Dr Helen O'Connor

BSc(UNSW) DipND (USYD) PhD (USYD)
Senior Lecturer

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Biographical details

Helen O'Connor is a senior lecturer in the Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science.

Prior to becoming an academic, Helen had 12 years experience as a dietitian in both clinical and sports nutrition areas. She was the inaugural president (and now fellow) of Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) and is on the board of PINES (Professionals in Nutrition and Exercise for Sport), an international sports nutrition organisation affiliated with the American College of Sports Medicine. She has been the consultant sports dietitian to a number of elite sporting groups (Sydney Swans, Bulldogs NRL, NSW Institute of Sport) an is an associate editor for the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.

Research interests

Her current research interests include metabolism and weight management, particularly in young women and in using novel exercise interventions for metabolic syndrome and fatty liver disease. Helen is also researching the impact of iron deficiency and obesity on cognition. As a level 3 anthropometrist accredited by the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK) Helen also has an interest in body composition and anthropometry. In the area of and nutrition for sports performance, Helen's research focuses on hydration and thermoregulation and interventions to minimise nutritional risk in elite athletes.

Helen is a member of the Exercise Physiology and Nutrition research team:

http://sydney.edu.au/health-sciences/research/exercise-physiology/index.shtml

Teaching and supervision

Helen coordinates four units of study in nutrition for the Faculty of Health Science and is course director for the combined and new double degree in exercise science, nutrition and dietetics, both of which are across faculty programs with the Faculties of Health Science and Science.

Selected grants

2013

  • Health Partnerships in Primary Schools (Health PiPS); Bundy A, Arciuli J, Black D, Davis G, Doble M, Honey A, Lincoln M, McCabe P, Munro N, O'Connor H, Orr R, Purcell A, Rose K, Baur L, Kay J, Bova E, Meyers M; Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney/Collaborative Research Scheme.
  • Investigating dietary intake of body builders; O'Connor H, Hackett D; Sports Dietitians Australia/Research Support.

2012

  • Rev Up: A healthy lifestyle intervention program; Freeston J, Fiatarone Singh M, Johnson N, O'Connor H; Uniting Church in Australia/Inner City Development Fund.

2011

  • Injury Prevalence and Characteristics in Elite Junior Rugby League Players; Orr R, O'Connor H, Riddington P; New South Wales Sporting Injuries Committee/Research and Injury Prevention Scheme.
  • Exercise and liver fat reduction in pre-diabetes: moving beyond weight loss; Johnson N, Caterson I, George J, O'Connor H; Diabetes Australia Research Trust/Research Grants.

2010

  • Influence of iron deficiency on cognition, mood, and quality of life in young normal weight and obese women; O'Connor H, Steinbeck K, O'Dwyer N, Rooney K; Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd/Human Nutrition Research Program.

2009

  • Novel diet and exercise strategies for the treatment of obesity and its co-morbidities; O'Connor H; DVC Research/Brown Fellowships.
  • Hydration status and bowling performance in cricket; O'Connor H, Rooney K, Ferdinands E; PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand/Project Support.

2005

  • Comparison of diets on weight loss and other indicators in young, obese women.; O'Connor H, Rooney K, Steinbeck K; Meat and Livestock Australia Ltd/Human Nutrition Research Program.
  • MedGraphics Ultima PFX Metabolic Testing System; Freedman D, Blair S, Davis G, Kilbreath S, Chow C, O'Sullivan A, Singh N, Fiatarone Singh M, Banati R, O'Connor H, Atlantis E; University of Sydney/Equipment Grant.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Slater, G., O'Connor, H., Allanson, B. (2014). Sprinting: Optimizing Dietary Intake. In Ronald J. Maughan (Eds.), Sports Nutrition, (pp. 561-571). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • O'Connor, H. (2014). The Overweight Athlete. In Ronald J. Maughan (Eds.), Sports Nutrition, (pp. 503-512). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Samman, S., O'Connor, H., Bell-Anderson, K., Foster, M. (2013). Trace elements and inflammation. In Manohar L Garg and Lisa G Wood (Eds.), Nutrition and Physical Activity in Inflammatory Diseases, (pp. 128-144). Oxfordshire & Boston: CAB international.
  • O'Connor, H., Slater, G. (2011). Losing, Gaining and Making Weight for Athletes. In Susan A Lanham-New, Samantha J Stear, Susan M Shirreffs, Adam L Collins (Eds.), Sport and Exercise Nutrition, (pp. 210-232). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Slater, G., O'Connor, H., Pelly, F. (2011). Physique Assessment of Athletes: Concepts, Methods, and Applications. In Judy A. Driskell and Ira Wolinsky (Eds.), Nutritional Assessment of Athletes, (pp. 73-120). London: CRC Press.
  • O'Connor, H., Caterson, I. (2010). Weight Loss and the Athlete. In Louise Burke and Vicki Deakin (Eds.), Clinical Sports Nutrition (4th Ed), (pp. 116-148). North Ryde: McGraw Hill.
  • O'Connor, H., Caterson, I. (2006). Weight loss and the athlete. In Louise Burke & Vicki Deakin (Eds.), Clinical Sports Nutrition 3rd Edition, (pp. 135-173). North Ryde, Sydney: McGraw Hill.

