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DSM staff profile

Dr Kim Meredith-Jones

PositionSenior Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (Dunedin)
QualificationsBSc PhD
Research summaryPhysical activity; bone and body composition assessment in children and adults

Research

Currently, I'm the Director of the Bone and Body Composition Research Unit which undertakes innovative prospective studies evaluating bone density and quantifying body composition and regional body fat distribution in children and adults using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA).

I'm also involved with three major research projects in collaboration with other members of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre: MInT, PLAY and Healthy Homework in several capacities, including providing physical activity recommendations for children and families and analysis and management of accelerometry for physical activity and sleep assessment.

Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research
MInT
PLAY

Publications

Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Farmer, V. L., Richards, R., Te Morenga, L., Meredith-Jones, K., & Mann, J. I. (2020). Do differences in compositional time use explain ethnic variation in the prevalence of obesity in children? Analyses using 24-hour accelerometry. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, 44, 94-103. doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0377-1

Taylor, R. W., Williams, S. M., Galland, B. C., Farmer, V. L., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Schofield, G., & Mann, J. I. (2020). Quantity versus quality of objectively measured sleep in relation to body mass index in children: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41366-020-0552-4

Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K., Farmer, V., Williams, S., Galland, B., & Taylor, R. (2020). Non-wear time and presentation of compositional 24-hour time-use analyses influence conclusions about sleep and body mass index in children. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1123/jmpb.2019-0048

Saeedi, P., Haszard, J., Stoner, L., Skeaff, S., Black, K. E., Davison, B., … Meredith-Jones, K., Quigg, R., … Skidmore, P. M. L. (2020). Relationships between dietary patterns and indices of arterial stiffness and central arterial wave reflection in 9–11-year-old children. Children, 7(6), 66. doi: 10.3390/children7060066

Stoner, L., Higgins, S., Black, K., Boggess, K., Meyer, M. L., Chou, A., Galland, B., Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K., … Skeaff, S., & Skidmore, P. M. L. (2020). Short sleep duration is associated with central arterial stiffness in children independent of other lifestyle behaviors. Journal of Science in Sport & Exercise. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s42978-020-00062-5

Journal - Research Article

Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Farmer, V. L., Richards, R., Te Morenga, L., Meredith-Jones, K., & Mann, J. I. (2020). Do differences in compositional time use explain ethnic variation in the prevalence of obesity in children? Analyses using 24-hour accelerometry. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, 44, 94-103. doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0377-1

Stoner, L., Higgins, S., Black, K., Boggess, K., Meyer, M. L., Chou, A., Galland, B., Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K., … Skeaff, S., & Skidmore, P. M. L. (2020). Short sleep duration is associated with central arterial stiffness in children independent of other lifestyle behaviors. Journal of Science in Sport & Exercise. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s42978-020-00062-5

Saeedi, P., Haszard, J., Stoner, L., Skeaff, S., Black, K. E., Davison, B., … Meredith-Jones, K., Quigg, R., … Skidmore, P. M. L. (2020). Relationships between dietary patterns and indices of arterial stiffness and central arterial wave reflection in 9–11-year-old children. Children, 7(6), 66. doi: 10.3390/children7060066

Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K., Farmer, V., Williams, S., Galland, B., & Taylor, R. (2020). Non-wear time and presentation of compositional 24-hour time-use analyses influence conclusions about sleep and body mass index in children. Journal for the Measurement of Physical Behaviour. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1123/jmpb.2019-0048

Taylor, R. W., Williams, S. M., Galland, B. C., Farmer, V. L., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Schofield, G., & Mann, J. I. (2020). Quantity versus quality of objectively measured sleep in relation to body mass index in children: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41366-020-0552-4

Jospe, M. R., Roy, M., Brown, R. C., Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K., Fangupo, L. J., Osborne, H., Fleming, E. A., & Taylor, R. W. (2020). Intermittent fasting, Paleolithic, or Mediterranean diets in the real world: Exploratory secondary analyses of a weight-loss trial that included choice of diet and exercise. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 111, 503-514. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz330

