A/Prof. Kathryn Backholer

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Contact

Biography

Kathryn is a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow and Associate Director of the Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE), a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention.

Kathryn leads a team of staff and students working to inform policy and practice of the most effective ways to improve population health and reduce social inequalities in health. Her research is focused on the intersections of equity and the commercial determinants of health and the applicaiton of interdisciplinary solutions to complex public health problems. Her research spans the use of Artificial Intelligence (Machine Vision), Data Scraping, Citizen science (and crowdsourcing), Epidemiology, Policy Analyses and Ethnographic techniques.

Kathryn is co-convenor for the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) Food and Nutrition Special Interest Group, board member of PHAA and a member of the Western Pacific Regional Network for the implementation of the WHO’s Ending Childhood Obesity plan.

Kathryn is an educator for Epidemiology within the Master of Public Health at the National Indigenous Knowledges Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute at Deakin University.

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Biography summary

Kathryn is a National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow and Associate Director of the Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE), a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention. Kathryn leads a program of research focused on the social, commercial and cultrual determinnats of popualtion health and is particularly interested in interdisciplinary solutions to complex public health problems. 

Career highlights

2019 Heart Foundation Future Leader Felloweship

2018 Victorian Australia Institute of Policy and Science Tall Poppy Award

2014 Collaboration and Exchange Award from the National Heart Foundation

2013 Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society Young Investigator Award

2012-2017 National Heart Foundation Early Career Researcher Fellowship

Research interests


Food Policy

Health equity

Obesity prevention

Indigenous health

Affiliations

Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash Univeristy

Units taught

Epidemiology for the National Indigenous Knowledges Education Research Innovation (NIKERI) Institute

Knowledge areas

Food Policy

Health inequalities

Obesity Prevention

Real-world policy evaluation

Epidemiology

Media appearances

Kathryn regularly engages with the media in relation to her research, including features in the New York Times, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and ABC Background Briefing, among others

Research groups

Equity in Food Policy (head)

Awards

2018 Victorian Tall Poppy Award

2018 Deakin Health and Social Development Research Excellence Award

2014 Heart Foundation Collaboration and Exchange Award

2013 annual Australia and New Zealand Obesity Society Young Investigator Award

Projects

Key projects include:

Building an Artificial Intelligent System for monitoring unhealthy (food, tobacco and alcohol) advertsing to children (the SCANNER project)

Understanding the social, commercial and cultural influences of population health and health inequities

Building a national database for the price of all foods and beverages sold at the major Australian supermarkets to track the price and affordability of foods and diets

Publications

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2021

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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Energy-dense, nutrient-poor food and beverage sales in Australia: where and when products are sold, and how sales are changing over time

Emma Gearon, Devorah Riesenberg, Kathryn Backholer, Adrian Cameron, Gary Sacks, Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Anna Peeters

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 193-202, Public Health Nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., 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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2020

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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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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Change in drink purchases in 16 Australian recreation centres following a sugar-sweetened beverage reduction initiative: An observational study

Tara Boelsen-Robinson, Liliana Orellana, Kathryn Backholer, Ariana Kurzeme, Alethea Jerebine, Beth Gilham, Alexandra Chung, Anna Peeters

(2020), Vol. 10, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

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The case for action on socioeconomic differences in overweight and obesity among Australian adults: modelling the disease burden and healthcare costs

E Gearon, K Backholer, A Lal, W Nusselder, A Peeters

(2020), Vol. 44, pp. 121-128, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Hoboken, N.J., C1

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Socio-economic and Regional Differences in Walkability and Greenspace Around Primary Schools: A Census of Australian Primary School Neighbourhoods

J Jacobs, K Backholer, C Strugnell, S Allender, M Nichols

(2020), pp. 1-10, Journal of Community Health, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

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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

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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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Effects of food policy actions on Indigenous Peoples' nutrition-related outcomes: A systematic review

