Dr Stephanie Partridge

Research Fellow
PhD, B Sc (Hons I), Accredited Practising Dietitian

Member of the Charles Perkins Centre

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Biographical details

I am a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and National Heart Foundation Early Career Research Fellow and Accredited Practising Dietitian based at Westmead Applied Research Centre at The University of Sydney. My research focuses on scalable, low-cost and engaging technology-focused healthy lifestyle programs to improve eating behaviours, physical activity levels, and mental wellbeing of young people. By improving lifestyle behaviours in young people, my research ultimately aims to prevent obesity and its related comorbidities in later life.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Text messages to support women�s physical and mental health after breast cancer treatments Anna SINGLETON

Current projects

TEXTBITES

Text message-based behavioural intervention for teens on eating, physical activity and social wellbeing

Overweight and obesity affects nearly one in three adolescents, aged 13 to 18 years, living in Australia. Weight gain in youth is related to cancer, heart disease and diabetes in later life.

To address this we have developed a simple, scalable and engaging text message-based program. We are testing TextBites in adolescents to improve weight and key weight-related lifestyle behaviours, physical activity, healthy eating and social wellbeing.

Associations

  • International Association for Adolescent Health
  • Nutrition Society of Australia
  • International Society of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Dietitians Association of Australia

Awards and honours

  • 2018 Emerging Leaders Program, World Heart Federation
  • 2017 Joan Woodhill Doctoral Prize for Excellence in Research, Dietitians Association of Australia
  • 2015 Leadership, Evidence and Advancing Practice Travel Grant, Dietitians Association of Australia
  • 2015 Postgraduate Research Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement, The University of Sydney
  • 2013-15 Postgraduate Research Scholarship, The University of Sydney
  • 2013-16 Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, Commonwealth Government of Australia

Selected grants

2019

  • Prevention of obesity in adolescents using text messages; Partridge S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships.

