Dr Louise Hardy

Senior Research Fellow , NSW Physical Activity, Nutrition and , Obesity Research Group (PANORG)
Public Health, School of Public Health

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Biographical details

Louise Hardy is Senior Research Fellow at the Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group (PANORG) based at the University of Sydney. Her research interests focus on the population measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviours among young people and the development of population based intervention strategies aimed at changing behaviours associated with the development of obesity. Much of her work is done in the school setting. Louise has been an Investigator in the NSW 2004 and 2010 Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS). She serves on a number of Steering Committees addressing overweight and obesity including the Australian Child & Adolescent Obesity Research Network¿s (ACAORN) Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Stream, which aims to build collaborative research in paediatric obesity nationally.

Research interests

obesity prevention, population measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviours, intervention evaluation

Teaching and supervision

Course Co-ordinator for PUBH 5024 (Obesity and Health Promotion)

Current projects

2015 NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS)

Selected grants

2013

  • PLANET Sydney - the PhysicaL Activity NETwork Sydney University; Bauman A, Kay J, Sherrington C, Rissel C, Greaves S, Mulley C, Gill T, Davis G, Refshauge K, Fiatarone Singh M, Hardy L, Baur L, Allman-Farinelli M, Clemson L, Magnusson R, Kilbreath S, Neubeck A, Dhillon H, Chau J, Johnson N; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2012

  • A cohort study of the impact of sedentary behaviour, physical activity and diet on the retinal microvasculature in adolescents; Mitchell P, Gopinath B, Baur L, Flood V, Hardy L, Liew G; Heart Foundation of Australia/Grants-in-Aid.
  • Objective Measurement of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviours across Twelve NHMRC Funded Studies; Baur L, Van Der Ploeg H, Tiedemann A, Vardy J, Dhillon H, Maher C, Lin C, Chau J, Hardy L, Rissel C, Latimer J, Moseley A, Bauman A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2011

  • Effectiveness of an early intervention trial to prevent obesity - Phase 2: Follow-up and cost effectiveness analysis; Wen L, Baur L, Rissel C, Flood V, Simpson J, Hayes A, Hardy L; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Gopinath, B., Hardy, L., Kifley, A., Baur, L., Mitchell, P. (2014). Activity Behaviors in Schoolchildren and Subsequent 5-yr Change in Blood Pressure. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(4), 724-729. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., O'Hara, B., Rogers, K., St George, A., Bauman, A. (2014). Contribution of Organized and Nonorganized Activity to Children's Motor Skills and Fitness. Journal of School Health, 84(11), 690-696. [More Information]
  • Jiang, X., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Ding, D., Wang, L., Shi, H. (2014). High prevalence of overweight and obesity among inner city Chinese children in Shanghai, 2011. Annals of Human Biology, 41(5), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Louie, J., Flood, V., Burlutsky, G., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Mitchell, P. (2014). Influence of obesogenic behaviors on health-related quality of life in adolescents. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 23(1), 121-127. [More Information]
  • Barnett, L., Minto, C., Lander, N., Hardy, L. (2014). Interrater reliability assessment using the Test of Gross Motor Development-2. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17(6), 667-670. [More Information]
  • Welsby, D., Nguyen, B., O'Hara, B., Innes-Hughes, C., Bauman, A., Hardy, L. (2014). Process evaluation of an up-scaled community based child obesity treatment program: NSW Go4Fun. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Jiang, X., Hardy, L., Ding, M., Baur, L., Shi, H. (2014). Recreational screen-time among chinese adolescents: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Epidemiology, 24(5), 397-403. [More Information]
  • Flood, V., Wen, L., Hardy, L., Rissel, C., Simpson, J., Baur, L. (2014). Reliability and validity of a short FFQ for assessing the dietary habits of 2-5-year-old children, Sydney, Australia. Public Health Nutrition, 17(3), 498-509. [More Information]
  • Schranz, N., Olds, T., Cliff, D., Davern, M., Engelen, L., Giles-Corti, B., Gomersall, S., Hardy, L., Hesketh, K., Hills, A., Macniven, R., et al (2014). Results From Australia’s 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(Supp 1), S21-S25. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., O'Hara, B., Hector, D., Engelen, L., Eades, S. (2014). Temporal trends in weight and current weight-related behaviour of Australian Aboriginal school-aged children. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(11), 667-671. [More Information]
  • Hebden, L., Hector, D., Hardy, L., King, L. (2013). A fizzy environment: Availability and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among school students. Preventive Medicine, 56(6), 416-418. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Hills, A., Timperio, A., Cliff, D., Lubans, D., Morgan, P., Taylor, B., Brown, H. (2013). A hitchhiker’s guide to assessing sedentary behaviour among young people: Deciding what method to use. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16(1), 28-35. [More Information]
  • Barnett, L., Hardy, L., Lubans, D., Cliff, D., Okely, A., Hills, A., Morgan, P. (2013). Australian children lack the basic movement skills to be active and healthy. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 24(2), 82-84. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Burlutsky, G., Mitchell, P. (2013). Birth Weight and Time Spent in Outdoor Physical Activity during Adolescence. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(3), 475-480. [More Information]
  • Espinel Diaz, P., Laws, R., Bonfiglioli, C., Hardy, L., King, L. (2013). Investigating the media power of a population health monitoring survey: case study of the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(3), 284-289. [More Information]
  • Trang, N., Hong, T., Van Der Ploeg, H., Hardy, L., Kelly, P., Dibley, M. (2013). Longitudinal sedentary behavior changes in adolescents in Ho Chi Minh City. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(3), 223-230. [More Information]
  • Haysom, L., Indig, D., Moore, E., Hardy, L., van den Dolder, P. (2013). Prevalence and perceptions of overweight and obesity in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal young people in custody. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(4), 266-270. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., King, L., Hector, D., Baur, L. (2013). Socio-cultural differences in Australian primary school children's weight and weight-related behaviours. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(8), 641-648. [More Information]
  • Cox, R., Skouteris, H., Dell'aquila, D., Hardy, L., Rutherford, L. (2013). Television viewing behaviour among pre-schoolers: Implications for public health recommendations. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(2), e108-e111. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Barnett, L., Espinel Diaz, P., Okely, A. (2013). Thirteen-Year Trends in Child and Adolescent Fundamental Movement Skills: 1997-2010. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(10), 1965-1970. [More Information]
  • Laws, R., King, L., Hardy, L., Milat, A., Rissel, C., Newson, R., Rychetnik, L., Bauman, A. (2013). Utilization of a population health survey in policy and practice: a case study. Health Research Policy and Systems, 11(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Khambalia, A., Dickinson, S., Hardy, L., Gill, T., Baur, L. (2012). A synthesis of existing systematic reviews and meta-analyses of school-based behavioural interventions for controlling and preventing obesity. Obesity Reviews, 13(3), 214-233. [More Information]
  • Khambalia, A., Hardy, L., Bauman, A. (2012). Accuracy of weight perception, life-style behaviours and psychological distress among overweight and obese adolescents. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48(3), 220-227. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Grunseit, A., Khambalia, A., Bell, C., Wolfenden, L., Milat, A. (2012). Co-occurrence of Obesogenic Risk Factors Among Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(3), 265-271. [More Information]
  • Wen, L., Baur, L., Rissel, C., Flood, V., Simpson, J., Hayes, A., Hardy, L., Wardle, K. (2012). Healthy Beginnings Trial Phase 2 study: Follow-up and cost-effectiveness analysis. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33(2), 396-401. [More Information]
  • Finch, M., Wolfenden, L., Falkiner, M., Edenden, D., Pond, N., Hardy, L., Milat, A., Wiggers, J. (2012). Impact of a population based intervention to increase the adoption of multiple physical activity practices in centre based childcare services: a quasi experimental, effectiveness study. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Teber, E., Mitchell, P. (2012). Influence of parental history of hypertension on screen time and physical activity in young offspring. Journal of Hypertension, 30(2), 336-341. [More Information]
