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Andrew Hills

Associate Dean, Global
Professor of Sports and Exercise Science

Room 114 , Building C

+61 3 6324 5452 (phone)

Andrew.Hills@utas.edu.au

Professor Hills is a world-leading clinician, researcher and advocate in public health, having primary interests in physical activity and health, particularly the prevention and management of obesity and related conditions. He is currently Associate Dean, Global and Professor of Sports and Exercise Science in the School of Health Sciences, College of Health and Medicine.

Biography

Professor Hills joined the University of Tasmania in April 2016 as Professor of Sports and Exercise Science in the School of Health Sciences at Newnham. Previously he was Professor of Allied Health Research at Mater Mothers’ Hospital in Brisbane and Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland’s Mater Research Institute from 2011. From 2011-2014 he also held a conjoint professorial appointment at Griffith University.

Prior to 2011, Andrew was Professor of Energy Metabolism in the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) at Queensland University of Technology and Co-Director of the Australian Technology Network of Universities’ Centre for Metabolic Fitness, a national Centre devoted to understanding the lifestyle implications of obesity and related conditions.

Professor Hills is a former Co-Director of the Australasian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACAORN) and a former Secretary, Vice-President and President of the Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS). He has made major global contributions in the field of obesity, including the assessment of body composition and energy expenditure. Andrew’s work has played an integral role in the development of safe and effective treatments for the overweight and obese, including novel nutrition and exercise approaches to weight management.

In addition to his broader contributions to the field of physical activity and health plus exercise and obesity, Professor Hills has a passion for working with mothers and young children, including the challenge of improving the health status of young women prior to conception and during pregnancy, plus the implications for longer-term maternal and child health.

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS)
  • Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), Order of Fellows
  • International Council for Physical Activity and Fitness Research (ICPAFR)

Administrative expertise

  • Deputy Dean Research, Faculty of Health, 2017
  • Director – Research Development, Faculty of Health, 2017
  • Allied Health Research Committee, Mater Health Services (MHS), Chair, 2011-2016
  • Centre for Nutrition and Exercise, Mater Research Institute – UQ, Director, 2011-2014

Teaching

Physical growth and development, functional anatomy, exercise physiology

Teaching expertise

Andrew has extensive teaching experience having taught at all year levels in the undergraduate program. He has supervised a large number of Honours, Master and PhD scholars from various academic disciplines including exercise and sports science, nutrition, physiotherapy, public health, medicine and psychology.

Research Appointments

  • Honorary Professor, Mater Research Institute – The University of Queensland, 2014-2017
  • Adjunct Professor – School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, 2011-2017
  • Honorary Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, Bond University, 2015-2017
  • International Research Collaborator, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016-2017
  • Global Diabetes Research Network for South Asians (Global-DISHA), Associated Researcher, 2017.
  • NHMRCCareer Development Fellowships Clinical Panel member, 2017
  • NHMRC Partnerships for Better Health, Partnership Projects Grant Review Panel, 2014-2016
  • Statewide Pediatric Obesity Working Group member, Queensland Health, 2012-2016
  • Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) Centre Leadership Team member, Mater Research Institute – UQ, 2011-2016
  • International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM9), Chairperson, Brisbane, Australia, September 2015

Research Invitations

  • Hills AP. (2017) Body composition assessment in children. International Growth and Development Conference, Dubai, 16-18 March (Invited Speaker) and member Scientific Program Committee.
  • Hills AP. (2017) Promoting healthy ageing: Importance of lifestyle. International Growth and Development Conference, Dubai, 16-18 March (Invited Speaker) and member Scientific Program Committee.
  • Hills AP. (2017) 1st South East Asia Public Health Nutrition Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14-17 May (Invited Speaker).
  • Hills AP. (2017) Passport to better health and education outcomes for Tasmania’s children. Peter Underwood Centre – Education Transforms Symposium 2017, Hobart, 12-15 July (Keynote Speaker).
  • Hills AP. (2017) Prevention of childhood obesity: shining a lens on the early childhood years. National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference, Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association, Gold Coast, 7-8 August (Keynote Speaker).
  • Hills AP.(2016) Effective exercise interventions for obesity and type 2 diabetes. 28th Symposium of the International Council for Physical Activity and Fitness Research, Kaunas, Lithuania, 24-27 August (Keynote Speaker).

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Expertise

  • Physical activity in the management of chronic disease
  • Prevention and management of obesity (special interest in paediatrics and maternity)
  • Exercise prescription for weight management
  • Exercise and musculoskeletal health
  • Children in sport and physical activity: physical growth and nutritional implications
  • Body composition assessment
  • Physical activity and energy expenditure assessment
  • Nutrition, weight control, exercise and body image

Research Themes

Professor Hills’ research aligns to the University’s research theme of Better Health with extensive contributions to the prevention and management of chronic disease including overweight and obesity and related conditions.

Fields of Research

  • Exercise Physiology (110602)
  • Community Child Health (111704)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Nutritional Physiology (111103)
  • Human Movement and Sports Science (110699)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (111199)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Public Nutrition Intervention (111104)
  • Preventive Medicine (111716)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Clinical and Sports Nutrition (111101)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
  • Sports Medicine (110604)
  • Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Biomechanics (110601)
  • Family Care (111707)
  • Cell Development, Proliferation and Death (060103)
  • Bioinformatics (060102)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Human Biophysics (111602)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (111701)
  • Signal Transduction (060111)
  • Social Work (160799)
  • Cell Physiology (111601)
  • Clinical Sciences (110399)
  • Rheumatology and Arthritis (110322)
  • Paediatrics (111403)
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology (111402)
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology (170114)
  • Medical Physiology (111699)
  • Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (179999)
  • Wireless Communications (100510)
  • Simulation and Modelling (080110)
  • Autonomic Nervous System (110901)
  • Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology (110299)
  • Central Nervous System (110903)
  • Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases (110904)
  • Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance) (111711)
  • Food Engineering (090802)
  • Foetal Development and Medicine (111401)
  • Food Nutritional Balance (090803)
  • Data Communications (100504)

