Prof Steven Allender

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Contact

Research interests

Professor Allender has an ongoing program of research on the burden of disease and obesity prevention. Recent work has seen a particular interest in the emerging burden of chronic disease in developing countries and the possibilities for using complex systems methodologies in community based interventions. Further work is in the development and understanding of community based approaches to chronic disease prevention.

Affiliations

Oxford Health Alliance, 2008-ongoing



Cardio and Vascular Coalition Modelling Burden of CVD Working Group, 2007ongoing



European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, Prevention and Health Policy Section Nucleus, 2006-ongoing



European Public Health Association Public Health Epidemiology, 2006-ongoing



European Public Health Association Public health and Policy, 2006-ongoing



International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2005-ongoing



Society for Social Medicine, 2002-ongoing



Public Health Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2002-ongoing



Australian Council of Health Physical, Education and Recreation, 2002-ongoing

Teaching interests

Teaching Interests

Professor Allender has a Research Intensive role within the Centre fro Population Health Research. He focuses on supervision of research students: PhD, Doctoral, Masters, and fourth year students.

Some teaching highlights includes:
Postgraduate teaching

World Health Organization CC for Obesity Prevention short Course (Course Director and Teacher). The Epidemiology of Obesity; Determinants of obesity; Leadership in chronic disease prevention; Dissemination in obesity prevention. Deakin University, Aus, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

World Health Organization CC for Obesity Prevention short Course (Course Director and Teacher). Systems approaches to preventing obesity. Fiji National University 2012

Department of Health and Ageing. Obesity prevention in communities (Course Director and Teacher). Melbourne 2012.

World Heart Federation
Faculty - International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 41st ten day international teaching seminar on cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention. Fiji 2015

Faculty - International Society of Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention 41st ten day international teaching seminar on cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention. Oxford, UK, 2008

University of Oxford 
Systems thinking in NCD prevention. WHO Global Short Course on NCD Prevention. University of Oxford 2015.
Next steps in NCD prevention. Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). September 2013 Department of Public Health, Department for Continuing Education.
Tools to prioritise different policy options. Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
15 – 20 July 2012 Department of Public Health, Department for Continuing Education.
How can community based interventions for NCD prevention be developed? Prevention Strategies for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) 15 – 20 July 2012 Department of Public Health, Department for Continuing Education.
Prevention of Chronic disease from randomized trials to systems intervention: Global Health Summer School, 2011-
Developing policy options from epidemiology: Global Health Summer School, 2009
MSc in Evidence Based Health Care: Centre for Continuing Education, 2003-2005
Introduction to Social Research Methods: Centre for Continuing Education, 2003-2005
Ecology of chronic disease risk factors: Human Sciences MSc, 2006 – 2007
Chronic disease epidemiology: Human Performance MSc, 2006 - 2007


Knowledge areas

Epidemiology, Obesity, Prevention, Systems thinking, Public Health

Awards

Consultant, Prevention, Health Policy and Epidemiology Section, European Association for Cardiac Prevention and Care 2010

Honorary Membership Faculty of Public Health. Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom, 2009

Nominated Future Leader within the Deakin University Developing Research Leaders Program 2010

Merit review award (recurring) for outstanding contribution above that expected of the grade. Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, 2009

World Heart Federation Fellowship. Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention, 2006

University of Oxford. Medical Sciences Division Research Fund Travel Award, 2002

International Society for Equity in Health. Kellogg Foundation Travel Award, 2002

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. Doctoral level student award for excellence, creative and original thinking and relevance to the field, 2002

Publications

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2017

Rural inequalities in the Australian burden of ischaemic heart disease: a systematic review

Miss Laura Alston, Prof Steven Allender, Ms Karen Peterson, Mrs Jane Jacobs, Dr Melanie Nichols

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 122-133, Heart lung and circulation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2016

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

Dr 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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Healthy together Victoria and childhood obesity-a methodology for measuring changes in childhood obesity in response to a community-based, whole of system cluster randomized control trial

Dr Claudia Strugnell, Dr Lynne Millar, Dr Andrew Churchill, Prof Felice Jacka, Prof Colin Bell, Ms Mary Malakellis, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Steven Allender

(2016), Vol. 74, pp. 1-16, Archives of public health, London, Eng., C1

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Evaluation of a knowledge translation and exchange platform to advance non-communicable disease prevention

Tahna Pettman, Ms R. Armstrong, Prof Elizabeth Waters, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Penny Love, Tim Gill, Prof John Coveney, Sinead Boylan, Sue Booth, Dr Kristy Bolton, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2016), Vol. 12, pp. 109-126, Evidence and policy, Bristol, Eng., C1

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Sleep duration and risk of obesity among a sample of Victorian school children

