Dr Kieron Rooney

BSc(Hons) Graduate Certificate Education Studies (Higher Education) PhDRegistered Nutritionist 2013
Senior Lecturer

C43K - K Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone 93519135
Fax 93519204

Website Exercise Physiology and Nutrition Research Team

Biographical details

Kieron completed his PhD in the Department of Biochemistry, within the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney in 2004. His thesis investigated the role of the creatine phosphate shuttle in glucose stimulated insulin secretion in vivo following diet and exercise interventions. Kieron joined the Faculty of Health Sciences in 2003 as a lecturer and in 2012 was promoted to Senior Lecturer. For the past 10 years he has been responsible for the design and implementation of curriculum in units of study focussed on metabolic biochemistry and exercise physiology to both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. During this time, Kieron’s research portfolio has included both human and small animal studies investigating the role of diet and physical activity on parameters of fuel storage and utilisation as they pertain to dysregulated metabolic states such as obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Research interests

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

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

  • Regulation of Fuel Storage and Utilisation. Since his PhD work Kieron has been interested in understanding how macronutrient content of the diet alters the cellular regulation of fat and carbohydrate storage and utilisation. While his work initially focussed on diets high in omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, since 2005 Kieron has been a member of a multi-disciplinary team investigating higher protein, lower carbohydrate diets for weight loss and metabolic health in young overweight women and since 2010 Kieron has collaborated with researchers in the School of Psychology to investigate the effect of high carbohydrate diets-that result from excess consumption of sugar sweetened beverages-on both physiological and behavioural outcomes.
  • Developmental Origins of Disease. Since 2007, Kieron has collaborated with researchers at the University of Cambridge, UK to establish a research portfolio that investigates the role of maternal nutrition and physical activity on offspring development. His work specifically investigates the capacity for physical activity to ameliorate the effect of maternal overnutrition and its association with the development of glucose intolerance and excess adiposity in offspring. Kieron believes that by understanding how the maternal environment induces change in offspring development, insights will be gained towards understanding the mechanisms underlying individual variance observed in population based health treatments.

Teaching and supervision

  • For the past 10 years Kieron has coordinated and delivered lectures to all levels of undergraduate postgraduate students within the course work degrees of the Discipline of Exercise and Sport Science. Primarily these have been EXSS2018Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry and EXSS2022Exercise Physiology Training Adaptations.
  • In addition to the delivery of these units of study, Kieron has been an active contributor to the design and review of curriculum within these courses and has been a collaborator on University of Sydney Teaching Improvement and Equipment Scheme (TIES) and Strategic Teaching Enhancement Projects (STEPS) grants.

Current projects

  • Flavour learning and food consumption in rats and humans: Implications for Obesity ARC Discovery Project 2014 – 2016. Major changes in food consumption over the past few decades include increases in snacks between meals and sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption. This project will improve understanding of how learned properties of flavours influence the impact of snacks on subsequent energy consumption and the impact on health of switching from SSBs to non-nutritive sweetened “diet” drinks.
  • Randomised control trial of exercise for the management of cannabis withdrawal in adult humans NHMRC Project Grant 2014 – 2016. Cannabis is the most widely used drug in the world. It is estimated that approximately 10% of those who ever use cannabis will go on to meet criteria for dependence. There is emerging evidence that exercise may reduce craving and use in dependent cannabis users, it is also possible that exercise may reduce cannabis withdrawal symptoms by promoting the release of THC from fat cells. This project aims to examine the role of an exercise intervention in the management of cannabis withdrawal, explore the mechanisms by which exercise affects cannabis withdrawal severity, and consider the clinical implications of the findings
  • Mechanisms of Adiposity Accompanying Lymphoedema University of Sydney FHS Collaborative Research Grant 2013 – 2014. The newly formed Adiposity and Lymphoedema research team brings together researchers from diverse backgrounds and expertise to determine the underlying triggers that cause adiposity to develop in a lymphoedematous limb and how it can be best managed. Breast cancer-related lymphoedema is common, particularly in women whose axillary lymph nodes have been removed, and can present in the ipsilateral hand, arm, breast or chest wall The aims of this research group are to determine the nature of the adiposity in the lymphoedematous limb; the underlying triggers for this condition; and effective treatments.

