About Dr Natalie Lister

Investigating dietary interventions that will prevent and manage obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular risk in children and adolescents. Other interests include investigating the role of eating behaviors, dietary components, and diet quality in improving health.

We have established an international collaboration to explore eating disorder risk in adolescents and adults who have undergone weight management for overweight or obesity. This collaboration aims to bring together new generation methodologies with stakeholder, researcher and clinical expertise to assess the interactions between individual characteristics and intervention components. We are also currently trialing screening and monitoring protocols to identify adolescents with an undiagnosed eating disorders or those at risk of developing at eating disorder prior to, or during weight management interventions.

Natalie Lister is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow and Accredited Practicing Dietitian based at the Children's Hospital Westmead Clinical School. Her research research is practice-led, investigating dietary interventions that will prevent and manage obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular risk in children and adolescents. Most recently she research has investigated the safety of dietary interventions for adolescents with obesity, focusing on psychosocial health outcomes. Natalie leads the international collaboration Eating Disorders In weight related Therapy (EDIT).

Other more research interests include investigating the role of dietary components and diet quality in improving health and collaborating in new methodologies such as behaviour change techniques coding and health economics.

Selected publications

Steinbeck KS, Lister NB, Gow ML, Baur LB. Treatment of adolescent obesity. Nature Reviews Endocrinology

Lister NB, Jebeile H, Truby H, Garnett SP, Varady KA, Cowell CT, Collins CE, Paxton SJ, Gow ML, Brown J, Alexander S, Chisholm K, Grunseit AM, Aldwell K, Day K, Inkster MK, Lang S, Baur LA. Fast track to health-Intermittent energy restriction in adolescents with obesity. A randomised controlled trial study protocol. Obesity Research & Clinical Practice 14 (2020)

Jebeile H, Gow ML, Baur LA, Garnett SP, Paxton SJ, Lister NB. Treatment of obesity, with a dietary component, and eating disorder risk in children and adolescents: A systematic review with meta‚Äźanalysis. Obesity Reviews. 2019; 20: 1287- 1298

Jebeile H, Gow ML, Baur LA, Garnett SP, Paxton SJ, Lister NB. Association of Pediatric Obesity Treatment, Including a Dietary Component, With Change in Depression and Anxiety: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatr. 2019;173(11):e192841. 

Jebeile H, Gow ML, Lister NB, et al. Intermittent energy restriction is a feasible, effective and acceptable intervention to treat adolescents with obesity. J Nutr 2019; 149:1189-1197

Jebeile H, Lister NB, Baur LA, Garnett SP, Paxton SJ. Eating disorder risk in adolescents with obesity, Obes Rev

House ET, Gow ML, Lister NB, Baur LA, Garnett SP, Paxton SJ, Jebeile H. Pediatric weight management, dietary restraint and dieting: a systematic review, Nutr Rev, accepted 5 October 2020 

Alman KL, Lister NB, Garnett SP, Gow ML, Aldwell K, Jebeile H. Dietetic management of obesity and severe obesity in children and adolescents: A scoping review of dietary guidelines, Obes Rev 2020 

Gow ML, Tee MSY, Garnett SP, Baur LA, Aldwell K, Thomas S, Lister NB, Paxton SJ, Jebeile H. Pediatric obesity treatment, self-esteem and body image: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Pediatr Obes 2020. 15(3):e12600 

Gow, M., Garnett, S., Baur, L., Lister, N. (2016). The effectiveness of different