Miss Bridget Morrissey, Ms Mary Malakellis, Ms Jill Whelan, Dr Lynne Millar, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Claudia Strugnell

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-8, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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Systematic examination of publicly-available information reveals the diverse and extensive corporate political activity of the food industry in Australia

Melissa Mialon, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Gary Sacks

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

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Composition of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary behaviour participation across the school-day, influence of gender and weight status: cross-sectional analyses among disadvantaged Victorian school children

Dr Claudia Strugnell, Kyle Turner, Ms Mary Malakellis, Mr Josh Hayward, Dr Charlie Foster, Dr Lynne Millar, Prof Steven Allender

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 1-12, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1

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A systematic review of published interventions for primary and secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) in rural populations of Australia

Miss Laura Alston, Ms Karen Peterson, Mrs Jane Jacobs, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Melanie Nichols

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-11, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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Characterising the extent of misreporting of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes using the Australian Health Survey

Ms Karen Peterson, Mrs Jane Jacobs, Prof Steven Allender, Miss Laura Alston, Dr Melanie Nichols

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-11, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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The association between self-reported diet quality and health-related quality of life in rural and urban Australian adolescents

Dr Kristy Bolton, Prof Felice Jacka, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Peter Kremer, Dr Lisa Gibbs, Prof Elizabeth Waters, Dr Andrea De Silva-Sanigorski

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 317-325, Australian journal of rural health, London, Eng., C1

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The cross-sectional association between diet quality and depressive symptomology amongst Fijian adolescents

Miss Rachael Sinclair, Dr Lynne Millar, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Wendy Snowdon, Mrs Gade Waqa, Prof Felice Jacka, Prof Marj Moodie, Solveig Petersen, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 1-12, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Whole of systems trial of prevention strategies for childhood obesity: WHO STOPS childhood obesity

Prof Steven Allender, Dr Lynne Millar, Dr Peter Hovmand, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Marj Moodie, Prof Rob Carter, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Dr Claudia Strugnell, Ms Janette Lowe, Dr Kayla de la Haye, A/Prof Liliana Orellana, Sue Morgan

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-12, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Lifestyle factors and adolescent depressive symptomatology: associations and effect sizes of diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour

Mr Joshua Hayward, Prof Felice Jacka, Prof Helen Skouteris, Dr Lynne Millar, Dr Claudia Strugnell, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Steven Allender

(2016), Vol. 50, pp. 1064-1073, Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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Quantifying a systems map: network analysis of a childhood obesity causal loop diagram

Miss Jaimie Mcglashan, Dr Michael Johnstone, Prof Douglas Creighton, Dr Kayla de la Haye, Prof Steven Allender

(2016), Vol. 11, pp. 1-14, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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The associations between sedentary behaviour and mental health among adolescents: a systematic review

Dr Erin Hoare, Karen Milton, Charlie Foster, Prof Steven Allender

(2016), Vol. 13, pp. 1-22, International journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, London, Eng., C1

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When there Is not enough evidence and when evidence is not enough: an Australian Indigenous smoking policy study

Daniel Vujcich, Dr Mike Rayner, Prof Steven Allender, Ray Fitzpatrick

(2016), Vol. 4, pp. 1-15, Frontier in public health, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal
2015

Changing from primary to secondary school highlights opportunities for school environment interventions aiming to increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviour: a longitudinal cohort study.

Dr Jenny Marks, Dr Lisa Barnett, Dr Claudia Strugnell, Prof Steven Allender

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 59-, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, , C1

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A community based systems diagram of obesity causes

Prof Steven Allender, Mr Brynle Owen, Jill Kuhlberg, Ms Janette Lowe, Phoebe Nagorcka-Smith, Ms Jill Whelan, Prof Colin Bell

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-12, PLoS One, San Francisco, CA, C1

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A systematic review of how researchers characterize the school environment in determining its effect on student obesity

Kyle Turner, Charlie Foster, Prof Steven Allender, Emma Plugge

(2015), Vol. 2, pp. 1-6, BMC obesity, London, Eng., C1

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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 prevention model from Kenyan slums to migrants in the Netherlands

Steven van de Vijve, Samuel Oti, Eric van Charante, Prof Steven Allender, Charlie Foster, Joep Lange, Brian Oldenburg, Catherine Kyobutungi, Charles Agyemang

(2015), Vol. 11, pp. 1-6, Globalization and health, London, Eng., C1

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Friendship network characteristics are associated with physical activity and sedentary behavior in early adolescence

Dr Jenny Marks, Dr Kayla de la Haye, Dr Lisa Barnett, Prof Steven Allender

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-15, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., 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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Change of school in early adolescence and adverse obesity-related dietary behavior: a longitudinal cohort study, Victoria, Australia, 2013-2014

Dr Jenny Marks, Dr Lisa Barnett, Prof Steven Allender

(2015), Vol. 12, pp. 1-11, Preventing chronic diseases: public health research, practice, and policy, Atlanta, Ga., C1

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

Dr 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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A snapshot of the scope of obesity prevention practice in Australia.

