A/Prof. Kylie Hesketh

STAFF PROFILE

Position

ARC Future Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2005
Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences, La Trobe University, 1995

Contact

kylie.hesketh@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46812

Biography summary

Associate Professor Hesketh holds a Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council and an Honorary Future Leader Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia. She is a member of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood. With training in psychology, paediatric public health and behavioural epidemiology, she leads a program of research that focuses on physical activity, sedentary behaviours and obesity prevention in children and youth, with a focus on the early childhood period.

Research interests

A/Prof Hesketh’s research spans qualitative, cohort, intervention, and translation designs. She is currently conducting a number of family-based randomised controlled trials that aim to assist parents to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours from infancy. She is also conducting a large longitudinal cohort study investigating determinants, trajectories and outcomes of physical activity, sedentary behaviours and weight status from preschool through to adolescence.

Affiliations

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)

Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS)

Teaching interests

Currently supervises 5 PhD students

Has supervised 7 PhD, 2 Masters and 5 Honours students to completion

Deputy Higher Degree by Research Director for the School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences and serves on Deakin University’s Thesis Examination Committee.

Professional activities

Current

Active Health Kids Australia Executive Committee (2017 – present)

Active Healthy Kids Australia Research Working Group (produces Australian Physical Activity Report Card) (2013 – present)

Australian 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children of the Early Years Leadership Group (2017 - present); Early Years Surveillance Subcommittee (2017 – present)

Parents’ Voice Steering Committee (2015 – present)

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Editorial Board (2007 – present)

Past

Australian Child and Adolescent Obesity Research Network (ACAORN) (2007 – 2015); Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour Stream Co-Leader (2012 – 2015)

National Eating Disorder Collaboration Prevention Advisory Group (2012 – 2014)

YMCA Health and Medical Advisory Committee (2008 – 2013)

BMC Public Health Editorial Board (Associate Editor) (2008 – 2011)

Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine Executive Committee (2008 – 2011)

Awards

2016 Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia (CAPHIA) Award for Excellence and Innovation in Public Health Team Research: The Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program

2014 – 2020 Australian Research Council Future Fellowship

2014 – 2017 National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship (Honorary)


2012 Professor David Hill Award for Knowledge and Translation: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Awards: The Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program


2011 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research: Early Career Researcher


2011 Award for Best Oral Presentation in Epidemiology and Policy Theme: International Epidemiology Association World Congress of Epidemiology, Edinburgh


2010 Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Award: Humanities & Social Sciences (finalist)


2010 Best Presentation by an Early Career Researcher: Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine Conference, Brisbane

2009 – 2013 National Heart Foundation of Australia Career Development Award

2005 – 2008 National Health and Medical Research Council/National Heart Foundation of Australia Part-time Training Fellowship
2004 Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity Young Investigator Award

2001 – 2004 National Health and Medical Research Council Public Health Postgraduate Research Scholarship



 

Projects

The Melbourne Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program Follow-Up

Healthy Active Preschool and Primary Years (HAPPY) Project

InFANT-Extend Program

Transform-Us! Study

Publications

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2018

The views of first time mothers completing an intervention to reduce postpartum weight retention: a qualitative evaluation of the mums OnLiNE study

P van der Pligt, K Ball, K Hesketh, D Crawford, M Teychenne, K Campbell

(2018), Vol. 56, pp. 23-28, Midwifery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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A pilot intervention to reduce postpartum weight retention and central adiposity in first-time mothers: results from the mums OnLiNE (Online, Lifestyle, Nutrition & Exercise) study

P van der Pligt, K Ball, K Hesketh, M Teychenne, D Crawford, P Morgan, C Collins, K Campbell

(2018), Vol. 31, pp. 314-328, Journal of human nutrition & dietetics, London, Eng., C1

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Feasibility and efficacy of a parent-focused, text message-delivered intervention to reduce sedentary behavior in 2- to 4-year-old children (Mini Movers): pilot randomized controlled trial

Katherine Downing, Jo Salmon, Trina Hinkley, Jill Hnatiuk, Kylie Hesketh

(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 1-15, JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, Toronto, Ont., C1

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Role of parental and environmental characteristics in toddlers' physical activity and screen time: Bayesian analysis of structural equation models

Eun-Young Lee, Kylie Hesketh, Ryan Rhodes, Christina Rinaldi, John Spence, Valerie Carson

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 1-14, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

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Validity of hip-worn inertial measurement unit compared to jump mat for jump height measurement in adolescents

Timo Rantalainen, Kylie Hesketh, Christine Rodda, Rachel Duckham

(2018), Vol. 0, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, Chichester, Eng., C1

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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

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Interventions to increase physical activity in children 0-5 years old: a systematic review, meta-analysis and realist synthesis

J Hnatiuk, H Brown, K Downing, T Hinkley, J Salmon, K Hesketh

(2018), Obesity reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

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A pilot primary school active break program (ACTI-BREAK): effects on academic and physical activity outcomes for students in years 3 and 4

