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  • Meads, D. M., Hulme, C. T., Hall, P. and Hill, A. J. (2014) The cost-effectiveness of primary care referral to a UK commercial weight loss programme. Clinical Obesity, 4: 324-332.
  • Madigan, C. D., Daley, A. J., Lewis, A. L., Jolly, K. and Aveyard, P. (2014) Which weight-loss programmes are as effective as Weight Watchers? Non-inferiority analysis. British Journal of General Practice, 64 (620): e128-e136
  • John, E., Cassidy, D.M., Playle, R., Jewell, K., Cohen, D., Duncan, D., Newcombe, R. G., Busse, M., Owen-Jones, E., Williams, N., Longo, M., Avery, A. and Simpson, S. A. (2014) Healthy eating and lifestyle in pregnancy (HELP): a protocol for a cluster randomised trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a weight management intervention in pregnancy. BMC Public Health, 10 (14): 439.
  • Gilbert. J, Stubbs RJ, Gilbert P, Dunk L, Thomson L. (2014) A qualitative study of the understanding and use 3 of ‘compassion focused coping strategies’ in 4 people who suffer from serious weight difficulties. Journal of Compassionate Health Care, 1:9 Jewell, K., Avery, A., Barber, J. and Simpson, S. (2014) The healthy eating and lifestyle in pregnancy (HELP) feasibility study. British Journal of Midwifery, 22 (10): 727-736.
  • Lycett, D., Aveyard, P., Farmer, A., Lewis, A. and Munafo, M. (2013) Slimming World in Stop smoking Services (SWISSS): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 19 (14): 182.
  • Westenhoefer, J., Engel, D., Holst, C., Lorenz, J., Peacock, M., Stubbs, J., Whybrow, S. and Raats, M. (2013) Cognitive and weight-related correlates of flexible and rigid restrained eating behaviour. Eating Behaviours, 14 (1): 69-72. McConnon, A., Horgan, G. W., Lawton, C., Stubbs, J., Shepherd, R., Astrup, A., Handjieva-Darlenska, T., Kunová, V., Larsen, T. L., Lindroos, A. K., Martinez, J. A., Papadaki, A., Pfeiffer, A. F., van Baak. M. A. and Raats, M. (2013) Experience and acceptability of diets of varying protein and glycemic index in an obese cohort: results from the Diogenes trial. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 67 (9): 990-5.
  • Stubbs, J., Brogelli, D., Allan, J., Pallister, C., Whybrow, S., Avery, A. and Lavin, J. (2013) Service evaluation of weight outcomes as a function of initial BMI in 34,271 adults referred to a primary care/commercial weight management partnership scheme. BMC Research Notes, 6:161 doi:10.1186/1756-0500-6-161 (open access)
  • McConnon, A., Gribble, R., Raats, M., Stubbs, J. and Shepherd, R. (2013) Health professionals', expert patients' and dieters' beliefs and attitudes about obesity. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, doi: 10.1111/jhn.12085.
  • Stubbs, R.J. and Lavin, J.H. (2013) The challenges of implementing behaviour changes that lead to sustained weight management. Nutrition Bulletin, 38: 5-22. (open access)
  • Avery, A., Pallister, C., Allan, J., Stubbs, J. and Lavin, J. (2012) An initial evaluation of a family-based approach to weight management in adolescents attending a community weight management group. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 25(5):469-76. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-277X.2012.01277.x (open access)
  • Stubbs, R.J., Brogelli, D., Pallister, C., Avery, A., McConnon, A., and Lavin, J.H. (2012) Behavioural and Motivational Factors Associated with Weight Loss and Maintenance in a Commercial Weight Management Programme. The Open Obesity Journal. doi: 10.2174/18768237-01204010035 (open access)
  • Stubbs, R.J., Brogelli, D.J., Pallister, C.J., Whybrow, S., Avery, A.J. and Lavin, J.H. (2012). Attendance and weight outcomes in 4754 adults referred over 6 months to a primary care/commercial weight management partnership scheme. Clinical Obesity, 2: 6-14. doi: 10.1111/j.1758-8111.2012.00040.x
  • Stubbs, J., Pallister, C., Avery, A., Allan, J. and Lavin, J. (2012). Weight, body mass index and behaviour change in a commercially run lifestyle programme for young people. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 25(2): 161-166
  • Stubbs, R.J., Gale, C., Whybrow, S., Gilbert, P. (2012). The Evolutionary Inevitability of Obesity in Modern Society: Implications for Behavioral Solutions to Weight Control in the General Population. Obesity and Weight Management: Challenges, Practices and Health Implications. Editors: Max P Martinez and Hugh Robinson. Novo Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-61942-824-9
  • Stubbs, J., Pallister, C., Whybrow, S., Avery, A. and Lavin, J. (2011). Weight outcomes audit for 34,271 adults referred to a primary care/commercial weight management partnership scheme. Obesity Facts, 4(2): 113-120.
  • Pallister, C. and Lavin, J. (2010). Working together to manage a programme of weight loss. Primary Health Care, 20(10): 28-32.
  • Stubbs, J., Whybrow, S. and Lavin, J. (2010). Dietary lifestyle measures to enhance satiety and weight control. Nutrition Bulletin, 35: 113-125
  • Pallister, C., Avery, A., Stubbs, J. and Lavin, J. (2009). Influence of Slimming World’s lifestyle programme on diet, activity behaviour and health of participants and their families. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 24(4): 351-358.
  • Avery, A. (2007). Community slimming groups and clubs. Hazardous Waist: Tackling Overweight and Obesity in Men. Editors: Alan White and Maggie Pettifer. Radcliffe Publishing. Oxford. ISBN: 1 84619 1003
  • Lavin, J.H., Avery. A., Whitehead. S.M., Rees. E., Parsons. J., Bagnall. T., Barth. J.H. & Ruxton. C.H.S. (2006). Feasibility and benefits of implementing a Slimming on Referral service in primary care using a commercial weight management partner. Public Health, 120(9): 872-881
  • Bye. C., Avery. A. and Lavin. J. (2005). Tackling obesity in men – preliminary evaluation of men only groups within a commercial slimming organisation. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 18(5): 391-394.
  • Tod. A.M. and Lacey. A. (2004). Overweight and obesity: Helping clients to take action. The British Journal of Community Nursing, 9(2): 59-66.

