Professor Geraldine Naughton - Nat Sch Exercise Science (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

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Geraldine Naughton is a Professor in Paediatric Exercise Science and Director of the Centre of Physical Activity Across the Lifespan, School of Exercise Science, at the Melbourne campus of the Australian Catholic University. Her research focuses of improving health improvements through physical activity, in young people. She has researched with a range of young populations from overweight and obese children to intensively training adolescents. She is currently a member of the Victorian State Government's Task Force on Sporting Injury Prevention.

Contact

Phone :(03) 9953 3034 (Melbourne)
Email :Geraldine.Naughton@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Children and sport ; Child and Adolescent Physical Activity ; Childhood overweight and obesity ;

Methods Expertise

physical activity, motion analysis, ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications

2010

Safe outdoor play for young children: Paradoxes and consequences, in AARE 2010 Conference Proceedings

Whole body vibration for preventing and treating osteoporosis (protocol), in Cochrane Library Systematic Reviews

Ten ways to restrict children's freedom to play: the problem of surplus safety, in Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood (online ver...

Comparison of strategies for assessing nutritional adequacy in elite female athletes' dietary intake, in International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise...

Talent development in adolescent team sports: A review., in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Perfo...

Efficacy of a whole-body vibration intervention on functional performance of community-dwelling older adults, in Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine (pr...

Monitoring of lower limb comfort and injury in elite football, in Journal of Sports Science and Medicine (print version)

Transmission of vibration about the knee, in Proceedings of the 28th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Jump kinetics, bone health and nutrition in elite adolescent female athletes, in Proceedings of the 28th conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports

Training load in pre-pubertal female artistic gymnasts, in Science of Gymnastics Journal

2009

Overweight children have a greater proportion of fat mass relative to muscle mass in the upper limbs than in the lower limbs: implications for bone strength at the distal forearm, in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: a journal reporting the practical application of our world-wide knowledge of nutrition (print version)

Relationship beteween indices of adiposity obtained by peripheral quantitative computed tomography and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in pre-pubertal children, in Annals of Human Biology (print version)

Outcomes and costs of primary care surveillance and intervention for overweight or obese children: the LEAP 2 randomised controlled trial, in British Medical Journal (online version)

Influence of Drop-Landing Exercises on Bone Geometry and Biomechanical Properties in Prepubertal Girls: A Randomized Controlled Study, in Calcified Tissue International (print version)

The risk is that there is 'no risk': a simple, innovative intervention to increase children's activity levels, in International Journal of Early Years Education (print version)

Comparison of Fluid Balance Between Competitive Swimmers and Less Active Adolescents, in International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (print version)

Effects of wearing compression garments on physiological and performance measures in a simulated game-specific circuit for netball, in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (print version)

The lifestyle of our kids (LOOK) project: Outline of methods, in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (print version)

Load, stress, and recovery in adolescent rugby union players during a competitive season, in Journal of Sports Sciences (print version)

Physical activity and social connectedness in single-parent families, in Leisure Studies (print version)

2008

Effects of participation level, apparatus and training phase on trainiing load of yooung female gymnasts., in Children and Exercise XXIV. The proceedingsof the 24th Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting

A profile of paediatric sports injuries at three types of medical practice, in Children and Exercise XXIV. The proceedingsof the 24th Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting

Understanding Participation Among Adolescent Rugby Union Players, in Children and Exercise XXIV. The proceedingsof the 24th Pediatric Work Physiology Meeting

Defining the Volume and Intensity of Sport Participation in Adolescent Rugby Union Players, in International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance

Towards an Understanding of the barriers to good nutrition for elite athletes, in International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching

Reducing the risk of heat-related decrements to physical activity in young people, in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

Playful Interaction: Occupational Therapy for All Children on the School Playground, in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Explosive and reactive horizontal jump assessment - Reliability and validity for athletic populations, in The XXVI International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports Proceedings

2007

Outcome data from the LEAP (Live, Eat and Play) trial: a randomized controlled trial of a primary care intervention for childhood overweight/mild obesity, in International Journal of Obesity

The Hydration Profile of Female Cricket Players During Competition, in International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism

Exercise and calcium combined results in a greater osteogenic effect than either factor alone: A blinded randomized placebo-controlled trial in boys, in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

A Movement Analysis Comparison in Two Models of Junior Sport, in Paediatric Exercise Science

Quantifying impacts during beam and floor training in pre-adolescent girls from two different streams of artistic gymnastics, in Proceedings of the XXV International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports

2006

Athlete Development, in Beginner Coaching Manual

Exercise for type 2 diabetes mellitus, in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Predictability of physiological testing and the role of maturation in talent identification for adolescent team sports, in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

Profile of Movement Demands of National Football Players in Australia, in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

Assessment of bone strength at differentially-loaded skeletal regions in adolescent middle-distance runners, in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

A challenge to fitness testing in primary schools, in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport

Adaptive skeletal responses to mechanical loading during adolescence, in Sport Medicine

2005

Bone strength index in adolescent girls: does physical activity make a difference?, in British Journal of Sports Medicine

Bone and muscle geometry in female adolescent middle-distance runners, in Paediatric Exercise Science

2003

Regional specificity of exercise and calcium during skeletal growth in girls: A randomized controlled trial, in Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

Validation of the Computer Science and Applications (CSA) Activity Monitor as an Objective Measure of Energy expenditure in Vietnamese adolescents, in Paediatric Exercise Science 2003

Other information

Professor Naughton has supervised over 20 higher degree research students in both applied (sports science) and clinical (exercise science) topics. The majority of masters and PhD student projects have involved health outcomes for children and adolescents via advancing the understanding the role or quality of physical activity experiences.