Amanda Watson, Anna Timperio, Helen Brown, Kylie Hesketh

(2018), pp. 1-6, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2017

Maternal correlates of young children's physical activity across periods of the day

J Hnatiuk, N Ridgers, J Salmon, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 178-183, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Does preschool physical activity and electronic media use predict later social and emotional skills at 6 to 8 years? a cohort study

T Hinkley, A Timperio, J Salmon, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 308-316, Journal of physical activity & health, United States, C1

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A mobile technology intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour in 2- to 4-year-old children (Mini Movers): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

K Downing, J Salmon, T Hinkley, J Hnatiuk, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 18, pp. 1-8, Trials, London, Eng., C1

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Do the correlates of screen time and sedentary time differ in preschool children?

K Downing, T Hinkley, J Salmon, J Hnatiuk, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-12, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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Setting them up for lifetime activity: play competence perceptions and physical activity in young children

L Barnett, N Ridgers, K Hesketh, J Salmon

(2017), Vol. 20, pp. 856-860, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Maternal-child co-participation in physical activity-related behaviours: prevalence and cross-sectional associations with mothers and children's objectively assessed physical activity levels

J Hnatiuk, E DeDecker, K Hesketh, G Cardon

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-7, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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Psychometric properties of a parental questionnaire for assessing correlates of toddlers' physical activity and sedentary behaviour

V Carson, K Hesketh, R Rhodes, C Rinaldi, W Rodgers, J Spence

(2017), Vol. 21, pp. 190-200, Measurement in physical education and exercise science, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Fathers' perspectives on the diets and physical activity behaviours of their young children

A Walsh, K Hesketh, P van der Pligt, A Cameron, D Crawford, K Campbell

(2017), Vol. 12, pp. 1-19, PloS one, United States, C1

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Associations between the physical activity levels of fathers and their children at 20 months, 3.5 and five years of age

A Walsh, D Crawford, A Cameron, K Campbell, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-8, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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Facilitator and participant use of Facebook in a community-based intervention for parents: the InFANT Extend Program

K Downing, K Campbell, P van der Pligt, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 13, pp. 443-454, Childhood obesity, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

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Effect of classroom-based physical activity interventions on academic and physical activity outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

A Watson, A Timperio, H Brown, K Best, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 1-24, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

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Is gestational weight gain and early postpartum weight retention associated with clinician advice in first time mothers?

P van der Pligt, K Ball, K Hesketh, M Teychenne, D Crawford, Dodd J, K Campbell

(2017), Vol. 6, Journal of women's health care, Hyderabad, India, C1-1

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A primary school active break programme (ACTI-BREAK): study protocol for a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial

A Watson, A Timperio, H Brown, K Hesketh

(2017), Vol. 18, pp. 1-11, Trials, London, Eng., C1

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A collaborative approach to adopting/adapting guidelines - The Australian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the early years (Birth to 5 years): an integration of physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep

A Okely, D Ghersi, K Hesketh, R Santos, S Loughran, D Cliff, T Shilton, D Grant, R Jones, R Stanley, J Sherring, T Hinkley, S Trost, C McHugh, S Eckermann, K Thorpe, K Waters, T Olds, T Mackey, R Livingstone, H Christian, H Carr, A Verrender, J Pereira, Z Zhang, K Downing, M Tremblay

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-24, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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Proportion of infants meeting the Australian 24-hour movement guidelines for the early years: data from the Melbourne InFANT Program

K Hesketh, K Downing, K Campbell, D Crawford, J Salmon, J Hnatiuk

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 191-198, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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Meeting new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years and associations with adiposity among toddlers living in Edmonton, Canada

E-Y Lee, K Hesketh, S Hunter, N Kuzik, R Rhodes, C Rinaldi, J Spence, V Carson

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-11, BMC Public Health, London, Eng., C1

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Describing objectively measured physical activity levels, patterns, and correlates in a cross sectional sample of infants and toddlers from South Africa

A Prioreschi, S Brage, K Hesketh, J Hnatiuk, K Westgate, L Micklesfield

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 1-14, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

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2016

Longitudinal levels and bouts of objectively measured sedentary time among young Australian children in the HAPPY study

V Carson, J Salmon, D Crawford, T Hinkley, K Hesketh

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 232-236, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Mothers' perceptions of Melbourne InFANT Program : informing future practice

P Lunn, S Roberts, A Spence, K Hesketh, K Campbell

(2016), Vol. 31, pp. 614-622, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1

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

G Abbott, J Hnatiuk, A Timperio, J Salmon, K Best, K Hesketh

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

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Maternal dietary intake and physical activity habits during the postpartum period: associations with clinician advice in a sample of Australian first time mothers

P van der Pligt, E Olander, K Ball, D Crawford, K Hesketh, M Teychenne, K Campbell

