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Researcher: Blizzard, CL (Associate Professor Leigh Blizzard)

Research Fields

Epidemiology
Rheumatology and Arthritis
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Central Nervous System
Public Health and Health Services
Respiratory Diseases
Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Applied Statistics
Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Preventive Medicine
Primary Health Care
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety
Health Promotion
Oncology and Carcinogenesis
Nephrology and Urology
Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Biostatistics
Human Movement and Sports Science
Cancer Genetics
Dentistry
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Endocrinology
Clinical Sciences
Health and Community Services
Physiotherapy
Aged Care Nursing
Exercise Physiology
Statistics
Health Economics
Dermatology
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Aged Health Care
Medical Genetics (excl. Cancer Genetics)
Anaesthesiology
Surgery
Foetal Development and Medicine
Psychology
Mental Health
Autonomic Nervous System
Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Medical and Health Sciences
Veterinary Epidemiology
Health Policy
Medical Bacteriology
Dental Materials and Equipment
Community Child Health
Paediatrics
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Neurosciences
Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Forensic Biology
Medical Parasitology
Medical Biotechnology Diagnostics (incl. Biosensors)
Biological (Physical) Anthropology
Health Care Administration
Law and Legal Studies
Cell and Nuclear Division
Medical Devices
Genetics
Microbial Ecology
Infectious Diseases
Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology
Receptors and Membrane Biology
Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution
Veterinary Pathology

Research Impact

Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
Health
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Cancer and Related Disorders
Nervous System and Disorders
Health Related to Ageing
Preventive Medicine
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Occupational Health
Nutrition
Diabetes
Child Health
Injury Control
Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response)
Behaviour and Health
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Blood Disorders
Rural Health
Environmental Health
Expanding Knowledge in the Mathematical Sciences
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Urogenital System and Disorders
Health Policy Evaluation
Mental Health
Substance Abuse
Infectious Diseases
Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Nursing
Inherited Diseases (incl. Gene Therapy)
Diagnostic Methods
Health Policy Economic Outcomes
Health and Support Services
Health Education and Promotion
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Endocrine Organs and Diseases (excl. Diabetes)
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Men's Health
Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Health Protection and/or Disaster Response
Digestive System Disorders
Special Needs Education
Immune System and Allergy
Carer Health
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Law, Politics and Community Services
Justice and the Law
Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Women's Health
Skin and Related Disorders
Dental Health

Career Best Publications

Case-control study of lung cancer during 1994-1997 in the birth cohort in Tasmania, Australia, with an excess of female cases during 1983-1992; Cancer Causes and Control
Declining lung cancer mortality of young Australian women despite increased smoking is linked to reduced cigarette 'tar' yields; British Journal of Cancer
Goodness-of-fit statistics for log-link regression models; Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation
Log-Link Regression Models for Ordinal Responses; Open Journal of Statistics
Lung cancer incidence in Australia: impact of filter-tip cigarettes with unchanged tar yields; International Journal of Cancer
Parameter Estimation and Goodness-of-Fit in Log Binomial Regression; Biometrical Journal
Parental Smoking and Infant Respiratory Infection: How Important Is Not Smoking in the Same Room With the Baby?; American Journal of Public Health
The Log Multinomial Regression Model for Nominal Outcomes with More than Two Attributes; Biometrical Journal: journal of mathematical methods in biosciences

Research Publications

MC1R gene variants and non-melanoma skin cancer: a pooled-analysis from the M-SKIP project; British Journal of Cancer
MC1R variants increased the risk of sporadic cutaneous melanoma in darker-pigmented Caucasians: a pooled-analysis from the M-SKIP project; International Journal of Cancer
A cross-sectional study of geographic differences in health risk factors among young Australian adults: The role of socioeconomic position; Bmc Public Health
A decision tree model for the implementation of a safety strategy in the horse-racing industry; Injury Prevention
A discussion of some statistical methods for separating within-pair associations from associations among all twins in research on fetal origins of disease; Paediatric and Perinantal Epidemiology
A family history of knee joint replacement increases the progression of knee radiographic osteoarthritis and medial tibial cartilage volume loss over 10 years; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
A longitudinal study of the effect of sex and age on rate of change in knee cartilage volume in adults; Rheumatology
A mixed methods study to compare models of spirometry delivery in primary care for patients of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease; Thorax
A New Measurement of Skin Colour; Clinical Oncological Society of Australia 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting
A population-based study of sensorimotor factors affecting gait in older people; Age and Ageing
A population-based study of the association between hip bone marrow lesions, high cartilage signal, and hip and knee pain; Clinical Rheumatology
A prospective study of the associations between 25-hydroxy-vitamin D, sarcopenia progression and physical activity in older adults; Clinical Endocrinology
A Tasmanian framework for benchmarking the achievement of health policy goals for chronic disease ('Connecting Care')
Abdominal obesity and brain atrophy in type 2 diabetes mellitus; 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
Adherence to the immunomodulatory drugs for multiple sclerosis: contrasting factors affect stopping drug and missing doses; Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