Journals

  • Cheng, H., Hancock, D., Rooney, K., Steinbeck, K., Griffin (nee Ralph), H., O'Connor, H. (2014). A candidate gene approach for identifying differential iron responses in young overweight women to an energy-restricted haem iron-rich diet. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
  • Cheng, H., O'Connor, H., Kay, S., Cook, R., Parker, H., Orr, R. (2014). Anthropometric characteristics of Australian junior representative rugby league players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17(5), 546-551. [More Information]
  • Miller, B., O'Connor, H., Orr, R., Ruell, P., Cheng, H., Chow, C. (2014). Combined caffeine and carbohydrate ingestion: effects on nocturnal sleep and exercise performance in athletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology, On Line. [More Information]
  • Keating, S., Machan, E., O'Connor, H., Gerofi, J., Sainsbury, A., Caterson, I., Johnson, N. (2014). Continuous Exercise but Not High Intensity Interval Training Improves Fat Distribution in Overweight Adults. Journal of Obesity, 2014, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Cheng, H., Griffin (nee Ralph), H., Claes, B., Petocz, P., Steinbeck, K., Rooney, K., O'Connor, H. (2014). Influence of dietary macronutrient composition on eating behaviour and self-perception in young women undergoing weight management. Eating and Weight Disorders, Online. [More Information]
  • Spronk, I., Kullen, C., Burdon, C., O'Connor, H. (2014). Relationship between nutrition knowledge and dietary intake. British Journal of Nutrition, Online. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., Muhamed, A., O'Connor, H. (2013). Case study: Beverage temperature at aid stations in Ironman triathlon. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23(4), 418-424.
  • Griffin (nee Ralph), H., O'Connor, H., Rooney, K., Steinbeck, K. (2013). Effectiveness of strategies for recruiting overweight and obese generation Y women to a clinical weight management trial. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 22(2), 235-240. [More Information]
  • Cummins, C., Orr, R., O'Connor, H., West, C. (2013). Global positioning systems (GPS) and microtechnology sensors in team sports: A systematic review. Sports Medicine: reviews of applied medicine and science in sport and exercise, 43(10), 1025-1042. [More Information]
  • Griffin (nee Ralph), H., Cheng, H., O'Connor, H., Rooney, K., Petocz, P., Steinbeck, K. (2013). Higher protein diet for weight management in young overweight women: a 12-month randomized controlled trial. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, 15(6), 572-575. [More Information]
  • Cheng, H., Griffin (nee Ralph), H., Bryant, C., Rooney, K., Steinbeck, K., O'Connor, H. (2013). Impact of diet and weight loss on iron and zinc status in overweight and obese young women. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 22(4), 574-582. [More Information]
  • Cheng, H., Bryant, C., Rooney, K., Steinbeck, K., Griffin (nee Ralph), H., Petocz, P., O'Connor, H. (2013). Iron, Hepcidin and Inflammatory Status of Young Healthy Overweight and Obese Women in Australia. PLoS One, 8(7), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., Hoon, M., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., O'Connor, H. (2013). The effect of ice slushy ingestion and mouthwash on thermoregulation and endurance performance in the heat. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23(5), 458-469.
  • Spendlove, J., Heaney, S., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Prvan, T., Denyer, G., O'Connor, H. (2012). Evaluation of general nutrition knowledge in elite Australian athletes. British Journal of Nutrition, 107(12), 1871-1880. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., O'Connor, H. (2012). Influence of beverage temperature on palatability and fluid ingestion during endurance exercise: A systematic review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 22(3), 199-211.
  • Parker, H., Johnson, N., Burdon, C., Cohn, J., O'Connor, H., George, J. (2012). Omega-3 supplementation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Hepatology, 56(4), 944-951. [More Information]
  • Cheng, H., Bryant, C., Cook, R., O'Connor, H., Rooney, K., Steinbeck, K. (2012). The relationship between obesity and hypoferraemia in adults: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 13(2), 150-161. [More Information]
  • Temesi, J., Johnson, N., Raymond, J., Burdon, C., O'Connor, H. (2011). Carbohydrate ingestion during endurance exercise improves performance in adults. The Journal of Nutrition, 141(5), 890-897.
  • Jalilolghadr, S., Afaghi, A., O'Connor, H., Chow, C. (2011). Effect of low and high glycaemic index drink on sleep pattern in children. Pakistan Medical Association Journal, 61(6), 533-536.