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-10, BMC pregnancy and childbirth, London, Eng., C1

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The extended Infant Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT Extend) Program : a cluster-randomized controlled trial of an early intervention to prevent childhood obesity

K Campbell, K Hesketh, S McNaughton, K Ball, Z McCallum, J Lynch, D Crawford

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

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

D Cliff, K Hesketh, S Vella, T Hinkley, M Tsiros, N Ridgers, A Carver, J Veitch, A-M Parrish, L Hardy, R Plotnikoff, A Okely, J Salmon, D Lubans

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

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Dietary associations of fathers and their children between the ages of 20 months and 5 years

A Walsh, A Cameron, D Crawford, K Hesketh, K Campbell

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 2033-2039, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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The infant feeding practices of Chinese immigrant mothers in Australia: A qualitative exploration

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

(2016), Vol. 105, pp. 375-384, Appetite, London, Eng., C1

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Mothers' perceptions of the influences on their child feeding practices - a qualitative study

A Spence, K Hesketh, D Crawford, K Campbell

(2016), Vol. 105, pp. 596-603, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Translating an early childhood obesity prevention program for local community implementation: a case study of the Melbourne InFANT Program

R Laws, K Hesketh, K Ball, C Cooper, K Vrljic, K Campbell

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-15, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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More active pre-school children have better motor competence at school starting age: an observational cohort study

L Barnett, J Salmon, K Hesketh

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-8, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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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

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Interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in 0-5-year-olds: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

K Downing, J Hnatiuk, T Hinkley, J Salmon, K Hesketh

(2016), pp. 1-10, British journal of sports medicine, C1

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Practicalities and research considerations for conducting childhood obesity prevention interventions with families

P Morgan, R Jones, C Collins, K Hesketh, M Young, T Burrows, A Magarey, H Brown, T Hinkley, R Perry, L Brennan, A Spence, K Campbell

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 1-16, Children, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Preschool and childcare center characteristics associated with children's physical activity during care hours: an observational study

T Hinkley, J Salmon, D Crawford, A Okely, K Hesketh

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

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Results from Australia's 2016 report card on physical activity for children and youth

N Schranz, T Olds, R Boyd, J Evans, S Gomersall, L Hardy, K Hesketh, D Lubans, N Ridgers, L Straker, S Vella, J Ziviani, G Tomkinson

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. S87-S94, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Informing active play and screen time behaviour change interventions for low socioeconomic position mothers of young children: what do mothers want?

K Downing, K Best, K Campbell, K Hesketh

(2016), Vol. 2016, pp. 1-13, BioMed research international, New York, N.Y., C1

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2015

Physical environments, policies and practices for physical activity and screen-based sedentary behaviour among preschoolers within child care centres in Melbourne, Australia and Kingston, Canada

T Hinkley, V Carson, K Hesketh

(2015), Vol. 41, pp. 132-138, Child: care, health and development, Chichester, England, C1

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Associations of parental rules and socioeconomic position with preschool children's sedentary behaviour and screen time

K Downing, T Hinkley, K Hesketh

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 515-521, Journal of Physical Activity & Health, Champaign, Ill., C1

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Prevalence and stability of active play, restricted movement and television viewing in infants

K Hesketh, D Crawford, G Abbott, K Campbell, J Salmon

(2015), Vol. 185, pp. 883-894, Early child development and care, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Tracking of maternal self-efficacy for limiting young children's television viewing and associations with children's television viewing time: a longitudinal analysis over 15-months

J Hnatiuk, J Salmon, K Campbell, N Ridgers, K Hesketh

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-7, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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Prevalence of sedentary behavior in children under 2 years: a systematic review

K Downing, J Hnatiuk, K Hesketh

(2015), Vol. 78, pp. 105-114, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Associations between dietary intakes of first-time fathers and their 20-month-old children are moderated by fathers' BMI, education and age

A Walsh, A Cameron, K Hesketh, D Crawford, K Campbell

(2015), Vol. In press, pp. 1-7, British journal of nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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A review of the relationship between socioeconomic position and the early-life predictors of obesity

A Cameron, A Spence, R Laws, K Hesketh, S Lioret, K Campbell

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 350-362, Current obesity reports, New York, N. Y., C1

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

M Teychenne, G Abbott, P van der Pligt, K Ball, K Campbell, C Milte, K Hesketh

(2015), pp. 1-6, Mental health and physical activity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Parental influences on preschoolers' TV viewing time: mediation analyses on Australian and Belgian data

E De Decker, K Hesketh, M De Craemer, T Hinkley, I De Bourdeaudhuij, J Salmon, G Cardon

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 1272-1279, Journal of physical activity & health, Champaign, Ill., C1

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2014

What helps children to move more at school recess and lunchtime? Mid-intervention results from Transform-Us! cluster-randomised controlled trial