Book Chapters

  • Stubbs, R.J., Gale, C., Whybrow, S., Gilbert, P. (2012). The Evolutionary Inevitability of Obesity in Modern Society: Implications for Behavioral Solutions to Weight Control in the General Population. Obesity and Weight Management: Challenges, Practices and Health Implications. Editors: Max P Martinez and Hugh Robinson. Novo Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-61942-824-9
  • Avery, A. (2007). Community slimming groups and clubs. Hazardous Waist: Tackling Overweight and Obesity in Men. Editors: Alan White and Maggie Pettifer. Radcliffe Publishing. Oxford. ISBN: 1 84619 1003
  • Stubbs RJ. Controlling appetite and food intake by regulating eating frequency and timing. In Managing and preventing obesity (ed. T Gill). Woodhead Publishing, Oxford England.

Published abstracts

Reference

  • Barber, J., Pallister, C., Larkin, J., Avery, A., Lavin, J. and Sahota, P. (2013). How well do Slimming World members’ food choices meet current healthy eating recommendations? Obesity Facts 6(1):161.
  • Avery, A., Stubbs, J., Pallister, C. and Lavin, J. (2013). Changes in self-esteem associated with weight change in longer-term participants of a commercial weight management programme. Obesity Facts 6(1):178.
  • Lavin, J., Barber, J., Middleton, G., Henderson, H. and Keegan, R. (2013). Regional Platform for Health and Wellbeing pilot study: provision of weight management support via the workplace. Obesity Facts 6(1):197.
  • Pallister, C., Stubbs, J., Morris, L., Avery, A. and Lavin, J. (2013). 12 month weight outcomes in 45,395 high-engagers with the Slimming World weight management programme. Obesity Facts 6(1):189.
  • Pallister, C., Stubbs, J., Morris, L., Avery, A. and Lavin, J. (2013). Slimming World on Referral: weight-management outcomes from a new enhanced service. Obesity Facts 6(1):114.
  • Stubbs, J., Morris, L., Pallister, C., Avery, A., Horgan, G., and Lavin, J. (2013). Weight outcomes as a function of BMI in 1.2 million members of a commercial weight management programme. Obesity Facts 6(1):189.
  • Stubbs, J., Whybrow, S., Avery, A., Pallister, C. and Lavin, J. (2013). Weight outcomes in longer-term participants of the Slimming World programme. Obesity Facts 6(1):120.
  • Stubbs, J., Whybrow, S., Avery, A., Pallister, C. and Lavin, J. (2013). Weight outcomes in 1.2 million Slimming World members during their initial 3 months’ membership. Obesity Facts 6(1):189.
  • Stubbs, J., Whybrow, S., Avery, A., Pallister, C. and Lavin, J. (2013). Global self-esteem in longer-term members of Slimming World. Obesity Facts 6(1):175.
  • Whybrow, S., Stubbs, J., Avery, A., Pallister, C. and Lavin, J. (2013). Quality of life in longer-term members of a commercial weight loss organisation. Obesity Facts 6(1):173.
  • Stubbs, J., Brogelli, D., Pallister, C., Whybrow, S., Avery, A., Lavin, J. H. (2012). Weight outcomes of 497,777 participants in Slimming World’s programme during the first 12 weeks of membership. Obesity Facts. 5(1): 232
  • Whybrow, S., Gibbs, M., van Baak, M., Larsen, T., Lindroos, A.K., Papadaki, A., Pfeiffer, A., Martinez, J.A., Handjieva-Darlenska, T., Hlavaty, P., Astrup, A., Saris, W., Stubbs, J. (2012). Comparison of the Slimming World eating plan and Diogenes intervention diets using a Healthy Diet Index. Obesity Facts. 5(1):198
  • Stubbs, J., Brogelli, D., Avery, A., Pallister, C., Lavin, J. (2012). Referral to a commercial organisation is as effective for people with high BMIs as for those who are moderately overweight. Obesity Facts. 5(1): 226
  • Stubbs J, Brogelli D, Whybrow S, Avery A, Pallister C, Lavin J. (2012). 24-week referral to Slimming World from primary care: weight outcomes for 4,754 adults. Obesity Facts. 5(1): 215
  • Whybrow, S., McConnon, A., Gibbs, M., Raats, M., and Stubbs, R.J. (2011). Demographic factors do not predict weight loss maintenance in members of a commercial weight loss organisation. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 70:E403.
  • Whybrow, S., Westenhoefer, J., Engel, E., McConnon, A., Gibbs, M., Raats, M. and Stubbs, R.J. (2011). Dietary restraint and weight loss maintenance in members of a commercial weight loss organisation. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 70:E402.