J Browne, M Lock, T Walker, M Egan, K Backholer

(2020), Vol. 5, pp. 1-15, BMJ Global Health, London, Eng., C1

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The effect of front-of-package labels or point-of-sale signage on consumer knowledge, attitudes and behavior regarding sugar-sweetened beverages: a systematic review

Adyya Gupta, Natassja Billich, Neetu George, Miranda Blake, Oliver Huse, Kathryn Backholer, Tara Boelsen-Robinson, Anna Peeters

(2020), Nutrition Reviews, Oxford, Eng., C1

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The healthiness of food and beverages on price promotion at promotional displays: A cross-sectional audit of australian supermarkets

L Grigsby-Duffy, S Schultz, L Orellana, E Robinson, A Cameron, J Marshall, K Backholer, G Sacks

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-17, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Beyond the black stump: rapid reviews of health research issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia

S Osborne, L Alston, K Bolton, J Whelan, E Reeve, A Wong Shee, J Browne, T Walker, V Versace, S Allender, M Nichols, K Backholer, N Goodwin, S Lewis, H Dalton, G Prael, M Curtin, R Brooks, S Verdon, J Crockett, G Hodgins, S Walsh, D Lyle, S Thompson, L Browne, S Knight, S Pit, M Jones, M Gillam, M Leach, D Gonzalez-Chica, K Muyambi, T Eshetie, K Tran, E May, G Lieschke, V Parker, A Smith, C Hayes, A Dunlop, H Rajappa, R White, P Oakley, S Holliday

(2020), Vol. 213, pp. S3-S32.e1, Medical Journal of Australia, C1

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Retail initiatives to improve the healthiness of food environments in rural, regional and remote communities

Laura Alston, Kristy Bolton, Jill Whelan, Erica Reeve, Anna Shee, Jennifer Browne, Troy Walker, Vincent Versace, Steven Allender, Melanie Nichols, Kathryn Backholer

(2020), Vol. 213, pp. S5-+, MEDICAL JOURNAL OF AUSTRALIA, C1

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2019

Uptake of the Victorian Government school and early childhood service health promotion framework in the City of Greater Geelong according to area-level socioeconomic position

Ruby Brooks, Kathryn Backholer, Alexandra Chung, Claire Palermo, Chad Foulkes, Carly Monaghan, Anna Peeters

(2019), Vol. 30, pp. 276-280, Health promotion journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Implementing healthy food policies in health services: a qualitative study

Tara Boelsen-Robinson, Miranda Blake, Kathryn Backholer, Janitha Hettiarachchi, Claire Palermo, Anna Peeters

(2019), Vol. 76, pp. 336-343, Nutrition and dietetics, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Variation in the physical activity environment according to area-level socio-economic position-a systematic review

Jane Jacobs, Laura Alston, Cindy Needham, Kathryn Backholer, Claudia Strugnell, Steven Allender, Melanie Nichols

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 686-700, Obesity reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Sugar-sweetened beverage price elasticities in a hypothetical convenience store

Miranda Blake, Emily Lancsar, Anna Peeters, Kathryn Backholer

(2019), Vol. 225, pp. 98-107, Social science and medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 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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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

(2019), pp. 1-10, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Food and beverage price promotions: an untapped policy target for improving population diets and health

K Backholer, G Sacks, A Cameron

(2019), Vol. 8, pp. 250-255, Current nutrition reports, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 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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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

(2019), pp. 1-10, International Journal of Obesity, London, Eng., C1

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2018

Contribution of discretionary food and drink consumption to socio-economic inequalities in children's weight: prospective study of Australian children

Alexandra Chung, Anna Peeters, Emma Gearon, Kathryn Backholer

(2018), Vol. 47, pp. 820-828, International journal of epidemiology, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Influence of early-life risk factors on socioeconomic inequalities in weight gain

Isabel Iguacel, Alexandra Chung, Emma Gearon, Luis Moreno, Anna Peeters, Kathryn Backholer

(2018), Vol. 40, pp. e447-e455, Journal of public health, Oxford, Eng., C1

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The effect of sugar-sweetened beverage price increases and educational messages on beverage purchasing behavior among adults

Miranda Blake, Emily Lancsar, Anna Peeters, Kathryn Backholer

(2018), Vol. 126, pp. 156-162, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The relative price of healthy and less healthy foods available in Australian school canteens

Natassja Billich, Marijke Adderley, Laura Ford, Isabel Keeton, Claire Palermo, Anna Peeters, Julie Woods, Kathryn Backholer

(2018), pp. 1-10, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Diet and physical activity as possible mediators of the association between educational attainment and body mass index gain among Australian adults

Emma Gearon, Anna Peeters, Winda Ng, Allison Hodge, Kathryn Backholer

(2018), Vol. 63, pp. 883-893, International journal of public health, Berlin, Germany, C1

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The potential cost-effectiveness and equity impacts of restricting television advertising of unhealthy food and beverages to Australian children

Vicki Brown, Jaithri Ananthapavan, Lennert Veerman, Gary Sacks, Anita Lal, Anna Peeters, Kathryn Backholer, Marjory Moodie

(2018), Vol. 10, pp. 1-14, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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The effect of sugar-sweetened beverage front-of-pack labels on drink selection, health knowledge and awareness: an online randomised controlled trial

Natassja Billich, Miranda Blake, Kathryn Backholer, Megan Cobcroft, Vincy Li, Anna Peeters

(2018), Vol. 128, pp. 233-241, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 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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Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes: the potential for cardiovascular health

K Backholer, P Baker

(2018), Vol. 12, Current cardiovascular risk reports, New York, N.Y., C1

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2017

Sex differences in the relationship between socioeconomic status and cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis

K Backholer, S Peters, S Bots, A Peeters, R Huxley, M Woodward

(2017), Vol. 71, pp. 550-557, Journal of epidemiology and community health, London, Eng., C1

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Development of an Australian cardiovascular disease mortality risk score using multiple imputation and recalibration from national statistics

K Backholer, Y Hirakawa, A Tonkin, G Giles, D Magliano, S Colagiuri, M Harris, P Mitchell, M Nelson, J Shaw, D Simmons, L Simons, A Taylor, J Harding, B Gopinath, M Woodward

(2017), Vol. 17, pp. 1-9, BMC cardiovasular disorders, London, Eng., C1-1

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How to influence the obesity landscape using health policies

A Peeters, K Backholer

(2017), Vol. 41, pp. 835-839, International journal of obesity, London, United Kingdom, C1

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The effect of a change to healthy vending in a major Australian health service on sales of healthy and unhealthy food and beverages

T Boelsen-Robinson, K Backholer, K Corben, M Blake, C Palermo, A Peeters

(2017), Vol. 114, pp. 73-81, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Modelled health benefits of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax across different socioeconomic groups in Australia: a cost-effectiveness and equity analysis

A Lal, A Mantilla-Herrera, L Veerman, K Backholer, G Sacks, M Moodie, M Siahpush, R Carter, A Peeters

(2017), Vol. 14, pp. 1-17, PLoS medicine, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Retailer-led sugar-sweetened beverage price increase reduces purchases in a hospital convenience store in Melbourne, Australia: a mixed methods evaluation

M Blake, A Peeters, E Lancsar, T Boelsen-Robinson, K Corben, C Stevenson, C Palermo, K Backholer

(2017), Vol. 118, pp. 1027-1036.e8, Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2016

The association between socio-economic position and diet quality in Australian adults

K Backholer, E Spencer, E Gearon, D Magliano, S McNaughton, J Shaw, A Peeters

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 477-485, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Prevalence of disability in Australian elderly: impact of trends in obesity and diabetes

E Wong, M Woodward, C Stevenson, K Backholer, D Sarink, A Peeters

(2016), Vol. 82, pp. 105-110, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Digital marketing of unhealthy foods to Australian children and adolescents

