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Prof Colin Bell

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Professor of Public Health

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Medicine

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

colin.bell@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 78043

Biography

Colin Bell leads the Public Health Medicine theme in the Doctor of Medicine course at Deakin University.

Prof Bell obtained a PhD in Community Health from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and has an MSc and BSc(Honours) in Human Nutrition from the University of Otago, New Zealand. He completed post-doctoral studies on the China Health and Nutrition Survey at the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Colin is recognized for his expertise in obesity, nutrition and chronic disease prevention and has worked on a number of successful population and community-based programs in Australia and New Zealand over the last 25 years.

Colin was Head of School, Health and Social Development (Feb 2019 to May 2020) and prior to that led the Public Health Medicine theme at the School of Medicine from 2014 winning a CAPHIA award for changes to the curriculum over this time. Highlights included establishing the Indigenous Entry Stream and seeing Deakin's first Indigenous graduate from the medical course. Prior to his appointment at Deakin, Prof Bell was a Technical Officer (Non-communicable diseases) with the Western Pacific Regional Office of the World Health Organization based in Suva, Fiji and Manila, Philippines. In this role he provided support to 22 Pacific Countries and Area’s on NCD prevention and control. A major achievement during this time was coordination of the 2010 Pacific Food Summit in Vanuatu. Colin was also Director of ‘Good For Kids, Good For Life’ (2006-2009) – a large intervention and research program that aimed to prevent overweight and obesity in children in the Hunter New England region of NSW, Australia. He was a Research Fellow at Deakin University from 2001-2006 and helped establish the WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention.

Prof Bell is a board member for Active Geelong and Foundation 61, an executive member of the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia and a member of the Public Health Association of Australia. held a conjoint appointment with the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Australia from 2007 to 2017. He held a conjoint appointment with the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, Australia from 2007 to 2017.

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Research interests

Non-communicable disease prevention and control, nutrition epidemiology, intervention design, delivery and evaluation, health promotion, childhood obesity prevention, program management, creating healthy environments.

Publications

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2021

The impact of covid-19 on rural food supply and demand in australia: Utilising group model building to identifyretailer and customer perspectives

J Whelan, A Brown, L Coller, C Strugnell, S Allender, L Alston, J Hayward, J Brimblecombe, C Bell

(2021), Vol. 13, pp. 1-11, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Identifying opportunities to strengthen school food environments in the Pacific: a case study in Samoa

E Reeve, A Thow, C Bell, C Soti-Ulberg, G Sacks

(2021), Vol. 21, pp. 1-12, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Four‐Year Behavioral, Health‐Related Quality of Life, and BMI Outcomes from a Cluster Randomized Whole of Systems Trial of Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity

Steven Allender, Liliana Orellana, Nic Crooks, Kristy Bolton, Penny Fraser, Andrew Brown, Ha Le, Janette Lowe, Kayla de la Haye, Lynne Millar, Marjorie Moodie, Boyd Swinburn, Colin Bell, Claudia Strugnell

(2021), Vol. 29, pp. 1022-1035, Obesity, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Did imports of sweetened beverages to Pacific Island countries increase between 2000 and 2015?

Veronica Lo, Gary Sacks, Emma Gearon, Andrew Bell

(2021), Vol. 7, pp. 1-9, BMC Nutrition, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Nutrition content of summative examinations within an Australian 4-year graduate entry medical course: 2013-2016

R Perlstein, J McLeod, C Bell, C Nowson

(2021), Vol. 4, pp. 251-256, BMJ nutrition, prevention and health, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2020

Fruit and vegetable import duty reduction in Fiji to prevent obesity and non-communicable diseases: a case study

C Bell, C Latu, J Coriakula, G Waqa, W Snowdon, M Moodie

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 181-188, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

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

journal article

Ultra-processed foods and the nutrition transition: Global, regional and national trends, food systems transformations and political economy drivers

P Baker, P Machado, T Santos, K Sievert, K Backholer, M Hadjikakou, C Russell, O Huse, C Bell, G Scrinis, A Worsley, S Friel, M Lawrence

