Dr Rachel Laws

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Nhmrc Early Career Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

r.laws@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45574

Publications

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2016

Effects of parent and child behaviours on overweight and obesity in infants and young children from disadvantaged backgrounds: systematic review with narrative synthesis

Georgina Russell, Sarah Taki, Dr Rachel Laws, Ms Leva Azadi, A/Prof Karen Campbell, Dr Rosalind Elliott, Prof John Lynch, Prof Kylie Ball, A/Prof Rachael Taylor, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-13, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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A qualitative study of the infant feeding beliefs and behaviours of mothers with low educational attainment

Catherine Georgina Russell, Sarah Taki, Ms Leva Azadi, A/Prof Karen Campbell, Dr Rachel Laws, Dr Rosalind Elliott, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-14, BMC pediatrics, London, Eng., C1

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2015

Obesity prevention in early life: an opportunity to better support the role of Maternal and Child Health Nurses in Australia

Dr Rachel Laws, A/Prof Karen Campbell, Ms Paige van der Pligt, Prof Kylie Ball, J. Lynch, Georgina Russell, A/Prof Rachael Taylor, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

(2015), Vol. 14, pp. 1-14, BMC Nursing, London, Eng., C1

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

Dr Adrian Cameron, Dr Alison Spence, Dr Rachel Laws, A/Prof Kylie Hesketh, Dr Sandrine Lioret Suteau, A/Prof Karen Campbell

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

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Preventing obesity in infants: the growing healthy feasibility trial protocol

Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Dr Rachel Laws, Catherine Georgina Russell, Dr Kok-Leong Ong, Sarah Taki, Roz Elliot, Ms Leva Azadi, Sharyn Lymer, A/Prof Rachael Taylor, Prof John Lynch, Prof David Crawford, Prof Kylie Ball, Deborah Askew, Mrs Eloise Litterbach, A/Prof Karen Campbell

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-12, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

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Infant feeding websites and apps: a systematic assessment of quality and content

Sarah Taki, A/Prof Karen Campbell, Catherine G Russell, Dr Rosalind Elliott, Dr Rachel Laws, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

(2015), Vol. 4, pp. 1-13, Interactive journal of medical research, Toronto, Ont., C1

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Implementing guidelines to routinely prevent chronic vascular disease in primary care: the preventive evidence into practice cluster randomised controlled trial

Mark Fort Harris, Sharon Parker, John Litt, Mieke van Driel, Grant Russell, Danielle Mazza, Upali Jayasinghe, Christopher Del Mar, Jane Lloyd, Jane Smith, Nicholas Zwar, Richard Taylor, Gawaine Powell Davies, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Dr Rachel Laws, Teri Snowdon, Helen Bolger-Harris, Stephan Groombridge, Stan Goldstein, Teresa Howarth, Dr Nancy Huang, Jinty Wilson

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-11, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

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2014

Development and feasibility of a child obesity prevention intervention in general practice: the Healthy 4 Life pilot study

Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Alison Robinson, Dr Rachel Laws, Mark Fort Harris

(2014), Vol. 50, pp. 890-894, Journal of paediatrics and child health, Chichester, England, C1

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The impact of interventions to prevent obesity or improve obesity related behaviours in children (0-5 years) from socioeconomically disadvantaged and/or indigenous families: a systematic review

Dr Rachel Laws, A/Prof Karen Campbell, Ms Paige van der Pligt, Georgina Russell, Prof Kylie Ball, Prof John Lynch, Prof David Crawford, A/Prof Rachael Taylor, Deborah Askew, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-18, BMC public health, London, England, C1

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2013

The impact of a team-based intervention on the lifestyle risk factor management practices of community nurses: outcomes of the community nursing SNAP trial

Bibiana Chan, Upali Jayasinghe, Bettina Christl, Dr Rachel Laws, Neil Orr, Anna Williams, Kate Partington, Prof Mark Harris

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-12, BMC Health Services Research, London, England, C1

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Investigating the media power of a population health monitoring survey: case study of the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS)

Paola Espinel, Dr Rachel Laws, Catriona Bonfiglioli, Dr Louise Hardy, Lesley King

(2013), Vol. 37, pp. 284-289, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Heatlh, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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The impact of a brief lifestyle intervention delivered by generalist community nurses (CN SNap trial)