Tahna Pettman, Dr Kristy Bolton, Dr Penny Love, Prof Elizabeth Waters, Tim Gill, Ms Jill Whelan, Sinead Boylan, Ms R. Armstrong, Prof John Coveney, Sue Booth, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Steven Allender

(2015), pp. -, Health Promotion International, , C1

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A map of community-based obesity prevention initiatives in Australia following obesity funding 2009-2013.

Ms Jill Whelan, Miss Anne Romanus, Tahna Pettman, Dr Kristy Bolton, Miss Erin Smith, Tim Gill, Prof John Coveney, Prof Elizabeth Waters, Prof Steven Allender

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 168-171, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Australia, C1

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Web search activity data accurately predict population chronic disease risk in the USA

Dr Thin Nguyen, Dr Truyen Tran, Dr Wei Luo, Dr Sunil Gupta, Dr Santu Rana, Prof Dinh Phung, Dr Melanie Nichols, Dr Lynne Millar, Prof Svetha Venkatesh, Prof Steven Allender

(2015), Vol. 69, pp. 693-699, Journal of epidemiology and community health, London, Eng., C1

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Is demography destiny? Application of machine learning techniques to accurately predict population health outcomes from a minimal demographic dataset

Dr Wei Luo, Dr Thin Nguyen, Dr Melanie Nichols, Dr Truyen Tran, Dr Santu Rana, Dr Sunil Gupta, Prof Dinh Phung, Prof Svetha Venkatesh, Prof Steven Allender

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-13, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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2014

Associations between obesogenic risk factors and depression among adolescents : a systematic review

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

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 40-51, Obesity reviews, Chichester, 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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Systematic review of incidental physical activity community interventions

Dr Rebecca Reynolds, Dr Stephen Mckenzie, Prof Steven Allender, Kirsty Brown, Mr Chad Foulkes

(2014), Vol. 67, pp. 46-64, Preventive Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Lessons from obesity prevention for the prevention of mental disorders: The primordial prevention approach

Mr Joshua Hayward, Prof Felice Jacka, Prof Elizabeth Waters, Prof Steven Allender

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-4, BMC Psychiatry, London, England, C1

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The inter-section of political history and health policy in Asia - the historical foundations for health policy analysis

Mr John Joseph Grundy, A/Prof Elizabeth Hoban, Prof Steven Allender, Mr Peter Annear

(2014), Vol. 117, pp. 150-159, Social Science & Medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Urbanicity and lifestyle risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases in rural Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Johanna Riha, Alex Karabarinde, Gerald Ssenyomo, Prof Steven Allender, Gershim Asiki, Anatoli Kamali, Elizabeth Young, Manjinder Sandhu, Janet Seeley

(2014), Vol. 11, pp. 1-16, PLoS medicine, San Francisco, CA, C1

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

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

journal
2013

Population-level changes to promote cardiovascular health

Torben Jorgensen, Simon Capewell, Eva Prescott, Prof Steven Allender, Susana Sans, Tomasz Zdrojewski, Dirk De Bacquer, Johan de Sutter, Oscar H Franco, Susanne Logstrup, Massimo Volpe, Sofie Malyutina, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Zeljko Reiner, Grethe S Tell, W. M. Monique Verschuren, Diego Vanuzzo

(2013), Vol. 20, pp. 409-421, European journal of preventive cardiology, London, England, C1

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Increasing community capacity and decreasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in a community based intervention among Australian adolescents

Dr Lynne Millar, Ms Narelle Robertson, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Melanie Nichols, Prof Catherine Bennett, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2013), Vol. 56, pp. 379-384, Preventive medicine, Maryland Heights, Mo., C1

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Using social network analysis to identify key child care center staff for obesity prevention interventions: a pilot study

Dr Jenny Marks, Dr Lisa Barnett, Mr Chad Foulkes, Prof Penelope Hawe, Prof Steven Allender

(2013), Vol. 2013, pp. 1-9, Journal of obesity, New York, N.Y., C1

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Inconsistent associations between sweet drink intake and 2-year change in BMI among Victorian children and adolescents

Britt W. Jensen, Dr Melanie Nichols, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Andrea De Silva-Sanigorski, Dr Lynne Millar, Dr Peter Kremer, Dr Katie Lacy, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2013), Vol. 8, pp. 271-283, Pediatric obesity, Oxford, England, C1

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The possibility of regulating for obesity prevention - understanding regulation in the Commonwealth Government

