Dr Laura Alston

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Health & Soc. Dev.

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

laura.alston@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 524 79426

Publications

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2021

Limited dietary interventions in rural Australian communities: a systematic review

L Alston, S Partridge

(2021), Vol. 78, pp. 57-68, Nutrition and dietetics, Chichester, Eng., C1

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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

The challenges of becoming and being a clinician manager: a qualitative exploration of the perception of medical doctors in senior leadership roles at a large Australian health service

Didir Imran, Karen Rog, John Gallichio, Laura Alston

(2021), Vol. 21, pp. 1-9, BMC health services research, London, Eng., C1

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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. 1-12, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, London, Eng., C1

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Assessing adherence and exploring barriers to provision of prescribed texture modifications for dysphagia in a residential aged care facility in rural Australia

C Hill, R Clapham, A Buccheri, M Field, A Wong Shee, L Alston

(2021), International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, C1

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2020

A comparison of the modelled impacts on CVD mortality if attainment of public health recommendations was achieved in metropolitan and rural Australia

L Alston, J Jacobs, S Allender, M Nichols

(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 339-347, Public health nutrition, Cambridge, Eng., C1

journal article

Measurement methods used to assess the school food environment: a systematic review

S O’halloran, G Eksteen, M Gebremariam, L Alston

(2020), Vol. 17, pp. 1-23, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Responsibility for evidence-based policy in cardiovascular disease in rural communities: Implications for persistent rural health inequalities

L Alston, L Bourke, M Nichols, S Allender

(2020), Vol. 44, pp. 527-534, Australian health review, Clayton, Vic., 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

Characterizing dietary intakes in rural australian adults: A systematic literature review

L Alston, T Walker, K Kent

(2020), Vol. 12, pp. 1-21, Nutrients, Basel, Switzerland, 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

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

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

journal article

Policy makers' perceptions of the high burden of heart disease in rural Australia: implications for the implementation of evidence-based rural health policy

Laura Alston, Melanie Nichols, Steven Allender

(2019), Vol. 14, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Associations between school food environments, body mass index and dietary intakes among regional school students in Victoria, Australia: a cross-sectional study

L Alston, N Crooks, C Strugnell, L Orellana, S Allender, C Rennie, M Nichols

(2019), Vol. 16, pp. 1-13, International journal of environmental research and public health, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2018

Regional variation in cardiovascular mortality in Australia 2009-2012: the impact of remoteness and socioeconomic status

Jane Jacobs, Karen Peterson, Steven Allender, Laura Alston, Melanie Nichols

(2018), Vol. 42, pp. 467-473, Australia and New Zealand journal of public health, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Rural inequalities in the Australian burden of ischaemic heart disease: a systematic review

L Alston, S Allender, K Peterson, J Jacobs, M Nichols

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 122-133, Heart lung and circulation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Comparison between measured and perceived weight status in a nationally representative sample of Australian adults

J Herbert, K Peterson, L Alston, S Allender, M Nichols

(2017), Vol. 11, pp. 414-425, Obesity research & clinical practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Quantifying the role of modifiable risk factors in the differences in cardiovascular disease mortality rates between metropolitan and rural populations in Australia: a macrosimulation modelling study

L Alston, K Peterson, J Jacobs, S Allender, M Nichols

(2017), Vol. 7, pp. 1-10, BMJ Open, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2016

Characterising the extent of misreporting of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes using the Australian Health Survey

K Peterson, J Jacobs, S Allender, L Alston, M Nichols

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-11, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

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A systematic review of published interventions for primary and secondary prevention of ischaemic heart disease (IHD) in rural populations of Australia

L Alston, K Peterson, J Jacobs, S Allender, M Nichols

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-11, BMC public health, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2015

Critical design features for establishing a childhood obesity monitoring program in Australia

K Lacy, M Nichols, A De Silva, S Allender, B Swinburn, E Leslie, L Jones, P Kremer

(2015), Vol. 21, pp. 369-372, Australian journal of primary health, Melbourne, Vic, C1

journal article
2013

Solid versus liquid-satiety study in well-adjusted lap-band patients

Laura Alston, Kay Jones, Chris Hensman, Ruth Bertuch, Toni McGee, John Dixon

(2013), Vol. 23, pp. 1266-1272, Obesity surgery, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article
2012

The appropriateness of opt-out consent for monitoring childhood obesity in Australia

K Lacy, P Kremer, A De Silva-Sanigorski, S Allender, E Leslie, L Jones, S Fornaro, B Swinburn

(2012), Vol. 7, Pediatric Obesity, 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

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Reducing the burden of cardiovascular diseases for future rural dwelling Australians

Dr Laura Alston, Prof Steven Allender, A/Prof Vincent Versace

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

  • 2021: $45,720
  • 2020: $45,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training and Research program 2018 - 2020

A/Prof Vincent Versace, A/Prof Kevin Mc Namara, Dr Anna Wong Shee, Dr Andrea Hernan, Dr Laura Alston

  • 2021: $3,411,099

Industry and Other Funding

Preventing chronic diseases in rural populations for future generations: The role of rural health services in guiding community efforts to improve the food environment.

Dr Laura Alston, Prof Steven Allender, A/Prof Vincent Versace, Dr Melanie Nichols, Dr Kristy Ann Bolton

  • 2020: $20,595
  • 2019: $41,359

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

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report