Dr Jacqui Webster

Director of World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction, Food Policy Division, The George Institute for Global Health
Senior Lecturer, Public Health, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9993 4520
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Biographical details

Jacqui Webster is a Senior Research Fellow in food policy at the George Institute for Global Health. She is currently supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship and a Heart Foundation Future Leaders Award on international strategies to reduce salt. She is Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction Division at the George Institute with a remit is to support countries to achieve the new global targets to reduce salt by 30% by 2025 including through providing direct support to countries, producing and disseminating resources and extending the evidence base. Jacqui is also a conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Her primary research interests are pulic health nutrition interventions, including implementation and evaluation of salt reduction interventions, public health advocacy, stakeholder engagement and research translation. She previously established and implemented the UK Government's salt reduction strategy and then helped to establish and co-ordinate the Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health at the George Institute in 2007. She was awarded her PhD from Sydney Medical School at University of Sydney in 2011. She has since authored several international reviews of salt reduction initiatives and currently receives project support from the National Health and Medical Research Council, the National Heart Foundation, the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation and the World Health Organization for work in this field.

Research interests

Main research interests are food policy and advocacy, public health nutrition interventions, evaluation of complex interventions, changing and monitoring the food supply, behaviour change and research translation.

Teaching and supervision

Jacqui regularly provides guest lectures on issues relating to public health advocacy and changing the food environment including to the University of Sydney, University of Wollongong and overses.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Estimating mean population salt intake from spot urine samples in Fiji and Samoa Joseph Alvin Santos SANTOS
Evaluating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of initiatives to reduce population salt intake for the prevention of hypertension and CVD Kathy TRIEU

Current projects

Director of WHO Collaborating Centre on Population Salt Reduction supporting countries to achieve the global targets to reduce salt by 30% by 2025

CIA on NHMRC funded research on cost effectiveness of salt reduction in the Pacific Islands (Fiji and Samoa)

CIB on NHMR funded research project on developing a salt reduction strategy for India

CIC on NHMRC Partnership Project on Reducing Population Salt intake in Victoria

CIC on randomised controlled trial to test the impact of different front of pack labelling schemes on salt reduction in Australia

Editor and Co-Chair, World Hypertension League Sodium Advisory Committee, The Science of Salt Weekely

Leading series of WHO funded projects to facilitate salt reduction strategies including in Vietnam, Cambodia and the Pacific Islands

Partipating in partnership with Menzies Institute, Darwin on salt reduction in Indigenous Communities

Associate Investigator on George Institute NHMRC Program grant on novel approaches to preventing cardiovascular diseases

Associate Investigator, Centre for Research Excellence on Obesity and Food Policy Systems, led by Deakin University

Associations

INternational Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity

High Blood Pressure Research Association

Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases

Health Promotion Australia

Nutrition Society of Australia

Awards and honours

National Health andMedical Research Council Career Development Aware 2014-2018

Heart Foundation Future Leaders Award 2014-2018

World Hypertension League Award for Notable Contribution to Dietary Salt Reduction 2014

Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship 2012-2014

In the media

Jacqui is frequency featured in the media including TV, radio and print media

International links

Cameroon

(University of Calgary University of Toronto) Several projects

Fiji

(C-POND National Nutrition centre Ministry of Health) NHMRC Project Grant on Reducing salt in the Pacific Islands

Mongolia

(Ministry of Health Public Health Institute World Health Organization) Facilitated salt reduction consultation in 2011 and have maintained contact through ongoing support into strategy development, co-supervision of PhD student and series of publications

Samoa

(Ministry of Health World Health Organization) NHMRC funded project on cost effectiveness of salt reduction in the Pacific Islands

Vietnam

(National Institute of Nutrition) Undertaken pilot work on salt reduction and currently trying to get funding to scale up the work

Selected grants

2016

  • Reducing salt intake using food policy interventions; Neal B, Nowson C, Swinburn B, Woodward M, Ni Mhurchu C, Simpson S, Moodie M, Webster J, Sacks G, Wu J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Centres for Research Excellence.

