Dr Jenny Veitch

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

jenny.veitch@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17723

Research interests

Dr Veitchs postdoctoral research involves investigating how the neighbourhood social and physical environment is associated with childrens physical activity, sedentary behaviour and overweight and obesity. She has a particular research focus on the neighbourhood physical environment and how features and design of places such as public open spaces may promote opportunities for physical activity. Her recent research has involved qualitative studies with children and families who have demonstrated resilience to unhealthy behaviours, as well as quantitative studies including observational studies, park audits, and a natural experiment involving a local neighbourhood park.

Affiliations

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Australasian Society of Behavioural Health and Medicine

Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society

Conferences

Veitch J, Ball K, Abbott, Crawford D, Salmon J. 2011. Neighbourhood parks and physical activity; a natural experiment (oral presentation). International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne, Australia. Veitch J, Hume C, Ball K, Crawford D, Salmon J. 2011. What helps children to be active? A qualitative exploration of resilience among children (oral presentation). International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne, Australia. Veitch J, Timperio A, Crawford D, Abbott G, Giles-Corti B, Salmon J. 2011. Is the neighbourhood environment associated with sedentary behaviour outside of school hours among children? (oral presentation). Heart Foundation Conference - Heart to Heart: from Access to Action, Melbourne, Australia. Veitch J, Salmon J, Timperio, A, Crawford D, Abbott G, Giles-Corti B. 2010. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between the neighbourhood environment and sedentary behaviours among children (oral presentation). The Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia. Veitch J, Salmon J, Timperio A, Crawford D, Abbott G, Giles-Corti B. 2010. Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between the neighbourhood environment and sedentary behaviours among children: the CLAN study (oral presentation). International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Minneapolis, US. Veitch J, Salmon J, Ball K. 2010. Associations between features of local parks and playgrounds and childrens physical activity, sedentary behaviour and overweight and obesity (oral presentation). Healthy Parks Healthy People Congress, Melbourne, Australia. Veitch J, Salmon J, Ball K. 2008. Childrens use of outdoor spaces for active free-play (oral presentation). International Congress of Behavioural Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. Veitch J, Salmon J, Ball K. 2007. An investigation of childrens perceptions relating to the use of parks/playgrounds for active free-play (oral presentation). Parks Victoria Research Partners Conference, Melbourne, Australia. Veitch J, Salmon J, Ball K. 2006. Where do children play? A behavioural mapping study of childrens active free-play (oral presentation). International Congress of Behavioural Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand. Veitch J, Salmon J, Ball K. 2006. Where do children play? A behavioural mapping study of childrens active free-play (oral presentation). 7th International Conference on Walking and Liveable Communities, Melbourne, Australia.

Awards

Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Influences of the neighbourhood physical and

social environment on childrens physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and overweight and obesity.

(2009-2012).



Heart Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship. An investigation of the influences on childrens active

free-play. (2006-2007).



Winner, Sport and Recreation Victoria, Research Award, October 2008



Winner, Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Doctoral Award of Distinction for the Most Outstanding Research, May 2008.



Parks Victoria Research Partners Conference Prize for excellent research to assist Parks Victoria, November 2007.



Projects

Reviewer of International Research Grants and manuscripts.

Member of local organising committee for the International Society for Behavioural

Nutrition and Physical Activity 2011 Annual Meeting.



Conference chair at national and international conferences.

Reviewer of abstracts for national and international conferences.

