Position

Lecturer
College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Biography

Dr Norton has conducted and continues to conduct a number of large physical activity (PA) interventions across South Australia (> 1,000 participants). She has analysed and reported on paediatric outcomes from ICU; injury hospitalisations from the National Hospital Morbidity database and spinal cord injury hospitalisations using the Australian Spinal Cord Registry data. She has managed a range of international clinical trials for the ANZ Paediatric Intensive Care Registry (ANZPICR) resulting in publications and on-going funding.

Past successes include grant funding from the South Australian Department of Health as a CI to undertake a national study into children’s outcomes from intensive care; an ARC grant to conduct research into the effectiveness of PA interventions on major health risk factors; University grants supporting workplace PA interventions and integrating mindfulness-based training into a lifestyle management course for health professionals.

Publications have included journal articles and a co-authored textbook. Her writing over recent years has also included numerous reports commissioned by various government departments and for professional organisations.

Qualifications

PhD
University of South Australia 2005-2010
Effectiveness of intervention strategies to promote physical activity among insufficiently active adults

Masters of Public Health
University of Adelaide 2002-2004

Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Intensive Care)
University of South Australia 1997

Nursing Education
Post-graduate certificate in Intensive Care Nursing, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, 1992

General Nursing qualifications, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1985

Honours, awards and grants

GRANTS

PANDS 2017: Jackson K, Matwiejczyk L, Bevan N, Norton L. Physical Activity and Nutrition Down South.

Faculty of Health Sciences Seeding Grant 2013: Drummond C, Parry Y, Gunson J, Norton L Hutton A. Investigating adolescents girls disengagement with physical activity.

Flinders Early Career Seeding Grant 2012: Norton L, Drummond C, Ridley K. The 40-DAY Flinders Lifestyle Intervention Program (40-DAY FLIP).

Flinders Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant 2011: Norton L, Drummond C, Colbeck M. Integrating mindfulness-based training into a lifestyle management course for health professionals.

A.R. Powell memorial prize for academic excellence in intensive care nursing, John Hunter Hospital, April 1992

Key responsibilities

Deputy Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Health Sciences.
Topic coordinator and lecturer in Contemporary Approaches to Lifestyle Management (PARA1007 semester 1).
Physical activity interventions and injury related research.

Teaching interests

Health promotion, lifestyle behaviour change

Topic Coordinator:

  • PARA1007  Contemporary Approaches to Lifestyle Management

Topic Lecturer:

  • PARA1007  Contemporary Approaches to Lifestyle Management

Research expertise

  • Other medical and health sciences
  • Public health and health services

Research interests

  • Physical activity and public health
  • Injury epidemiology and outcomes
  • Intensive care outcomes
  • Fitness
  • Injury
  • Chronic disease risk factors

Supervisory interests

  • Chronic disease risk factors
  • Fitness
  • Health promotion practice
  • Injury
  • Mindfulness
  • Physical activity

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Physical activity (-1) ;

