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Researcher: Jayasinghe, SU (Dr Sisitha Jayasinghe)

Fields of Research

Infant and child health
Systems biology
Systems physiology
Health promotion
Social determinants of health
Public health
Nephrology and urology
Behavioural neuroscience
Medicinal and biomolecular chemistry
Health equity
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Allied health and rehabilitation science
Community child health
Nutrition and dietetics
Preventative health care
Obstetrics and gynaecology

Research Objectives

Neonatal and child health
Clinical health
Overweight and obesity
Other health
Women's and maternal health
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Evaluation of health outcomes
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Health inequalities
Determinants of health
Rural and remote area health
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander determinants of health
Health surveillance

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure': Proposal for a Social Prescribing Strategy for Obesity Prevention and Improvement in Health and Well-being; JMIR Research Protocols
A spatial analysis of access to physical activity infrastructure and healthy food in regional Tasmania; Frontiers in Public Health
Anthropometry-based prediction of body fat in infants from birth to 6 months: the Baby-bod study; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Birthweight trends and associated maternal factors among Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Tasmania; HiPP EMR-C
Cardiovascular disease prevention and management in the COVID-19 era and beyond: An international perspective; Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Cortisol, alpha amylase, blood pressure and heart rate responses to food intake in men aged 50–70 years: importance of adiposity; BMC Obesity
Cortisol, blood pressure, and heart rate responses to food intake were independent of physical fitness levels in women; Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquée, nutrition et métabolisme
Defining the importance of stress reduction in managing cardiovascular disease - the role of exercise; Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Determinants of infant adiposity across the first 6 months of life: Evidence from the Baby-bod study; Journal of Clinical Medicine
Domains of capacity building in whole-systems approaches to Prevent Obesity-A 'Systematized' Review; International Journal of Integrated Care
Exclusivity of breastfeeding and body composition: learnings from the Baby-bod study; International Breastfeeding Journal
Fitter Women Did Not Have Attenuated Hemodynamic Responses to Psychological Stress Compared with Age-Matched Women with Lower Levels of Fitness; PloS one
Gestational weight gain and postpartum weight retention in Tasmanian women: the baby-bod study; PLoS ONE
How strong is the evidence linking stress reactivity with future health and disease outcomes? - A systematic review of prospective evidence; 48th Annual ISPNE Conference
Hypothalamo-pituitary adrenal axis and sympatho-adrenal medullary system responses to psychological stress were not attenuated in women with elevated physical fitness levels; Endocrine
Maternal pre- and perinatal influences on secular birthweight trends in Tasmania: A retrospective analysis of all live singleton births 2005-2018; Nutrition Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting 2021
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
Physiological responses to psychological stress: importance of adiposity in men aged 50–70 years; Endocrine connections
Post-COVID-19 syndrome and type 2 diabetes: primacy of exercise in prevention and management; Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
Psychological stress reactivity and future health and disease outcomes: A systematic review of prospective evidence; Psychoneuroendocrinology
Reassessing the Role of Diacylglycerols in Insulin Resistance; Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism
Salivary alpha amylase over cortisol ratio in response to psychosocial stress in overweight/obese and lean men aged 50-70 years; International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology Conference
Salivary cortisol, salivary alpha amylase and heart rate responses to psychological stress: Importance of adiposity in men; ENDO 2013: The Endocrine Society 95th Annual Meeting
Sarcopenia, obesity, and diabetes - The metabolic conundrum trifecta; Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: clinical research & reviews
Serum leptin levels in patients with chronic kidney disease and hypertensive heart disease: An observational cross‐sectional study; Health Science Reports
Social justice equity in healthy living medicine - An international perspective; Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
Sodium intake was positively associated with cortisol excretion in a cross-sectional sample of Australian school children; 47th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology
Stress system dysfunction revealed by integrating reactivity of stress pathways to psychological stress in lean and overweight/obese men; Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
Stress system response divergence revealed by integrating reactivity of stress pathways to psychological stress in lean and overweight/obese men; ISPNE 2021
TGR5 contributes to ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA)-mediated improvements in glucose regulation in mice; 2017 Keystone Symposia Conference
The Allied Health Expansion Program: rethinking how to prepare a workforce to enable improved public health outcomes; Frontiers in Public Health
The current global state of movement and physical activity - the health and economic costs of the inactive phenotype; Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
The effect of overweight and obesity on blood pressure responses and recovery to acute psychological stress in men; Annual Scientific Meeting – Nutrition Society of Australia 2010
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy reduces blood pressure and hypothalamic endoplasmic reticulum stress in mice; Disease models & mechanisms
WHO child growth standards in context: The Baby-bod Project - observational study in Tasmania; BMJ Paediatrics Open
Why some do but too many don’t? Barriers and enablers to physical activity in regional Tasmania – an exploratory, mixed-methods study; BMC Public Health

Research Projects

Multidisciplinary approach to antenatal care to improve the health of pregnant women and their offspring: Healthy Outcomes for the Future (HOFF) program.; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)

Research Candidate Supervision