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Dr Kristy Bolton

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer Nutrition Sciences

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

kristy.bolton@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 78277

Research interests

Dr Kristy Bolton is currently involved in a variety of obesity-related research projects.  Her research focuses on the correlates of overweight and obesity in infants, children and adolescents. These correlates include dietary and physical activity-related behaviours, quality of life, ethnicity, anthropometry and genetics.  Kristy has applied this knowledge to designing, implementing and evaluating community-based obesity prevention interventions.  Kristy is also currently involved in assessing dietary salt intake in adults.

Affiliations

Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS)

Teaching interests

Kristy has been involved in teaching several units at both undergraduate and post-graduate level in the area of public health; including obesity prevention, population nutrition, epidemiology and biostatistics.

Units taught

HSN734 - Obesity Prevention
HSN705 - Public Health Nutrition
HSN302 - Population Nutrition
HSN101 - Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health
HSN103 - Food: the Environment and Consumers

Taught into HME101-HME401 Public Health Medicine stream.

Conferences

Kristy has presented her work at over 20 national and international conferences in her field.

Research groups

Global Obesity Centre (GLOBE) 

Projects

Projects:

• Kristy is currently an implementation specialist involved in implementing and evaluating a complex community-based systems approach tackling childhood obesity across Great South Coast of Victoria (Whole of Systems Trial of Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity: WHO STOPS Childhood Obesity, funded by an NHMRC Partnerships Project grant)


• Kristy is currently evaluating a salt reduction program by assessing sodium consumption in adults via urine collection and dietary recall (funded by an NHMRC Partnerships Project grant)


• Kristy is also examining infant feeding practices (breastfeeding/formula feeding/introduction of solids) and infant growth trajectories in Chinese immigrants compared to non-immigrants living in Australia

Kristy has been involved in the following projects:

• Evaluating a community-based obesity prevention intervention: Health Promoting Communities: Being Active Eating Well initiative; a large-scale, multi-setting project spanning six communities across Victoria (>5,000 primary and secondary school students, 500 working adults)


• Investigating associations of adolescent health-related quality of life with weight status, age, gender, geographic location (i.e. rural vs. urban)

Publications

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2021

Longitudinal analysis of growth trajectories in young children of Chinese-born immigrant mothers compared with Australian-born mothers living in Victoria, Australia

K Bolton, P Kremer, R Laws, K Campbell, M Zheng

(2021), Vol. 11, pp. 1-8, BMJ open, 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

Association between the school physical activity environment, measured and self-reported student physical activity and active transport behaviours in Victoria, Australia

N Crooks, L Alston, M Nichols, K Bolton, S Allender, P Fraser, H Le, J Bliss, C Rennie, L Orellana, C Strugnell

(2021), Vol. 18, pp. 79-, The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity, C1

journal article
2020

Sources of dietary sodium and implications for a statewide salt reduction initiative in Victoria, Australia

K Bolton, J Webster, E Dunford, S Jan, M Woodward, B Bolam, B Neal, K Trieu, J Reimers, S Armstrong, C Nowson, C Grimes

(2020), Vol. 123, pp. 1165-1175, British journal of nutrition, Cambridge, Eng, C1

journal article

Breastfeeding and emerging motherhood identity: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of first time Chinese Australian mothers' breastfeeding experiences

K Kuswara, T Knight, K Campbell, K Hesketh, M Zheng, K Bolton, R Laws

(2020), pp. 1-10, Women and birth, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Process evaluation of a whole-of-community systems approach to address childhood obesity in western Victoria, Australia

E Jenkins, J Lowe, S Allender, K Bolton

(2020), Vol. 20, pp. 1-9, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Salt-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviors (KABs) among victorian adults following 22-months of a consumer awareness campaign

C Grimes, D Khokhar, K Bolton, K Trieu, J Potter, C Davidson, E Dunford, S Jan, M Woodward, B Bolam, B Neal, C Nowson, J Webster

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-17, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Profiling malnutrition prevalence among australian rural in-patients using a retrospective census of electronic medical files over a 12-month period

L Alston, M Green, V Versace, K Bolton, K Widdicombe, A Buccheri, D Imran, S Allender, L Orellana, M Nichols

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-11, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Bern, Switzerland, C1

journal article

The association between dietary sodium intake, adiposity and sugar-sweetened beverages in children and adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Carley Grimes, Kristy Bolton, Alison Booth, Durreajam Khokhar, Carrie Service, Feng He, Caryl Nowson

(2020), pp. 1-19, British Journal of Nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

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. S1-S32, Medical journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Understanding the healthfulness of outlets providing lunch and dinner meals: a census of a rural food retail environment in Victoria, Australia

L Alston, V Versace, E Brown, M Nichols, J Whelan, K Bolton, G Sacks, C Needham, L Orellana, S Allender

(2020), pp. 1-6, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Student satisfaction with feedback in a third year nutrition unit: a strategic approach

L Milne, J McCann, K Bolton, J Savage, A Spence

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-16, Journal of university teaching and learning practice, Wollongong, N.S.W., C1

journal article

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-S9, Medical journal of Australia, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Relative effects of postnatal rapid growth and maternal factors on early childhood growth trajectories

Miaobing Zheng, Steven Bowe, Kylie Hesketh, Kristy Bolton, Rachel Laws, Peter Kremer, Ken Ong, Sandrine Lioret, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Karen Campbell

(2019), Vol. 33, pp. 172-180, Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Translating systems thinking into practice for community action on childhood obesity

S Allender, A Brown, K Bolton, P Fraser, J Lowe, P Hovmand

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 179-184, Obesity reviews, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Dietary intake and sources of potassium in a cross-sectional study of Australian adults

K Bolton, K Trieu, M Woodward, C Nowson, J Webster, E Dunford, B Bolam, C Grimes

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 1-16, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Weight status and obesity-related dietary behaviours among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) children in Victoria, Australia

B Scott, K Bolton, C Strugnell, S Allender, J Marks

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

journal article
2018

Rapid weight gain during infancy and subsequent adiposity: a systematic review and meta-analysis of evidence

M Zheng, K Lamb, C Grimes, R Laws, K Bolton, K Ong, K Campbell

(2018), Vol. 19, pp. 321-332, Obesity reviews, Chichester, Eng., 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

Differences in infant feeding practices between Chinese-born and Australian-born mothers living in Australia: a cross-sectional study

Kristy Bolton, Peter Kremer, Kylie Hesketh, Rachel Laws, Konsita Kuswara, Karen Campbell

(2018), Vol. 18, pp. 1-9, BMC pediatrics, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

The outcomes of health-promoting communities: being active eating well initiative-a community-based obesity prevention intervention in Victoria, Australia

K Bolton, P Kremer, L Gibbs, E Waters, B Swinburn, A de Silva

(2017), Vol. 41, pp. 1080-1090, International journal of obesity, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

le Expanding a successful community-based obesity prevention approach into new communities : challenges and achievements

K Bolton, P Kremer, L Gibbs, B Swinburn, E Waters, A de Silva

(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 197-206, Obesity research and clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

The association between self-reported diet quality and health-related quality of life in rural and urban Australian adolescents

K Bolton, F Jacka, S Allender, P Kremer, L Gibbs, E Waters, A de Silva

(2016), Vol. 24, pp. 317-325, Australian journal of rural health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Evaluation of a knowledge translation and exchange platform to advance non-communicable disease prevention

T Pettman, R Armstrong, E Waters, S Allender, P Love, T Gill, J Coveney, S Boylan, S Booth, K Bolton, B Swinburn

(2016), Vol. 12, pp. 109-126, Evidence and policy, Bristol, Eng., C1

journal article

The Chinese-born immigrant infant feeding and growth hypothesis

K Bolton, P Kremer, K Hesketh, R Laws, K Campbell

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-5, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2015

A map of community-based obesity prevention initiatives in Australia following obesity funding 2009-2013.

J Whelan, P Love, A Romanus, T Pettman, K Bolton, E Smith, T Gill, J Coveney, E Waters, S Allender

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 168-171, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Australia, C1

journal article

A snapshot of the scope of obesity prevention practice in Australia.