  • Trang, N., Hong, T., Van Der Ploeg, H., Hardy, L., Kelly, P., Dibley, M. (2012). Longitudinal Physical Activity Changes In Adolescents: Ho Chi Minh City Youth Cohort. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(8), 1481-1489. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Burlutsky, G., Mitchell, P. (2012). Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescents. Pediatrics, 130(1), e167-e174. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Reinten, T., Espinel Diaz, P., Zask, A., Okely, A. (2012). Prevalence and correlates of low fundamental movement skill competency in children. Pediatrics, 130(2), e390-e398. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Baur, L., Hardy, L., Kifley, A., Rose, K., Wong, T., Mitchell, P. (2012). Relationship between a range of sedentary behaviours and blood pressure during early adolescence. Journal of Human Hypertension, 26(6), 350-356. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Cosgrove, C., King, L., Venugopal, K., Baur, L., Gill, T. (2012). Shifting curves? Trends in thinness and obesity among Australian youth, 1985 to 2010. Pediatric Obesity, 7(2), 92-100. [More Information]
  • Rissel, C., Reinten, T., Wen, L., Hardy, L. (2012). Soft drink consumption and obesity in NSW school students. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(3), 171-172. [More Information]
  • Cox, R., Skouteris, H., Rutherford, L., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Dell'Aquila, D., Hardy, L. (2012). Television viewing, television content, food intake, physical activity and body mass index: a cross-sectional study of preschool children aged 2-6 years. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23(1), 58-62. [More Information]
  • Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Skouteris, H., Hardy, L., Halse, C. (2012). The associations between TV viewing, food intake, and BMI. A prospective analysis of data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Appetite, 59(3), 945-948. [More Information]
  • Hong, T., Trang, N., Van Der Ploeg, H., Hardy, L., Dibley, M. (2012). Validity and reliability of a physical activity questionnaire for Vietnamese adolescents. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., King, L., Hector, D., Lloyd, B. (2012). Weight status and weight-related behaviors of children commencing school. Preventive Medicine, 55(5), 433-437. [More Information]
  • Lubans, D., Hesketh, K., Cliff, D., Barnett, L., Salmon, J., Dollman, J., Morgan, P., Hills, A., Hardy, L. (2011). A systematic review of the validity and reliability of sedentary behaviour measures used with children and adolescents. Obesity Reviews, 12(10), 781-799. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Hardy, L., Teber, E., Mitchell, P. (2011). Association between physical activity and blood pressure in prepubertal children. Hypertension Research, 34(7), 851-855. [More Information]
  • Merom, D., Rissel, C., Reinten, T., Hardy, L. (2011). Changes in active travel of school children from 2004 to 2010 in New South Wales, Australia. Preventive Medicine, 53(6), 408-410. [More Information]
  • Innes-Hughes, C., Hardy, L., Venugopal, K., King, L., Wolfenden, L., Rangan, A. (2011). Children's consumption of energy-dense nutrient-poor foods, fruit and vegetables: are they related? An analysis of data from a cross sectional survey. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22(3), 210-216.
  • Grunseit, A., Taylor, A., Hardy, L., King, L. (2011). Composite Measures Quantify Households' Obesogenic Potential and Adolescents' Risk Behaviors. Pediatrics, 128(2), E308-E316. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Baur, L., Wang, J., Hardy, L., Teber, E., Kifley, A., Wong, T., Mitchell, P. (2011). Influence of physical activity and screen time on the retinal microvasculature in young children. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 31(5), 1233-1239. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., King, L., Espinel Diaz, P., Okely, A., Bauman, A. (2011). Methods of the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey 2010 (SPANS 2010). Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(5), 390-396. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Baur, L., Hardy, L., Wang, J., Teber, E., Wong, T., Mitchell, P. (2011). Parental History of Hypertension Is Associated With Narrower Retinal Arteriolar Caliber in Young Girls. Hypertension, 58(3), 425-430. [More Information]
  • Wolfenden, L., Hardy, L., Wiggers, J., Milat, A., Bell, C., Sutherland, R. (2011). Prevalence and socio-demographic associations of overweight and obesity among children attending child-care services in rural and regional Australia. Nutrition and Dietetics, 68(1), 15-20. [More Information]
  • Cui, Z., Hardy, L., Dibley, M., Bauman, A. (2011). Temporal trends and recent correlates in sedentary behaviours in Chinese children. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8(August), Article 93-(8pp). [More Information]
  • Dwyer, G., Hardy, L., Peat, J., Baur, L. (2011). The validity and reliability of a home environment preschool-age physical activity questionnaire (Pre-PAQ). The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8, 86-1-86-13. [More Information]
  • Shrewsbury, V., King, L., Hattersley, L., Howlett, S., Hardy, L., Baur, L. (2010). Adolescent-parent interactions and communication preferences regarding body weight and weight management: a qualitative study. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 7, 16-1-16-7. [More Information]
  • Denney-Wilson, E., Cowell, C., Okely, A., Hardy, L., Aitken, R., Dobbins, T. (2010). Associations between insulin and glucose concentrations and anthropometric measures of fat mass in Australian adolescents. BMC Pediatrics, 10(58), 58 - 1-58 - 7. [More Information]
  • Okely, A., Hardy, L., Booth, M., Dobbins, T., Denney-Wilson, E., Yang, B. (2010). Changes in cardiorespiratory fitness among children and adolescents in Australia: 1997 and 2004. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(8), 851-857. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., King, L., Farrell, L., Macniven, R., Howlett, S. (2010). Fundamental movement skills among Australian preschool children. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(5), 503-508. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., King, L., Kelly, B., Howlett, S., Farrell, L. (2010). Munch and Move: evaluation of a preschool healthy eating and movement skill program. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 7(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Kelly, B., Hardy, L., Howlett, S., King, L., Farrell, L., Hattersley, L. (2010). Opening up Australian preschoolers' lunchboxes. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(3), 288-292. [More Information]
  • Smith, B., Grunseit, A., Hardy, L., King, L., Wolfenden, L., Milat, A. (2010). Parental influences on child physical activity and screen viewing time: a population based study. BMC Public Health, 10(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Kelly, B., Chapman, K., King, L., Farrell, L. (2010). Parental perceptions of barriers to children's participation in organised sport in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(4), 197-203. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Denney-Wilson, E., Thrift, A., Okely, A., Baur, L. (2010). Screen time and metabolic risk factors among adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 164(7), 643-649. [More Information]