M Yildirim, L Arundell, E Cerin, V Carson, H Brown, D Crawford, K Hesketh, N Ridgers, S Te Velde, M Chinapaw, J Salmon

(2014), Vol. 48, pp. 271-277, British journal of sports medicine, London, England, C1

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Variation in outcomes of the Melbourne Infant, Feeding, Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT) Program according to maternal education and age

A Cameron, K Ball, K Hesketh, S McNaughton, J Salmon, D Crawford, S Lioret, K Campbell

(2014), Vol. 58, pp. 58-63, Preventive Medicine, Waltham, Mass., C1

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The effect of an early childhood obesity intervention on father's obesity risk behaviors: the Melbourne InFANT program

A Walsh, S Lioret Suteau, A Cameron, K Hesketh, S McNaughton, D Crawford, K Campbell

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 1-9, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, London, UK, C1

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Early childhood physical activity, sedentary behaviors and psychosocial well-being: a systematic review

T Hinkley, M Teychenne, K Downing, K Ball, J Salmon, K Hesketh

(2014), Vol. 62, pp. 182-192, Preventive Medicine, New York, NY, C1

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Results from Australia's 2014 report card on physical activity for children and youth

N Schranz, T Olds, D Cliff, M Davern, L Engelen, B Giles-Corti, S Gomersall, L Hardy, K Hesketh, A Hills, D Lubans, D Macdonald, R Macniven, P Morgan, A Okely, A Parish, R Plotnikoff, T Shilton, L Straker, A Timperio, S Trost, S Vella, J Ziviani, G Tomkinson

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 21-25, Journal of physical activity & health, Champaign, IL, C1

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Mediators of improved child diet quality following a health promotion intervention: the Melbourne InFANT program

Alison Spence, Karen Campbell, David Crawford, Sarah McNaughton, Kylie Hesketh

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

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2013

The Melbourne infant feeding, activity and nutrition trial (InFANT) program follow-up

K Hesketh, K Campbell, J Salmon, S McNaughton, Z McCallum, A Cameron, K Ball, L Gold, N Andrianopoulos, D Crawford

(2013), Vol. 34, pp. 145-151, Contemporary clinical trials, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Association between maternal education and diet of children at 9 months is partially explained by mothers' diet

S Lioret, A Cameron, S McNaughton, D Crawford, A Spence, K Hesketh, K Campbell

(2013), pp. 1-12, Maternal and child nutrition, London, Eng, C1

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

K Campbell, S Lioret, S McNaughton, D Crawford, J Salmon, K Ball, Z McCallum, B Gerner, A Spence, A Cameron, J Hnatiuk, O Ukoumunne, L Gold, G Abbott, K Hesketh

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

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Examination of mid-intervention mediating effects on objectively assessed sedentary time among children in the Transform-Us! Cluster-randomized controlled trial

V Carson, J Salmon, L Arundell, N Ridgers, E Cerin, H Brown, K Hesketh, K Ball, M Chinapaw, M Yildirim, R Daly, D Dunstan, D Crawford

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 1-11, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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A health promotion intervention can affect diet quality in early childhood

A Spence, S McNaughton, S Lioret, K Hesketh, D Crawford, K Campbell

(2013), Vol. 143, pp. 1672-1678, Journal of nutrition, Bethesda, Maryland, C1

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Early childhood predictors of toddlers' physical activity: longitudinal findings from the Melbourne InFANT program

J Hnatiuk, J Salmon, K Campbell, N Ridgers, K Hesketh

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 1-9, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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Systematic review of lifestyle interventions to limit postpartum weight retention: implications for future opportunities to prevent maternal overweight and obesity following childbirth

P van der Pligt, J Willcox, K Hesketh, K Ball, S Wilkinson, D Crawford, K Campbell

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 792-805, Obesity reviews, Chichester, England, C1

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2012

How does perceived risk mediate associations between perceived safety and parental restriction of adolescents' physical activity in their neighborhood?

A Carver, A Timperio, K Hesketh, D Crawford

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 1-7, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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Preschoolers' physical activity, screen time, and compliance with recommendations

T Hinkley, J Salmon, A Okely, D Crawford, K Hesketh

(2012), Vol. 44, pp. 458-465, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Breastfeeding mothers consume more vegetables and a greater variety of fruits and vegetables than non-breastfeeding peers : the influence of socioeconomic position

D Leslie, K Hesketh, K Campbell

(2012), Vol. 69, pp. 84-90, Nutrition and dietetics, Richmond, Vic., C1

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Correlates of preschool children's physical activity

T Hinkley, J Salmon, A Okely, K Hesketh, D Crawford

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 159-167, American journal of preventive medicine, New York, N.Y., C1

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Socioeconomic variation in diet and activity-related behaviours of Australian children and adolescents aged 2-16 years

A Cameron, K Ball, N Pearson, S Lioret, D Crawford, K Campbell, K Hesketh, S McNaughton

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 329-342, Pediatric obesity, Oxford, England, C1

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A bi-directional relationship between obesity and health-related quality of life : evidence from the longitudinal AusDiab study

A Cameron, D Magliano, D Dunstan, P Zimmet, K Hesketh, A Peeters, J Shaw

(2012), Vol. 36, pp. 295-303, International journal of obesity, London, England, C1

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Use of electronic games by young children and fundamental movement skills?