  • Pelly, F., O'Connor, H., Denyer, G., Caterson, I. (2011). Evolution of food provision to athletes at the summer Olympic Games. Nutrition Reviews, 69(6), 321-332. [More Information]
  • Herrera, C., Smith, K., Atkinson, F., Ruell, P., Chow, C., O'Connor, H., Brand-Miller, J. (2011). High-glycaemic index and -glycaemic load meals increase the availability of tryptophan in healthy volunteers. British Journal of Nutrition, 105(11), 1601-1606. [More Information]
  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Michael, S., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Naughton, G. (2011). Nutrition Knowledge in Athletes: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 21(3), 248-261.
  • O'Connor, H., Munas, Z., Griffin (nee Ralph), H., Rooney, K., Cheng, H., Steinbeck, K. (2011). Nutritional adequacy of energy restricted diets for young obese women. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 20(2), 206-211. [More Information]
  • Dolan, E., O'Connor, H., McGoldrick, A., O'Loughlin, G., Lyons, D., Warrington, G. (2011). Nutritional, lifestyle, and weight control practices of professional jockeys. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29(8), 791-799. [More Information]
  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Naughton, G. (2010). Comparison of Strategies for Assessing Nutritional Adequacy in Elite Female Athletes' Dietary Intake. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 20, 245-256.
  • Burdon, C., O'Connor, H., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Shirreffs, S., Chapman, P., Johnson, N. (2010). Effect of drink temperature on core temperature and endurance cycling performance in warm, humid conditions. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(11), 1147-1156. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., O'Connor, H., Gifford, J., Shirreffs, S. (2010). Influence of beverage temperature on exercise performance in the heat: A systematic review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 2, 166-174.
  • O'Connor, H., Slater, G. (2010). Use of anthropometric techniques in dietetic practice. Nutrition and Dietetics, 67, 62-64. [More Information]
  • Pelly, F., O'Connor, H., Denyer, G., Caterson, I. (2009). Catering for the athletes village at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games: the role of sports dietitians. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 19(4), 340-354. [More Information]
  • Temesi, J., Rooney, K., Raymond, J., O'Connor, H. (2009). Effect of carbohydrate ingestion on exercise performance and carbohydrate metabolism in persons with spinal cord injury. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 108(1), 131-140. [More Information]
  • Afaghi, A., O'Connor, H., Chow, C. (2009). Short-term Atkins diet alters behavior and glycemic status of healthy human volunteers. Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research: an international scientific journal for decision makers in nutraceutical industry, 7(3-4), 113-120.
  • Afaghi, A., O'Connor, H., Chow, C. (2008). Acute effects of the very low carbohydrate diet on sleep indices. Nutritional Neuroscience, 11(4), 146-154.
  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Naughton, G., Gifford (nee Barnard), J. (2008). Towards an understanding of the barriers to good nutrition for elite athletes. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 3(3), 391-401.
  • Afaghi, A., O'Connor, H., Chow, C. (2007). High-glycemic-index carbohyorate meals shorten sleep onset. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 85(2), 426-430.
  • Meyer, F., O'Connor, H., Shirreffs, S. (2007). Nutrition for the young athlete. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25(S1), S73-S82.
  • O'Connor, H., Olds, T., Maughan, R. (2007). Physique and performance for track and field events. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25(1), S49-S60.
  • Lundy, B., O'Connor, H., Pelly, F., Caterson, I. (2006). Anthropometric characteristics and competition dietary intakes of professional rugby league players. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 16(2), 199-213. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Rowlands, D., Chapman, P., Thompson, C., O'Connor, H., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, M. (2006). Effect of short-term starvation versus high-fat diet on intramyocellular triglyceride accumulation and insulin resistance in physically fit men. Experimental Physiology, 91(4), 693-703.
  • Versey, N., O'Connor, H., Brotherhood, J., Graham, K. (2006). Hydration and its assessment in athletes. Agro Food Industry Hi-Tech, 17(2), 14-17.