T Boelsen-Robinson, K Backholer, A Peeters

(2016), Vol. 31, pp. 523-533, Health promotion international, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

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Trends in child and adolescent obesity prevalence in economically advanced countries according to socioeconomic position: a systematic review

A Chung, K Backholer, E Wong, C Palermo, C Keating, A Peeters

(2016), Vol. 17, pp. 276-295, Obesity reviews, London, Eng., C1

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The impact of menu energy labelling across socioeconomic groups: a systematic review

D Sarink, A Peeters, R Freak-Poli, A Beauchamp, J Woods, K Ball, K Backholer

(2016), Vol. 99, pp. 59-75, Appetite, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Estimating the proportion of metabolic health outcomes attributable to obesity: a cross-sectional exploration of body mass index and waist circumference combinations

S Tanamas, V Permatahati, W Ng, K Backholer, R Wolfe, J Shaw, A Peeters

(2016), Vol. 3, pp. 1-8, BMC obesity, London, Eng., C1-1

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Quantifying the proportion of deaths due to body mass index- and waist circumference-defined obesity

S Tanamas, W Ng, K Backholer, A Hodge, P Zimmet, A Peeters

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 735-742, Obesity, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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Socioeconomic position and premature mortality in the AusDiab cohort of Australian adults

H Bihan, K Backholer, A Peeters, C Stevenson, J Shaw, D Magliano

(2016), Vol. 106, pp. 470-477, American journal of public health, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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The impact of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages according to socio-economic position: a systematic review of the evidence

K Backholer, D Sarink, A Beauchamp, C Keating, V Loh, K Ball, J Martin, A Peeters

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 3070-3084, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Age of onset of obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes

S Tanamas, E Wong, K Backholer, A Abdullah, R Wolfe, J Barendregt, A Peeters

(2016), Vol. 40, pp. 579-581, Australian and New Zealand journal of public health, London, Eng., C1-1

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2015

Predicting the risk of physical disability in old age using modifiable mid-life risk factors

E Wong, C Stevenson, K Backholer, M Woodward, J Shaw, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 69, pp. 70-76, Journal of epidemiology and community health, London, Eng., C1

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Differences in the rates of treatment of severe obesity using Bariatric surgery across socioeconomic groups

C Keating, K Backholer, M Moodie, C Stevenson, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 150, pp. 367-368, JAMA Surgery, Chicago, III., C1

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The role of obesity duration on the association between obesity and risk of physical disability

E Wong, S Tanamas, R Wolfe, K Backholer, C Stevenson, A Abdullah, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 23, pp. 443-447, Obesity, London, Eng., C1

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Prevalence of class-I, class-II and class-III obesity in Australian adults between 1995 and 2011-12

C Keating, K Backholer, E Gearon, C Stevenson, B Swinburn, M Moodie, R Carter, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 9, pp. 553-562, Obesity research & clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Trends in body mass index according to educational attainment for urban Australian adults between 1980 and 2007

E Gearon, K Backholer, C Stevenson, D Magliano, C Keating, K Ball, A Beauchamp, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 1019-1026, International journal of obesity, London, Eng., C1

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A systematic review of the effectiveness of whole-of-community interventions by socioeconomic position

T Boelsen-Robinson, A Peeters, A Beauchamp, A Chung, E Gearon, K Backholer

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 806-816, Obesity reviews, Chichester, England, C1

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Duration of obesity and incident hypertension in adults from the Framingham Heart Study

S Tanamas, E Wong, K Backholer, A Abdullah, R Wolfe, J Barendregt, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 33, pp. 542-545, Journal of hypertension, London, Eng., C1-1

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Trends in the skewness of the body mass index distribution among urban Australian adults, 1980 to 2007

A Peeters, E Gearon, K Backholer, B Carstensen

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 26-33, Annals of epidemiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Age-specific changes in BMI and BMI distribution among Australian adults using cross-sectional surveys from 1980 to 2008

