al., 'High dietary diversity is associated with obesity in Sri Lankan adults: an evaluation of three dietary scores', BMC Public Health, 13 Article 314. ISSN 1471-2458 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-314 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2013King NA, Horner K, Hills AP, Byrne NM, Wood RE, et al., 'The interaction between exercise, appetite, and food intake: implications for weight control', American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 7, (4) pp. 265-273. ISSN 1559-8276 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1559827613475584 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2013Kulkarni B, Kuper H, Taylor A, Wells JC, Radhakrishna KV, et al., 'Development and validation of anthropometric prediction equations for estimation of lean body mass and appendicular lean soft tissue in Indian men and women', Journal of applied physiology, 115, (8) pp. 1156-62. ISSN 8750-7587 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00777.2013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Hills AP

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2013Ruddick-Collins LC, King NA, Byrne NM, Wood RE, 'Methodological considerations for meal-induced thermogenesis: measurement duration and reproducibility', The British journal of nutrition, 110, (11) pp. 1978-1986. ISSN 0007-1145 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S000711451300145 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 6

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$2,030,769

Projects

Improving weight loss by intermittent use of very low energy diet: the TANGO diet trial (Temporary phases of accelerated weight loss for noticeably greater outcomes) (2018 - 2021)$660,735
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($660,735)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Sydney
Research Team
Sails A; Byrne N
Period
2018 - 2021
Grant Reference
APP1127737
Mixed Longitudinal/Cross-Sectional Study of Body Composition of Infants from Birth to 6 Months from Diverse Ethnic Groups in Tasmania, Australia (2017 - 2019)$393,861
Funding
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ($393,861)
Scheme
Grant-Global Challenges in Global Health
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Hills AP; Street S; Byrne N
Period
2017 - 2019
Achieving more effective weight loss with intermittent energy restriction (MATADOR2) - Biochemical Analyses (2014 - 2016)$976,173
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($976,173)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
Bond University
Research Team
Byrne N; Hills AP; Sainsbury-Salis A; King N; Hickman I
Period
2014 - 2016
Grant Reference
APP1030705