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Dr Leah Brennan Name: Dr Leah Brennan
Sessional Academic
Email
leah.brennan@acu.edu.au
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (VIC)
Location
Melbourne
Building 403 - The Daniel Mannix Building (8-14 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065)-Level 5-Room 403.5.41
Biographical Information

Associate Professor Leah Brennan is a clinical, health, educational and developmental psychologist. Her research focuses on the role of psychology in understanding and treating eating, weight and body image concerns and their biopsychosocial comorbidities (e.g., diabetes, depression, stigma). Her research uses various research designs including systematic reviews and meta analyses, randomised control trials, service evaluation and quality assurance, single case experiment, scale development, cross sectional, and qualitative research designs. She is particularly interested in developing and/or evaluating evidence based interventions, conducting intervention trials (including efficacy, effectiveness, implementation) and evaluating the effectiveness of real-world treatment programs.

Publications

*Research students under my supervision.

 

2019

  • Pirotta, S., JohamA., Hochberg, L., Moran, L., Lim, S., Hindle, A., & Brennan, L. (2019). Strategies to reduce attrition in weight loss interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity Reviews. [SCImago = 4.184-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 8.483, Scopus Citations =0]
  • Tirlea, L., Bonham, M., Dordevic, A., Day, K.., Brennan, L., Haines, T., & Murry, M. (2019). Measuring self-esteem changes in children and adolescents affected by overweight or obesity: A scoping review of instruments currently used in multi-component weight management interventions. Childhood Obesity. [Scimago = , ISI Impact Factor = , SCOPUS Citations = 0].
  • O'Brien P.E., Hindle A., Brennan L., Skinner S., Burton P., Smith A., Crosthwaite G., Brown W. (2019). Long-term outcomes after bariatric surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis of weight loss at 10 or more years for all bariatric procedures and a single-centre review of 20-Year outcomes after adjustable gastric banding. Obesity Surgery, 29, 3-14. [Scimago = 1.396-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, SCOPUS Citations = 0].
  • Linardon J., Gleeson J., Yap K., Murphy K., Brennan L. (2019). Meta-analysis of the effects of third-wave behavioural interventions on disordered eating and body image concerns: Implications for eating disorder prevention. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 48, 15-38. [Scimago = 1.496-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 2.802, SCOPUS Citations = 0].
  • Linardon J., Fuller-Tyszkiewicz M., de la Piedad Garcia X., Messer M., Brennan L. (2019). Do body checking and avoidance behaviours explain variance in disordered eating beyond attitudinal measures of body image? Eating Behaviors, 32, 7-11. [Scimago = 0.898-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 2.004, SCOPUS Citations = 1 ].
  • Griffiths S., Brennan L., O'Gorman B., Goedel W.C., Sheffield J., Bastian B. (2019). Experiences of weightism among sexual minority men: Relationships with Body Mass Index, body dissatisfaction, and psychological quality of life. Social Science and Medicine, 214, 35-40. [Scimago = 1.910-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.007, Citations = 0].
  • Teede H.J., Misso M.L., Costello M.F., Dokras A., Laven J., Moran L., Piltonen T., Norman R.J., Andersen M., Azziz R., Balen A., Baye E., Boyle J., Brennan L., Broekmans F., Dabadghao P., Devoto L., Dewailly D., Downes L., Fauser B., Franks S., Garad R.M., Gibson-Helm M., Harrison C., Hart R., Hawkes R., Hirschberg A., Hoeger K., Hohmann F., Hohmann H., Vet D., Hutchison S., Joham A., Johnson L., Jordan C., Kulkarni J., Legro R.S., Li R., Lujan M., Malhotra J., Mansfield D., Marsh K., McAllister V., Mocanu E., Mol B.W., Ng E., Oberfield S., Ottey S., Pena A., Qiao J., Redman L., Rodgers R., Rombauts L., Romualdi D., Shah D., Speight J., Spritzer P.M., Stener-Victorin E., Stepto N., Tapanainen J.S., Tassone E.C., Thangaratinam S., Thondan M., Tzeng C.-R., van der Spuy Z., Vanky E., Vogiatzi M., Wan A., Wijeyaratne C., Witchel S., Woolcock J., Yildiz B.O. (2018). Recommendations from the international evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome. Clinical Endocrinology, 89, 251-268. [Scimago = 1.359-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.007, SCOPUS Citations = 24].
  • Teede H.J., Misso M.L., Costello M.F., Dokras A., Laven J., Moran L., Piltonen T., Norman R.J., Andersen M., Azziz R., Balen A., Baye E., Boyle J., Brennan L., Broekmans F., Dabadghao P., Devoto L., Dewailly D., Downes L., Fauser B., Franks S., Garad R.M., Gibson-Helm M., Harrison C., Hart R., Hawkes R., Hirschberg A., Hoeger K., Hohmann F., Hohmann H., Vet D., Hutchison S., Joham A., Johnson L., Jordan C., Kulkarni J., Legro R.S., Li R., Lujan M., Malhotra J., Mansfield D., Marsh K., McAllister V., Mocanu E., Mol B.W., Ng E., Oberfield S., Ottey S., Pena A., Qiao J., Redman L., Rodgers R., Rombauts L., Romualdi D., Shah D., Speight J., Spritzer P.M., Stener-Victorin E., Stepto N., Tapanainen J.S., Tassone E.C., Thangaratinam S., Thondan M., Tzeng C.-R., van der Spuy Z., Vanky E., Vogiatzi M., Wan A., Wijeyaratne C., Witchel S., Woolcock J., Yildiz B.O. (2018). Recommendations from the international evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertility and Sterility, 110, 364-379. [Scimago = 2.250-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 4.803, SCOPUS Citations = 12].