Associations

  • Nutrition Society of Australia
  • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society
  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • International Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

Awards and honours

  • Invited Speaker. Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London. “Maternal Physical Activity: can we prevent developmental origins of glucose intolerance.” (September 2013).
  • Invited Speaker. Faculty of Health Sciences. Research Enriched Learning and Teaching Workshop. “A student focussed, research enriched approach to constructivist learning.” (December 2012).
  • Invited speaker. National Sports Institute of Malaysia (ISN). “Cracking the genetic code: Are there genetic limitations to performance.” (February 2012).
  • Invited Speaker. University of Malaysia (UM); National Sports Institute of Malaysia (ISN) and Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC). “Substrates and Bi-products:Metabolic factors regulating fuel utilisation during exercise.” (February 2012).
  • Award, Faculty of Health Sciences Student Nominated Teaching Award 2010.
  • Session Chair “Basic Science Symposium – Obesity and reproductive health”; Austalian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting (October 2010).
  • Session Chair “Basic Science – Free Communications”; Austalian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting (October 2010).

Selected grants

2014

  • Developing clinician skills in teaching motor abilities: A framework for teaching and assessment; Madill C, Ballard K, McCabe P, Rooney K, Hodges N; DVC International/IPDF Grant.
  • Flavour learning and food consumption in rats and humans: Implications for obesity; Boakes R, Rooney K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Randomised control trial of exercise for the management of cannabis withdrawal in adult humans; Lintzeris N, McGregor I, Rooney K, Allsop D, Arnold J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2013

  • Teachers' Work and Quality Teaching: A Study of Teachers' Perspectives; Rooney K, Sriprakash A; Department of Education and Training (NSW)/State Education Research Approvals Process (SERAP).

2012

  • Sit-Stand Workstation Pilot; Mackey M, Leaver A, Rooney K, Chau J, Shirley D, Daley M; Heart Foundation of Australia/Research Support.

2011

  • Can a glutamine supplement be used in athletes to reduce the risk of injury from heatstroke?; Ruell P, Rooney K, Thompson M; New South Wales Sporting Injuries Committee/Research and Injury Prevention Scheme.
  • Lunar Prodigy Bone Densitometer Manufactured By General Electric Australia; Fiatarone Singh M, Davis G, Brand-Miller J, Kilbreath S, Brennan P, March L, Johnson N, Rooney K, Orr R; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • The effect of exercise during pregnancy on maternal health and fetal development; Rooney K; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

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

  • Hydration status and bowling performance in cricket; O'Connor H, Rooney K, Ferdinands E; PepsiCo Australia & New Zealand/Project Support.

2007

  • Albert Renold Fellowship; Rooney K; European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes/Albert Renold Fellowship.
  • Albert Renold Fellowship; Rooney K; European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes/Fellowship.

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.
  • The effects of creatine suplementation on glucose homeostasis and insulin secretion in type II diabetes; Rooney K; University of Sydney/Internal Research Grant Allocations - Cumberland.

2004

  • The effects of dietary creative supplementation on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in type 2 diabetes; Rooney K; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications

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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, In Press.
  • Wong, A., Keats, K., Rooney, K., Hicks, C., Allsop, D., Arnold, J., McGregor, I. (2014). Fasting and exercise increase plasma cannabinoid levels in THC pre-treated rats: an examination of behavioural consequences. Psychopharmacology, online. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Adams, R., Ferdinands, E., Rooney, K. (2014). Indicators of throwing arm fatigue in elite adolescent male baseball players: A randomized crossover trial. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(8), 2115-2120.
  • 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]
  • Kendig, M., Lin, C., Beilharz, J., Rooney, K., Boakes, R. (2014). Maltodextrin can produce similar metabolic and cognitive effects to those of sucrose in the rat. Appetite, 77C, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Rooney, K. (2014). Nutrition in schools - Outdated Guidelines need updating. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(2), 78-78.
  • Kendig, M., Rooney, K., Corbit, L., Boakes, R. (2014). Persisting adiposity following chronic consumption of 10% sucrose solution: strain differences and behavioural effects. Physiology and Behavior, 130, 54-65.
  • Mavros, Y., Kay, S., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Baker, M., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., Meiklejohn, J., Climstein, M., O'Sullivan, A., De Vos, N., Rooney, K., Singh, N., Fiatarone Singh, M., et al (2014). Reductions in C-reactive protein in older adults with type 2 diabetes are related to improvements in body composition following a randomized controlled trial of resistance training. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, On Line. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K., Smith, S., OMeara, D. (2014). Throwing performance and test-retest reliability in Olympic female water polo players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(8), 2359-2365.
  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K. (2014). Throwing speed and accuracy in baseball and cricket players. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 118(3), 637-650. [More Information]
  • Mavros, Y., Kay, S., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Baker, M., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., Meiklejohn, J., Climstein, M., O'Sullivan, A., De Vos, N., Rooney, K., Singh, N., Fiatarone Singh, M., et al (2013). Changes in insulin resistance and HbA1c are related to exercise-mediated changes in body composition in older adults with type 2 diabetes: Interim outcomes from the GREAT2DO trial. Diabetes Care, 36(8), 2372-2379. [More Information]
  • Kendig, M., Boakes, R., Rooney, K., Corbit, L. (2013). Chronic restricted access to 10% sucrose solution in adolescent and young adult rodents impairs spatial memory and alters sensitivity to outcome devaluation. Physiology and Behavior, 120, 164-172. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., Chuter, V., Rooney, K. (2013). Conception of learning and clinical skill acquisition in undergraduate exercise science students: a pilot study. Advances in Physiology Education, 37(1), 108-111. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Wong, A., Montebello, M., Norberg, M., Rooney, K., Lintzeris, N., Bruno, R., Booth, J., Arnold, J., McGregor, I. (2013). Exercise increases plasma THC concentrations in regular cannabis users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 133(2), 763-767. [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]
  • Chan, C., Kendig, M., Boakes, R., Rooney, K. (2013). Low-volume exercise can prevent sucrose-induced weight gain but has limited impact on metabolic measures in rats. European Journal of Nutrition, 52(7), 1721-1732. [More Information]
  • Sheludiakova, A., Rooney, K., Boakes, R. (2012). Metabolic and behavioural effects of sucrose and fructose/glucose drinks in the rat. European Journal of Nutrition, 51(4), 445-454. [More Information]
  • Michael, J., Rooney, K., Smith, R. (2012). The dynamics of elite paddling on a kayak simulator. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30(7), 661-668. [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]
  • Rooney, K., Trayhurn, P. (2011). Lactate and the GPR81 receptor in metabolic regulation: implications for adipose tissue function and fatty acid utilisation by muscle during exercise. British Journal of Nutrition, 106(9), 1310-1316. [More Information]