Adiposity Gain During Childhood, ACE I/D Polymorphisms and Metabolic Outcomes; Obesity
Adolescent-Parent Communication in Self-Harm; Journal of Adolescent Health
Adverse lipid profile is not associated with relapse risk in MS: Results from an observational cohort study; Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Age-dependent changes in blood pressure over consecutive office measurements: impact on hypertension diagnosis and implications for international guidelines; Journal of Hypertension
Ageing and gait variability-a population-based study of older people; Age and Ageing
Alcohol consumption in Vietnam, and the use of ‘standard drinks’ to measure alcohol intake; Alcohol and Alcoholism
Ambulatory Activity, Body Composition, and Lower-Limb Muscle Strength in Older Adults; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Ambulatory activity, nutrient intake and statin use as determinants of sarcopenia in community-dwelling older adults; International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress
An adverse lipid profile is associated with disability and progression in disability, in people with MS; Multiple Sclerosis Journal
An investigation of the excess of lung cancer in young Tasmanian women aged 25-44 years during the period 1983-92
An oversupply of dentists: what it means for the rural dental workforce; News bulletin of the Australian Dental Association Incorporated
Anti-HHV-6 IgG titer significantly predicts subsequent relapse risk in multiple sclerosis; Multiple sclerosis journal
Anxiety, depression and fatigue at 5-year review following CNS demyelination; Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Are physiological attributes of jockeys predictors of falls? A pilot study; BMJ Open
Assessment of habitual sun exposure in adolescents via questionnaire - a comparison with objective measurement using polysulphone badges; Melanoma Research
Association between birth weight and adolescent systolic blood pressure in a caucasian birth cohort differs according to skin type, CRH promoter or 11β-HSD2 genotype; Archives of Disease in Childhood
Association between blood pressure and dietary factors in the Dietary and Nutritional Survey of British Adults; Archives of Internal Medicine
Association between childhood overweight measures and adulthood knee pain, stiffness and dysfunction: a 25-year cohort study; ARD Online
Association between dietary fat and skin cancer in an Australian population using case-control and cohort study designs; BMC Cancer
Association between hip and knee cartilage measured using radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging: the Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort Study; Rheumatology
Association between MRI-detected knee joint regional effusion-synovitis and structural changes in older adults: a cohort study; Annals of The Rheumatic Diseases: The Eular Journal
Association of body composition, hormonal and inflammatory factors are associated with tibial cartilage volume in young adults and contribute to the sex difference in cartilage volume; Arthritis Care & Research
Association of physical activity and physical performance with tibial cartilage volume and bone area in young adults; Arthritis Research & Therapy
Associations Between Dietary Nutrient Intake and Muscle Mass and Strength in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: The Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort Study; American Geriatrics Society. Journal
Associations between fat mass and multi-site pain: A 5-year longitudinal study; Arthritis Care & Research
Associations between serum levels of inflammatory markers and change in knee pain over 5 years in older adults: a prospective cohort study; Annals of The Rheumatic Diseases
Associations of blood pressure variability and retinal arteriolar diameter in participants with type 2 diabetes; Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research
Asthma onset prior to multiple sclerosis and the contribution of sibling exposure in early life; Clinical and Experimental Immunology
Australasian Epidemiologist
Australasian Epidemiologist
Australasian Epidemiologist
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
Bicycle injuries: road trauma is not the only concern; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Birth order, infection in early life, and multiple sclerosis; The Lancet Neurology
Blood pressure and body mass index: a comparison of the associations in the Caucasian and Asian populations; Hypertension Research
Blood Pressure Variability and Prediction of Target Organ Damage in Patients With Uncomplicated Hypertension; American Journal of Hypertension
Body fat predicts an increase and limb muscle strength predicts a decrease in leptin in older adults over 2.6 years; Clinical Endocrinology
Brain atrophy in type 2 diabetes: Regional distribution and influence on cognition; Diabetes Care
Brain cancer incidence, mortality and case survival: observations from 2 Australian cancer registries; International Journal of Cancer
Brain cancer incidence, mortality and case survival: observations from two Australian cancer registries; Second National Workshop on Experimental Radiation Oncology
Brain structural change and gait decline: a longitudinal population-based study; Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Cancer in Tasmania - Incidence and Mortality 1996
Cancer in Tasmania - Incidence and Mortality 1997
Cancer in Tasmania Part 1: Incidence and Mortality 1980-1999
Cancer in Tasmania Part 2: Incidence by Geographic Area
Cancer in Tasmania: incidence and mortality 1989
Cancer in Tasmania: incidence and mortality 1991
Cancer in Tasmania: incidence and mortality 1992
Cancer in Tasmania: incidence and mortality 1994
Cancer in Tasmania: incidence and mortality 1995
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 1998
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 1999
Cancer in Tasmania: Incidence and Mortality 2000
Cancer in Tasmania: incidence and mortality 2001
Cancer in Tasmania: incidence and mortality 2002
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: a comparative study of the populations of two regions of Tasmania
Case-control study of lung cancer during 1994-1997 in the birth cohort in Tasmania, Australia, with an excess of female cases during 1983-1992; Cancer Causes and Control
Case-fatality and functional status three months after first-ever stroke in Vietnam; Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Cerebral White Matter Lesions, Gait, and the Risk of Incident Falls A Prospective Population-Based Study; Stroke
Changes in cystic fibrosis mortality in Australia, 1979-2005; Medical Journal of Australia
Changes in self-reported skin type associated with experience of sunburning in 14-15 year old children of Northern European descent; Melanoma Research
Childhood and adolescent predictors of leisure time physical activity during the transition from adolescence to adulthood: a population based cohort study; International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Childhood physical performance measures predict adulthood knee cartilage volume and bone area: A 25-year cohort study; Arthritis Care & Research
Chronic kidney disease in Tasmania; Nephrology
Circulating C reactive protein in osteoarthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis; ARD Online
Cognitive function modifies the effect of physiological function on the risk of multiple falls - a population-based study; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Cognitive function, gait, and gait variability in older people: a population-based study; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Comparative validity at a food frequency questionnaire for adults with IDDM; Diabetes Care
Correlates of Hip Cartilage Defects: A Cross-sectional Study in Older Adults; Journal of Rheumatology
Correlates of knee bone marrow lesions in younger adults; Arthritis Research & Therapy
Correlates of knee pain in older adults: Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort Study; Arthritis and Rheumatism
Correlation between changes in global knee structures assessed on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and radiographic osteoarthritis changes over 10 years in a mid-life cohort; Arthritis Care & Research
Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between circulating leptin and knee cartilage thickness in older adults; Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: The Euler Journal
Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between knee joint effusion synovitis and knee pain in older adults; Journal of Rheumatology
Cross-sectional associations between leg strength, body composition and pedometer-determined ambulatory activity in older adults; Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science 2008 National Conference. Science and Nutrition in Exercise and Sport. From Research to Practice
Cross-sectional associations between sitting at work and psychological distress: reducing sitting time may benefit mental health; Mental Health and Physical Activity
Cutaneous Melanin Density of Caucasians Measured by Spectrophotometry and Risk of Malignant Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, and Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin; American Journal of Epidemiology
Daily eating frequency and cardiometabolic risk factors in young Australian adults: cross-sectional analyses; British Journal of Nutrition
Decision aids for respite service choices by carers of people with dementia: development and pilot RCT; BMC Medical Information and Decision Making
Declining lung cancer mortality of young Australian women despite increased smoking is linked to reduced cigarette 'tar' yields; British Journal of Cancer
Declining Prevalence of Tobacco Smoking in Vietnam; 20th IEA World Congress of Epidemiology
Declining Prevalence of Tobacco Smoking in Vietnam; Nicotine & Tobacco Research
Defining obesity in children by biological endpoint rather than population distribution; International Journal of Obesity
Dental practitioners: Rural work movements
Depression and Insulin Resistance: Cross-sectional associations in young adults; Diabetes Care
Differences in HDL Cholesterol Concentrations in Japanese, American, and Australian Children; Circulation
Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs and non-melanoma skin cancer in inflammatory arthritis patients: a retrospective cohort study; Rheumatology
Does cartilage volume measurement or radiographic osteoarthritis at baseline independently predict ten-year cartilage volume loss?; BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Does the Addition of Information on Genotype Improve Prediction of the Risk of Melanoma and Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer beyond That Obtained from Skin Phenotype?; American Journal of Epidemiology
Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry body composition and aging in a population-based older cohort; International Journal of Obesity
EBV & HHV6 reactivation is infrequent and not associated with MS clinical course; Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Effect of high flow oxygen on mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients in prehospital setting: randomised controlled trial; B M J
Effect of vitamin D supplementation on aortic stiffness and arterial hemodynamics in people with osteoarthritis and vitamin D deficiency; Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Effect of vitamin D supplementation on tibial cartilage volume and knee pain among patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: a randomized clinical trial; Journal of The American Medical Association
Effects of Feedback on Spirometry in Primary Care on Motivation for Smoking Cessation ; Journal of Smoking Cessation
Estimating effects for non linearly scaled covariates in regression models: Part I: Linear link function models; Australasian Epidemiologist
Estimating effects for non-linearly scaled covariates in regression models with a linear link function: demonstration with Stata and SAS; Australasian Epidemiologist
Estimating effects for non-linearly scaled covariates in regression models with a non-linear link function: demonstration with Stata and SAS; Australasian Epidemiologist
Estimating effects for non-linearly scaled covariates in regression models: Part II: Non-linear link function models; Australasian Epidemiologist
Evidence of the effect of rural background on rural practice in Australian dental practitioners: does gender play a role?; Australian Dental Journal
Exercise-induced hypertension, cardiovascular events, and mortality in patients undergoing exercise stress testing: a systematic review and meta-analysis; American Journal of Hypertension
Expanded Paper Towel Test: An Objective Test of Urine Loss for Stress Incontinence; Neurouology and Urodynamics
Exposure to hydro-electric transmission power lines in patients with myeloproliferative and lymphoproliferative disorders: a retrospective case-controlled study.; VIII Congress Asian Pacific Division International Society of Haematology, October
Exposure to infant siblings during early life and risk of multiple sclerosis; Journal of the American Medical Association
