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  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 16 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Research interests

Thesis title: Maintaining weight loss: a look at habits.

My interest in research started in my Masters degree when I had to complete a 6 month qualitative research study.

After working as a clinical dietitian for a number of years, I started to question why we did things the way we did and wonder if there was a better way. This led me to commence my PhD at the Center for Research in Evidence Based Practice in 2014, with my primary interest in habit-based interventions as a strategy for weight loss and weight loss maintenance. I’ve now published a narrative review on the topic and have successfully completed a randomised controlled trial, qualitative study and systematic review.  

I am also completing a Cochrane systematic review on Exercise for overweight and obesity and enjoy other work as a research assistant at Bond University.

 Primary research interests: habit-change, behaviour change, weight loss maintenance, randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews.

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Research Output

  • 16 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Presentation

Efficacy of habit-based weight loss interventions: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Cleo, G., Beller, E., Glasziou, P., Isenring, E. & Thomas, R., 16 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    838 Downloads (Pure)

    Usability and acceptability of four systematic review automation software packages: A mixed method design

    Cleo, G., Scott, A. M., Islam, F., Julien, B. & Beller, E., 20 Jun 2019, In : Systematic Reviews. 8, 1, 145.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 113 Downloads (Pure)

    Participant experiences of two successful habit-based weight-loss interventions in Australia: a qualitative study

    Cleo, G., Hersch, J. & Thomas, R., 31 May 2018, In : BMJ Open. 8, 5, 9 p., e020146.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    114 Downloads (Pure)

    The Polyglot Search Translator (PST): evaluation of a tool for improving searching in systematic reviews: a randomised cross-over trial

    Clark, J., Carter, M., Honeyman, D., Cleo, G., Auld, Y., Booth, D., Condron, P., Dalais, C., Dern, S., Linthwaite, B., May, N., Ramsay, L., Rickett, K., Rutter, C., Sanders, S. L., Sondergeld, P., Wallin, M. & Beller, E. M., Sep 2018.

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  • Student theses

    Maintaining Weight Loss: A Look at Habits

    Author: Cleo, G., 17 Feb 2018

    Supervisor: Thomas, R. L. (Supervisor), Isenring, E. A. (Supervisor) & Glasziou, P. P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis