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Otago Medical School staff profiles

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

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

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

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

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

Journal - Research Article

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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