Prof Kylie Ball
|Position:||Alfred Deakin Professor |
|Faculty or Division:||Faculty of Health|
|Department:||School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.|
|Campus:||Melbourne Burwood Campus|
|Phone:||+61 3 92517310 +61 3 92517310|
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Newcastle, 1995
- Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle, 2000
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
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 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
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:
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).
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.