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Researcher: Cleland, V (Dr Verity Cleland)

Fields of Research

Epidemiology
Health Promotion
Preventive Medicine
Public Health and Health Services
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Health and Community Services
Paediatrics
Social Change
Nutrition and Dietetics
Mental Health
Podiatry
Rural Sociology
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Sports Medicine
Recreation, Leisure and Tourism Geography
Medical and Health Sciences

Research Objectives

Behaviour and Health
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Rural Health
Preventive Medicine
Health Education and Promotion
Nutrition
Diabetes
Social Structure and Health
Health Protection and/or Disaster Response
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Mental Health
Child Health
Women's Health
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Health Inequalities
Recreational Services
Organised Sports

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A Comparison of Subjective and Objective Measures of Physical Activity and Fitness in Identifying Associations with Cardiometabolic Risk Factors; Annals of Epidemiology
A cross-sectional study of geographic differences in health risk factors among young Australian adults: The role of socioeconomic position; Bmc Public Health
A longitudinal study of the family environment and youth physical activity; American Journal of Health Promotion
A prospective examination of children's time spent outdoors, objectively measured physical activity and overweight; International Journal of Obesity: and Related Metabolic Disorders
A qualitative study of environmental factors important for physical activity in rural adults; PLoS One
Accumulated exposure to rural areas of residence over the life course is associated with overweight and obesity in adulthood: a 25-year prospective cohort study; Annals of Epidemiology
Are associations between the perceived home and neighbourhood environment and children's physical activity and sedentary behaviour moderated by urban/rural location?; Health and Place
Are perceptions of the physical and social environment associated with mothers' walking for leisure and transport behaviours? A longitudinal study; Preventive Medicine: An International Journal Devoted to Practice and Theory
Associations between education and personal income with body mass index among Australian women residing in disadvantaged neighborhoods; American Journal of Health Promotion
Associations between the perceived environment and physical activity among adults aged 55-65 years: Does urban-rural area of residence matter?; Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Cardiometabolic Risk in Younger and Older Adults Across an Index of Ambulatory Activity ; American Journal of Preventive Medicine
Cohort profile: the resilience for eating and activity despite inequality (READI) study; International Journal of Epidemiology
Combined associations of sitting time and physical activity with obesity in young adults; Journal of Physical Activity and Health
Correlates of pedometer-measured and self-reported physical activity among young Australian adults; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Creating environments that support active living in rural Tasmania: Findings from a qualitative study
Decline in Physical Fitness From Childhood to Adulthood Associated With Increased Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Adults ; Diabetes Care
Do food and physical activity environments vary between disadvantaged urban and rural areas? Findings from the READI Study; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Do the individual, social, and environmental correlates of physical activity differ between urban and rural women? ; Environment and Behavior
Effectiveness of interventions to promote physical activity among socioeconomically disadvantaged women: a systematic review and meta-analysis; Obesity Reviews
Effectiveness of interventions to promote physical activity and/or decrease sedentary behaviour among rural adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis; Obesity Reviews
Effects of school-based interventions for direct delivery of physical activity on fitness and cardiometabolic markers in children and adolescents: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials; Obesity Reviews
Encouraging Physical Activity And Discouraging Sedentary Behaviour In Adolescents; Journal of Adolescent Health
Environmental barriers and enablers to physical activity participation among rural adults: A qualitative study; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Exercise-induced hypertension, cardiovascular events, and mortality in patients undergoing exercise stress testing: a systematic review and meta-analysis; American Journal of Hypertension
Factors Affecting the Stability of Blood Lipid and Lipoprotein Levels From Youth to Adulthood: Evidence from the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study; Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Get Moving at Work: Evaluation of a Resource Kit for Workplace Health and Wellbeing Programs
Health, Behavioral, Cognitive, and Social Correlates of Breakfast Skipping among Women Living in Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Neighborhoods; Journal of Nutrition
Home and neighbourhood correlates of BMI among children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods ; British Journal of Nutrition
In Reply: Cleland et al Respond to 'Physical activity over the life course: whose behavior changes, when and why?'; American Journal of Epidemiology
In Reply: Overweight and obesity from childhood to adulthood: a follow-up of participants in the 1985 Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey; Medical Journal of Australia
Individual, social and environmental correlates of physical activity among women living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods; Social Science and Medicine
Individual, social and physical environmental correlates of physical activity among young women at risk of depression; Journal of Physical Activity & Health
Invited Comment: Evidence for secular trends in children's physical activity behaviour; British Journal of Sports Medicine
Is a perceived supportive physical environment important for self-reported leisure time physical activity among socioeconomically disadvantaged women with poor psychosocial characteristics? An observational study; BMC Public Health