Publications

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2017

Active use of parks in Flanders (Belgium): an exploratory observational study

Linde Van Hecke, Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Peter Clarys, Delfien Van Dyck, Dr Jenny Veitch, Benedicte Deforche

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 1-15, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal
2016

The correlates of after-school sedentary behavior among children aged 5-18 years: a systematic review

Mrs Lauren Arundell, Miss Elly Fletcher, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Jenny Veitch, Dr Trina Hinkley

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-10, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal

Park availability and physical activity, TV time, and overweight and obesity among women: findings from Australia and the United States

Dr Jenny Veitch, Dr Gavin Abbott, Andrew Kaczynski, Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, Gina Besenyi, Dr Karen Lamb

(2016), Vol. 38, pp. 96-102, Health and place, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

Objectively measured sedentary behaviour and health and development in children and adolescents: systematic review and meta-analysis

Dr Dylan Paul Cliff, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Stewart Vella, Dr Trina Hinkley, Margarita D. Tsiros, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Jenny Veitch, Anne-Maree Parrish, Dr Louise Hardy, Prof Ronald C Plotnikoff, Tony Okely, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr David Revalds Lubans

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 330-344, Obesity reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Adolescents' ratings of features of parks that encourage park visitation and physical activity

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Jo Salmon, Miss Kate Elizabeth Parker, Dr Shaun Bangay, Benedicte Deforche, Prof Anna Timperio

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-10, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal

Social and physical environmental factors influencing adolescents' physical activity in urban public open spaces: a qualitative study using walk-along interviews

Linde Van Hecke, Benedicte Deforche, Delfien Van Dyck, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Dr Jenny Veitch, Jelle Van Cauwenberg

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 1-24, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal

A systematic review of the prevalence of sedentary behavior during the after-school period among children aged 5-18 years

Mrs Lauren Arundell, Miss Elly Fletcher, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Jenny Veitch, Dr Trina Hinkley

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-9, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Safety in numbers: Does perceived safety mediate associations between the neighborhood social environment and physical activity among women living in disadvantaged neighborhoods?

Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Jenny Veitch, Dr Alison Carver

(2015), Vol. 74, pp. 49-54, Preventive Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Does parental accompaniment when walking or cycling moderate the association between physical neighbourhood environment and active transport among 10-12 year olds?

Ariane Ghekiere, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Jo Salmon, Benedicte Deforche, Prof Anna Timperio

(2015), Vol. In press, pp. 1-5, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Park proximity, quality and recreational physical activity among mid-older aged adults: moderating effects of individual factors and area of residence

Jelle Van Cauwenberg, Prof Ester Cerin, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon, Benedicte Deforche, Dr Jenny Veitch

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 1-8, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

journal

Contribution of the after-school period to children’s daily participation in physical activity and sedentary behaviours

Mrs Lauren Arundell, Dr Trina Hinkley, Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Jo Salmon

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-11, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal

Playability: built and social environment features that promote physical activity within children

Prof Anna Timperio, Miss Jacqueline Reid, Dr Jenny Veitch

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 460-476, Current obesity reports, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

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

journal

Improving the health of Australians by applying evidence from behavioural epidemiology to urban design projects

Dr Beau Beza, Dr Jenny Veitch, Frank Hanson

(2015), pp. 1-18, Urban Design 2015: Empowering Change: Transformative Innovations and Projects : Proceedings of the 8th International Urban Design Conference, Nerang, Qld., E1

conference
2014

Exploring associations between parental and peer variables, personal variables and physical activity among adolescents: a mediation analysis

Maite Verloigne, Dr Jenny Veitch, Dr Alison Carver, Prof Jo Salmon, Greet Maria Cardon, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Prof Anna Timperio

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-11, BMC Public Health, London, England, C1

journal

A natural experiment to examine the impact of park renewal on park-use and park-based physical activity in a disadvantaged neighbourhood: the REVAMP study methods

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Alison Carver, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof David Crawford, Miss Elly Fletcher, Prof Billie Giles-Corti

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-9, BMC Public health, London, England, C1

journal

Are independent mobility and territorial range associated with park visitation among youth?