Conferences

  • Herrera, C., Ruell, P., O'Connor, H., Chow, C. (2010). Influence of the glycemic load (GL) on subjective and objective measures of sleep quality in sleep initiation insomnia. 2010 15th World Congress of Psychophysiology, United States: Elsevier.
  • O'Connor, H., Lundy, B., Barnard, J., Pelly, F. (2006). Anthropometric profile of national Rugby League players. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Rooney, K., Gwinn, T., O'Connor, H. (2006). Development of and student response to an interdisciplinary practical assessment in an exercise & sport science degree. 29th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference HERDSA 2006, Australia: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
  • Temesi, J., Raymond, J., O'Connor, H., Brotherhood, J. (2006). Effects of carbohydrate ingestion on performance in wheelchair athletes with spinal cord injury. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Heaney, S., Naughton, G., O'Connor, H. (2006). Factors influencing dietary adequacy in elite Australian athletes. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Pelly, F., King, T., O'Connor, H. (2006). Factors influencing food choice of elite athletes at an international competition dining hall. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Versey, N., O'Connor, H., Brotherhood, J. (2006). Measures of hydration status during exercise induced dehydration, and rehydration. 13th Commonwealth International Sport Conference, Melbourne: Sports Medicine Australia.
  • Pelly, F., Inge, K., King, T., O'Connor, H. (2006). Provision of a nutrition support service at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Rowlands, D., Chapman, P., O'Connor, H., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, C., Thompson, M. (2006). Short term restriction of dietary carbohydrate mediates muscle triglyceride accumulation and insulin resistance independent of fat intake. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • O'Connor, H., Pelly, F., Porter, S., Greenaway, B. (2002). Anthropometric characteristics and dietary intakes of national rugby league referees. 2002 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Mehalski, K., Buckley, A., O'Connor, H., Rooney, K., Thompson, C., Enright, T., Kelly, P., Rodrigues, J., Secombe, L., Sachinwalla, T., et al (2002). Non-invasive intramyocellular lipid determination by 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1HMRS). 2002 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Pelly, F., O'Connor, H. (2002). Sports nutrition recommendations of Australian sports dietitians. 2002 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.

2014

  • Cheng, H., Hancock, D., Rooney, K., Steinbeck, K., Griffin (nee Ralph), H., O'Connor, H. (2014). A candidate gene approach for identifying differential iron responses in young overweight women to an energy-restricted haem iron-rich diet. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
  • Cheng, H., O'Connor, H., Kay, S., Cook, R., Parker, H., Orr, R. (2014). Anthropometric characteristics of Australian junior representative rugby league players. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17(5), 546-551. [More Information]
  • Miller, B., O'Connor, H., Orr, R., Ruell, P., Cheng, H., Chow, C. (2014). Combined caffeine and carbohydrate ingestion: effects on nocturnal sleep and exercise performance in athletes. European Journal of Applied Physiology, On Line. [More Information]
  • Keating, S., Machan, E., O'Connor, H., Gerofi, J., Sainsbury, A., Caterson, I., Johnson, N. (2014). Continuous Exercise but Not High Intensity Interval Training Improves Fat Distribution in Overweight Adults. Journal of Obesity, 2014, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Cheng, H., Griffin (nee Ralph), H., Claes, B., Petocz, P., Steinbeck, K., Rooney, K., O'Connor, H. (2014). Influence of dietary macronutrient composition on eating behaviour and self-perception in young women undergoing weight management. Eating and Weight Disorders, Online. [More Information]
  • Spronk, I., Kullen, C., Burdon, C., O'Connor, H. (2014). Relationship between nutrition knowledge and dietary intake. British Journal of Nutrition, Online. [More Information]
  • Slater, G., O'Connor, H., Allanson, B. (2014). Sprinting: Optimizing Dietary Intake. In Ronald J. Maughan (Eds.), Sports Nutrition, (pp. 561-571). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • O'Connor, H. (2014). The Overweight Athlete. In Ronald J. Maughan (Eds.), Sports Nutrition, (pp. 503-512). Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2013