Exposure to infant siblings during early life and risk of multiple sclerosis: reply to Ruprecht and Peron; Journal of the American Medical Association
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
Food frequency questionaire in adolescents with insulin dependent diabetes; Australian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics
Food frequency questionnaire in adolescents with insulin dependent diabetes; Austrailan Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics
Frequency of comorbidities and their association with clinical disability and relapse in Multiple Sclerosis; Neuroepidemiology
Frequency of headaches associated with the cervical spine and relationships with anthropometric, muscle performance, and recreational factors; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Front-to-back and dabbing wiping behaviour post-toilet associated with anal neoplasia and HR-HPV carriage in women with previous HPV-mediated gynaecological neoplasia; Cancer Epidemiology
Fruit and vegetable consumption in Vietnam, and the use of a ‘standard serving’ size to measure intake; The British Journal of Nutrition
Further examples of estimating effects from regression models; Australasian Epidemiologist
Gait initiation in older people - Time to first lateral movement may be the measure of choice; Gait and Posture
Gait initiation time is associated with the risk of multiple falls - A population-based study; Gait & Posture
Gait, gait variability and the risk of multiple incident falls in older people: a population-based study; Age and Ageing
Genetic mechanisms of knee osteoarthritis: a population-based longitudinal study; Arthritis Research & Therapy
Genetic variation in PBMC-produced IFN-γ and TNF-α associations with relapse in multiple sclerosis; Journal of The Neurological Sciences
Goodness-of-fit statistics for log-link regression models; Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation
Health inequalities: is the foundation for these laid before the time of birth?; The Social Origins of Health and Well-Being
Health-related quality of life after stroke: reliability and validity of the Duke Health Profile for use in Vietnam; Quality of Life Research
Healthy lifestyles and cardiovascular risk profiles in young Australian adults: the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study; European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation
High lung cancer rates in young women thatn young men: Tasmania 1983 to 1992; Cancer Causes and Control
Higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D Is Associated with Lower Relapse Risk in Multiple Sclerosis; Annals of Neurology
Higher latitude is significantly associated with an earlier age of disease onset in multiple sclerosis; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Hip shape as a predictor of osteoarthritis progression in a prospective population cohort; Arthritis Care & Research
History of Iodine Deficiency in Schoolchildren in Tasmania, Australia; Comprehensive Handbook of Iodine: Nutritional, Biochemical, Pathological and Therapeutic Aspects
History of knee injury and MRI-assessed knee structures in middle- and older-aged adults: a cross-sectional study; Clinical Rheumatology
Immunisation of babies The mothers' perspective; Australian Family Physician
Inferring cause in observational studies; Australasian Epidemiologist
Interferon-β and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D interact to modulate relapse risk in MS; Neurology
Investigating Employee-Reported Benefits of Participation in a Comprehensive Australian Workplace Health Promotion Program; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Involvement of Young Australian Adults in Meal Preparation: Cross-Sectional Associations with Abdominal Obesity and Body Mass Index; American Dietetic Association. Journal
Involvement of Young Australian Adults in Meal Preparation: Cross-Sectional Associations with Sociodemographic Factors and Diet Quality; Journal of the American Dietetic Association
Is your association real or just reverse causality? Some examples from analyses of multiple sclerosis clinical course and tools to assess it; Australasian Epidemiologist
Latitude is significantly associated with the prevalence of multiple sclerosis: a meta-analysis; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Log-Link Regression Models for Ordinal Responses; Open Journal of Statistics
Longitudinal associations between adiposity and change in knee pain: Tasmanian older adult cohort study; Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Longitudinal Associations of Adiposity With Adult Lung Function in the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) Study ; Obesity
Longitudinal relationships between cognitive decline and gait slowing: the Tasmanian Study of Cognition and Gait; Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Lung cancer
Lung Cancer
Lung cancer
Lung cancer incidence in Australia: impact of filter-tip cigarettes with unchanged tar yields; International Journal of Cancer
Lung cancer study reveals climate link
Measurement reliability; Australasian Epidemiologist
Measuring environmental factors can enhance the search for disease causing genes?; Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health
Measuring ultrasound images of abdominal and lumbar multifidus muscles in older adults: A reliability study; Manual Therapy
Melanin density and melanin type predict melanocytic naevi in 19-20 year olds of northern European ancestry; Melanoma Research
Melanocortin-1 receptor, skin cancer and phenotypic characteristics (M-SKIP) project: study design and methods for pooling results of genetic epidemiological studies; BMC Medical Research Methodology
Mild cognitive impairment predicts death and readmission within 30 days of discharge for heart failure; International Journal of Cardiology
Misclassification due to body hair and seasonal variation on melanin density estimates for skin type using spectrophotometry; Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology, B: Biology
Mode of Delivery and Childhood Blood Pressure; Pediatric Research
Modulating effects of WT1 on interferon-β-vitamin D association in MS; Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
Monthly ambient sunlight, infections and relapse rates in multiple sclerosis; Neuroepidemiology
Monthly ambient sunlight, vitamin D, infections and relapse rates in multiple sclerosis; 13th Annnual Meeting of the Amer-Comm-for-Treatment-and-Res-in-Multiple-Sclerosis
National survey of risk factors for non-communicable disease in Vietnam: prevalence estimates and an assessment of their validity; BMC Public Health