Dr Jenny Veitch, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Clare Hume, Prof David Crawford, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Jo Salmon

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 1-12, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal

The impact of interventions to promote physical activity in urban green space: A systematic review and recommendations for future research

Ruth F Hunter, Hayley Christian, Dr Jenny Veitch, Thomas Astell-Burt, J Aaron Hipp, Jasper Schipperijn

(2014), Vol. 124, pp. 246-256, Social Science and Medicine, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

Active transport, independent mobility and territorial range among children residing in disadvantaged areas

Dr Alison Carver, Dr Jenny Veitch, Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, Prof David Crawford, Dr Clare Hume

(2014), Vol. 1, pp. 267-273, Journal of transport and health, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2013

Children's perceptions of the factors helping them to be resilient to sedentary lifestyles

Dr Jenny Veitch, Mrs Lauren Arundell, Dr Clare Hume, Prof Kylie Ball

(2013), Vol. 28, pp. 692-703, Health education research, Cary, N.C., C1

journal

Neighborhood perceptions moderate the association between the family environment and children's objectively assessed physical activity

Sara D`Haese, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Jenny Veitch, Greet Maria Cardon, Delfien Van Dyck, Prof Jo Salmon

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 203-209, Health & place, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Environmental perceptions as mediators of the relationship between the objective built environment and walking among socioeconomically disadvantaged women

Delfien Van Dyck, Dr Jenny Veitch, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Dr Lukar Thornton, Prof Kylie Ball

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 1-9, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, London, UK, C1

journal

What helps children to be more active and less sedentary? Perceptions of mothers living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods

Dr Jenny Veitch, Dr Clare Hume, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball

(2013), Vol. 39, pp. 94-102, Child : care, health and development, Chichester, England, C1

journal

Do features of public open spaces vary between urban and rural areas?

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof David Crawford, Prof Anna Timperio

(2013), Vol. 56, pp. 107-111, Preventive medicine, Maryland Heights, Mo., C1

journal

Is park visitation associated with leisure-time and transportation physical activity?

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof David Crawford, Dr Gavin Abbott, Prof Jo Salmon

(2013), Vol. 57, pp. 732-734, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Standardising the after-school period for children's physical activity and sedentary behaviour

Mrs Lauren Arundell, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Jenny Veitch, Eoin O'Connell, Dr Trina Hinkley, Dr Clare Hume

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 65-67, Health promotion journal of Australia, Camperdown, N.S.W., C1

journal

5-year changes in afterschool physical activity and sedentary behavior

Mrs Lauren Arundell, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Trina Hinkley, Prof Anna Timperio

(2013), Vol. 44, pp. 605-611, American journal of preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Are associations between the perceived home and neighbourhood environment and children′s physical activity and sedentary behaviour moderated by urban/rural location?

Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Jenny Veitch, Dr Gavin Abbott, Mai ChinAPaw, Prof Johannes Brug, Saskia J teVelde, Dr Verity Cleland, Dr Clare Hume, Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 44-53, Health & Place, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2012

The neighborhood social environment and body mass index among youth : a mediation analysis

Dr Jenny Veitch, Dr Maartje van Stralen, Marijke Chinapaw, Saskia J. Te Velde, Prof David Crawford, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 1-9, The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal

Park improvements and park activity : a natural experiment

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof David Crawford, Dr Gavin Abbott, Prof Jo Salmon

(2012), Vol. 42, pp. 616-619, American journal of preventive medicine, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Socio-demographic characteristics of children experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage who meet physical activity and screen-time recommendations : the READI study

Dr Clare Hume, Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Jenny Veitch, Eoin O'Connell, Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball

(2012), Vol. 54, pp. 61-64, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2011

Reduction in sugar-sweetened beverages is not associated with more water or diet drinks

Dr Jenny Veitch, Amika Singh, Dr Maartje van Stralen, Willem Van Mechelen, Prof Johannes Brug, Marijke Chinapaw

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 1388-1393, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal

What helps children eat well? A qualitative exploration of resilience among disadvantaged families

Dr Lauren Williams, Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Kylie Ball

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 296-307, Health education research, Cary, N.C., C1

journal

Is the neighbourhood environment associated with sedentary behaviour outside of school hours among children?

