Ms Christina Zorbas



Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Soc. Dev.


Geelong Waterfront Campus


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Streamlined data-gathering techniques to estimate the price and affordability of healthy and unhealthy diets under different pricing scenarios

C Zorbas, A Lee, A Peeters, M Lewis, T Landrigan, K Backholer

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 1-11, Public Health Nutrition, C1

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Differential exposure to, and potential impact of, unhealthy advertising to children by socio-economic and ethnic groups: A systematic review of the evidence

K Backholer, A Gupta, C Zorbas, R Bennett, O Huse, A Chung, A Isaacs, G Golds, B Kelly, A Peeters

(2021), Vol. 22, pp. 1-20, Obesity Reviews, Hoboken, NJ, C1

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The nature and extent of online marketing by Big Food and Big Alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia: content analysis study

F Martino, R Brooks, J Browne, N Carah, C Zorbas, K Corben, E Saleeba, J Martin, A Peeters, K Backholer

(2021), Vol. 7, pp. 1-16, JMIR public health and surveillance, Toronto, Ont., C1

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The 'Eat Well @ IGA' healthy supermarket randomised controlled trial: process evaluation

M Blake, G Sacks, C Zorbas, J Marshall, L Orellana, A Brown, M Moodie, C Ni Mhurchu, J Ananthapavan, F Etilé, A Cameron

(2021), Vol. 18, pp. 1-13, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, London, Eng., C1

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A Critical Analysis of Representations of Inequalities in Childhood Obesity in Australian Health Policy Documents

Alexandra Chung, Christina Zorbas, Anna Peeters, Kathryn Backholer, Jennifer Browne

(2021), International Journal of Health Policy and Management, C1

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Recreation centre managers' perceptions of pricing interventions to promote healthy eating

Oliver Huse, Christina Zorbas, Alethea Jerebine, Ari Kurzeme, Miranda Blake, Megan Ferguson, Claire Palermo, Anna Peeters, Liliana Orellana, Julie Brimblecombe, Marj Moodie, Kathryn Backholer

(2020), Vol. 35, pp. 682-691, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Do purchases of price promoted and generic branded foods and beverages vary according to food category and income level? Evidence from a consumer research panel

C Zorbas, H Eyles, L Orellana, A Peeters, C Mhurchu, D Riesenberg, K Backholer

(2020), Vol. 144, pp. 1-11, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Prevalence of healthy and unhealthy food and beverage price promotions and their potential influence on shopper purchasing behaviour: a systematic review of the literature

R Bennett, C Zorbas, O Huse, A Peeters, A Cameron, G Sacks, K Backholer

(2020), Vol. 21, pp. 1-21, Obesity Reviews, London, Eng., C1

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The potential cost-effectiveness of mandatory restrictions on price promotions for sugar-sweetened beverages in Australia

O Huse, J Ananthapavan, G Sacks, A Cameron, C Zorbas, A Peeters, M Moodie, J Martin, K Backholer

(2020), Vol. 44, pp. 1011-1020, International Journal of Obesity, London, Eng., C1

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The relationship between feasting periods and weight gain: a systematic scoping review

Christina Zorbas, Erica Reeve, Shaan Naughton, Carolina Batis, Jillian Whelan, Gade Waqa, Colin Bell

(2020), Vol. 9, pp. 39-62, Current obesity reports, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Getting the price right: how nutrition and obesity prevention strategies address food and beverage pricing within high-income countries

C Zorbas, L Grigsby-Duffy, K Backholer

(2020), Vol. 9, pp. 42-53, Current nutrition reports, Cham, Switzerland, C1

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Retailer-led healthy pricing interventions: a pilot study within aquatic and recreation centres in Victoria, Australia

Oliver Huse, Liliana Orellana, Megan Ferguson, Claire Palermo, Alethea Jerebine, Christina Zorbas, Tara Boelsen-Robinson, Miranda Blake, Anna Peeters, Julie Brimblecombe, Marj Moodie, Kathryn Backholer

(2020), pp. 1-19, Health Promotion International, Oxford, Eng., C1

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National nutrition policy in high-income countries: is health equity on the agenda?

Christina Zorbas, Jennifer Browne, Alexandra Chung, Phillip Baker, Claire Palermo, Erica Reeve, Anna Peeters, Kathryn Backholer

(2020), pp. 1-14, Nutrition reviews, Oxford, Eng., C1

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The frequency and magnitude of price-promoted beverages available for sale in Australian supermarkets

Christina Zorbas, Beth Gilham, Tara Boelsen-Robinson, Miranda Blake, Anna Peeters, Adrian Cameron, Jason Wu, Kathryn Backholer

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 346-351, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Investigating business outcomes of healthy food retail strategies: a systematic scoping review

M Blake, K Backholer, E Lancsar, T Boelsen-Robinson, C Mah, J Brimblecombe, C Zorbas, N Billich, A Peeters

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 1384-1399, Obesity Reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Price promotions by food category and product healthiness in an Australian supermarket chain, 2017-2018

Devorah Riesenberg, Kathryn Backholer, Christina Zorbas, Gary Sacks, Anna Paix, Josephine Marshall, Miranda Blake, Rebecca Bennett, Anna Peeters, Adrian Cameron

(2019), Vol. 109, pp. 1434-1439, American journal of public health, Washington, D.C., C1

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Factors influencing sweet drink consumption among preschool-age children: A qualitative analysis

A Chung, K Backholer, C Zorbas, L Hanna, A Peeters

(2019), pp. 1-11, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, London, Eng., C1

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Factors perceived to influence healthy eating: a systematic review and meta-ethnographic synthesis of the literature

Christina Zorbas, Claire Palermo, Alexandra Chung, Isabel Iguacel, Anna Peeters, Rebecca Bennett, Kathryn Backholer

(2018), Vol. 76, pp. 861-874, Nutrition reviews, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Developing novel methods to monitor the digital marketing of products that increase the risk of cancer to children: An intelligent systems approach

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, A/Prof Asim Bhatti, Prof Chee Peng Lim, Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Colin Bell, Dr Becky Freeman, A/Prof Michael Johnstone, Ms Christina Zorbas, Jane Martin

  • 2021: $143,774
  • 2020: $95,849

Effectiveness of Interventions delivered by local council to address the social determinants of health.

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Anna Peeters, A/Prof Adrian Cameron, Prof Tony LaMontagne, Dr Shane Kavanagh, Ms Christina Zorbas

  • 2019: $25,000


No completed student supervisions to report