2015

  • Reducing population salt consumption in Victoria; Neal B, Nowson C, Webster J, Dunford E, Jan S, Grimes C, Woodward M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Projects.
  • International Strategies to Reduce Population Salt Intake; Webster J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Career Development Fellowships.
  • International strategies to reduce population salt intake; Webster J; National Heart Foundation of Australia/Future Leader Fellowship.

2014

  • A large-scale randomised trial to define the optimal front-of-pack labelling system for Australian foods; Neal B, Pettigrew S, Webster J, Sacks G; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Projects.

2012

  • Cost effectiveness of salt reduction interventions in Pacific Islands; Webster J, Snowdon W, Neal B, Moodie M; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Strategic Awards: Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases.
  • Is legislation the only effective way to get the food industry to improve the nutritional composition of foods; Webster J, Webster J; National Heart Foundation of Australia/Postdoctoral Fellowships (Biomedical, Clinical, Public Health, Health Services).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Eyles, H., Shields, E., Webster, J., Mhurchu, C. (2016). Achieving the WHO sodium target: Estimation of reductions required in the sodium content of packaged foods and other sources of dietary sodium. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 104(2), 470-479. [More Information]
  • Arcand, J., Webster, J., Johnson, C., Raj, T., Neal, B., McLean, R., Trieu, K., Wong, M., Leung, A., Campbell, N. (2016). Announcing "Up to Date in the Science of Sodium". Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 18(2), 85-88. [More Information]
  • Land, M., Wu, J., Selwyn, A., Crino, M., Woodward, M., Chalmers, J., Webster, J., Nowson, C., Jeffery, P., Smith, W., Flood, V., Neal, B. (2016). Effects of a community-based salt reduction program in a regional Australian population. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Zhou, B., Webster, J., Fu, L., Wang, H., Wu, X., Wang, W., Shi, J. (2016). Intake of low sodium salt substitute for 3 years attenuates the increase in blood pressure in a rural population of North China - A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Cardiology, 215, 377-382. [More Information]
  • Huang, L., Crino, M., Wu, J., Woodward, M., Barzi, F., Land, M., McLean, R., Webster, J., Enkhtungalag, B., Neal, B. (2016). Mean population salt intake estimated from 24-h urine samples and spot urine samples: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology, 45(1), 239-250. [More Information]
  • McLaren, L., Sumar, N., Barberio, A., Trieu, K., Lorenzetti, D., Tarasuk, V., Webster, J., Campbell, N. (2016). Population-level interventions in government jurisdictions for dietary sodium reduction. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 (9), 1-117. [More Information]
  • Huang, L., Crino, M., Wu, J., Woodward, M., Land, M., McLean, R., Webster, J., Enkhtungalag, B., Nowson, C., Elliott, P., Neal, B., Petersen, K., et al (2016). Reliable Quantification of the Potential for Equations Based on Spot Urine Samples to Estimate Population Salt Intake: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(3), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Land, M., Webster, J., Ma, G., Li, M., Su'a, S., Ieremia, M., Viali, S., Faeamani, G., Bell, A., Quested, C., Neal, B., Eastman, C. (2016). Salt intake and iodine status of women in Samoa. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 25(2), 142-149. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Su'a, S., Ieremia, M., Bompoint, S., Johnson, C., Faeamani, G., Vaiaso, M., Snowdon, W., Land, M., Trieu, K., Neal, B., Woodward, M., et al (2016). Salt Intakes, Knowledge, and Behavior in Samoa: Monitoring Salt-Consumption Patterns Through the World Health Organization's Surveillance of Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors (STEPS). Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 18(9), 884-891. [More Information]
  • Christoforou, A., Trieu, K., Land, M., Bolam, B., Webster, J. (2016). State-level and community-level salt reduction initiatives: A systematic review of global programmes and their impact. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(11), 1140-1150. [More Information]
  • Arcand, J., Wong, M., Trieu, K., Leung, A., Campbell, N., Webster, J., Johnson, C., Raj, T., McLean, R., Neal, B. (2016). The Science of Salt: A Regularly Updated Systematic Review of Salt and Health Outcomes (June and July 2015). Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 18(5), 371-377. [More Information]
  • Trieu, K., McLean, R., Johnson, C., Santos, J., Angell, B., Arcand, J., Raj, T., Campbell, N., Wong, M., Leung, A., Neal, B., Webster, J. (2016). The Science of Salt: A Regularly Updated Systematic Review of the Implementation of Salt Reduction Interventions (June–October 2015). Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 18(6), 487-494. [More Information]
  • Johnson, C., Raj, T., Trieu, K., Arcand, J., Wong, M., McLean, R., Leung, A., Campbell, N., Webster, J. (2016). The Science of Salt: A Systematic Review of Quality Clinical Salt Outcome Studies June 2014 to May 2015. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 18(9), 832-839. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Bolam, B. (2016). The State of Salt: How state-based initiatives can drive national action on salt reduction in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(3), 203-203. [More Information]
