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Lynnette M Jones

Associate Professor
BSc, BPhEd (Hons), PGCert MedTech, PhD (Otago)
Tel +64 3 479 8962
Email lynnette.jones@otago.ac.nz

Background

Lynnette Jones is an Associate Professor in Physical Activity and Health at the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences and has held an academic position since 2002.  She graduated from the University of Otago with a first class honours degree in Physical Education (Exercise Physiology/Metabolism) in 1997 and completed her BSc in Biochemistry in 1999.  Lynnette joined the staff at the School of Physical Education as a Teaching Fellow in Exercise Prescription in 2000, and completed her PhD in Biomedical Science in 2003.

Teaching

Students – Current

Tiarna Stothers – BSc(Hons), Exercise Oncology
Emma Jones – BSc(Hons), Exercise Oncology
Sam Baxter – MSc, Sport, Exercise & Health (Exercise Oncology)
Troy Ruhe - PhD, Exercise Physiology

Students – Recent Completions

Charlotte Gaudin (Co-supervisor) – MDiet, Dietary intake in cancer survivors
Rebekah Wilson – MPhEd, Exercise Oncology
Zara Taylor – MPhEd, Exercise Oncology
Kendall Malcolm – PGDipPE, Exercise Oncology
Marguerite Larvin – PGDipPE, Exercise Oncology
Richard Bell – BMedSci Hons, Exercise Oncology
Aprille Mincher, BPhEd Hons, Exercise Oncology

Research

Dr Jones's research area is in Exercise Oncology, with a specific focus on breast cancer.  Over the last three years, she has undertaken research in exercise and vascular health in survivors of breast and prostate cancer. Dr Jones established the Exercise Training Beyond Breast Cancer (EXPINKT™) programme in September 2009. This programme delivers individualised exercise prescriptions to individuals diagnosed with primary breast cancer.

Current and recent (within last 5 years) research projects involve ongoing quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the EXPINKT™ programme, investigation of the impact of chemotherapy on weight gain and metabolic syndrome in women diagnosed with primary breast cancer, and the use of circuit resistance training for patients and survivors of breast cancer.  Dr Jones has established a significant collaboration with the Dunedin Hospital Oncology Department. 

Dr Jones has expertise in coordinating exercise research with interventions looking at the effects and benefits of exercise in various sectors of the population, including spinal injured males, overweight and obese women, elderly individuals, and pre-diabetic women.

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Publications

Jones, L. M., Reinhoudt, L. L., Hilverda, F., Rutjes, C., & Hayes, S. C. (2020). Using the integrative model of behavioral prediction to understand female breast cancer survivors’ barriers and facilitators for adherence to a community-based group-exercise program. Seminars in Oncology Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151071

Jones, L. M., Stoner, L., Baldi, J. C., & McLaren, B. (2020). Circuit resistance training and cardiovascular health in breast cancer survivors. European Journal of Cancer Care, 29, e13231. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13231

Vlietstra, L., Waters, D. L., Jones, L. M., & Meredith-Jones, K. (2020). High-intensity interval aerobic resistance training to counteract low relative appendicular lean soft tissue mass in middle age: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(10), e22989. doi: 10.2196/22989

Jones, L. M., & Legge, M. (2019). Plasma fatty acids as markers for desaturase and elongase activities in spinal cord injured males. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 42(2), 163-170. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2017.1405154

Jones, L. M., Wilson, R., Stoner, L., & Baldi, J. C. (2019). Arterial stiffness as a cardiovascular risk factor in prostate cancer survivors: A case-control study. Journal of Science in Sport & Exercise. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s42978-019-00036-2

Journal - Research Article

Jones, L. M., Reinhoudt, L. L., Hilverda, F., Rutjes, C., & Hayes, S. C. (2020). Using the integrative model of behavioral prediction to understand female breast cancer survivors’ barriers and facilitators for adherence to a community-based group-exercise program. Seminars in Oncology Nursing. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.soncn.2020.151071

Jones, L. M., Stoner, L., Baldi, J. C., & McLaren, B. (2020). Circuit resistance training and cardiovascular health in breast cancer survivors. European Journal of Cancer Care, 29, e13231. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13231

Jones, L. M., & Legge, M. (2019). Plasma fatty acids as markers for desaturase and elongase activities in spinal cord injured males. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 42(2), 163-170. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2017.1405154

Jones, L. M., Wilson, R., Stoner, L., & Baldi, J. C. (2019). Arterial stiffness as a cardiovascular risk factor in prostate cancer survivors: A case-control study. Journal of Science in Sport & Exercise. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s42978-019-00036-2

Jones, L. M., Stoner, L., Brown, C., Baldi, J. C., & McLaren, B. (2019). Cardiorespiratory fitness predicts cardiovascular health in breast cancer survivors, independent of body composition, age and time post-treatment completion. Breast Cancer, 26, 729-737. doi: 10.1007/s12282-019-00975-2

Jones, L. M., & Legge, M. (2019). Fasting plasma fatty acids and glycerol in spinal cord injured males. New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 73(2), 46-48.

Keogh, J. W. L., Pühringer, P., Olsen, A., Sargeant, S., Jones, L. M., & Climstein, M. (2017). Physical activity promotion, beliefs, and barriers among Australasian oncology nurses. Oncology Nursing Forum, 44(2), 235-245. doi: 10.1188/17.onf.235-245

Keogh, J. W. L., Olsen, A., Climstein, M., Sargeant, S., & Jones, L. (2017). Benefits and barriers of cancer practitioners discussing physical activity with their cancer patients. Journal of Cancer Education, 32(1), 11-15. doi: 10.1007/s13187-015-0893-1

McLay-Cooke, R. T., Gray, A. R., Jones, L. M., Taylor, R. W., Skidmore, P. M. L., & Brown, R. C. (2017). Prediction equations overestimate the energy requirements more for obesity-susceptible individuals. Nutrients, 9(9), 1012. doi: 10.3390/nu9091012

Miller, M., Zrim, S., Lawn, S., Woodman, R., Leggett, S., Jones, L., … Koczwara, B. (2016). A pilot study of self-management-based nutrition and physical activity intervention in cancer survivors. Nutrition & Cancer, 68(5), 762-771. doi: 10.1080/01635581.2016.1170169

Sharma, M., Tuaine, J., McLaren, B., Waters, D. L., Black, K., Jones, L. M., & McCormick, S. P. A. (2016). Chemotherapy agents alter plasma lipids in breast cancer patients and show differential effects on lipid metabolism genes in liver cells. PLoS ONE, 11(1), e0148049. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148049

Puhringer, P. G., Olsen, A., Climstein, M., Sargeant, S., Jones, L. M., & Keogh, J. W. L. (2015). Current nutrition promotion, beliefs and barriers among cancer nurses in Australia and New Zealand. PeerJ, 3, e1396. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1396

Lawn, S., Zrim, S., Leggett, S., Miller, M., Woodman, R., Jones, L., … Koczwara, B. (2015). Is self-management feasible and acceptable for addressing nutrition and physical activity needs of cancer survivors? Health Expectations, 18(6), 3358-3373. doi: 10.1111/hex.12327

Jones, L. M., Legge, M., & Stoner, L. (2014). Case-controlled, cross-sectional evidence that spinal cord injury associated with sympathetic decentralisation may alter osteocalcin signalling. International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2, 224. doi: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000224

Stoner, L., Lucero, A. A., Palmer, B. R., Jones, L. M., Young, J. M., & Faulkner, J. (2013). Inflammatory biomarkers for predicting cardiovascular disease. Clinical Biochemistry, 46(15), 1353-1371. doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2013.05.070

Jones, L. M., Stoner, L., Brown, C., Baldi, C., & McLaren, B. (2013). Cardiovascular disease among breast cancer survivors: The call for a clinical vascular health toolbox. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 142(3), 645-653. doi: 10.1007/s10549-013-2766-9

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

Legge, M., Jones, L. M., & McLeod, B. J. (2011). Energy substrate utilization in the common brushtailed possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) using intravenous tolerance tests. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology Part B, 158(2), 132-135. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpb.2010.10.007

Lewis, J. G., Jones, L. M., Legge, M., & Elder, P. A. (2010). Corticosteroid-binding globulin, cortisol, free cortisol, and sex hormone-binding globulin responses following oral glucose challenge in spinal cord-injured and able-bodied men. Hormone & Metabolic Research, 42(12), 882-886. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1265128

Jones, L. M., Waters, D. L., & Legge, M. (2009). Walking speed at self-selected exercise pace is lower but energy cost higher in older versus younger women. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 6(3), 327-332.

Jones, L. M., & Legge, M. (2009). Biochemical markers of bone activity in active and sedentary spinal cord injured men. New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 63(2), 40-43.

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

Tarawhiti, L., Waters, D., Goulding, A., Jones, L., & Hale, L. (2009). Sarcopenic-obesity with polypharmacy is associated with gait and balance disturbances in older adults. New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 9, 19-25.

Jones, L. M., & Legge, M. (2008). Fasting growth hormone levels may be elevated by chronic Baclofen administration in physically active spinal cord injured men. New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, 35(2), 54-58.

Phillips, V. K., Legge, M., & Jones, L. M. (2008). Maximal physiological responses between aquatic and land exercise in overweight women. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 40(5), 959-964. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0b013e318164d0e0

Legge, M., & Jones, L. M. (2008). Stem cell spinal cord regeneration: First do no harm. Journal of Medical Ethics, 34(12), 838-839. doi: 10.1136/jme.2007.022525

Jones, L. M., Legge, M., & Goulding, A. (2004). Factor analysis of the metabolic syndrome in spinal cord-injured men. Metabolism, 53(10), 1372-1377.

Jones, L. M., Legge, M., & Goulding, A. (2003). Healthy body mass index values often underestimate body fat in men with spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 84, 1068-1071.

Jones, L. M., Legge, M., & Goulding, A. (2002). Intensive exercise may preserve bone mass of the upper limbs in spinal cord injured males but does not retard demineralisation of the lower body. Spinal Cord, 40, 230-235.