  • Burdon, C., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., Muhamed, A., O'Connor, H. (2013). Case study: Beverage temperature at aid stations in Ironman triathlon. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23(4), 418-424.
  • Griffin (nee Ralph), H., O'Connor, H., Rooney, K., Steinbeck, K. (2013). Effectiveness of strategies for recruiting overweight and obese generation Y women to a clinical weight management trial. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 22(2), 235-240. [More Information]
  • Cummins, C., Orr, R., O'Connor, H., West, C. (2013). Global positioning systems (GPS) and microtechnology sensors in team sports: A systematic review. Sports Medicine: reviews of applied medicine and science in sport and exercise, 43(10), 1025-1042. [More Information]
  • Griffin (nee Ralph), H., Cheng, H., O'Connor, H., Rooney, K., Petocz, P., Steinbeck, K. (2013). Higher protein diet for weight management in young overweight women: a 12-month randomized controlled trial. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, 15(6), 572-575. [More Information]
  • Cheng, H., Griffin (nee Ralph), H., Bryant, C., Rooney, K., Steinbeck, K., O'Connor, H. (2013). Impact of diet and weight loss on iron and zinc status in overweight and obese young women. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 22(4), 574-582. [More Information]
  • Cheng, H., Bryant, C., Rooney, K., Steinbeck, K., Griffin (nee Ralph), H., Petocz, P., O'Connor, H. (2013). Iron, Hepcidin and Inflammatory Status of Young Healthy Overweight and Obese Women in Australia. PLoS One, 8(7), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., Hoon, M., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., O'Connor, H. (2013). The effect of ice slushy ingestion and mouthwash on thermoregulation and endurance performance in the heat. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 23(5), 458-469.
  • Samman, S., O'Connor, H., Bell-Anderson, K., Foster, M. (2013). Trace elements and inflammation. In Manohar L Garg and Lisa G Wood (Eds.), Nutrition and Physical Activity in Inflammatory Diseases, (pp. 128-144). Oxfordshire & Boston: CAB international.

2012

  • Spendlove, J., Heaney, S., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Prvan, T., Denyer, G., O'Connor, H. (2012). Evaluation of general nutrition knowledge in elite Australian athletes. British Journal of Nutrition, 107(12), 1871-1880. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., Johnson, N., Chapman, P., O'Connor, H. (2012). Influence of beverage temperature on palatability and fluid ingestion during endurance exercise: A systematic review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 22(3), 199-211.
  • Parker, H., Johnson, N., Burdon, C., Cohn, J., O'Connor, H., George, J. (2012). Omega-3 supplementation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Hepatology, 56(4), 944-951. [More Information]
  • Cheng, H., Bryant, C., Cook, R., O'Connor, H., Rooney, K., Steinbeck, K. (2012). The relationship between obesity and hypoferraemia in adults: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 13(2), 150-161. [More Information]

2011

  • Temesi, J., Johnson, N., Raymond, J., Burdon, C., O'Connor, H. (2011). Carbohydrate ingestion during endurance exercise improves performance in adults. The Journal of Nutrition, 141(5), 890-897.
  • Jalilolghadr, S., Afaghi, A., O'Connor, H., Chow, C. (2011). Effect of low and high glycaemic index drink on sleep pattern in children. Pakistan Medical Association Journal, 61(6), 533-536.
  • Pelly, F., O'Connor, H., Denyer, G., Caterson, I. (2011). Evolution of food provision to athletes at the summer Olympic Games. Nutrition Reviews, 69(6), 321-332. [More Information]
  • Herrera, C., Smith, K., Atkinson, F., Ruell, P., Chow, C., O'Connor, H., Brand-Miller, J. (2011). High-glycaemic index and -glycaemic load meals increase the availability of tryptophan in healthy volunteers. British Journal of Nutrition, 105(11), 1601-1606. [More Information]
  • O'Connor, H., Slater, G. (2011). Losing, Gaining and Making Weight for Athletes. In Susan A Lanham-New, Samantha J Stear, Susan M Shirreffs, Adam L Collins (Eds.), Sport and Exercise Nutrition, (pp. 210-232). United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Michael, S., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Naughton, G. (2011). Nutrition Knowledge in Athletes: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 21(3), 248-261.
  • O'Connor, H., Munas, Z., Griffin (nee Ralph), H., Rooney, K., Cheng, H., Steinbeck, K. (2011). Nutritional adequacy of energy restricted diets for young obese women. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 20(2), 206-211. [More Information]
  • Dolan, E., O'Connor, H., McGoldrick, A., O'Loughlin, G., Lyons, D., Warrington, G. (2011). Nutritional, lifestyle, and weight control practices of professional jockeys. Journal of Sports Sciences, 29(8), 791-799. [More Information]
  • Slater, G., O'Connor, H., Pelly, F. (2011). Physique Assessment of Athletes: Concepts, Methods, and Applications. In Judy A. Driskell and Ira Wolinsky (Eds.), Nutritional Assessment of Athletes, (pp. 73-120). London: CRC Press.