Brad Crammond, C. Van, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Mark Lawrence, Dr Gary Sacks, Dr Helen Mavoa, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Bebe Loff

(2013), Vol. 14, pp. 213-221, Obesity reviews, Chichester, England, C1

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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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Evidence and obesity prevention : developing evidence summaries to support decision making

Rachel Clark, Prof Elizabeth Waters, Ms R. Armstrong, Rebecca Conning, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2013), Vol. 9, pp. 547-556, Evidence and Policy, Bristol, England, C1

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2012

Government regulation to promote healthy food environments : a view from inside state governments

Miss Jane Shill, Dr Helen Mavoa, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Mark Lawrence, Dr Gary Sacks, Prof Anna Peeters, Brad Crammond, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 162-173, Obesity reviews, Oxford, England, C1

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Screen time and physical activity behaviours are associated with health-related quality of life in Australian adolescents

Dr Katie Lacy, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Peter Kremer, Dr Andrea Sanigorski, Dr Lynne Millar, Prof Marj Moodie, Dr Louise Mathews, Ms Mary Malakellis, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 21, pp. 1085-1099, Quality of life research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Policy change to create supportive environments for physical activity and healthy eating : which options are the most realistic for local government?

Prof Steven Allender, Ms Erin Gleeson, Brad Crammond, Dr Gary Sacks, Prof Mark Lawrence, Prof Anna Peeters, Bebe Loff, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 27, pp. 261-274, Health promotion international, Oxford, England, C1

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The decline in coronary heart disease mortality is slowing in young adults (Australia 1976-2006) : a time trend analysis

Martin O'Flaherty, Prof Steven Allender, Richard Taylor, Dr Christopher Stevenson, Prof Anna Peeters, Simon Capewell

(2012), Vol. 158, pp. 193-198, International journal of cardiology, County Clare, Ireland, C1-1

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Relative deprivation between neighbouring wards is predictive of coronary heart disease mortality after adjustment for absolute deprivation of wards

Prof Steven Allender, Peter Scarborough, Thomas Keegan, Dr Mike Rayner

(2012), Vol. 66, pp. 803-808, Journal of epidemiology & community health, London, England, C1

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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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Contribution of climate and air pollution to variation in coronary heart disease mortality rates in England

Peter Scarborough, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Mike Rayner, Michael Goldacre

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-6, Plos One, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

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Modelling the health impact of environmentally sustainable dietary scenarios in the UK

Peter Scarborough, Prof Steven Allender, D. Clarke, Kremlin K Wickramasinghe, Dr Mike Rayner

(2012), Vol. 66, pp. 710-715, European journal of clinical nutrition, London, England, C1

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Consumption patterns of sweet drinks in a population of Australian children and adolescents (2003–2008)

Britt W. Jensen, Dr Melanie Nichols, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Andrea Sanigorski, Dr Lynne Millar, Dr Peter Kremer, Dr Katie Lacy, Prof Boyd Swinburn

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

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The development and validation of an urbanicity scale in a multi-country study

Nicole L. Novak, Prof Steven Allender, Peter Scarborough, Douglas West

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

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An analysis of potential barriers and enablers to regulating the television marketing of unhealthy foods to children at the state government level in Australia

Alexandra Chung, Miss Jane Shill, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Dr Helen Mavoa, Prof Mark Lawrence, Bebe Loff, Brad Crammond, Dr Gary Sacks, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Anna Peeters

(2012), Vol. 12, pp. 1-6, BMC public health, London, England, C1-1

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Regulation to create environments conducive to physical activity : understanding the barriers and facilitators at the Australian State Government level

Miss Jane Shill, Dr Helen Mavoa, Brad Crammond, Bebe Loff, Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Mark Lawrence, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Gary Sacks, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. 1-11, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

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The appropriateness of opt-out consent for monitoring childhood obesity in Australia

Dr Katie Lacy, Dr Peter Kremer, Dr Andrea De Silva-Sanigorski, Prof Steven Allender, A/Prof Evie Leslie, Laura Jones, Miss Sally Fornaro, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 7, pp. e62-e67, Pediatric obesity, Oxford, England, C1

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Prevention of diabetes in rural India with a telemedicine intervention

Viswanathan Mohan, Mohan Deepa, Rajendra Pradeepa, Venkat Prathiba, Manjula Datta, Sethuraman Ravikumar, Hari Rakesh, Yarlagadda Sucharita, Premila Webster, Prof Steven Allender, Anil Kumar, Ranjit Mohan Anjana

(2012), Vol. 6, pp. 1355-1364, Journal of diabetes science and technology, Foster City, Calif., C1-1

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2011

Increased energy intake entirely accounts for increase in body weight in women but not in men in the UK between 1986 and 2000