Rasmussen, L. J. H., Caspi, A., Ambler, A., Broadbent, J. M., Cohen, H. J., d'Arbeloff, T., … Hancox, R. J., … Hogan, S., … Ireland, D., Knodt, A. R., Meredith-Jones, K., … Morrison, L., Poulton, R., Ramrakha, S., … Sneddon, K., Thomson, W. M., … Moffitt, T. E. (2019). Association of neurocognitive and physical function with gait speed in midlife. JAMA Network Open, 2(10), e1913123. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.13123

Meredith-Jones, K., Galland, B., Haszard, J., Gray, A., Sayers, R., Hanna, M., Taylor, B., & Taylor, R. (2019). Do young children consistently meet 24-h sleep and activity guidelines? A longitudinal analysis using actigraphy. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, 43, 2555-2564. doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0432-y

Duncan, S., Stewart, T., McPhee, J., Borotkanics, R., Prendergast, K., Zinn, C., Meredith-Jones, K., Taylor, R., … Schofield, G. (2019). Efficacy of a compulsory homework programme for increasing physical activity and improving nutrition in children: A cluster randomised controlled trial. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 16, 80. doi: 10.1186/s12966-019-0840-3

Smith, M., Ikeda, E., Duncan, S., Maddison, R., Hinckson, E., Meredith-Jones, K., … Mandic, S. (2019). Trends and measurement issues for active transportation in New Zealand's physical activity report cards for children and youth. Journal of Transport & Health, 15, 100789. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2019.100789

Smith, C., Galland, B., Taylor, R., & Meredith-Jones, K. (2019). ActiGraph GT3X+ and Actical wrist and hip worn accelerometers for sleep and wake indices in young children using an automated algorithm: Validation with polysomnography. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 958. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00958

Vlietstra, L., Stebbings, S., Meredith-Jones, K., Abbott, J. H., Treharne, G. J., & Waters, D. L. (2019). Sarcopenia in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: The association with self-reported fatigue, physical function and obesity. PLoS ONE, 14(6), e0217462. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0217462

Taylor, R. W., Gray, A. R., Heath, A.-L. M., Galland, B. C., Lawrence, J., Sayers, R., Healey, D., Tannock, G. W., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Hanna, M., Hatch, B., & Taylor, B. J. (2018). Sleep, nutrition, and physical activity interventions to prevent obesity in infancy: Follow-up of the Prevention of Overweight in Infancy (POI) randomized controlled trial at ages 3.5 and 5 y. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 108(2), 228, 236. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy090

Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J., Stanger, N., & Taylor, R. (2018). Precision of DXA-derived visceral fat measurements in a large sample of adults of varying body size. Obesity, 26(3), 505-512. doi: 10.1002/oby.22108

Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J., Moir, C., Heath, A.-L., Lawrence, J., Galland, B., Taylor, B., Gray, A., Sayers, R., & Taylor, R. (2018). Physical activity and inactivity trajectories associated with body composition in pre-schoolers. International Journal of Obesity, 42, 1621-1630. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0058-5

Roy, M., Williams, S. M., Brown, R. C., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Osborne, H., Jospe, M., & Taylor, R. W. (2018). High-intensity interval training in the real world: Outcomes from a 12-month intervention in overweight adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 50(9), 1818-1826. doi: 10.1249/mss.0000000000001642

Stadnyk, A. M. J., Rehrer, N. J., Handcock, P. J., Meredith-Jones, K. A., & Cotter, J. D. (2018). No clear benefit of muscle heating on hypertrophy and strength with resistance training. Temperature, 5(2), 175-183. doi: 10.1080/23328940.2017.1391366

Taylor, R. W., Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Galland, B. C., Heath, A.-L. M., Lawrence, J., Gray, A. R., Sayers, R., Hanna, M., & Taylor, B. J. (2018). 24-h movement behaviors from infancy to preschool: Cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships with body composition and bone health. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 15, 118. doi: 10.1186/s12966-018-0753-6

