Mrs Penny Fraser



Associate Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Health & Social Dev


Geelong Waterfront Campus

+61 3 522 73119


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Are climate-change actions present in community-based obesity prevention interventions? Development and application of the DoublE-duty actions in CommunIty-baSed obesity InterVEntions (DECISIVE) framework

N Ward, M Nichols, M Moodie, B Swinburn, K Bolton, P Fraser, V Brown

(2024), pp. 1-12, Journal of Public Health, Berlin, Germany, C1

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How healthy are the healthcare staff in a rural health service? A cross-sectional study

K Bolton, P Fraser, S Allender, R Fitzgerald, S Brumby

(2024), Vol. 6, pp. 1-16, International Journal of Nursing Studies Advances, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The common drivers of children and young people's health and wellbeing across 13 local government areas: a systems view

S O’Halloran, J Hayward, M Valdivia Cabrera, T Felmingham, P Fraser, C Needham, J Poorter, D Creighton, M Johnstone, M Nichols, S Allender

(2024), Vol. 24, BMC Public Health, C1

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Measuring Shifts in Mental Models in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity in Rural Australia

Tiana Felmingham, Kristy Bolton, Penny Fraser, Steven Allender, Andrew Brown

(2023), pp. 1-9, Health Education & Behavior, London, Eng., C1

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Perceived impacts of COVID-19 and bushfires on the implementation of an obesity prevention trial in Northeast Victoria, Australia

J Whelan, M Hillenaar, P Fraser, S Allender, M Jackson, C Strugnell, C Bell

(2023), Vol. 18, pp. 1-18, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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How healthy and affordable are foods and beverages sold in school canteens? A cross-sectional study comparing menus from Victorian primary schools

A Hill, M Blake, L Alston, M Nichols, C Bell, P Fraser, H Le, C Strugnell, S Allender, K Bolton

(2023), pp. 1-30, Public Health Nutrition, England, C1

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Combining systems thinking approaches and implementation science constructs within community-based prevention: a systematic review

J Whelan, P Fraser, K Bolton, P Love, C Strugnell, T Boelsen-Robinson, M Blake, E Martin, S Allender, C Bell

(2023), Vol. 21, Health Research Policy and Systems, C1

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Systems thinking in local government: intervention design and adaptation in a community-based study

T Felmingham, S O’Halloran, J Poorter, E Rhook, C Needham, J Hayward, P Fraser, S Kilpatrick, D Leahy, S Allender

(2023), Vol. 21, Health Research Policy and Systems, C1

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Potential Mediating Roles of Children's Health-Related Quality of Life and Weight-Related Behaviors in the Relationship Between Socio-Educational Advantage and Weight Status

C Bell, D Becker, C Gaskin, C Strugnell, K Bolton, P Fraser, H Le, S Allender, L Orellana

(2023), Childhood Obesity, C1

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A Theory of Change for Community-Based Systems Interventions to Prevent Obesity

A Brown, J Whelan, K Bolton, P Nagorcka-Smith, J Hayward, P Fraser, C Strugnell, T Felmingham, M Nichols, C Bell, H Le, S Allender

(2022), Vol. 62, pp. 786-794, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Netherlands, C1

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The Public Health 12 framework: interpreting the 'Meadows 12 places to act in a system' for use in public health

K Bolton, J Whelan, P Fraser, C Bell, S Allender, A Brown

(2022), Vol. 80, pp. 1-8, Archives of Public Health, London, Eng., C1

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Relationship between "Blue Space" Proximity and Children's Weight Status, Health Behaviors, and Health-Related Quality of Life among a Sample of Regional Victorian Primary School Children

N Crooks, D Becker, C Gaskin, M Nichols, K Bolton, L Orellana, P Fraser, H Le, A Brown, C Bell, J Bliss, S Allender, C Strugnell

(2022), Vol. 18, pp. 1-13, Childhood Obesity, New Rochelle, New York, C1

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Describing workplace interventions aimed to improve health of staff in hospital settings - a systematic review

V Worley, P Fraser, S Allender, K Bolton

(2022), Vol. 22, pp. 1-17, BMC Health Services Research, London, Eng., C1

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Generating change through collective impact and systems science for childhood obesity prevention: The GenR8 Change case study

Kristy Bolton, Penny Fraser, Janette Lowe, Marj Moodie, Colin Bell, Claudia Strugnell, Josh Hayward, Jaimie McGlashan, Lynne Millar, Jillian Whelan, Andrew Brown, Steven Allender

(2022), Vol. 17, pp. 1-20, PLoS One, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Healthy weight, health behaviours and quality of life among Aboriginal children living in regional Victoria

J Browne, D Becker, L Orellana, J Ryan, T Walker, J Whelan, L Alston, M Egan, B Johnson, A Rossignoli, N Crooks, A Brown, K Bolton, P Fraser, H Le, C Bell, J Hayward, A Sanigorski, K Backholer, S Allender, C Strugnell

(2022), pp. 1-9, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Four-Year Accelerometry Outcomes from a Cluster Randomized Whole of Systems Trial of Prevention Strategies for Childhood Obesity.

Claudia Strugnell, Nic Crooks, Cadeyrn Gaskin, Denise Becker, Liliana Orellana, Kristy Bolton, Penny Fraser, Andrew Brown, Ha Le, Colin Bell, Steven Allender

(2022), Childhood Obesity, New Rochelle, N.Y., C1

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System dynamics modelling to engage community stakeholders in addressing water and sugar sweetened beverage consumption

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

(2022), Vol. 19, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

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Building capacity for the use of systems science to support local government public health planning: A case study of the VicHealth Local Government Partnership in Victoria, Australia

S O'Halloran, J Hayward, C Strugnell, T Felmingham, J Poorter, S Kilpatrick, P Fraser, C Needham, E Rhook, A Demaio, S Allender

(2022), Vol. 12, BMJ Open, C1

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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

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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, International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, England, C1

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The impact of a community-based intervention on weight, weight-related behaviours and health-related quality of life in primary school children in Victoria, Australia, according to socio-economic position

J Jacobs, C Strugnell, S Allender, L Orellana, K Backholer, K Bolton, P Fraser, H Le, A Brown, M Nichols

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

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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, England, C1

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

R Sweeney, M Moodie, P Nguyen, P Fraser, K Bolton, A Brown, J Marks, N Crooks, C Strugnell, C Bell, L Millar, L Orellana, S Allender

(2018), Vol. 8, BMJ Open, England, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Southern Grampians and Glenelg Primary School Health Behaviours Monitoring Study 2023.

Dr Claudia Strugnell, A/Prof Kristy Bolton, Dr Michelle Jackson, Mrs Penny Fraser, Prof Steven Allender

Western District Health Service

  • 2023: $60,000
  • 2022: $42,241


Prof Steven Allender, Ms Tiana Felmingham, Mrs Penny Fraser, Dr Cindy Needham

VicHealth Grant - Research

  • 2023: $74,000


No completed student supervisions to report