2010

  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Naughton, G. (2010). Comparison of Strategies for Assessing Nutritional Adequacy in Elite Female Athletes' Dietary Intake. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 20, 245-256.
  • Burdon, C., O'Connor, H., Gifford (nee Barnard), J., Shirreffs, S., Chapman, P., Johnson, N. (2010). Effect of drink temperature on core temperature and endurance cycling performance in warm, humid conditions. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(11), 1147-1156. [More Information]
  • Burdon, C., O'Connor, H., Gifford, J., Shirreffs, S. (2010). Influence of beverage temperature on exercise performance in the heat: A systematic review. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 2, 166-174.
  • Herrera, C., Ruell, P., O'Connor, H., Chow, C. (2010). Influence of the glycemic load (GL) on subjective and objective measures of sleep quality in sleep initiation insomnia. 2010 15th World Congress of Psychophysiology, United States: Elsevier.
  • O'Connor, H., Slater, G. (2010). Use of anthropometric techniques in dietetic practice. Nutrition and Dietetics, 67, 62-64. [More Information]
  • O'Connor, H., Caterson, I. (2010). Weight Loss and the Athlete. In Louise Burke and Vicki Deakin (Eds.), Clinical Sports Nutrition (4th Ed), (pp. 116-148). North Ryde: McGraw Hill.

2009

  • Pelly, F., O'Connor, H., Denyer, G., Caterson, I. (2009). Catering for the athletes village at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games: the role of sports dietitians. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 19(4), 340-354. [More Information]
  • Temesi, J., Rooney, K., Raymond, J., O'Connor, H. (2009). Effect of carbohydrate ingestion on exercise performance and carbohydrate metabolism in persons with spinal cord injury. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 108(1), 131-140. [More Information]
  • Afaghi, A., O'Connor, H., Chow, C. (2009). Short-term Atkins diet alters behavior and glycemic status of healthy human volunteers. Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research: an international scientific journal for decision makers in nutraceutical industry, 7(3-4), 113-120.

2008

  • Afaghi, A., O'Connor, H., Chow, C. (2008). Acute effects of the very low carbohydrate diet on sleep indices. Nutritional Neuroscience, 11(4), 146-154.
  • Heaney, S., O'Connor, H., Naughton, G., Gifford (nee Barnard), J. (2008). Towards an understanding of the barriers to good nutrition for elite athletes. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 3(3), 391-401.

2007

  • Afaghi, A., O'Connor, H., Chow, C. (2007). High-glycemic-index carbohyorate meals shorten sleep onset. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 85(2), 426-430.
  • Meyer, F., O'Connor, H., Shirreffs, S. (2007). Nutrition for the young athlete. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25(S1), S73-S82.
  • O'Connor, H., Olds, T., Maughan, R. (2007). Physique and performance for track and field events. Journal of Sports Sciences, 25(1), S49-S60.

2006

  • Lundy, B., O'Connor, H., Pelly, F., Caterson, I. (2006). Anthropometric characteristics and competition dietary intakes of professional rugby league players. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, 16(2), 199-213. [More Information]
  • O'Connor, H., Lundy, B., Barnard, J., Pelly, F. (2006). Anthropometric profile of national Rugby League players. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Rooney, K., Gwinn, T., O'Connor, H. (2006). Development of and student response to an interdisciplinary practical assessment in an exercise & sport science degree. 29th Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference HERDSA 2006, Australia: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.
  • Johnson, N., Stannard, S., Rowlands, D., Chapman, P., Thompson, C., O'Connor, H., Sachinwalla, T., Thompson, M. (2006). Effect of short-term starvation versus high-fat diet on intramyocellular triglyceride accumulation and insulin resistance in physically fit men. Experimental Physiology, 91(4), 693-703.
  • Temesi, J., Raymond, J., O'Connor, H., Brotherhood, J. (2006). Effects of carbohydrate ingestion on performance in wheelchair athletes with spinal cord injury. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
  • Heaney, S., Naughton, G., O'Connor, H. (2006). Factors influencing dietary adequacy in elite Australian athletes. 2nd Australian Association for Exercise and Sport Science Conference, Brisbane: Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).
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2002

  • O'Connor, H., Pelly, F., Porter, S., Greenaway, B. (2002). Anthropometric characteristics and dietary intakes of national rugby league referees. 2002 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
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