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Researcher: Kilpatrick, ML (Dr Michelle Kilpatrick)

Fields of Research

Health promotion
Nutritional science
Organisational behaviour
Mental health services
Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
Rural and remote health services
Public health nutrition
Occupational and workplace health and safety
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Testing, assessment and psychometrics
Community child health
Health economics
Social determinants of health
Preventative health care
Behavioural epidemiology
Health psychology
Implementation science and evaluation
Public health
Nutritional epidemiology

Research Objectives

Behaviour and health
Occupational health
Mental health
Health education and promotion
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
Rural and remote area health
Determinants of health
Work and labour market
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Clinical health
Evaluation of health and support services
Evaluation of health outcomes
Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs)
Women's and maternal health
Preventive medicine

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A spatial analysis of access to physical activity infrastructure and healthy food in regional Tasmania; Frontiers in Public Health
A systematic review and meta-analysis of workplace mindfulness training randomized controlled trials; Journal of Occupational Health Psychology
Assessment and management of obesity and self-maintenance (AMOS): an evaluation of a rural, regional multidisciplinary program; International Research Journal of Public Health
Barriers and facilitators to participation in workplace health promotion (WHP) activities: results from a cross-sectional survey of public-sector employees in Tasmania, Australia; Health Promotion Journal of Australia
Business in Mind: Resource Kit and DVD [60 minute]; Epix Productions
Cross-sectional associations between sitting at work and psychological distress: reducing sitting time may benefit mental health; Mental Health and Physical Activity
Dietary fiber and its associations with depression and inflammation; Nutrition Reviews
Dietary fibre intake and its association with inflammatory markers in adolescents; British Journal of Nutrition
Dietary fibre intake and its associations with depressive symptoms in a prospective adolescent cohort; British Journal of Nutrition
Differences in dietary fibre intake and associated familial factors in a longitudinal study at two time points across adolescence; Public Health Nutrition
Effects of a mindfulness app on employee stress in an Australian public sector workforce: randomized controlled trial; JMIR mHealth and uHealth
Factors associated with availability of, and employee participation in, comprehensive workplace health promotion in a large and diverse Australian public sector setting: a cross-sectional survey; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Investigating Employee-Reported Benefits of Participation in a Comprehensive Australian Workplace Health Promotion Program; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Is mindfulness a noticeable quality? Development and validation of the observed mindfulness measure; Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
Maternal obesity prevention: the health in preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum early- and mid-career researcher collective; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Physical activity and food environments in and around schools: a case study in regional North-West Tasmania; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Protecting the mental health of small-to-medium enterprise owners: a randomized control trial evaluating a self-administered versus telephone supported intervention; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Reasons for engagement: SME owner-manager motivations for engaging in a workplace mental health and wellbeing intervention; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Reasons for Engagement: SME owner-manager motivations for engaging in a workplace mental health and wellbeing intervention; 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Recruitment and retention challenges of a mental health promotion intervention targeting small and medium enterprises; Derailed Organizational Stress and Wellbeing Interventions: Confessions of failure and solutions for success
Retrospectively estimating energy intake and misreporting from a qualitative food frequency questionnaire: An example using Australian cohort and national survey data; Frontiers in Nutrition
The associations of multimorbidity with health-related productivity loss in a large and diverse public sector setting: A cross-sectional survey; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Who discusses reaching a healthy weight with a general practitioner? Findings from the 2014-2015 Australian National Health Survey; Obesity Research and Clinical Practice
Workplace health promotion: what public-sector employees want, need, and are ready to change; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Research Projects

Health in Preconception, Pregnancy and Post-Birth (HIPPP): An antenatal lifestyle promotion program for the Royal Hobart Hospital; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Supporting behaviour change: Building local capacity to train maternal health professionals in the 'art' of Healthy Conversation Skills (HCS); Health in Preconception & Pregnancy Centre of Research Excellence (HiPP CRE)

Research Candidate Supervision