  • Gwynn, J., Hardy, L., Wiggers, J., Smith, W., D'Este, C., Turner, N., Cochrane, J., Barker, D., Attia, J. (2010). The validation of a self-report measure and physical activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(Suppl 1), S57-S65. [More Information]
  • Dollman, J., Okely, A., Hardy, L., Timperio, A., Salmon, J., Hills, A. (2009). A hitchhiker’s guide to assessing young people’s physical activity:Deciding what method to use. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12, 518-525. [More Information]
  • Hattersley, L., Shrewsbury, V., King, L., Howlett, S., Hardy, L., Baur, L. (2009). Adolescent-parent interactions and attitudes around screen time and sugary drink consumption: a qualitative study. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 6(10.1186/1479-5868-6-61), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Dobbins, T., Aitken, R., Denney-Wilson, E., Hardy, L., Okely, A., George, J., Sullivan, D., Cowell, C. (2009). Costs of managing conditions associated with obesity among Australian teenagers. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(7-8), 448-456. [More Information]
  • Denney-Wilson, E., Crawford, D., Dobbins, T., Hardy, L., Okely, A. (2009). Influences on consumption of soft drinks and fast foods in adolescents. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 18(3), 447-452. [More Information]
  • Kelly, B., Chapman, K., Hardy, L., King, L., Farrell, L. (2009). Parental awareness and attitudes of food marketing to children: a community attitudes survey of parents in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(9), 493-497. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, G., Baur, L., Higgs, J., Hardy, L. (2009). Promoting children's health and wellbeing: broadening the therapy perspective. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 29(1), 27-43. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Dobbins, T., Denney-Wilson, E., Okely, A., Booth, M. (2009). Sedentariness, small-screen recreation, and fitness in youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 36(2), 120-125. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, G., Baur, L., Hardy, L. (2009). The challenge of understanding and assessing physical activity in preschool-age children: Thinking beyond the framework of intensity, duration and frequency of activity. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12(5), 534-536. [More Information]
  • Denney-Wilson, E., Hardy, L., Dobbins, T., Okley, A., Baur, L. (2008). Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference, and Chronic Disease Risk Factors in Australian Adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 162(6), 566-573. [More Information]
  • Okley, A., Booth, M., Hardy, L., Dobbins, T., Denney-Wilson, E. (2008). Changes in Physical Activity Participation from 1985-2004 in a Statewide Survey of Australian Adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 162(2), 176-180. [More Information]
  • Kelly, B., Chapman, K., King, L., Hardy, L., Farrell, L. (2008). Double standards for community sports: promoting active lifestyles but unhealthy diets. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 19(3), 226-228. [More Information]
  • Kenny, D., Denney-Wilson, E., Nelson, P., Hardy, L. (2008). Eating habits of young offenders on community orders and associations with overweight and obesity. Nutrition and Dietetics, 65(3), 198-204.
  • Hardy, L., Okely, A., Dobbins, T., Booth, M. (2008). Physical activity among adolescents in New South Wales (Australia): 1997 and 2004. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 40(5), 835-841. [More Information]
  • George, J., Denney-Wilson, E., Okely, A., Hardy, L., Aitken, R. (2008). The population distributions, upper normal limits and correlations between liver tests among Australian adolescents. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(10), 579-585. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., George, J., Denney-Wilson, E., Okely, A., Hardy, L., Aitken, R., Dobbins, T. (2008). The population prevalence of adverse concentrations and associations with adiposity of liver tests among Australian adolescents. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(12), 686-691. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, G., Higgs, J., Hardy, L., Baur, L. (2008). What do parents and preschool staff tell us about young children's physical activity: a qualitative study. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 5, 66-1-66-11. [More Information]
  • Denney-Wilson, E., Kenny, D., Hardy, L., Nelson, P. (2007). Associations Between Overweight and Obesity and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease and Fatty Liver in Young Offenders Serving Community Orders. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 2(2), 165-172.
  • Hardy, L., Bass, S., Booth, M. (2007). Changes in Sedentary Behavior among Adolescent Girls: A 2.5-Year Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40(2), 158-165. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Okley, A., Denney-Wilson, E., Hardy, L., Dobbins, T., Wen, L., Rissel, C. (2007). Characteristics of Travel to and from School Among Adolescents in NSW, Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(11), 755-761. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Booth, M., Okley, A. (2007). The Reliability of the Adolescent Sedentary Activity Questionnaire (ASAQ). Preventive Medicine, 45(1), 71-74. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Dobbins, T., Okely, A., Denney-Wilson, E., Hardy, L. (2007). Trends in the Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Young Australians 1985, 1997 and 2004. Obesity, 15(5), 1089-1095.
  • Hardy, L., Dobbins, T., Denney-Wilson, E., Okley, A., Booth, M. (2006). Descriptive epidemiology of small screen recreation among Australian adolescents. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 42(11), 709-714. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Baur, L., Garnett, S., Crawford, D., Campbell, K., Shrewsbury, V., Cowell, C., Salmon, J. (2006). Family and home correlates of television viewing in 12-13 year old adolescents: The Nepean Study. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 3(24), doi:10.1186/1479-5868-3-24 - 1-doi:10.1186/1479-5868-3-24 - 9. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Dobbins, T., Booth, M., Denney-Wilson, E., Okley, A. (2006). Sedentary behaviours among Australian adolescents. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(6), 534-540. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Denney-Wilson, E., Okley, A., Hardy, L. (2005). Methods of the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS). Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 8(3), 284-293. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Denney-Wilson, E., Kenny, D., Nelson, P., Hardy, L. (2007). Obesity prevalence and associated risk factors in juvenile offenders serving community supervision orders; Comparison of indigenous and non-indigenous young people. Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity, 15th Annual Scientific Meeting 2007, Australia: The Obesity Society.
  • Denney-Wilson, E., Kenny, D., Hardy, L., Nelson, P. (2007). Obesity prevalence and associated risk factors in juvenile offenders serving community supervision orders; Comparison of indigenous and non-indigenous young people... Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity 15th Annual Scientific Meeting 2007, Australia: The Obesity Society.