Prof Mark Harris, Bibiana Chan, Dr Rachel Laws, Anna Williams, Gawaine Powell-Davies, Upali Jayasinghe, Mahnaz Fanain, Neil Orr, Andrew Milat

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-11, BMC Public Health, London, England, C1

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Factors influencing participation in a vascular disease prevention lifestyle program among participants in a cluster randomized trial

Dr Rachel Laws, Mahnaz Fanaian, Upali Jayasinghe, Suzanne McKenzie, Megan Passey, Gawaine Powell Davies, David Lyle, Prof Mark Harris

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-12, BMC Health Services Research, London, England, C1-1

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Policy and practice impacts of applied research: a case study analysis of the New South Wales Health Promotion Demonstration Research Grants Scheme 2000-2006

Andrew Milat, Dr Rachel Laws, Lesley King, Robyn Newson, Lucie Rychetnik, Prof Chris Rissel, Prof Adrian Bauman, Sally Redman, Jason Andrew Bennie

(2013), Vol. 11, pp. 1-15, Health Research Policy and Systmes, London, England, C1-1

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Utilization of a population health survey in policy and practice: a case study

Dr Rachel Laws, Lesley King, Dr Louise Hardy, Andrew Milat, Prof Chris Rissel, Robyn Newson, Lucie Rychetnik, Prof Adrian Bauman

(2013), Vol. 11, pp. 1-11, Health Research Policy and Systems, London, England, C1-1

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Struggling with food and eating - life after major upper gastrointestinal surgery

Sharon Carey, Dr Rachel Laws, Suzie Ferrie, Jane Young, A/Prof Margaret Allman-Farinelli

(2013), Vol. 21, pp. 2749-2757, Supportive care in cancer, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Child obesity prevention in primary health care: the role of practice nurses

Alison Robinson, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Dr Rachel Laws, Prof Mark Harris

(2013), Vol. 49, pp. E294-E299, Journal of paediatrics and child health, London, Eng., C1-1

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2012

Factors influencing participant enrolment in a diabetes prevention program in general practice : lessons from the Sydney diabetes prevention program

Dr Rachel Laws, Philip Vita, Dr Kamalesh Venugopal, Prof Chris Rissel, Daniel Davies, Prof Stephen Colagiuri

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-9, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1-1

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Translating research for evidence-based public health: key concepts and future directions

Lucie Rychetnik, Prof Adrian Bauman, Dr Rachel Laws, Lesley King, Prof Chris Rissel, Don Nutbeam, Prof Stephen Colagiuri, Prof Ian Caterson

(2012), Vol. 66, pp. 1187-1192, Journal of epidemiology & community health, London, Eng., C1-1

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How feasible are lifestyle modification programs for disease prevention in general practice?

Heike Schutze, Elizabeth Rix, Dr Rachel Laws, Megan Passey, Mahnaz Fanaian, Prof Mark Harris

(2012), Vol. 18, pp. 129-137, Australian journal of primary health, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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Is there scope for community health nurses to address lifestyle risk factors? The community nursing SNAP trial

Bibiana Chan, Dr Rachel Laws, Anna Williams, Gawaine Powell Davies, Mahnaz Fanaian, Prof Mark Harris

(2012), Vol. 11, pp. 1-9, BMC nursing, London, Eng., C1-1

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Predictors of primary care referrals to a vascular disease prevention lifestyle program among participants in a cluster randomised trial

Megan Passey, Dr Rachel Laws, Upali Jayasinghe, Mahnaz Fanaian, Suzanne McKenzie, Gawaine Powell-Davies, David Lyle, Prof Mark Harris

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-9, BMC health services research, London, Eng., C1-1

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Diabetes prevention research: a systematic review of external validity in lifestyle interventions

Dr Rachel Laws, Alexis St George, Lucie Rychetnik, Prof Adrian Bauman

(2012), Vol. 43, pp. 205-214, American journal of preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherland, C1-1

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Client experience of brief lifestyle intervention by community nurses

Bettina Christl, Bibiana Chan, Dr Rachel Laws, Anna Williams, Gawaine Powell Davies, Prof Mark Harris

(2012), Vol. 18, pp. 321-326, Australian journal of primary health, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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Research to practice: application of an evidence building framework to a childhood obesity prevention initiative in New South Wales, Australia

