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Evidence shows that weight management interventions improve physical health, yet it is unclear how interventions affect mental health. Conversely, it is unclear how mental health influences weight loss and weight maintenance. Greater understanding of the relationship between obesity and mental health in a weight management context provides insight and knowledge to improve the development and effectiveness of future interventions that support both mental and physical health concurrently, optimising care and minimising the risk of harm.
My thesis aims to investigate the bi-directional relationship between obesity and mental health in a weight management context using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2023 (Accepted for publication)

  • Jebeile, H., Libesman, S., Melville, H., Low-wah, T., Dammery, G., Seidler, AL., Jones, R., McMaster, CM., Paxton, SJ., Hill, AJ., Ahern, AL., Garnett, SP., Braet, C., Wilfley, D., Baur, LA. and Lister, NB., 2023 (Accepted for publication). Eating disorder risk during behavioral weight management in adults with overweight or obesity: A systematic review with meta-analysis Obesity Reviews,
    Doi: 10.1111/obr.13561
  • Lister, NB., Baur, LA., Paxton, SJ., Garnett, SP., Ahern, AL., Wilfley, D., Maguire, S., Sainsbury, A., Steinbeck, K., Braet, C., Hill, A., Nicholls, D., Jones, RA., Dammery, G., Grunseit, A., Cooper, K., Kyle, TK., Heeren, FN., Hunter, KE., McMaster, CM., Johnson, BJ., Seidler, AL. and Jebeile, H., 2023 (Accepted for publication). Eating Disorders In weight-related Therapy (EDIT) Collaboration: Rationale and study design. Nutrition Research Reviews,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0954422423000045
  • 2023

  • Jebeile, H., McMaster, CM., Johnson, BJ., Garnett, SP., Paxton, SJ., Seidler, AL., Jones, RA., Hill, AJ., Maguire, S., Braet, C., Dammery, G., Wilfley, DE., Baur, LA., Lister, NB. and On Behalf Of The Eating Disorders In Weight-Related Therapy Edit Collaboration, , 2023. Identifying Factors Which Influence Eating Disorder Risk during Behavioral Weight Management: A Consensus Study. Nutrients, v. 15
    Doi: 10.3390/nu15051085
  • Jebeile, H., Libesman, S., Melville, H., Low‐wah, T., Dammery, G., Seidler, AL., Jones, RA., McMaster, CM., Paxton, SJ., Hill, AJ., Ahern, AL., Garnett, SP., Braet, C., Wilfley, DE., Baur, LA. and Lister, NB., 2023. Eating disorder risk during behavioral weight management in adults with overweight or obesity: A systematic review with meta‐analysis Obesity Reviews, v. 24
    Doi: 10.1111/obr.13561
  • Jebeile, H., Lister, NB., Libesman, S., Hunter, KE., McMaster, CM., Johnson, BJ., Baur, LA., Paxton, SJ., Garnett, SP., Ahern, AL., Wilfley, DE., Maguire, S., Sainsbury, A., Steinbeck, K., Askie, L., Braet, C., Hill, AJ., Nicholls, D., Jones, RA., Dammery, G., Grunseit, AM., Cooper, K., Kyle, TK., Heeren, FA., Quigley, F., Barnes, RD., Bean, MK., Beaulieu, K., Bonham, M., Boutelle, KN., Branco, BHM., Calugi, S., Cardel, MI., Carpenter, K., Cheng, HL., Dalle Grave, R., Danielsen, YS., Demarzo, M., Dordevic, A., Eichen, DM., Goldschmidt, AB., Hilbert, A., Houben, K., Lofrano do Prado, M., Martin, CK., McTiernan, A., Mensinger, JL., Pacanowski, C., do Prado, WL., Ramalho, SM., Raynor, HA., Rieger, E., Robinson, E., Salvo, V., Sherwood, NE., Simpson, SA., Skjakodegard, HF., Smith, E., Partridge, S., Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Taylor, RW., Van Eyck, A., Varady, KA., Vidmar, AP., Whitelock, V., Yanovski, J., Seidler, AL. and Eating Disorders In weight-related Therapy (EDIT) Collaboration, , 2023. Eating disorders in weight-related therapy (EDIT): Protocol for a systematic review with individual participant data meta-analysis of eating disorder risk in behavioural weight management. PLoS One, v. 18
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0282401
  • Mueller, J., Richards, R., Jones, RA., Whittle, F., Woolston, J., Stubbings, M., Sharp, SJ., Griffin, SJ., Bostock, J., Hughes, CA., Hill, AJ., Boothby, CE. and Ahern, AL., 2023. Correction: Supporting Weight Management during COVID-19 (SWiM-C): twelve-month follow-up of a randomised controlled trial of a web-based, ACT-based, guided self-help intervention. Int J Obes (Lond), v. 47
    Doi: 10.1038/s41366-023-01330-4
  • 2022 (No publication date)

  • Jones, RA., Christiansen, P., Maloney, NG., Duckworth, JJ., Hugh-Jones, S., Ahern, A., Richards, R., Brown, A., Flint, SW., Robinson, E., Bryant, S., Halford, JCG. and Hardman, CA., 2022 (No publication date). Perceived weight-related stigma, loneliness, and mental wellbeing during COVID-19 in people with obesity: A cross-sectional study from ten European countries International Journal of Obesity,
  • 2022 (Accepted for publication)

