Dr Megan Teychenne

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Research interests

Dr Teychenne’s current research interests include: Examining the link between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and mental illness (particularly anxiety and depression), with a key focus on targeting ‘at-risk’ population groups including women (including postpartum and prenatal women) and socio-economically disadvantaged adults.

Affiliations

Member of the Mental Health and Physical Activity (journal) editorial board (June 2015 – current)

International Congress of Behavioral Medicine (Melbourne, 2016) local organising committee member

International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (2007, 2010/2011, 2013)

Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine (2008-2009, 2012-2013)

Teaching interests

Co-supervisor for 3 PhD students
Principal Supervisor for 1 Masters student
Principal supervisor for 4 Honours students
Co-supervisor for 1 Honours student

Unit chair for three undergraduate units

Conferences

Oral presentations

1. Teychenne, M. & Hinkley, T ‘Associations between screen-based sedentary behaviour and anxiety symptoms in mothers with young children’ The 6th International Congress on Physical Activity and Health. Bangkok, Thailand. November 2016.

2. Teychenne M & Teychenne D. The development of a tailored, career-focused interactive online learning tool for physical activity and health students. Deakin University Teaching & Learning Conference, Burwood, 19th November 2015.

3. Teychenne M, Ball K, Salmon J. Prospective associations between sedentary behaviour and risk of depression in socio-economically disadvantaged women. Symposium: It’s all in the head: a life course perspective of associations between physical activity and sedentary behaviours with psychosocial and academic outcomes. 12th Annual Conference of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Ghent, Belgium. May 2013.

4. Teychenne, M., Ball, K., Salmon. Mediators of the relationship between sedentary behaviour and depressive symptoms amongst disadvantaged women. 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Sydney, Australia, 31 October-3 November 2012.

5. Teychenne, M., Ball, K., Salmon. Correlates of socio-economic inequalities in women’s television viewing: a study of intrapersonal, social and environmental mediators. 9th Annual Scientific Conference of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine, Melbourne, Australia, 8-10 February 2012.

6. Teychenne M, Ball K, Salmon J. The perceived feasibility of intervention strategies to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour amongst women living in socio-economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods, 10th Annual Conference of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne, Australia, 15-18 June 2011.

7. Teychenne M, Ball K, Salmon J. Associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and risk of depression in socio-economically disadvantaged women. 7th National Physical Activity Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 14-17 Oct, 2009.

8. Teychenne M, Ball K, Salmon J.  Associations between sedentary behaviour and risk of depression in adults. 6th Annual Scientific Conference of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine, Auckland, New Zealand, 9-11 Feb, 2009.

Poster presentations
1. Teychenne, M., Sahlqvist, S., Parker K. ‘The efficacy of a tailored physical activity intervention for socioeconomically disadvantaged women: The Inspire study’ The International Congress of Behavioral Medicine, Melbourne, Australia. December 2016.

2. Teychenne, M., Abbot, G., van der Pligt, P., Ball, K., Campbell, K.J., Milte, C.M., Hesketh, K.D. “Chasing away the baby blues?” Associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and postnatal depressive symptoms. 14th Annual Conference of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2015

3. Teychenne, M. York, R. Physical activity, sedentary behavior and postnatal depression: A review. 12th Annual Conference of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Ghent, Belgium. May 2013.

4. Teychenne, M., Ball, K., Salmon, J. Socio-economic inequalities in women’s depressive symptoms: The mediating role of neighbourhood characteristics. 10th Annual Scientific Conference of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine, Newcastle, Australia, 6-8 Feb, 2013.

5. McCann, J., Ridgers, N.D., Carver, A., Thornton, L.E., Teychenne, M. Effective recruitment and retention strategies in Australian community health projects. 10th Annual Scientific Conference of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine, Newcastle, Australia, 6-8 Feb, 2013.

Professional activities

Editorial board member for Mental Health and Physical Activity (2015 – current)

Reviewer for more than 20 journals in the field

Co-opted member of Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline committee (2015 – current)

Member of the Faculty Access, Equity and Diversity Committee (2015 – 2016)

Member of the Faculty of Health Board (2013-2014)

Member of the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Board (2013-2014)

Reviewer for Better Health Channel (2012 – 2014)

Awards

2008-2011 National Heart Foundation of Australia Postgraduate Research Scholarship
2008 Winner – The most highly commended presentation in population health: 5th Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Higher Degree by Research Student Symposium, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
 2006 Winner - The Most Outstanding Graduate for the Bachelor of Physical Education
award, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
  2002 The Deakin University Dean’s Scholar Award

Projects

2016 – The “Mums On the Run” study

2013 - The Inspire Study: “Increasing physical activity in socioeconomically disadvantaged women through a tailored intervention approach” - funded by Deakin University Central Research Grants Scheme (RM #25336)