 

2018

  • Beveridge, J., Phillipou, A., Edwards, K., Hobday, A., Hilton, K., Wyett C., Saw, A., Graham, G., Castle D., Brennan, L., Harrison, P., de Gier, R., Warren, N., *Hanly, F., *Torrens-Witherow B., Newton J.R. (2018). Peer mentoring for eating disorders: Evaluation of a pilot program. Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 4, 75. [Scimago = NA, ISI Impact Factor = NA, SCOPUS Citations = 0].
  • Linardon J., Fitzsimmons-Craft E.E., Brennan L., Barillaro M., Wilfley D.E. (2018). Dropout from interpersonal psychotherapy for mental health disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychotherapy Research, e-pub. [Scimago = 1.617-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 2.953, SCOPUS Citations = 1].
  • *Linardon, J., *Hindle, A., & Brennan, L. (2018). Dropout from cognitive-behavioral therapy for eating disorders: A meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 51, 381-391. [Scimago = 1.850-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.897 SCOPUS Citations = 2].
  •  *Linardon, J., Phillipou, A., Castle, D., Newton, R., Harrison, P., Cistullo, L.L., Griffiths, S., *Hindle, A., Brennan, L. (2018). Feeling fat in eating disorders: Testing the unique relationships between feeling fat and measures of disordered eating in anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Body Image, 25, 163-167. [Scimago = 1.378-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.595 SCOPUS Citations = 3].
  • *Linardon, J., Phillipou, A., Castle, D., Newton, R., Harrison, P., Cistullo, L.L., Griffiths, S., *Hindle, A., Brennan, L. (2018). The relative associations of shape and weight over-evaluation, preoccupation, dissatisfaction, and fear of weight gain with measures of psychopathology: An extension study in individuals with anorexia nervosa. Eating Behaviors, 29, 54-58. [Scimago = 0.898-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 2.004 SCOPUS Citations = 5].
  • *Prickett, C., Stolwyk, R., O&rsquoBrien, P., & Brennan, L. (2017). Neuropsychological functioning in mid-life treatment-seeking adults with obesity: A cross-sectional study. Obesity Surgery, 22, 532-540. [Scimago = 1.396-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 1]
  •  *Priess, K., De la Piedad Garcia, X. Clarke, D., O&rsquoBrien, P., & Brennan, L. (2018). Psychosocial predictors of change in depressive symptoms following bariatric surgery. Obesity Surgery, 26, 1578-1586. [Scimago = 1.396-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 0].
  • Teede H.J., Misso M.L., Costello M.F., Dokras A., Laven J., Moran L., Piltonen T., Norman R.J., Andersen M., Azziz R., Balen A., Baye E., Boyle J., Brennan L., Broekmans F., Dabadghao P., Devoto L., Dewailly D., Downes L., Fauser B., Franks S., Garad R.M., Gibson-Helm M., Harrison C., Hart R., Hawkes R., Hirschberg A., Hoeger K., Hohmann F., Hohmann H., Vet D., Hutchison S., Joham A., Johnson L., Jordan C., Kulkarni J., Legro R.S., Li R., Lujan M., Malhotra J., Mansfield D., Marsh K., McAllister V., Mocanu E., Mol B.W., Ng E., Oberfield S., Ottey S., Pena A., Qiao J., Redman L., Rodgers R., Rombauts L., Romualdi D., Shah D., Speight J., Spritzer P.M., Stener-Victorin E., Stepto N., Tapanainen J.S., Tassone E.C., Thangaratinam S., Thondan M., Tzeng C.-R., van der Spuy Z., Vanky E., Vogiatzi M., Wan A., Wijeyaratne C., Witchel S., Woolcock J., Yildiz B.O. (2018). Recommendations from the international evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of polycystic ovary syndrome. Human Reproduction. [Scimago = 2.643-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 4.990, SCOPUS Citations = 26].
  • Teychennea, M., van der Pligta, P., Abbotta, G., Brennan, L., Olanderd, E.K. (2018). Feasibility and acceptability of a home-based physical activity program for postnatal women with depressive symptoms: A pilot study. Mental Health and Physical Activity, 14, 82-89.  [Scimago = 0.864-Q2  ISI Impact Factor = 2.000, SCOPUS Citations = 26].

