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Researcher: Oddy, WH (Professor Wendy Oddy)

Fields of Research

Clinical and Sports Nutrition
Nutrition and Dietetics
Public Nutrition Intervention
Dietetics and Nutrigenomics
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Nutritional Physiology
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Preventive Medicine
Mental Health
Epigenetics (incl. Genome Methylation and Epigenomics)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry
Public Health and Health Services
Central Nervous System
Autonomic Nervous System
Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)

Research Objectives

Preventive Medicine
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Behaviour and Health
Child Health
Mental Health
Digestive System Disorders
Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Women's Health
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Cardiovascular System and Diseases

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A possible strategy for developing a model to account for attrition bias in a longitudinal cohort to investigate associations between exclusive breastfeeding and overweight and obesity at 20 years; Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism
A prospective investigation of dietary patterns and internalizing and externalizing mental health problems in adolescents; Food Science & Nutrition
A Western dietary pattern is associated with poor academic performance in Australian adolescents; Nutrients
ADHD is associated with a 'Western' dietary pattern in adolescents; Journal of Attention Disorders
Adverse metabolic phenotype of adolescent girls with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease plus polycystic ovary syndrome compared with other girls and boys; Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
An age-and sex-specific dietary guidelines index is a valid measure of diet quality in an Australian cohort during youth and adulthood; Nutrition Research
An eating pattern characterised by skipped or delayed breakfast is associated with mood disorders among an Australian adult cohort; Psychological Medicine
Anti-infective proteins in breast milk and asthma-associated phenotypes during early childhood; Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Association of childhood obesity with female infertility in adulthood: a 25-year follow-up study; Fertility and Sterility
Associations between aggressive behaviour scores and cardiovascular risk factors in childhood; Pediatric Obesity
Associations between anxious-depressed symptoms and cardiovascular risk factors in a longitudinal childhood study; Preventive Medicine
Associations between major dietary patterns and testicular function in a population-based cohort of young men: results from the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study; Andrology
Associations between Maternal Antioxidant Intakes in Pregnancy and Infant Allergic Outcomes; Nutrients
Associations of childhood adiposity and changes in adiposity status from childhood to adulthood with pregnancy hypertension; Pregnancy Hypertension
Associations of maternal prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain with cardio-metabolic risk factors in adolescent offspring: a prospective cohort study; BJOG
Bowel patterns, gastrointestinal symptoms and emotional well-being in adolescents: a cohort study; Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Breastfeeding and early child development: a prospective cohort study; Acta Paediatrica
Breastfeeding and motor development: A longitudinal cohort study; Human Movement Science
Breastfeeding duration and academic achievement at 10 years; Pediatrics (English Edition)
Breastfeeding duration and residential isolation amid aboriginal children in Western Australia; Nutrients
Breastfeeding, childhood asthma, and allergic disease; Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism
Changes in dairy food and nutrient intakes in Australian adolescents; Nutrients
Childhood adiposity trajectories and risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescents; Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Cholesteryl ester transfer protein gene polymorphisms increase the risk of fatty liver in females independent of adiposity; Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Cross-sectional associations between dietary fat-related behaviors and continuous metabolic syndrome score among young Australian adults; Nutrients
Dairy product consumption, dietary nutrient and energy density and associations with obesity in Australian adolescents; Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Data linkage in an established longitudinal cohort: The Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study; Public Health Research & Practice
Delivery at 37 weeks' gestation is associated with a higher risk for child behavioural problems; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Determinants of a dietary pattern linked with greater metabolic risk and its tracking during adolescence; Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Diet in the early years of life influences cognitive outcomes at 10 years: a prospective cohort study; Acta Paediatrica
Dietary fiber and its associations with depression and inflammation; Nutrition Reviews
Dietary flavonoid and flavonoid subclass intake in Australian adolescents in the Raine study; Nutrition Society of Australia 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting
Dietary fructose in relation to blood pressure and serum uric acid in adolescent boys and girls; Journal of Human Hypertension
Dietary intake and food sources of fatty acids in Australian adolescents; Nutrition
Dietary intake in population-based adolescents: support for a relationship between eating disorder symptoms, low fatty acid intake and depressive symptoms; Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids and risk of depressive symptoms in adolescents; Depression and Anxiety
Dietary patterns are not associated with brain atrophy or cerebral small vessel disease in older adults with and without type 2 diabetes; Journal of Nutrition
