Dr Sinead Boylan

Nutritional Epidemiologist/Public Health Nutritionist, Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School

Telephone +61 2 8627 1840

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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 as a Research Fellow for thePhysical Activity Nutrition Obesity Research Group (PANORG). Her interest lies at the interface between the food system and the environment.

Research interests

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

Teaching and supervision

Sustainabilty, research methodology

Current projects

Technical advice to the NSW Ministry of Health.

Secondary analyses of population health survey data.

Identification of strategies to promote a healthy, safe and sustainable food system.

Developing a healthy food policy for The University of Sydney.

Supporting a National Climate, Health and Well-being Strategy for Australia.

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.

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Boylan, S. (2015). Consumer responses to government dietary guidelines in the management and prevention of obesity. In Timothy Gill (Eds.), Managing and Preventing Obesity: Behavioural Factors and Dietary Interventions, (pp. 301-309). Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing Limited.

Journals

  • Pettman, T., Bolton, K., Love, P., Waters, E., Gill, T., Whelan, J., Boylan, S., Armstrong, R., Coveney, J., Booth, S., et al (2016). A snapshot of the scope of obesity prevention practice in Australia. Health Promotion International, 31(3), 582-594. [More Information]
  • Pettman, T., Armstrong, R., Waters, E., Allender, S., Love, P., Gill, T., Coveney, J., Boylan, S., Booth, S., Bolton, K., et al (2016). Evaluation of a knowledge translation and exchange platform to advance non-communicable disease prevention. Evidence and Policy, 12(1), 109-126. [More Information]
  • Louie, J., Moshtaghian, H., Boylan, S., Flood, V., Rangan, A., Barclay, A., Brand-Miller, J., Gill, T. (2015). A systematic methodology to estimate added sugar content of foods. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 69(2), 154-161. [More Information]
  • Colagiuri, R., Boylan, S., Morrice, E. (2015). Research Priorities for NCD Prevention and Climate Change: An International Delphi Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(10), 12941-12957. [More Information]
  • 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 & 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., 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), 678-687. [More Information]
  • Greenwood, D., Alwan, N., Boylan, S., Cade, J., Charvill, J., Chipps, K., Cooke, M., Dolby, V., Hay, A., Kassam, S., et al (2010). 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 (2009). Dietary habits in three Central and Eastern European countries: the HAPIEE study. BMC Public Health, 9, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Boylan, S., Cade, J., Kirk, S., Greenwood, D., White, K., Shires, S., Simpson, N., Wild, C., Hay, A. (2008). Assessing caffeine exposure in pregnant women. British Journal of Nutrition, 100(4), 875-882. [More Information]

Research Reports

  • Boylan, S., Innes-Hughes, C., Lobb, E., King, L. (2011). Measuring rural food environments within Murrumbidgee Health Network, NSW: Methodology, (pp. 5 - 16). Sydney, Australia: Physical Activity Nutrition Obesity Research Group (PANORG).
  • 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, December 2010, (pp. 6 - 170). Sydney, Australia: The University of Sydney.

2016

  • Pettman, T., Bolton, K., Love, P., Waters, E., Gill, T., Whelan, J., Boylan, S., Armstrong, R., Coveney, J., Booth, S., et al (2016). A snapshot of the scope of obesity prevention practice in Australia. Health Promotion International, 31(3), 582-594. [More Information]
  • Pettman, T., Armstrong, R., Waters, E., Allender, S., Love, P., Gill, T., Coveney, J., Boylan, S., Booth, S., Bolton, K., et al (2016). Evaluation of a knowledge translation and exchange platform to advance non-communicable disease prevention. Evidence and Policy, 12(1), 109-126. [More Information]

2015

  • Louie, J., Moshtaghian, H., Boylan, S., Flood, V., Rangan, A., Barclay, A., Brand-Miller, J., Gill, T. (2015). A systematic methodology to estimate added sugar content of foods. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 69(2), 154-161. [More Information]
  • Boylan, S. (2015). Consumer responses to government dietary guidelines in the management and prevention of obesity. In Timothy Gill (Eds.), Managing and Preventing Obesity: Behavioural Factors and Dietary Interventions, (pp. 301-309). Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing Limited.
  • Colagiuri, R., Boylan, S., Morrice, E. (2015). Research Priorities for NCD Prevention and Climate Change: An International Delphi Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(10), 12941-12957. [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 & 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., Innes-Hughes, C., Lobb, E., King, L. (2011). Measuring rural food environments within Murrumbidgee Health Network, NSW: Methodology, (pp. 5 - 16). Sydney, Australia: Physical Activity Nutrition Obesity Research Group (PANORG).
  • 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), 678-687. [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, December 2010, (pp. 6 - 170). Sydney, Australia: The University of Sydney.
  • Greenwood, D., Alwan, N., Boylan, S., Cade, J., Charvill, J., Chipps, K., Cooke, M., Dolby, V., Hay, A., Kassam, S., et al (2010). Caffeine intake during pregnancy, late miscarriage and stillbirth. European Journal of Epidemiology, 25(4), 275-280. [More Information]

2009

  • Boylan, S., Welch, A., Pikhart, H., Malyutina, S., Pajak, A., Kubinova, R., Bragina, O., Simonova, G., Stepaniak, U., Gilis-Januszewska, A., et al (2009). Dietary habits in three Central and Eastern European countries: the HAPIEE study. BMC Public Health, 9, 1-13. [More Information]

2008

  • Boylan, S., Cade, J., Kirk, S., Greenwood, D., White, K., Shires, S., Simpson, N., Wild, C., Hay, A. (2008). Assessing caffeine exposure in pregnant women. British Journal of Nutrition, 100(4), 875-882. [More Information]

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