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof David Crawford, Dr Gavin Abbott, Prof Billie Giles-Corti, Prof Jo Salmon

(2011), Vol. 41, pp. 333-341, Annals of behavioral medicine, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and depressive symptoms among adolescents

Dr Clare Hume, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 152-156, Journal of physical activity and heatlh, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal
2010

Dog ownership, dog walking and children's and parents' physical activity

Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Binh Chu, Dr Jenny Veitch

(2010), Vol. 81, pp. 264-271, Research quarterly for exercise and sport, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Individual, social and physical environmental correlates of children's active free-play : a cross-sectional study

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Kylie Ball

(2010), Vol. 7, pp. 1-10, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal
2009

The validity and reliability of an instrument to assess children's outdoor play in various locations

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Kylie Ball

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 579-582, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Belconnen, A.C.T., C1

journal
2008

Children's active free play in local neighborhoods : a behavioral mapping study

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Kylie Ball

(2008), Vol. 23, pp. 870-879, Health education research : theory and practice, Cary, N.C., C1

journal
2007

Children's perceptions of the use of public open spaces for active free-play

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Kylie Ball

(2007), Vol. 5, pp. 409-422, Children's geographies, London, England, C1

journal
2006

Where do children usually play? A qualitative study of parents' perceptions of influences on children's active free-play

Dr Jenny Veitch, Sarah Bagley, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Jo Salmon

(2006), Vol. 12, pp. 383-393, Health & place, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2000

A university campus physical activity program

A/Prof Evie Leslie, Dr Michael Fotheringham, Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Neville Owen

(2000), Vol. 10, pp. 51-54, Health promotion journal of Australia, Camperdown, N. S. W., C1-1

journal
1999

Physical inactivity and other health risks among Australian males in less-skilled occupations

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Jo Salmon, Ornella Clavisi, Prof Neville Owen

(1999), Vol. 41, pp. 794-798, Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal

Physical activity initiatives for male factory workers : gatekeepers' perceptions of potential motivators and barriers

Dr Jenny Veitch, Ornella Clavisi, Prof Neville Owen

(1999), Vol. 23, pp. 505-510, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1-1

journal
1997

Physical activity promotion for male factory workers : a realistic option?

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Neville Owen, Jane Burns, Prof James Sallis

(1997), Vol. 7, pp. 169-174, Health promotion journal of Australia, Camperdown, N. S. W., C1-1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

The impact of park renewal on park usage and park-based physical activity

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof David Crawford, Prof Billie Giles-Corti, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Clare Hume

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2015: $28,402
  • 2014: $69,402
  • 2013: $70,349
  • 2012: $28,955

The neighbourhood physical environment and physical activity and sedentary behaviour among children and adults

Dr Jenny Veitch

NHMRC ECF - Early Career Fellowship

  • 2017: $9,049
  • 2016: $63,753
  • 2015: $76,490
  • 2014: $61,886
  • 2013: $55,842

Parks: harnessing a public space for active living and social connectedness

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Benedicte Deforche

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2017: $20,025

Other Public Sector Funding

The impact of park renewal on park usage and park-based physical activity

Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof David Crawford, Prof Billie Giles-Corti, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Clare Hume

  • 2015: $25,000
  • 2014: $25,000
  • 2013: $55,000

To undertake a 'natural experiment' to observe changes that occur in a population before and after the park environment has been altered at Brimbank and a Control park, in low socio-economic western

Dr Jenny Veitch

  • 2012: $30,000

Walk to School 2015 - Research and evaluation

Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Jan Garrard, Prof Jo Salmon

  • 2016: $25,000
  • 2015: $54,100

Walk to School 2016 - Research and evaluation

Dr Shannon Sahlqvist, Dr Jenny Veitch, Prof Anna Timperio, Prof Jo Salmon

  • 2016: $82,000

Industry and Other Funding

Scholarship PP 05M 2341 An investigation of the influences on children's active free-play

Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Jenny Veitch

  • 2007: $23,427
  • 2006: $22,969

Develop an environment section of the global physical activity toolkit

Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Jenny Veitch, Dr Shannon Sahlqvist

  • 2016: $14,850

Supervisions

Data will be available in 2017