Natural history and clinical significance of meniscal tears over 8 years in a midlife cohort; BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Not a simple fat-soluble vitamin: changes in serum 25-(OH)D levels are predicted by adiposity and adipocytokines in older adults; Journal of Internal Medicine
Outliers and outsiders in skewed-up distribution; Australasian Epidemiology
Parameter Estimation and Goodness-of-Fit in Log Binomial Regression; Biometrical Journal
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
Parental history of diabetes in an insulin-treated diabetes registry; Diabetic Medicine
Parental Smoking and Infant Respiratory Infection: How Important Is Not Smoking in the Same Room With the Baby?; American Journal of Public Health
Parental smoking and smoking experimentation in childhood increase the risk of being a smoker 20 years later. The childhood determinants of adult health study; Addiction
Past exposure to sun, skin phenotype, and risk of multiple sclerosis: case-control study; British Medical Journal
Past sun exposure, skin phenotype and risk of multiple sclerosis: a case-control study; Epidemiology
Past sun exposure, skin phenotype and risk of multiple sclerosis: a case-control study; 15th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology 2003
Patients with at least thirty percent of home systolic blood pressures elevated are likely to have uncontrolled blood pressure: a pragmatic method for doctors to assess blood pressure control from patient blood pressure diaries; Hypertension: Abstracts From the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the HBPRCA and the 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the AAS
Persistant iodine deficiency in a cohort of Tasmanian school children: associations with socio-economic status, geographical location and dietary factors; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Physical activity and its association with cardiovascular risk factors in Vietnam; Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Physical Activity and Performance in Children; Nutrition Reviews
Physical activity in Vietnam: estimates and measurement issues; PLoS One
Population-based study of cystic fibrosis disease severity and haemochromatosis gene mutations; Respirology
Practical Considerations When Using Pedometers to Assess Physical Activity in Population Studies: Lessons From the Burnie Take Heart Study; Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
Pragmatic method to assess treated blood pressure from home blood pressure diaries - OPTIMAL study; 3rd Annual NHMRC Research Translation Faculty Symposium
Pragmatic method to assess treated blood pressure from home blood pressure diaries - OPTIMAL study; 2014 PHC Research Conference
Pragmatic method using blood pressure diaries to assess blood pressure control; Annals of Family Medicine
Predictive Score for 30-Day Readmission or Death in Heart Failure; JAMA Cardiology
Predictors of race-day jockey falls in flat racing in Australia; Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Predictors of race-day jockey falls in jumps racing in Australia; Accident Analysis and Prevention
Prevalence of Acanthamoeba spp. in Tasmanian intensive care clinical specimens; Journal of Hospital Infection
Prevalence of risk factors for non-communicable diseases in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: results from a STEPS survey; Bmc Public Health
Progression of White Matter Hyperintensities of Presumed Vascular Origin Increases the Risk of Falls in Older People; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences
Prospective associations between ambulatory activity, body composition and muscle function in older adults; Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports
Prospective study of self-reported pain, radiographic osteoarthritis, sarcopenia progression, and falls risk in community-dwelling older adults; Arthritis Care & Research
Prostate Cancer Sun Exposure and Genes Modifying Risk; 11th International Congress of Human Genetics
Prostate Cancer: Sun Exposure and Genes Modifying Risk; American Society of Human Genetics Conference
Psychosocial factors in adults with chronic kidney disease: characteristics of pilot participants in the Tasmanian Chronic Kidney Disease study; BMCNephrology
Psychosocial factors in chronic kidney disease: 2 year follow-up of pilot participants; ANZSN 50th Annual Scientific Meeting
Public Health Association - Smoke Free Tasmania card launch
Quantitative knee effusion-synovitis assessment in older adults: Associations with knee structural abnormalities; Arthritis & Rheumatology
Regional variation in multiple sclerosis prevalence in Australia and its association with ambient ultraviolet radiation; Neuroepidemiology
Regulate cigarette engineering: a blueprint for the elimination of tobacco in Australia; Oceania Tobacco Control Conference
Relation of Academic Performance to Physical Activity and Fitness in Children; Pediatric Exercise Science
Relative contributions of adiposity in childhood and adulthood to vascular health of young adults; Atherosclerosis
Reliability and Validity of the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire in Vietnam; Journal of Physical Activity & Health
Reply Letter to the Editor: Knee joint replacement and individual susceptibility for progression of knee osteoarthritis and tibial cartilage volume loss: not only genes run in the family; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage: Journal of The Osteoarthritis Research Society International
Response to fujisawa: Elevated blood pressure in different populations: The role of dietary salt consumption; Hypertension Research
Resting heart rate and the association of physical fitness with carotid artery stiffness; American Journal of Hypertension
Resting Heart Rate and the Association of Physical Fitness With Carotid Artery Stiffness; American Journal of Hypertension
Risk of falls in older people during fast-walking - The TASCOG study; Gait and Posture
Roles of nonclinical and clinical data in prediction of 30-day rehospitalization or death among heart failure patients; Journal of Cardiac Failure
Say no to smoke with a card
Sensorimotor Factors Affecting Gait Variability in Older People - A Population-Based Study; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Sex Differences in Long-Term Mortality After Stroke in the INSTRUCT (INternational STRoke oUtComes sTudy): A Meta-Analysis of Individual Participant Data; Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
Sex differences in long-term outcomes after stroke: functional outcomes, handicap, and quality of life; Stroke