  • Stubbs, R.J., McConnon, A., Gibbs, M., Raats, M. and Whybrow, S. (2011). Changes in lifestyle habits and behaviours are associated with weight loss maintenance in members of a commercial weight loss organisation. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 70:E404.
  • Whybrow, S., Pallister, C., Gibbs, M. and Stubbs, R.J. (2011) The financial costs of a healthy eating weight-loss diet. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 70:E170.
  • Avery, A., Allan, J., Lavin, J. and Pallister, C. (2010). Supporting post-natal women to lose weight. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 23(4): 439
  • Pallister, C., Allan, J., Lavin, J. and Avery, A. (2010). Changes in well-being, diet and activity habits of pregnant women attending a commercial weight management organisation. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 23(4): 459
  • Lavin, J., Pallister, C., Avery, A. and Stubbs, R.J. (2010). Weight, body mass index and behaviour change in young people accessing slimming world’s family affair programme.  Obesity Reviews. 11(s1): 433
  • Stubbs, J., Whybrow, S., Pallister, C., Allan, J. and Lavin, J. (2010). Effects of slimming world’s programme on dietary energy density.  Obesity Reviews. 11(s1): 438
  • Pallister, C., Avery, A., Stubbs, J., Lavin, J. and Bird M. (2010). Slimming World on Referral in partnership with NHS Bristol: repeated referral up to 48 weeks. Obesity Reviews. 11(s1): 236
  • Pallister, C., Avery, A., Stubbs, J. and Lavin, J. (2010). Slimming World on Referral: evaluation of weight management outcomes when working in partnership with a commercial organisation. Obesity Reviews. 11(s1): 237
  • Stubbs, R.J., Pallister, C., Avery, A., Allan, J. and Lavin, J. (2010). Behaviour change in a survey of weight-loss maintainers using the Slimming World programme.  Obesity Reviews. 11(s1): 292
  • Avery, A., Allan. J., Pallister. C. & Lavin. J. (2009). An investigation into the dietary advice given by health professionals to Slimming World members with diabetes and how members are fitting this advice into Slimming World's eating plan. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 22(6): 582-3.
  • Avery. A., Bye. C., Lavin. J. and Stubbs. J. (2008). Is Slimming World on Referral an effective option to help people with learning difficulties manage their weight? Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, 21(4):376-37.
  • Bye. C., Avery. A., Stubbs. J., Horgan. G. and Lavin. J. (2008). Impact of Slimming World on Referral on rate and extent of weight loss. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • McConnon, A., Raats, M., Shepherd, R. and Stubbs, J. (2008). Healthcare professionals' and dieters' attitudes and perceptions of obesity. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 67(E287). doi:10.1017/S0029665108009506.
  • Bye. C., Avery. A., Stubbs. J. and Lavin. J. (2007). Influence of Slimming World’s lifestyle programme on the diet, activity behaviour and health of participants and the whole families. International Journal of Obesity, 31(s1): S192
  • Bye. C.J., Lavin. J.H., Whybrow. S. and Stubbs. R.J. (2006). What characteristics underlie successful weight loss? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 65: 92.
  • Brown. L., Van Blerk. C., Finer. N., McEneny. A. and Reavell. C. (2005). Short-term effects of two popular dietary interventions for weight loss (versus control group) on lipid peroxidation, LDL oxidation and antioxidant balance. Obesity Reviews, 6(s1): 2.
  • Powell. C., Lavin. J., Russell. J. and Barker. M. (2004). Factors associated with successful weight loss and attendance at commercial slimming group. International Journal of Obesity, 28(1): S144
  • Avery. A., Lavin. J.H., Rees. E., Whitehead. D., Whitehead. S.M. and Barth. J.H. (2004). Improvements in mental well-being during weight loss on a slimming on referral programme. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society. 63.
  • Avery. A. (2003). Tackling obesity in primary care: assessing the practicalities of working in partnership with the commercial slimming sector. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 16(5): 370.