  • Peiris, D., Thompson, S., Beratarrechea, A., Cardenas, M., Diez-Canseco, F., Goudge, J., Gyamfi, J., Kamano, J., Irazola, V., Johnson, C., Webster, J., Webster, R., et al (2015). Behaviour change strategies for reducing blood pressure-related disease burden: findings from a global implementation research programme. Implementation Science, 10(1), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Enkhtungalag, B., Batjargal, J., Chimedsuren, O., Tsogzolmaa, B., Anderson, C., Webster, J. (2015). Developing a national salt reduction strategy for Mongolia. Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, 5(3), 229-237. [More Information]
  • Nowson, C., Lim, K., Grimes, C., O'Halloran, S., Land, M., Webster, J., Shaw, J., Chalmers, J., Smith, W., Flood, V., Woodward, M., Neal, B. (2015). Dietary salt intake and discretionary salt use in two general population samples in Australia: 2011 and 2014. Nutrients, 7(12), 10501-10512. [More Information]
  • Christoforou, A., Snowdon, W., Laesango, N., Vatucawaqa, S., Lamar, D., Alam, L., Lippwe, K., Havea, I., Tairea, K., Hoejskov, P., Webster, J., et al (2015). Progress on Salt Reduction in the Pacific Islands: From Strategies to Action. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 24(5), 503-509. [More Information]
  • Campbell, N., Correa-Rotter, R., Cappuccio, F., Webster, J., Lackland, D., Neal, B., MacGregor, G. (2015). Proposed nomenclature for salt intake and for reductions in dietary salt. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 17(4), 247-251. [More Information]
  • Hussain, I., Schoenhagen, P., Webster, J. (2015). Salt intake reduction efforts: advances and challenges. Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, 5(3), 169-171. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Trieu, K., Dunford, E., Nowson,, C., Jolly, K., Greenland, R., Reimers, J., Bolam, B. (2015). Salt reduction in Australia: from advocacy to action. Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, 5(3), 207-218. [More Information]
  • Trieu, K., Neal, B., Hawkes, C., Dunford, E., Campbell, N., Rodriguez-Fernandez, R., Legetic, B., MacLaren, L., Barberio, A., Webster, J. (2015). Salt Reduction Initiatives around the World - A Systematic Review of Progress towards the Global Target. PloS One, 10(7), 1-22. [More Information]
  • Downs, S., Christoforou, A., Snowdon, W., Dunford, E., Hoejskov, P., Legetic, B., Campbell, N., Webster, J. (2015). Setting targets for salt levels in foods: A five-step approach for low- and middle-income countries. Food Policy, 55, 101-108. [More Information]
  • Dunford, E., Guggilla, R., Ratneswaran, A., Webster, J., Maulik, P., Neal, B. (2015). The adherence of packaged food products in Hyderabad, India with nutritional labelling guidelines. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 24(3), 540-545. [More Information]
  • Johnson, C., Raj, T., Trudeau, L., Bacon, S., Padwal, R., Webster, J., Campbell, N. (2015). The Science of Salt: A Systematic Review of Clinical Salt Studies 2013 to 2014. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 17(5), 401-411. [More Information]
  • Campbell, N., Appel, L., Cappuccio, F., Correa-Rotter, R., Hankey, G., Lackland, D., MacGregor, G., Neal, B., Niebylski, M., Webster, J., Woodward, M., et al (2014). A Call for Quality Research on Salt Intake and Health: From the World Hypertension League and Supporting Organizations. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 16(7), 469-471. [More Information]
  • Elliott, T., Trevena, H., Sacks, G., Dunford, E., Martin, J., Webster, J., Swinburn, B., Moodie, R., Neal, B. (2014). A systematic interim assessment of the Australian Government's Food and Health Dialogue. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(2), 92-95. [More Information]
  • 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, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Dunford, E., Kennington, S., Neal, B., Chapman, S. (2014). Drop the Salt! Assessing the impact of a public health advocacy strategy on Australian government policy on salt. Public Health Nutrition, 17(1), 212-218. [More Information]
  • Dunford, E., Trevena, H., Goodsell, C., Ng, K., Webster, J., Millis, A., Goldstein, S., Hugueniot, O., Neal, B. (2014). FoodSwitch: A Mobile Phone App to Enable Consumers to Make Healthier Food Choices and Crowdsourcing of National Food Composition Data. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 2(3), 1-11.
  • Johnson, C., Mohan, S., Praveen, D., Woodward, M., Maulik, P., Shivashankar, R., Amarchand, R., Webster, J., Dunford, E., Thout, S., Neal, B., et al (2014). Protocol for developing the evidence base for a national salt reduction programme for India. BMJ Open, 4(10), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Land, M., Jeffery, P., Webster, J., Crino, M., Chalmers, J., Woodward, M., Nowson,, C., Smith, W., Flood, V., Neal, B. (2014). Protocol for the implementation and evaluation of a community-based intervention seeking to reduce dietary salt intake in Lithgow, Australia. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Land, M., Christoforou, A., Eastman, C., Zimmerman, M., Campbell, N., Neal, B. (2014). Reducing dietary salt intake and preventing iodine deficiency: Towards a common public health agenda. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(9), 507-508. [More Information]