Prof Chris Rissel, Dr Rachel Laws, Alexis St George, Debra J. Hector, Andrew Milat, Prof Louise Baur

(2012), Vol. 23, pp. 16-24, Health promotion journal of Australia, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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A cluster randomised controlled trial of vascular risk factor management in general practice

Prof Mark Harris, Mahnaz Fanaian, Upali Jayasinghe, Megan Passey, Suzanne McKenzie, Gawaine Powell-Davies, David Lyle, Dr Rachel Laws, Heike Schutze, Qing Wan

(2012), Vol. 197, pp. 387-393, Medical journal of Australia, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

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2010

An efficacy trial of brief lifestyle intervention delivered by generalist community nurses (CN SNAP trial)

Dr Rachel Laws, Bibiana Chan, Anna Williams, Gawaine Powell Davies, Upali Jayasinghe, Mahnaz Fanaian, Prof Mark Harris

(2010), Vol. 9, pp. 1-10, BMC nursing, London, Eng., C1-1

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Health improvement and prevention study (HIPS) - evaluation of an intervention to prevent vascular disease in general practice

Mahnaz Fanaian, Dr Rachel Laws, Megan Passey, Suzanne McKenzie, Qing Wan, Gawaine Powell-Davies, David Lyle, Prof Mark Harris

(2010), Vol. 11, pp. 1-10, BMC family practice, London, Eng., C1-1

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Long-term cost-effectiveness of weight management in primary care

P Trueman, S Haynes, G Felicity Lyons, E Louise McCombie, M McQuigg, S Mongia, P Noble, M Quinn, H Ross, F Thompson, J Broom, Dr Rachel Laws, J Reckless, S Kumar, MEJ Lean, G Frost, N Finer, D Haslam, D Morrison, B Sloan

(2010), Vol. 64, pp. 775-783, International journal of clinical practice, London, Eng., C1-1

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The role of a community kitchen for clients in a socio-economically disadvantaged neighbourhood

Susan Furber, Susan Quine, Janet Jackson, Dr Rachel Laws, Deborah Kirkwood

(2010), Vol. 21, pp. 143-145, Health promotion journal of Australia, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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2009

Explaining the variation in the management of lifestyle risk factors in primary health care: a multilevel cross sectional study

Dr Rachel Laws, Upali Jayasinghe, Prof Mark Harris, Anna Williams, Gawaine Powell Davies, Lynn Kemp

(2009), Vol. 9, pp. 1-14, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1-1

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The 45 year old health check - feasibility and impact on practices and patient behaviour

Cheryl Amoroso, Prof Mark Harris, Amando Ampt, Dr Rachel Laws, Suzanne McKenzie, Anna Williams, Upali Jayasinghe, Nicholas Zwar, Gawaine Powell-Davies

(2009), Vol. 38, pp. 358-362, Australian family physician, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

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An exploration of how clinician attitudes and beliefs influence the implementation of lifestyle risk factor management in primary healthcare: a grounded theory study

Dr Rachel Laws, Lynn Kemp, Prof Mark Harris, Gawaine Powell Davies, Anna Williams, Rosslyn Eames-Brown

(2009), Vol. 4, pp. 1-15, Implementation science, London, Eng., C1-1

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2008

Engaging patients, clinicians and health funders in weight management: the Counterweight Programme

M McQuigg, J Brown, J Broom, Dr Rachel Laws, J Reckless, P Noble, S Kumar, E McCombie, MEJ Lean, G Lyons, S Mongia, G Frost, M Quinn, J Barth, S Haynes, N Finer, D Haslam, H Ross, D Hole, S Radziwonik

(2008), Vol. 25, pp. i79-i86, Family practice, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

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Evaluation of the Counterweight Programme for obesity management in primary care: a starting point for continuous improvement

H Ross, Dr Rachel Laws, J Reckless, MEJ Lean

(2008), Vol. 58, pp. 548-554, British journal of general practice, London, Eng., C1-1

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Influence of body mass index on prescribing costs and potential cost savings of a weight management programme in primary care

M McQuigg, J Broom, Dr Rachel Laws, John Reckless, Paula Noble, Sudhesh Kumar, Louise McCrombie, MEJ Lean, F Lyons, S Mongia, Gary Frost, M Quinn, Julian Barth, Sarah Haynes, N Finer, David Haslam, H Ross, David G Hole, S Radziwonik, B Sloan, Paul Trueman, J O`Reilley