Conference Presentations

  • Avery, A., Nagar, R., Pallister, C., Barber, J., Morris, L. and Lavin, J. (2014) Evaluating the role of a commercial slimming organisation within type 2 diabetes management. Presented at the Association for the Study of Obesity Conference, September 2014
  • Nagar, R., and Avery, A. (2014) Evaluating the role of a commercial slimming organisation within type 2 diabetes management. Presented at the British Dietetic Association Research Symposium, December 2014. *Winner of the Public Health Award for best abstract.
  • Barber, J., Pallister, C., Avery, A. and Lavin, J. (2014) Investigating women’s motivations for weight loss and benefits of attending a commercial weight management organisation post-natally. Presented at the Association for the Study of Obesity Conference, September 2014
  • Morris, L., Pallister, C. and Lavin, J. (2014) Pilot analysis exploring the impact of deprivation on engagement and weight outcomes in people attending a commercial weight management organisation. Presented at the Association for the Study of Obesity Conference, September 2014
  • Smith, S., Barber, J., Avery, A., Cryan, C. and Lavin, J. (2014) Weight Management in University Students. Presented at Public Health England (PHE) Conference, September 2014
  • Duarte, C., Matos, M., Stubbs, R. J., Gilbert, P. and Morris, L. (2014) struggling to lose weight: The impact of shame, self-criticism and social rank on eating psychopathology in overweight and obese members of the general population. Presented at UK Society of Behavioral Medicine (UKSBM), December 2014.