T Pettman, K Bolton, P Love, E Waters, T Gill, J Whelan, S Boylan, R Armstrong, J Coveney, S Booth, B Swinburn, S Allender

(2015), Health Promotion International, C1

journal article
2014

The effect of gender and age on the association between weight status and health-related quality of life in Australian adolescents

K Bolton, P Kremer, N Rossthorn, M Moodie, L Gibbs, E Waters, B Swinburn, A de Silva

(2014), Vol. 14, pp. 1-8, BMC public health, London, England, C1

journal article
2012

The small leucine-rich proteoglycan, biglycan, is highly expressed in adipose tissue of Psammomys obesus and is associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes

K Bolton, D Segal, K Walder

(2012), Vol. 6, pp. 67-72, Biologics: Targets and Therapy, C1

journal article
2011

Government food service policies and guidelines do not create healthy school canteens

A De Silva-Sanigorski, T Breheny, L Jones, K Lacy, P Kremer, L Carpenter, K Bolton, L Prosser, L Gibbs, E Waters, B Swinburn

(2011), Vol. 35, pp. 117-121, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, C1

journal article
2010

Scaling up community-based obesity prevention in Australia: Background and evaluation design of the Health Promoting Communities: Being Active Eating Well initiative

A De Silva-Sanigorski, K Bolton, M Haby, P Kremer, L Gibbs, E Waters, B Swinburn

(2010), Vol. 10, BMC Public Health, C1

journal article
2009

Identification of secreted proteins associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes in Psammomys obesus

K Bolton, D Segal, J McMillan, A Sanigorski, G Collier, K Walder

(2009), Vol. 33, pp. 1153-1165, International Journal of Obesity, C1

journal article
2008

Decorin is a secreted protein associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes

K Bolton, D Segal, J McMillan, J Jowett, L Heilbronn, K Abberton, P Zimmet, D Chisholm, G Collier, K Walder

(2008), Vol. 32, pp. 1113-1121, International Journal of Obesity, C1-1

journal article
2007

Chemerin is a novel adipokine associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome

K Bozaoglu, K Bolton, J McMillan, P Zimmet, J Jowett, G Collier, K Walder, D Segal

(2007), Vol. 148, pp. 4687-4694, Endocrinology, C1

journal article
2005

SH3-domain GRB2-like (endophilin) interacting protein 1 (SGIP1), a novel neuronal protein that regulates energy balance

J Trevaskis, K Walder, V Foletta, L Kerr-Bayles, J McMillan, A Cooper, S Lee, K Bolton, M Prior, R Fahey, K Whitecross, G Morton, M Schwartz, G Collier

(2005), Vol. 146, pp. 3757-3764, Endocrinology, C1-1

journal article
2004

Regulation of the selenoprotein SelS by glucose deprivation and endoplasmic reticulum stress - SelS is a novel glucose-regulated protein

Y Gao, H Feng, K Walder, K Bolton, T Sunderland, N Bishara, M Quick, L Kantham, G Collier

(2004), Vol. 563, pp. 185-190, FEBS Letters, C1

journal article
2002

MERP1: a mammalian ependymin-related protein gene differentially expressed in hematopoietic cells

C Gregorio-King, J McLeod, F Collier, G Collier, K Bolton, G Van Der Meer, J Apostolopoulos, M Kirkland

(2002), Vol. 286, pp. 249-257, Gene : an international journal on genes and genomes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Effect of oxysterols on hematopoietic progenitor cells

C Gregorio-King, F Collier, K Bolton, M Ferguson, J Hosking, G Collier, M Kirkland

(2002), Vol. 30, pp. 670-678, Experimental hematology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

NHMRC evidence review iodine-RFx5845 iodine (internal NHMRC number 2020-21RFQ009).

Prof Judi Porter, A/Prof Susan Torres, Prof Sarah McNaughton, Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Dr Katherine Livingstone, Dr Claire Margerison, Dr Miaobing Zheng, Dr Kristy Bolton

  • 2021: $17,018

NHMRC evidence review sodium - RFx5844 sodium (internal NHMRC number: 2020-21RFQ008).

A/Prof Susan Torres, Prof Judi Porter, Prof Sarah McNaughton, Dr Ewa Szymlek-Gay, Dr Katherine Livingstone, Dr Claire Margerison, Dr Miaobing Zheng, Dr Kristy Bolton

  • 2021: $20,291

Industry and Other Funding

What is the relationship between diet quality and health-related quality of life in rural, Victorian adolescents (12-18 years old)?

Dr Kristy Bolton, Prof Steven Allender

  • 2014: $14,991

Assistance in strengthening Ballarat Community Health's delivery and impact on healthy eating and active living in their community.

Dr Kristy Bolton, Prof Steven Allender

  • 2020: $24,495

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report