Research Objectives

  • Child Health (920501)
  • Nutrition (920411)
  • Health (929999)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)
  • Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) (920499)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Women's Health (920507)
  • Men's Health (920504)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups (920503)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) (920599)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Digestive System Disorders (920105)
  • Rural Health (920506)
  • Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) (920199)
  • Social Structure and Health (920413)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)
  • Urogenital System and Disorders (920119)
  • Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis) (920116)
  • Mental Health Services (920209)
  • Indigenous Health (920399)
  • Army (810102)
  • Mental Health (920410)
  • Cancer and Related Disorders (920102)
  • Personnel (810109)
  • Diabetes (920104)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) (920408)
  • Nervous System and Disorders (920111)
  • Emerging Defence Technologies (810104)
  • Application Tools and System Utilities (890202)

Publications

Total publications

145

Journal Article

(142 outputs)
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2020Chen R, Malagola E, Dietrich M, Zuellig R, Tschopp O, et al., 'Akt1 signalling supports acinar proliferation and limits acinar-to-ductal metaplasia formation upon induction of acute pancreatitis', Journal of Pathology, 250 pp. 42-54. ISSN 0022-3417 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/path.5348 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Myers S; Sonda S

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2020Hills AP, Arena R, Khunti K, Yajnik CS, Jayawardena R, et al., 'Retirement village physical activity and nutrition intervention process evaluation: Informing practice', The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology Article Epub ahead of print. ISSN 2213-8587 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S2213-8587(18)30204-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26

Co-authors: Street SJ

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2020Minutillo S, Cleary M, Hills AP, Visentin D, 'Mental health considerations for international students', Issues in Mental Health Nursing pp. 1-5. ISSN 0161-2840 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2020.1716123 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Minutillo S; Cleary M; Visentin D

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2019Cleary M, Visentin DC, West S, Hills AP, Kornhaber R, 'When the Problem is Global' but the Response is Not: Inequities in Mental Health Services in Low and Middle-Income Countries', Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40, (1) pp. 83-85. ISSN 0161-2840 (2019) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/01612840.2018.1534477 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Cleary M; Visentin DC; West S; Kornhaber R

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2019Fink PW, D'Hondt E, Shultz SP, Lenoir M, Hills AP, 'Multifractal analysis differentiates postural sway in obese and nonobese children', Motor Control, 23, (2) pp. 262-271. ISSN 1087-1640 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/mc.2016-0085 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2019Hills AP, Farpour-Lambert NJ, Byrne NM, 'Precision medicine and healthy living: The importance of the built environment', Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 62, (1) pp. 34-38. ISSN 0033-0620 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pcad.2018.12.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2019Jancey J, James A, Lee A, Howat P, Hills AP, et al., 'Metabolic syndrome in rural Australia: an opportunity for primary health care', Australian Journal of Rural Health, 27, (3) pp. 210-215. ISSN 1038-5282 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajr.12500 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2019Maglagola E, Chen R, Bombardo M, Saponara E, Dentice M, et al., 'Local hyperthyroidism promotes pancreatic acinar cell proliferation during acute pancreatitis', Journal of Pathology, 248 pp. 217-229. ISSN 0022-3417 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/path.5247 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Myers S; Sonda S

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2018Arena R, McNeil A, Lavie CJ, Ozemek C, Forman D, et al., 'Assessing the value of moving more - The integral role of qualified health professionals', Current Problems in Cardiology, 43, (4) pp. 138-153. ISSN 0146-2806 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2017.07.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2018Arena R, Ozemek C, Laddu D, Campbell T, Rouleau CR, et al., 'Applying precision medicine to healthy living for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease', Current Problems in Cardiology, 43, (12) pp. 448-483. ISSN 0146-2806 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2018.06.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10

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2018Bombardo M, Chen R, Malagola E, Saponara E, Hills AP, et al., 'Inhibition of Class I histone deacetylases abrogates tumor growth factor β expression and development of fibrosis during chronic pancreatitis', Molecular pharmacology, 94, (2) pp. 793-801. ISSN 0026-895X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1124/mol.117.110924 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Sonda S

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2018Bombardo M, Malagola E, Chen R, Carta A, Seleznik GM, et al., 'Enhanced proliferation of pancreatic acinar cells in MRL/MpJ mice is driven by severe acinar injury but independent of infammation', Scientific Reports, 8 Article 9391. ISSN 2045-2322 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-27422-0 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Sonda S

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2018Byrne NM, Hills AP, 'How much exercise should be promoted to raise total daily energy expenditure and improve health?', Obesity Reviews, 19, (Suppl. 1) pp. 14-23. ISSN 1467-7881 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/obr.12788 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2018Hills AP, Arena R, Khunti K, Yajnik CS, Jayawardena R, et al., 'Epidemiology and determinants of type 2 diabetes in south Asia', The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 6, (12) pp. 966-978. ISSN 2213-8587 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S2213-8587(18)30204-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Street SJ

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2018Hills AP, Misra A, Gill JMR, Byrne N, Soares MJ, et al., 'Public health and health systems: implications for the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes in south Asia', The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 6, (12) pp. 992-1002. ISSN 2213-8587 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S2213-8587(18)30203-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Byrne N; Street SJ

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2018Jayawardena R, Sooriyaarachchi P, Ranasinghe P, Perera A, Hills AP, 'Availability and composition of weight-loss supplements in Sri Lanka', Nutrition and Dietetics ISSN 1446-6368 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12501 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2018Misra A, Sattar N, Tandon N, Shrivasatava U, Vikram NK, et al., 'Clinical management of type 2 diabetes in south Asia', The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 6, (12) pp. 979-991. ISSN 2213-8587 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S2213-8587(18)30199-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

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2018Ranashinghe C, Hills AP, Constantine GR, Finlayson G, Katulanda P, et al., 'Study protocol: a randomised controlled trial of supervised resistance training versus aerobic training in Sri Lankan adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: SL-DART study', BMC Public Health, 18, (1) Article 176. ISSN 1471-2458 (2018) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1186/s12889-018-5069-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2018Ranasinghe C, King NA, Arena R, Hills AP, 'FITTSBALL - a dynamic tool for supervision of clinical exercise prescription', Disability and Rehabilitation pp. 1-11. ISSN 0963-8288 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2018.1489564 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 16

