NCOIS presenting at ISBNPA 2023 in Sweden

Several NCOIS researchers have travelled to Uppsala in Sweden for the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity’s  (ISBNPA) 22nd Annual Meeting.

The mission of ISBNPA is to “stimulate and promote innovative and impactful research in behavioral nutrition and physical activity to improve human health and well-being worldwide”.



NCOIS researchers are presenting their work across a variety of the meeting’s themes, including “Scaling up interventions in community & healthcare settings,” “Supporting sustainment of nutrition and physical activity interventions in schools” and “The latest research on mobile interventions for weight-related behaviours,   amongst others.

See below for more details of the oral and poster presentations being delivered by our researchers. Find the abstracts for each researcher here in the conference program.  

*Please note all times listed are Central European Time (CET)*



Symposium session S.1.08  – Supporting sustainment of nutrition and physical activity interventions in schools
8:15 AM – 9:30 AM 
Clarion Hotel Gillet – Room Gillesalen

Dr Nicole Nathan – A bibliographic review of sustainability research output and research investment in physical activity and nutrition in the public health setting

Mr Adam Shoesmith – Application of a theoretical framework to design strategies supporting schools’ sustainment of a physical activity program


SO.1.09 – The Latest Research on Mobile Interventions for Weight-Related Behaviors
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM; Clarion Hotel Gillet – Room Akademien
Ms Tessa Delaney – A cluster RCT of a nudging intervention to increase healthier foods and drinks pre-ordered online from high school canteens
Session O.1.08 – Scaling up interventions in community and health care settings 
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM; Clarion Hotel Gillet – Room Gillesalen
Dr Nicole Nathan – What happens to school healthy eating and physical activity programs when implementation support stops? 
Session SO.2.17 – Experience from implementation research in various settings
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM; Clarion Hotel Gillet – Room Gillesalen
Dr Nicole Nathan – Schools Working to Improve Staff Health (SWISH): A health promotion program targeting the physical activity and nutrition of school staff
Session O.2.17 – Translating evidence into practice – with focus on school settings
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM; Clarion Hotel Gillet – Room Gillesalen 
Dr Cassandra Lane – Do teachers sustain scheduling of physical activity after cessation of implementation support? A long term follow-up of a randomised and controlled trial.



Early care and education
17:30 – 18:45PM; UKK – Hall D (Level 2 – main floor- left) 
Ana Renda – Assessing the implementation of obesity prevention practices in Early Childhood Education and Care setting in New South Wales, Australia: a cross-sectional study. (Poster 813)

Implementation and scalability
17:30 – 18:45 PM; UKK – Hall D (Level 2 – main floor- left)
Ana Renda – Barriers and facilitators to dissemination of obesity prevention research: a mixed methods systematic review. (Poster 814) 

Implementation and Scalability
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM; UKK – Hall D (Level 2 – main floor- left)
Mr Adam Shoesmith – Development and psychometric evaluation of a measure assessing sustainability determinants of evidence-based public health interventions in the early childcare setting
E and M Health
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM; UKK – Hall D (Level 2 – main floor- left)
Dr Rachel Sutherland – Design and development of a digital mHealth service to support the prevention of overweight and obesity in the first 2000 days.
Children and Families
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM; UKK – Level 6 Foyer
Ms Tessa Delaney – Acceptability and engagement with a Child and Family Health text message service: The Healthy Beginnings for HNE Kids program
Ms Nicole McCarthy – Investigating the impact of an activity-enabling uniform intervention on primary school-aged children’s subjective well-being and health-related quality of life: a cluster randomised controlled trial