  • Rooney, K., Ozanne, S. (2011). Maternal over-nutrition and offspring obesity predisposition: targets for preventative interventions. International Journal of Obesity, 35, 883-890. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Ainge, H., Thompson, C., Ozanne, S., Rooney, K. (2010). A systematic review on animal models of maternal high fat feeding and offspring glycaemic control. International Journal of Obesity, , 1-11. [More Information]
  • Michael, J., Smith, R., Rooney, K. (2010). Physiological Responses to Kayaking with a Swivel Seat. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 31(8), 555-560. [More Information]
  • Michael, J., Smith, R., Rooney, K. (2009). Determinants of kayak paddling performance. Sports Biomechanics, 8(2), 167-179. [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]
  • Michael, J., Rooney, K., Smith, R. (2009). La Richiesta Metabolica Della Canoa: Una Rivisitazione [The metabolic demands of kayaking: A review]. Nuova Canoa Ricerca, 67, 3-17.
  • Rooney, K. (2008). Hepatocellular carcinoma associated with recreational anabolic steroid use. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(1), 75-75. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K. (2008). Progressive velocity throwing training increases velocity without detriment to accuracy in sub-elite cricket players: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Sport Science, 8(6), 373-378. [More Information]
  • Michael, J., Rooney, K., Smith, R. (2008). The metabolic demands of kayaking: A review. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 7(1), 1-7.
  • Freeston, J., Ferdinands, E., Rooney, K. (2007). Throwing velocity and accuracy in elite and sub-elite cricket players: A descriptive study. European Journal of Sport Science, 7(4), 231-237. [More Information]
  • Trenell, M., Rooney, K., Sue, C., Thompson, C. (2006). Compression garments and recovery from eccentric exercise: A 31P-MRS study. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 5(1), 106-114.
  • Hopwood, M., Graham, K., Rooney, K. (2006). Creatine supplementation and swim performance: A brief review. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 5(1), 10-24.
  • Reardon, T., Ruell, P., Fiatarone Singh, M., Thompson, C., Rooney, K. (2006). Creatine supplementation does not enhance submaximal aerobic training adaptations in healthy young men and women. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 98(3), 234-241. [More Information]
  • Rooney, K., Bryson, J., Digney, A., Rae, C., Thompson, C. (2003). Creatine Supplementation affects glucose homeostasis but not insulin secretion in humans. Annals Of Nutrition And Metabolism, 47(1), 11-15. [More Information]
  • Arrowsmith, F., Ward, J., Rooney, K., Kriketos, A., Baur, L., Thompson, C. (2002). Body fatness, insulin sensitivity and muscle oxygen supply in adolescents. Clinical Science, 103(4), 391-396.
  • Rooney, K., Bryson, J., Phuyal, J., Denyer, G., Caterson, I., Thompson, C. (2002). Creatine supplementation alters insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis in vivo. Metabolism: clinical and experimental, 51(4), 518-522.
  • Arrowsmith, F., Ward, J., Ling, A., Rooney, K., Baur, L., Thompson, C. (2002). Fetal nutrition and muscle oxygen supply in childhood. Metabolism: clinical and experimental, 51(12), 1569-1572.
  • Buckley, A., Keserue, B., Rooney, K., Bryson, J., Caterson, I., Thompson, C. (2002). Maternal high fat feeding influences insulin secretion following an oral glucose load in young adult offspring. Diabetologia: clinical and experimental diabetes and metabolism, 45(Suppl. 2 646), A208-A208.
  • Arrowsmith, F., Ward, J., Rooney, K., Baur, L., Thompson, C., Kriketos, A. (2002). Predictors of muscle oxygen supply in adolescents. Clinical Science, , 391-396.
  • Buckley, A., Rooney, K., Phuyal, J., Bryson, J., Caterson, I., Thompson, C. (2001). Glucose intolerance in offspring of diabetic mice. Diabetologia: clinical and experimental diabetes and metabolism, 44(A244), 936.
  • Rooney, K., McEwan, S., Buckley, A., Phuyal, J., Bryson, J., Thompson, C. (2001). Muscle glycogen accumulation correlates with exercise activity irrespective of dietary fat content. Diabetologia: clinical and experimental diabetes and metabolism, 44(622 Suppl. 1), A163-A163.
  • Mehalski, K., Buckley, A., Enright, T., Kelly, P., Rooney, K., Seccombe, S., Octavianus, R., Peters, M., Thompson, C. (2001). Muscle lipid in adolescent males: Associations with anthropometry, insulin sensitivity and physical activity. Diabetologia: clinical and experimental diabetes and metabolism, 44(711 Suppl. 1), A185-A185.

Conferences

  • Mavros, Y., Rooney, K., Kay, S., Simar, D., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Baker, M., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., Meiklejohn, J., De Vos, N., Singh, N., Fiatarone Singh, M., et al (2012). Relative Muscle Mass is Inversely Associated with Insulin Resistance in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. European Congress on Obesity 2012, Freiburg: Karger.
  • Ainge, H., Thompson, C., Ozanne, S., Rooney, K. (2010). A systematic review on animal models of maternal high fat feeding and offspring glycaemic control and adiposity. 2010 Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Australia: Elsevier.
  • Rooney, K., Ainge, H., Ruell, P., Caillaud, C., Storlien, L., Thompson, C., Ozanne, S. (2010). Exercise during pregnancy reduces birth weight but does not protect offspring from the detrimental effects of maternal overnutrition on glucose homeostasis. 2010 Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Australia: Elsevier.
  • Freeston, J., Adams, R., Rooney, K. (2010). Proprioception and Throwing Accuracy after Exercise. Conference of Science, Medicine & Coaching in Cricket Conference.
  • Rooney, K., Ruell, P., Caillaud, C., Thompson, C., Ozanne, S. (2009). Exercise during pregnancy reduces high fat induced macrosomia. 45th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes EASD 2009, Germany: Springer.
  • Freeston, J., Adams, R., Rooney, K. (2009). Shoulder Proprioception Changes Following Throwing Specific and General Exercise Bouts with Implications for Throwing Accuracy. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise Conference, United States: American College of Sports Medicine.
  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K. (2007). Eight weeks of throwing training significantly increases throwing velocity without detriment to throwing accuracy in sub-elite cricketers. Sport Science Sport Medicine Conference, Australia: Cricket Australia.
  • Freeston, J., Ferdinands, E., Rooney, K. (2007). Throwing velocity and accuracy in elite and sub-elite cricket players: A descriptive study. 3rd World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket Conference Proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Rooney, K., Chow, C. (2005). A Crtieria referenced template for assessment of practical skill acquisition. EdHealth Conference 2005, Terrigal: College of Health Sciences.
  • Rooney, K., Bryson, J., Rae, C., Caterson, I., Thompson, C. (2002). Creatine supplementation alters glucose homeostasis but not insulin secretion in humans. 2002 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Rooney, K., Bryson, J., Caterson, I., Thompson, C. (2002). Creatine supplementation increases muscle glycogen content following exercise training. 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.

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, In Press.
  • Wong, A., Keats, K., Rooney, K., Hicks, C., Allsop, D., Arnold, J., McGregor, I. (2014). Fasting and exercise increase plasma cannabinoid levels in THC pre-treated rats: an examination of behavioural consequences. Psychopharmacology, online. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Adams, R., Ferdinands, E., Rooney, K. (2014). Indicators of throwing arm fatigue in elite adolescent male baseball players: A randomized crossover trial. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(8), 2115-2120.
  • 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]
  • Kendig, M., Lin, C., Beilharz, J., Rooney, K., Boakes, R. (2014). Maltodextrin can produce similar metabolic and cognitive effects to those of sucrose in the rat. Appetite, 77C, 1-12. [More Information]
  • Rooney, K. (2014). Nutrition in schools - Outdated Guidelines need updating. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(2), 78-78.
  • Kendig, M., Rooney, K., Corbit, L., Boakes, R. (2014). Persisting adiposity following chronic consumption of 10% sucrose solution: strain differences and behavioural effects. Physiology and Behavior, 130, 54-65.
  • Mavros, Y., Kay, S., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Baker, M., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., Meiklejohn, J., Climstein, M., O'Sullivan, A., De Vos, N., Rooney, K., Singh, N., Fiatarone Singh, M., et al (2014). Reductions in C-reactive protein in older adults with type 2 diabetes are related to improvements in body composition following a randomized controlled trial of resistance training. Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, On Line. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K., Smith, S., OMeara, D. (2014). Throwing performance and test-retest reliability in Olympic female water polo players. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 28(8), 2359-2365.
  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K. (2014). Throwing speed and accuracy in baseball and cricket players. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 118(3), 637-650. [More Information]

2013

  • Mavros, Y., Kay, S., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Baker, M., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., Meiklejohn, J., Climstein, M., O'Sullivan, A., De Vos, N., Rooney, K., Singh, N., Fiatarone Singh, M., et al (2013). Changes in insulin resistance and HbA1c are related to exercise-mediated changes in body composition in older adults with type 2 diabetes: Interim outcomes from the GREAT2DO trial. Diabetes Care, 36(8), 2372-2379. [More Information]
  • Kendig, M., Boakes, R., Rooney, K., Corbit, L. (2013). Chronic restricted access to 10% sucrose solution in adolescent and young adult rodents impairs spatial memory and alters sensitivity to outcome devaluation. Physiology and Behavior, 120, 164-172. [More Information]
  • Johnson, N., Chuter, V., Rooney, K. (2013). Conception of learning and clinical skill acquisition in undergraduate exercise science students: a pilot study. Advances in Physiology Education, 37(1), 108-111. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Wong, A., Montebello, M., Norberg, M., Rooney, K., Lintzeris, N., Bruno, R., Booth, J., Arnold, J., McGregor, I. (2013). Exercise increases plasma THC concentrations in regular cannabis users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 133(2), 763-767. [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]
  • Chan, C., Kendig, M., Boakes, R., Rooney, K. (2013). Low-volume exercise can prevent sucrose-induced weight gain but has limited impact on metabolic measures in rats. European Journal of Nutrition, 52(7), 1721-1732. [More Information]

