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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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. 58-67, 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
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

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
2013

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

Dr Jenny Veitch

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

journal

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

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

Dr Jenny Veitch

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

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

Dr Jenny Veitch

(2013), Vol. 57, pp. 732-734, Preventive medicine, 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

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

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