(2020), pp. 1-22, Obesity Reviews, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Protocol for the measurement of changes in knowledge and engagement in the stepped wedge cluster randomised trial for childhood obesity prevention in Australia: (Reflexive Evidence and Systems interventions to Prevent Obesity and Non-communicable Disease (RESPOND))

Jillian Whelan, Claudia Strugnell, Steven Allender, Ariella Korn, Andrew Brown, Liliana Orellana, Josh Hayward, Vicki Brown, Colin Bell, Marj Moodie, Anna Peeters, Melanie Nichols

(2020), Vol. 21, pp. 1-11, Trials, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article
2019

What young Australians think about a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages

Tom Richardson, Brendan Yanada, David Watters, Douglas Stupart, Prabhat Lamichhane, Colin Bell

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 63-67, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Contribution of fat, sugar and salt to diets in the Pacific Islands: a systematic review

Joseph Santos, Briar McKenzie, Kathy Trieu, Sara Farnbach, Claire Johnson, Jimaima Schultz, Anne Thow, Wendy Snowdon, Colin Bell, Jacqui Webster

(2019), Vol. 22, pp. 1858-1871, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Competent with patients and populations: integrating public health into a medical program

Colin Bell, Annie Simmons, Erik Martin, Candice McKenzie, Janet McLeod, Scott McCoombe

(2019), Vol. 19, BMC medical education, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Measuring rural food environments for local action in Australia: a systematic critical synthesis review

P Love, J Whelan, C Bell, J McCracken

(2019), Vol. 16, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

A rural community moves closer to sustainable obesity prevention - an exploration of community readiness pre and post a community-based participatory intervention

J Whelan, P Love, L Millar, S Allender, C Morley, C Bell

(2019), Vol. 19, pp. 1-9, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2018

Effects of a nationwide strategy to reduce salt intake in Samoa

K Trieu, M Ieremia, J Santos, B Neal, M Woodward, M Moodie, C Bell, W Snowdon, T Faumuina, J Webster

(2018), Vol. 36, pp. 188-198, Journal of hypertension, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Implementation lessons for school food policies and marketing restrictions in the Philippines: a qualitative policy analysis

Erica Reeve, Anne Thow, Colin Bell, Katrin Engelhardt, Ella Gamolo-Naliponguit, John Go, Gary Sacks

(2018), Vol. 14, pp. 1-14, Globalization and health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Process evaluation and costing of a multifaceted population-wide intervention to reduce salt consumption in Fiji

Jacqui Webster, Arti Pillay, Arleen Suku, Paayal Gohil, Joseph Santos, Jimaima Schultz, Jillian Wate, Kathy Trieu, Silvia Hope, Wendy Snowdon, Marj Moodie, Stephen Jan, Colin Bell

(2018), Vol. 10, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Sustaining obesity prevention in communities: a systematic narrative synthesis review

J Whelan, P Love, L Millar, S Allender, A Bell

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 839-851, Obesity reviews, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Parental translation into practice of healthy eating and active play messages and the impact on childhood obesity: a mixed methods study

Alyssa Huxtable, Lynne Millar, Penelope Love, Colin Bell, Jill Whelan

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-15, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Protocol for an economic evaluation of WHO STOPS childhood obesity stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial

Rohan Sweeney, Marj Moodie, Phuong Nguyen, Penny Fraser, Kristy Bolton, Andrew Brown, Jennifer Marks, Nic Crooks, Claudia Strugnell, Colin Bell, Lynne Millar, Liliana Orellana, Steven Allender

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 1-10, BMJ Open, London, ENg., C1

journal article

Process evaluation of Samoa's national salt reduction strategy (MASIMA): what interventions can be successfully replicated in lower-income countries?

