Melody Oliver

Summary

Affiliation: Auckland University of Technology
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint An integrated curriculum approach to increasing habitual physical activity in children: a feasibility study
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, HR AR Block, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    J Sch Health 76:74-9. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Environmental and socio-demographic associates of children's active transport to school: a cross-sectional investigation from the URBAN Study
    Melody Oliver
    Human Potential Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:70. 2014
  3. pmc Using wearable cameras to categorise type and context of accelerometer-identified episodes of physical activity
    Aiden R Doherty
    British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:22. 2013
  4. pmc Utility of passive photography to objectively audit built environment features of active transport journeys: an observational study
    Melody Oliver
    Human Potential Centre, National Institute for Public Health and Mental Health Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Health Geogr 12:20. 2013
  5. pmc Kids in the city study: research design and methodology
    Melody Oliver
    School of Environment, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
    BMC Public Health 11:587. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Utility of accelerometer thresholds for classifying sitting in office workers
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Prev Med 51:357-60. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Physical activity, sedentariness, and body fatness in a sample of 6-year-old Pacific children
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e565-73. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Factors related to accelerometer-derived physical activity in Pacific children aged 6 years
    Melody Oliver
    Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Asia Pac J Public Health 23:44-56. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Pacific Islands Families: Child and Parental Physical Activity and Body Size--design and methodology
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:48-58. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Parent influences on preschoolers' objectively assessed physical activity
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Sci Med Sport 13:403-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint An integrated curriculum approach to increasing habitual physical activity in children: a feasibility study
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, HR AR Block, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    J Sch Health 76:74-9. 2006
    ..Overall, the integration of physical activity using pedometer-based activities is feasible. However, any increases in activity may be restricted to children who are least active...
  2. ncbi request reprint Environmental and socio-demographic associates of children's active transport to school: a cross-sectional investigation from the URBAN Study
    Melody Oliver
    Human Potential Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:70. 2014
    ..e., for living in a high or low walkable neighbourhood) on this behaviour...
  3. pmc Using wearable cameras to categorise type and context of accelerometer-identified episodes of physical activity
    Aiden R Doherty
    British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:22. 2013
    ..This study investigates the feasibility of wearable cameras to objectively categorise the behaviour type and context of participants' accelerometer-identified episodes of activity...
  4. pmc Utility of passive photography to objectively audit built environment features of active transport journeys: an observational study
    Melody Oliver
    Human Potential Centre, National Institute for Public Health and Mental Health Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Health Geogr 12:20. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the utility of wearable cameras to objectively audit and quantify environmental features along work-related walking and cycling routes...
  5. pmc Kids in the city study: research design and methodology
    Melody Oliver
    School of Environment, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ
    BMC Public Health 11:587. 2011
    ..This research investigates how urban neighborhood environments can support or enable or restrict children's independent mobility, thereby influencing physical activity accumulation and participation in daily life...
  6. doi request reprint Utility of accelerometer thresholds for classifying sitting in office workers
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Prev Med 51:357-60. 2010
    ..To investigate the utility of a variety of Actical accelerometer count thresholds for determining sitting time in a sample of office workers...
  7. doi request reprint Physical activity, sedentariness, and body fatness in a sample of 6-year-old Pacific children
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e565-73. 2011
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  8. doi request reprint Factors related to accelerometer-derived physical activity in Pacific children aged 6 years
    Melody Oliver
    Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Asia Pac J Public Health 23:44-56. 2011
    ..Also, 60 minutes of daily MVPA may be insufficient to protect Pacific children from increased body size...
  9. ncbi request reprint Pacific Islands Families: Child and Parental Physical Activity and Body Size--design and methodology
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:48-58. 2009
    ....
  10. doi request reprint Parent influences on preschoolers' objectively assessed physical activity
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Sci Med Sport 13:403-9. 2010
    ..More work in this field is needed to corroborate these findings, improve generalisability, and determine causality...
  11. ncbi request reprint Physical activity in preschoolers: understanding prevalence and measurement issues
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Sports Med 37:1045-70. 2007
    ..The correlational approaches commonly employed in the assessment of physical activity measures do not reveal this relationship, and can conceal potential bias of either measure...