  • Birch, J., Jones, RA., Mueller, J., McDonald, MD., Richards, R., Kelly, MP., Griffin, SJ. and Ahern, AL., 2022 (Accepted for publication). A systematic review of inequalities in the uptake of, adherence to, and effectiveness of behavioural weight management interventions in adults Obesity Reviews,
  • Mueller, J., Richards, R., Jones, RA., Whittle, F., Woolston, J., Stubbings, M., Sharp, SJ., Griffin, SJ., Bostock, J., Hughes, CA., Hill, AJ. and Ahern, AL., 2022 (Accepted for publication). Supporting Weight Management during COVID-19 (SWiM-C): A randomised controlled trial of a web-based, ACT-based, guided self-help intervention Obesity Facts: the European journal of obesity,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1159/000524031
  • Ahern, A., Richards, R., Jones, RA., Whittle, F., Mueller, J., Woolston, J., Sharp, SJ., Hughes, CA., Hill, AJ., Duschinsky, R., Lawlor, E., Morris, S., Fusco, F., Brennan, A., Bostock, J. and Griffin, SJ., 2022 (Accepted for publication). Acceptability and feasibility of an acceptance and commitment therapy-based guided self-help intervention for weight loss maintenance in adults who have previously completed a behavioural weight loss programme: the SWiM feasibility study protocol BMJ Open,
  • Jones, R., Mueller, J., Sharp, SJ., Griffin, SJ. and Ahern, AL., 2022 (Accepted for publication). Long-term impact of a behavioural weight management programme on depression and anxiety symptoms: 5-year follow up of the WRAP trial Obesity,
  • Jones, R., Richards, R., Palat, R., Hughes, C., Hill, AJ., Vincent, A., Griffin, SJ., Ahern, AL. and Duschinsky, R., 2022 (Accepted for publication). Participants experiences of mental health during a COVID-19 tailored ACT-based behavioural weight management intervention: a qualitative study International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health & Well-Being,
  • Mueller, J., Richards, R., Jones, RA., Whittle, F., Woolston, J., Stubbings, M., Sharp, SJ., Griffin, SJ., Bostock, J., Hughes, CA., Hill, AJ., Boothby, C. and Ahern, AL., 2022 (Accepted for publication). Supporting Weight Management during COVID-19 (SWiM-C): Twelve-month follow-up of a randomised controlled trial of a web-based, ACT-based, guided self-help intervention International Journal of Obesity,
  • Jones, R., Mueller, J., Sharp, SJ., Duschinsky, R., Griffin, SJ. and Ahern, AL., 2022 (Accepted for publication). Participant characteristics associated with changes in mental health in a trial of behavioural weight management programmes: Secondary analysis of the WRAP trial Obesity Facts: the European journal of obesity,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1159/000522083
  • 2022

  • Jones, RA., Mueller, J., Sharp, SJ., Griffin, SJ. and Ahern, AL., 2022. Long‐term impact of a behavioral weight management program on depression and anxiety symptoms: 5‐year follow‐up of the <scp>WRAP</scp> trial Obesity, v. 30
    Doi: 10.1002/oby.23570
  • Richards, R., Jones, RA., Whittle, F., Hughes, CA., Hill, AJ., Lawlor, ER., Bostock, J., Bates, S., Breeze, PR., Brennan, A., Thomas, CV., Stubbings, M., Woolston, J., Griffin, SJ. and Ahern, AL., 2022. Development of a Web-Based, Guided Self-help, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy-Based Intervention for Weight Loss Maintenance: Evidence-, Theory-, and Person-Based Approach. JMIR Form Res, v. 6
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.2196/31801
  • 2021 (Accepted for publication)

  • Jones, R., Mueller, J., Sharp, SJ., Vincent, A., Duschinsky, R., Griffin, SJ. and Ahern, AL., 2021 (Accepted for publication). The impact of participant mental health on attendance and engagement in a trial of behavioural weight management programmes: Secondary analysis of the WRAP randomised controlled trial International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity,
  • Usher-Smith, J., Harrison, H., Dennison, R., Kelly, S., Jones, R., Kuhn, I. and Griffin, S., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Developing training and opportunities for students in systematic reviews Medical Education,
  • Richards, R., Jones, R., Whittle, F., Hughes, CA., Hill, AJ., Lawlor, E., Bostock, J., Bates, S., Breeze, PR., Brennan, A., Thomas, CV., Stubbings, M., Woolston, J., Griffin, SJ. and Ahern, AL., 2021 (Accepted for publication). Development of a web-based, guided self-help, ACT-based intervention for weight loss maintenance: an evidence-, theory- and person-based approach JMIR Formative Research,
  • 2021

  • Richards, R., Jones, RA., Whittle, F., Hughes, CA., Hill, AJ., Lawlor, ER., Bostock, J., Bates, S., Breeze, PR., Brennan, A., Thomas, CV., Stubbings, M., Woolston, J., Griffin, SJ. and Ahern, AL., 2021. Development of a Web-Based, Guided Self-help, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy–Based Intervention for Weight Loss Maintenance: Evidence-, Theory-, and Person-Based Approach (Preprint)
    Doi: 10.2196/preprints.31801
  • 2020 (Accepted for publication)

  • Jones, R., Lawlor, E., Griffin, SJ., Van Sluijs, EMF. and Ahern, AL., 2020 (Accepted for publication). The impact of adult weight management interventions on mental health: a systematic review and meta-analysis protocol BMJ Open,
  • Jones, R., Lawlor, ER., Birch, JM., Patel, MI., Werneck, A., Hoare, E., Griffin, SJ., Van Sluijs, EMF., Sharp, SJ. and Ahern, AL., 2020 (Accepted for publication). The impact of adult behavioural weight management interventions on mental health: a systematic review and meta-analysis Obesity Reviews,
  • 2019

  • Jones, RA., Blackburn, NE., Woods, C., Byrne, M., van Nassau, F. and Tully, MA., 2019. Interventions promoting active transport to school in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Prev Med, v. 123
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.03.030
  • Theses / dissertations

    2022

  • Jones, R., 2022. The role of mental health in adult behavioural weight management interventions