Peter Scarborough, Melanie R. Burg, Charles Foster, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Dr Gary Sacks, Dr Mike Rayner, Premila Webster, Prof Steven Allender

(2011), Vol. 105, pp. 1399-1404, British journal of nutrition, Cambridge, England, C1

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An index of unhealthy lifestyle is associated with coronary heart disease mortality rates for small areas in England after adjustment for deprivation

Peter Scarborough, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Mike Rayner, Michael Goldacre

(2011), Vol. 17, pp. 691-695, Health & place, Oxford, England, C1-1

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The development of a network for community based obesity prevention : the CO-OPS collaboration

Prof Steven Allender, Dr Melanie Nichols, Mr Chad Foulkes, Dr Rebecca Reynolds, Prof Elizabeth Waters, Lesley King, Tim Gill, Ms R. Armstrong, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-8, BMC public health, London, England, C1

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Quantifying urbanisation as a risk factor for non-communicable disease

Prof Steven Allender, Kremlin K Wickramasinghe, Michael Goldacre, David Matthews, Prasad Katulanda

(2011), Vol. 88, pp. 906-918, Journal of urban health, New York, N. Y., C1-1

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Best practice principles for community-based obesity prevention : development, content and application

Lesley King, Tim Gill, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 329-338, Obesity reviews, Oxford, England, C1

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Associations between activity-related behaviours and standardized BMI among Australian adolescents

Prof Steven Allender, Dr Peter Kremer, Dr Andrea De Silva-Sanigorski, Dr Katie Lacy, Dr Lynne Millar, Dr Louise Mathews, Ms Mary Malakellis, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2011), Vol. 14, pp. 512-521, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Mitchell, A.C.T., C1-1

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The economic burden of ill health due to diet, physical inactivity, smoking, alcohol and obesity in the UK : an update to 2006-07 NHS costs

Peter Scarborough, Prachi Bhatnagar, Kremlin K Wickramasinghe, Prof Steven Allender, Charlie Foster, Dr Mike Rayner

(2011), Vol. 33, pp. 527-535, Journal of public health, Oxford, England, C1

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2010

Level of urbanization and noncommunicable disease risk factors in Tamil Nadu, India

Prof Steven Allender, Ben Lacey, Premila Webster, Dr Mike Rayner, Mohan Deepa, Peter Scarborough, Carukshi Arambepola, Manjula Datta, Viswanathan Mohan

(2010), Vol. 88, pp. 297-304 A, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, C1-1

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The incidence of all stroke and stroke subtype in the United Kingdom, 1985 to 2008 : a systematic review

Prachi Bhatnagar, Peter Scarborough, Nigel C. Smeeton, Prof Steven Allender

(2010), Vol. 10, pp. 1-11, BMC Public health, London, England, C1-1

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2009

Moving beyond 'rates, roads and rubbish' : how do local governments make choices about healthy public policy to prevent obesity?

Prof Steven Allender, Ms Erin Gleeson, Brad Crammond, Dr Gary Sacks, Prof Mark Lawrence, Prof Anna Peeters, Bebe Loff, Prof Boyd Swinburn

(2009), Vol. 6, pp. 1-8, Australia and New Zealand health policy, London, England, C1

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The burden of smoking related ill health in the UK

Prof Steven Allender, Ravikumar Balakrishnan, Peter Scarborough, Premila Webster, Dr Mike Rayner

(2009), Vol. 18, pp. 262-267, Tobacco control, London, England, C1

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The burden of alcohol-related ill health in the United Kingdom

Ravikumar Balakrishnan, Prof Steven Allender, Peter Scarborough, Premila Webster, Dr Mike Rayner

(2009), Vol. 31, pp. 366-373, Journal of public health, Oxford, England, C1

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"Tell us something new!" : the response of planning and transport professionals to public health guidance on the built environment and physical activity

Prof Steven Allender, Nick Cavill, Mike Parker, Charles Foster

(2009), Vol. 30, pp. 102-116, Journal of public health policy, Basingstoke, England, C1

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Cardiovascular disease in Europe

Dr Mike Rayner, Prof Steven Allender, Peter Scarborough

(2009), Vol. 16, pp. 43-47, European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Validation of model-based estimates (synthetic estimates) of the prevalence of risk factors for coronary heart disease for wards in England

Peter Scarborough, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Mike Rayner, Michael Goldacre

(2009), Vol. 15, pp. 596-605, Health and place, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2008

Factors affecting the offer of pulmonary rehabilitation to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by primary care professionals : a qualitative study

David C Harris, Mark Hayter, Prof Steven Allender

(2008), Vol. 9, pp. 280-290, Primary health care research & development, Cambridge, England, C1-1

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Quantification of urbanization in relation to chronic diseases in developing countries : a systematic review

Prof Steven Allender, Charles Foster, Lauren Hutchinson, Carukshi Arambepola

(2008), Vol. 85, pp. 938-951, Journal of urban health, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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Occupational and non-occupational physical activity and the social determinants of physical activity : results from the Health Survey for England

Prof Steven Allender, Charles Foster, Anna Boxer

(2008), Vol. 5, pp. 104-116, Journal of physical activity & health, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

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Urban living and obesity : is it independent of its population and lifestyle characteristics?