Dietary patterns, body mass index and inflammation: Pathways to depression and mental health problems in adolescents; Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Differences in dietary fibre intake and associated familial factors in a longitudinal study at two time points across adolescence; Public Health Nutrition
Differential relationships between anthropometry measures and cardiovascular risk factors in boys and girls; International Journal of Pediatric Obesity
Duration of breast feeding and language ability in middle childhood; Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
Early detection of childhood obesity through extended routine growth monitoring of children below two years of age in Asia Pacific region; World Nutrition Journal
Early diet quality in a longitudinal study of Australian children: associations with nutrition and body mass index later in childhood and adolescence; Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Early infant feeding and adiposity risk: from infancy to adulthood; Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism
Early life factors, obesity risk, and the metabolome of young adults; Obesity
Early onset binge eating and purging eating disorders: course and outcome in a population-based study of adolescents; Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
Eating disorder symptom trajectories in adolescence: effects of time, participant sex, and early adolescent depressive symptoms; Journal of Eating Disorders
Effect modification of FADS2 polymorphisms on the association between breastfeeding and intelligence: results from a collaborative meta-analysis; International Journal of Epidemiology
Energy drink consumption among young Australian adults: associations with alcohol and illicit drug use; Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Energy drink consumption is associated with anxiety in Australian young adult males; Depression and Anxiety
Epigenetic age acceleration in adolescence associates with BMI, inflammation and risk score for middle age cardiovascular disease; Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Estimated intake and major food sources of favonoids among Australian adolescents; European Journal of Nutrition
Fatness and fitness with cardio-metabolic risk factors in adolescents; Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Food variety at 2 years of age is related to duration of breastfeeding; Nutrients
Fructose intake and food sources in West Australian adolescents; Nutrition and Dietetics
Gender and the active smoking and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein relation in late adolescence; Journal of Lipid Research
Gender difference in the relationship between passive smoking exposure and HDL-cholesterol levels in late adolescence; Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Gender-specific differences in adipose distribution and adipocytokines influence adolescent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease; Hepatology
Genome-wide interactions with dairy intake for body mass index in adults of European descent; Molecular Nutrition and Food Research
Genome-wide meta-analysis of macronutrient intake of 91,114 European ancestry participants from the cohorts for heart and aging research in genomic epidemiology consortium; Molecular Psychiatry
Good-quality diet in the early years may have a positive effect on academic achievement; Acta Paediatrica
Higher breakfast glycaemic load is associated with increased metabolic syndrome risk, including lower HDL-cholesterol concentrations and increased TAG concentrations, in adolescent girls; The British Journal of Nutrition
Hypertensive diseases of pregnancy predict parent-reported difficult temperament in infancy; Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Identification of a dietary pattern associated with greater cardiometabolic risk in adolescence; N M C D: (Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases)
Identification of a dietary pattern prospectively associated with bone mass in Australian young adults; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Infant feeding and growth trajectory patterns in childhood and body composition in young adulthood; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Infant nutrition and maternal obesity influence the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescents; Journal of Hepatology
Informing intervention strategies to reduce energy drink consumption in young people: Findings from qualitative research; Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Lifecourse Adiposity and Blood Pressure Between Birth and 17 Years Old; American Journal of Hypertension
Lifecourse childhood adiposity trajectories associated with adolescent insulin resistance; Diabetes Care
Lifestyle and demographic correlates of poor mental health in early adolescence; Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Lipidomics Reveals Associations of Phospholipids With Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Young Adults; Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Liquor landscapes: Does access to alcohol outlets influence alcohol consumption in young adults?; Health and Place
Longitudinal associations between dietary inflammatory index and musculoskeletal health in community-dwelling older adults; Clinical Nutrition
Low dietary intake of magnesium is associated with increased externalising behaviours in adolescents; Public Health Nutrition
Low intake of B-vitamins is associated with poor adolescent mental health and behaviour; Preventive Medicine
Low serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations associate with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescents independent of adiposity; Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Low vitamin D levels are associated with symptoms of depression in young adult males; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Lower fructose intake may help protect against development of nonalcoholic fatty liver in adolescents with obesity; Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Maternal smoking during pregnancy induces persistent epigenetic changes into adolescence, independent of postnatal smoke exposure and is associated with cardiometabolic risk; Frontiers in Genetics
