Staff profile - Kylie Ball

Prof Kylie Ball

Position: Alfred Deakin Professor
role description
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92517310 +61 3 92517310
Email: kylie.ball@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Newcastle (NSW), 1995
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle (NSW), 2000


Affiliations

Convenor, ISBNPA Special Interest Group, Socioeconomic inequalities in nutrition, physical activity and sedentary behaviours

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (Past-President and Fellow)

International Society for Behavioral Medicine

The Nutrition Society (UK)

Nutrition Society Australia

Public Health Association of Australia

Associate Member, Australian Institute of Policy and Science

Australasian Epidemiology Association

Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity

Australasian Society for Behavioural Health & Medicine
 


Academic

Teaching Interests

Has supervised 6 PhD students and 2 Masters by Research students to completion
Currently supervises 5 PhD students
Guest lecturer HSE203 Exercise Behaviour


Conferences and seminars

Ball, K. (2013, May). Current gaps in the field and potential opportunities. Invited ECR workshop presenter. 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Ghent, Belgium.

Ball, K., McNaughton, S., Ni Mhurchu, C., Andrianopoulos, N., Inglis, V., Pollard, C., Crawford, D. (2013, May). Effectiveness of price reduction and behaviour change strategies for improving fruit, vegetable and beverage consumption: Results from the Supermarket Healthy Eating for Life (SHELF) randomised controlled trial. 12th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Ghent, Belgium.

Ball K, Crawford D, McNaughton S, Ni Mhurchu C, Gold L, Le H, Pollard C. 2012. SHELf: Methods and recruitment success of a behavioural and price reduction intervention promoting healthy eating. Population Health Congress, Adelaide.

Ball K. 2011. Socioeconomic disadvantage and diet: understanding and promoting resilience. Invited plenary, Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand and the Nutrition Society of Australia, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Ball K, Inglis V, Thornton L, Timperio A, Crawford D. 2011. Price-related drivers of socioeconomic inequalities in diet (Oral symposium). 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne.

Ball K. & van Lenthe R. 2011. Effectively writing scientific publications (Workshop for Students/Early Career Researchers). 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Melbourne.

Ball K, Abbott G, Cleland V, Timperio A, Brug J, King AC, Jeffery R & Crawford D. 2010. Socioeconomic disadvantage and obesity: Who is resilient? (Oral presentation). 10th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Minnesota, USA.

Ball K, Timperio A, & Crawford D. 2009. Neighbourhood socioeconomic inequalities in food access and affordability in Melbourne, Australia: Affluent neighbourhoods are not always better off! (Oral symposium presentation). 9th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, Lisbon, Portugal. Also Convenor and Chair of the Symposium, entitled Advances in understanding neighbourhood food environments and socioeconomic inequalities in diet.

Ball K. 2009. Socioeconomic disadvantage, resilience and obesity: Results from the READI study (Invited symposium convenor and speaker). Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne.

Ball K. 2007. People, places and disparities in physical activity participation: Why some are more equal than others (Invited keynote presentation). National Physical Activity Conference, Adelaide. Ball K. 2006. Psychosocial consequences of obesity (Invited symposium presentation). 10th International Congress on Obesity, Sydney.

Ball K. 2006. A multilevel investigation of built environmental correlates of womens physical activity (Invited oral symposium presentation). 5th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, Boston, USA.

Awards

Awards and prizes

Four national competitive research fellowships:
 

2013-2017: $714,745 National Health & Medical Research Council Principal Research Fellowship.

Healthy Eating Through Price Reduction & Skill-Building Program, conducted in partnership with the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Coles Supermarkets. The team is led by Ball K and includes Crawford, D and McNaughton S.

2012: InFANT project team awarded the Professor David Hill Award for Knowledge and Translation from the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation for the INFANT project.  The team is led by Campbell K, Hesketh K, and includes Crawford D, Salmon J, Ball K, McNaughton S.


2008-2012: $595,000, National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship.

2004-2008: $426,250. NHMRC/NHF Partnership Career Development Award.

2001-2004: $221,515 National Health and Medical Research Council: Public Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

2010: Winner, 2010 Deakin University Researcher of the Year Award

The 2010 Vice-Chancellors Award for Distinguished Research; and

The 2010 Vice-Chancellors Award for Research Excellence.

2009: Inducted as an Inaugural Fellow, International Society for Behavioural
Nutrition and Physical Activity. One of only 5 inaugural Fellows (and the first female fellow). Recognition of substantial contribution to the Society.

2008-9: Overall Winner, Victorian Young Tall Poppy of the Year Award

This prize, awarded by the Australian Institute of Science & Policy, recognizes outstanding achievement in any field of science, as well as defined excellence in community engagement.

2006: Applied Research in Sport and Recreation Science Award. Switch-Play, Deakin University. Sport and Recreation Awards, Department for Victorian Communities, 12th October 2006.

2003: Vice Chancellors Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research: Early Career Researcher

2002: NHMRC Travelling Award to visit Cambridge University, UK as a visiting scientist
 


Research

Research projects

Professor Ball was elected President of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 2006-7. She also serves/has served on the following committees:

National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowships Committee

National Health and Medical Research Council Research Translation Faculty

Executive Committee, Public Health Association of Australia, Food and Nutrition Special Interest Group

National Heart Foundation of Australia Research Grants Interview Committee and Fellowships Committee

Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity, Public Health Sub-committee



Journal Editorial Boards

2011- Associate Editor, Public Health Nutrition.

2005- Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Behavioral

Nutrition and Physical Activity



Examples of Service to the Community

Professor Ball serves/has contributed to numerous community groups/committees, including:

Australian Government Preventative Health Taskforce Obesity Working Group

National Heart Foundation of Australia Physical Activity Committee

National Heart Foundation of Australia Obesity Working Group

Advisory Board, Prevention Magazine



Examples of Service to the University

Professor Ball has been involved in several University, Faculty and School committees including:

Academic Board

Faculty Board

Faculty Academic Promotions Committee

School Research Degree Coordinator

School Research Committee

School Early Career Researcher's Mentor

Faculty Research and Graduate Studies Committee

President, Deakin and Community Childcare Centre



Professor Ball is a member of the Executive Committee of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN).


Research interests

Professor Balls research is focused on understanding the individual, social and environmental influences on eating and physical activity behaviours and obesity risk; and on intervening to promote healthier eating and activity behaviours and preventing obesity. Her research has focused particularly on high-risk target groups such as young women and people who are socio-economically disadvantaged.


Research page

http://www.deakin.edu.au/research/admin/pubs/reports/database/dynamic/output/person/person.php?person_code=ballxky


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