Conjoint Lecturer, University of Newcastle

Jenna Hollis is a public health nutrition researcher and dietitian at Hunter New England Population Health and the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has 7 years of research and service delivery experience in dietary assessment methodology, nutritional epidemiology, and trials implementation. Jenna completed her PhD (Nutrition and Dietetics) in women's health in July 2014 through the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has 3 years of postdoctoral experience during which she secured 2 competitive UK postdoctoral positions through the University of Aberdeen (Scotland) and University of Southampton (England), with whom she continues to collaborate. She has 20 publications, including 2 book chapters on the prenatal environment. Her research mission is to ensure children start life on an optimal health trajectory by translating nutrition and weight gain research findings in early life (preconception, pregnancy and infancy) to health service practice and policy.

Experience

  • 2015–2016
    Postdoctoral fellow, Medical Research Centre Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton
  • 2014–2015
    Research Fellow in Public Health Nutrition, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen

Education

  • 2014 
    The University of Newcastle (Australia), Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2009 
    The University of Newcastle (Australia), Bachlor of Nutrition and Dietetics (1st class honours)

Publications

  • 2017
    Social deprivation is associated with poorer to healthy eating dietary goals: analysis of household food purchases, Journal of Public Health
  • 2017
    Maternal Determinants of Childhood Obesity: obesity, weight gain and smoking, Book chapter in M. Freemark (Ed.), Pediatric Obesity: Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment (2nd Edition). Spring Science
  • 2017
    A systematic review and meta-analysis of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in secondary school physical education lessons, International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • 2017
    Modifiable risk factors of postpartum weight retention: an analysis of their combined impact and potential opportunities for prevention, International Journal of Obesity
  • 2016
    A systematic review and meta-analysis of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in elementary school physical education lessons, Preventive Medicine
  • 2016
    The Physical Activity for Everyone’ cluster randomised trial. Two year outcomes of a school physical activity intervention among adolescents, American Journal of Preventive Medicine
  • 2016
    Effects of a school-based physical activity intervention on adiposity in adolescents from economically disadvantaged communities: Secondary outcomes of the ‘Physical Activity 4 Everyone’ RCT, International Journal of Obesity
  • 2016
    Workday sitting time at work and marital status: Novel pre-treatment predictors of weight loss in overweight and obese men, American Journal of Men’s Health
  • 2016
    Age at introduction of solid foods and feeding difficulties in childhood: findings from the Southampton Women’s Survey, British Journal of Nutrition
  • 2016
    Mothers’ understanding of the term ‘exclusive breastfeeding’: a systematic review, Maternal and Child Nutrition
  • 2016
    Assessing the relative validity of the Scottish Collaborative Group FFQ for measuring dietary intake in adults., Public Health Nutrition
  • 2015
    Effectiveness of an intervention to facilitate the implementation of healthy eating and physical activity policies and practices in childcare services: a randomised controlled trial. , Implementation Science
  • 2015
    . The 40-Something Randomised Controlled Trial improved fruit intake and nutrient density of the diet in mid-age women, Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 2015
    Physical Activity 4 Everyone’ school-based intervention to prevent decline in adolescent physical activity levels: 12 month (mid intervention) report on a cluster randomised controlled trial, British Journal of Sports Medicine
  • 2015
    Prenatal experience and childhood obesity, Book chapter in M.L. Frelut (Ed.), The European Childhood Obesity Group’s eBook on child and adolescent obesity. Retrieved from: http://www.ecog-obesity.eu/childhood obesity eBook
  • 2014
    Compliance to step count recommendations mediates weight loss in mid-age premenopausal women: mediation analysis of the 40-something randomised controlled trial, Appetite
  • 2014
    Does Motivational Interviewing align with international scope of practice, professional competency standards and best practice guidelines in dietetic practice? , Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 2014
    Can a relatively low intensity, MI counselling-based intervention by health professionals prevent weight gain in non-obese mid-age women? 12 month outcomes of the 40-Something Study, Nutrition and Diabetes
  • 2013
    Effectiveness of interventions using Motivational Interviewing for dietary and physical activity modification in adults: A Systematic Review. , The Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
  • 2013
    The 40-Something randomized controlled trial to prevent weight gain in mid-age women, BMC Public Health

Grants and Contracts

  • 2015
    Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Department of Education and Training, Australian Government
  • 2014
    Research Higher Degree Completion Grant
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle
  • 2012
    Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Travel Grant
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS)
  • 2012
    Barker Doctoral Scholarship for Cardiovascular Research
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Hunter Medical Research Institute
  • 2011
    Project Seed Grant
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle
  • 2010
    Australian Postgraduate Award
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    University of Newcastle

Professional Memberships

  • International Society of Behaviour Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Hunter Medical Research Institute - Cardiovascular and Public Health programs
  • Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, University of Newcastle
  • Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour, University of Newcastle
  • Hunter Cancer Research Alliance

Research Areas

  • Nutrition And Dietetics (1111)