Dr Sinead Boylan

Nutritional Epidemiologist
Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders, Sydney Medical School

Telephone +61 2 9036 3006

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Biographical details

Dr Boylan has a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Ulster and a PhD in nutritional epidemiology from the University of Leeds. Dr Boylan previously worked at University College London where she investigated the dietary habits of a large cohort in Central and Eastern Europe. From there, Dr Boylan moved to the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders at the University of Sydney. While at the Boden, Sinead has worked as a Research Fellow monitoring and analyzing the Brunei national health survey, completing Government reviews and reports, lecturing (Masters of Sustainability) and collaborating internationally with others involved in non-communicable disease prevention. Sinead is currently employed (0.5 FTE) at the Boden as a Needs Assessment Fellow for the Collaboration of Community Obesity Prevention Sites (CO-OPS). Her role involves engaging and supporting practitioners involved in community-based healthy weight initiatives nationwide.Dr Boylan is also working (0.5 FTE) as a Research Fellow for thePhysical Activity Nutrition Obesity Research Group (PANORG).

Research interests

Population diet, epidemiology, food security, sustainability, climate change.

Teaching and supervision

Sustainabilty, research methodology

International links

Denmark

(Institute of Preventative Medicine) Collaborating on data analyses and publications.

United Kingdom

(University of Cardiff) Collaboration on International Delphi Study and publications.

United Kingdom

(University of Cardiff) Collaboration on International Delphi Study and publications.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Boylan, S., Gill, T., Hare-Bruun, H., Andersen, L., Heitmann, B. (2014). Associations between adolescent and adult socioeconomic status and risk of obesity and overweight in Danish adults. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 8(2), e163-e171. [More Information]
  • Boylan, S., Greenwood, D., Alwan, N., Cooke, M., Dolby, V., Hay, A., Kirk, S., Konje, S., Potdar, N., Shires, S., et al (2013). Does Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy Play a Role in the Association Found Between Maternal Caffeine Intake and Fetal Growth Restriction? Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(4), 601-608. [More Information]
  • Boylan, S., Syrett, K., Colagiuri, R. (2013). Role of law at the non-communicable diseases-climate change interface: considerations for planetary and population health policy. Public Health, 127(6), 579-581. [More Information]
  • Boylan, S., Louie, J., Gill, T. (2012). Consumer response to healthy eating, physical activity and weight-related recommendations: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 13(7), 606-617. [More Information]
  • Innes-Hughes, C., Boylan, S., King, L., Lobb, E. (2012). Measuring the food environment in three rural towns in New South Wales, Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23(2), 129-133. [More Information]
  • Gill, T., Boylan, S. (2012). Public Health Messages: Why Are They Ineffective and What Can Be Done? Current Obesity Reports, 1(1), 50-58. [More Information]
  • Boylan, S., Cade, J., Kirk, S., Greenwood, D., White, K., Shires, S., Simpson, N., Wild, C., Hay, A. (2011). Assessing caffeine exposure in pregnant women. British Journal of Nutrition, 100(4), 875-882. [More Information]
  • Greenwood, D., Alwan, N., Boylan, S., Cade, J., Charvill, J., Chipps, K., Cooke, M., Dolby, V., Hay, A., Kassam, S., et al (2011). Caffeine intake during pregnancy, late miscarriage and stillbirth. European Journal of Epidemiology, 25(4), 275-280. [More Information]
  • Boylan, S., Welch, A., Pikhart, H., Malyutina, S., Pajak, A., Kubinova, R., Bragina, O., Simonova, G., Stepaniak, U., Gilis-Januszewska, A., et al (2011). Dietary habits in three Central and Eastern European countries: the HAPIEE study. BMC Public Health, 97, 439. [More Information]
  • Boylan, S., Lallukka, T., Lahelma, E., Pikhart, H., Malyutina, S., Pajak, A., Kubinova, R., Bragina, O., Stepaniak, U., Gillis-Januszewska, A., et al (2011). Socio-economic circumstances and food habits in Eastern, Central and Western European populations. Public Health Nutrition, 14(4), 278-687. [More Information]

2014

  • Boylan, S., Gill, T., Hare-Bruun, H., Andersen, L., Heitmann, B. (2014). Associations between adolescent and adult socioeconomic status and risk of obesity and overweight in Danish adults. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 8(2), e163-e171. [More Information]

2013

  • Boylan, S., Greenwood, D., Alwan, N., Cooke, M., Dolby, V., Hay, A., Kirk, S., Konje, S., Potdar, N., Shires, S., et al (2013). Does Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy Play a Role in the Association Found Between Maternal Caffeine Intake and Fetal Growth Restriction? Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(4), 601-608. [More Information]
  • Boylan, S., Syrett, K., Colagiuri, R. (2013). Role of law at the non-communicable diseases-climate change interface: considerations for planetary and population health policy. Public Health, 127(6), 579-581. [More Information]

2012

  • Boylan, S., Louie, J., Gill, T. (2012). Consumer response to healthy eating, physical activity and weight-related recommendations: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 13(7), 606-617. [More Information]
  • Innes-Hughes, C., Boylan, S., King, L., Lobb, E. (2012). Measuring the food environment in three rural towns in New South Wales, Australia. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 23(2), 129-133. [More Information]
  • Gill, T., Boylan, S. (2012). Public Health Messages: Why Are They Ineffective and What Can Be Done? Current Obesity Reports, 1(1), 50-58. [More Information]

2011

  • Boylan, S., Cade, J., Kirk, S., Greenwood, D., White, K., Shires, S., Simpson, N., Wild, C., Hay, A. (2011). Assessing caffeine exposure in pregnant women. British Journal of Nutrition, 100(4), 875-882. [More Information]
  • Greenwood, D., Alwan, N., Boylan, S., Cade, J., Charvill, J., Chipps, K., Cooke, M., Dolby, V., Hay, A., Kassam, S., et al (2011). Caffeine intake during pregnancy, late miscarriage and stillbirth. European Journal of Epidemiology, 25(4), 275-280. [More Information]
  • Boylan, S., Welch, A., Pikhart, H., Malyutina, S., Pajak, A., Kubinova, R., Bragina, O., Simonova, G., Stepaniak, U., Gilis-Januszewska, A., et al (2011). Dietary habits in three Central and Eastern European countries: the HAPIEE study. BMC Public Health, 97, 439. [More Information]
  • Boylan, S., Lallukka, T., Lahelma, E., Pikhart, H., Malyutina, S., Pajak, A., Kubinova, R., Bragina, O., Stepaniak, U., Gillis-Januszewska, A., et al (2011). Socio-economic circumstances and food habits in Eastern, Central and Western European populations. Public Health Nutrition, 14(4), 278-687. [More Information]

2010

  • Gill, T., King, L., Bauman, A., Vita, P., Caterson, I., Colagiuri, S., Colagiuri, R., Hebden, L., Boylan, S., Hector, D., Khambalia, A., Dickinson, S., Gomez, M. (2010), A "state of the knowledge" assessment of comprehensive interventions that address the drivers of obesity. , , , 1-170.

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