L Barnett, T Hinkley, A Okely, K Hesketh, J Salmon

(2012), Vol. 114, pp. 1023-1034, Perceptual and motor skills, Missoula, Mont., C1

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Parents' dietary patterns are significantly correlated : findings from the Melbourne Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trial Program

S Lioret, S McNaughton, D Crawford, A Spence, K Hesketh, K Campbell

(2012), Vol. 108, pp. 518-526, British journal of nutrition, Cambridge, England, C1

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Physical activity levels and patterns of 19-month-old children

J Hnatiuk, N Ridgers, J Salmon, K Campbell, Z McCallum, K Hesketh

(2012), Vol. 44, pp. 1715-1720, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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The HAPPY Study : development and reliability of a parent survey to assess correlates of preschool children's physical activity

T Hinkley, J Salmon, A Okely, D Crawford, K Hesketh

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 407-417, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Chatswood, N. S. W., C1

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A parent focused child obesity prevention intervention improves some mother obesity risk behaviors : the Melbourne infant program

S Lioret, K Campbell, D Crawford, A Spence, K Hesketh, S McNaughton

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 1-10, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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Assessing volume of accelerometry data for reliability in preschool children

T Hinkley, E O'Connell, A Okely, D Crawford, K Hesketh, J Salmon

(2012), Vol. 44, pp. 2436-2441, Medicine and science in sports and exercise, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Children's physical activity and screen time : qualitative comparison of views of parents of infants and preschool children

K Hesketh, T Hinkley, K Campbell

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 1-14, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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2011

Influences on preschool children's physical activity

T Hinkley, J Salmon, A Okely, D Crawford, K Hesketh

(2011), Vol. 34, pp. 39-50, Family and community health, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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A systematic review of the validity and reliability of sedentary behaviour measures used with children and adolescents

D Lubans, K Hesketh, D Cliff, L Barnett, J Salmon, J Dollman, P Morgan, A Hills, L Hardy

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 781-799, Obesity Reviews, London, England, C1

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Nutrition knowledge : a mediator between socioeconomic position and diet quality in Australian first-time mothers

E McLeod, K Campbell, K Hesketh

(2011), Vol. 111, pp. 696-704, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, New York, N.Y., C1

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Promoting Fundamental movement skill development and physical activity in early childhood settings : a cluster randomized controlled trial

R Jones, A Riethmuller, K Hesketh, J Trezise, M Batterham, A Okely

(2011), Vol. 23, pp. 600-615, Pediatric exercise science, Champaign, Ill., C1

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How is active transport associated with children's and adolescents' physical activity over time?

A Carver, A Timperio, K Hesketh, N Ridgers, J Salmon, D Crawford

(2011), Vol. 8, pp. 1-6, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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The importance of long-term follow-up in child and adolescent obesity prevention interventions

R Jones, N Sinn, K Campbell, K Hesketh, E Denney-Wilson, P Morgan, D Lubans, A Magarey

(2011), Vol. 6, pp. 178-181, International journal of pediatric obesity, Oxford, London, C1

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Changes in body mass index and health related quality of life from childhood to adolescence

J Williams, L Canterford, K Hesketh, P Hardy, E Waters, G Patton, M Wake

(2011), Vol. 6, pp. 442-448, International journal of pediatric obesity, Oxford, England, C1

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A cluster-randomized controlled trial to reduce sedentary behavior and promote physical activity and health of 8-9 year olds : the transform-us! study

J Salmon, L Arundell, C Hume, H Brown, K Hesketh, D Dunstan, R Daly, N Pearson, E Cerin, M Moodie, L Sheppard, K Ball, S Bagley, M Paw, D Crawford

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-14, BMC public health, London, England, C1

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2010

Comorbidites of overweight/obesity experienced in adolescence : longitudinal study

M Wake, L Canterford, G Patton, K Hesketh, P Hardy, J Williams, E Waters, J Carlin

(2010), Vol. 95, pp. 162-168, Archives of disease in childhood, London, England, C1

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Are children and adolescents less active if parents restrict their physical activity and active transport due to perceived risk?

A Carver, A Timperio, K Hesketh, D Crawford

(2010), Vol. 70, pp. 1799-1805, Social science & medicine, Oxford, England, C1

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Are safety-related features of the road environment associated with smaller declines in physical activity among youth?