Publications

  • Harrison, J.E., Pointer, S.C., Bradley, C.E., Henley, G.I. and Norton, L. (2010). Injury. In Australia's Health 2010. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit), pp. 193-202.
    [Web Link]
  • Norton, K. and Norton, L. (2011). Pre-exercise screening: guide to the Australian adult pre-exercise screening system. Canberra: Exercise and Sports Science Australia / Fitness Australia / Sports Medicine Australia.
    [Web Link]
  • Burn, N., Norton, L. and Drummond, C.E. (2014). Changes in physical activity behaviour and health risk factors following two workplace interventions. In 5th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: International Society for Physical Activity and Health. 5th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Apr 2014.
    [Web Link]
  • Norton, L., Lewis, N. and Norton, K. (2012). Exercise training improves fasting glucose control. International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health. Sydney, Australia.
  • Norton, B., Norton, K. and Norton, L. (2012). Exercise for health and fitness. In Sports Medicine Australia, ed. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. December 2012 supplement ed. Canberra, ACT: Elsevier. 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health. Sydney, NSW. Oct 2012, pp. 172-173.
    [10.1016/j.jsams.2012.11.420]
  • Norton, L., Norton, K. and Lewis, N. (2012). How does exercise training improve fasting glucose regulation? In Sports Medicine Australia, ed. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. December 2012 ed. Canberra, ACT: Elsevier. 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health. Sydney, NSW. Oct 2012, pp. 198-198.
    [10.1016/j.jsams.2012.11.485]
  • Kevin, N.I., Norton, L. and Lewis, N. (2010). Physical activity interventions improve central processing and choice response speed. In Supplement to Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 6 ed. Mitchell, ACT: Sports Medicine Australia. 2010 Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Port Douglas. Nov 2010, pp. 41-42.
    [10.1016/j.jsams.2010.10.524] [Web Link]
  • Norton, L. and Henley, G.I. (2010). Trends in cycling injury: 2000-2008. In PHAA 40th Annual Conference. PHAA 40th Annual Conference. Adelaide, SA. Aug 2010.
  • Norton, L., Henley, G.I. and Harrison, J.E. (2010). Trends in cycling injuries 2000-2008. In Supplement to Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 6 ed. Sports Medicine Australia. 2010 Asics Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Port Douglas. Nov 2010, pp. 50-50.
    [10.1016/j.jsams.2010.10.549] [Web Link]
  • Norton, L., Kevin, N.I., Lewis, N. and Dollman, J. (2010). Intensive short-term physical activity interventions show sustained health benefits at 12-months. In Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. Supplement 2 ed. Mitchell, ACT: Sports Medicine Australia. 2009 Australia Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, pp. 188.
    [10.1016/j.jsams.2009.10.394]
  • Norton, K., Norton, L. and Lewis, N. (2010). Physical activity interventions improve central processing and choice response speed. In Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2010 ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport: Hot Topics in the Tropics. Port Douglas, QLD. Nov 2010, pp. 30-30.
  • Norton, L., Norton, K., Lewis, N. and Dollman, J. (2009). Intensive short term physical activity interventions show sustained health benefits at 12-months. In Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. Supplement 2 ed. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Brisbane, Australia, pp. 188-188.
    [Web Link]
  • Norton, L., Lewis, N. and Norton, K. (2008). Vigorous physical activity determines magnitude of CVrisk factor changes following physical activity interventions. In Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, ed. ACSM's 55th Annual Meeting. Supplement ed. USA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. ACSM's 55th Annual Meeting. Indiannapolis. May 2008, pp. S54-S54.
  • Norton, L. (2008). Changes in physical activity mirror changes in sedentary time, particularly screen time. In ACSM's 55th Annual Meeting. USA: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. ACSM's 55th Annual Meeting. Indiannapolis. May 2008, pp. S248-S248.
  • Norton, K., Norton, L. and Lewis, N. (2008). Where are the active controls in physical activity interventions. In ACSM's 55th annual meeting. USA: Lipincott, Williams & Wilkins. ACSM's 55th Annual Meeting. Indiannapolis. May 2008, pp. S252-S252.
  • Norton, L., Lewis, N., Dollman, J., Osman, A., Dale, M. and Norton, K. (2007). Health risk factor changes following two types of 40-day physical activity intervention programs. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Norton, L., Lewis, N., Dollman, J., Osman, A., Dale, M. and Norton, K. (2007). A 40-day physical activity intervention study: aims, recruitment, strategy and participation. Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Norton, L., Slater, A., Hillier, J. and Baghurst, P. (2005). Paediatric admissions to intensive care in Australia: who, why and where? 30th Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care, ANZICS. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Norton, L. (2003). Is the quality of care in Australasian PICUs the same at night? World Pediatric Congress on Intensive Care, WFPICCS. Boston, USA.