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2018Sainsbury A, Wood RE, Seimon RV, Hills AP, King NA, et al., 'Rationale for novel intermittent dieting strategies to attenuate adaptive responses to energy restriction', Obesity Reviews, 19, (S1) pp. 47-60. ISSN 1467-7881 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/obr.12787 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Wood RE; Byrne NM

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2018Sullivan KA, Hills AP, Iverson GL, 'Graded Combined Aerobic Resistance Exercise (CARE) to prevent or treat the persistent post-concussion syndrome', Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports, 18, (11) Article 75. ISSN 1528-4042 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11910-018-0884-9 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Arena R, Bond S, O'Neill R, Laddu DR, Hills AP, et al., 'Public park spaces as a platform to promote healthy living: introducing a HealthPark concept', Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 60, (1) pp. 152-158. ISSN 0033-0620 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pcad.2017.05.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

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2017Arena R, McNeil A, Street S, Bond MA, Laddu DR, et al., 'Let us talk about moving: Reframing the exercise and physical activity discussion', Current Problems in Cardiology, 43, (4) pp. 154-179. ISSN 0146-2806 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2017.06.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Street S

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2017Arena R, Sagner M, Byrne NM, Williams AD, McNeil A, et al., 'Novel approaches for the promotion of physical activity and exercise for prevention and management of type 2 diabetes', European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 71, (7) pp. 858-864. ISSN 0954-3007 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ejcn.2017.53 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Byrne NM; Williams AD; Street SJ

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2017Byrne NM, Sainsbury A, King NA, Hills AP, Wood RE, 'Intermittent energy restriction improves weight loss efficiency in obese men: the MATADOR study', International journal of obesity ISSN 0307-0565 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2017.206 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Byrne NM; Wood RE

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2017Cochrane AJ, Dick B, King NA, Hills AP, Kavanagh DJ, 'Developing dimensions for a multicomponent multidisciplinary approach to obesity management: a qualitative study', BMC Public Health, 17 pp. 1-15. ISSN 1471-2458 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4834-2 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

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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 - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Byrne N

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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, 27, (3) pp. 592-598. ISSN 0964-7058 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.6133/apjcn.092017.02 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Byrne N

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2017Hill B, Bergmeier H, McPhie S, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz M, Teede H, et al., 'Is parity a risk factor for excessive weight gain during pregnancy and postpartum weight retention? A systematic review and meta-analysis', Obesity Reviews, 18, (7) pp. 755-764. ISSN 1467-7881 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/obr.12538 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

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2017Jancey J, Holt AM, Lee A, Kerr D, Robinson S, et al., 'Effects of a physical activity and nutrition program in retirement villages: A cluster randomised controlled trial', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 14, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 1479-5868 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12966-017-0543-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2017Jayawardena R, Ranasinghe P, Wijayabandara M, Hills AP, Misra A, 'Nutrition transition and obesity among teenagers and young adults in South Asia', Current Diabetes Reviews, 13, (5) pp. 444-451. ISSN 1573-3998 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2174/1573399812666160808100211 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10

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2017Ranasinghe P, Mathangasinghe Y, Jayawardena R, Hills AP, Misra A, 'Prevalence and trends of metabolic syndrome among adults in the asia-pacific region: a systematic review', BMC Public Health, 17 Article 101. ISSN 1471-2458 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4041-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 109Web of Science - 101

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2017Schuez B, Revell S, Hills AP, Schuez N, Ferguson SG, 'Higher BMI is associated with stronger effects of social cues on everyday snacking behaviour', Appetite, 114 pp. 1-5. ISSN 0195-6663 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Schuez B; Schuez N; Ferguson SG

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2017Soares MJ, Pannu PK, Calton EK, Reid CM, Hills AP, 'Vitamin D status and calcium intake in systemic inflammation, insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome: An update on current evidence', Trends in Food Science and Technology, 62 pp. 79-90. ISSN 0924-2244 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.tifs.2017.01.009 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

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2016Blackford K, Lee A, James AP, Waddell T, Hills AP, et al., 'Process evaluation of the Albany Physical Activity and Nutrition (APAN) program, a home-based intervention for metabolic syndrome and associated chronic disease risk in rural Australian adults', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 28, (1) pp. 8-14. ISSN 1036-1073 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/HE16027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2016Croci I, Byrne NM, Chachay VS, Hills AP, Clouston AD, et al., 'Independent effects of diet and exercise training on fat oxidation in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease', World journal of hepatology, 8, (27) pp. 1137-1148. ISSN 1948-5182 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4254/wjh.v8.i27.1137 [eCite] [Details]

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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]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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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 - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2016Ranasinghe C, Sigera C, Ranasinghe P, Jayawardena R, Ranasinghe ACR, et al., 'Physical inactivity among physiotherapy undergraduates: exploring the knowledge-practice gap', BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation, 8, (1) Article 39. ISSN 2052-1847 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s13102-016-0063-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

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2016Sagner M, Arena R, McNeil A, Brahmam GNV, Hills AP, et al., 'Creating a pro-active health care system to combat chronic diseases in Sri Lanka: the central role of preventive medicine and healthy lifestyle behaviors: An Official Policy Statement of the European Society of Preventive Medicine', Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy , 14, (10) pp. 1107-1117. ISSN 1477-9072 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14779072.2016.1227703 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2016Tsiros MD, Buckley JD, Howe PR, Walkley J, Hills AP, et al., 'Musculoskeletal pain in obese compared with healthy-weight children', The Clinical journal of pain, 30, (7) pp. 583-8. ISSN 0749-8047 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

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2016Tsiros MD, Buckley JD, Olds T, Howe PR, Hills AP, et al., 'Impaired physical function associated with childhood obesity: how should we intervene?', Childhood Obesity, 12, (2) pp. 126-134. ISSN 2153-2168 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1089/chi.2015.0123 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

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2016Tsiros MD, Coates AM, Howe PRC, Walkley J, Hills AP, et al., 'Adiposity is related to decrements in cardiorespiratory fitness in obese and normal-weight children', Pediatric obesity, 11, (2) pp. 144-50. ISSN 2047-6302 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ijpo.12037 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

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2016Vella S, Schranz NK, Davern M, Hardy LL, Hills AP, et al., 'The contribution of organised sports to physical activity in Australia: Results and directions from the Active Healthy Kids Australia 2014 Report Card on physical activity for children and young people', Journal of science and medicine in sport, 19, (5) pp. 407-412. ISSN 1440-2440 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2015.04.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 19

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2016Wilkinson SA, Hills AP, Street SJ, Hinchliffe F, 'Reassessment of Allied Health Professionals' Level of Self-Efficacy in, Outcome Expectancy in, and Use of Evidence-Based Practice', Journal of allied health, 45, (2) pp. 87-94. ISSN 0090-7421 (2016) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 27262465 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Blackford K, Jancey J, Lee AH, James AP, Howat P, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial of a physical activity and nutrition program targeting middle-aged adults at risk of metabolic syndrome in a disadvantaged rural community', BMC public health, 15 Article 284. ISSN 1471-2458 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1613-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 14

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2015Cassimatis M, Kavanagh DJ, Hills AP, Smith AC, Scuffham PA, et al., 'Development of the OnTrack Diabetes Program', JMIR research protocols, 4, (2) Article e24. ISSN 1929-0748 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/resprot.2823 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2015Cassimatis M, Kavanagh DJ, Hills AP, Smith AC, Scuffham PA, et al., 'The OnTrack Diabetes Web-Based Program for Type 2 Diabetes and Dysphoria Self-Management: A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol', JMIR research protocols, 4, (3) Article e97. ISSN 1929-0748 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/resprot.2813 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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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 - 19Web of Science - 19

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2015Hamrani A, Mehdad S, El Kari K, El Hamdouchi A, El Menchawy I, et al., 'Physical activity and dietary habits among Moroccan adolescents', Public health nutrition, 18, (10) pp. 1793-800. ISSN 1368-9800 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1368980014002274 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 10

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2015Hills AP, Dengel DR, Lubans DR, 'Supporting public health priorities: recommendations for physical education and physical activity promotion in schools', Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 57, (4) pp. 368-74. ISSN 0033-0620 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pcad.2014.09.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 164Web of Science - 153

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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 - 25

Co-authors: Street SJ; Byrne NM

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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]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

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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 - 60Web of Science - 55

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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 - 6

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2015Skouteris H, Huang T, Millar L, Kuhlberg J, Dodd J, et al., 'A systems approach to reducing maternal obesity: The Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Post-Birth (HIPPP) Collaborative', The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology, 55, (4) pp. 397-400. ISSN 0004-8666 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ajo.12341 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 13

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2015Street SJ, Parletta N, Milte C, Sullivan K, Hills AP, et al., 'Interaction of erythrocyte eicosapentaenoic acid and physical activity predicts reduced risk of mild cognitive impairment', Aging and Mental Health, 19, (10) pp. 885-891. ISSN 1360-7863 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2014.971705 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Street SJ

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2015Tanhoffer RA, Tanhoffer AI, Raymond J, Johnson NA, Hills AP, et al., 'Energy expenditure in individuals with spinal cord injury quantified by doubly labeled water and a multi-sensor armband', Journal of physical activity & health, 12, (2) pp. 163-70. ISSN 1543-3080 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2013-0190 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15

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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 - 36Web of Science - 34

Co-authors: Street SJ; Byrne NM

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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 - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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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 - 21Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2014Andaki AC, Tinoco AL, Mendes EL, Andaki Junior R, Hills AP, et al., 'Anthropometry and physical activity level in the prediction of metabolic syndrome in children', Public Health Nutrition, 17, (10) pp. 2287-94. ISSN 1368-9800 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S136898001300253X [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 10

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2014Brownie S, Hills AP, Rossiter R, 'Public health service options for affordable and accessible noncommunicable disease and related chronic disease prevention and management', Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 7 pp. 543-549. ISSN 1178-2390 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2147/JMDH.S72636 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6

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2014Brownie S, Hunter L, Rossiter R, Hills AP, Robb W, et al., 'Diabetes in the United Arab Emirates: the need for valid datasets for health service planning', The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology, 2, (7) pp. 535-7. ISSN 2213-8587 (2014) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1016/S2213-8587(14)70025-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2

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2014Cameron CM, Shibi R, McClure RJ, Ng SK, Hills AP, 'Maternal pregravid body mass index and child hospital admissions in the first 5 years of life: results from an Australian birth cohort', International journal of obesity, 38, (10) pp. 1268-74. ISSN 0307-0565 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2014.148 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10

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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 - 7Web of Science - 5

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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: Byrne NM

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2014Hills AP, Street SJ, Harris N, 'Getting Australia more active: challenges and opportunities for health promotion', Health promotion journal of Australia : official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals, 25, (1) pp. 30-34. ISSN 1036-1073 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/HE13085 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Street SJ

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2014Holt A-M, Jancey J, Lee AH, Kerr DA, Hills AP, et al., 'A cluster-randomised controlled trial of a physical activity and nutrition programme in retirement villages: a study protocol', BMJ Open, 4 Article e005107. ISSN 2044-6055 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005107 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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2014Jancey JM, Dos Remedios Monteiro SM, Dhaliwal SS, Howat PA, Burns S, et al., 'Dietary outcomes of a community based intervention for mothers of young children: a randomised controlled trial', The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11 pp. 1-9. ISSN 1479-5868 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12966-014-0120-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

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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 - 9Web of Science - 11

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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 - 18

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2014Kagawa M, Wishart C, Hills AP, 'Influence of posture and frequency modes in total body water estimation using bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy in boys and adult males', Nutrients, 6, (5) pp. 1886-1898. ISSN 2072-6643 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/nu6051886 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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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 - 15Web of Science - 14

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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 - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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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]

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2014Ng S-K, Cameron CM, Hills AP, McClure RJ, Scuffham PA, 'Socioeconomic disparities in prepregnancy BMI and impact on maternal and neonatal outcomes and postpartum weight retention: the EFHL longitudinal birth cohort study', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14 pp. 1-15. ISSN 1471-2393 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-314 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 46

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2014O'Malia A, Hills AP, Wagner S, 'Repositioning social work in the modern workforce: the development of a social work assistant role', Australian Social Work, 67, (4) pp. 593-603. ISSN 0312-407X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2013.830754 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2014Pitt E, Kendall E, Hills AP, Comans T, 'Listening to the experts: is there a place for food taxation in the fight against obesity in early childhood?', BMC Obesity, 1 ISSN 2052-9538 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s40608-014-0015-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

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2014Rocha de Faria F, Canabrava KLR, Hills AP, dos Santos Amorim PR, 'Intensity and seasonality of physical activity of children during school recess', UEM / Revista da Educacao Fisica, 25, (1) ISSN 0103-3948 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4025/reveducfis.v25i1.19829 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Schranz N, Olds T, Cliff D, Davern M, Engelen L, et al., 'Results from Australia's 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth', Journal of physical activity & health, 11, (Suppl 1) pp. S21-S25. ISSN 1543-3080 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2014-0164 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 19

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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 - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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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 - 9Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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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: Byrne NM

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2014Shultz SP, D'Hondt E, Fink PW, Lenoir M, Hills AP, 'The effects of pediatric obesity on dynamic joint malalignment during gait', Clinical Biomechanics, 29, (7) pp. 835-838. ISSN 0268-0033 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2014.05.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 22

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2014Shultz SP, D'Hondt E, Lenoir M, Fink PW, Hills AP, 'The role of excess mass in the adaptation of children's gait', Human Movement Science: Journal Devoted to Pure and Applied Research on Human Movement, 36 pp. 12-19. ISSN 0167-9457 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.humov.2014.05.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 14

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2014Shultz SP, Kagawa M, Fink PW, Hills AP, 'Knee alignment can help predict sedentary behaviour in children: a pilot study', The Journal of sports medicine and physical fitness, 54, (4) pp. 631-635. ISSN 0022-4707 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2014Soan EJ, Street SJ, Brownie SM, Hills AP, 'Exercise physiologists: essential players in interdisciplinary teams for noncommunicable chronic disease management', Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 7 pp. 65-68. ISSN 1178-2390 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2147/JMDH.S55620 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18

Co-authors: Street SJ

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2014Sun J, Buys NJ, Hills AP, 'Dietary Pattern and Its Association with the Prevalence of Obesity, Hypertension and Other Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Chinese Older Adults', International Journal of Environmental Health Research, 11, (4) pp. 3956-3971. ISSN 1369-1619 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph110403956 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 54Web of Science - 52

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2014Tanhoffer RA, Tanhoffer AI, Raymond J, Hills AP, Davis GM, 'Exercise, energy expenditure, and body composition in people with spinal cord injury', Journal of physical activity & health, 11, (7) pp. 1393-400. ISSN 1543-3080 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2012-0149 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 13

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2014Teo PS, Nurul-Fadhilah A, Aziz ME, Hills AP, Foo LH, 'Lifestyle practices and obesity in Malaysian adolescents', International journal of environmental research and public health, 11, (6) pp. 5828-5838. ISSN 1660-4601 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph110605828 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

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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 - 23Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2013Barnett LM, Hardy LL, Lubans DR, Cliff DP, Okley AD, et al., 'Australian children lack the basic movement skills to be active and healthy', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 24, (2) pp. 82-84. ISSN 1036-1073 (2013) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1071/HE12920 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 15

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2013Burke L, Lee AH, Jancey J, Xiang L, Kerr DA, et al., 'Physical activity and nutrition behavioural outcomes of a home-based intervention program for seniors: a randomized controlled trial', The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, 10 Article 14. ISSN 1479-5868 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-14 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 34

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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]

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2013Comans TA, Whitty JA, Hills AP, Kendall E, Turkstra E, et al., 'The cost-effectiveness and consumer acceptability of taxation strategies to reduce rates of overweight and obesity among children in Australia: study protocol', Bmc Public Health, 13 Article 1182. ISSN 1471-2458 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1182 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

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2013Croci I, Byrne NM, Choquette S, Hills AP, Chachay VS, et al., 'Whole-body substrate metabolism is associated with disease severity in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease', Gut, 62, (11) pp. 1625-1633. ISSN 0017-5749 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/gutjnl-2012-302789 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 32

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2013Foo LH, Teo PS, Abdullah NF, Aziz ME, Hills AP, 'Relationship between anthropometric and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry measures to assess total and regional adiposity in Malaysian adolescents', Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, 22, (3) pp. 348-56. ISSN 0964-7058 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.6133/apjcn.2013.22.3.02 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7

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2013Hardy LL, Hills AP, Timperio A, Cliff D, Lubans D, et al., 'A hitchhiker's guide to assessing sedentary behaviour among young people: deciding what method to use', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16, (1) pp. 28-35. ISSN 1440-2440 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2012.05.010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 38

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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 - 9Web of Science - 9

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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', Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism, 4, (8) pp. 1-10. ISSN 2155-6156 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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

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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 - 34Web of Science - 32

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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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: Street SJ; Byrne N

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2013Ho SS, Dhaliwal SS, Hills AP, 'Effects of chronic exercise training on inflammatory markers in Australian overweight and obese individuals in a randomized controlled trial', Inflammation, 36, (3) pp. 625-32. ISSN 0360-3997 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10753-012-9584-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 20

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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 - 29Web of Science - 27

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2013Jayawardena R, Byrne NM, Soares MJ, Katulanda P, Hills AP, 'Food consumption of Sri Lankan adults: an appraisal of serving characteristics', Public Health Nutrition, 16, (4) pp. 653-8. ISSN 1368-9800 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S1368980012003011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 30

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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 - 42Web of Science - 30

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2013Jones C, Jancey J, Howat P, Dhaliwal S, Burns S, et al., 'Utility of stages of change construct in the planning of physical activity interventions among playgroup mothers', BMC research notes, 6 Article 300. ISSN 1756-0500 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-6-300 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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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 - 3

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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 - 22Web of Science - 21

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2013Liberato SC, Bressan J, Hills AP, 'The role of physical activity and diet on bone mineral indices in young men: a cross-sectional study', Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 25, (10) Article 43. ISSN 1550-2783 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1550-2783-10-43 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

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2013Liberato SC, Maple-Brown L, Bressan J, Hills AP, 'The relationships between body composition and cardiovascular risk factors in young Australian men', Nutrition Journal, 12 pp. 1-10. ISSN 1475-2891 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1475-2891-12-108 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

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2013Nguyen DMT, Lecoultre V, Hills AP, Schultz Y, 'How does a hilly urban environment influence daily physical activity in obese individuals?', Journal of physical activity & health, 10, (5) pp. 617-25. ISSN 1543-3080 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/jpah.10.5.617 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2013Tanhoffer RA, Tanhoffer AI, Raymond J, Hills AP, Davis GM, 'Comparison of methods to assess energy expenditure and physical activity in people with spinal cord injury', The journal of spinal cord medicine, 35, (1) pp. 35-45. ISSN 1079-0268 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1179/2045772311Y.0000000046 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 32

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2013Tsiros MD, Buckley JD, Howe PR, Olds T, Walkley J, et al., 'Day-to-day physical functioning and disability in obese 10- to 13-year-olds', Pediatric obesity, 8, (1) pp. 31-41. ISSN 2047-6302 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.2047-6310.2012.00083.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 21

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2013Tsiros MD, Coates AM, Howe PRC, Grimshaw PN, Walkley J, et al., 'Knee extensor strength differences in obese and healthy-weight 10-to 13-year-olds', European Journal of Applied Physiology, 113, (6) pp. 1415-1422. ISSN 1439-6319 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00421-012-2561-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18

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2012Andaki AC, Tinoco AL, Mendes EL, Andaki Junior R, Hills AP, et al., 'Different waist circumference measurements and prediction of cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome in children', Obesity research & clinical practice, 6, (2) pp. e91-e174. ISSN 1871-403X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.orcp.2011.07.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2012Byrne NM, Wood RE, Schutz Y, Hills AP, 'Does metabolic compensation explain the majority of less-than-expected weight loss in obese adults during a short-term severe diet and exercise intervention?', International Journal of Obesity, 36, (11) pp. 1472-1478. ISSN 0307-0565 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2012.109 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2012Gondolf UH, Tetens I, Hills AP, Michaelsen KF, Trolle E, 'Validation of a pre-coded food record for infants and young children', European journal of clinical nutrition, 66, (1) pp. 91-6. ISSN 0954-3007 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ejcn.2011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 18

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2012Ho SS, Dhaliwal SS, Hills AP, Pal S, 'The effect of 12 weeks of aerobic, resistance or combination exercise training on cardiovascular risk factors in the overweight and obese in a randomized trial', Bmc Public Health, 12 Article 704. ISSN 1471-2458 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-704 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 104Web of Science - 93

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2012Ho SS, Radavelli-Bagatini S, Dhaliwal SS, Hills AP, Pal S, 'Resistance, aerobic, and combination training on vascular function in overweight and obese adults', Journal of clinical hypertension, 14, (12) pp. 848-54. ISSN 1524-6175 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2012.00700.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 36Web of Science - 33

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2012Jayawardena R, Ranasinghe P, Byrne NM, Soares MJ, Katulanda P, et al., 'Prevalence and trends of the diabetes epidemic in South Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis', BMC public health, 12 Article 380. ISSN 1471-2458 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-380 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 137Web of Science - 130

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2012Jayawardena R, Swaminathan S, Byrne NM, Soares MJ, Katulanda P, et al., 'Development of a food frequency questionnaire for Sri Lankan adults', Nutrition Journal, 11 Article 63. ISSN 1475-2891 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1475-2891-11-63 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 20

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2012Khan AI, Hawkesworth S, Hawlader MD, El Arifeen S, Moore S, et al., 'Body composition of Bangladeshi children: comparison and development of leg-to-leg bioelectrical impedance equation', Journal of health, population, and nutrition, 30, (3) pp. 281-290. ISSN 1606-0997 (2012) [Refereed Article]

PMID: 23082630 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 11

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2012King NA, Horner K, Hills AP, Byrne NM, Wood RE, et al., 'Exercise, appetite and weight management: understanding the compensatory responses in eating behaviour and how they contribute to variability in exercise-induced weight loss', British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46, (5) pp. 315-22. ISSN 0306-3674 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.082495 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 91Web of Science - 80

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2012Misra A, Nigam P, Hills AP, Chadha DS, Sharma V, et al., 'Consensus physical activity guidelines for Asian Indians', Diabetes technology & therapeutics, 14, (1) pp. 83-98. ISSN 1520-9156 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1089/dia.2011.0111 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 57Web of Science - 46

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2012Nasreddine L, Naja F, Hills AP, Youssef SK, Chahine J, et al., 'Validity of predictive equations developed to estimate body fat from anthropometry and bioelectrical impedance analysis in 8-10 year-old children', Clinical nutrition, 31, (3) pp. 364-71. ISSN 0261-5614 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.clnu.2011.11.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

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2011Alahmadi MA, Hills AP, King NA, Byrne NM, 'Exercise intensity influences nonexercise activity thermogenesis in overweight and obese adults', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43, (4) pp. 624-31. ISSN 0195-9131 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181f7a0cb [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2011Hills AP, Andersen LB, Byrne NM, 'Physical activity and obesity in children', British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45, (11) pp. 866-870. ISSN 0306-3674 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2011-090199 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 206Web of Science - 187

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2011Ho SS, Dhaliwal SS, Hills AP, Pal S, 'Acute exercise improves postprandial cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese individuals', Atherosclerosis, 214, (1) pp. 178-84. ISSN 0021-9150 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2010.10.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 16

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2011Hunter GR, Bickel CS, Del Corral P, Byrne NM, Hills AP, et al., 'Age, muscle fatigue, and walking endurance in pre-menopausal women', European Journal of Applied Physiology, 111, (4) pp. 715-723. ISSN 1439-6319 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00421-010-1694-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2011Kagawa M, Hills AP, 'Secular changes in BMI and obesity risk in Japanese children: Considerations from a morphologic perspective', Open Obesity Journal, 3 pp. 9-16. ISSN 1876-8237 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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2011Kagawa M, Tahara Y, Moji K, Nakao R, Aoyagi K, et al., 'Secular changes in growth among Japanese children over 100 years (1900-2000)', Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, 20, (2) pp. 180-9. ISSN 0964-7058 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 24

2011Liu A, Byrne N, Kagawa M, Ma G, Poh BK, et al., 'Ethnic differences in the relationship between body mass index and percentage body fat among Asian children from different backgrounds', The British journal of nutrition, 106, (9) pp. 1390-7. ISSN 0007-1145 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0007114511001681 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Byrne N

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2011Liu A, Byrne NM, Kagawa M, Ma G, Kijboonchoo K, et al., 'Ethnic differences in body fat distribution among Asian pre-pubertal children: A cross-sectional multicenter study', BMC Public Health, 11 Article 500. ISSN 1471-2458 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-500 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 15

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2011Liu A, Byrne NM, Ma G, Nasreddine L, Trinidad TP, et al., 'Validation of bioelectrical impedance analysis for total body water assessment against the deuterium dilution technique in Asian children', European journal of clinical nutrition, 65, (12) pp. 1321-7. ISSN 0954-3007 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ejcn.2011.122 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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2011Lubans DR, Hesketh K, Cliff DP, Barnett LM, Salmon J, et al., 'A systematic review of the validity and reliability of sedentary behaviour measures used with children and adolescents', Obesity reviews, 12, (10) pp. 781-99. ISSN 1467-7881 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00896.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 137Web of Science - 131

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2011Magarey AM, Perry RA, Baur LA, Steinbeck KS, Sawyer M, et al., 'A parent-led family-focused treatment program for overweight children aged 5 to 9 years: the PEACH RCT', Pediatrics (English Edition), 127, (2) pp. 214-22. ISSN 0031-4005 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1542/peds.2009-1432 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 83Web of Science - 77

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2011Monteiro SMDR, Jancey J, Howat P, Burns S, Jones C, et al., 'The protocol of a randomized controlled trial for playgroup mothers: Reminder on Food, Relaxation, Exercise, and Support for Health (REFRESH) Program', BMC public health, 11 Article 648. ISSN 1471-2458 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-648 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

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2011Mountjoy M, Andersen LB, Armstrong N, Biddle S, Boreham C, et al., 'International Olympic Committee consensus statement on the health and fitness of young people through physical activity and sport', British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45, (11) pp. 839-48. ISSN 0306-3674 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2011-090228 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 86Web of Science - 74

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2011Ward L, Winall A, Isenring E, Hills AP, Czerniec S, et al., 'Assessment of bilateral limb lymphedema by bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy', International journal of gynecological cancer, 21, (2) pp. 409-18. ISSN 1048-891X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/IGC.0b013e31820866e1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 25

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2011Zulu RM, Byrne NM, Munthali GK, Chipeta J, Handema R, et al., 'Assessing the impact of a food supplement on the nutritional status and body composition of HIV-infected Zambian women on ARVs', Bmc Public Health, 11 Article 714. ISSN 1471-2458 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-714 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Byrne NM

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Byrne NM, Hills AP, 'Energy Needs of Master Athletes', Nutrition and Performance in Master Athletes, Taylor and Francis, P Raeburn (ed), Australia, pp. 45-70. ISBN 9781439871874 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Byrne NM

Review

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Arena R, McNeil A, Sagner M, Hills AP, 'The current global state of key lifestyle characteristics: health and economic implications', Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 59, (5) pp. 422-429. ISSN 0033-0620 (2017) [Review Several Works]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pcad.2017.02.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

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2015Street SJ, Wells JC, Hills AP, 'Windows of opportunity for physical activity in the prevention of obesity', Obesity Reviews, 16, (10) pp. 857-70. ISSN 1467-7881 (2015) [Substantial Review]

DOI: 10.1111/obr.12306 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Street SJ

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

7

Total funding

$8,441,836

Projects

Adding exercise and/or protein to intermittent dieting for improving cardiometabolic health - using stable isotopic tracers (2019)$20,000
Description
The goal of this funding request is to build the capacity at UTAS to implement techniques with stable isotopic tracers measured using isotopic ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS).Increasing competitiveness of grant applications: At the time the previous NHMRC application was submitted we had limited data showing our capability in measuring whole body protein turnover (WBPT) and nitrogen balance. In June 2018, we published work demonstrating the reproducibility of WBPT with the end product method calculated from ammonia. Assessment of WBPT is integral to the proposed NHMRC study as it provides fundamental information about protein kinetics which underpins the conservation of lean tissue. This assessment of WBPT involves measures of isotopic enrichment using IRMS. Another assessment reliant on the use IRMS for measurement of isotopic tracers is gastric emptying (GE) via the 13C-octanoic acid breath test. GE has a fundamental role in the digestion of nutrients, and is a major determinant of postprandial glycaemia and gastric symptoms. In addition, altered GE has been implicated in the pathogenesis of overconsumption, leading to weight gain and obesity. We established the use of this method in our IRMS facility when working at QUT. The goal of this project is to build the capacity at UTAS to implement techniques with stable isotopic enrichments measured using IRMS. Since commencing at UTAS, we have had the opportunity to work with staff at CSL in Hobart to set up techniques for the measurement of total body water and total daily energy expenditure using isotopic enrichment of human samples of 2H and 18O. This project will allow extension to the measurement of total N and the enrichment of 15N for assessment of nitrogen balance and WBPT, and 13C for GE. The project will involve colleagues from Scotland and Ireland who have expertise in IRMS, to support CSL staff develop the expertise in these stable isotopic techniques.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Byrne N; Hills AP
Year
2019
Does inclusion of almonds in an energy restricted diet enhance weight loss and protect against weight regain (2019)$1,689,865
Description
Whilst many studies have demonstrated efficacy for achieving weight loss through dietary energy restriction, most individuals are unable to maintain weight-loss, with 80% regaining weight within the first year and less than 5% being able to sustain weight loss over the longer term. This might be in part due to the removal of professional support after initial weight loss. In the absence of such support, the inclusion of foods that promote satiety may assist in preventing weight regain. Previous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of adding almonds to an energy restricted diet for weight loss. Currently, data are lacking on the role of almonds in weight control diets to limit weight regain. This project will provide evidence of whether regular snacking on almonds can help sustain satiety and limit consumption of excess calories when intensive support provided during weight loss is withdrawn.
Funding
Almond Board of California ($1,689,865)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of South Australia
Research Team
Coates A; Buckley J; Hill AL; Hills AP
Year
2019
Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Post-Birth (HIPPP): An antenatal lifestyle promotion program for the Royal Hobart Hospital (2019 - 2021)$445,410
Description
Royal Hobart Hospital clinicians have identified a need to reduce the burden of maternal obesity among women presenting for antenatal care. This project will evaluate the implementation of a tailored evidence-based healthy lifestyle intervention, co-designed by clinicians and researchers, to support sustainable improvements to clinical practice, patient resources and outcomes.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($445,410)
Scheme
Grant-Major Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kilpatrick ML; Venn A; Barnden K ; McBeath Sue; Harrison C; Skouteris H; Hills AP; Teede H; Hill B; Lew S
Period
2019 - 2021
Centre of Research Excellence in Health in Preconception and Pregnancy: Prevention of maternal obesity (2019 - 2024)$2,496,527
Description
Two-thirds of Australian adults are overweight or obese with reproductive-aged women leading this trend. Over half of Australian women enter pregnancyoverweight or obese and gestational weight gain (GWG) above US Institute of Medicine recommendations occurs in the majority of pregnancies in Australia.Preconception higher body mass index and/or excessive GWG increase the risk of adverse maternal and foetal outcomes and increase the risk of maternal andchildhood obesity. Targeted efforts are needed urgently to improve lifestyle behaviours prior to conception and during pregnancy to assist women to be thehealthiest weight they can be, to optimise gestational weight gain and to improve short-and long term maternal and child health outcomes.The CRE in Health in Preconception and Pregnancy (CRE HiPP) aims to :1) Generate new knowledge on: a) adapting, co-designing and testing models of preconception lifestyle care; b) implementing and evaluating the integrationof lifestyle intervention into routine antenatal care; c) co-designing and testing culturally relevant models of preconception and pregnancy lifestyle healthcare; and d) estimating the economic implications of pregnancy lifestyle interventions.2) Translate this new knowledge into policy and practice through: a) our extensive professional networks and leadership roles; b) consumer and communityinvolvement; c) knowledge synthesis, dissemination, and exchange strategies; and d) by up skilling health professionals.3) Develop a multidisciplinary research workforce in preconception and pregnancy lifestyle health promotion by building capacity in early and mid-careerresearchers, and the clinical workforce, with mentoring and training programs by world leading national and international experts.4) Leverage our extensive existing multidisciplinary collaborations and proven track record of translation into policy and practice to apply CRE knowledge onhow to prevent maternal obesity.
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($2,496,527)
Scheme
Grant-Centre of Research Excellence
Administered By
Monash University
Research Team
Skouteris H; Teede H; Boyle J; Moran L; Thangaratinam S; Hills AP; Venn A; Jack B; Norman R; Ademi Z
Period
2019 - 2024
Grant Reference
1171142
Preventative Health Research in Rural and Regional Communities (Tasmania) (2019 - 2021)$2,400,000
Description
An ageing Australia will increasingly impact social, health and economic activity, as exemplified in complex disorders such as dementia. Obesity is also increasing at a rapid rate and is a major antecedent risk factor for a range of chronic illnesses. Both conditions will be a particular challenge for rural and regional communities as they have the highest rates of related risk factors and chronic illness, and also relatively reduced access to specialist medical services and preventative health programs. This proposal focusses on dementia and obesity in north-west Tasmania, developing innovative initiatives to manage and reduce risk of these conditions, which will reduce medical procedures overall including presentations to hospital. The program involves two major projects: the Island Study Linking Ageing and Neurodegenerative Disease (ISLAND) and the Critical Age Periods for Impacting Obesogenic Lifestyles (CAPITOL) study. The ISLAND study will involve a pragmatic clustered randomised controlled on interventions for major potentially modifiable risk factors for dementia, including obesity, physical activity, diabetes, smoking, hypertension, depression and cognitive stimulation/education, most of which are antecedents to chronic illness. The CAPITOL study will facilitate a transdisciplinary professional network to build a community-specific, sustainable approach to supporting children and families in relation to physical health and wellbeing. This project will identify enabling contextual factors which influence engagement in healthy physical play practices; foster buy-in from families (at multiple entry points); improve school readiness (through enhancing outcomes for children (0-8 years) in the AEDC domain of physical health and wellbeing), and generate sustainable communities of practice. North-west Tasmania is an ideal test-bed to develop preventative health strategies that are relevant and scalable to other Australian rural and regional communities.
Funding
Medical Research Future Fund ($2,400,000)
Scheme
Grant - Keeping Australians Out of Hospital
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Vickers JC; Hills AP; Goldberg LR; Byrne N; Farrow M; Hughes RM; Klekociuk SZ; Ahuja KDK; Courtney-Pratt HM; Patterson KAE
Period
2019 - 2021
Mixed Longitudinal/Cross-Sectional Study of Body Composition of Infants from Birth to 6 Months from Diverse Ethnic Groups in Tasmania, Australia (2017 - 2019)$413,861
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

Research Supervision

Current

4

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDGestational diabetes mellitus, heath information seeking behaviour during pregnancy and infant body composition2017
PhDStrengthening the Public Health Workforce in Aotearoa, New Zealand: Beyond 20202018
PhDCo-design of a Workplace Lifestyle Intervention for Preconception Women2019
PhDRole of Sedentary Behaviour as a Determinant of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Rural South India: Assessment in an inter-generational cohort study, APCAPS (2003-present)2019