Publications - Obesity prevention research & evaluation (by year)

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Journal articles

2016

Talati Z, Pettigrew S, Kelly B, Ball K, Dixon H, Shilton T. Consumers' responses to front-of-pack labels that vary by interpretive content. Appetite 2016; 101: 205-13.

Morley B, Niven P, Dixon H, Swanson M, Szybiak M, Shilton T, Pratt IS, Slevin T, Hill D, Wakefield M. Population-based evaluation of the 'LiveLighter' healthy weight and lifestyle mass media campaign. Health Education Research 2016; 31(2): 121-35.

Dixon H, Murphy M, Scully M, Rose M, Cotter T. Identifying effective healthy weight and lifestyle advertisements: focus groups with Australian adults. Appetite 2016; 103: 184-91.

Skaczkowski G, Durkin S, Kashima Y, Wakefield M. The effect of packaging, branding and labeling on the experience of unhealthy food and drink: A review. Appetite 2016; 99: 219-34.

2015

Dixon D, Scully M, Cotter T, Maloney S, Wakefield M. Healthy weight and lifestyle advertisements: an assessment of their persuasive potential. Health Education Research 2015: 1-11.

Dixon D, Scully M, Durkin S, Brennan E, Cotter T, Maloney S, O'Hara B, Wakefield M. Finding the keys to successful adult-targeted advertisements on obesity prevention: an experimental audience testing study. BMC Public Health 2015; 15: 804.

2014

Niven P, Scully M, Morley B, Baur L, Crawford D, Pratt IS, Wakefield M. What factors are associated with frequent unhealthy snack-food consumption among Australian secondary-school students? Public Health Nutrition 2014; 18(12): 2153-60.

Dixon H, Scully M, Niven P, Kelly B, Chapman K, Donovan R, Martin J, Baur L, Crawford A, Wakefield M. Effects of nutrient content claims, sports celebrity endorsements and premium offers on pre-adolescent children’s food preferences: experimental research. Pediatric Obesity 2014; 9(2): e47-57.

MacInnis RJ, Hodge AM, Dixon HG, Peeters A, Johnson LEA, English DR, Giles GG. Predictors of increased body weight and waist circumference for middle-aged adults. Public Health Nutrition 2014; 17(5): 1087-97.

Dixon H, Scully M, Kelly B, Chapman K, Wakefield M. Can counter-advertising reduce pre-adolescent children's susceptibility to front-of-package promotions on unhealthy foods?: Experimental research. Social Science & Medicine 2014; 116: 211-9.

Dixon H, Scully M, Kelly B, Donovan R, Chapman K, Wakefield M. Counter-advertising may reduce parent's susceptibility to front-of-package promotions on unhealthy foods. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 2014; 46(6): 467-74.

Dixon H, Scully M, Kelly B, Chapman K, Wakefield M. Response to: Counter-advertising to combat unhealthy food marketing will not be enough. Commentary on "Can counter-advertising reduce pre-adolescent children's susceptibility to front-of-package promotions on unhealthy foods? Experimental research" [Commentary]. Social Science & Medicine 2014; 116: 223-4.

2013

Morley B, Scully M, Martin J, Dixon H, Wakefield M. What types of nutrition menu labelling lead consumers to select less energy-dense fast food? An experimental study. Appetite 2013; 67: 8-15.

Vella SA, Cliff DP, Oakely AD, Scully ML, Morley BC. Associations between sports participation, adiposity and obesity-related health behaviors in adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2013; 10(1): 113.

Niven P, Scully M, Morley B, Crawford D, Baur LA, Wakefield M. Socio-economic disparities in Australian adolescents' eating behaviours. Public Health Nutrition 2013; 17(12): 2753-58.

2012

Morley B, Martin J, Niven P, Wakefield M. Public opinion on food-related obesity prevention policy initiatives. Health Promotion Journal of Australia Accepted 10 April 2012.