A Carver, A Timperio, K Hesketh, D Crawford

(2010), Vol. 87, pp. 29-43, Journal of urban health, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Urban-rural comparison of weight status among women and children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods

V Cleland, C Hume, D Crawford, A Timperio, K Hesketh, L Baur, N Welch, J Salmon, K Ball

(2010), Vol. 192, pp. 137-140, Medical journal of Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal

Interventions to prevent obesity in 0-5 year olds : an updated systematic review of the literature

K Hesketh, K Campbell

(2010), Vol. 18, pp. 27-35, Obesity, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Influence of peers on breastfeeding discontinuation among new parents : the Melbourne InFANT Program

A Cameron, K Hesketh, K Ball, D Crawford, K Campbell

(2010), Vol. 126, Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Ill., C1

journal

Parental use of restrictive feeding practices and child BMI z-score. A 3-year prospective cohort study

K Campbell, N Andrianopoulos, K Hesketh, K Ball, D Crawford, L Brennan, N Corsini, A Timperio

(2010), Vol. 55, pp. 84-88, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

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

K Campbell, K Hesketh, A Silverii, G Abbott

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

journal

The Early Prevention of Obesity in CHildren (EPOCH) collaboration : an individual patient data prospective meta-analysis

L Askie, L Baur, K Campbell, L Daniels, K Hesketh, A Magarey, S Mihrshahi, C Rissel, J Simes, B Taylor, R Taylor, M Voysey, L Ming Wen

(2010), Vol. 10, pp. 1-8, BMC public health, London, England, C1

journal
2009

Predictors of body mass index change in Australian primary school children

K Hesketh, J Carlin, M Wake, D Crawford

(2009), Vol. 4, pp. 45-53, International journal of pediatric obesity, London, England, C1

journal

How do school day activity patterns differ with age and gender across adolescence?

T Olds, M Wake, G Patton, K Ridley, E Waters, J Williams, K Hesketh

(2009), Vol. 44, pp. 64-72, Journal of adolescent health, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Electronic media use and adolescent health and well-being : cross-sectional community study

M Mathers, L Canterford, T Olds, K Hesketh, K Ridley, M Wake

(2009), Vol. 9, pp. 307-314, Academic pediatrics, New York, N. Y., C1

journal
2008

Children's after-school activity : associations with weight status and family circumstance

K Hesketh, M Graham, E Waters

(2008), Vol. 20, pp. 84-94, Pediatric exercise science, Champaign, Ill., C1

journal

The infant feeding activity and nutrition trial (INFANT) an early intervention to prevent childhood obesity : cluster-randomised controlled trial

K Campbell, K Hesketh, D Crawford, J Salmon, K Ball, Z McCallum

(2008), Vol. 8, pp. 1-9, BMC public health, London, England, C1

journal

Preschool children and physical activity : a review of correlates

T Hinkley, D Crawford, J Salmon, A Okely, K Hesketh

(2008), Vol. 34, pp. 435-441, American journal of preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Parent's views of the importance of making changes in settings where children spend time to prevent obesity

D Crawford, A Timperio, K Campbell, C Hume, M Jackson, A Carver, K Hesketh, K Ball, J Salmon

(2008), Vol. 17, pp. 148-158, Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, McKinnon, Vic., C1

journal
2007

Australian parents` views on their 5-6-year-old children's food choices

K Campbell, D Crawford, K Hesketh

(2007), Vol. 22, pp. 11-18, Health promotion international, Eynsham, United Kingdom, C1

journal

Associations between family circumstance and weight status of Australian children

K Hesketh, D Crawford, J Salmon, M Jackson, K Campbell

(2007), Vol. 2, pp. 86-96, International journal of pediatric obesity, New York, NY., C1

journal

Stability of television viewing and electronic game/computer use in a prospective cohort study of Australian children: relationship with body mass index

K Hesketh, M Wake, M Graham, E Waters

(2007), Vol. 4, pp. 1-24, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal

How should activity guidelines for young people be operationalised?

T Olds, K Ridley, M Wake, K Hesketh, E Waters, G Patton, J Williams

(2007), Vol. 4, pp. 1-6, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal

Mediators of the relationship between maternal education and children's TV viewing

K Hesketh, K Ball, D Crawford, K Campbell, J Salmon

(2007), Vol. 33, pp. 41-47, American journal of preventive medicine, New York, NY., C1

journal

Strategies which aim to positively impact on weight, physical activity, diet and sedentary behaviours in children from zero to five years. A systematic review of the literature

K Campbell, K Hesketh

(2007), Vol. 8, pp. 327-338, Obesity Reviews, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2006

Children's television viewing and objectively measured physical activity: associations with family circumstances

K Hesketh, D Crawford, J Salmon

(2006), Vol. 3, pp. 1-10, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal
2005

Health-related quality of life of overweight and obese children

J Williams, M Wake, K Hesketh, E Maher, E Waters

(2005), Vol. 293, pp. 70-76, JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, Chicago, Ill., C1

journal

Healthy eating, activity and obesity prevention: a qualitive study of parent and child perceptions in Australia

K Hesketh, E Waters, J Green, L Salmon, J Williams

(2005), Vol. 20, pp. 19-26, Health promotion international, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal
2004

Body mass index and parent-reported self-estem in elementary school children: evidence for a causal relationship.