A Hayes, E Gearon, K Backholer, A Bauman, A Peeters

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 1209-1216, International journal of obesity, London, Eng., C1-1

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2014

The effect of obesity prevention interventions according to socioeconomic position: A systematic review

A Beauchamp, K Backholer, D Magliano, A Peeters

(2014), Vol. 15, pp. 541-554, Obesity Reviews, C1

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Psychosocial stress is positively associated with body mass index gain over 5 years : evidence from the longitudinal AusDiab study

J Harding, K Backholer, E Williams, A Peeters, A Cameron, M Hare, J Shaw, D Magliano

(2014), Vol. 22, pp. 277-286, Obesity, Hoboken, NJ, C1

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A framework for evaluating the impact of obesity prevention strategies on socioeconomic inequalities in weight.

K Backholer, A Beauchamp, K Ball, G Turrell, J Martin, J Woods, A Peeters

(2014), Vol. 104, pp. 43-50, American Journal of Public Health, Washington, D.C., C1

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Explaining educational disparities in adiposity: The role of neighborhood environments

G Abbott, K Backholer, A Peeters, L Thornton, D Crawford, K Ball

(2014), Vol. 22, pp. 2413-2419, Obesity, C1

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Trends in child and adolescent obesity prevalence according to socioeconomic position: protocol for a systematic review

A Chung, K Backholer, E Wong, C Palermo, C Keating, A Peeters

(2014), Vol. 3, pp. 1-4, Systematic reviews, London, Eng., C1-1

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Twelve-year weight change, waist circumference change and incident obesity: the Australian diabetes, obesity and lifestyle study

S Tanamas, J Shaw, K Backholer, D Magliano, A Peeters

(2014), Vol. 22, pp. 1538-1545, Obesity, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

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Changes in the rates of weight and waist circumference gain in Australian adults over time: a longitudinal cohort study

A Peeters, D Magliano, K Backholer, P Zimmet, J Shaw

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

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2013

Diabetes and risk of physical disability in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis

E Wong, K Backholer, E Gearon, J Harding, R Freak-Poli, C Stevenson, A Peeters

(2013), Vol. 1, pp. 106-114, The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, C1

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Diabetes prevention and treatment strategies: are we doing enough?

K Backholer, A Peeters, W Herman, J Shaw, D Liew, Z Ademi, D Magliano

(2013), Vol. 36, pp. 2714-2719, Diabetes care, Alexandria, Va., C1-1

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The mediating role of dietary factors and leisure time physical activity on socioeconomic inequalities in body mass index among Australian adults

E Gearon, K Backholer, A Hodge, A Peeters

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 1-16, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1-1

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Changes in health-related quality of life amongst participants in a four month pedometer-based workplace health program

J Harding, R Freak-Poli, K Backholer, A Peeters

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 533-543, Journal of physical activity and health, Champaign, Ill., C1-1

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The effect of educational status on the relationship between obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes

I Madjid, K Backholer, E Williams, D Magliano, J Shaw, A Peeters

(2013), Vol. 7, pp. 20-20, AOCO 2013 : Proceedings of the 7th Asia-Oceania Conference on Obesity 2013, Bandung, Indonesia, E1-1

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2012

Projected socioeconomic disparities in the prevalence of obesity among Australian adults

K Backholer, H Mannan, D Magliano, H Walls, C Stevenson, A Beauchamp, J Shaw, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 36, pp. 557-563, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, C1-1

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Projected progression of the prevalence of obesity in Australia

H Walls, D Magliano, C Stevenson, K Backholer, H Mannan, J Shaw, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 20, pp. 872-878, Obesity, C1-1

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The relationship between body mass index prior to old age and disability in old age

K Backholer, K Pasupathi, E Wong, A Hodge, C Stevenson, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 36, pp. 1180-1186, International Journal of Obesity, C1

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Adiposity measures as predictors of long-term physical disability