 

2017

  • Bonham, M.P., Dordevic, A.L., Ware, R.S., Brennan, L. & Truby, H. (2017). Evaluation of a Commercially-Delivered Weight Management Program for Adolescents. Journal of Pediatrics, 185, 73-80. [Scimago = 1.522-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.667, Scopus Citations = 2]
  • Brennan, L., Mitchell, S., & Linardon, S. (2017). Feeding and Eating Disorders. In Pelling, N.J. & Burton, L.J. (Eds.). (2017). Abnormal psychology in context: The Australian and New Zealand handbook. (pp. 175-188). Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  • Brennan, L., Teede, H., Skouteris, H., Linardon, J., Hill, B., & Moran, L. (2017). Lifestyle and Behavioural Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Journal of Women&rsquos Health, 26, 836-848. [Scimago = 1.047-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 2.097, Scopus Citations = 9]
  • *Hindle, A., de la Piedad Garcia, X., & Brennan, L. (2017). Early post-operative psychosocial and weight predictors of later outcome in bariatric surgery: A systematic literature review. Obesity Reviews, 18, 317-334. [SCImago = 4.184-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 8.483, Scopus Citations = 9]
  • *Linardon, J, Fairburn, C.G., Wilfley, D., Fitzimmons-Craft, E., & Brennan, L. (2017). The empirical status of the third-wave behaviour therapies for the treatment of eating disorders: A systematic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 58, 125-140. [Scimago = 5.226-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 9.577, Scopus Citations = 26]
  • *Linardon, J., Braithwaite, R., Cousins, R., & Brennan, L. (2017). Appearance-based rejection sensitivity as a mediator of the relationship between symptoms of social anxiety and disordered eating cognitions and behaviors. Eating Behaviors, 27, 27-32. [Scimago = 0.898-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 2.004, Scopus Citations = 4]
  • *Linardon, J., de la Piedad Garcia, X. & Brennan, L. (2017). Predictors, moderators, and mediators of treatment outcome following manualised cognitive-behavioural therapy for eating disorders: A systematic review. European Eating Disorders Review, 25(1), 3-12. [SCImago = 1.265-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.201, Scopus Citations = 26]
  • *Linardon, J., Wade, T., de la Piedad Garcia, X., & Brennan, L. (2017). The efficacy of cognitive-behavioural therapy for eating disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85, 1080-1094. [Scimago = 2.757-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 4.536, Scopus Citations = 29]
  • *Linardon, J., Wade, T., de la Piedad Garcia, X., & Brennan, L. (2017).  Psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa on symptoms of depression: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50, 1124-1136. [Scimago = 1.850-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.897 Scopus Citations = 13]
  • *Lindardon, J., & Brennan, L. (2017). The effects of cognitive-behavioural therapy for eating disorders on quality of life: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 50, 715-730. [Scimago = 1.850-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.897 Scopus Citations = 11]
  • Rogers, J.M. Ferrari, M., Lang, C.P., Mosely, K., & Brennan, L. (2017). Mindfulness-based interventions for obesity: A meta-analysis of physical and psychological outcomes. Obesity Reviews, 18(1) 51-67. [SCImago = 4.184-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 8.483, Scopus Citations = 23].

 

2016

  • Brennan, L. (2016). Does motivational interviewing improve retention or outcome in cognitive behaviour therapy for overweight and obese adolescents? Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 10(4), 481-6. [SCImago = 0.682-Q2, ISI Impact Factor = 2.153, Scopus Citations = 5]
  • Brennan, L., Murphy K.D., de la Piedad Garcia, X., Ellis, M.E., Metzendorf, M.I., & McKenzie J.E.(2016). Psychological interventions for adults who are overweight or obese. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD012114.DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012114. [SCImago = 2.347-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 6.754, Scopus Citations = 3]
  • *Hachem, A., & Brennan, L. (2016). Quality of life outcomes of bariatric surgery: A systematic review. Obesity Surgery, 26(2), 395-409. [Scimago = 1.396 &ndash Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 28]
  • *Linardon, J., Brennan, L., & de la Piedad Garcia, X. (2016). Rapid response to psychological treatments for eating disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Eating Disorders. [Scimago = 1.850-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.897, Scopus Citations = 30]
  • *Miller, B., Murphy, K., O&rsquoBrien, P.E., & Brennan, L. (2016). Development of a measure of barriers to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) aftercare attendance. Obesity Surgery, 26(4), 776-84. [SCImago = 1.396-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 3]
  • *Mitchell, S.A., Newton, R., Castle, D., Harrison, P., & Brennan, L. (2016). Does collaborative case conceptualisation enhance engagement and outcome in the treatment of anorexia nervosa? Rational, design and methods. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 47, 296-303. [SCImago = 1.536-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 2.658, Scopus Citations = 0]
  • Morgan, P.J., Jones, R.A., Collins, C.E., Hesketh, K.D., Young, M.D., Burrows, T., Magarey, A.M., Brown, H., Hinkley, T., Perry, R.A., Brennan, L., Spence, A.C., & Campbell, K.J. (2016). Practicalities and research considerations for conducting childhood obesity prevention interventions with families. Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Children with Chronic Diseases, 3(4), e24. [SCImago = NA, ISI Impact Factor = NA, Scopus Citations = NA]
  • O&rsquoBrien, P.E., De Witt, D., Laurie, C., Brennan, L., Wentworth, J., Anderson, M., O'Dea, K., Dean, F., Smith, A., Dalton, D. (2016). The effect of weight loss on Indigenous Australians with diabetes: A study of feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Obesity Surgery, 26, 45-53. [SCImago = 1.396-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 4].
  • *Parker, K., Mitchell, S., O&rsquoBrien, P., & Brennan, L. (2016). Psychometric evaluation of disordered eating measures in bariatric surgery candidates. Obesity Surgery, 26, 563&ndash575 [SCImago = 1.396-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 6].
  • *Wilcox, K., Warren, N., O&rsquoBrien, P., Brown, W.A., Nottle, P., Winnet, J., Aly, A., & Brennan, L. (2016). Patient and parent perspectives of adolescent laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). Obesity Surgery, 26(11), 2667-2674. [SCImago = 1.396-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 4].

 

2015

  • Dordevic, A.L., Bonham, M.P., Ware, R.S., Brennan, L., & Truby, H. (2015). Study Protocol: Evaluation of &lsquoJenMe&rsquo, a commercially-delivered weight management program for adolescents: A randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 15:563  doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1923-y. [SCImago = 1.337-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 2.420, Scopus Citations = 3]
  • *Hochberg, L., Murphy, K., O&rsquoBrien, P., & Brennan, L., (accepted 21 December 2014).  Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) aftercare attendance and attrition. Obesity Surgery, 25(9), 1693-1702. [SCImago = 1.396-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 5].
  • *Miller, B., & Brennan, L. (2015). Measuring and reporting attrition from obesity treatment programs: A call to action! Obesity Research and Clinical Practice,  9(3), 187&ndash202, [SCImago = 1.396-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 16].
  • *Papadopoulos, S. & Brennan, L. (accepted 13 May 2015).  Correlates of stigma in overweight and obese adults: A systematic literature review. Obesity. [SCImago = 2.606-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 4.042, Scopus Citations = 51].
  • *Parker, K., & Brennan, L. (2015). Measurement of disordered eating in bariatric surgery candidates: A systematic review of the literature. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 9, 12-25. [SCImago = 1.396-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 12]
  • *Parker, K., Mitchell, S., O&rsquoBrien, P., & Brennan, L. (2015). Psychometric evaluation of disordered eating measures in bariatric surgery patients. Eating Behaviors, 19, 39-48. [Scimago = 0.898-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 2.004, Scopus Citations = 5].
  • *Prickett, C., Brennan, L., & Stolwyk, R. (2015). Examining the relationship between obesity and cognitive function: A systematic literature review. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 9, 93-113. [SCImago = 0.682-Q2, ISI Impact Factor = 2.153, Scopus Citations = 76]