  • Land, M., Webster, J., Christoforou, A., Praveen, D., Jeffery, P., Chalmers, J., Smith, W., Woodward, M., Barzi, F., Nowson,, C., Neal, B., et al (2014). Salt intake assessed by 24 h urinary sodium excretion in a random and opportunistic sample in Australia. BMJ Open, 4(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Trieu, K., Dunford, E., Hawkes, C. (2014). Target salt 2025: a global overview of national programs to encourage the food industry to reduce salt in foods. Nutrients, 6(8), 3274-3287. [More Information]
  • Land, M., Webster, J., Christoforou, A., Johnson, C., Trevena, H., Hodgins, F., Chalmers, J., Woodward, M., Barzi, F., Smith, W., Flood, V., Neal, B., et al (2014). The association of knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to salt with 24-hour urinary sodium excretion. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Trevena, H., Dunford, E., Neal, B., Webster, J. (2014). The Australian Food and Health Dialogue - the implications of the sodium recommendation for pasta sauces. Public Health Nutrition, 17(7), 1647-1653. [More Information]
  • Charlton, K., Webster, J., Kowal, P. (2014). To legislate or not to legislate? A comparison of the UK and South African approaches to the development and implementation of salt reduction programs. Nutrients, 6(9), 3672-3695. [More Information]
  • Powles, J., Fahimi, S., Micha, R., Khatibzadeh, S., Shi, P., Ezzati, M., Engell, R., Lim, S., Webster, J., et al (2013). Global, regional and national sodium intakes in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis of 24 h urinary sodium excretion and dietary surveys worldwide. BMJ Open, 3(12), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Eyles, H., Webster, J., Jebb, S., Capelin, C., Neal, B., Mhurchu, C. (2013). Impact of the UK voluntary sodium reduction targets on the sodium content of processed foods from 2006 to 2011: analysis of household consumer panel data. Preventive Medicine, 57(5), 555-560. [More Information]
  • 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 (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (9), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Neal, B., Sacks, G., Swinburn, B., Vandevijvere, S., Dunford, E., Snowdon, W., Webster, J., Barquera, S., Friel, S., Hawkes, C., et al (2013). Monitoring the levels of important nutrients in the food supply. Obesity Reviews, 14(Suppl 1), 49-58. [More Information]
  • Dunford, E., Webster, J., Blanco-Metzler, A., Czernichow, S., Mhurchu, C., Wolmarans, P., Snowdon, W., L'Abbe, M., Li, N., Maulik, P., Neal, B., et al (2012). International collaborative project to compare and monitor the nutritional composition of processed foods. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 19(6), 1326-1332. [More Information]
  • Hawkes, C., Webster, J. (2012). National Approaches to Monitoring Population Salt Intake: A Trade-Off between Accuracy and Practicality? PloS One, 7(10), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Neal, B., Webster, J., Czernichow, S. (2012). Sanguine about salt reduction. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 19(6), 1324-1345.
  • Dunford, E., Webster, J., Woodward, M., Czernichow, S., Yuan, W., Jenner, K., Mhurchu, C., Jacobson, M., Campbell, N., Neal, B. (2012). The variability of reported salt levels in fast foods across six countries: opportunities for salt reduction. CMAJ, 184(9), 1023-1028. [More Information]
  • Dunford, E., Eyles, H., Ni Mhurchu, C., Webster, J., Neal, B. (2011). Changes in the sodium content of bread in Australia and New Zealand between 2007 and 2010: implications for policy. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(6), 346-349. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Dunford, E., Hawkes, C., Neal, B. (2011). Salt reduction initiatives around the world. Journal of Hypertension, 29(6), 1043-1050. [More Information]
  • Mhurchu, C., Capelin, C., Dunford, E., Webster, J., Neal, B., Jebb, S. (2011). Sodium content of processed foods in the United Kingdom: analysis of 44,000 foods purchased by 21,000 households. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 93(3), 594-600. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Dunford, E., Neal, B. (2010). A systematic survey of the sodium contents of processed foods. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 91(2), 413-420. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Li, N., Dunford, E., Nowson, C., Neal, B. (2010). Consumer awareness and self-reported behaviours related to salt consumption in Australia. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 19(4), 550-554. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Dunford, E., Barzi, F., Neal, B. (2010). Just add a pinch of salt!--current directions for the use of salt in recipes in Australian magazines. European Journal of Public Health, 20(1), 96-99. [More Information]
  • Dunford, E., Webster, J., Barzi, F., Neal, B. (2010). Nutrient content of products served by leading Australian fast food chains. Appetite, 55(3), 484-489. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Dunford, E., Huxley, R., Li, N., Nowson, C., Neal, B. (2009). The development of a national salt reduction strategy for Australia. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 18(3), 303-309. [More Information]