E Wong, C Stevenson, K Backholer, H Mannan, K Pasupathi, A Hodge, R Freak-Poli, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 22, pp. 710-716, Annals of Epidemiology, C1

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A systematic review and meta-analysis of diabetes and risk of physical disability and functional impairment - protocol

E Wong, K Backholer, J Harding, E Gearon, C Stevenson, R Freak-Poli, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 1, Systematic Reviews, C1-1

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Increasing body weight and risk of limitations in activities of daily living: a systematic review and meta-analysis

K Backholer, E Wong, R Freak-Poli, H Walls, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 456-468, Obesity reviews, London, Eng., C1-1

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A systematic review of the impact of weight loss on cancer incidence and mortality

S Birks, A Peeters, K Backholer, P O'Brien, W Brown

(2012), Vol. 13, pp. 868-891, Obesity reviews, London, Eng., C1-1

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Obesity and trends in life expectancy

H Walls, K Backholer, J Proietto, J McNeil

(2012), Vol. 2012, pp. 1-4, Journal of obesity, Cairo, Egypt, C1-1

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Daily step-count and change in waist circumference during a workplace pedometer program

K Backholer, R Freak-Poli, A Peeters

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 249-256, Open journal of preventive medicine, Irvine, Calif., C1-1

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2011

Age-specific trends in cardiovascular mortality rates in Australia between 1980 and 2005

K Backholer, C Stevenson, W Nusselder, E Boyko, L Moon, A Tonkin, A Peeters

(2011), Vol. 18, pp. 33-37, Australasian epidemiologist, Parkville, Vic., C1-1

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Participant characteristics associated with greater reductions in waist circumference during a four-month, pedometer-based, workplace health program

R Freak-Poli, R Wolfe, H Walls, K Backholer, A Peeters

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 1-18, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1-1

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Impact of a pedometer-based workplace health program on cardiovascular and diabetes risk profile

R Freak-Poli, R Wolfe, K Backholer, M de Courten, A Peeters

(2011), Vol. 53, pp. 162-171, Preventive medicine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2010

Setting population targets for measuring successful obesity prevention

K Backholer, H Walls, D Magliano, A Peeters

(2010), Vol. 100, pp. 2033-2037, American journal of public health, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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Melanocortins mimic the effects of leptin to restore reproductive function in lean hypogonadotropic ewes

K Backholer, M Bowden, K Gamber, C Bjørbaek, J Iqbal, I Clarke

(2010), Vol. 91, pp. 27-40, Neuroendocrinology, Basel, Switzerland, C1-1

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Kisspeptin cells in the ewe brain respond to leptin and communicate with neuropeptide Y and proopiomelanocortin cells

K Backholer, J Smith, A Rao, A Pereira, J Iqbal, S Ogawa, Q Li, I Clarke

(2010), Vol. 151, pp. 2233-2243, Endocrinology, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

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2005

Y2 receptor-selective agonist delays the estrogen-induced luteinizing hormone surge in ovariectomized ewes, but y1-receptor-selective agonist stimulates voluntary food intake

I Clarke, K Backholer, A Tilbrook

(2005), Vol. 146, pp. 769-775, Endocrinology, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

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First Nations Peoples' Participation in the Development of Population-Wide Food and Nutrition Policy in Australia: A Political Economy and Cultural Safety Analysis

Jennifer Browne, Michelle Gilmore, Mark Lock, Kathryn Backholer

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

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Improving the detection of disadvantaged Australians at high risk of cardiovascular disease

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Anna Peeters

NHF Fellowship - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2016: $500
  • 2015: $62,664

Trends in discretionary food and drink sales in Australia, 2014-2017

Prof Anna Peeters, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, A/Prof Adrian Cameron, A/Prof Gary Sacks

NHF Vanguard Grant - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2017: $75,000

Development of a national food and beverage price monitoring system (Price Tracker)

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, A/Prof Adrian Cameron, Dr Iman Avazpour, Dr Jason Wu, Prof Anna Peeters