Saeedi, P., Black, K. E., Haszard, J. J., Skeaff, S., Stoner, L., Davidson, B., Harrex, H. A. L., Meredith-Jones, K., Quigg, R., … Skidmore, P. M. L. (2018). Dietary patterns, cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness in 9-11-year-old children from Dunedin, New Zealand. Nutrients, 10, 887. doi: 10.3390/nu10070887

Vaipuna, T. F. W., Williams, S. M., Farmer, V. L., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Richards, R., Galland, B. C., Te Morenga, L., & Taylor, R. W. (2018). Sleep patterns in children differ by ethnicity: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses using actigraphy. Sleep Health, 4(1), 81-86. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2017.10.012

Harrex, H. A. L., Skeaff, S. A., Black, K. E., Davison, B. K., Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K., Quigg, R., Saeedi, P., … Skidmore, P. M. L. (2018). Sleep timing is associated with diet and physical activity levels in 9-11-year-old children from Dunedin, New Zealand: The PEDALS study. Journal of Sleep Research, 27(4), e12634. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12634

Davison, B., Saeedi, P., Black, K., Harrex, H., Haszard, J., Meredith-Jones, K., Quigg, R., Skeaff, S., … Skidmore, P. (2017). The association between parent diet quality and child dietary patterns in nine- to eleven-year-old children from Dunedin, New Zealand. Nutrients, 9(5), 483. doi: 10.3390/nu9050483

Jospe, M. R., Roy, M., Brown, R. C., Williams, S. M., Osborne, H. R., Meredith-Jones, K. A., McArthur, J. R., Fleming, E. A., & Taylor, R. W. (2017). The effect of different types of monitoring strategies on weight loss: A randomized controlled trial. Obesity, 25(9), 1490-1498. doi: 10.1002/oby.21898

Meredith-Jones, K., Williams, S., Galland, B., Kennedy, G., & Taylor, R. (2016). 24 h Accelerometry: Impact of sleep-screening methods on estimates of sedentary behaviour and physical activity while awake. Journal of Sports Sciences, 34(7), 679-685. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2015.1068438

Taylor, R. W., Heath, A.-L. M., Galland, B. C., Cameron, S. L., Lawrence, J. A., Gray, A. R., Tannock, G. W., Lawley, B., Healey, D., Sayers, R. M., Hanna, M., Meredith-Jones, K., Hatch, B., & Taylor, B. J. (2016). Three-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial to reduce excessive weight gain in the first two years of life: Protocol for the POI follow-up study. BMC Public Health, 16, 771. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3383-4

Galland, B., Meredith-Jones, K., Gray, A., Sayers, R., Lawrence, J., Taylor, B., & Taylor, R. (2016). Criteria for nap identification in infants and young children using 24-h actigraphy and agreement with parental diary. Sleep Medicine, 19, 85-92. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2015.10.013

Meredith-Jones, K., Williams, S., & Taylor, R. (2016). Agreement between parental perception of child weight status and actual weight status is similar across different ethnic groups in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 8(4), 316-324. doi: 10.1071/HC16002

Moir, C., Meredith-Jones, K., Taylor, B. J., Gray, A., Heath, A.-L. M., Dale, K., Galland, B., Lawrence, J., Sayers, R. M., & Taylor, R. W. (2016). Early intervention to encourage physical activity in infants and toddlers: A randomized controlled trial. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 48(12), 2446-2453. doi: 10.1249/mss.0000000000001055

Taylor, R. W., Brown, D. A., Meredith-Jones, K., Dawson, A. M., Haszard, J. J., & Williams, S. M. (2015). Wanting to and doing So: Parental intent to change weight does not translate into behavior. Journal of Child & Adolescent Behavior, 3(1), 183. doi: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000183

Meredith-Jones, K. A., Williams, S. M., & Taylor, R. W. (2015). Bioelectrical impedance as a measure of change in body composition in young children. Pediatric Obesity, 10, 252-259. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.263

Taylor, R. W., Cox, A., Knight, L., Brown, D. A., Meredith-Jones, K., Haszard, J. J., Dawson, A. M., Taylor, B. J., & Williams, S. M. (2015). A tailored family-based obesity intervention: A randomized trial. Pediatrics, 136(2), 281-289. doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-0595