K Hesketh, M Wake, E Waters

(2004), Vol. 28, pp. 1233-1237, International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders, Basingstoke, England, C1-1

journal

Health-related quality of life and metabolic control in children with type 1 diabetes : a prospective cohort study

K Hesketh, M Wake, F Cameron

(2004), Vol. 27, pp. 415-420, Diabetes care, Alexandria, Va., C1-1

journal

Stability of body mass index in Australian children: a prospective cohort study across the middle childhood years

K Hesketh, M Wake, E Waters, J Carlin, D Crawford

(2004), Vol. 7, pp. 303-309, Public health nutrition, London, England, C1

journal

Standardizing anthropometric measures in children and adolescents with new functions for egen

S Vidmar, J Carlin, K Hesketh, T Cole

(2004), Vol. 4, pp. 50-55, Stata journal, College Station, Tex., C1-1

journal
2003

Health-related quality of life of children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia: comparisons and correlations between parent and clinician reports

E Waters, M Wake, K Hesketh, D Ashley, E Smibert

(2003), Vol. 103, pp. 514-518, International journal of cancer, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Change in the prevalence of overweight and obesity among young Australian, 1969-1997

M Booth, T Chey, M Wake, K Norton, K Hesketh, J Dollman, I Robertson

(2003), Vol. 77, pp. 29-36, American journal of clinical nutrition, Bethesda, Md., C1-1

journal

Early detection of emotional and behavioural problems in children with diabetes: the validity of the child health questionnaire as a screening instrument

F Cameron, D Smidtst, K Hesketh, M Wake, E Northam

(2003), Vol. 20, pp. 646-650, Diabetic medicine: journal of diabetes UK, Chichester, England, C1-1

journal

Television, computer use and body mass index in Australian primary school children

M Wake, K Hesketh, E Waters

(2003), Vol. 39, pp. 130-134, Journal of paediatrics and child health, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
2002

Regional and urban Victorian diabetic youth: clinical and quality-of-life outcomes

F Cameron, C Clarke, K Hesketh, E White, D Boyce, V Dalton, J Cross, M Brown, N Thies, G Pallas, P Goss, G Werther

(2002), Vol. 38, pp. 593-596, Journal of paediatrics and child health, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

Parent-reported health status of overweight and obese Australian primary school children: a cross-sectional population survey

M Wake, L Salmon, E Waters, M Wright, K Hesketh

(2002), Vol. 26, pp. 717-724, International journal of obesity, London, England, C1-1

journal

Teething symptoms: cross sectional survey of five groups of child health professionals

M Wake, K Hesketh

(2002), Vol. 325, pp. 814-814, B M J, London, England, C1-1

journal
2001

The health and well-being of adolescents: a school-based population study of the self-report child health questionnaire

E Waters, L Salmon, M Wake, M Wright, K Hesketh

(2001), Vol. 29, pp. 140-149, Journal of adolescent health, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal

The epidemiology of overweight and obesity among Australian children and adolescents, 1995-97

M Booth, M Wake, T Armstrong, T Chey, K Hesketh, S Mathur

(2001), Vol. 25, pp. 162-169, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Canberra, ACT, C1-1

journal
2000

Does height influence progression through primary school grades?

M Wake, D Coghlan, K Hesketh

(2000), Vol. 82, pp. 297-301, Archives of Disease in Childhood, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Teething and tooth eruption in infants: a cohort study

M Wake, K Hesketh, J Lucas

(2000), Vol. 106, pp. 1374-1379, Pediatrics, Grove Village, Ill., C1-1

journal

Eruption of the primary dentition in human infants: a prospective descriptive study

S Hulland, J Lucas, M Wake, K Hesketh

(2000), Vol. 22, pp. 415-421, Pediatric dentistry, Chicago, Ill., C1-1

journal

The Child Health Questionnaire in children with diabetes: cross-sectional survey of parent and adolescent-reported functional health status

M Wake, K Hesketh, F Cameron

(2000), Vol. 17, pp. 700-707, Diabetic Medicine, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal

The Child Health Questionnaire in Australia: reliability, validity and population means

E Waters, L Salmon, M Wake, K Hesketh, M Wright

(2000), Vol. 24, pp. 207-210, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal
1999

Parent beliefs about infant teething: a survey of Australian parents

M Wake, K Hesketh, M Allen

(1999), Vol. 35, pp. 446-449, Journal of paediatrics and child health, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviours during early childhood