 

2014

  • *Moroshko, I., Brennan, L., Warren, N., Brown, W., & O&rsquoBrien, P. (2014). Patients&rsquo perspectives on laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) aftercare attendance: Qualitative assessment. Obesity Surgery, 24, 266-75. [Scimago = 1.396 &ndash Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 10]
  • *Parker, K., O&rsquoBrien, P., & Brennan, L. (2014). Measurement of disordered eating following bariatric surgery: A systematic review of the literature. Obesity Surgery, 24, 945-53. [Scimago = 1.396 &ndash Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 4]

 

2013

  • *Bloom, L., Shelton, B., & Bengough, M., & Brennan, L. (2013). Psychosocial outcomes of a non-dieting based positive body image community program for overweight adults: A pilot study. Journal of Eating Disorders 2013, 1:44  doi:10.1186/2050-2974-1-44 [SCImago = 0.693-Q2, Impact Factor = N/A, SCOPUS Citations = 0]
  • Brennan, L., Walkley, J., Wilks, R., Fraser, S., & Greenway, K. (2013). Physiological and behavioural outcomes of a randomised controlled trial of a cognitive behavioural lifestyle intervention for overweight and obese adolescents. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 7, e23-e41. [SCImago = 0.682-Q2, ISI Impact Factor = 2.153, Scopus Citations = 12]
  • Brown, W.A., Moszkowicz, J., Brennan, L., Burton, P.R., Anderson, M., & O&rsquoBrien, P.E. (2013). Preoperative weight loss does not predict weight loss following Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding. Obesity Surgery, 23, 1611-1615 [Scimago = 1.396-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 6]
  • *Incledon, E., Hay, M., Brennan, L., & Wake, M. (2013). Psychosocial predictors of 4 year BMI change in overweight and obese children in primary care. Obesity, 23, e262-e270. [SCImago = 2.606-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 4.042, Scopus Citations = 5]
  • *Moroshko, I., & Brennan, L. (2013). Maternal controlling feeding behaviours and child eating in preschool aged children. Nutrition and Dietetics, 70, 49-53. [SCImago = 0.458-Q3, ISI Impact Factor = 1.084, Scopus Citations = 11]
  • O&rsquoBrien, P.E., Brennan, L., Laurie, C., & Brown, W. (2013). Intensive medical weight loss or laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding in the treatment of mild to moderate obesity: Long-term follow-up of a prospective randomized trial. Obesity Surgery, 23, 1345-1353. [Scimago = 1.396 &ndash Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 27]
  • O&rsquoBrien, P.E., McDonald, L., Anderson, Brennan, L., & Brown, W. (2013). Long term outcomes after bariatric surgery:  Fifteen year follow up of adjustable gastric banding and a systematic review of the bariatric surgical literature. Annals of Surgery, 257, 87-94. [SCImago = 4.361-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 9.203, Scopus Citations = 302]
  • *Priess, K., Brennan, L., & Clarke, D. (2013). A systematic review of variables associated with the relationship between obesity and depression. Obesity Reviews, 14, 906-918. [SCImago = 4.184-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 8.483, Scopus Citations = 104]

 