Sex Modifies the Relationship between Age and Gait: A Population-Based Study of Older Adults; Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences
Sexual health literacy of the student population of the University of Tasmania: results of the RUSSL Study; Sexual Health (Print): an interdisciplinary journal of sexual health including HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections
Sexuality-related attitudes significantly modulate demographic variation in sexual health literacy in Tasmanian university students; Sexual Health
Skipping breakfast: longitudinal associations with cardiometabolic risk factors in the Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Smoking interacts with family history with regard to change in knee cartilage volume and cartilage defect development; Arthritis & Rheumatism
Smoking is associated with progressive disease course and increased progression in clinical disability in a prospective cohort of people with multiple sclerosis ; Journal of Neurology: Official Journal of The European Neurological Society
Smoking status and health-related quality of life: a longitudinal study in young adults; Quality of Life Research
Statin therapy, muscle function and falls risk in community-dwelling older adults; Q J M: Monthly Journal of The Association of Physicians
Stimulated PBMC-produced IFN-γ and TNF-α are associated with altered relapse risk in multiple sclerosis: Results from a prospective cohort study; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Subject-matter considerations is assessing the fit of a linear regression model; Australasian Epidemiologist
Suicide and self-harm in Tasmanian children and adolscents; Medical Journal of Australia
Summary goodness-of-fit statistics for binary generalized linear models with noncanonical link functions; Biometrical Journal
Sunburn associated with increased number of nevi in darker as well as lighter skinned adolescents of Northern European descent; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention
Symptoms and medical conditions in Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War: relation to immunisations and other Gulf War exposures; Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Syndrome X in 8-y-old Australian children: stronger associations with current body fatness than with infant size or growth; International Journal of Obesity
Synergetic and antagonistic effects of combined calcitriol and interferon-β treatment on cytokine production by stimulated PBMCs; Journal of Neuroimmunology
Systematic review of the literature on abdominal and multifidus muscle function, assessment methods and their measurement reliability in older adults; APA Conference 2013
Takeaway food consumption and cardio-metabolic risk factors in young adults; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Takeaway food consumption and its associations with diet quality and abdominal obesity: a cross-sectional study of young adults ; The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Test-driving statistical interaction; Australasian Epidemiologisst
Test-retest reliability of measurements of abdominal and multifidus muscles using ultrasound imaging in adults aged 50-79 years; Musculoskeletal Science and Practice
The assessment of abdominal and multifidus muscles and their role in physical function in older adults: a systematic review; Physiotherapy
The association between hip bone marrow lesions and bone mineral density: a cross-sectional and longitudinal population-based study; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
The Association Between Hip Muscle Cross-Sectional Area, Muscle Strength, and Bone Mineral Density; Calcified Tissue International
The association between jockey experience and race-day falls in flat racing in Australia; Injury Prevention
The association between non-melanoma skin cancer and osteoporotic fractures a population-based record linkage study; Osteoporosis International
The association between smoking and hypertension in a population-based sample of Vietnamese men; Journal of Hypertension
The Association of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Cerebral Gray Matter Volume Is Independent of Retinal Vascular Architecture and Retinopathy; Journal of Diabetes Research
The clinical significance, natural history and predictors of bone marrow lesion change over eight years; Arthritis Research & Therapy
The contribution of changes in the prevalence of prone sleeping position to the decline in SIDS in Tasmania; J A M A: The Journal of The American Medical Association
The cross-sectional association of sitting time with carotid artery stiffness in young adults; BMJ Open
The epidemiology of sarcopenia in community living older adults: what role does lifestyle play?; Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
The High Prevalence of Vitamin D Insufficiency across Australian Populations Is Only Partly Explained by Season and Latitude; Environmental Health Perspectives
The incidence of race day jockey falls in Australia during the 2002/3 to 2005/6 racing seasons; Australian Equine Science Society
The incidence of race-day jockey falls in Australia, 2002-2006; Medical Journal of Australia
The influence of gestational stage on urinary iodine excretion in pregnancy; Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
The interaction between weight and family history of total knee replacement with knee cartilage: a 10-year prospective study; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
The inverse relationship between number of steps per day and obesity in a population-based sample - the AusDiab study; International Journal of Obesity
The inverse relationship between number of steps per day and obesity in a population-based sample - the AusDiab study; International Journal of Obesity
The lack of effect of isoflavones on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations in adolescent boys: a 6-week randomised trial; Public Health Nutrition
The Log Multinomial Regression Model for Nominal Outcomes with More than Two Attributes; Biometrical Journal: journal of mathematical methods in biosciences
The Prevalence of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Australia
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
The Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) for protein and indicators of sarcopenia in community-dwelling older adults; 2009 ERA National Conference
The relationship between basal and squamous cell skin cancer and smoking related cancers; BMC Research Notes
The relationship between return on investment and quality of study methodology in workplace health promotion programs; American Journal of Health Promotion