2016

  • Eyles, H., Shields, E., Webster, J., Mhurchu, C. (2016). Achieving the WHO sodium target: Estimation of reductions required in the sodium content of packaged foods and other sources of dietary sodium. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 104(2), 470-479. [More Information]
  • Arcand, J., Webster, J., Johnson, C., Raj, T., Neal, B., McLean, R., Trieu, K., Wong, M., Leung, A., Campbell, N. (2016). Announcing "Up to Date in the Science of Sodium". Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 18(2), 85-88. [More Information]
  • Land, M., Wu, J., Selwyn, A., Crino, M., Woodward, M., Chalmers, J., Webster, J., Nowson, C., Jeffery, P., Smith, W., Flood, V., Neal, B. (2016). Effects of a community-based salt reduction program in a regional Australian population. BMC Public Health, 16(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Zhou, B., Webster, J., Fu, L., Wang, H., Wu, X., Wang, W., Shi, J. (2016). Intake of low sodium salt substitute for 3 years attenuates the increase in blood pressure in a rural population of North China - A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Cardiology, 215, 377-382. [More Information]
  • Huang, L., Crino, M., Wu, J., Woodward, M., Barzi, F., Land, M., McLean, R., Webster, J., Enkhtungalag, B., Neal, B. (2016). Mean population salt intake estimated from 24-h urine samples and spot urine samples: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology, 45(1), 239-250. [More Information]
  • McLaren, L., Sumar, N., Barberio, A., Trieu, K., Lorenzetti, D., Tarasuk, V., Webster, J., Campbell, N. (2016). Population-level interventions in government jurisdictions for dietary sodium reduction. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 (9), 1-117. [More Information]
  • Huang, L., Crino, M., Wu, J., Woodward, M., Land, M., McLean, R., Webster, J., Enkhtungalag, B., Nowson, C., Elliott, P., Neal, B., Petersen, K., et al (2016). Reliable Quantification of the Potential for Equations Based on Spot Urine Samples to Estimate Population Salt Intake: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JMIR Research Protocols, 5(3), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Land, M., Webster, J., Ma, G., Li, M., Su'a, S., Ieremia, M., Viali, S., Faeamani, G., Bell, A., Quested, C., Neal, B., Eastman, C. (2016). Salt intake and iodine status of women in Samoa. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 25(2), 142-149. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Su'a, S., Ieremia, M., Bompoint, S., Johnson, C., Faeamani, G., Vaiaso, M., Snowdon, W., Land, M., Trieu, K., Neal, B., Woodward, M., et al (2016). Salt Intakes, Knowledge, and Behavior in Samoa: Monitoring Salt-Consumption Patterns Through the World Health Organization's Surveillance of Noncommunicable Disease Risk Factors (STEPS). Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 18(9), 884-891. [More Information]
  • Christoforou, A., Trieu, K., Land, M., Bolam, B., Webster, J. (2016). State-level and community-level salt reduction initiatives: A systematic review of global programmes and their impact. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 70(11), 1140-1150. [More Information]
  • Arcand, J., Wong, M., Trieu, K., Leung, A., Campbell, N., Webster, J., Johnson, C., Raj, T., McLean, R., Neal, B. (2016). The Science of Salt: A Regularly Updated Systematic Review of Salt and Health Outcomes (June and July 2015). Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 18(5), 371-377. [More Information]
  • Trieu, K., McLean, R., Johnson, C., Santos, J., Angell, B., Arcand, J., Raj, T., Campbell, N., Wong, M., Leung, A., Neal, B., Webster, J. (2016). The Science of Salt: A Regularly Updated Systematic Review of the Implementation of Salt Reduction Interventions (June–October 2015). Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 18(6), 487-494. [More Information]