A/Prof Kylie Hesketh

NHF Fellowship - Career Development - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2013: $35,343
  • 2012: $48,750
  • 2011: $47,889
  • 2010: $47,125
  • 2009: $41,781

An RCT to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours from infancy: an interventaion to prevent childhood overweight

Prof Karen Campbell, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof David Crawford, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Zoe McCallum

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2009: $366,489
  • 2008: $171,150

A multi-setting intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour, promote physical activity and improve children's health

Prof Jo Salmon, Dr Clare Hume, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof David Dunstan, Prof Robin Daly, Prof Ester Cerin, Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2013: $123,843
  • 2012: $182,906
  • 2011: $179,898
  • 2010: $176,769
  • 2009: $196,925

Influence of socio-economic and family circumstance on children''s physical activity: implications for the prevention of childhood overweight and obesity

A/Prof Kylie Hesketh

NHMRC - Training PD Award - Australian Research Training Fellowships -NHMRC&NHF

  • 2009: $8,613
  • 2008: $34,875
  • 2007: $34,250
  • 2006: $33,625

Infant feeding, Activity and Nutrition (INFANT)

Prof Karen Campbell, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof David Crawford, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Kylie Ball, Dr Zoe McCallum

NHF Grant - Research - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2008: $2,500
  • 2007: $22,500

Determinants of pre-school children's physical activity and sedentary behaviour: a follow-up study

A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof Jo Salmon, A/Prof Anthony Okely, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Dylan Cliff, Dr Nick Andrianopoulos

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2013: $196,842
  • 2012: $181,762
  • 2011: $198,936

Assessing sustainability of positive outcomes in a successful child obesity prevention intervention: Follow-up of The Melbourne InFANT Program

A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof Karen Campbell, Prof David Crawford, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Sarah McNaughton, Dr Zoe McCallum, Dr Adrian Cameron

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2013: $345,456
  • 2012: $295,564
  • 2011: $241,679

Follow-up of the Healthy Active Preschool and Primary Years (HAPPY) cohort: tracking lifestyle behaviours from preschool through the primary school years.

A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof Anna Timperio, Dr Alison Carver

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2016: $213,299
  • 2015: $199,248
  • 2014: $216,346

Providing children with a healthy start to life: promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviours during early childhood

A/Prof Kylie Hesketh

ARC Fellowships - Future Fellowships

  • 2017: $100,526
  • 2016: $198,104
  • 2015: $194,565
  • 2014: $286,096

Centre of Research Excellence in the Early Prevention of Obesity in Childhood

Prof Louise Baur, A/Prof Lisa Askie, Prof Chris Rissel, Prof Marj Moodie, Prof Stewart Troste, Prof Karen Campbell, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Dr Alison Hayes, Dr Rebecca Golley, A/Prof Rachael Taylor

NHMRC - Centres of Research Excellence

  • 2018: $96,832
  • 2017: $96,832
  • 2016: $96,832

Preventing obesity and promoting healthy body image in Australian secondary schools: a web-based system tailored to individual needs

Prof Jo Williams, Prof Craig Taylor, Prof Susan Sawyer, Prof Marj Moodie, A/Prof Liliana Orellana, Dr Wei Luo, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Dr Denise Wilfley

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2018: $306,905
  • 2017: $228,521

Other Public Sector Funding

Understanding current and future opportunites to promote healthy maternal weight during pregnancy and the post partum period

Prof Karen Campbell, Dr Paige Felicity Van Der Pligt, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball

  • 2015: $6,114
  • 2014: $35,479
  • 2013: $34,026

Investigating sedentary behaviour and screen time in early childhood

A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Dr Katherine Downing

  • 2017: $7,733
  • 2016: $28,539
  • 2015: $28,100

Industry and Other Funding

Enhancing the evidence base by value adding to an existing successful intervention for child obesity prevention. Getting healthy eating and active play right from the start.

Prof Karen Campbell, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Sarah McNaughton, Prof John Lynch

  • 2015: $20,366
  • 2014: $112,747
  • 2013: $95,663
  • 2012: $92,002
  • 2011: $77,812

Healthy Gigglers

Mrs Inger Neylon, Prof Karen Campbell, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh

  • 2013: $12,832

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2018

Katherine Louise Downing

Thesis entitled: Intervening to reduce sedentary behaviour in early childhood

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2015

Jill Hnatiuk

Thesis entitled: Understanding young children's physical activity

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2018

Adam David Walsh

Thesis entitled: Fathers' impact on the dietary and physical activity behaviours of children aged 0-5 years

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2015

Paige Felicity Van Der Pligt

Thesis entitled: Opportunities to promote healthy maternal weight during and following pregnancy

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2012

Alison Spence

Thesis entitled: Mediators of Dietary Patterns in an Intervention to Improve Early Childhood Nutrition

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

2011

Trina Hinkley

Thesis entitled: Multidimensional Correlates of Preschool Children's Physical Activity

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (Low Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences