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Dr Kate Lycett

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow, NHMRC

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2015
Graduate Diploma of Psychological Studies, Deakin University, 2008
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), University of Melbourne, 2007

Biography

Dr Lycett is an early career child health researcher. Her formal training in psychology and epidemiology (core Masters of Epidemiology subjects completed and PhD in Paediatrics provide a strong grounding for her research program, which spans air pollution, child mental health, wellbeing, cardiovascular health, obesity, sleep and societal progress.


Dr Lycett has expertise in paediatrics and non-communicable disease-related child health outcomes. Her fellowship, based within Australia's Child Health CheckPoint project, is examining the relationship between mental health and cardiovascular health in childhood and mid-life. She is also developing expertise in community-defined child wellbeing indicators that are designed to be embedded in government, and examining their potential to be included in GenV and therefore contribute to cross-over in findings between GenV and policy.

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Biography summary

Dr Kate Lycett is a co-funded NHMRC and National Heart Foundation Early Career Researcher. Her research interests span child mental health, obesity, cardiovascular health, epidemiology, public health, sleep, air pollution and well-being at both the individual and societal levels.

Career highlights

NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2017-22)

National Heart Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (awarded in 2017 and co-funded with NHMRC)

Affiliations

Research Fellow, Wellbeing Economies Alliance (WEAll)
Honorary Fellow, Prevention Innovation, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
Honorary Fellow, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne

Knowledge areas

Child mental health, obesity, cardiovascular health, epidemiology, public health, sleep, air pollution and well-being at both the individual and societal levels. 

Media appearances

https://theconversation.com/young-people-were-already-struggling-before-the-pandemic-here-are-7-ways-to-help-them-navigate-a-changed-world-138015

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/well/family/even-in-toddlers-excess-weight-sets-the-stage-for-heart-ills.html

https://theconversation.com/its-time-to-vote-for-happiness-and-well-being-not-mere-economic-growth-heres-why-116061

https://theconversation.com/these-3-factors-predict-a-childs-chance-of-obesity-in-adolescence-and-no-its-not-just-their-weight-124994

Projects

Australia's Child Health CheckPoint Study (https://www.mcri.edu.au/research/projects/longitudinal-study-australian-childrens-child-health-checkpoint)

GenV (https://www.mcri.edu.au/genv)

Publications

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2022

Takeaway food, sugar-sweetened beverages and preclinical cardiometabolic phenotypes in children and adults

S Saraf, A Grobler, R Liu, M Liu, M Wake, T Olds, K Lycett, M Juonala, S Ranganathan, D Burgner, J Kerr

(2022), Vol. 28, pp. 1784-1794, European journal of preventive cardiology, England, C1

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Does an inflammatory diet affect mental well-being in late childhood and mid-life? A cross-sectional study

K Lycett, D Wijayawickrama, M Liu, A Grobler, D Burgner, L Baur, R Liu, K Lange, M Wake, J Kerr

(2022), Vol. 127, pp. 939-947, British Journal of Nutrition, England, C1

journal article

Goldilocks Days: optimising children's time use for health and well-being

D Dumuid, T Olds, K Lange, B Edwards, K Lycett, D Burgner, P Simm, T Dwyer, H Le, M Wake

(2022), Vol. 76, pp. 301-308, Journal of epidemiology and community health, England, C1

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Maternal and Childhood Ambient Air Pollution Exposure and Mental Health Symptoms and Psychomotor Development in Children: An Australian Population-Based Longitudinal Study

S Ahmed, G Mishra, K Moss, I Yang, K Lycett, L Knibbs

(2022), Vol. 158, pp. 1-12, Environment International, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The association between environmental greenness and the risk of food allergy: A population-based study in Melbourne, Australia

R Peters, D Sutherland, S Dharmage, A Lowe, K Perrett, M Tang, K Lycett, L Knibbs, J Koplin, S Mavoa

(2022), Vol. 33, pp. 1-12, Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, London, Eng., C1

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Association between maternal adversity, DNA methylation, and cardiovascular health of offspring: a longitudinal analysis of the ALSPAC cohort study

N Hyde, J Dowty, A Scovelle, G Armstrong, G Sutherland, L Olive, K Lycett, A O'Neil

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-10, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

Sleep and cardiometabolic health in children and adults: examining sleep as a component of the 24-h day

L Matricciani, D Dumuid, C Paquet, F Fraysse, Y Wang, L Baur, M Juonala, S Ranganathan, K Lycett, J Kerr, D Burgner, M Wake, T Olds

(2021), Vol. 78, pp. 63-74, Sleep medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Insights into adolescent well-being from computerised analysis of written language

N Shearer, A Gillespie, T Olds, F Mensah, B Edwards, J Fernando, Y Wang, M Wake, K Lycett

(2021), Vol. 110, pp. 1880-1889, Acta Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics, C1

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Equivalence curves for healthy lifestyle choices

E Ng, M Wake, T Olds, K Lycett, B Edwards, H Le, D Dumuid

(2021), Vol. 147, Pediatrics, United States, C1

journal article

Diet quality trajectories and cardiovascular phenotypes/metabolic syndrome risk by 11-12 years

J Kerr, R Liu, C Gasser, F Mensah, D Burgner, K Lycett, A Gillespie, M Juonala, S Clifford, T Olds, R Saffery, L Gold, M Liu, P Azzopardi, B Edwards, T Dwyer, M Wake

(2021), Vol. 45, pp. 1392-1403, International Journal of Obesity, England, C1

journal article

Backyard benefits? A cross-sectional study of yard size and greenness and children's physical activity and outdoor play

J Oakley, R Peters, M Wake, A Grobler, J Kerr, K Lycett, R Cassim, M Russell, C Sun, M Tang, J Koplin, S Mavoa

(2021), Vol. 21, BMC Public Health, England, C1

journal article

Parental preconception exposures to outdoor neighbourhood environments and adverse birth outcomes: A protocol for a scoping review and evidence map

S Mavoa, D Keevers, S Kane, M Wake, R Tham, K Lycett, Y Wong, K Chong

(2021), Vol. 18, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Switzerland, C1

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The association between markers of inflammation and retinal microvascular parameters: A systematic review and meta-analysis

M Liu, C Lovern, K Lycett, M He, M Wake, T Wong, D Burgner

(2021), Vol. 336, pp. 12-22, Atherosclerosis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2020

Early clinical markers of overweight/obesity onset and resolution by adolescence

M Juonala, T Lau, M Wake, A Grobler, J Kerr, C Magnussen, M Sabin, D Burgner, K Lycett

(2020), Vol. 44, pp. 82-93, International Journal of Obesity, England, C1

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Objectively measured sleep and telomere length in a population-based cohort of children and midlife adults

M Nguyen, K Lycett, T Olds, L Matricciani, R Vryer, S Ranganathan, D Burgner, R Saffery, M Wake

(2020), Vol. 43, Sleep, United States, C1

journal article

Cardiovascular health and retinal microvascular geometry in Australian 11-12 year-olds

M Liu, K Lycett, M Wake, M He, J Kerr, R Saffery, M Juonala, T Olds, T Dwyer, D Burgner, T Wong

(2020), Vol. 129, Microvascular Research, United States, C1

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Associations of retinal vessel caliber with hearing status in childhood and midlife: a cross-generational population-based study

J Wang, M Liu, V Sung, K Lycett, A Grobler, D Burgner, T Wong, M Wake

(2020), Vol. 146, pp. 323-330, JAMA otolaryngology - head and neck surgery, Chicago, Ill., C1

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Inflammation mediates the relationship between obesity and retinal vascular calibre in 11-12 year-olds children and mid-life adults

M Liu, K Lycett, M Moreno-Betancur, T Wong, M He, R Saffery, M Juonala, J Kerr, M Wake, D Burgner

(2020), Vol. 10, Scientific Reports, C1

journal article

Do body mass index and waist-to-height ratio over the preceding decade predict retinal microvasculature in 11-12 year olds and midlife adults?

M Liu, K Lycett, T Wong, J Kerr, M He, M Juonala, T Olds, T Dwyer, D Burgner, M Wake

(2020), Vol. 44, pp. 1712-1722, International Journal of Obesity, London, Eng., C1

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Cross-sectional metabolic profiles of mental health in population-based cohorts of 11- to 12-year-olds and mid-life adults: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

K Lange, K Lycett, S Ellul, R Saffery, F Mensah, J Carlin, L Gold, B Edwards, P Azzopardi, M Sawyer, M Juonala, D Burgner, M Wake

(2020), Vol. 54, pp. 928-937, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, England, C1

journal article

Associations of retinal microvascular caliber with large arterial function and structure: A population-based study of 11 to 12 year-olds and midlife adults

M Liu, K Lycett, T Wong, A Grobler, M Juonala, M He, T Dwyer, D Burgner, M Wake

(2020), Vol. 27, Microcirculation, United States, C1

journal article

Body mass index from early to late childhood and cardiometabolic measurements at 11 to 12 years

K Lycett, M Juonala, C Magnussen, D Norrish, F Mensah, R Liu, S Clifford, J Carlin, T Olds, R Saffery, J Kerr, S Ranganathan, L Baur, M Sabin, M Cheung, T Dwyer, M Liu, D Burgner, M Wake

(2020), Vol. 146, Pediatrics, United States, C1

journal article
2019

ADHD symptoms and quality of life across a 12-month period in children with ADHD: a longitudinal study

M Mulraney, R Giallo, E Sciberras, K Lycett, F Mensah, D Coghill

(2019), Vol. 23, pp. 1675-1685, Journal of attention disorders, London, Eng., C1

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Inflammatory diet and preclinical cardiovascular phenotypes in 11-12 year-olds and mid-life adults: A cross-sectional population-based study

A Davis, R Liu, J Kerr, M Wake, A Grobler, M Juonala, M Liu, L Baur, D Burgner, K Lycett

(2019), Vol. 285, pp. 93-101, Atherosclerosis, Ireland, C1

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Vascular function and stiffness: Population epidemiology and concordance in Australian children aged 11-12 years and their parents

F Kahn, M Wake, K Lycett, S Clifford, D Burgner, G Goldsmith, A Grobler, K Lange, M Cheung

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 34-43, BMJ Open, England, C1

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Retinal microvasculature: Population epidemiology and concordance in Australian children aged 11-12 years and their parents

J Dascalu, M Liu, K Lycett, A Grobler, M He, D Burgner, T Wong, M Wake

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 44-52, BMJ Open, England, C1

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PQCT bone geometry and strength: Population epidemiology and concordance in Australian children aged 11-12 years and their parents

J Vlok, P Simm, K Lycett, S Clifford, A Grobler, K Lange, N Ismail, W Osborn, M Wake

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 63-74, BMJ Open, England, C1

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Telomere length: Population epidemiology and concordance in Australian children aged 11-12 years and their parents

M Nguyen, K Lycett, R Vryer, D Burgner, S Ranganathan, A Grobler, M Wake, R Saffery

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 118-126, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

Cross-sectional associations between Ideal Cardiovascular Health scores and vascular phenotypes in 11- to 12-year-olds and their parents: the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

R Liu, M Wake, A Grobler, M Cheung, K Lycett, S Ranganathan, B Edwards, T Dwyer, P Azzopardi, M Juonala, D Burgner

(2019), Vol. 277, pp. 258-265, International journal of cardiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Child Health CheckPoint: cohort summary and methodology of a physical health and biospecimen module for the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

Susan Clifford, Sarah Davies, Melissa Wake, Peter Azzopardi, Louise Baur, David Burgner, John Carlin, Michael Cheung, Terence Dwyer, Ben Edwards, Susan Ellul, Alanna Gillespie, Lisa Gold, Anneke Grobler, Jessica Kerr, Kate Lycett, Katherine Lange, Fiona Mensah, Timothy Olds, Sarath Ranganathan, Helen Rogers, Richard Saffery, Michael Sawyer, Peter Simm, Luke Stevens, Tien Wong, Stephen Zubrick

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 3-22, BMJ OPEN, England, C1

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Telomere length and lung function in a population-based cohort of children and mid-life adults

M Nguyen, R Saffery, D Burgner, K Lycett, R Vryer, A Grobler, T Dwyer, S Ranganathan, M Wake

(2019), Vol. 54, pp. 2044-2052, Pediatric Pulmonology, United States, C1

journal article

The great leap backward: changes in the jumping performance of Australian children aged 11-12-years between 1985 and 2015

Brooklyn Fraser, Leigh Blizzard, Grant Tomkinson, Kate Lycett, Melissa Wake, David Burgner, Sarath Ranganathan, Markus Juonala, Terence Dwyer, Alison Venn, Tim Olds, Costan Magnussen

(2019), Vol. 37, pp. 748-754, Journal of Sports Sciences, London, Eng., C1

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The Association of the Body Composition of Children with 24-Hour Activity Composition

D Dumuid, M Wake, S Clifford, D Burgner, J Carlin, F Mensah, F Fraysse, K Lycett, L Baur, T Olds

(2019), Vol. 208, pp. 43-49.e9, Journal of Pediatrics, United States, C1

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Telomere Length and Vascular Phenotypes in a Population-Based Cohort of Children and Midlife Adults

M Nguyen, R Vryer, S Ranganathan, K Lycett, A Grobler, T Dwyer, M Juonala, R Saffery, D Burgner, M Wake

(2019), Vol. 8, Journal of the American Heart Association, England, C1

journal article
2018

Physical Functioning, Emotional, and Behavioral Problems in Children With ADHD and Comorbid ASD: A Cross-Sectional Study

S Thomas, E Sciberras, K Lycett, N Papadopoulos, N Rinehart

(2018), Vol. 22, pp. 1002-1007, Journal of Attention Disorders, United States, C1

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Exploring Behavioral Sleep Problems in Children With ADHD and Comorbid Autism Spectrum Disorder

S Thomas, K Lycett, N Papadopoulos, E Sciberras, N Rinehart

(2018), Vol. 22, pp. 947-958, Journal of Attention Disorders, United States, C1

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Associations of mental health with cardiovascular risk phenotypes and adiposity in adolescence: A cross-sectional community-based study

K Lycett, C McNamara, F Mensah, D Burgner, J Kerr, J Muller, M Wake

(2018), Vol. 54, pp. 677-684, Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Bone health, activity and sedentariness at age 11-12 years: Cross-sectional Australian population-derived study

W Osborn, P Simm, T Olds, K Lycett, F Mensah, J Muller, F Fraysse, N Ismail, J Vlok, D Burgner, J Carlin, B Edwards, T Dwyer, P Azzopardi, S Ranganathan, M Wake

(2018), Vol. 112, pp. 153-160, Bone, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Parent-reported prevalence and persistence of 19 common child health conditions

T Liu, R Lingam, K Lycett, F Mensah, J Muller, H Hiscock, M Huque, M Wake

(2018), Vol. 103, pp. 548-556, Archives of Disease in Childhood, London, Eng., C1

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How body composition influences hearing status by mid-childhood and mid-life: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

Jing Wang, Valerie Sung, Kate Lycett, Peter Carew, Richard Liu, Anneke Grobler, Stephen Zubrick, Tim Olds, Melissa Wake

(2018), Vol. 42, pp. 1771-1781, International Journal of Obesity, London, Eng., C1

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2017

Use of time and adolescent health-related quality of life/well-being: a scoping review

M Wong, K Lycett, T Olds, L Gold, M Wake

(2017), Vol. 106, pp. 1239-1245, Acta paediatrica, Chichester, Eng., C1

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'Nudge' interventions for improving children's dietary behaviors in the home: a systematic review

K Lycett, A Miller, A Knox, S Dunn, J Kerr, V Sung, M Wake

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 21-33, Obesity medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Time-use patterns and health-related quality of life in adolescents

M Wong, T Olds, L Gold, K Lycett, D Dumuid, J Muller, F Mensah, D Burgner, J Carlin, B Edwards, T Dwyer, P Azzopardi, M Wake

(2017), Vol. 140, Pediatrics, United States, C1

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Socioeconomic position is associated with carotid intima-media thickness in mid-childhood: The longitudinal study of Australian children

R Liu, F Mensah, J Carlin, B Edwards, S Ranganathan, M Cheung, T Dwyer, R Saffery, C Magnussen, M Juonala, M Wake, D Burgner, T Olds, L Baur, L Gold, K Lycett, J Kerr, S Davies

(2017), Vol. 6, Journal of the American Heart Association, England, C1-1

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2016

The bidirectional relationship between sleep problems and internalizing and externalizing problems in children with ADHD: a prospective cohort study

M Mulraney, R Giallo, K Lycett, F Mensah, E Sciberras

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 45-51, Sleep medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in Australian children: current paediatric practice and parent perspective

D Efron, E Sciberras, H Hiscock, B Jongeling, K Lycett, M Bisset, G Smith

(2016), Vol. 52, pp. 410-416, Journal of paediatrics and child health, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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Sleep problem trajectories and well-being in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: a prospective cohort study

K Lycett, E Sciberras, H Hiscock, F Mensah

(2016), Vol. 37, pp. 405-414, Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

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Children referred for evaluation for ADHD: comorbidity profiles and characteristics associated with a positive diagnosis

D Efron, H Bryson, K Lycett, E Sciberras

(2016), Vol. 42, pp. 718-724, Child: care, health and development, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Health-related impairments in young children with ADHD: a community-based study

E Sciberras, M Bisset, P Hazell, J Nicholson, V Anderson, K Lycett, B Jongeling, D Efron

(2016), Vol. 42, pp. 709-717, Child: care, health and development, Chichester, Eng., C1

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2015

Longitudinal associations between internalizing and externalizing comorbidities and functional outcomes for children with ADHD

D Armstrong, K Lycett, H Hiscock, E Care, E Sciberras

(2015), Vol. 46, pp. 736-748, Child psychiatry and human development, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Behavioral sleep problems and internalizing and externalizing comorbidities in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

K Lycett, E Sciberras, F Mensah, H Hiscock

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 31-40, European child and adolescent psychiatry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Comparing subjective measures of behavioral sleep problems in children with ADHD: a cross-sectional study

K Lycett, F Mensah, H Hiscock, E Sciberras

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 1377-1380, Sleep medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2014

A prospective study of sleep problems in children with ADHD

K Lycett, F Mensah, H Hiscock, E Sciberras

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 1354-1361, Sleep medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Use of sleep medication in children with ADHD

D Efron, K Lycett, E Sciberras

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 472-475, Sleep medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Behavioural sleep problems in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): protocol for a prospective cohort study

K Lycett, E Sciberras, F Mensah, A Gulenc, H Hiscock

(2014), Vol. 4, pp. 1-8, BMJ open, London, Eng., C1-1

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Anxiety in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

E Sciberras, K Lycett, D Efron, F Mensah, B Gerner, H Hiscock

(2014), Vol. 133, pp. 801-808, Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, Ill., C1-1

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The challenges of real-world implementation of web-based shared care software: the HopSCOTCH Shared-Care Obesity Trial in Children

Kate Lycett, Gary Wittert, Jane Gunn, Cathy Hutton, Susan Clifford, Melissa Wake

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-8, BMC medical informatics and decision making, London, Eng., C1

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2013

Shared care obesity management in 3-10 year old children: 12 month outcomes of HopSCOTCH randomised trial

M Wake, K Lycett, S Clifford, M Sabin, J Gunn, K Gibbons, C Hutton, Z McCallum, S Arnup, G Wittert

(2013), Vol. 346, BMJ (Online), C1-1

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2012

Preventing mental health problems in children : the families in mind population-based cluster randomised controlled trial.

H Hiscock, J Bayer, K Lycett, O Ukoumunne, D Shaw, L Gold, B Gerner, A Loughman, M Wake

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

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

The Hearts and Mind Study: A population study of mental health trajectories, cardiovascular outcomes and shared biological markers in childhood and mid-adulthood

Dr Kate Lycett, Prof Melissa Wake, A/Prof Emma Sciberras

NHMRC ECF - Early Career Fellowship

  • 2021: $36,991
  • 2020: $84,041
  • 2019: $83,965

Other Public Sector Funding

Breathe Melbourne - A Citizen Science in Melbourne's Inner West Primary School.

Dr Kate Lycett, Prof Rachel Huxley, Dr Rebecca Patrick, Dr Yichao Wang, Prof Craig Olsson, Ms Joyce Cleary

Australian Government Department of Health, Victorian Environment Protection Authority, Department of Transport

  • 2022: $64,950

Industry and Other Funding

Wellbeing Research & Uganda Education System.

Dr Kate Lycett

Cotton On Foundation Ltd

  • 2021: $16,500

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report