  12. ncbi request reprint Associations between breaks in sedentary time and body size in Pacific mothers and their children: findings from the Pacific Islands Families study
    Melody Oliver
    Human Potential Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Phys Act Health 10:1166-74. 2013
    ..This study is the first to consider the relationship between objectively assessed sedentary breaks and body size in Pacific children and their mothers...
  13. doi request reprint Perceived barriers and incentives to increased physical activity for Pacific mothers in New Zealand: findings from the Pacific Islands Families Study
    Philip Schluter
    School Of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies, AUT University, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 35:151-8. 2011
    ..To describe and compare Pacific and non-Pacific mothers' perceived barriers and incentives to physical activity (PA) in New Zealand, and compare perceptions between Pacific mothers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Combining GPS, GIS, and accelerometry: methodological issues in the assessment of location and intensity of travel behaviors
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Phys Act Health 7:102-8. 2010
    ..This study aimed to assess the feasibility of combining GPS, GIS, and accelerometry to understand transport-related physical activity (TPA) in adults...
  15. pmc Understanding the Relationship between Activity and Neighbourhoods (URBAN) Study: research design and methodology
    Hannah M Badland
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 9:224. 2009
    ..This article outlines the research protocol developed for the URBAN Study...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of New Zealand children and adolescents achieving current physical activity and television watching recommendations
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Phys Act Health 9:173-87. 2012
    ..Aims were to investigate sex, ethnicity, and age differences in achieving daily step count and television (TV) watching recommendations in schoolchildren...
  17. doi request reprint Portable global positioning system receivers: static validity and environmental conditions
    Scott Duncan
    Human Potential Centre, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    Am J Prev Med 44:e19-29. 2013
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  18. pmc Linking GPS and travel diary data using sequence alignment in a study of children's independent mobility
    Suzanne Mavoa
    SHORE and Whariki Research Centre, School of Public Health, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Health Geogr 10:64. 2011
    ..This paper assesses the feasibility of a new sequence alignment method of linking GPS and travel diary data in comparison with the manual matching method...
  19. ncbi request reprint Associations between breaks in sedentary time and body size in pacific mothers and their children: findings from the pacific islands families study
    Melody Oliver
    Human Potential Centre, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Phys Act Health 10:1166-74. 2013
    ..Conclusion: Strategies that focus on reducing sedentary time in Pacific mothers and on encouraging television free days in young Pacific children are recommended. ..
  20. doi request reprint Acceptability of standing workstations in elementary schools: a pilot study
    Erica A Hinckson
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Centre for Child Health, Institute of Public Health and Mental Health, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, New Zealand
    Prev Med 56:82-5. 2013
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  21. ncbi request reprint Pedometer accuracy in physical activity assessment of preschool children
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Sci Med Sport 10:303-10. 2007
    ..Limitations of employing the CARS direct observation approach as a criterion measure of physical activity are also discussed...
  22. pmc Examining commute routes: applications of GIS and GPS technology
    Hannah M Badland
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, New Zealand
    Environ Health Prev Med 15:327-30. 2010
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  23. ncbi request reprint An overview and process evaluation of TeleWalk: a telephone-based counseling intervention to encourage walking in older adults
    Gregory S Kolt
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Health Promot Int 21:201-8. 2006
    ..Findings from this evaluation can be used to inform such interventions and ensure their relevance to community-dwelling older adults...
  24. ncbi request reprint A new approach for the analysis of accelerometer data measured on preschool children
    Melody Oliver
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School Of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Phys Act Health 8:296-304. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to develop a robust method for data reduction using contemporary statistical methods and apply it to preschoolers' accelerometer data...
  25. ncbi request reprint Effect of telephone counseling on physical activity for low-active older people in primary care: a randomized, controlled trial
    Gregory S Kolt
    School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:986-92. 2007
    ..To assess the long-term effectiveness of a telephone counseling intervention on physical activity and health-related quality of life in low-active older adults recruited through their primary care physician...
  26. ncbi request reprint Body fatness, physical activity, and nutritional behaviours in Asian Indian immigrants to New Zealand
    Gregory S Kolt
    School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Westen Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW 1797, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:663-70. 2007
    ..In summary, Asian Indian immigrants to New Zealand have low physical activity levels and high levels of overweight/obesity and lifestyle disease...