Carukshi Arambepola, Prof Steven Allender, R. Ekanayake, D. Fernando

(2008), Vol. 13, pp. 448-457, Tropical medicine & international health, Oxford, England, C1-1

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Outpatient cardiac rehabilitation attendance in England

Hugh Bethell, Robert Lewin, Julia Evans, Sally Turner, Prof Steven Allender, Sophie Petersen

(2008), Vol. 28, pp. 386-391, Journal of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and prevention, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

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Improving the uptake of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD : qualitative study of experiences and attitudes

David C Harris, Mark Hayter, Prof Steven Allender

(2008), Vol. 58, pp. 703-710, British journal of general practice, London, England, C1-1

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Patterns of coronary heart disease mortality over the 20th century in England and Wales : possible plateaus in the rate of decline

Prof Steven Allender, Peter Scarborough, Martin O'Flaherty, Simon Capewell

(2008), Vol. 8, pp. 148-148, BMC public health, London, England, C1-1

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Over-nutrition

Prof Steven Allender, Dr Mike Rayner

(2008), pp. 28-29, The atlas of food : who eats what, where, and why, London, England, B1-1

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Quality of occupational health provision: two rating scales and their determinants

Katherine M. Venables, Prof Steven Allender

(2008), Vol. 58, pp. 439-442, Occupational medicine, Oxford, England, C1-1

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The North-South gap in overweight and obesity in England

Peter Scarborough, Prof Steven Allender

(2008), Vol. 100, pp. 677-684, British journal of nutrition : an international journal of nutritional science, Cambridge, England, C1-1

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Coronary heart disease trends in England and Wales from 1984 to 2004 : concealed levelling of mortality rates among young adults

Martin O'Flaherty, E Ford, Prof Steven Allender, Peter Scarborough, Simon Capewell

(2008), Vol. 94, pp. 178-181, Heart, London, UK, C1-1

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Regulatory change for obesity prevention at local government level in Victoria

Prof Steven Allender, Ms Erin Gleeson, Brad Crammond, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Mark Lawrence, Prof Anna Peeters, Dr Beatrice Loff

(2008), pp. -, A global world - practical action for health and well being : Proceedings of the Population Health Congress, Brisbane, Qld., E1-1

conference

Life-change events and participation in physical activity : a systematic review

Prof Steven Allender, Lauren Hutchinson, Charles Foster

(2008), Vol. 23, pp. 160-172, Health promotion international, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal
2007

Population-based register of acute myocardial infarction : manual of operations

Mette Madson, Vilmundur Gundnason, Andrzej Pajak, Luigi Palmieri, Evangelista C. Rocha, Veikko Salomaa, Konrad Steinbach, Diego Vanuzzo, _ EUROCISS Research Group, Prof Steven Allender

(2007), Vol. 14, pp. s3-s22, Journal of cardiovascular risk, London, England, C1-1

journal

Population-based register of stroke : manual of operations

Simona Giampaoli, Niklas Hammar, Roza Adany, Christine De Peretti, _ EUROCISS Research Group, Prof Steven Allender

(2007), Vol. 14, pp. s23-s41, Journal of cardiovascular risk, London, England, C1-1

journal

The burden of physical activity-related ill health in the UK

Prof Steven Allender, Charles Foster, Peter Scarborough, Dr Mike Rayner

(2007), Vol. 61, pp. 344-348, Journal of epidemiology and community health, London, England, C1-1

journal

New work ethics? The corporate athlete's back end index and organisational performance

A/Prof Peter Kelly, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Derek Colquhoun

(2007), Vol. 14, pp. 267-285, Organization, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1-1

journal

The burden of overweight and obesity-related ill health in the UK

Prof Steven Allender, Dr Mike Rayner

(2007), Vol. 8, pp. 467-473, Obesity reviews, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Cardiovascular surveys : manual of operations

Paola Primatesta, Prof Steven Allender, Paola Ciccarelli, Angela Doring, Sidsel Graff-Iversen, Jiri Holub, Salvatore Panico, Antonia Trichopoulou, W. M. Monique Verschuren

(2007), Vol. 14, pp. S43-S61, European journal of cardiovascular prevention & rehabilitation, Philadelphia, Pa., C1-1

journal

Occupational health provision in UK universities

Katherine M. Venables, Prof Steven Allender

(2007), Vol. 57, pp. 162-168, Occupational medicine, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

What determines the size of occupational health services in UK universities?