2012

  • Brennan, L., & Murphy, K., (2012). The role of psychology in overweight and obesity management. In M. Caltabiano, & L. Ricciadelli (Eds). Applied topics in health psychology (303-318). Oxford UK: John Wiley & Sons. [SCImago = N/A, ISI Impact Factor = N/A, Scopus Citations = N/A]
  • Brennan, L., Walkley, J., & Wilks, R. (2012). Parent- and adolescent-reported barriers to participation in an adolescent overweight and obesity intervention. Obesity, 20, 1319-1324. [SCImago = 2.606-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 4.042, Scopus Citations = 24]
  • Brennan, L., Wilks, R., Walkley, J., Fraser, S., & Greenway, K. (2012). Treatment acceptability and psychosocial outcomes of a randomised controlled trial of a cognitive behavioural lifestyle intervention for overweight and obese adolescents. Behaviour Change, 29, 36-62. [SCImago = 0.508-Q2, Impact Factor = 1.343, Scopus Citations = 6]
  • Burke, K., Brennan, L., & Cann, L. (2012). Promoting protective factors for young adolescents: ABCD Parenting Young Adolescents Program randomised controlled trial. Journal of Adolescence, 35, 1315-1328. [SCImago = 1.010-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 1.865, Scopus Citations = 9]
  • Egberts, K., Brown, W A., Brennan, L., & O&rsquoBrien, P.E. (2011). Does exercise improve weight loss after bariatric surgery? A systematic review. Obesity Surgery, 22, 335-41. [Scimago = 1.396-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 69]
  • Hayden, M., Brown, W., Brennan, L., & O&rsquoBrien, P. (2012). Validity of the Beck Depression Inventory as a screening tool for a clinical mood disorder in bariatric surgery candidates. Obesity Surgery, 22, 1666-75. [Scimago = 1.396 &ndash Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 26]
  • *Moroshko, I., Brennan, L. & O&rsquoBrien, P. (2012). Predictors of attrition in bariatric aftercare: A systematic review of the literature. Obesity Surgery, 22, 1640-1647. [Scimago = 1.396-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.895, Scopus Citations = 51]
  • Parletta, N., Peters, J., Owen, A., Tsiros, M.D., & Brennan, L. (2012). Parenting styles, communication and child/adolescent diets and weight status: Let&rsquos talk about it. A series of studies. Early Child Development and Care, 182, 1089-1103. [SCImago = Q2, ISI Impact Factor = N/A, Scopus Citations = 4]
  • Wyse, R., Campbell, E., Campbell, K., Wiggers, J., Brennan, L., Fletcher, A., Bowman, J., Heard, T., & Wolfenden, L. (2012). A cluster randomized controlled trial of a telephone-based parent intervention to increase preschoolers&rsquo fruit and vegetable consumption. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 96, 101-110. [SCImago = 3.438-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 6.549, Scopus Citations = 17]

 

2011

  • Brennan, L.  (2011). In people with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, cognitive behaviour therapy combined with motivational enhancement therapy reduces HbA1c after 12 months. Evidence Based Nursing, 14, 72-73. [SCImago = Q3, ISI Impact Factor = N/A, Scopus Citations = 0]
  • *Dhingra, A., Brennan, L., & Walkley, J. (2011). Predicting treatment initiation in family-based adolescent overweight and obesity intervention. Obesity, 19, 1307-1310. [SCImago = 2.606-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 4.042, Scopus Citations = 9]
  • *Moroshko, I., Brennan, L., & O&rsquoBrien, P. (2011). Predictors of drop-out in weight loss interventions: A systematic review of the literature. Obesity Reviews, 12,912-34 [SCImago = 4.184-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 8.483, Scopus Citations = 159]
  • *Murphy, K., Brennan, L., Little, E., Reece, J. & Walkley, J.(2011). The Primary Goals for Weight Loss Questionnaire (PGWLQ): Development and psychometric evaluation in overweight and obese adults. Behaviour Change, 28, 29-44. [SCImago = 0.508-Q2, ISI Impact Factor = 1.343, Scopus Citations = 1]
  • *Russo, J., Brennan, L., Walkley, J., Fraser, S., & Greenway, K. (2011). Psychosocial predictors of eating disorder risk in overweight and obese treatment seeking adolescents. Behaviour Change, 28, 111-127. [SCImago = 0.508-Q2, ISI Impact Factor = 1.343, Scopus Citations = 2]
  • *Sandilands, M., Brennan, L., Walkley, J., Fraser, S., & Greenway, K. (2011). Self-monitoring in the treatment of overweight adolescents. Behaviour Change, 28, 97-109. [SCImago = 0.508-Q2, ISI Impact Factor = 1.343, Scopus Citations = 1]
  • Wyse, R., Wolfenden, L., Campbell, E., Campbell, K,. Brennan, L., Fletcher, A., Bowman, J., Heard, T., Wiggers, J. (2011). A pilot study of a telephone-based parental intervention to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in 3 to 5 year old children. Public Health Nutrition, 14, 2245-53 [SCImago = 1.122-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 2.485, Scopus Citations = 10]

 

