The case for SHED-IT
SHED-IT is an innovative program designed to help men lose weight and keep it off.
Who is behind the program?
Dr Phillip Morgan BEd (HPE) (Hons), PhD), lead investigator and founder
Dr Morgan is a professor in education at the University of Newcastle. He is regarded as an international expert in understanding and promoting healthy lifestyles in men. He has won national and international awards for his research into weight loss programs specifically designed for men.
Dr Clare Collins (BSc, Dip Nutr and Diet, Dip Clin Epi, PhD)
Dr Collins is a professor in nutrition and dietetics at the University of Newcastle. She is a fellow of the Dietitians Association of Australia, a well-known media commentator on nutrition and leader of the largest group of Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) researchers in Australia.
Dr Robin Callister (BPharm, MSc, PhD)
Dr Callister is a professor in biomedical sciences and pharmacy at the University of Newcastle. She is an exercise physiologist with more than 20 years of research experience as well as a registered pharmacist registered.
Dr Ron Plotnikoff (Bed (PE), PhD)
Dr Plotnikoff is a professor in education at the University of Newcastle and director of the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition. He is an internationally regarded researcher in population health and physical activity.
Dr Myles Young (BPshyc (Hons), PhD)
Dr Young is a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Newcastle Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition. He was awarded his PhD in May 2015 and completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons 1A) in 2009. His research focuses on the development and testing of theory-based, gender-tailored weight loss and weight loss maintenance programs for men.
What is the evidence?
Outcomes of the SHED-IT program have been extensively published in the top international peer reviewed academic journals in the field, highlighting the quality and global significance of this program.
Young MD et al (2015). Test of Social Cognitive Theory to Explain Men’s Physical Activity During a Gender-Tailored Weight Loss Program. American Journal of Men’s Health, accepted July 2015
Young MD et al (2015). Behavioral mediators of weight loss in the SHED-IT community randomized controlled trial for overweight and obese men, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 49(2), 286-92.
Morgan PJ et al (2014). Associations between program outcomes and adherence to Social Cognitive Theory tasks: Process evaluation of the SHED-IT community weight loss trial for men, International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 11:89.
Blomfield RL et al (2014). Impact of Self-help Weight Loss Resources With or Without Online Support on the Dietary Intake of Overweight and Obese Men: The SHED-IT randomised controlled trial, Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 8(5), e476-87.
Collins CE et al (2013). Improvement in erectile function following weight loss in obese men: The SHED-IT randomized controlled trial, Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 7 (6), e450-e454.
Morgan PJ et al (2013). The SHED-IT community trial: a randomized controlled trial of Internet- and paper-based weight loss programs tailored for overweight and obese men. Annals of Behavioural Medicine, 45(2), 139-152.
Morgan PJ et al (2011). Engaging men in weight loss: Experiences of men who participated in the male only SHED-IT pilot study. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 5(3), e239-e248.
Collins CE et al (2011). Men participating in a weight loss intervention are able to implement key dietary messages, but not those relating to vegetables or alcohol: The Self- Help, Exercise and Diet using Internet Technology (SHEDIT) study. Public Health Nutrition. 14(1), 168-175.
Morgan PJ et al (2011). 12-month outcomes and process evaluation of the SHED-IT RCT: An internet-based weight loss program targeting men. Obesity, 19(1), 142-151.
Morgan PJ et al (2010). The SHED-IT community trial study protocol: a randomized controlled trial of weight loss programs for overweight and obese men. BMC Public Health, 10, 701.
Morgan PJ et al (2009). SHED-IT randomized controlled trial: Evaluation of an internet-based weight-loss program for men. Obesity, 17(11), 2025-2032.
Lubans et al (2009). Explaining the mechanisms for weight-loss in the SHED-IT intervention for overweight men: a mediation analysis. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 6(76).