2012

  • Sheludiakova, A., Rooney, K., Boakes, R. (2012). Metabolic and behavioural effects of sucrose and fructose/glucose drinks in the rat. European Journal of Nutrition, 51(4), 445-454. [More Information]
  • Mavros, Y., Rooney, K., Kay, S., Simar, D., Anderberg (nee Simpson), K., Baker, M., Wang, Y., Zhao, R., Meiklejohn, J., De Vos, N., Singh, N., Fiatarone Singh, M., et al (2012). Relative Muscle Mass is Inversely Associated with Insulin Resistance in Older Adults with Type 2 Diabetes. European Congress on Obesity 2012, Freiburg: Karger.
  • Michael, J., Rooney, K., Smith, R. (2012). The dynamics of elite paddling on a kayak simulator. Journal of Sports Sciences, 30(7), 661-668. [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

  • Rooney, K., Trayhurn, P. (2011). Lactate and the GPR81 receptor in metabolic regulation: implications for adipose tissue function and fatty acid utilisation by muscle during exercise. British Journal of Nutrition, 106(9), 1310-1316. [More Information]
  • Rooney, K., Ozanne, S. (2011). Maternal over-nutrition and offspring obesity predisposition: targets for preventative interventions. International Journal of Obesity, 35, 883-890. [More Information]
  • 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]

2010

  • Ainge, H., Thompson, C., Ozanne, S., Rooney, K. (2010). A systematic review on animal models of maternal high fat feeding and offspring glycaemic control. International Journal of Obesity, , 1-11. [More Information]
  • Ainge, H., Thompson, C., Ozanne, S., Rooney, K. (2010). A systematic review on animal models of maternal high fat feeding and offspring glycaemic control and adiposity. 2010 Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Australia: Elsevier.
  • Rooney, K., Ainge, H., Ruell, P., Caillaud, C., Storlien, L., Thompson, C., Ozanne, S. (2010). Exercise during pregnancy reduces birth weight but does not protect offspring from the detrimental effects of maternal overnutrition on glucose homeostasis. 2010 Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Australia: Elsevier.
  • Michael, J., Smith, R., Rooney, K. (2010). Physiological Responses to Kayaking with a Swivel Seat. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 31(8), 555-560. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Adams, R., Rooney, K. (2010). Proprioception and Throwing Accuracy after Exercise. Conference of Science, Medicine & Coaching in Cricket Conference.

2009

  • Michael, J., Smith, R., Rooney, K. (2009). Determinants of kayak paddling performance. Sports Biomechanics, 8(2), 167-179. [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]
  • Rooney, K., Ruell, P., Caillaud, C., Thompson, C., Ozanne, S. (2009). Exercise during pregnancy reduces high fat induced macrosomia. 45th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes EASD 2009, Germany: Springer.
  • Michael, J., Rooney, K., Smith, R. (2009). La Richiesta Metabolica Della Canoa: Una Rivisitazione [The metabolic demands of kayaking: A review]. Nuova Canoa Ricerca, 67, 3-17.
  • Freeston, J., Adams, R., Rooney, K. (2009). Shoulder Proprioception Changes Following Throwing Specific and General Exercise Bouts with Implications for Throwing Accuracy. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise Conference, United States: American College of Sports Medicine.

2008

  • Rooney, K. (2008). Hepatocellular carcinoma associated with recreational anabolic steroid use. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 42(1), 75-75. [More Information]
  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K. (2008). Progressive velocity throwing training increases velocity without detriment to accuracy in sub-elite cricket players: A randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Sport Science, 8(6), 373-378. [More Information]
  • Michael, J., Rooney, K., Smith, R. (2008). The metabolic demands of kayaking: A review. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 7(1), 1-7.