2010

  • *Baulch, J., Chester, A., & Brennan, L. (2010). Adolescent and parent content preferences and predictors of intention to use an online healthy weight website for adolescents. Electronic Journal of Applied Psychology, 6, 18-26. [SCImago = N/A, ISI Impact Factor = N/A, Scopus Citations = N/A]
  • Brennan, L., Miles, C., Mitchell, S., & Matthews, J. (2010). Changes in the content of Australian children&rsquos school lunches across the school week. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 21, 196-201. [SCImago = 0.531-Q1, Impact Factor = 1.125, Scopus Citations = 5]
  • Burke, K., Brennan, L., & Roney, S. (2010). A randomised controlled trial of the efficacy of the ABCD Parenting Young Adolescents Program: Rationale and methodology. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, 4, 22. [SCImago = 0.901-Q1, Impact Factor = 20.33, Scopus Citations = 9]
  • Campbell, K., Andrianopoulos, N., Hesketh, K., Ball, K., Crawford, D., Brennan, L., Corsini, N., & Timperio A. (2010). Parental use of restrictive feeding practices and child BMI z-score: a three- year prospective cohort study. Appetite, 55, 84-88. [SCImago = 0.441-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.174, Scopus Citations = 92]
  • *Mitchell, S., Miles, C., Brennan, L., & Matthews, J. (2010). Reliability of the school food checklist for in-school audits and photograph analysis of children's school lunches. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 23, 48-53. [SCImago = 1.157-Q1, Impact Factor = 2.681, Scopus Citations = 11]
  • Wolfenden, L., Brennan, L., & Britton, B. (2010). Intelligent obesity interventions using Smartphones. Preventive Medicine, 51, 519-520. [SCImago = 2.164-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.483, Scopus Citations = 6]
  • Wyse, R., Wolfenden, L., Campbell, E., Brennan, L., Campbell, K.J., Fletcher, A., Bowman, J., Heard, T.R., & Wiggers, J. (2010). A cluster randomised trial of a telephone-based intervention for parents to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in their 3- to 5-year-old children: Study protocol. BMC Public Health, 10, 216 [SCImago = 1.337-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 2.420, Scopus Citations = 16]

 

2009

  • Brennan, L., Walkley, J., Lukeis, S., Risteska, A., Archer, L., Digre, E., Fraser, S., & Greenway, K. (2009). A cognitive behavioural intervention for overweight and obese adolescents illustrated by four case studies. Behaviour Change, 26, 190-213. [SCImago = 0.508-Q2, ISI Impact Factor = 1.343, Scopus Citations = 6]
  • *Mitchell, S., Brennan, L., Hayes, L., & Miles, C. (2009).  Maternal psychosocial predictors of controlling child-feeding styles and practices. Appetite, 53, 384-389. [SCImago = 1.441-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 3.174, Scopus Citations = 35 ]
  • Tsiros, M.D., Olds, T., Buckley, J.D., Grimshaw, P., Brennan, L., Walkley, J., Hills, A.P., Howe, P.R.C., & Coates, A.M. (2009). Health-related quality of life in obese children and adolescents. International Journal of Obesity, 33, 387-400. [SCImago = 2.650-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 5.151, Scopus Citations = 222]

 

2008

  • *Baulch, J., Chester, A., & Brennan, L. (2008). Treatment alternatives for overweight and obesity: The role of online interventions. Behaviour Change,25,1-14. [SCImago = 0.508-Q2, ISI Impact Factor = 1.343, Scopus Citations = 7]
  • Brennan, L., Walkley, J., Fraser, S., Greenway, K., & Wilks R. (2008). Motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy in the treatment of adolescent overweight and obesity: Study design and methodology.  Contemporary Clinical Trials, 29, 359-375. [SCImago = 1.536-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 2.658, Scopus Citations = 45]
  • *Tsiros, M., Sinn, N., Brennan, L., Coates, A., Walkley, J., Petkov, J., Howe, P., & Buckley, J. (2008) Cognitive behavioural therapy improves diet and body composition in overweight and obese adolescents. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 87, 1134-1140. [SCImago = 3.438-Q1, ISI Impact Factor = 6.649, Scopus Citations = 61]

 

Research
Professional Memberships
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS) Colleges of Clinical, Health, Educational and Developmental Psychologists and Psychology of Eating, Weight and Body Image Interest Group
  • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS)
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders (ANZAED)
  • Obesity Surgeons Society of Australian and New Zealand (OSSANZ associate member)
 

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