  • Johnson, C., Raj, T., Trieu, K., Arcand, J., Wong, M., McLean, R., Leung, A., Campbell, N., Webster, J. (2016). The Science of Salt: A Systematic Review of Quality Clinical Salt Outcome Studies June 2014 to May 2015. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 18(9), 832-839. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Bolam, B. (2016). The State of Salt: How state-based initiatives can drive national action on salt reduction in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 40(3), 203-203. [More Information]

2015

  • Peiris, D., Thompson, S., Beratarrechea, A., Cardenas, M., Diez-Canseco, F., Goudge, J., Gyamfi, J., Kamano, J., Irazola, V., Johnson, C., Webster, J., Webster, R., et al (2015). Behaviour change strategies for reducing blood pressure-related disease burden: findings from a global implementation research programme. Implementation Science, 10(1), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Enkhtungalag, B., Batjargal, J., Chimedsuren, O., Tsogzolmaa, B., Anderson, C., Webster, J. (2015). Developing a national salt reduction strategy for Mongolia. Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, 5(3), 229-237. [More Information]
  • Nowson, C., Lim, K., Grimes, C., O'Halloran, S., Land, M., Webster, J., Shaw, J., Chalmers, J., Smith, W., Flood, V., Woodward, M., Neal, B. (2015). Dietary salt intake and discretionary salt use in two general population samples in Australia: 2011 and 2014. Nutrients, 7(12), 10501-10512. [More Information]
  • Christoforou, A., Snowdon, W., Laesango, N., Vatucawaqa, S., Lamar, D., Alam, L., Lippwe, K., Havea, I., Tairea, K., Hoejskov, P., Webster, J., et al (2015). Progress on Salt Reduction in the Pacific Islands: From Strategies to Action. Heart, Lung and Circulation, 24(5), 503-509. [More Information]
  • Campbell, N., Correa-Rotter, R., Cappuccio, F., Webster, J., Lackland, D., Neal, B., MacGregor, G. (2015). Proposed nomenclature for salt intake and for reductions in dietary salt. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 17(4), 247-251. [More Information]
  • Hussain, I., Schoenhagen, P., Webster, J. (2015). Salt intake reduction efforts: advances and challenges. Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, 5(3), 169-171. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Trieu, K., Dunford, E., Nowson,, C., Jolly, K., Greenland, R., Reimers, J., Bolam, B. (2015). Salt reduction in Australia: from advocacy to action. Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, 5(3), 207-218. [More Information]
  • Trieu, K., Neal, B., Hawkes, C., Dunford, E., Campbell, N., Rodriguez-Fernandez, R., Legetic, B., MacLaren, L., Barberio, A., Webster, J. (2015). Salt Reduction Initiatives around the World - A Systematic Review of Progress towards the Global Target. PloS One, 10(7), 1-22. [More Information]
  • Downs, S., Christoforou, A., Snowdon, W., Dunford, E., Hoejskov, P., Legetic, B., Campbell, N., Webster, J. (2015). Setting targets for salt levels in foods: A five-step approach for low- and middle-income countries. Food Policy, 55, 101-108. [More Information]
  • Dunford, E., Guggilla, R., Ratneswaran, A., Webster, J., Maulik, P., Neal, B. (2015). The adherence of packaged food products in Hyderabad, India with nutritional labelling guidelines. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 24(3), 540-545. [More Information]
  • Johnson, C., Raj, T., Trudeau, L., Bacon, S., Padwal, R., Webster, J., Campbell, N. (2015). The Science of Salt: A Systematic Review of Clinical Salt Studies 2013 to 2014. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 17(5), 401-411. [More Information]

