Dr Megan Teychenne

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Physical Education, Deakin University, 2006
Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport), Deakin University, 2007
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2011

Contact

Research interests

Dr Teychenne’s research is primarily focussed on investigating the associations between physical activity, sedentary behaviours and depression in women. Further, Dr Teychenne has an interest in the intra-personal, social and physical-environmental influences on women’s physical activity and sedentary behaviour. In addition, Dr Teychenne is particularly interested in the development of strategies to promote physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviours amongst ‘high-risk’ groups, including women at risk of depression (such as pregnant and postpartum women) as well as those living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

Affiliations

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine
Golden Key International Honour Society (Deakin University Chapter)

Conferences

Teychenne M, Ball K, Salmon J. (2013) Prospective associations between sedentary behaviour and risk of depression in socio-economically disadvantaged women (Oral symposium presentation). 12th Annual Conference of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Ghent, Belgium.

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

Teychenne, M., Ball, K., Salmon. (2012) Mediators of the relationship between sedentary behaviour and depressive symptoms amongst disadvantaged women (Oral presentation). 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health, Sydney, Australia

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

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

Teychenne M, Ball K, Salmon J. (2010) Influences on physical activity and sedentary behaviours, and potential strategies to promote healthy behaviours in disadvantaged women with depressive symptoms (Poster presentation). Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Sydney, Australia

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

Teychenne, M. (2009) ‘Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and risk of depression amongst females’  (Invited speaker) Australian Council for Health Physical Education and recreation, PHASE Innovative Girls Sport and Physical Activity (years 5-10) conference. Parkville

Teychenne M, Ball K, Salmon J.  (2009) Associations between sedentary behaviour and risk of depression in adults (Oral presentation). 6th Annual Scientific Conference of the Australasian Society for Behavioural Health and Medicine, Auckland, New Zealand.

Teychenne M, Ball K, Salmon J. (2007) Associations between physical activity and risk of depression in women (Poster presentation). 6th Annual Conference of the International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Oslo, Norway

Professional activities

Dr Teychenne regularly reviews manuscripts for more than 12 international scientific journals including Mental Health and Physical Activity, Social Science and Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, Journal of Women’s Health, Aging and Mental Health, Journal of Physical Activity and Health, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, and Health Psychology.

Dr Teychenne currently serves on the following University, Faculty and School committees including:
Faculty of Health Board
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences Board
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science selection committee
Exercise and Sports Science twitter account working group

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

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, A/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, Ms Paige van der Pligt, Prof Kylie Ball, A/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
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

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

Dr Megan Teychenne

(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

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

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