Ms Shauna Downs

Research Fellow
Menzies Centre for Health Policy, School of Public Health

D02 - Victor Coppleson Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


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Themes | Keywords | Publications



Public health; Nutrition and metabolism; Health policy; Obesity & overweight


2014 | 2013


  • Schaefer, L., Plotnikoff, R., Majumdar, S., Mollard, R., Woo, M., Sadman, R., Rinaldi, R., Boul√©, N., Torrance, B., Ball, G., Veugelers, P., Wozny, P., McCargar, L., Downs, S., Lewanczuk, R., Gleddie, D., McGavock, J. (2014), Outdoor Time Is Associated with Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and¬†Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Youth. The Journal of pediatrics. 165(3), 516-21. [Abstract]
  • Leeder, S., Downs, S. (2014), Diabetes and the human condition. The Medical Journal of Australia. 201, 185-186. [Abstract]
  • Downs, S., Thow, A., Ghosh-Jerath, S., Leeder, S. (2014), Developing interventions to reduce consumption of unhealthy fat in the food retail environment: a case study of India. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 9, 210-229.
  • Webster, J., Snowdon, W., Moodie, M., Viali, S., Schultz, J., Bell, C., Land, M., Downs, S., Christoforou, A., Dunford, E., Barzi, F., Woodward, M., Neal, B. (2014), Cost-effectiveness of reducing salt intake in the Pacific Islands: protocol for a before and after intervention study. BMC Public Health. 14, 107. [Abstract]
  • Hawkes, C., Thow, A., Downs, S., Ling, A., Ghosh - Jerath, S., Snowdon, W., Morgan, E., Thiam, I., Jewell, J. (2014), Identifying effective food systems solutions for nutrition and noncommunicable diseases: creating policy coherence in the fats supply chain. UNSCN News. 40, 39-47.


  • Sacks, G., Swinburn, B., Kraak, V., Downs, S., Walker, C., Barquera, S., Friel, S., Hawkes, C., Kelly, B., Kumanyika, S., L'Abbe, M., Lee, A., Lobstein, T., Ma, J., Macmullan, J., Mohan, S., Monteiro, C., Neal, B., Rayner, M., Sanders, D., Snowdon, W., Vandevijvere, S. (2013), A proposed approach to monitor private-sector policies and practices related to food environments, obesity and non-communicable disease prevention. Obesity Reviews. 14(Suppl 1), 38-48. [Abstract]
  • Forbes, L., Downs, S., Fraser, S., Majumdar, S., Ball, G., Plotnikoff, R., Wozny, P., Torrance, B., McCargar, L., Lewanczuk, R., McGavock, J. (2013), Anthropometric and dietary predictors of insulin sensitivity in 10- to 14-year-old boys and girls. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 38(3), 320-325. [Abstract]
  • Quintanilha, M., Downs, S., Lieffers, J., Berry, T., Farmer, A., McCargar, L. (2013), Factors and barriers associated with early adoption of nutrition guidelines in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 45(6), 510-517. [Abstract]
  • Land, M., Christoforou, A., Downs, S., Webster, J., Billot, L., Li, M., Pena-Rosas, J., Neal, B. (2013), Iodine fortification of foods and condiments, other than salt, for preventing iodine deficiency disorders. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2013(9), CD010734.
  • Downs, S., Gupta, V., Ghosh-Jerath, S., Lock, K., Thow, A., Singh, A. (2013), Reformulating partially hydrogenated vegetable oils to maximise health gains in India: is it feasible and will it meet consumer demand?. BMC Public Health. 13(1), 1139. [Abstract]
  • Strawson, C., Bell, R., Downs, S., Farmer, A., Olstad, D., Willows, N. (2013), Dietary patterns of female university students with nutrition education. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research. 74(3), 138-142. [Abstract]
  • Forbes, L., Fraser, S., Downs, S., Storey, K., Plotnikoff, R., Raine, K., Spence, J., Hanning, R., McCargar, L. (2013), Changes in dietary and physical activity risk factors for type 2 diabetes in Alberta youth between 2005 and 2008. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 104(7), e490-495. [Abstract]