Kathy Trieu, Jacqui Webster, Stephen Jan, Silvia Hope, Take Naseri, Merina Ieremia, Colin Bell, Wendy Snowdon, Marj Moodie

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 1-14, Implementation science, London, Eng., C1

journal article

The development and implementation of a new import duty on palm oil to reduce non-communicable disease in Fiji

Jeremaia Coriakula, Marj Moodie, Gade Waqa, Catherine Latu, Wendy Snowdon, Colin Bell

(2018), Vol. 14, pp. 1-9, Globalization and health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

You can't find healthy food in the bush: poor accessibility, availability and adequacy of food in rural Australia

Jill Whelan, Lynne Millar, Colin Bell, Cherie Russell, Felicity Grainger, Steven Allender, Penelope Love

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 1-15, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Healthy diets in rural Victoria-cheaper than unhealthy alternatives, yet unaffordable

Penelope Love, Jillian Whelan, Colin Bell, Felicity Grainger, Cherie Russell, Meron Lewis, Amanda Lee

(2018), Vol. 15, pp. 1-16, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Barriers and facilitators to food policy development in Fiji

Catherine Latu, Marj Moodie, Jeremaia Coriakula, Gade Waqa, Wendy Snowdon, Colin Bell

(2018), Vol. 39, pp. 621-631, Food and nutrition bulletin, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Establishing a sustainable childhood obesity monitoring system in regional Victoria

N Crooks, C Strugnell, C Bell, S Allender

(2017), Vol. 28, pp. 96-102, Health promotion journal of Australia, Clayton, Vic., C1

journal article

Factors affecting evidence-use in food policy-making processes in health and agriculture in Fiji

G Waqa, C Bell, W Snowdon, M Moodie

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-10, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Multi-strategic intervention to enhance implementation of healthy canteen policy: a randomised controlled trial

L Wolfenden, N Nathan, L Janssen, J Wiggers, K Reilly, T Delaney, C Williams, C Bell, R Wyse, R Sutherland, L Campbell, C Lecathelinais, C Oldmeadow, M Freund, S Yoong

(2017), Vol. 12, pp. 1-11, Implementation science, London, Eng., C1

journal article

A systematic review of economic evaluations of population-based sodium reduction interventions

S Hope, J Webster, K Trieu, A Pillay, M Ieremia, C Bell, W Snowdon, B Neal, M Moodie

(2017), Vol. 12, pp. 1-22, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal article

Nutrition practice and knowledge of first-year medical students

R Perlstein, S McCoombe, S Macfarlane, A Bell, C Nowson

(2017), Vol. 2017, pp. 1-10, Journal of biomedical education, Cairo, Egypt, C1

journal article

Exploring the dynamics of food-related policymaking processes and evidence use in Fiji using systems thinking

G Waqa, M Moodie, W Snowdon, C Latu, J Coriakula, S Allender, C Bell

(2017), Vol. 15, pp. 1-8, Health research policy and systems, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Assessment of a salt reduction intervention on adult population salt intake in Fiji

A Pillay, K Trieu, J Santos, A Sukhu, J Schultz, J Wate, C Bell, M Moodie, W Snowdon, G Ma, K Rogers, J Webster

(2017), Vol. 9, pp. 1-11, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Healthy islands: best practices in health promotion in the Pacific

Andrew Bell, Erik Martin, Ada Moadsiri, Saula Volavola, Wendy Snowdon

(2017), Manila, Philippines, A6

research report/technical paper
2016

Salt intakes, knowledge, and behavior in Samoa: monitoring salt-consumption patterns through the World Health Organization's Surveillance of Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors (STEPS)

J Webster, S Su'a, M Ieremia, S Bompoint, C Johnson, G Faeamani, M Vaiaso, W Snowdon, M-A Land, K Trieu, S Viali, M Moodie, C Bell, B Neal, M Woodward

(2016), Vol. 18, pp. 884-891, Journal of clinical hypertension, Hoboken, N.J., C1

journal article

Salt intake and iodine status of women in Samoa

M-A Land, J Webster, G Ma, M Li, S Su'a, M Ieremia, S Viali, G Faeamani, A Bell, C Quested, B Neal, C Eastman

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 142-149, Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, Wellington, Vic., C1

journal article

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

C Strugnell, L Millar, A Churchill, F Jacka, C Bell, M Malakellis, B Swinburn, S Allender

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

journal article

Monitoring and accountability for the Pacific response to the non-communicable diseases crisis

H Tolley, W Snowdon, J Wate, A Durand, P Vivili, J McCool, R Novotny, O Dewes, D Hoy, C Bell, N Richards, B Swinburn

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-12, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

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

S Allender, L Millar, P Hovmand, C Bell, M Moodie, R Carter, B Swinburn, C Strugnell, J Lowe, K de la Haye, L Orellana, S Morgan

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

journal article
2015

An implementation intervention to encourage healthy eating in centre-based child-care services : impact of the Good for Kids Good for Life programme

A Bell, L Davies, M Finch, L Wolfenden, J Francis, R Sutherland, J Wiggers

(2015), Vol. 18, pp. 1610-1619, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal article

HealthPathways: creating a pathway for health systems reform

S Robinson, R Varhol, C Bell, F Quirk, L Durrington

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 9-11, Australian health review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Child physical activity levels and associations with modifiable characteristics in centre-based childcare

A Bell, M Finch, L Wolfenden, M Fitzgerald, P Morgan, J Jones, M Freund, J Wiggers

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 232-236, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, North Melbourne, Vic, C1

journal article

A community based systems diagram of obesity causes

S Allender, B Owen, J Kuhlberg, J Lowe, P Nagorcka-Smith, J Whelan, C Bell

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

journal article
2014

Cost-effectiveness of reducing salt intake in the Pacific Islands: Protocol for a before and after intervention study

J Webster, W Snowdon, M Moodie, S Viali, J Schultz, C Bell, M Land, S Downs, A Christoforou, E Dunford, F Barzi, M Woodward, B Neal

(2014), Vol. 14, BMC Public Health, C1

journal article

Encouraging general practitioners to complete the four-year-old Healthy Kids Check and provide healthy eating and physical activity messages

A Bell, E Campbell, J Francis, J Wiggers

(2014), Vol. 38, pp. 253-257, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, C1-1

journal article

Adoption of obesity prevention policies and practices by Australian primary schools : 2006 to 2013

N Nathan, L Wolfenden, C Williams, S Yoong, C Lecathelinais, A Bell, R Wyse, R Sutherland, J Wiggers

(2014), pp. 1-10, Health Education Research, Cary, NC, C1-1

journal article

A randomised controlled trial of an intervention to increase the implementation of a healthy canteen policy in Australian primary schools: study protocol

L Wolfenden, N Nathan, C Williams, T Delaney, K Reilly, M Freund, K Gillham, R Sutherland, A Bell, L Campbell, S Yoong, R Wyse, L Janssen, S Preece, M Asmar, J Wiggers

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-8, Implementation science, London, England, C1-1

journal article
2013

Healthier choices in an Australian health service: A pre-post audit of an intervention to improve the nutritional value of foods and drinks in vending machines and food outlets

C Bell, N Pond, L Davies, J Francis, E Campbell, J Wiggers

(2013), Vol. 13, BMC Health Services Research, C1-1

journal article

Harnessing the power of advertising to prevent childhood obesity

A Bell, L Wolfenden, R Sutherland, L Coggan, K Young, M Fitzgerald, R Hodder, N Orr, A Milat, J Wiggers

(2013), Vol. 10, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, C1-1

journal article

Validity of a self-report survey tool measuring the nutrition and physical activity environment of primary schools

N Nathan, L Wolfenden, P Morgan, A Bell, D Barker, J Wiggers

(2013), Vol. 10, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, C1-1

journal article
2012

Process and impact evaluation of the romp & chomp obesity prevention intervention in early childhood settings: Lessons learned from implementation in preschools and long day care settings

A De Silva-Sanigorski, A Bell, P Kremer, J Park, L Demajo, M Smith, S Sharp, M Nichols, L Carpenter, R Boak, B Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 8, pp. 205-215, Childhood Obesity, C1

journal article

Co-occurrence of obesogenic risk factors among adolescents

L Hardy, A Grunseit, A Khambalia, C Bell, L Wolfenden, A Milat

(2012), Vol. 51, pp. 265-271, Journal of Adolescent Health, C1-1

journal article

Engaging parents in child obesity prevention: Support preferences of parents

L Wolfenden, C Bell, J Wiggers, M Butler, E James, K Chipperfield

(2012), Vol. 48, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, C1-1

journal article

Effectiveness of a multi-strategy intervention in increasing the implementation of vegetable and fruit breaks by Australian primary schools: a non-randomized controlled trial

N Nathan, L Wolfenden, A Bell, R Wyse, P Morgan, M Butler, R Sutherland, A Milat, D Hector, J Wiggers

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

journal article
2011

Obesity prevention in the family day care setting: Impact of the Romp & Chomp intervention on opportunities for children's physical activity and healthy eating

A De Silva-Sanigorski, D Elea, C Bell, P Kremer, L Carpenter, M Nichols, M Smith, S Sharp, R Boak, B Swinburn

(2011), Vol. 37, pp. 385-393, Child: Care, Health and Development, C1

journal article

Reduction in overweight and obesity from a 3-year community-based intervention in Australia : the It's Your Move! project

L Millar, P Kremer, A de Silva-Sanigorski, M McCabe, H Mavoa, M Moodie, J Utter, C Bell, M Malakellis, L Mathews, G Roberts, N Robertson, B Swinburn

(2011), Vol. 12, pp. 20-28, Obesity reviews, Oxford, England, C1

journal article

Vegetable and fruit breaks in Australian primary schools : prevalence, attitudes, barriers and implementation strategies

N Nathan, L Wolfenden, M Butler, A Bell, R Wyse, E Campbell, A Milat, J Wiggers

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 722-731, Health education research, Cary, N. C., C1-1

journal article

Physical activity policies and practices of childcare centres in Australia

L Wolfenden, M Neve, L Farrell, C Lecathelinais, C Bell, A Milat, J Wiggers, R Sutherland

(2011), Vol. 47, pp. 73-76, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, C1-1

journal article

Prevalence and socio-demographic associations of overweight and obesity among children attending child-care services in rural and regional Australia

L Wolfenden, L Hardy, J Wiggers, A Milat, C Bell, R Sutherland

(2011), Vol. 68, pp. 15-20, Nutrition and Dietetics, C1-1

journal article
2010

Community Capacity Building

C Bell, E Elliott, A Simmons

(2010), pp. 232-242, Preventing Childhood Obesity: Evidence Policy and Practice, B1

book chapter

Reducing obesity in early childhood: Results from Romp & Chomp, an Australian community-wide intervention program

A De Silva-Sanigorski, A Bell, P Kremer, M Nichols, M Crellin, M Smith, S Sharp, F De Groot, L Carpenter, R Boak, N Robertson, B Swinburn

(2010), Vol. 91, pp. 831-840, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, C1

journal article

Addressing the burden of obesity among disadvantaged families

L Wolfenden, M Falkiner, C Bell

(2010), pp. 11-20, Developing practice : the child youth and family work journal, Sydney, N. S. W., C1-1

journal article

Obesity prevention and human service organisations : a survey of managers

M Falkiner, L Wolfenden, C Bell, N Nathan

(2010), pp. 21-28, Developing practice : the child youth and family work journal, Sydney, N. S. W., C1-1

journal article

Advice on healthy eating and physical activity where it is needed most : empowering home-visiting human services to provide the right information at the right time to vulnerable families

M Falkiner, L Wolfenden, N Nathan, J Francis, S Rowe, C Bell

(2010), pp. 29-41, Developing practice : the child youth and family work journal, Sydney, N. S. W., C1-1

journal article

How useful are systematic reviews of child obesity interventions?

L Wolfenden, J Wiggers, E Tursan D'Espaignet, A Bell

(2010), Vol. 11, pp. 159-165, Obesity Reviews, C1-1

journal article
2009

Creating community action plans for obesity prevention using the ANGELO (Analysis Grid for Elements Linked to Obesity) Framework

A Simmons, H Mavoa, A Bell, M De Courten, D Schaaf, J Schultz, B Swinburn

(2009), Vol. 24, pp. 311-324, Health Promotion International, C1

journal article

Assessing the intake of obesity-related foods and beverages in young children: Comparison of a simple population survey with 24 hr-recall

C Bennett, A de Silva-Sanigorski, M Nichols, A Bell, B Swinburn

(2009), Vol. 6, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, C1

journal article

Developing an active play resource for a range of Australian early childhood settings: Formative findings and recommendations

A Riethmuller, K McKeen, A Okely, C Bell, A de Silva Sanigorski

(2009), Vol. 34, pp. 43-52, Australian Journal of Early Childhood, C1-1

journal article

It's your move : implementation report 5 - evaluation

L Mathews, A Simmons, A Sanigorski, A Bell, M De Courten, P Kremer, M Malakellis, B Swinburn

(2009), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

It's your move : implementation report 1 - project design

A Simmons, A Bell, B Swinburn

(2009), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

It's your move : implementation report 2 - action plan

L Mathews, A Simmons, A Bell, B Swinburn

(2009), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper

It's your move : implementation reports

A Simmons, A Bell, B Swinburn, L Mathews, A Sanigorski, M De Courten, P Kremer, M Malakellis

(2009), Geelong, Vic., A6

research report/technical paper
2008

Reducing unhealthy weight gain in children through community capacity-building: Results of a quasi-experimental intervention program, Be Active Eat Well

A Sanigorski, A Bell, P Kremer, R Cuttler, B Swinburn

(2008), Vol. 32, pp. 1060-1067, International Journal of Obesity, C1

journal article

Preventing childhood obesity: The sentinel site for obesity prevention in Victoria, Australia

A Bell, A Simmons, A Sanigorski, P Kremer, B Swinburn

(2008), Vol. 23, pp. 328-336, Health Promotion International, C1

journal article
2007

Preventing obesity: selecting the best investments

B Swinburn, R Carter, M Haby, M Moodie, C Bell, A Simmons

(2007), pp. 238-242, Challenge of obesity in the WHO European Region and the strategies for response, Copenhagen, Denmark, B1

book chapter

Obesity prevention

B Swinburn, C Bell

(2007), pp. 201-222, Public health nutrition : from principles to practice, Crows Nest, N.S.W., B1-1

book chapter

Obesity prevention programs demand high-quality evaluations

B Swinburn, C Bell, L King, A Magarey, K O'Brien, E Waters

(2007), Vol. 31, pp. 305-307, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, C1

journal article

Association of key foods and beverages with obesity in Australian schoolchildren

A Sanigorski, A Bell, B Swinburn

(2007), Vol. 10, pp. 152-157, Public Health Nutrition, C1

journal article

High childhood obesity in an Australian population

A Sanigorski, A Bell, P Kremer, B Swinburn

(2007), Vol. 15, pp. 1908-1912, Obesity, C1

journal article

Association between the family environment and television viewing in Australian children

M Van Zutphen, A Bell, P Kremer, B Swinburn

(2007), Vol. 43, pp. 458-463, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, C1

journal article

Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, ethnicity, and blood pressure in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

R Scragg, M Sowers, C Bell

(2007), Vol. 20, pp. 713-719, American journal of hypertension, Oxford, England, C1-1

journal article
2006

Active transport to work in Australia: Is it all downhill from here?

A Bell, J Garrard, B Swinburn

(2006), Vol. 18, pp. 62-68, Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, C1

journal article

Calibration and reliability of a school food checklist: A new tool for assessing school food and beverage consumption

P Kremer, A Bell, B Swinburn

(2006), Vol. 15, pp. 465-473, Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, C1

journal article

Overweight and obesity prevalence in children based on 6- or 12-month IOTF cut-points: Does interval size matter?

P Kremer, A Bell, A Sanigorski, B Swinburn

(2006), Vol. 30, pp. 603-605, International Journal of Obesity, C1

journal article
2005

Community-based approaches to prevent obesity

C Bell

(2005), pp. 448-468, Food, Diet and Obesity, B1

book chapter

A comprehensive approach to obesity prevention

B Swinburn, C Bell

(2005), pp. 456-471, Clinical obesity in adults and children, Oxford, England, B1-1

book chapter

Lunchbox contents of Australian school children: Room for improvement

A Sanigorski, A Bell, P Kremer, B Swinburn

(2005), Vol. 59, pp. 1310-1316, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, C1

journal article

Contribution of 'noncore' foods and beverages to the energy intake and weight status of Australian children

A Bell, P Kremer, A Magarey, B Swinburn

(2005), Vol. 59, pp. 639-645, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, C1

journal article

Behavioural and psychosocial consequences of overweight and obesity among grade 5 and 6 school children : potential barriers to physical activity

P Kremer, C Bell, A Sanigorski, B Swinburn

(2005), ISSP 2005 : Proceedings of the International Society of Sport Psychology 11th World Congress of Sport Psychology, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

conference
2004

What are the key food groups to target for preventing obesity and improving nutrition in schools?

A Bell, B Swinburn

(2004), Vol. 58, pp. 258-263, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, C1

journal article

Understanding the role of mediating risk factors and proxy effects in the association between socio-economic status and untreated hypertension

C Bell, L Adair, B Popkin

(2004), Vol. 59, pp. 275-283, Social science & medicine, Oxford, England, C1

journal article

Making it easier for school children to be active and eat well

C Bell, T Bryar

(2004), Vol. 4, pp. 32-35, Health education Australia, Hindmarsh, S. Aust., C1

journal article

Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, diabetes, and ethnicity in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

R Scragg, M Sowers, C Bell

(2004), Vol. 27, pp. 2813-2818, Diabetes Care, C1

journal article
2003

Overweight and obesity in children from Shenzhen, Peoples Republic of China

L Hui, A Bell

(2003), Vol. 9, pp. 371-376, Health and Place, C1

journal article
2002

The road to obesity or the path to prevention: motorized transportation and obesity in China

A Bell, K Ge, B Popkin

(2002), Vol. 10, pp. 277-283, Obesity research, Hoboken, N. J., C1-1

journal article

Ethnic differences in the association between body mass index and hypertension

A Bell, L Adair, B Popkin

(2002), Vol. 155, pp. 346-353, American journal of epidemiology, Cary, NC, C1-1

journal article
2001

A nutrition and exercise intervention program for controlling weight in Samoan communities in New Zealand

A Bell, B Swinburn, H Amosa, R Scragg

(2001), Vol. 25, pp. 920-927, International Journal of Obesity, C1-1

journal article

Heart disease and diabetes risk factors in Pacific Islands communities and associations with measures of body fat

A Bell, B Swinburn, D Simmons, W Wang, H Amosa, B Gatland

(2001), Vol. 114, pp. 208-213, New Zealand Medical Journal, C1-1

journal article

Weight gain and its predictors in Chinese adults

A Bell, K Ge, B Popkin

(2001), Vol. 25, pp. 1079-1086, International journal of obesity, London, England, C1-1

journal article
1999

The impact of modernisation on the diets of adults aged 20-40 years from Samoan church communities in Auckland

A Bell, B Swinburn, H Amosa, R Scragg, S Sharpe

(1999), Vol. 11, pp. 4-9, Asia-Pacific journal of public health, Thousand Oaks, Calif., C1-1

journal article

Measuring the dietary intake of Samoans living in New Zealand: comparison of a food frequency questionnaire and a 7-day diet record

A Bell, B Swinburn, H Amosa, R Scragg, S Sharpe

(1999), Vol. 8, pp. 149-154, Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article
1997

Nutrition knowledge and practices of Samoans in Auckland

A Bell, H Amosa, B Swinburn

(1997), Vol. 4, pp. 26-32, Pacific health dialog, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, C1-1

journal article

The Ola Fa'autauta project: the process of developing a church-based health programme