Jones, L. M., Goulding, A., & Gerrard, D. F. (1998). DEXA: a practical and accurate tool to demonstrate total and regional bone loss, lean tissue loss and fat mass gain in paraplegia. Spinal Cord, 36, 637-640.

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Journal - Research Other

Vlietstra, L., Waters, D. L., Jones, L. M., & Meredith-Jones, K. (2020). High-intensity interval aerobic resistance training to counteract low relative appendicular lean soft tissue mass in middle age: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 9(10), e22989. doi: 10.2196/22989

Bussey, M., Aldabe, D., & Jones, L. M. (2019). Reorganization of postural stability after tram flap breast reconstruction surgery: A longitudinal case report. Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, 43(3), 136-143. doi: 10.1097/jwh.0000000000000134

Keogh, J. W. L., & Jones, L. (2011). The importance of promoting physical activity for cancer survivorship [Editorial]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1337). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1337/4741/content.pdf

Jones, L. M., White, A. E., & Keogh, J. W. L. (2011). Moving beyond pink: The personalised approach to exercise for breast cancer survivors. Oedeminus, 4, 24-27.

Legge, M., Fitzgerald, R., & Jones, L. (2008). An alternative consideration in drug testing in elite athletes [Viewpoint]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1278). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1278/3164/content.pdf

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Jones, L. (2003). Metabolic syndrome in spinal cord injured males. Spinal Network News, 6, 6.

Jones, L. M., & Legge, M. (1999). Diabetes and Spinal Cord Injury. Spinal Network News, 2(3), 8-9.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Ruhe, T., Sopo'aga, F., Waters, D., & Jones, L. M. (2018). The 'Nui movement': The acceptability and effectiveness of circuit based exercise in Cook Islands communities. In A. Finigan, R. Richards & P. Vakaoti (Eds.), Proceedings of the Pacific Postgraduate Symposium: Pacific Voices XV. (pp. 29). Dunedin, New Zealand: Pacific Islands Centre, University of Otago. Retrieved from https://www.otago.ac.nz/pacific

Bell, R., Baldi, J. C., & Jones, L. M. (2018). Effects of high intensity interval vs moderate intensity continuous training on fitness and body composition in active breast cancer survivors. Journal of Sport & Exercise Science, 2(1), (pp. 16). doi: 10.36905/jses.2018.01.01

Mincher, A., & Jones, L. (2018). Cardiovascular fitness and body composition changes within exercising female breast cancer survivors. Journal of Sport & Exercise Science, 2(1), (pp. 36). doi: 10.36905/jses.2018.01.01

Cooke, R., Taylor, R., Skidmore, P., Jones, L., & Brown, R. (2017). Prediction equations overestimate the energy requirements of obesity susceptible individuals. Nutrients, 9(4). doi: 10.3390/nu9040348

Lawn, S., Zrim, S., Miller, M., & Jones, L. (2013). A pilot study of a healthy lifestyle self-management intervention with cancer survivors. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 9(Suppl. 3), (pp. 111). doi: 10.1111/ajco.12145

Zrim, S., Miller, M., Lawn, S., Leggett, S., Jones, L., Karapetis, C., … Koczwara, B. (2013). A pilot study of tailored nutrition and physical activity intervention in cancer survivors. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 9, (pp. 139-140). doi: 10.1111/ajco.12145

Zrim, S., Leggett, S., Miller, M., Dollman, J., Jones, L., Lawn, S., … Koczwara, B. (2012). The feasibility of an innovative combined nutrition and physical activity intervention for cancer survivors: Preliminary results. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 8(Suppl. 3), (pp. 358). doi: 10.1111/ajco.12030

Zrim, S., Miller, M., Jones, L., Lawn, S., Dollman, J., Woodman, R., … Koczwara, B. (2012). Outlining the protocol for an innovative combined nutrition and physical activity intervention for cancer survivors. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 8(Suppl. 3), (pp. 317). doi: 10.1111/ajco.12030

Jones, L. (2010). ″Pink and beyond″: The challenge of exercise programming for breast cancer patients and survivors [Invited]. Proceedings of the New Zealand Sports Medicine+Science Conference. (pp. 54). Dunedin, New Zealand: Sports Medicine New Zealand. [Abstract]

Jones, L., Waters, D., & Legge, M. (2009). Lifting the weight off breast cancer survivorship: The importance of progressive resistance training. Proceedings of the Psychosocial Oncology New Zealand Conference. PONZ. Retrieved from http://ponz.org.nz/index.php?page=2009-abstracts

Jones, L., Paulin, J., & Legge, M. (2008). Accuracy of predictive equations for estimating resting metabolic rate (RMR) in overweight women. FASEB Journal, 22. Retrieved from http://www.fasebj.org/cgi/content/meeting_abstract/22/1_MeetingAbstracts/1088.2

Meredith-Jones, K., Jones, L. M., & Legge, M. (2006). Water-based exercise improves cardiovascular fitness and strength in overweight postmenopausal women. Obesity Reviews. 7(Suppl. 2), (pp. 341). [Abstract]

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