2014

  • Campbell, N., Appel, L., Cappuccio, F., Correa-Rotter, R., Hankey, G., Lackland, D., MacGregor, G., Neal, B., Niebylski, M., Webster, J., Woodward, M., et al (2014). A Call for Quality Research on Salt Intake and Health: From the World Hypertension League and Supporting Organizations. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 16(7), 469-471. [More Information]
  • Elliott, T., Trevena, H., Sacks, G., Dunford, E., Martin, J., Webster, J., Swinburn, B., Moodie, R., Neal, B. (2014). A systematic interim assessment of the Australian Government's Food and Health Dialogue. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(2), 92-95. [More Information]
  • 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, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Dunford, E., Kennington, S., Neal, B., Chapman, S. (2014). Drop the Salt! Assessing the impact of a public health advocacy strategy on Australian government policy on salt. Public Health Nutrition, 17(1), 212-218. [More Information]
  • Dunford, E., Trevena, H., Goodsell, C., Ng, K., Webster, J., Millis, A., Goldstein, S., Hugueniot, O., Neal, B. (2014). FoodSwitch: A Mobile Phone App to Enable Consumers to Make Healthier Food Choices and Crowdsourcing of National Food Composition Data. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 2(3), 1-11.
  • Johnson, C., Mohan, S., Praveen, D., Woodward, M., Maulik, P., Shivashankar, R., Amarchand, R., Webster, J., Dunford, E., Thout, S., Neal, B., et al (2014). Protocol for developing the evidence base for a national salt reduction programme for India. BMJ Open, 4(10), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Land, M., Jeffery, P., Webster, J., Crino, M., Chalmers, J., Woodward, M., Nowson,, C., Smith, W., Flood, V., Neal, B. (2014). Protocol for the implementation and evaluation of a community-based intervention seeking to reduce dietary salt intake in Lithgow, Australia. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Land, M., Christoforou, A., Eastman, C., Zimmerman, M., Campbell, N., Neal, B. (2014). Reducing dietary salt intake and preventing iodine deficiency: Towards a common public health agenda. Medical Journal of Australia, 201(9), 507-508. [More Information]
  • Land, M., Webster, J., Christoforou, A., Praveen, D., Jeffery, P., Chalmers, J., Smith, W., Woodward, M., Barzi, F., Nowson,, C., Neal, B., et al (2014). Salt intake assessed by 24 h urinary sodium excretion in a random and opportunistic sample in Australia. BMJ Open, 4(2), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Trieu, K., Dunford, E., Hawkes, C. (2014). Target salt 2025: a global overview of national programs to encourage the food industry to reduce salt in foods. Nutrients, 6(8), 3274-3287. [More Information]
  • Land, M., Webster, J., Christoforou, A., Johnson, C., Trevena, H., Hodgins, F., Chalmers, J., Woodward, M., Barzi, F., Smith, W., Flood, V., Neal, B., et al (2014). The association of knowledge, attitudes and behaviours related to salt with 24-hour urinary sodium excretion. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Trevena, H., Dunford, E., Neal, B., Webster, J. (2014). The Australian Food and Health Dialogue - the implications of the sodium recommendation for pasta sauces. Public Health Nutrition, 17(7), 1647-1653. [More Information]
  • Charlton, K., Webster, J., Kowal, P. (2014). To legislate or not to legislate? A comparison of the UK and South African approaches to the development and implementation of salt reduction programs. Nutrients, 6(9), 3672-3695. [More Information]

