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

C Russell, S Taki, R Laws, L Azadi, K Campbell, R Elliott, J Lynch, K Ball, R Taylor, E 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

C Russell, S Taki, L Azadi, K Campbell, R Laws, R Elliott, E Denney-Wilson

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-14, BMC pediatrics, London, 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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The impact of health literacy and life style risk factors on health-related quality of life of Australian patients

U Jayasinghe, M Harris, S Parker, J Litt, M van Driel, D Mazza, C Del Mar, J Lloyd, J Smith, N Zwar, R Taylor, Preventive Evidence into Practice (PEP) Partnershi, R Laws

(2016), Vol. 14, pp. 1-13, Health and quality of life outcomes, London, Eng., C1-1

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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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A comparison of recruitment methods for an mHealth intervention targeting mothers: lessons from the growing healthy program

R Laws, E-K Litterbach, E Denney-Wilson, C Russell, S Taki, K-L Ong, R Elliott, S Lymer, K Campbell

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 1-15, Journal of medical internet research, Toronto, Ont., 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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A Comparison of Recruitment Methods for an mHealth Intervention Targeting Mothers: Lessons from the Growing Healthy Program

Rachel Laws, Eloise-Kate Litterbach, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Catherine Russell, Sarah Taki, Kok-Leong Ong, Rosalind Elliott, Sharyn Lymer, Karen Campbell

(2016), Vol. 18, JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH, 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

R Laws, K Campbell, P van der Pligt, K Ball, J Lynch, G Russell, R Taylor, E Denney-Wilson

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

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Preventing obesity in infants: the growing healthy feasibility trial protocol

E Denney-Wilson, R Laws, C Russell, K Ong, S Taki, R Elliot, L Azadi, S Lymer, R Taylor, J Lynch, D Crawford, K Ball, D Askew, E Litterbach, K J Campbell

(2015), Vol. 5, pp. 1-12, BMJ Open, London, 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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Infant feeding websites and apps: a systematic assessment of quality and content

S Taki, K Campbell, C Russell, R Elliott, R Laws, E 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

M Harris, S Parker, J Litt, M Van Driel, G Russell, D Mazza, U Jayasinghe, C Del Mar, J Lloyd, J Smith, N Zwar, R Taylor, G Davies, E Denney-Wilson, R Laws, T Snowdon, H Bolger-Harris, S Groombridge, S Goldstein, T Howarth, N Huang, J 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

E Denney-Wilson, A Robinson, R Laws, M Fort Harris

(2014), 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

R Laws, K Campbell, P van der Pligt, G Russell, K Ball, J Lynch, D Crawford, R Taylor, D Askew, E Denney-Wilson

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

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Does health literacy affect patients' receipt of preventative primary care? A multilevel analysis

C Joshi, U Jayasinghe, S Parker, C Del Mar, G Russell, J Lloyd, D Mazza, E Denney-Wilson, M van Driel, R Taylor, M Harris, Preventive Evidence into Practice (PEP) Partnershi, R Laws

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 1-10, BMC family practice, London, Eng., C1-1

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Observing the mother-infant feeding interaction

A Morawska, R Laws, N Moretto, L Daniels

(2014), Vol. 184, pp. 522-536, Early child development and care, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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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

B Chan, U Jayasinghe, B Christl, R Laws, N Orr, A Williams, K Partington, M Harris

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

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

M Harris, B Chan, R Laws, A Williams, G Powell-Davies, U jayasinghe, M Fanain, N Orr, A Milat

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

P Espinel, R Laws, C Bonfiglioli, L Hardy, L King

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

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

R Laws, L King, L Hardy, A Milat, C Rissel, R Newson, L Rychetnik, A Bauman

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

A Milat, R Laws, L King, R Newson, L Rychetnik, C Rissel, A Bauman, S Redman, J Bennie

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

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

R Laws, M Fanaian, U Jayasinghe, S McKenzie, M Passey, G Powell Davies, D Lyle, M Harris

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

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

S Carey, R Laws, S Ferrie, J Young, M 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

A Robinson, E Denney-Wilson, R Laws, M 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

R Laws, P Vita, K Venugopal, C Rissel, D Davies, S Colagiuri

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

M Passey, R Laws, U Jayasinghe, M Fanaian, S McKenzie, G Powell-Davies, D Lyle, M Harris

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

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

H Schütze, E Rix, R Laws, M Passey, M Fanaian, M Harris

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

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

L Rychetnik, A Bauman, R Laws, L King, C Rissel, D Nutbeam, S Colagiuri, I Caterson

