Information related to research interest "Obesity and Overweight"

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Supervisors with this research interest

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Dr Brooke Devlin

    Dr Brooke Devlin is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and the Research Dietitian within the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition.

    Brooke completed a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Master of Nutrition and Dietetics at Griffith University, Gold Coast and earned her PhD in sports nutrition in 2016 from La Trobe University. She joined Australian Catholic University in 2016.


    Phone : 8052 (Melbourne) Email : brooke.devlin@acu.edu.au

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  • Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

  • Professor John Hawley

    John is currently Head of the Exercise & Nutrition Research Group and Professor of Exercise Metabolism in the Department of Exercise Sciences. He has published over 200 scientific manuscripts (PUBMED), written over 80 articles for technical journals and has authored numerous book chapters for exercise biochemistry and sports medicine texts. He currently sits on the Editorial Boards of many international journals including the American Journal of Physiology (Endocrinology and Metabolism); The Journal of Applied Physiology (U.S.A.); The Journal of Sports Sciences (U.K); Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (U.S.A.); Sports Medicine (New Zealand; and The International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (U.S.A.). His laboratories research interests include the interaction of exercise and diet on skeletal muscle metabolism; the molecular bases of exercise training adaptation; the cellular bases underlying exercise-induced improvements in insulin action; and exercise-nutrient interventions for weight loss. He is a consultant for several professional sports teams in Europe and Australia and a regular invited speaker at numerous international conferences every year.

    Phone : 3552 (Melbourne) Email : john.hawley@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Evelyn Parr

    Dr Evelyn Parr is a postdoctoral research fellow with a research interest in reducing obesity through changes in body composition in response to exercise and nutritional interventions.
    Evelyn's current research portfolio in the Exercise and Nutrition Research program involves work regarding manipulating the timing and composition of nutritional intake and exercise on the development of type 2 diabetes concomitant with overweight/obesity. Evelyn is currently the assistant supervisor to two PhD students and one Masters student and has previous supervisory experience with Honours students.

    Phone : 03 9230 8278 (Melbourne) Email : evelyn.parr@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch Psychology

  • Associate Professor Leah Brennan

    Biographical Information

    I am a Clinical, Health, Educational and Developmental Psychologist and an Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at Australian Catholic University Melbourne. My primary areas of research include; (1) the role of psychology in understanding and treating eating, weight and body image concerns and their biopsychosocial comorbidities (e.g., diabetes, depression, stigma), (2) the role of parents in improving child behaviour and well being, and (3) promoting evidence-based practice and the generation of practice-based evidence in 'real-world' settings.

    I am particularly interested in developing and/or evaluating evidence based interventions, conducting intervention trials (including efficacy, effectiveness, implementation) and evaluating the effectiveness of real-world treatment programs. I work closely with a range of hospital, community and private treatment services and have recently lead the establishment of the ACU Clinic for Health Eating and Weight to provide high quality low cost assessment, treatment and support for eating, weight and body image concerns and to facilitate clinical research in this area.

    Phone : 3662 (Melbourne) Email : Leah.Brennan@acu.edu.au

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