Maternal work hours in early to middle childhood link to later adolescent diet quality; Public Health Nutrition
Micronutrient intakes from food and supplements in Australian adolescents; Nutrients
Modelling the effects of beverage substitution during adolescence on later obesity outcomes in early adulthood: results from the Raine study; Nutrients
Myopia is associated with lower vitamin D status in young adults; Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science (Iovs)
Non-linear relationship between maternal work hours and child body weight: evidence from the Western Australian Pregnancy Cohort (Raine) Study; Social Science & Medicine
Nutritional supplements during breastfeeding; Current Pediatric Reviews
Omega-3 Index correlates with healthier food consumption in adolescents and with reduced cardiovascular disease risk factors in adolescent boys; Lipids
Oral contraceptive use in girls and alcohol consumption in boys are associated with increased blood pressure in late adolescence; European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Parental pre-pregnancy BMI is a dominant early-life risk factor influencing BMI of offspring in adulthood; Obesity Science & Practice
Polyunsaturated fatty acid intake and blood pressure in adolescents; Journal of Human Hypertension
Pre-pregnancy maternal overweight and obesity increase the risk for affective disorders in offspring; Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Prenatal stress and risk of behavioral morbidity from age 2 to 14 years: the influence of the number, type, and timing of stressful life events; Development and Psychopathology
Prospective associations between dietary patterns and cognitive performance during adolescence; Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Prospective associations between sugar-sweetened beverage intakes and cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescents; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Protective benefit of predominant breastfeeding against otitis media may be limited to early childhood: results from a prospective birth cohort study; Clinical Otolaryngology
Public-private collaboration in clinical research during pregnancy, lactation, and childhood: joint position statement of the Early Nutrition Academy and the European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition; Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Reduced educational outcomes persist into adolescence following mild iodine deficiency in utero, despite adequacy in childhood: 15-year follow-up of the gestational iodine cohort investigating auditory processing speed and working memory; Nutrients
Regular Fat and Reduced Fat Dairy Products Show Similar Associations with Markers of Adolescent Cardiometabolic Health; Nutrients
Relationship between vitamin D status from childhood to early adulthood with body composition in young Australian adults; Journal of the Endocrine Society
Relative validity of adolescent dietary patterns: comparison of a food frequency questionnaire and 3-day food record; The British Journal of Nutrition
Risk factors for binge eating and purging eating disorders: differences based on age of onset; International Journal of Eating Disorders
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescents and young adults; British Journal of Nutrition
Sex differences in the association of phospholipids with components of the metabolic syndrome in young adults; Biology of Sex Differences
Sex dimorphism in the relation between early adiposity and cardiometabolic risk in adolescents; Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Sugar-sweetened beverage intake associations with fasting glucose and insulin concentrations are not modified by selected genetic variants in a ChREBP-FGF21 pathway: a meta-analysis; Diabetologia
The effectiveness of health promotion materials and activities on breastfeeding outcomes; Acta Paediatrica
The relationship between abdominal pain and emotional wellbeing in children and adolescents in the Raine Study; Scientific Reports
The relationship between maternal folate status in pregnancy, cord blood folate levels, and allergic outcomes in early childhood; Allergy
The Relationship between Nutrition in Infancy and Cognitive Performance during Adolescence; Frontiers in Nutrition
The reliability of an adolescent dietary pattern identified using reduced-rank regression: comparison of a FFQ and 3 d food record; The British Journal of Nutrition
The Western dietary pattern is prospectively associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescence; American Journal of Gastroenterology
Tracking of vitamin D status from childhood to early adulthood and its association with peak bone mass; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Transforming growth factor beta in human milk and allergic outcomes in children: a systematic review; Clinical and Experimental Allergy
Unhealthy dietary patterns established in infancy track to mid-childhood: The EU Childhood Obesity Project; Journal of Nutrition
Use of the Dietary Guideline Index to assess cardiometabolic risk in adolescents; The British Journal of Nutrition
Vitamin D status and predictors of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in Western Australian adolescents; The British Journal of Nutrition
Women remain at risk of iodine deficiency during pregnancy: the importance of iodine supplementation before conception and throughout gestation; Nutrients

Research Projects

Cardiometabolic risk trajectories from childhood to midlife: finding pathways to better health; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Collaboration to build laboratory capacity within Tasmania for measurement of iodine in biological samples; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Long-term influence of early nutrition on metabolic health: Grant transfer from Telethon Kids Institute; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Research Candidate Supervision