Katherine M. Venables, Prof Steven Allender

(2007), Vol. 57, pp. 210-213, Occupational medicine, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal
2006

Governing the working population : knowledge, self and power in workplace health programs

Prof Steven Allender, Prof Derek Colquhoun, A/Prof Peter Kelly

(2006), Vol. 16, pp. 131-142, Critical public health, London, England, C1-1

journal

Understanding participation in sport and physical activity amongst children and adults : A systematic review of qualitative studies

Prof Steven Allender, Gill cowburn, Charles Foster

(2006), Vol. 21, pp. 826-835, Health education research, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

Symptoms, ill-health and quality of life of the members of a Porton Down veterans' support group

Prof Steven Allender, Noreen Maconochie, Thomas Keegan, Claire Brooks, Tony Fletcher, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, Pat Doyle, Lucy M. Carpenter, Katherine M. Venables

(2006), Vol. 56, pp. 329-337, Occupational medicine, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal

The competing discourses of workplace health

Prof Steven Allender, Prof Derek Colquhoun, A/Prof Peter Kelly

(2006), Vol. 10, pp. 75-93, Health : an interdisciplinary journal for the social study of health, illness and medicine, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1-1

journal

Current occupational health policy issues for universities in the United Kingdom

Katherine M. Venables, Prof Steven Allender

(2006), Vol. 10, pp. 45-51, Perspectives : policy and practice in higher education, London, England, C1-1

journal

Values underlying the National Service Framework for coronary heart disease in England : a discourse analysis

Dr Mike Rayner, Peter Scarborough, Prof Steven Allender

(2006), Vol. 11, pp. 67-73, Journal of health services research and policy, London, England, C1-1

journal

Occupational health needs of universities : a review with an emphasis on the United Kingdom

Katherine M. Venables, Prof Steven Allender

(2006), Vol. 63, pp. 159-167, Occupational and environmental medicine, London, England, C1-1

journal
2005

New work ethics, the professionalisation of stress management and effective schools

Prof Derek Colquhoun, A/Prof Peter Kelly, Prof Steven Allender

(2005), pp. 1-1, AARE 2005 : Creative dissent: constructive solutions: proceedings of the AARE 2005 international education research conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference
2004

New work ethics? Foucault and the spirit of 21st century capitalism

A/Prof Peter Kelly, Prof Derek Colquhoun, Prof Steven Allender

(2004), pp. 398-405, ASBBS 2004 : Proceedings of the 7th American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences conference 2004, James Cook University, E1

conference

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

Centre of Research Excellence on Policy Research on Obesity and Food Systems

Prof Rob Carter, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Marj Moodie, Prof Richard Osborne, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Mark Lawrence, A/Prof Jan Barendregt, Prof Bruce Neal, Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Kelly Brownell, Prof Steven Allender

NHMRC - Centres of Research Excellence

  • 2017: $179,155
  • 2016: $431,611
  • 2015: $434,875
  • 2014: $452,808
  • 2013: $276,834
  • 2012: $65,432

How can a systems approach be efficiently and effectively applied to prevent childhood obesity?

Prof Steven Allender

NHMRC CDF - Career Development Fellowship

  • 2017: $39,727
  • 2016: $117,535
  • 2015: $125,401
  • 2014: $105,323
  • 2013: $74,640

How can a systems approach be efficiently and effectively applied to prevent childhood obesity?

Prof Steven Allender

NHF Fellowship - Career Development - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2013: $30,000

Healthy Together Kids Evaluation

Prof Steven Allender, Dr Claudia Strugnell, Dr Lynne Millar

NHF Vanguard Grant - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2014: $74,812

Creating food environments that encourage healthy eating

Dr Adrian Cameron, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Marj Moodie

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2017: $60,102
  • 2016: $131,472

Food policies for population health: evidence, influence and accountability

Dr Gary Sacks, Prof Steven Allender

ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

  • 2017: $53,260
  • 2016: $114,660

Whole of System Trial for Obesity Prevention in Childhood Obesity (WHO STOPS Childhood Obesity)

Prof Steven Allender, Dr Lynne Millar, Dr Peter Hovmand, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Marj Moodie, Prof Rob Carter, Prof Boyd Swinburn

NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2017: $108,814
  • 2016: $77,171

Other Public Sector Funding

(Phase 2) - Provision and Evaluation of the It's Your Move Program in the ACT. (Phase 1) - systems-based interventions to promote healthy weight in ACT secondary schools - program planning

Dr Lynne Millar, Dr Melanie Nichols, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Steven Allender

