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Dr Kristy Bolton

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow Grade 2

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Contact

kristy.bolton@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 78277

Research interests

Dr Kristy Bolton is currently involved in a variety of obesity-related research projects.  Her research focuses on the correlates of overweight and obesity in infants, children and adolescents. These correlates include dietary and physical activity-related behaviours, quality of life, ethnicity, anthropometry and genetics.  Kristy has applied this knowledge to designing, implementing and evaluating community-based obesity prevention interventions.  Kristy is also currently involved in assessing dietary salt intake in adults.

Affiliations

Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS)

Teaching interests

Kristy has been involved in teaching several units at both undergraduate and post-graduate level in the area of public health; including obesity prevention, population nutrition, epidemiology and biostatistics.

Units taught

HSN734 - Obesity Prevention
HSN705 - Public Health Nutrition
HSN302 - Population Nutrition
HSN101 - Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health
HSN103 - Food: the Environment and Consumers

Taught into HME101-HME401 Public Health Medicine stream.

Conferences

Kristy has presented her work at over 20 national and international conferences in her field.

Research groups

Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE) 

Projects

Projects:

• Kristy is currently an implementation specialist involved in implementing and evaluating a complex community-based systems approach tackling childhood obesity across Great South Coast of Victoria (Whole of Systems Trial of Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity: WHO STOPS Childhood Obesity, funded by an NHMRC Partnerships Project grant)


• Kristy is currently evaluating a salt reduction program by assessing sodium consumption in adults via urine collection and dietary recall (funded by an NHMRC Partnerships Project grant)


• Kristy is also examining infant feeding practices (breastfeeding/formula feeding/introduction of solids) and infant growth trajectories in Chinese immigrants compared to non-immigrants living in Australia

Kristy has been involved in the following projects:

• Evaluating a community-based obesity prevention intervention: Health Promoting Communities: Being Active Eating Well initiative; a large-scale, multi-setting project spanning six communities across Victoria (>5,000 primary and secondary school students, 500 working adults)


• Investigating associations of adolescent health-related quality of life with weight status, age, gender, geographic location (i.e. rural vs. urban)

Publications

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2018

Rapid weight gain during infancy and subsequent adiposity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence

M Zheng, K Lamb, C Grimes, R Laws, K Bolton, K Ong, K Campbell

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 321-332, Obesity reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal

Protocol for an economic evaluation of WHO STOPS childhood obesity stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial

Rohan Sweeney, Marj Moodie, Phuong Nguyen, Penny Fraser, Kristy Bolton, Andrew Brown, Jennifer Marks, Nic Crooks, Claudia Strugnell, Colin Bell, Lynne Millar, Liliana Orellana, Steven Allender

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 1-10, BMJ Open, London, ENg., C1

journal

Differences in infant feeding practices between Chinese-born and Australian-born mothers living in Australia: a cross-sectional study

Kristy Bolton, Peter Kremer, Kylie Hesketh, Rachel Laws, Konsita Kuswara, Karen Campbell

(2018), Vol. 18, pp. 1-9, BMC pediatrics, London, Eng., C1

journal
2017

The outcomes of health-promoting communities: being active eating well initiative-a community-based obesity prevention intervention in Victoria, Australia

K Bolton, P Kremer, L Gibbs, E Waters, B Swinburn, A de Silva

(2017), Vol. 41, pp. 1080-1090, International journal of obesity, London, Eng., C1

journal
2016

le Expanding a successful community-based obesity prevention approach into new communities : challenges and achievements

K Bolton, P Kremer, L Gibbs, B Swinburn, E Waters, A de Silva

(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 197-206, Obesity research and clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The association between self-reported diet quality and health-related quality of life in rural and urban Australian adolescents

K Bolton, F Jacka, S Allender, P Kremer, L Gibbs, E Waters, A de Silva

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 317-325, Australian journal of rural health, London, Eng., C1

journal

Evaluation of a knowledge translation and exchange platform to advance non-communicable disease prevention

T Pettman, R Armstrong, E Waters, S Allender, P Love, T Gill, J Coveney, S Boylan, S Booth, K Bolton, B Swinburn

(2016), Vol. 12, pp. 109-126, Evidence and policy, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal

The Chinese-born immigrant infant feeding and growth hypothesis

K Bolton, P Kremer, K Hesketh, R Laws, K Campbell

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-5, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal
2015

A map of community-based obesity prevention initiatives in Australia following obesity funding 2009-2013.