B Swinburn, H Amosa, C Bell

(1997), Vol. 4, pp. 20-25, Pacific health dialog, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, C1-1

journal article

Body size of New Zealand Pacific Islands children and teenagers

J Salesa, A Bell, B Swinburn

(1997), Vol. 110, pp. 227-229, New Zealand Medical Journal, C1-1

journal article
1996

Nutrient intakes of Tongan and Tokelauan children living in New Zealand

A Bell, W Parnell

(1996), Vol. 109, pp. 435-438, New Zealand Medical Journal, C1-1

journal article

Ethnic differences and recent trends in coronary heart disease incidence in New Zealand

C Bell, B Swinburn, A Stewart, R Jackson, C Tukuitonga, D Tipene-Leach

(1996), Vol. 109, pp. 66-68, New Zealand Medical Journal, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Developing evidence for the primary prevention of depressive disorders: The role of diet and physical activity

Prof Michael Berk, Prof Julie Pasco, A/Prof Evie Leslie, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Felice Jacka

NHMRC Project Grant

  • 2012: $196,827
  • 2011: $71,971

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

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

NHMRC - Centres of Research Excellence

  • 2018: $596
  • 2017: $340,167
  • 2016: $431,611
  • 2015: $434,875
  • 2014: $452,808
  • 2013: $276,834
  • 2012: $65,432

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, Emeritus Professor Rob Carter, Prof Boyd Swinburn

NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2021: $143,797
  • 2020: $347,726
  • 2019: $347,616
  • 2018: $321,180
  • 2017: $261,154
  • 2016: $77,171

Scaling up food policy interventions to reduce noncommunicable diseases in the Pacific Islands

Dr Jacqui Webster, Prof Colin Bell, Dr Anne-Marie Thow, Mrs Gade Waqa, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Thomas Lung, Dr Kris Rogers, Prof Mark Woodward

NHMRC/Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases

  • 2021: $24,000
  • 2020: $24,000
  • 2019: $12,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Romp and Chomp - Year 2

Prof Boyd Swinburn, Prof Colin Bell

  • 2007: $16,667
  • 2006: $29,167

A connected community and clinical journey to health

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

  • 2015: $29,000

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

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

  • 2018: $20,000
  • 2017: $90,000
  • 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

Enhancing wellness in Fiji

Prof Colin Bell, Prof Marj Moodie, Prof Steven Allender, Dr I Tukana, Dr Ilisapeci Kubuabola, Dr Jillian Wate

  • 2017: $18,000

WHCG Cafe Policy Implementation and Evaluation.

Ms Jill Whelan, Prof Colin Bell

  • 2021: $68,003

Industry and Other Funding

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

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, Emeritus Professor Rob Carter, Prof Boyd Swinburn

  • 2021: $50,000
  • 2020: $50,000
  • 2019: $50,000
  • 2017: $50,000
  • 2016: $50,000

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

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

  • 2017: $40,000
  • 2016: $40,000

Provision of food policy research and dissemination support to the Inter-Regional initiative for SIDS in the Pacific

Prof Colin Bell, Dr Jacqui Webster, Dr Anne-Marie Thow

  • 2018: $14,698
  • 2017: $31,112

Translate a community-based and 'systems informed' childhood obesity intervention.

Dr Claudia Strugnell, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Melanie Nichols, Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Marj Moodie, Prof Liliana Orellana, Dr Josh Hayward, Mr Andrew Brown

  • 2019: $70,000
  • 2018: $70,000

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: $191,699
  • 2020: $95,849

Diet related tax impact assessments (Pacific)

Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan, Mrs Phuong Nguyen, Ms Erica Reeve, Prof Colin Bell, Prof Marj Moodie

  • 2021: $18,632

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Jillian Maree Whelan

Thesis entitled: Can a rural Australian community lead and sustain obesity prevention?

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine

Associate Supervisor
2018

Gade Dakuiviti Waqa

Thesis entitled: A systems approach to food related policy-making in Fiji

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