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  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 15 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Personal profile

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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Weight Loss Medicine & Life Sciences
Habits Medicine & Life Sciences
Maintenance Medicine & Life Sciences
Obesity Medicine & Life Sciences
Randomized Controlled Trials Medicine & Life Sciences
Automation Medicine & Life Sciences
Cross-Over Studies Medicine & Life Sciences
Meta-Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2017 2019

  • 15 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 1 Presentation
  • 1 Review article

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

Weight Loss
4 Citations (Scopus)
241 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Weight Loss
Randomized Controlled Trials
63 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 journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Dissent and Disputes
2 Citations (Scopus)
76 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
Weight Loss
Weights and Measures
Life Style
Social Responsibility

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.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentationResearchpeer-review

Cross-Over Studies
Information Services
Delivery of Health Care
Biomedical Technology Assessment

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