Dr Gavin Abbott

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow (Grade 2)

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Deakin University, 2007
Bachelor of Science, Deakin University, 2007
Bachelor of Arts, Deakin University, 2007

Contact

gavin.abbott@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45503

Research interests

Dr Abbotts research interests are concerned with individual, social, and environmental predictors of obesity and obesity protective behaviours.

Conferences

Abbott, G. R., & Byrne, L. K. (2011). Facial, postural, and prosodic emotion recognition in schizotypy. Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research 2011 Conference: Dunedin, New Zealand.
Abbott, G., & Byrne, L. (2010a). Schizotypy and subjective wellbeing. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Australasian Schizophrenia Conference: Sydney.
Abbott, G., & Byrne, L. (2010b). Social cognitive deficits in schizotypy. Paper presented at the 11th Biennial Australasian Schizophrenia Conference: Sydney.
Ball, K., Abbott, G., Cleland, V., Timperio, A., Brug, J., King, A. C., et al. (2010). Socioeconomic disadvantage and obesity: Who is resilient? Paper presented at the 10th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity: Minnesota, USA.
Williams, L., Andrianopoulos, N., Abbott, G., & Ball, K. (2010). The effect of education and personal income on women's BMI: Insights from READI. Paper presented at the Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting: Sydney.

Publications

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2016

Construct validity of the pictorial scale of perceived movement skill competence

Dr Lisa Barnett, Spyridoula Vazou, Dr Gavin Abbott, Dr Steve Bowe, Leah Robinson, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Prof Jo Salmon

(2016), Vol. 22, pp. 294-302, Psychology of sport and exercise, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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A process evaluation of the Supermarket Healthy Eating for Life (SHELf) randomized controlled trial

Dr Dana Olstad, Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Gavin Abbott, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, Miss Ha Le, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Dr Christina Pollard, Prof David Crawford

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-15, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

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Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between parents' and preschoolers' physical activity and TV viewing: the HAPPY Study

Dr Gavin Abbott, Miss Jill Hnatiuk, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon, Ms Keren Best, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 269-274, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Associations between physical activity, television viewing and postnatal depressive symptoms amongst healthy primiparous mothers

Dr Megan Teychenne, Dr Gavin Abbott, Ms Paige van der Pligt, Prof Kylie Ball, A/Prof Karen Campbell, Dr Catherine Milte, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh

(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 62-67, Mental health and physical activity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Economic evaluation of price discounts and skill-building strategies on purchase and consumption of healthy food and beverages: The SHELf randomized controlled trial.

Miss Ha Le, Dr Lisa Gold, Dr Gavin Abbott, Prof David Crawford, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, Cliona Mhurchu, Dr Christina Pollard, Prof Kylie Ball

(2016), Vol. 159, pp. 83-91, Social science and medicine, Amsterdam ,The Netherlands, C1

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Hair cortisol levels, perceived stress and body mass index in women and children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods: the READI study

Dr Dana Olstad, Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Craig Wright, Dr Gavin Abbott, Miss Erin Brown, Dr Anne Turner

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 158-167, Stress, London, Eng., C1

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2015

Do sedentary behaviors mediate associations between socio-demographic characteristics and BMI in women living in socio-economically disadvantaged neighborhoods?

Sofie Compernolle, Katrien De Cocker, Dr Gavin Abbott, Maite Verloigne, Greet Maria Cardon, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Prof Kylie Ball

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 1-9, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

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How active are people in metropolitan parks? An observational study of park visitation in Australia

Dr Jenny Veitch, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Gavin Abbott, Prof Billie Giles-Corti, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-8, BMC public health, Bingley, Eng., C1

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Maternal efficacy and sedentary behavior rules predict child obesity resilience

Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Verity Cleland, Dr Lukar Thornton, Dr Gavin Abbott, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, A/Prof Karen Campbell, Prof Johannes Brug, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 1-11, BMC Obesity, London, Eng., C1

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2014

Prospective associations between sedentary behaviour and risk of depression in socio-economically disadvantaged women

Dr Megan Teychenne, Dr Gavin Abbott, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Jo Salmon

(2014), Vol. 65, pp. 82-86, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Explaining educational disparities in adiposity: The role of neighborhood environments.

Dr Gavin Abbott, Kathryn Backholer, Prof Anna Peeters, Dr Lukar Thornton, Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball

(2014), Vol. 22, pp. 2413-2419, Obesity, Hoboken N. J., C1

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Overlap between autistic and schizotypal personality traits is not accounted for by anxiety and depression.