2013

  • Powles, J., Fahimi, S., Micha, R., Khatibzadeh, S., Shi, P., Ezzati, M., Engell, R., Lim, S., Webster, J., et al (2013). Global, regional and national sodium intakes in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis of 24 h urinary sodium excretion and dietary surveys worldwide. BMJ Open, 3(12), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Eyles, H., Webster, J., Jebb, S., Capelin, C., Neal, B., Mhurchu, C. (2013). Impact of the UK voluntary sodium reduction targets on the sodium content of processed foods from 2006 to 2011: analysis of household consumer panel data. Preventive Medicine, 57(5), 555-560. [More Information]
  • 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 (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2013 (9), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Neal, B., Sacks, G., Swinburn, B., Vandevijvere, S., Dunford, E., Snowdon, W., Webster, J., Barquera, S., Friel, S., Hawkes, C., et al (2013). Monitoring the levels of important nutrients in the food supply. Obesity Reviews, 14(Suppl 1), 49-58. [More Information]

2012

  • Dunford, E., Webster, J., Blanco-Metzler, A., Czernichow, S., Mhurchu, C., Wolmarans, P., Snowdon, W., L'Abbe, M., Li, N., Maulik, P., Neal, B., et al (2012). International collaborative project to compare and monitor the nutritional composition of processed foods. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, 19(6), 1326-1332. [More Information]
  • Hawkes, C., Webster, J. (2012). National Approaches to Monitoring Population Salt Intake: A Trade-Off between Accuracy and Practicality? PloS One, 7(10), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Neal, B., Webster, J., Czernichow, S. (2012). Sanguine about salt reduction. European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 19(6), 1324-1345.
  • Dunford, E., Webster, J., Woodward, M., Czernichow, S., Yuan, W., Jenner, K., Mhurchu, C., Jacobson, M., Campbell, N., Neal, B. (2012). The variability of reported salt levels in fast foods across six countries: opportunities for salt reduction. CMAJ, 184(9), 1023-1028. [More Information]

2011

  • Dunford, E., Eyles, H., Ni Mhurchu, C., Webster, J., Neal, B. (2011). Changes in the sodium content of bread in Australia and New Zealand between 2007 and 2010: implications for policy. Medical Journal of Australia, 195(6), 346-349. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Dunford, E., Hawkes, C., Neal, B. (2011). Salt reduction initiatives around the world. Journal of Hypertension, 29(6), 1043-1050. [More Information]
  • Mhurchu, C., Capelin, C., Dunford, E., Webster, J., Neal, B., Jebb, S. (2011). Sodium content of processed foods in the United Kingdom: analysis of 44,000 foods purchased by 21,000 households. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 93(3), 594-600. [More Information]

2010

  • Webster, J., Dunford, E., Neal, B. (2010). A systematic survey of the sodium contents of processed foods. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 91(2), 413-420. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Li, N., Dunford, E., Nowson, C., Neal, B. (2010). Consumer awareness and self-reported behaviours related to salt consumption in Australia. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 19(4), 550-554. [More Information]
  • Webster, J., Dunford, E., Barzi, F., Neal, B. (2010). Just add a pinch of salt!--current directions for the use of salt in recipes in Australian magazines. European Journal of Public Health, 20(1), 96-99. [More Information]
  • Dunford, E., Webster, J., Barzi, F., Neal, B. (2010). Nutrient content of products served by leading Australian fast food chains. Appetite, 55(3), 484-489. [More Information]

2009

  • Webster, J., Dunford, E., Huxley, R., Li, N., Nowson, C., Neal, B. (2009). The development of a national salt reduction strategy for Australia. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 18(3), 303-309. [More Information]

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