Galland, B., Meredith-Jones, K., Terrill, P., & Taylor, R. (2014). Challenges and emerging technologies within the field of pediatric actigraphy. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5, 99. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00099

Dawson, A. M., Brown, D. A., Cox, A., Williams, S. M., Treacy, L., Haszard, J., Meredith-Jones, K., Hargreaves, E., Taylor, B. J., Ross, J., & Taylor, R. W. (2014). Using motivational interviewing for weight feedback to parents of young children. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 50(6), 461-470. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12518

Taylor, R. W., Williams, S. M., Dawson, A. M., Taylor, B. J., Meredith-Jones, K., & Brown, D. (2013). What factors influence uptake into family-based obesity treatment after weight screening? Journal of Pediatrics, 163, 1657-1662. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.08.033

Meredith-Jones, K., Waters, D., Legge, M., & Jones, L. (2011). Upright water-based exercise to improve cardiovascular and metabolic health: A qualitative review. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 19(2), 93-103. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2011.02.002

Taylor, R. W., Farmer, V. L., Cameron, S. L., Meredith-Jones, K., Williams, S. M., & Mann, J. I. (2011). School playgrounds and physical activity policies as predictors of school and home time activity. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition & Physical Activity, 8, 38. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-8-38

Taylor, R. W., Brown, D., Dawson, A. M., Haszard, J., Cox, A., Rose, E. A., Taylor, B. J., Meredith-Jones, K., Treacy, L., Ross, J., & Williams, S. M. (2010). Motivational interviewing for screening and feedback and encouraging lifestyle changes to reduce relative weight in 4-8 year old children: Design of the MInT study. BMC Public Health, 10, 271. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-271

Meredith-Jones, K., Legge, M., & Jones, L. M. (2009). Circuit based deep water running improves cardiovascular fitness, strength and abdominal obesity in older, overweight women: Aquatic exercise intervention in older adults. Medicina Sportiva, 13(1), 5-12. doi: 10.2478/v10036-009-0002-9

Jones, L. M., Meredith-Jones, K., & Legge, M. (2009). The effect of water-based exercise on glucose and insulin response in overweight women: A pilot study. Journal of Women's Health, 18(10), 1653-1659. doi: 10.1089/jwh.2008.1147

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Ward, A. L., Galland, B. C., Haszard, J. J., Meredith-Jones, K., Morrison, S., McIntosh, D. R., Jackson, R., … Fangupo, L., Richards, R., Te Morenga, L., Smith, C., Elder, D. E., & Taylor, R. W. (2019). The effect of mild sleep deprivation on diet and eating behaviour in children: Protocol for the Daily Rest, Eating, and Activity Monitoring (DREAM) randomized cross-over trial. BMC Public Health, 19, 1347. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7628-x

Smith, M., Ikeda, E., Hinckson, E., Duncan, S., Maddison, R., Meredith-Jones, K., … Mandic, S. (2018). Results from New Zealand's 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth [Brief report]. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 15(Suppl. 2), S390-S392. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2018-0463

Roy, M. C., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Osborne, H. R., Williams, S. M., Brown, R. C., Jospe, M. R., & Taylor, R. W. (2018). The importance of medical assessment prior to high-intensity interval training. New Zealand Medical Journal, 1476(131), 100-102. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Saeedi, P., Shavandi, A., & Meredith-Jones, K. (2018). Nail properties and bone health: A review. Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 9(2), 31. doi: 10.3390/jfb9020031

Vlietstra, L., Meredith-Jones, K., Stebbings, S., Abbott, J. H., Treharne, G. J., & Waters, D. L. (2017). Sarcopenic obesity is more prevalent in osteoarthritis than rheumatoid arthritis: Are different processes involved? Rheumatology, 56(10), 1816-1818. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kex303

Taylor, R. W., Roy, M., Jospe, M. R., Osborne, H. R., Meredith-Jones, K., Williams, S. M., & Brown, R. C. (2015). Determining how best to support overweight adults to adhere to lifestyle change: Protocol for the SWIFT study. BMC Public Health, 15, 861. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-2205-4

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