Dr Melanie Nichols

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Biography summary

Dr Melanie Nichols is a Senior Research Fellow at the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University, and the lead researcher on the Heart Foundation / Deakin University Heart Disease Statistics Program (HeartStats). Melanie’s research focuses on the epidemiology of heart disease and other non-communicable diseases, community-based approaches to promoting health and evaluation of large scale interventions and natural experiments.

Research interests

Evaluation of large scale and 'natural' experiments in public health

Epidemiological modelling of non-communicable diseases

Community-based approaches to obesity prevention

Improved use of routine datasets for monitoring population health

Publications

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2016

Depressive symptomatology, weight status and obesogenic risk among Australian adolescents: a prospective cohort study

Ms Erin Hoare, Dr Lynne Millar, A/Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Prof Helen Skouteris, Dr Melanie Nichols, Ms Mary Malakellis, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Steven Allender

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 1-11, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

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2015

The stability of weight status through the early to middle childhood years in Australia: a longitudinal study

Miss Nikita Wheaton, Dr Lynne Millar, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Melanie Nichols

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-9, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

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Cardiovascular disease in Europe - epidemiological update 2015

Nick Townsend, Dr Melanie Nichols, Peter Scarborough, Dr Mike Rayner

(2015), Vol. 36, pp. 2696-2705, European heart journal, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Critical design features for establishing a childhood obesity monitoring program in Australia

Dr Katie Lacy, Dr Melanie Nichols, Andrea de Silva, Prof Steven Allender, Boyd Swinburne, Eva Leslie, Laura Jones, Dr Peter Kremer

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 369-372, Australian journal of primary health, Melbourne, Vic, C1

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Cardiovascular disease in Europe 2015 : epidemiological update

Nick Townsend, Dr Melanie Nichols, Peter Scarborough, Dr Mike Rayner

(2015), Vol. 36, pp. 2696-2705, European heart journal, London, Eng., C1

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Systematic review of mental health and well-being outcomes following community-based obesity prevention interventions among adolescents.

Ms Erin Hoare, A/Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Prof Helen Skouteris, Dr Lynne Millar, Dr Melanie Nichols, Prof Steven Allender

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-13, BMJ Journals, London, Eng., C1

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2014

Cardiovascular disease in Europe 2014: epidemiological update

Dr Melanie Nichols, Nick Townsend, Peter Scarborough, Dr Mike Rayner

(2014), Vol. 35, pp. 2950-2959, European heart journal, Oxford, England, C1

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of whole of community interventions to prevent excessive population weight gain

Luke Wolfenden, Rebecca J. Wyse, Dr Melanie Nichols, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Lynne Millar, Dr Patrick McElduff

(2014), Vol. 62, pp. 193-200, Preventive medicine, Maryland Heights, Missouri, C1

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Associations between obesogenic risk and depressive symptomatology in Australian adolescents : a cross-sectional study

Ms Erin Hoare, Dr Lynne Millar, A/Prof Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Prof Helen Skouteris, Dr Melanie Nichols, A/Prof Felice Jacka, Prof Boyd Swinburn, C Chikwendu, Prof Steven Allender

(2014), Vol. 68, pp. 767-772, Journal of epidemiology and community health, London, England, C1

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Relationship between raised BMI and sugar sweetened beverage and high fat food consumption among children

Dr Lynne Millar, Dr Bosco Rowland, Dr Melanie Nichols, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Catherine Bennett, Prof Helen Skouteris, Prof Steven Allender

(2014), Vol. 22, pp. E96-E103, Obesity, Hoboken, N. J., C1

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2013

Community-based efforts to prevent obesity: Australia-wide survey of projects

Dr Melanie Nichols, Dr Rebecca Reynolds, Prof Elizabeth Waters, Timothy Gill, Lesley King, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Steven Allender

(2013), pp. 1-7, Health promotion journal of Australia, Camperdown, N. S. W., C1

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Cardiovascular disease in Europe: epidemiological update

Dr Melanie Nichols, Nick Townsend, Peter Scarborough, Dr Mike Rayner

(2013), Vol. 34, pp. 3028-3034, European heart journal, Oxford, England, C1

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Trends in age-specific coronary heart disease mortality in the European Union over three decades: 1980-2009

Dr Melanie Nichols, Nick Townsend, Peter Scarborough, Dr Mike Rayner

(2013), Vol. 34, pp. 3017-3027, European heart journal, Oxford, England, C1

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Adolescent dietary patterns in Fiji and their relationships with standardized body mass index

Ms Jillian Wate, Dr Wendy Snowdon, Dr Lynne Millar, Dr Melanie Nichols, Dr Helen Mavoa, Ramneek Goundar, Ateca Kama, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 1-12, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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2012

What is the optimal level of population alcohol consumption for chronic disease prevention in England? Modelling the impact of changes in average consumption levels

Dr Melanie Nichols, Peter Scarborough, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Mike Rayner

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 1-10, BMJ Open, London, England, C1

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Process and impact evaluation of the romp & chomp obesity prevention intervention in early childhood settings : lessons learned from implementation in preschools and long day care settings

Dr Andrea Sanigorski, A/Prof Colin Bell, Dr Peter Kremer, Janet Park, Lisa Demajo, Dr Michael Smith, Sharon Sharp, Dr Melanie Nichols, Lauren Carpenter, Ms Rachel Boak, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 8, pp. 205-215, Childhood obesity, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

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2011

Decreasing trends in overweight and obesity among an Australian population of preschool children

Dr Melanie Nichols, Dr Andrea Sanigorski, J. E. Cleary, Dr Sharon Goldfeld, A. Colahan, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2011), Vol. 35, pp. 916-924, International journal of obesity, London, England, C1

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2010

Selection of priority groups for obesity prevention current approaches and development of an evidence-informed framework

Dr Melanie Nichols, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2010), Vol. 11, pp. 731-739, Obesity reviews, Oxford, England, C1

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Reducing obesity in early childhood : results from romp & chomp, an Australian community-wide intervention program

Dr Andrea Sanigorski, A/Prof Colin Bell, Dr Peter Kremer, Dr Melanie Nichols, Maree Crellin, Dr Michael Smith, Sharon Sharp, Miss Florentine Martino, Lauren Carpenter, Ms Rachel Boak, Ms Narelle Robertson, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2010), Vol. 91, pp. 831-840, American journal of clinical nutrition, Bethesda, Md., C1

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2009

Assessing the intake of obesity-related foods and beverages in young children: comparison of a simple population survey with 24 hr-recall

Cheryl-Ann Bennett, Dr Andrea Sanigorski, Dr Melanie Nichols, A/Prof Colin Bell, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 1-6, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, England, C1

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