2014

  • Gopinath, B., Hardy, L., Kifley, A., Baur, L., Mitchell, P. (2014). Activity Behaviors in Schoolchildren and Subsequent 5-yr Change in Blood Pressure. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(4), 724-729. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., O'Hara, B., Rogers, K., St George, A., Bauman, A. (2014). Contribution of Organized and Nonorganized Activity to Children's Motor Skills and Fitness. Journal of School Health, 84(11), 690-696. [More Information]
  • Jiang, X., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Ding, D., Wang, L., Shi, H. (2014). High prevalence of overweight and obesity among inner city Chinese children in Shanghai, 2011. Annals of Human Biology, 41(5), 1-4. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Louie, J., Flood, V., Burlutsky, G., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Mitchell, P. (2014). Influence of obesogenic behaviors on health-related quality of life in adolescents. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 23(1), 121-127. [More Information]
  • Barnett, L., Minto, C., Lander, N., Hardy, L. (2014). Interrater reliability assessment using the Test of Gross Motor Development-2. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17(6), 667-670. [More Information]
  • Welsby, D., Nguyen, B., O'Hara, B., Innes-Hughes, C., Bauman, A., Hardy, L. (2014). Process evaluation of an up-scaled community based child obesity treatment program: NSW Go4Fun. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Jiang, X., Hardy, L., Ding, M., Baur, L., Shi, H. (2014). Recreational screen-time among chinese adolescents: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Epidemiology, 24(5), 397-403. [More Information]
  • Flood, V., Wen, L., Hardy, L., Rissel, C., Simpson, J., Baur, L. (2014). Reliability and validity of a short FFQ for assessing the dietary habits of 2-5-year-old children, Sydney, Australia. Public Health Nutrition, 17(3), 498-509. [More Information]
  • Schranz, N., Olds, T., Cliff, D., Davern, M., Engelen, L., Giles-Corti, B., Gomersall, S., Hardy, L., Hesketh, K., Hills, A., Macniven, R., et al (2014). Results From Australia’s 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(Supp 1), S21-S25. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., O'Hara, B., Hector, D., Engelen, L., Eades, S. (2014). Temporal trends in weight and current weight-related behaviour of Australian Aboriginal school-aged children. Medical Journal of Australia, 200(11), 667-671. [More Information]

2013

  • Hebden, L., Hector, D., Hardy, L., King, L. (2013). A fizzy environment: Availability and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among school students. Preventive Medicine, 56(6), 416-418. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Hills, A., Timperio, A., Cliff, D., Lubans, D., Morgan, P., Taylor, B., Brown, H. (2013). A hitchhiker’s guide to assessing sedentary behaviour among young people: Deciding what method to use. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 16(1), 28-35. [More Information]
  • Barnett, L., Hardy, L., Lubans, D., Cliff, D., Okely, A., Hills, A., Morgan, P. (2013). Australian children lack the basic movement skills to be active and healthy. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 24(2), 82-84. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Burlutsky, G., Mitchell, P. (2013). Birth Weight and Time Spent in Outdoor Physical Activity during Adolescence. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(3), 475-480. [More Information]
  • Espinel Diaz, P., Laws, R., Bonfiglioli, C., Hardy, L., King, L. (2013). Investigating the media power of a population health monitoring survey: case study of the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS). Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(3), 284-289. [More Information]
  • Trang, N., Hong, T., Van Der Ploeg, H., Hardy, L., Kelly, P., Dibley, M. (2013). Longitudinal sedentary behavior changes in adolescents in Ho Chi Minh City. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 44(3), 223-230. [More Information]
  • Haysom, L., Indig, D., Moore, E., Hardy, L., van den Dolder, P. (2013). Prevalence and perceptions of overweight and obesity in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal young people in custody. Medical Journal of Australia, 199(4), 266-270. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., King, L., Hector, D., Baur, L. (2013). Socio-cultural differences in Australian primary school children's weight and weight-related behaviours. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(8), 641-648. [More Information]
  • Cox, R., Skouteris, H., Dell'aquila, D., Hardy, L., Rutherford, L. (2013). Television viewing behaviour among pre-schoolers: Implications for public health recommendations. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49(2), e108-e111. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Barnett, L., Espinel Diaz, P., Okely, A. (2013). Thirteen-Year Trends in Child and Adolescent Fundamental Movement Skills: 1997-2010. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45(10), 1965-1970. [More Information]
  • Laws, R., King, L., Hardy, L., Milat, A., Rissel, C., Newson, R., Rychetnik, L., Bauman, A. (2013). Utilization of a population health survey in policy and practice: a case study. Health Research Policy and Systems, 11(1), 1-11. [More Information]