  • 2014: $106,146
  • 2012: $118,000
  • 2011: $5,537

CO-OPS (Mark 11) Prevention Network

Prof Steven Allender, Prof Boyd Swinburn

  • 2015: $367,044
  • 2014: $457,689
  • 2013: $169,749
  • 2012: $851,423

G21 Regional Health and Wellbeing Plan 2013-17

Prof Steven Allender, Prof Richard Osborne

  • 2014: $12,272
  • 2013: $30,000

A connected community and clinical journey to health

Dr Penny Love, Ms Jill Whelan, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Colin Bell

  • 2015: $29,000

Whole of System Trial for Obesity Prevention in Childhood Obesity (WHO STOPS Childhood Obesity)

Prof Steven Allender, Dr Lynne Millar, Dr Peter Hovmand, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Marj Moodie, Prof Rob Carter, Prof Boyd Swinburn

  • 2016: $50,000

STICK-E Healthy Eating - Systems Thinking In Community Knowledge Exchange

Prof Steven Allender, Prof Douglas Creighton, Dr Michael Johnstone, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Boyd Swinburn

  • 2016: $90,000

YCHANGe obesity prevention mapping into physical activity determinants - environmental and personal

Ms Jill Whelan, Dr Penny Love, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Colin Bell

  • 2016: $120,000

Victoria Police StEPS Project: Systems Evaluation for the Prevention of Suicide

Prof Tony LaMontagne, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Allison Milner, Mr Josh Hayward

  • 2016: $37,500

STICK-E ACT Health Promotion

Prof Steven Allender, Mr Andrew Brown

  • 2017: $2,140

Industry and Other Funding

Developing a resource for evidence based healthy living programs

Prof Steven Allender, Kellie Nichols, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Ms Veena Vather

  • 2012: $80,000

Systems Science to Guide Whole-of-Community Childhood Obesity Prevention

A/Prof Matthew Gillman, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Boyd Swinburn

  • 2017: $62,410
  • 2016: $47,931
  • 2015: $157,688
  • 2014: $88,470

HeartStats Project: The Heart Foundation/Deakin University Australian Heart Disease Statistics Project

Prof Steven Allender, Dr Melanie Nichols

  • 2015: $160,694
  • 2014: $169,230
  • 2013: $144,932

What is the relationship between diet quality and health-related quality of life in rural, Victorian adolescents (12-18 years old)?

Dr Kristy Bolton, Prof Steven Allender

  • 2014: $14,991

Friends & Health Behaviour over the primary to secondary school transition

Prof Steven Allender, Dr Lisa Barnett, Mrs Jenny Marks

  • 2014: $15,000

NCD strategic action plan development - Fiji

Ms Wendy Snowdon, Prof Steven Allender

  • 2014: $6,488

Systems Thinking in Community Knowledge - Exchange (STICK - E)

Prof Steven Allender

  • 2014: $40,000

A connected community and clinical journey to health

Dr Penny Love, Ms Jill Whelan, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Colin Bell

  • 2016: $5,454
  • 2015: $54,545

Developing Systems Knowledge to prevent suicide in Victoria Police

Dr Amanda Allisey, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Allison Milner, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Andrew Noblet

  • 2015: $50,000

Systems Thinking Workshops for City of Glenorchy, Tasmania

Prof Steven Allender

  • 2015: $10,000

Greater Shepparton's Primary School Health Behaviours Monitoring Proposal

Dr Claudia Strugnell, Prof Steven Allender

  • 2016: $29,755

YCHANGe - A connected community and clinical journey to health - YSC and RFDS

Ms Jill Whelan, Prof Colin Bell, Dr Penny Love, Prof Steven Allender

  • 2016: $40,000

STICK-E Research Workshop - EGPCP

Prof Steven Allender, Mr Andrew Brown

  • 2017: $50,000

Other Funding Sources

International Society Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention (ISCEP)

Dr Melanie Nichols, Prof Steven Allender

  • 2017: $15,000
  • 2016: $15,000
  • 2015: $62,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Joshua Nicholas Hayward

Thesis entitled: Adolescent Lifestyle and Depressive Symptoms: Associations and Complex Community Determinants

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2016

Erin Jane Hoare

Thesis entitled: Obesogenic risk and depression: patterns and prevention among adolescents

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

Jennifer Marks

Thesis entitled: Transition, School, Friends and Obesity Risk Models (The TranSFORM Study)

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

2013

Lynne Millar

Thesis entitled: Community-based obesity prevention in children

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development

Associate Supervisor
2017

Melissa Amina Madeleine Cavallo Mialon

Thesis entitled: Monitoring the corporate political activity of the food industry

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Health & Social Development

2015

John Joseph Grundy

Thesis entitled: Health Systems and Social Transition in Asia

Doctor of Philosophy (Health & Social Development), School of Health & Social Development