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Contact Details

Phone
+64 21 0816 7966
Email
melyssa.roy@otago.ac.nz
Position
Lecturer
Department
Department of Medicine (Dunedin)
Qualifications
MB ChB BSc MMSc MPH PhD
Research summary
Evidence-based behavioral exercise and nutrition interventions to promote health and prevent, treat and manage chronic disease.
Teaching
Melyssa is involved in a range of undergraduate medical teaching, including convening the ALM4 Medicine and ALM4 Older Persons’ Health modules
Memberships
Associate in Training of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Research

Melyssa is a a lecturer in the Department of Medicine.

Melyssa comes to this role as part of her advanced training as a public health medicine registrar under the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine.

Prior to this role, Melyssa's research interests included examining the effectiveness of exercise and nutrition recommendations, exploring the impact of bedtime on childhood obesity, and the prioritisation of intensive care resources.

Publications

Roy, M., Hansen, P., Sullivan, T., Ombler, F., Klore, M., Stapleton, A., & Carr, C. (2021). Rapid development of a tool for prioritizing patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 for intensive care. Critical Care Explorations, 3(3), e0368. doi: 10.1097/cce.0000000000000368

Roy, M., Haszard, J. J., Savage, J. S., Yolton, K., Beebe, D. W., Xu, Y., Galland, B., … Taylor, B., Richards, R., … Taylor, R. W. (2020). Bedtime, body mass index and obesity risk in preschool-aged children. Pediatric Obesity, 15, e12650. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12650

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

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

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

Roy, M., Hansen, P., Sullivan, T., Ombler, F., Klore, M., Stapleton, A., & Carr, C. (2021). Rapid development of a tool for prioritizing patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 for intensive care. Critical Care Explorations, 3(3), e0368. doi: 10.1097/cce.0000000000000368

Journal - Research Article

Roy, M., Haszard, J. J., Savage, J. S., Yolton, K., Beebe, D. W., Xu, Y., Galland, B., … Taylor, B., Richards, R., … Taylor, R. W. (2020). Bedtime, body mass index and obesity risk in preschool-aged children. Pediatric Obesity, 15, e12650. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12650

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Other

Jospe, M. R., Taylor, R. W., Athens, J., Roy, M., & Brown, R. C. (2017). Adherence to hunger training over 6 months and the effect on weight and eating behaviour: Secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial. Nutrients, 9(11), 1260. doi: 10.3390/nu9111260

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Cornwall, J., & Roy, M. (2016). Does your pig go 'knor'? Medical students' skills in using animal sounds as a cross-cultural paediatric engagement tool. Medical Education, 50(12), 1211-1213. doi: 10.1111/medu.13085

Journal - Research Article

Jospe, M. R., Brown, R. C., Roy, M., & Taylor, R. W. (2015). Adherence to hunger training using blood glucose monitoring: A feasibility study. Nutrition & Metabolism, 12, 22. doi: 10.1186/s12986-015-0017-2

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Other

Roy, M., Walker, R., Blyth, P., & Wilkinson, T. (2014). Virtual reality-based assessment of clinical reasoning ability. Medical Education, 48, 1123. doi: 10.1111/medu.12559

Journal - Research Other

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