2012

  • Khambalia, A., Dickinson, S., Hardy, L., Gill, T., Baur, L. (2012). A synthesis of existing systematic reviews and meta-analyses of school-based behavioural interventions for controlling and preventing obesity. Obesity Reviews, 13(3), 214-233. [More Information]
  • Khambalia, A., Hardy, L., Bauman, A. (2012). Accuracy of weight perception, life-style behaviours and psychological distress among overweight and obese adolescents. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 48(3), 220-227. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Grunseit, A., Khambalia, A., Bell, C., Wolfenden, L., Milat, A. (2012). Co-occurrence of Obesogenic Risk Factors Among Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(3), 265-271. [More Information]
  • Wen, L., Baur, L., Rissel, C., Flood, V., Simpson, J., Hayes, A., Hardy, L., Wardle, K. (2012). Healthy Beginnings Trial Phase 2 study: Follow-up and cost-effectiveness analysis. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 33(2), 396-401. [More Information]
  • Finch, M., Wolfenden, L., Falkiner, M., Edenden, D., Pond, N., Hardy, L., Milat, A., Wiggers, J. (2012). Impact of a population based intervention to increase the adoption of multiple physical activity practices in centre based childcare services: a quasi experimental, effectiveness study. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Teber, E., Mitchell, P. (2012). Influence of parental history of hypertension on screen time and physical activity in young offspring. Journal of Hypertension, 30(2), 336-341. [More Information]
  • Trang, N., Hong, T., Van Der Ploeg, H., Hardy, L., Kelly, P., Dibley, M. (2012). Longitudinal Physical Activity Changes In Adolescents: Ho Chi Minh City Youth Cohort. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(8), 1481-1489. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Hardy, L., Baur, L., Burlutsky, G., Mitchell, P. (2012). Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescents. Pediatrics, 130(1), e167-e174. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Reinten, T., Espinel Diaz, P., Zask, A., Okely, A. (2012). Prevalence and correlates of low fundamental movement skill competency in children. Pediatrics, 130(2), e390-e398. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Baur, L., Hardy, L., Kifley, A., Rose, K., Wong, T., Mitchell, P. (2012). Relationship between a range of sedentary behaviours and blood pressure during early adolescence. Journal of Human Hypertension, 26(6), 350-356. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Cosgrove, C., King, L., Venugopal, K., Baur, L., Gill, T. (2012). Shifting curves? Trends in thinness and obesity among Australian youth, 1985 to 2010. Pediatric Obesity, 7(2), 92-100. [More Information]
  • Rissel, C., Reinten, T., Wen, L., Hardy, L. (2012). Soft drink consumption and obesity in NSW school students. Medical Journal of Australia, 196(3), 171-172. [More Information]
  • Cox, R., Skouteris, H., Rutherford, L., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Dell'Aquila, D., Hardy, L. (2012). Television viewing, television content, food intake, physical activity and body mass index: a cross-sectional study of preschool children aged 2-6 years. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23(1), 58-62. [More Information]
  • Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, M., Skouteris, H., Hardy, L., Halse, C. (2012). The associations between TV viewing, food intake, and BMI. A prospective analysis of data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Appetite, 59(3), 945-948. [More Information]
  • Hong, T., Trang, N., Van Der Ploeg, H., Hardy, L., Dibley, M. (2012). Validity and reliability of a physical activity questionnaire for Vietnamese adolescents. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 9, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., King, L., Hector, D., Lloyd, B. (2012). Weight status and weight-related behaviors of children commencing school. Preventive Medicine, 55(5), 433-437. [More Information]