(2008), Vol. 13, pp. 158-166, Journal of health services research & policy, London, Eng., C1-1

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Should I and Can I?: a mixed methods study of clinician beliefs and attitudes in the management of lifestyle risk factors in primary health care

Dr Rachel Laws, Sue Kirby, Gawaine Powell Davies, Anna Williams, Upali Jayasinghe, Cheryl Amoroso, Prof Mark Harris

(2008), Vol. 8, pp. 1-10, BMC health services research, London, Eng., C1-1

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The Counterweight Programme: prevalence of CVD risk factors by body mass index and impact of a 10% weight change

M McQuigg, J Brown, J Broom, Dr Rachel Laws, J Reckless, P Noble, S Kumar, E McCombie, MEJ Lean, G Lyons, G Frost, M Quinn, J Barth, S Haynes, N Finer, D Haslam, H Ross, David G Hole, S Radziwonik

(2008), Vol. 2, pp. 15-27, Obesity research and clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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The effectiveness of a brief intervention using a pedometer and step-recording diary in promoting physical activity in people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance

Susan Furber, Claire Monger, Lisa Franco, Darren Mayne, Lauren Jones, Dr Rachel Laws, Louise Waters

(2008), Vol. 19, pp. 189-195, Health promotion journal of Australia, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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Moving towards a more integrated approach to chronic disease prevention in Australian general practice

Prof Mark Harris, Dr Rachel Laws, Cheryl Amoroso

(2008), Vol. 14, pp. 112-119, Australian journal of primary health, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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A square peg in a round hole? Approaches to incorporating lifestyle counselling into routine primary health care

Dr Rachel Laws, Anna Williams, Gawaine Powell Davies, Rosslyn Eames-Brown, Cheryl Amoroso, Prof Mark Harris

(2008), Vol. 14, pp. 101-111, Australian journal of primary health, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

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2005

Empowering primary care to tackle the obesity epidemic: the Counterweight Programme

M McQuigg, J Brown, J Broom, Dr Rachel Laws, J Reckless, P Noble, S Kumar, E McCombie, MEJ Lean, G Lyons, G Frost, M Quinn, J Barth, S Haynes, N Finer, H Ross, David G Hole

(2005), Vol. 59, pp. S93-S101, European journal of clinical nutrition, London, Eng., C1-1

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Obesity impacts on general practice appointments

J Broom, J Brown, M McQuigg, Dr Rachel Laws, J Reckless, S Kumar, P Noble, David G Hole

(2005), Vol. 13, pp. 1442-1449, Obesity: a research journal, London, Eng., C1-1

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The impact of obesity on drug prescribing in primary care

Helen Gibbs, J Broom, Jenny Browne, Dr Rachel Laws, John Reckless, Paula Noble, Sudhesh Kumar, Louise McCrombie, MEJ Lean, F Lyons, Gary Frost, M Quinn, Julian Barth, Sarah Haynes, N Finer, H Ross, David G Hole, Caroline Bray

(2005), Vol. 55, pp. 743-749, British journal of general practice, London, Eng., C1-1

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2004

A new evidence-based approach to weight management in primary care: the Counterweight Programme

H Gibbs, J Broom, J Brown, Dr Rachel Laws, J Reckless, P Noble, S Kumar, E McCombie, MEJ Lean, G Lyons, G Frost, M Quinn, J Barth, S Haynes, N Finer, H Ross, David G Hole, Ahmad Montazeri

(2004), Vol. 17, pp. 191-208, Journal of human nutrition and dietetics, London, Eng., C1-1

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Current approaches to obesity management in UK Primary Care: the Counterweight Programme

Helen Gibbs, J Broom, Jenny Browne, Dr Rachel Laws, John Reckless, Paula Noble, Sudhesh Kumar, Louise McCrombie, MEJ Lean, F Lyons, Gary Frost, M Quinn, Julian Barth, Sarah Haynes, N Finer, H Ross, David G Hole, Ahmad Montazeri

(2004), Vol. 17, pp. 183-190, Journal of human nutrition and dietetics, London, Eng., C1-1

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