Scully M, Morley B, Niven P, Pratt IS, Okely AD, Wakefield M, for the NaSSDA Study Team. Overweight/obesity, physical activity and diet among Australian secondary students - first national dataset 2009-10. Cancer Forum 2012; 36 (1):  17-20.

Morley B, Scully ML, Niven PH, Okely AD, Baur LA, Pratt IS, Wakefield MA, NaSSDA Study Team. What factors are associated with excess body weight in Australian secondary school students? Medical Journal of Australia 2012; 196 (3):  189-192.

2011

Scully M, Wakefield M, Niven P, Chapman K, Crawford D, Pratt IS, Baur LA, Flood V, Morley B. Association between food marketing exposure and adolescents' food choices and eating behaviors. Appetite 2011; 58 (1):  1-5. 

Dixon H, Scully M, Wakefield M, Kelly B, Chapman K, Donovan R. Parent's responses to nutrient claims and sports celebrity endorsements on energy-dense and nutrient-poor foods: an experimental study. Public Health Nutrition 2011; 14 (6):  1071-1079.

2010  

Cameron M, Scully M, Herd N, Jamsen K, Hill D, Wakefield M. The role of overweight and obesity in perceived risk factors for cancer: implications for education. Journal of Cancer Education 2010; 25 (4): 506–511. 

2009

Kelly B, Hughes C, Chapman K, Louie J, Dixon H, Crawford J, King L, Daube M, Slevin T. Consumer testing of the acceptability and effectiveness of front-of-pack food labelling systems for the Australian grocery market. Health Promotion International 2009; 24 (2): 120-129.

Morley B, Wakefield M, Dunlop S, Hill D. Impact of a mass media campaign linking abdominal obesity and cancer: a natural exposure evaluation. Health Education Research 2009; 24 (6): 1069-1079.

Scully M, Dixon H, Wakefield M. Association between commercial television exposure and fast food consumption among adults. Public Health Nutrition 2009; 12 (1): 105-110.

2008

Morley B, Chapman K, Mehta K, King L, Swinburn B, Wakefield M. Parental awareness and attitudes about food advertising to children on Australian television. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2008; 32 (4): 341-347.

2007

Brown A, Siahpush M. Risk factors for overweight and obesity: results from the 2001 National Health Survey. Public Health 2007; 121(8): 603-613.

Dixon HG, Scully ML, Wakefield MA, White VM, Crawford DA. The effects of television advertisements for junk food versus nutritious food on children's food attitudes and preferences. Social Science & Medicine 2007; 65: 1311-1323.

Scully M, Dixon H, White V, Beckmann K. Dietary, physical activity and sedentary behaviour among Australian secondary students in 2005. Health Promotion International 2007; 22(3): 236-245.

2006

Brown A, Siahpush M. Socioeconomic predictors of a sedentary lifestyle: results from the 2001 National Health Survey. Journal of Physical Activity and Health 2006; 3(1): 90-101.

Dixon H, Scully M, Parkinson K. Pester power: snack foods displayed at supermarket checkouts in Melbourne, Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 2006; 17(2): 124-127.

2005

Jalleh G, Donovan RJ, Slevin T, Dixon H. Efficacy of bowel cancer appeals for promoting physical activity. Health Promotion Journal of Australia 2005; 16(2): 107-109.

Sutherland G, White V. Teachable moments in diet and nutrition for family and friends calling the Cancer Helpline. (Letter to Editor). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2005; 29 (4): 388-389.

2004

Dixon H, Mullins R, Wakefield M, Hill D. Encouraging the consumption of fruit and vegetables by older Australians: an experiential study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour 2004; 36(5): 245-249.

1998

Dixon H, Borland R, Segan S, Stafford H, Sindall C. Public reactions to Victoria's '2 Fruit 'n' 5 Veg Every Day' campaign and reported consumption of fruit and vegetables. Preventive Medicine 1998; 27: 572-582.