2011

  • Lubans, D., Hesketh, K., Cliff, D., Barnett, L., Salmon, J., Dollman, J., Morgan, P., Hills, A., Hardy, L. (2011). A systematic review of the validity and reliability of sedentary behaviour measures used with children and adolescents. Obesity Reviews, 12(10), 781-799. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Hardy, L., Teber, E., Mitchell, P. (2011). Association between physical activity and blood pressure in prepubertal children. Hypertension Research, 34(7), 851-855. [More Information]
  • Merom, D., Rissel, C., Reinten, T., Hardy, L. (2011). Changes in active travel of school children from 2004 to 2010 in New South Wales, Australia. Preventive Medicine, 53(6), 408-410. [More Information]
  • Innes-Hughes, C., Hardy, L., Venugopal, K., King, L., Wolfenden, L., Rangan, A. (2011). Children's consumption of energy-dense nutrient-poor foods, fruit and vegetables: are they related? An analysis of data from a cross sectional survey. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22(3), 210-216.
  • Grunseit, A., Taylor, A., Hardy, L., King, L. (2011). Composite Measures Quantify Households' Obesogenic Potential and Adolescents' Risk Behaviors. Pediatrics, 128(2), E308-E316. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Baur, L., Wang, J., Hardy, L., Teber, E., Kifley, A., Wong, T., Mitchell, P. (2011). Influence of physical activity and screen time on the retinal microvasculature in young children. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 31(5), 1233-1239. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., King, L., Espinel Diaz, P., Okely, A., Bauman, A. (2011). Methods of the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey 2010 (SPANS 2010). Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(5), 390-396. [More Information]
  • Gopinath, B., Baur, L., Hardy, L., Wang, J., Teber, E., Wong, T., Mitchell, P. (2011). Parental History of Hypertension Is Associated With Narrower Retinal Arteriolar Caliber in Young Girls. Hypertension, 58(3), 425-430. [More Information]
  • Wolfenden, L., Hardy, L., Wiggers, J., Milat, A., Bell, C., Sutherland, R. (2011). Prevalence and socio-demographic associations of overweight and obesity among children attending child-care services in rural and regional Australia. Nutrition and Dietetics, 68(1), 15-20. [More Information]
  • Cui, Z., Hardy, L., Dibley, M., Bauman, A. (2011). Temporal trends and recent correlates in sedentary behaviours in Chinese children. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8(August), Article 93-(8pp). [More Information]
  • Dwyer, G., Hardy, L., Peat, J., Baur, L. (2011). The validity and reliability of a home environment preschool-age physical activity questionnaire (Pre-PAQ). The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8, 86-1-86-13. [More Information]

2010

  • Shrewsbury, V., King, L., Hattersley, L., Howlett, S., Hardy, L., Baur, L. (2010). Adolescent-parent interactions and communication preferences regarding body weight and weight management: a qualitative study. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 7, 16-1-16-7. [More Information]
  • Denney-Wilson, E., Cowell, C., Okely, A., Hardy, L., Aitken, R., Dobbins, T. (2010). Associations between insulin and glucose concentrations and anthropometric measures of fat mass in Australian adolescents. BMC Pediatrics, 10(58), 58 - 1-58 - 7. [More Information]
  • Okely, A., Hardy, L., Booth, M., Dobbins, T., Denney-Wilson, E., Yang, B. (2010). Changes in cardiorespiratory fitness among children and adolescents in Australia: 1997 and 2004. Journal of Sports Sciences, 28(8), 851-857. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., King, L., Farrell, L., Macniven, R., Howlett, S. (2010). Fundamental movement skills among Australian preschool children. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13(5), 503-508. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., King, L., Kelly, B., Howlett, S., Farrell, L. (2010). Munch and Move: evaluation of a preschool healthy eating and movement skill program. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 7(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Kelly, B., Hardy, L., Howlett, S., King, L., Farrell, L., Hattersley, L. (2010). Opening up Australian preschoolers' lunchboxes. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(3), 288-292. [More Information]
  • Smith, B., Grunseit, A., Hardy, L., King, L., Wolfenden, L., Milat, A. (2010). Parental influences on child physical activity and screen viewing time: a population based study. BMC Public Health, 10(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Kelly, B., Chapman, K., King, L., Farrell, L. (2010). Parental perceptions of barriers to children's participation in organised sport in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 46(4), 197-203. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Denney-Wilson, E., Thrift, A., Okely, A., Baur, L. (2010). Screen time and metabolic risk factors among adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 164(7), 643-649. [More Information]
  • Gwynn, J., Hardy, L., Wiggers, J., Smith, W., D'Este, C., Turner, N., Cochrane, J., Barker, D., Attia, J. (2010). The validation of a self-report measure and physical activity of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous rural children. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(Suppl 1), S57-S65. [More Information]

2009

  • Dollman, J., Okely, A., Hardy, L., Timperio, A., Salmon, J., Hills, A. (2009). A hitchhiker’s guide to assessing young people’s physical activity:Deciding what method to use. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12, 518-525. [More Information]
  • Hattersley, L., Shrewsbury, V., King, L., Howlett, S., Hardy, L., Baur, L. (2009). Adolescent-parent interactions and attitudes around screen time and sugary drink consumption: a qualitative study. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 6(10.1186/1479-5868-6-61), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Dobbins, T., Aitken, R., Denney-Wilson, E., Hardy, L., Okely, A., George, J., Sullivan, D., Cowell, C. (2009). Costs of managing conditions associated with obesity among Australian teenagers. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(7-8), 448-456. [More Information]
  • Denney-Wilson, E., Crawford, D., Dobbins, T., Hardy, L., Okely, A. (2009). Influences on consumption of soft drinks and fast foods in adolescents. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 18(3), 447-452. [More Information]
  • Kelly, B., Chapman, K., Hardy, L., King, L., Farrell, L. (2009). Parental awareness and attitudes of food marketing to children: a community attitudes survey of parents in New South Wales, Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 45(9), 493-497. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, G., Baur, L., Higgs, J., Hardy, L. (2009). Promoting children's health and wellbeing: broadening the therapy perspective. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 29(1), 27-43. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Dobbins, T., Denney-Wilson, E., Okely, A., Booth, M. (2009). Sedentariness, small-screen recreation, and fitness in youth. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 36(2), 120-125. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, G., Baur, L., Hardy, L. (2009). The challenge of understanding and assessing physical activity in preschool-age children: Thinking beyond the framework of intensity, duration and frequency of activity. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 12(5), 534-536. [More Information]