J Whelan, P Love, A Romanus, T Pettman, K Bolton, E Smith, T Gill, J Coveney, E Waters, S Allender

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 168-171, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Australia, C1

journal

A snapshot of the scope of obesity prevention practice in Australia.

T Pettman, K Bolton, P Love, E Waters, T Gill, J Whelan, S Boylan, R Armstrong, J Coveney, S Booth, B Swinburn, S Allender

(2015), Health Promotion International, C1

journal
2014

The effect of gender and age on the association between weight status and health-related quality of life in Australian adolescents

K Bolton, P Kremer, N Rossthorn, M Moodie, L Gibbs, E Waters, B Swinburn, A de Silva

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-8, BMC public health, London, England, C1

journal
2012

The small leucine-rich proteoglycan, biglycan, is highly expressed in adipose tissue of Psammomys obesus and is associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes

K Bolton, D Segal, K Walder

(2012), Vol. 6, pp. 67-72, Biologics : targets and therapy, Auckland, New Zealand, C1

journal
2011

Government food service policies and guidelines do not create healthy school canteens

A de Silva-Sanigorski, T Breheny, L Jones, K Lacy, P Kremer, L Carpenter, K Bolton, L Prosser, L Gibbs, E Waters, B Swinburn

(2011), Vol. 35, pp. 117-121, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Richmond, Vic., C1

journal
2010

Scaling up community-based obesity prevention in Australia : background and evaluation design of the health promoting communities : being active eating well initiative

A De Silva-Sanigorski, K Bolton, M Haby, P Kremer, L Gibbs, E Waters, B Swinburn

(2010), Vol. 10, pp. 1-7, BMC public health, London, England, C1

journal
2009

Identification of secreted proteins associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes in Psammomys obesus

K Bolton, D Segal, J McMillan, A Sanigorski, G Collier, K Walder

(2009), Vol. 33, pp. 1-13, International journal of obesity, Hampshire, England, C1

journal
2008

Decorin is a secreted protein associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes

K Bolton, D Segal, J McMillan, J Jowett, L Heilbronn, K Abberton, P Zimmet, D Chisholm, G Collier, K Walder

(2008), Vol. 32, pp. 1113-1121, International journal of obesity, London, England, C1-1

journal
2007

Chemerin is a novel adipokine associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome

K Bozaoglu, K Bolton, J McMillan, P Zimmet, J Jowett, G Collier, K Walder, D Segal

(2007), Vol. 148, pp. 4687-4694, Endocrinology, Los Angeles, Calif., C1

journal
2005

Src homology 3-domain growth factor receptor-bound 2-like (endophilin) interacting protein 1, a novel neuronal protein that regulates energy balance

J Trevaskis, K Walder, V Foletta, L Kerr-Bayles, J McMillan, A Cooper

(2005), Vol. 146, pp. 3757-3764, Endocrinology, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal
2004

Regulation of selenoprotein SelS by glucose deprivation and endoplasmic reticulum stress - SelS is a novel glucose-regulated protein

Y Gao, H Feng, K Walder, K Bolton, T Sunderland, N Bishara, M Quick, L Kantham, G Collier

(2004), Vol. 563, pp. 185-190, FEBS letters, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
2002

MERP1: a mammalian ependymin-related protein gene differentially expressed in hematopoietic cells

C Gregorio-King, J McLeod, F Collier, G Collier, K Bolton, G Van Der Meer, J Apostolopoulos, M Kirkland

(2002), Vol. 286, pp. 249-257, Gene : an international journal on genes and genomes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Effect of oxysterols on hematopoietic progenitor cells

C Gregorio-King, F Collier, K Bolton, M Ferguson, J Hosking, G Collier, M Kirkland

(2002), Vol. 30, pp. 670-678, Experimental hematology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

What is the relationship between diet quality and health-related quality of life in rural, Victorian adolescents (12-18 years old)?

Dr Kristy Bolton, Prof Steven Allender

  • 2014: $14,991

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report