Alex Mealey, Dr Gavin Abbott, Dr Linda Byrne, Prof Jane McGillivray

(2014), Vol. 219, pp. 380-385, Psychiatry Research, Shannon, County Clare, Ireland, C1

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2013

Schizotypal traits are associated with poorer identity from dynamic stimuli

Dr Gavin Abbott, Dr Linda Byrne

(2013), Vol. 207, pp. 40-44, Psychiatry research, Shannon, Ireland, C1

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Associations between psychological stress, eating, physical activity, sedentary behaviours and body weight among women: a longitudinal study

Ms Jennifer Mouchacca, Dr Gavin Abbott, Prof Kylie Ball

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-11, BMC public health, London, England, C1

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Behavior and weight correlates of weight-control efforts in Australian women living in disadvantage : the READI study

RW Jeffery, Dr Gavin Abbott, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof David Crawford

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 1-14, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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A parent-focused intervention to reduce infant obesity risk behaviors : a randomized trial

A/Prof Karen Campbell, Dr Sandrine Lioret Suteau, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, Prof David Crawford, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Zoe McCallum, Bibi Gerner, Dr Alison Spence, Dr Adrian Cameron, Miss Jill Hnatiuk, Dr Obioha Ukoumunne, Dr Lisa Gold, Dr Gavin Abbott, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh

(2013), Vol. 131, pp. 652-660, Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Ill., C1

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2012

Schizotypy and subjective wellbeing in university students

Dr Gavin Abbott, Dr Linda Byrne

(2012), Vol. 196, pp. 154-156, Psychiatry research, Shannon, Ireland, C1

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Do parents’ and children’s concerns about sports safety and injury risk relate to how much physical activity children do?

Dr Amanda Telford, Prof Caroline Finch, Dr Lisa Barnett, Dr Gavin Abbott, Prof Jo Salmon

(2012), Vol. 46, pp. 1084-1088, British journal of sports medicine, London, England, C1

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Diminished subjective wellbeing in schizotypy is more than just negative affect

Dr Gavin Abbott, Mr Michael Do, Dr Linda Byrne

(2012), Vol. 52, pp. 914-918, Personality and individual differences, Kidlington, England, C1

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Facial affect recognition and schizotypal personality characteristics

Dr Gavin Abbott, Melissa J. Green

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 58-63, Early Intervention in Psychiatry, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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Resilience to obesity among socioeconomically disadvantaged women : the READI study

Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Gavin Abbott, Dr Verity Cleland, Prof Gita Mishra, RW Jeffery, Prof Johannes Brug, Abby C. King

(2012), Vol. 36, pp. 855-865, International journal of obesity, London, England, C1

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Home and neighbourhood correlates of BMI among children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods

Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Verity Cleland, A/Prof Karen Campbell, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Gavin Abbott, Prof Johannes Brug, Prof Louise Baur, Prof Jo Salmon

(2012), Vol. 107, pp. 1028-1036, British journal of nutrition, Cambridge, England, C1

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2010

Is healthy behavior contagious : associations of social norms with physical activity and healthy eating

Prof Kylie Ball, RW Jeffery, Dr Gavin Abbott, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, Prof David Crawford

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 1-27, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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Maternal self-efficacy regarding children's eating and sedentary behaviours in the early years : Associations with children's food intake and sedentary behaviours

A/Prof Karen Campbell, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Amanda Silverii, Dr Gavin Abbott

(2010), Vol. 5, pp. 501-508, International journal of pediatric obesity, London, England, C1

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Personal, social and environmental correlates of healthy weight status amongst mothers from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods : findings from the READI study

Dr Abbie Macfarlane, Dr Gavin Abbott, Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 1-9, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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2009

Sociodemographic and behavioural correlates of weight status among women with children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods

Dr Abbie Macfarlane, Dr Gavin Abbott, Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball

(2009), Vol. 33, pp. 1289-1298, International journal of obesity, London, England, C1

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2008

The effect of Shamanic-like stimulus conditions and the cognitive-perceptual factor of schizotypy on phenomenology

Dr Adam Rock, Dr Gavin Abbott, Hatun Childargushi, Melanie L Kiehne

(2008), Vol. 10, pp. 79-98, North American journal of psychology, Winter Garden, Fla., C1

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Altered experience mediates the relationship between schizotypy and mood disturbance during shamanic-like journeying

Dr Adam Rock, Dr Gavin Abbott, Dr Nicolas Kambouropoulos

(2008), Vol. 22, pp. 371-384, Journal of scientific exploration, Lawrence, Kan., C1

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