Lifestyle behaviours associated with 5-year weight gain in a prospective cohort of Australian adults aged 26-36 years at baseline; BMC Public Health
Longitudinal examination of the family food environment and weight status among children; International Journal of Pediatric Obesity
Love thy neighbour? Associations of social capital and crime with physical activity amongst women; Social Science and Medicine
Maternal efficacy and sedentary behavior rules predict child obesity resilience; BMC Obesity
Obesity prevention programs and policies: Practitioner and policy-maker perceptions of feasibility and effectiveness; Obesity
Overweight and obesity from childhood to adulthood: a follow-up of participants in the 1985 Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey; Medical Journal of Australia
Parental exercise is associated with Australian children's extracurricular sports participation and cardiorespiratory fitness: a cross-sectional study; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Personal, social and environmental determinants of resilience to physical inactivity amongst socioeconomically disadvantaged women; Health Education Research: Theory and Practice
Physical Activity and Healthy Weight Maintenance From Childhood to Adulthood; Obesity
Physical activity correlates in young women with depressive symptoms: a qualitative study; The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Predictors of time spent outdoors among children: 5-year longitudinal findings; Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Recruiting hard-to-reach populations: lessons from a study of women living in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas of Victoria, Australia; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Resilience to obesity amongst socioeconomically disadvantaged women: the READI study; International Journal of Obesity: and Related Metabolic Disorders
Social and Environmental Determinants of Health Behaviors; Handbook of Behavioral Medicine
Socioeconomic position and children's physical activity and sedentary behaviours: Longitudinal findings from the CLAN study; Journal of Physical Activity & Health
Socioeconomic position and physical activity among women in Melbourne, Australia: Does the use of different socioeconomic indicators matter?; Social Science and Medicine
Socioeconomic Position and the Tracking of Physical Activity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness From Childhood to Adulthood; American Journal of Epidemiology
Television viewing and abdominal obesity in young adults: is the association mediated by food and beverage consumption during viewing time or reduced leisure time physical activity?; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
The association between physical activity and depressive symptoms in young women: A review; Mental Health and Physical Activity
The longitudinal influence of home and neighbourhood environments on children's physical activity and adiposity over five years: the CLAN study; International Journal of Obesity: and Related Metabolic Disorders
The provision of compulsory school physical activity: Associations with physical activity, fitness and overweight in childhood and twenty years later; The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Three-year change in diet quality and associated changes in BMI among schoolchildren living in socio-economically disadvantaged neighbourhoods; The British Journal of Nutrition: An International Journal of Nutritional Science
Trends in children's physical activity and weight status in high and low socio-economic status areas of Melbourne, Victoria, 1985-2001; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Understanding the physical activity promotion behaviours of podiatrists: a qualitative study; Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
Urban-rural comparison of weight status among women and children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods; Medical Journal of Australia
What are grade five and six children buying from school canteens and what do parents and teachers think about it?; Nutrition & Dietetics
What might work? Exploring the perceived feasibility of strategies to promote physical activity among women living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods; Health Education Research
Which domains of childhood physical activity predict physical activity in adulthood? A 20-year prospective tracking study; BJSM Online
Women's work. Maintaining a healthy body weight; Appetite: The Journal for Research on Intake, and Dietary Practices, Their Control and Consequences
Young adult perceptions of Australia's physical activity recommendations for adults; Health Promotion Journal of Australia

Research Projects

Cardiometabolic risk trajectories from childhood to midlife: finding pathways to better health; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Critical windows: understanding changes in eating and physical activity over the transition from secondary school to young adulthood; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Exploring the public health potential of parkrun in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Maintaining or increasing relative physical activity levels is associated with maintaining a healthy weight from childhood into adulthood: the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) study; National Heart Foundation (NHF)
Promoting active, healthy lifestyles among women at key life-stages; National Heart Foundation (NHF)
Understanding and promoting physical activity amongst socioeconomically disadvantaged women; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Understanding obesity trajectories from childhood to adulthood; Menzies Institute for Medical Research (MIMR)
Understanding urban-rural influences on chronic disease risk factors and mental health in young adults: A five-year prospective study; The Select Foundation (SelF)
What factors influence the physical activity promotion and counselling behaviours of Tasmanian podiatrists; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Which Features of the Physical Activity Environment are Important for Physical Activity Among Rural Women? A Qualitative Investigation; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Young People and Physical Activity

Research Candidate Supervision

Maintaining participation in physical activity during the transition from adolescence to adulthood- A mixed methods study
Podiatric Physical Activity Promotion Study
Understanding Urban-Rural Differences in Chronic Disease Risk Factors Across the Life Course