The use of spectrophotometry to estimate melanin density in caucasians; 4th World Conference on Melanoma
The Use of Spectrophotometry to Estimate Melanin Density in Caucasions; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention
Trends in the epidemiology of multiple sclerosis in Greater Hobart, Tasmania: 1951 to 2009; Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry
Triggers of Smoking Lapses Over the Course of a Quit Attempt; Journal of Smoking Cessation
Twins and fetal origins hypothesis: within-pair analyses; The Lancet
Two-stage cluster samples; Australasian Epidemiologist
Type 2 Diabetes, Skin Autofluorescence, and Brain Atrophy; Diabetes
Ultrasound imaging: Reliability of measurements of abdominal and multifidus muscle thickness and multifidus cross-sectional area of adults aged 50-79 years; Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference
Using biological and physical measurements in children to predict disease risk; Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Using Pedometers to Estimate Ambulatory Physical Activity in Vietnam; Journal of Physical Activity & Health
Validation of non-invasive central blood pressure devices: ARTERY Society task force consensus statement on protocol standardization; European Heart Journal
Validity and reliability of adult recall of past sun exposure in a case-control study of multiple sclerosis; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
Validity of a measure of the frequency of headaches with overt neck involvement, and reliability of measurement of cervical spine anthropometric and muscle performance factors; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Value of daily symptom monitoring for prediction of severe exacerbations of COPD
Variations in individual susceptibility to UV: insights from population-based studies: Proceedings of the Conference on the Health Consequences of Ozone Depletion; Australasian Epidemiologist
Victims of violence in Fiji; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Vigorous physical activity and carotid distensibility in young and mid-aged adults; Hypertension Research
Visuospatial Ability and Memory Are Associated with Falls Risk in Older People A Population-Based Study; Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
Vitamin D deficiency in Tasmania: A whole of life perspective; Internal Medicine Journal
Vitamin D levels in people with multiple sclerosis and community controls in Tasmania, Australia; Journal of Neurology
Vitamin D levels in prepubertal children in Southern Tasmania: prevalence and determinants; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
War-related psychological stressors and risk of psychological disorders in Australian veterans of the 1991 Gulf War; British Journal of Psychiatry
Weekly cholecalciferol supplementation results in significant reductions in infection risk among the vitamin D deficient: results from the CIPRIS pilot RCT; BMC Nutrition
Who's missing out? Pharmionics and the immunomodulatory therapies for MS; 23rd Congress of the European-Committee-for-Treatment-and-Research-in-Multiple-Sclerosis
Within pair association between birth weight and blood pressure at age 8 in twins from a cohort study; British Medical Journal
Workplace health promotion and mental health: three-year findings from partnering Healthy@Work; PLoS One
Workplace health promotion: what public-sector employees want, need, and are ready to change; Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Young smokers at greater risk of lung cancer
Young smokers at greater risk of lung cancer
Young smokers at greater risk of lung cancer

Research Projects

A longitudinal population-based cohort study of brain ageing - The Tasmanian Study of Cognition and Gait; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
A longitudinal study of bone development and fracture risk in the early pubertal years; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
A Multiple Breadth Nitrogen Washout Test of Peripheral Airway Function; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A Pilot Study to Examine Biological, Lifestyle and Genetic Risk Factors Associated with the Development of Multiple Non-melanoma Skin Cancers; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A Pilot Study to Examine Biological, Lifestyle and Genetic Risk Factors Associated with the Development of Second and Subsequent Non-melanoma Skin Cancers in People with a History of Skin Cancer; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Assessment of physiological and performance attributes of Tasmanian jockeys; Tasmanian Thoroughbred Racing Council (TTRC)
Assessment of physiological and performance attributes of Tasmanian jockeys; TOTE Tasmania Pty Ltd (TOTE)
Assessment of physiological and performance attributes of Tasmanian Jockeys; Betfair Australia (BFA)
Bariatric surgery in Tasmania: investigating health service use, costs, patient outcomes and policy options; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Bariatric surgery in Tasmanian public hospitals: investigating health service use, costs, and policy options; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Breathe Well: a Centre for Research Excellence in chronic respiratory diseases and lung ageing; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Building Australia's Capacity to Study Preventable Causes of Common Diseases through Epidemiological Research; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Building research capacity in epidemiological studies of chronic disease and injury; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Cardiometabolic risk trajectories from childhood to midlife: finding pathways to better health; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Case control study of lung cancer in young Tasmanians; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
Case control study of lung cancer in young Tasmanians.; WP Holman Clinic (WPH)
Case-control study in Primary Progressive MS: Are the risk factors the same as for people with RRMS onset and can we identify new ones?; Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA)
Case-control Study of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Coronary Artery calcium score: Use to Guide management of Hereditary Coronary Artery Disease (CAUGHT-CAD); National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Cystic Fibrosis Mortality in Australia between 1979-2004: The Changing Demographics of Disease; Australian Cystic Fibrosis Research Trust (ACFRT)
Does treating multiple sclerosis alter long-term disease outcomes? a natural history study; Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA)