2014

  • Healthy University Catering Policy and Guidelines; Partridge S, Sim K, Allman-Farinelli M; University of Sydney/Healthy Sydney University Seed Funding.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Partridge, S., Howse, E., Llewellyn, G., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2018). Adequacy of Data Sources for Investigation of Tertiary Education Student's Wellbeing in Australia: A Scoping Review. Healthcare, 6, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Zeidan, B., Partridge, S., Balestracci, K., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2018). Congruence of stage-of-change for fruit, vegetables and take-out foods with consumption. Nutrition and Food Science, 48(3), 483-497. [More Information]
  • Sainsbury, E., Kizirian, N., Partridge, S., Gill, T., Colagiuri, S., Gibson, A. (2018). Effect of dietary carbohydrate restriction on glycemic control in adults with diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 139, 239-252. [More Information]
  • Hayba, N., Partridge, S., Nour, M., Grech, A., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2018). Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions for preventing harmful weight gain among young adults from lower socioeconomic status and ethnically diverse backgrounds: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 19(3), 333-346. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Gallagher, P., Freeman, B., Gallagher, R. (2018). Facebook groups for the management of chronic diseases. JMIR Research Protocols, 20(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Ramachandran, D., Kite, J., Vassallo, A., Chau, J., Partridge, S., Freeman, B., Gill, T. (2018). Food Trends and Popular Nutrition Advice Online - Implications for Public Health. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 10(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Foley, B., Partridge, S., Kite, J., Bauman, A., Chau, J., Mihrshahi, S. (2018). Frequent lunch purchases from NSW school canteens: a potential marker for children's eating habits? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(4), 410-411. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Redfern, J. (2018). Strategies to Engage Adolescents in Digital Health Interventions for Obesity Prevention and Management. Healthcare, 6(3), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Nour, M., Yeung, S., Partridge, S., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2017). A Narrative Review of Social Media and Game-Based Nutrition Interventions Targeted at Young Adults. Journal of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 117(5), 735-752.e10. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Grunseit, A., Gallagher, P., Freeman, B., O'Hara, B., Neubeck, A., Due, S., Paull, G., Ding, D., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Gallagher, R., et al (2017). Cardiac patients� experiences and perceptions of social media: mixed-methods study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(9), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., McGeechan, K., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2017). Improved confidence in performing nutrition and physical activity behaviours mediates behavioural change in young adults: Mediation results of a randomised controlled mHealth intervention. Appetite, 108, 425-433. [More Information]
  • Gallagher, R., Roach, K., Sadler, L., Glinatsis, H., Belshaw, J., Kirkness, A., Zhang, L., Gallagher, P., Paull, G., Gao, Y., Partridge, S., Parker, H., et al (2017). Mobile Technology Use Across Age Groups in Patients Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation: Survey Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 5(10), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Gallagher, R., Roach, K., Sadler, L., Glinatsis, H., Belshaw, J., Kirkness, A., Zhang, L., Gallagher, P., Paull, G., Gao, Y., Partridge, S., Parker, H., Neubeck, A. (2017). Mobile Technology Use Across Age Groups in Patients Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation: Survey Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 5(10), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Munt, A., Partridge, S., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2017). The barriers and enablers of healthy eating among young adults: a missing piece of the obesity puzzle: A scoping review. Obesity Reviews, 18(1), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Allman-Farinelli, M., Partridge, S., McGeechan, K., Balestracci, K., Hebden, L., Wong, A., Phongsavan, P., Denney-Wilson, E., Harris, M., Bauman, A. (2016). A Mobile Health Lifestyle Program for Prevention of Weight Gain in Young Adults (TXT2BFiT): Nine-Month Outcomes of a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 4(2), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., McGeechan, K., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2016). Improved eating behaviours mediate weight gain prevention of young adults: Moderation and mediation results of a randomised controlled trial of TXT2BFiT, mHealth program. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Allman-Farinelli, M., McGeechan, K., Balestracci, K., Wong, A., Hebden, L., Harris, M., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P. (2016). Process evaluation of TXT2BFiT: A multi-component mHealth randomised controlled trial to prevent weight gain in young adults. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Lam, E., Partridge, S., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2016). Strategies for successful recruitment of young adults to healthy lifestyle programmes for the prevention of weight gain: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 17(2), 178-200. [More Information]
  • Allman-Farinelli, M., Partridge, S., Roy, R. (2016). Weight-Related Dietary Behaviors in Young Adults. Current Obesity Reports, 5, 23-29. [More Information]
  • Nour, M., McGeechan, K., Wong, A., Partridge, S., Balestracci, K., Roy, R., Hebden, L., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2015). Diet Quality of Young Adults Enrolling in TXT2BFiT, a Mobile Phone-Based Healthy Lifestyle Intervention. JMIR Research Protocols, 4(2), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Balestracci, K., Wong, A., Hebden, L., McGeechan, K., Denney-Wilson, E., Harris, M., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2015). Effective Strategies to Recruit Young Adults Into the TXT2BFiT mHealth Randomized Controlled Trial for Weight Gain Prevention. JMIR Research Protocols, 4(2), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., McGeechan, K., Hebden, L., Balestracci, K., Wong, A., Denney-Wilson, E., Harris, M., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2015). Effectiveness of a mHealth Lifestyle Program With Telephone Support (TXT2BFiT) to Prevent Unhealthy Weight Gain in Young Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 3(2), 1-14.
  • Partridge, S., Juan, S., McGeechan, K., Bauman, A., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2015). Poor quality of external validity reporting limits generalizability of overweight and/or obesity lifestyle prevention interventions in young adults: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 16(1), 13-31. [More Information]
  • Sim, K., Partridge, S., Salis (nee Sainsbury), A. (2014). Does weight loss in overweight or obese women improve fertility treatment outcomes? A systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 15(10), 839-850. [More Information]

2018

  • Partridge, S., Howse, E., Llewellyn, G., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2018). Adequacy of Data Sources for Investigation of Tertiary Education Student's Wellbeing in Australia: A Scoping Review. Healthcare, 6, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Zeidan, B., Partridge, S., Balestracci, K., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2018). Congruence of stage-of-change for fruit, vegetables and take-out foods with consumption. Nutrition and Food Science, 48(3), 483-497. [More Information]
  • Sainsbury, E., Kizirian, N., Partridge, S., Gill, T., Colagiuri, S., Gibson, A. (2018). Effect of dietary carbohydrate restriction on glycemic control in adults with diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 139, 239-252. [More Information]
  • Hayba, N., Partridge, S., Nour, M., Grech, A., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2018). Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions for preventing harmful weight gain among young adults from lower socioeconomic status and ethnically diverse backgrounds: a systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 19(3), 333-346. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Gallagher, P., Freeman, B., Gallagher, R. (2018). Facebook groups for the management of chronic diseases. JMIR Research Protocols, 20(1), 1-6. [More Information]
  • Ramachandran, D., Kite, J., Vassallo, A., Chau, J., Partridge, S., Freeman, B., Gill, T. (2018). Food Trends and Popular Nutrition Advice Online - Implications for Public Health. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 10(2), 1-5. [More Information]
  • Hardy, L., Foley, B., Partridge, S., Kite, J., Bauman, A., Chau, J., Mihrshahi, S. (2018). Frequent lunch purchases from NSW school canteens: a potential marker for children's eating habits? Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(4), 410-411. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Redfern, J. (2018). Strategies to Engage Adolescents in Digital Health Interventions for Obesity Prevention and Management. Healthcare, 6(3), 1-10. [More Information]