2007

  • Freeston, J., Rooney, K. (2007). Eight weeks of throwing training significantly increases throwing velocity without detriment to throwing accuracy in sub-elite cricketers. Sport Science Sport Medicine Conference, Australia: Cricket Australia.
  • Freeston, J., Ferdinands, E., Rooney, K. (2007). Throwing velocity and accuracy in elite and sub-elite cricket players: A descriptive study. 3rd World Congress of Science and Medicine in Cricket Conference Proceedings.
  • Freeston, J., Ferdinands, E., Rooney, K. (2007). Throwing velocity and accuracy in elite and sub-elite cricket players: A descriptive study. European Journal of Sport Science, 7(4), 231-237. [More Information]

2006

  • Trenell, M., Rooney, K., Sue, C., Thompson, C. (2006). Compression garments and recovery from eccentric exercise: A 31P-MRS study. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 5(1), 106-114.
  • Hopwood, M., Graham, K., Rooney, K. (2006). Creatine supplementation and swim performance: A brief review. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, 5(1), 10-24.
  • Reardon, T., Ruell, P., Fiatarone Singh, M., Thompson, C., Rooney, K. (2006). Creatine supplementation does not enhance submaximal aerobic training adaptations in healthy young men and women. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 98(3), 234-241. [More Information]
  • 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.

2005

  • Rooney, K., Chow, C. (2005). A Crtieria referenced template for assessment of practical skill acquisition. EdHealth Conference 2005, Terrigal: College of Health Sciences.

2003

  • Rooney, K., Bryson, J., Digney, A., Rae, C., Thompson, C. (2003). Creatine Supplementation affects glucose homeostasis but not insulin secretion in humans. Annals Of Nutrition And Metabolism, 47(1), 11-15. [More Information]

2002

  • Arrowsmith, F., Ward, J., Rooney, K., Kriketos, A., Baur, L., Thompson, C. (2002). Body fatness, insulin sensitivity and muscle oxygen supply in adolescents. Clinical Science, 103(4), 391-396.
  • Rooney, K., Bryson, J., Rae, C., Caterson, I., Thompson, C. (2002). Creatine supplementation alters glucose homeostasis but not insulin secretion in humans. 2002 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Rooney, K., Bryson, J., Phuyal, J., Denyer, G., Caterson, I., Thompson, C. (2002). Creatine supplementation alters insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis in vivo. Metabolism: clinical and experimental, 51(4), 518-522.
  • Rooney, K., Bryson, J., Caterson, I., Thompson, C. (2002). Creatine supplementation increases muscle glycogen content following exercise training. 2002 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, : British Medical Journal Publishing Group.
  • Arrowsmith, F., Ward, J., Ling, A., Rooney, K., Baur, L., Thompson, C. (2002). Fetal nutrition and muscle oxygen supply in childhood. Metabolism: clinical and experimental, 51(12), 1569-1572.
  • Buckley, A., Keserue, B., Rooney, K., Bryson, J., Caterson, I., Thompson, C. (2002). Maternal high fat feeding influences insulin secretion following an oral glucose load in young adult offspring. Diabetologia: clinical and experimental diabetes and metabolism, 45(Suppl. 2 646), A208-A208.
  • 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.
  • Arrowsmith, F., Ward, J., Rooney, K., Baur, L., Thompson, C., Kriketos, A. (2002). Predictors of muscle oxygen supply in adolescents. Clinical Science, , 391-396.

2001

  • Buckley, A., Rooney, K., Phuyal, J., Bryson, J., Caterson, I., Thompson, C. (2001). Glucose intolerance in offspring of diabetic mice. Diabetologia: clinical and experimental diabetes and metabolism, 44(A244), 936.
  • Rooney, K., McEwan, S., Buckley, A., Phuyal, J., Bryson, J., Thompson, C. (2001). Muscle glycogen accumulation correlates with exercise activity irrespective of dietary fat content. Diabetologia: clinical and experimental diabetes and metabolism, 44(622 Suppl. 1), A163-A163.
  • Mehalski, K., Buckley, A., Enright, T., Kelly, P., Rooney, K., Seccombe, S., Octavianus, R., Peters, M., Thompson, C. (2001). Muscle lipid in adolescent males: Associations with anthropometry, insulin sensitivity and physical activity. Diabetologia: clinical and experimental diabetes and metabolism, 44(711 Suppl. 1), A185-A185.

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