Effect of EBV and HHV-6 latent infection or reactivation on MS activity: a prospective clinical cohort study; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Effect of vitamin D supplementation of the currently used dosage regime of 400 IU/d on vitamin D levels in infants; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Estimating The Effects Of Physical Activity On Obesity, Other CHD Risk Factors And CHD Events Using Pedometers; Australian Health Management Group (AHMG)
Examining the role of lipids in the progression of MS in a prospective cohort study; Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia (MSRA)
Genetic Factors that Predispose Low Birth Weight Babies to Increased Risk of Hypertension and IGT; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Goodness-of-fit testing and extensions of relative risk models; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Goodness-of-fit testing of log-link models for categorical outcome data; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Guidance of Heart Failure Management Programs by Risk Assessment; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Identification of Genes that Influence MS Progression by Pathways that Involve UV Exposure: a Prospective Cohort Study; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Improving health and wellbeing in the Tasmanian State Service workforce; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Low-yield Cigarettes and Diminution Of Small Airways Lung Function In Long-term Smokers; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Measurement for change: Establishment of an integrated non-communicable disease surveillance system for Viet Nam; The Atlantic Philanthropies (USA) Inc. (API)
Mild cognitive impairment, gait and falls - A population-based study; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Minolta Spectrophotometer CM-508i; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Prognostic factors following a first episode of central nervous system demyelination suggestive of multiple sclerosis; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Prostate Cancer: Sun Exposure And Candidate Genes Modifying Risk; Commonwealth Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
Skin Cancer and non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: What is the Risk of Developing both Primary Cancers in Tasmania?; Cancer Council of Tasmania (CCT)
STEPS Data Documentation; World Health Organisation (WHO)
The ACRF Tasmanian Inherited Cancer Centre (ATICC); Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF)
The Cholecalciferol Intervention to Prevent Respiratory Infections Study (CIPRIS); The Select Foundation (SelF)
The efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in early life on bone health: Pilot of a double-blind randomized controlled trial; The Marian and EH Flack Trust (Flack)
The role of Acanthamoeba in Intensive Therapy Ward Infections; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
The role of environmental and genetic factors in progression of multiple sclerosis; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Type 2 diabetes mellitus and cognitive decline - a longitudinal study of effects and mechanisms ; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
WHO Fellowship Program; World Health Organisation (WHO)
Connecting Care Evaluation - Chronic disease action framework
Leigh Blizzard - Discretionary Account

Research Candidate Supervision

A Controlled Longtitudinal Study of Knee Cartilage Volume in the Offspring of Subjects with Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Abdominal and Lumbar Muscle Size, Symmetry and Control in an Elderly Population
Ageing, Gait and Falls Risk
An Examination of the Relationship between Gait, Cognition and Risk of Falling in an Older Population Based Sample
Blood pressure variability in hypertension
Causes of non-melanoma skin cancer
Comparing and Developing Methods of Longitudinal Analysis for Different Types of Biological Data Sets
Core Muscle Function in an Elderly Population- Association with Peripheral Muscle Function and Vitamin D
Documentation of Animal Bite Marks Through the Development of Animal Dentitions, Both Domestic and Wild In and Around Australia
Eating Behaviours and Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes Risk in Young Australian Adults
Effects of Fatness and Physical Activity During Childhood on Knee Structual Changes After 20 Years
Epidemiology of Jockey Falls in the Thoroughbred Racing Industry in Australia, 2002/03 to 2008/09 Racing Seasons
Epidemiology of Sarcopenia in Community-Dwelling Older Adults
Exercise Haemodynamics- Physiology and Clinical Consequences
Factors that contribute to the lead levels of children
Grouped Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Binary Regression Models
Hip Structure Assessment Using MRI and Radiographic Assessment of OA, Statistical Analysis and Development of Epidemiological Methods
Mental Health and Lifestyle in the Tasmanian State Service Workforce- The Partnering Healthy@Work Project
MRI Studies in Osteoarthritis
Musculoskeletal Epidemiology
On the Geoepidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis and Environmental and Infectious Determinants of its Clinical Course
Paediatric Dyslipidemia as a Predictor of Dyslipidemia and Carotid Artery Thickening in Young Adults
Physical Activity and Depression from Childhood to Young Adulthood
Reliability and Validity of Physical Activity Measurements in Vietnam
Risk factors associated with childhood upper limb fractures
Risk Factors for Upper Limb Fractures in Children
Synovitis Assessed by MRI in Osteoarthritis
The effect of dietary intake and vitamin supplementation on the progression of Multiple Sclerosis- A prospective cohort study
The Effects of Vitamin D Supplement on Sex Hormones in Osteoarthritis
The Epidemiology of Risk Factors for Non-Communicable Diseases in Vietnam
The Importance of Physical Activity & Fitness in Maintaining a Healthy Weight from Childhood into Adulthood
The Relationship of Fatness, Fitness and Physical Activity with Vascular Health in Human Populations
The Role of Epstein-Bar Virus and Human Herpes Virus 6 on the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis
The Trajectory of Decline
Treatments, Perceptions and Compliance, Costs and Quality of Life in Vietnamese Stroke Patients
Understanding Osteoarthritis Utilising Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Understanding Urban-Rural Differences in Chronic Disease Risk Factors Across the Life Course
Vitamin D Deficiency in the General Population