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

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

B Chan, R Laws, A Williams, G Davies, M Fanaian, M Harris

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

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

R Laws, A St George, L Rychetnik, A Bauman

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

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Client experience of brief lifestyle intervention by community nurses

B Christl, B Chan, R Laws, A Williams, G Powell-Davies, M 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

C Rissel, R Laws, D Hector, A St George, A Milat, L 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

M Harris, M Fanaian, U Jayasinge, M Passey, S McKenzie, G Powell-Davies, D Lyle, R Laws, H Schutz, Q Wan

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

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2010

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

M Fanaian, R Laws, M Passey, S McKenzie, Q Wan, G Powell Davies, D Lyle, M Harris

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

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

R Laws, B Chan, A Williams, G Powell Davies, U Jayasinghe, M Fanaian, M Harris, T Project Team

(2010), Vol. 9, pp. 1-10, BMC nursing, 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, R Laws, J Reckless, S Kumar, M 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

S Furber, S Quine, J Jackson, R Laws, D Kirkwood

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

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2009

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

R Laws, L Kemp, M Harris, G Davies, A Williams, R Eames-Brown

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

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

R Laws, U Jayasinghe, M Harris, A Williams, G Powell Davies, L 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

C Amoroso, M Harris, A Ampt, R Laws, S McKenzie, A Williams, U Jayasinghe, N Zwar, G Powell-Davies

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

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2008

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

R Laws, S Kirby, G Davies, A Williams, U Jayasinghe, C Amoroso, M Harris

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

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

M McQuigg, J Brown, J Broom, R Laws, J Reckless, P Noble, S Kumar, E McCombie, M 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, R Laws, J Reckless, M 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, R Laws, J Reckless, P Noble, S Kumar, L McCrombie, M Lean, F Lyons, S Mongia, G Frost, M Quinn, J Barth, S Haynes, N Finer, D Haslam, H Ross, D Hole, S Radziwonik, B Sloan, P Trueman, J O'Reilley

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

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

R Laws, A Williams, G Powell-Davies, R Eames-Brown, C Amoroso, M Harris

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

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

M Harris, R Laws, C Amoroso

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

S Furber, C Monger, L Franco, D Mayne, L Jones, R Laws, L Waters

(2008), Vol. 19, pp. 189-195, Health promotion journal of Australia, Melbourne, Vic., 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, R Laws, J Reckless, P Noble, S Kumar, E McCombie, M Lean, G Lyons, G Frost, M Quinn, J Barth, S Haynes, N Finer, D Haslam, H Ross, D Hole, S Radziwonik

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

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2005

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

M McQuigg, J Brown, J Broom, R Laws, J Reckless, P Noble, S Kumar, E McCombie, M Lean, G Lyons, G Frost, M Quinn, J Barth, S Haynes, N Finer, H Ross, D 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, R Laws, J Reckless, S Kumar, P Noble, D 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

H Gibbs, J Broom, J Brown, R Laws, J Reckless, P Noble, S Kumar, L McCombie, M Lean, F Lyons, G Frost, M Quinn, J Barth, S Haynes, N Finer, H Ross, D Hole, C Bray

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

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2004

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

H Gibb, J Broom, J Brown, R Laws, J Reckless, P Noble, S Kumar, E McCombie, M Lean, F Lyons, G Frost, M Quinn, J Barth, S Haynes, N Finer, H Ross, D Hole, A Montazeri

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

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

H Gibbs, J Brooms, J Brown, R Laws, J Reckless, P Noble, S Kumar, E McCombie, M Lean, G Lyons, G Frost, M Quinn, J Barth, S Haynes, N Finer, H Ross, D Hole, A Montazeri

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

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Centre Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care

Prof Mark Harris, Prof Adrian Bauman, Dr Rachel Laws, Prof Ian Caterson, Prof Karen Campbell, Prof David Crawford, Prof Nigel Stocks, Noel Hayman, Dr Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Prof Siaw-Teng Liaw

Aust Primary Health Care Research Institute - Centres of Research Excellence in Primary Health Care

  • 2015: $112,136
  • 2014: $108,970
  • 2013: $159,864

Reducing the gap right from the start: Translating effective approaches to prevent child obesity in disadvantaged families into primary health care policy and routine practice

Dr Rachel Laws

NHMRC ECF - Early Career Fellowship

  • 2017: $35,950
  • 2016: $39,846
  • 2015: $20,915

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report