Publications

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2016

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

Ms Paige van der Pligt, Dr Ellinor Olander, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof David Crawford, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Dr Megan Teychenne, Prof Karen Campbell

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

journal

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

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

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

journal

Higher adherence to the Australian dietary guidelines is associated with better mental health status among Australian adult first-time mothers

Rebecca Huddy, Dr Susan Torres, Dr Catherine Milte, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, Dr Megan Teychenne, Prof Karen Campbell

(2016), Vol. 116, pp. 1406-1412, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Can policy ameliorate socioeconomic inequities in obesity and obesity-related behaviours? A systematic review of the impact of universal policies on adults and children

Dr Dana Olstad, Dr Megan Teychenne, L. M. Minaker, D. R. Taber, K. D. Raine, C. I. J. Nykiforuk, Prof Kylie Ball

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 1198-1217, Obesity reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal
2015

The association between sedentary behaviour and risk of anxiety: a systematic review

Dr Megan Teychenne, Sarah A. Costigan, Miss Kate Elizabeth Parker

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

journal

Modifiable barriers to leisure-time physical activity during pregnancy: a qualitative study investigating first time mother's views and experiences

Miss Meg Connelly, Dr Helen Brown, Ms Paige van der Pligt, Dr Megan Teychenne

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 1-7, BMC pregnancy childbirth, London, Eng., C1

journal

Adoption and maintenance of gym-based strength training in the community setting in adults with excess weight or type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial

Dr Megan Teychenne, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Robin Daly, Prof David Crawford, Parneet Sethi, Michelle K Jorna, Prof David W Dunstan

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

journal

Relationship of the perceived social and physical environment with mental health-related quality of life in middle-aged and older adults: mediating effects of physical activity

Delfien Van Dyck, Dr Megan Teychenne, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Prof Jo Salmon

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-16, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

journal
2014

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

Dr Trina Hinkley, Dr Megan Teychenne, Miss Katherine Downing, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Jo Salmon, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh

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

journal

Mediators of the relationship between sedentary behavior and depressive symptoms amongst disadvantaged women

Dr Megan Teychenne, Dr Susan Torres, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, Prof Jo Salmon, Prof Kylie Ball

(2014), Vol. 7, pp. 30-36, Mental health and physical activity, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

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

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

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

journal

Social and physical environmental correlates of adults' weekend sitting time and moderating effects of retirement status and physical health

Veerle Van Holle, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, Dr Megan Teychenne, Prof Anna Timperio, Delfien Van Dyck, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Prof Jo Salmon

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 9790-9810, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal
2013

Effective recruitment and retention strategies in community health programs

Ms Jennifer Mccann, Dr Nicky Ridgers, Dr Alison Carver, Dr Lukar Thornton, Dr Megan Teychenne

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 104-110, Health promotion journal of Australia, Camperdown, NSW, C1

journal

Physical activity, sedentary behavior, and postnatal depressive symptoms: a review

Dr Megan Teychenne, Ms Rebecca York

(2013), Vol. 45, pp. 217-227, American journal of preventive medicine, New York, NY, C1

journal

Educational inequalities in TV viewing among older adults: a mediation analysis of ecological factors

Katrien De Cocker, Ilse De Bourdeaudhuij, Dr Megan Teychenne, A/Prof Sarah Mcnaughton, Prof Jo Salmon

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

journal
2012

Correlates of socio-economic inequalities in women’s television viewing : a study of intrapersonal, social and environmental mediators

Dr Megan Teychenne, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Jo Salmon

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

journal

Promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behavior in disadvantaged neighborhoods : a qualitative study of what women want

Dr Megan Teychenne, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Jo Salmon

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-8, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal

Educational inequalities in women's depressive symptoms : the mediating role of perceived neighbourhood characteristics

Dr Megan Teychenne, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Jo Salmon

(2012), Vol. 9, pp. 4241-4253, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal
2011

Perceived influences on and strategies to reduce sedentary behavior in disadvantaged women experiencing depressive symptoms : a qualitative study

Dr Megan Teychenne, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Jo Salmon

(2011), Vol. 4, pp. 95-102, Mental health and physical activity, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
2010

Sedentary behavior and depression among adults : a review

Dr Megan Teychenne, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Jo Salmon

(2010), Vol. 17, pp. 246-254, International journal of behavioral medicine, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Physical activity, sedentary behavior and depression among disadvantaged women

Dr Megan Teychenne, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Jo Salmon

(2010), Vol. 25, pp. 632-644, Health education research, Cary, N. C., C1

journal
2008

Associations between physical activity and depressive symptoms in women

Dr Megan Teychenne, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Jo Salmon

(2008), Vol. 5, pp. 1-12, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

journal

Physical activity and likelihood of depression in adults : a review

Dr Megan Teychenne, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof Jo Salmon

(2008), Vol. 46, pp. 397-411, Preventive Medicine, San Diego, Calif., C1

journal

Grants

No grants found

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2015

Paige 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