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Reports

2011

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. Prevalence of meeting recommendations for small screen recreation in Australian secondary students. Research Memorandum. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, February 2011

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. Prevalence of meeting physical activity recommendations in Australian secondary students. Research Memorandum. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, February 2011.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. Exposure and influence of food marketing on Australian secondary students. Research Memorandum. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, February 2011.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. Prevalence of meeting healthy eating guidelines in Australian secondary students. Research Memorandum. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, February 2011.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in Australian secondary students (updated March 2011). Research Memorandum. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, March 2011.

2010

Niven P, Scully M, Morley B. Changes in perceptions of body weight, physical activity and dietary factors in relation to cancer risk in the population: updated findings. Research Memorandum. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, December 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: Victoria summary report. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity Survey, 2009-10: Main report. Cancer Council of Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, October 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: Western Australia summary report.  Prepared for: Cancer Council Western Australia. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: Tasmania summary report.  Prepared for Cancer Council Tasmania. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: South Australia summary report.  Prepared for: Cancer Council South Australia. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: Queensland summary report.  Prepared for: Cancer Council Queensland. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: Northern Territory summary report.  Prepared for: Cancer Council Northern Territory. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: New South Wales summary report.  Prepared for: Cancer Council NSW. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Scully M, Niven P, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey, 2009-10: ACT summary report.  Prepared for: Cancer Council ACT. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, August 2010.

Morley B, Martin J, Niven P. Obesity prevention policy proposals: Public acceptability 2008 to 2010.  Prepared for: Obesity Policy Coalition. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, September 2010.

Smith G. Prevalence of sun-related, diet, and physical activity and sedentary behaviours, of Tasmanian secondary school students in 2008 and trends over time.  Prepared for: The Cancer Council Tasmania.  Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Cancer Council Victoria: Melbourne, Autralia, April 2010. 

2009

Morley B, Scully M, Dixon H, Wakefield M. National Secondary Students' Diet and Activity (NaSSDA) survey: Pilot 2008.  Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria: Melbourne, Australia, May 2009.  

2008

Kelly B, Hughes C, Chapman K, Louie J, Dixon H, King L. On behalf of a Collaboration of Public Health and Consumer Research Groups.  Front-of pack food labelling: Traffic light labelling gets the green light. Cancer Council NSW: Sydney, Australia, September 2008.  

2007

Hayman J. Physical activity and sedentry behaviours among Tasmanian secondary school students in 2005.  Pepared for : The Cancer Council Tasmania.  Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria: Melbourne, Australia, March 2007.

Morley BC. National  community survey of TV food advertising to children. Prepared for: Coalition of Food Advertising to Children.  Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria: Melbourne, Australia, May 2007.  

2006

Scully M. Dixon H. Prestesting TV advertising concepts on obesity and cancer with overweight and obese adults: Questionnaire results. Prepared for: Cancer Education Unit. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria: Melbourne, Australia, October 2006.

Webster B, Hayman J. Prevalence of diet-related behaviours among Tasmanian secondary school students in 2005 and trends over time. Prepared for: The Cancer Council Tasmania. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria: Melbourne, Australia, November 2006.

2001-2005

Dixon H, Parkinson K, Scully M. Snack foods displayed at supermarket check-outs in Melbourne. Prepared for: The Parent's Jury Project an initiative of Diabetes Australia (Vic), The Cancer Council Victoria and The Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity. Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria:Melbourne, Australia, January 2005.

Dixon H, Hoey L. Consumer testing of titles & slogans for use in a public health program to prevent obesity and diabetes in Victoria. Melbourne: Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council of Victoria, 2003.

Mullins R, Dixon H. Meat is the centrepiece:  A report on the fruit and vegetable home delivery focus groups. Melbourne: The Cancer Council Victoria, January 2003.

Remedios C, Fahey C. Focus group testing of advertising concepts to increase vegetable consumption. Melbourne: Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria, June 2001.

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Book chapters

2005

Dixon H, Paxton S. Eating and nutrition. In: Browning C. and Thomas S. (Eds). Behavioural change: An evidence-based handbook for social and public health. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Limited, 2005, pp. 45-68. Ch 4.

  

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Updated: 29 Sep, 2016