2017

  • Nour, M., Yeung, S., Partridge, S., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2017). A Narrative Review of Social Media and Game-Based Nutrition Interventions Targeted at Young Adults. Journal of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 117(5), 735-752.e10. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Grunseit, A., Gallagher, P., Freeman, B., O'Hara, B., Neubeck, A., Due, S., Paull, G., Ding, D., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Gallagher, R., et al (2017). Cardiac patients� experiences and perceptions of social media: mixed-methods study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 19(9), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., McGeechan, K., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2017). Improved confidence in performing nutrition and physical activity behaviours mediates behavioural change in young adults: Mediation results of a randomised controlled mHealth intervention. Appetite, 108, 425-433. [More Information]
  • Gallagher, R., Roach, K., Sadler, L., Glinatsis, H., Belshaw, J., Kirkness, A., Zhang, L., Gallagher, P., Paull, G., Gao, Y., Partridge, S., Parker, H., et al (2017). Mobile Technology Use Across Age Groups in Patients Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation: Survey Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 5(10), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Gallagher, R., Roach, K., Sadler, L., Glinatsis, H., Belshaw, J., Kirkness, A., Zhang, L., Gallagher, P., Paull, G., Gao, Y., Partridge, S., Parker, H., Neubeck, A. (2017). Mobile Technology Use Across Age Groups in Patients Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation: Survey Study. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 5(10), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Munt, A., Partridge, S., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2017). The barriers and enablers of healthy eating among young adults: a missing piece of the obesity puzzle: A scoping review. Obesity Reviews, 18(1), 1-17. [More Information]

2016

  • Allman-Farinelli, M., Partridge, S., McGeechan, K., Balestracci, K., Hebden, L., Wong, A., Phongsavan, P., Denney-Wilson, E., Harris, M., Bauman, A. (2016). A Mobile Health Lifestyle Program for Prevention of Weight Gain in Young Adults (TXT2BFiT): Nine-Month Outcomes of a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 4(2), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., McGeechan, K., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2016). Improved eating behaviours mediate weight gain prevention of young adults: Moderation and mediation results of a randomised controlled trial of TXT2BFiT, mHealth program. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Allman-Farinelli, M., McGeechan, K., Balestracci, K., Wong, A., Hebden, L., Harris, M., Bauman, A., Phongsavan, P. (2016). Process evaluation of TXT2BFiT: A multi-component mHealth randomised controlled trial to prevent weight gain in young adults. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Lam, E., Partridge, S., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2016). Strategies for successful recruitment of young adults to healthy lifestyle programmes for the prevention of weight gain: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 17(2), 178-200. [More Information]
  • Allman-Farinelli, M., Partridge, S., Roy, R. (2016). Weight-Related Dietary Behaviors in Young Adults. Current Obesity Reports, 5, 23-29. [More Information]

2015

  • Nour, M., McGeechan, K., Wong, A., Partridge, S., Balestracci, K., Roy, R., Hebden, L., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2015). Diet Quality of Young Adults Enrolling in TXT2BFiT, a Mobile Phone-Based Healthy Lifestyle Intervention. JMIR Research Protocols, 4(2), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., Balestracci, K., Wong, A., Hebden, L., McGeechan, K., Denney-Wilson, E., Harris, M., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2015). Effective Strategies to Recruit Young Adults Into the TXT2BFiT mHealth Randomized Controlled Trial for Weight Gain Prevention. JMIR Research Protocols, 4(2), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Partridge, S., McGeechan, K., Hebden, L., Balestracci, K., Wong, A., Denney-Wilson, E., Harris, M., Phongsavan, P., Bauman, A., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2015). Effectiveness of a mHealth Lifestyle Program With Telephone Support (TXT2BFiT) to Prevent Unhealthy Weight Gain in Young Adults: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 3(2), 1-14.
  • Partridge, S., Juan, S., McGeechan, K., Bauman, A., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2015). Poor quality of external validity reporting limits generalizability of overweight and/or obesity lifestyle prevention interventions in young adults: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 16(1), 13-31. [More Information]

2014

  • Sim, K., Partridge, S., Salis (nee Sainsbury), A. (2014). Does weight loss in overweight or obese women improve fertility treatment outcomes? A systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 15(10), 839-850. [More Information]

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