NHF Vanguard Grant - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2018: $74,252

Building the evidence for effective and equitable pricing policies that improve cardiovascular health, for all Australians

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer

NHF Future Leader Fellowship - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2021: $58,600
  • 2020: $123,010
  • 2019: $85,810

Supporting food companies to implement policies for improving population nutrition

A/Prof Gary Sacks, A/Prof Adrian Cameron, A/Prof Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Prof Bruce Neal, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Anna Peeters, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan

VicHealth - NHMRC Partnership Project Grants, NHMRC - Partnership Project

  • 2021: $19,318
  • 2020: $50,000

Food and beverage price promotions: An untapped policy target

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, A/Prof Adrian Cameron, A/Prof Gary Sacks, Prof Anna Peeters

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2021: $20,311

Food and Nutrition Policy for First Nations peoples- translating evidence into action

Dr Jennifer Browne, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Steven Allender, Prof Yin Paradies

NHF Fellowship - Postdoctoral Research Fellowship - National Heart Foundation of Australia

  • 2021: $18,750

PRECIS: PRecision Evidence for Childhood obesity prevention InterventionS

Dr Melanie Nichols, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Boyd Swinburn, Dr Victoria Brown, Dr Thin Nguyen, Prof Christina Economos

NHMRC - Ideas Grant

  • 2021: $53,789

Other Public Sector Funding

PRomoting Incentives for healthy food Choices with retailer-led Economic interventions (PRICE study)

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Liliana Orellana, Ms Claire Palermo

  • 2019: $20,000
  • 2018: $90,000
  • 2017: $80,692

Achievement program workplaces equity analysis

Prof Anna Peeters, Prof Tony LaMontagne, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Dr Emma Gearon

  • 2018: $11,543

Supporting food companies to implement policies for improving population nutrition

A/Prof Gary Sacks, A/Prof Adrian Cameron, A/Prof Cliona Ni Mhurchu, Prof Bruce Neal, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Anna Peeters, Mrs Jaithri Ananthapavan

  • 2020: $68,181

Food and nutrition policies for Aboriginal Victorians: Evidence and Advocates for change

Dr Jennifer Browne, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Steven Allender, Mr Andrew Brown, Ms Mikaela Egan

  • 2020: $90,000
  • 2019: $90,000

Junk food sponsorship in children's sport research project.

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer

  • 2021: $4,800
  • 2020: $1,750
  • 2019: $33,250

Corporate activity and marketing by unhealthy food and alcohol corporations during the coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic.

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer

  • 2020: $13,000

Local Government Healthy Sports Vouchers evaluation.

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer

  • 2020: $25,000

Industry and Other Funding

Equity analysis of the Achievement Program

Prof Anna Peeters, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Ms Beth Gilham

  • 2017: $32,266
  • 2016: $32,266

Effectiveness of health promotion interventions delivered by local councils for healthy eating, physical activity, alcohol harm prevention and smoking cessation.

Prof Anna Peeters, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Prof Catherine Bennett, Dr Claudia Strugnell, A/Prof Gary Sacks, A/Prof Adrian Cameron

  • 2019: $75,000

Queensland Health and TAPPC rapid review: healthy eating and physical activity.

A/Prof Gary Sacks, Prof Anna Peeters, A/Prof Adrian Cameron, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer

  • 2019: $26,000

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: $47,924
  • 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

A review of evidence on interventions to improve the availability and promotion of healthy food in rural communities.

Dr Laura Alston, A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Prof Steven Allender, Dr Melanie Nichols, Ms Jill Whelan, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Ms Erica Reeve

  • 2020: $10,000

Review to assist CCWA and its partners in building evidence for the effectiveness of a proposed restriction of junk food advertising on State-owned assets in WA

A/Prof Kathryn Backholer, Mrs Alexandra Chung

  • 2020: $23,764

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2021

Christina Zorbas

Thesis entitled: Policy Opportunities to Equitably Promote Healthy Diets in High-Income Countries

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