Our team has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications about nutrition and primary care. We have separated these into some of our research themes. 

For a full list, please visit Google Scholar.

Recent publications about health professionals

Recent publications about patient-centred care

Sladdin I, Chaboyer W, Ball L. Patients’ perceptions and experiences of patient-centred care in dietetic consultations. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 2018, 31(2):188-196.

Ball L, Davmor R, Leveritt M, Desbrow B, Ehrlich C, Chaboyer W. Understanding the nutrition care needs of patients newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes; a need for open communication and patient-focused consultations. Australian Journal of Primary Health 201522(5):416-422.

Sladdin I, Ball L, Bull C, Chaboyer W. Patient-centred care to improve dietetic practice: An integrative review. Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics 2017, 30(4):453–470.

Ball L, Desbrow B, Leveritt M. An exploration of individuals’ preferences for nutrition care from Australian primary care health professionals. Australian Journal of Primary Health 2014, 20(1):113-120.

Hickman I, Webb L, Stack A, Knight B, Bull C, Russell A, Cotugno J, Ball L. Prioritising patient-centred care in tertiary hospital outpatient services: Perspectives from patients with type 1 diabetes. Australian Diabetes Educator 2016, 19(4):14-20.

Recent publications about educating health professionals

Burch E, Crowley J, Laur C, Ray S, Ball LDietitians’ perspectives on teaching nutrition to medical students. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 2017, 36(6):415.

Plint H, Ball L, Hughes R, Desbrow B. Ten-year follow up of graduates from the Aspiring Dietitians Study: Implications for dietetic workforce development. Nutrition and Dietetics 2016, 73(3):241-246.

Crowley J, Ball L, Laur C, Wall C, Arroll B, Poole P, Ray S. Nutrition guidelines for undergraduate medical curricula: a six country comparison. Advances in Medical Education and Practice 2015, 6:127-133.

Robinson E, Ball L, Leveritt M. Obesity bias amongst health and non-health students attending an Australian University and their perceived obesity educationJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 2014, 45(5):390-395.

Ball L, Crowley J, Laur C, Rajput-Ray M, Gillam S, Ray S. Nutrition in medical education: reflections from an initiative at the University of Cambridge.Journal of Multidisciplinary Health Care 2014, 7:209-215.

Edwards E, Stapleton P, Williams K, Ball LBuilding skills, knowledge and confidence in eating and exercise behaviour change: Brief motivational interviewing training for healthcare providers. Patient Education and Counseling 2015, 98(5):674-6.

Recent publications about conducting research in primary health care

Ball L, Ball D, Leveritt M, Ray S, Collins C, Patterson E, Ambrosini G, Lee P, Chaboyer W. Using logic models to enhance the methodological quality of primary health care interventions. Guidance from an intervention to promote nutrition care by General Practitioners and Practice Nurses. Australian Journal of Primary Health 2017, 23(1):53-60.

Ball L, Barnes K, Leveritt M, Mitchell L, Williams L, Ball D, Patterson E. Developing Research Priorities in Australian Primary Health Care: A Focus on Nutrition and Physical Activity. Australian Journal of Primary Health 2016. doi:10.1071/PY16068 

Ball L, Campbell N, Cheung K, Vantanen M. Building research capacity in General Practitioners and Practice Nurses: Reflections on an initiative in nutrition. Public Health 2016, 140:14-16.

Ball L, Leveritt M. Development of a validated questionnaire to measure the self-perceived competence of primary health professionals in providing nutrition care to patients with chronic disease. Family Practice 2015, 32(6):706-710.