2008

  • Denney-Wilson, E., Hardy, L., Dobbins, T., Okley, A., Baur, L. (2008). Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference, and Chronic Disease Risk Factors in Australian Adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 162(6), 566-573. [More Information]
  • Okley, A., Booth, M., Hardy, L., Dobbins, T., Denney-Wilson, E. (2008). Changes in Physical Activity Participation from 1985-2004 in a Statewide Survey of Australian Adolescents. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 162(2), 176-180. [More Information]
  • Kelly, B., Chapman, K., King, L., Hardy, L., Farrell, L. (2008). Double standards for community sports: promoting active lifestyles but unhealthy diets. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 19(3), 226-228. [More Information]
  • Kenny, D., Denney-Wilson, E., Nelson, P., Hardy, L. (2008). Eating habits of young offenders on community orders and associations with overweight and obesity. Nutrition and Dietetics, 65(3), 198-204.
  • Hardy, L., Okely, A., Dobbins, T., Booth, M. (2008). Physical activity among adolescents in New South Wales (Australia): 1997 and 2004. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 40(5), 835-841. [More Information]
  • George, J., Denney-Wilson, E., Okely, A., Hardy, L., Aitken, R. (2008). The population distributions, upper normal limits and correlations between liver tests among Australian adolescents. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(10), 579-585. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., George, J., Denney-Wilson, E., Okely, A., Hardy, L., Aitken, R., Dobbins, T. (2008). The population prevalence of adverse concentrations and associations with adiposity of liver tests among Australian adolescents. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 44(12), 686-691. [More Information]
  • Dwyer, G., Higgs, J., Hardy, L., Baur, L. (2008). What do parents and preschool staff tell us about young children's physical activity: a qualitative study. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 5, 66-1-66-11. [More Information]

2007

  • Denney-Wilson, E., Kenny, D., Hardy, L., Nelson, P. (2007). Associations Between Overweight and Obesity and Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease and Fatty Liver in Young Offenders Serving Community Orders. Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 2(2), 165-172.
  • Hardy, L., Bass, S., Booth, M. (2007). Changes in Sedentary Behavior among Adolescent Girls: A 2.5-Year Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40(2), 158-165. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Okley, A., Denney-Wilson, E., Hardy, L., Dobbins, T., Wen, L., Rissel, C. (2007). Characteristics of Travel to and from School Among Adolescents in NSW, Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43(11), 755-761. [More Information]
  • Denney-Wilson, E., Kenny, D., Nelson, P., Hardy, L. (2007). Obesity prevalence and associated risk factors in juvenile offenders serving community supervision orders; Comparison of indigenous and non-indigenous young people. Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity, 15th Annual Scientific Meeting 2007, Australia: The Obesity Society.
  • Denney-Wilson, E., Kenny, D., Hardy, L., Nelson, P. (2007). Obesity prevalence and associated risk factors in juvenile offenders serving community supervision orders; Comparison of indigenous and non-indigenous young people... Australasian Society for the Study of Obesity 15th Annual Scientific Meeting 2007, Australia: The Obesity Society.
  • Hardy, L., Booth, M., Okley, A. (2007). The Reliability of the Adolescent Sedentary Activity Questionnaire (ASAQ). Preventive Medicine, 45(1), 71-74. [More Information]
  • Booth, M., Dobbins, T., Okely, A., Denney-Wilson, E., Hardy, L. (2007). Trends in the Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Young Australians 1985, 1997 and 2004. Obesity, 15(5), 1089-1095.

2006

  • Hardy, L., Dobbins, T., Denney-Wilson, E., Okley, A., Booth, M. (2006). Descriptive epidemiology of small screen recreation among Australian adolescents. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 42(11), 709-714. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Baur, L., Garnett, S., Crawford, D., Campbell, K., Shrewsbury, V., Cowell, C., Salmon, J. (2006). Family and home correlates of television viewing in 12-13 year old adolescents: The Nepean Study. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 3(24), doi:10.1186/1479-5868-3-24 - 1-doi:10.1186/1479-5868-3-24 - 9. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Dobbins, T., Booth, M., Denney-Wilson, E., Okley, A. (2006). Sedentary behaviours among Australian adolescents. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 30(6), 534-540. [More Information]

2005

  • Booth, M., Denney-Wilson, E., Okley, A., Hardy, L. (2005). Methods of the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS). Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 8(3), 284-293. [More Information]

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