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Sinead Boylan

Academy membership

Members profile


Dr Sinead Boylan

Organisation name

University of Sydney

Job title

Research Fellow


Oceania, Australia

Country of current residence

Oceania, Australia

Expertise and interests

Sectoral expertise


Disciplinary Expertise

climate change, Communication, food and nutrition, food insecurity and undernourishment, Food policy, Food Security, Nutrition

Area of interest

Agricultural production, Agriculture, Rural development, Consumption, Food, Food markets, Food security, Food trade, Food value chains, Resilience, Governance and policy, Safety nets and vulnerability, Diet quality, Health, One Health, Biodiversity, Sustainability, Climate change, Sustainable diets, Urbanisation


Members introduction

Dr Boylan has a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition from the University of Ulster and a PhD in nutritional epidemiology from the University of Leeds. She has studied the dietary patterns of populations across Western and Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and East Africa. She is passionate about  transdisciplinary research. Her research aims to identify strategies to promote a healthy and sustainable diet. She strives for equitable, healthy food access for all.

Academic publications

Recent publications

In press: 

Boylan, S., Sainsbury, E., Thow, A.M., Degeling, C., Craven, L., Stellmach, D., Gill, T.P., Zhang Y. A healthy, sustainable and safe food system: examining the perceptions and role of the Australian policy-actor using a Delphi survey (accepted April 2019, Public Health Nutrition).


Ying Zhang, Y., Beggs, PJ., Bambrick, H.,Berry, HL., Linnenluecke, ML., Trueck, S., Alders, R.,Peng Bi,. Boylan, SM., Green, D., Guo, D., Hanigan, I., Hanna, E,. Malik, A., Morgan, G., Mark Stevenson, M., Tong, S., Watts, N., Capon, A. (2018). The MJA Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: Australian policy inaction threatens lives. Medical Journal of Australia. 209 (11): 474

Boylan, S., Beyer, K., Schlosberg, D., Mortimer, A., Hime, N., Scalley, B., Alders, R, Corvalan, C., Capon, T. (2018) A conceptual framework for climate change, health and wellbeing in NSW, Australia. Public Health Research and Practice.24(4).

Boylan S., Hardy, L. L., Drayton, B. A., Grunseit, A., Mihrshahi S (2017) Assessing junk food consumption among Australian children: trends and associated characteristics from a crosssectional study. BMC Public Health. 17(1):299.

Pettman TP, Armstrong, R, Waters E, Allender S, Love P, Gill T, Coveney J, Boylan S, Booth S, Bolton K, Swinburn B. (2016) Evaluation of a Knowledge Translation and Exchange platform to advance non-communicable disease prevention. Evidence and Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice. 12(1).

 Louie, J., Moshtaghian, H., Boylan, S., Flood, V., Rangan, A., Barclay, A., Brand-Miller, J., Gill, T. (2015). A systematic methodology to estimate added sugar content of foods. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 69(2), 154-161.

 Colagiuri, R., Boylan, S., Morrice, E. (2015). Research Priorities for NCD Prevention and Climate Change: An International Delphi Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12(10), 12941- 12957.

Pettman T, Bolton K, Love P, Waters E, Gill T, Whelan J, Boylan S, Armstrong R, Coveney J, Booth S, Swinburn B, Allender S (2015). A snapshot of the scope of obesity prevention practice in Australia. Health Promotion International, 1–13.

 Boylan, S., Gill, T., Hare-Bruun, H., Andersen, L., Heitmann, B. (2014). Associations between adolescent and adult socioeconomic status and risk of obesity and overweight in Danish adults. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, 8(2), e163-e171.

 Boylan, S., Greenwood, D., Alwan, N., Cooke, M., Dolby, V., Hay, A., Kirk, S., Konje, S., Potdar, N., Shires, S., et al (2013). Does Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy Play a Role in the Association Found Between Maternal Caffeine Intake and Fetal Growth Restriction? Maternal and Child Health Journal, 17(4), 601-608.

Boylan, S., Syrett, K., Colagiuri, R. (2013). Role of law at the non-communicable diseases-climate change interface: considerations for planetary and population health policy. Public Health, 127(6), 579-581.



Member for
1 year 2 months