  • Norton, L. (2001). Profile of Children Admitted to ICU in Australia and New Zealand. 8th World Congress on Intensive and Critical Care Medicine. Sydney, Australia.
  • Norton, L. (1998). Paediatric advanced life support education: Is there a need in the rural sector? 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting on Intensive Care. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Norton, L. (2011). Obesity and injury: a review of the literature,
  • Norton, K. and Norton, L. (2011). Pre-exercise screening: A guide to the Australian adult pre-exercise screening system.
    [Web Link]
  • Norton, L. (2010). Spinal cord injury in Australia 2007-08. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
    [Web Link]
  • Burn, N., Norton, L.H., Drummond, C.E. and Norton, K. (2017). Changes in Physical Activity Behaviour and Health Risk Factors Following A Randomised Controlled Pilot Workplace Exercise Intervention. AIMS Public Health, 4(2) pp. 189-201.
    [10.3934/publichealth.2017.2.189] [Web Link]
  • Baxter, C.R., McNaughton, L., Sparks, A., Norton, L.H. and Bentley, D. (2017). Impact of stretching on the performance and injury risk of long-distance runners. Research in Sports Medicine, 25(1) pp. 78-90.
    [10.1080/15438627.2016.1258640] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Baxter, C., Morello, A.L., Smith, D.P., Norton, L.H. and Bentley, D.J. (2017). A preliminary investigation of the "Partners in Health scale" measurement properties in patients with chronic kidney disease. Australian Journal of Primary Health,
    [10.1071/PY16095]
  • Mallol, M., Mejuto, G., Bentley, D.J., Norton, L.H., Torres-Unda, J., Arrieta, H., et al. (2016). Effects of 4 Weeks High-Intensity Training on Running and Cycling Performance in Well-Trained Triathletes. Sports and Exercise Medicine, 2(2) pp. 55-61.
    [10.17140/SEMOJ-2-139]
  • Norton, L.H., Norton, K. and Lewis, N. (2015). Adherence, Compliance, and Health Risk Factor Changes following Short-Term Physical Activity Interventions. BioMed Research International, 2015 pp. Art: 929782.
    [10.1155/2015/929782] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Norton, L., Norton, K. and Lewis, N. (2012). Exercise training improves fasting glucose control. Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, 2012(3) pp. 209-214.
    [Web Link]
  • Norton, L., Norton, K.I., Lewis, N. and Dollman, J. (2011). A comparison of two short-term intensive physical activity interventions: methodological considerations. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 8(133)
    [10.1186/1479-5868-8-133] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Kevin, N.I., Norton, L. and Darryl, S. (2010). Position statement on physical activity and exercise intensity terminology. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13 pp. 496-502.
    [10.1016/j.jsams.2009.09.008] [Scopus]
  • Baghurst, P.A., Norton, L. and Slater, A. (2008). The application of risk-adjusted control charts using the Paediatric Index of Mortality 2 for monitoring paediatric intensive care performance in Australia and New Zealand. Intensive Care Medicine, 34(7) pp. 1281-1288.
    [10.1007/s00134-008-1081-0] [Scopus]
  • Yung, M., Wilkins, B., Norton, L. and Slater, A. (2008). Glucose control, organ failure, and mortality in pediatric intensive care. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 9(2) pp. 147-152.
    [10.1097/PCC.0b013e3181668c22] [Scopus]
  • Norton, K. and Norton, L. (2008). Automated external defibrillators in the Australian fitness industry. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 11(2) pp. 86-89.
    [10.1016/j.jsams.2007.12.008] [Scopus]
  • Dollman, J., Norton, K. and Norton, L. (2005). Evidence for secular trends in children's physical activity behaviour. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 39(12) pp. 892-897.
    [10.1136/bjsm.2004.016675] [Scopus]
  • Norton, L., Kreisfeld, R. and Harrison, J. (2012). Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia 2006-07. Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit).
    [Web Link]
  • Kreisfeld, R., Norton, L. and Harrison, J. (2012). Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia 2007-08. Canberra, USA: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit).
    [Web Link]
  • Norton, L., Harrison, J., Pointer, S. and Lathlean, T. (2011). Obesity and injury in Australia: a review of the literature. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit).
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Norton, L. (2010). Spinal cord injury Australia 2007-08. Canberra: AIHW Communications, Media and Marketing Unit.
    [Web Link]
  • Norton, K. and Norton, L. (2011). Pre-exercise screening: guide to the Australian adult pre-exercise screening system. Canberra: Exercise and Sports Science Australia / Fitness Australia / Sports Medicine Australia.
    [Web Link]
  • Harrison, J.E., Pointer, S.C., Bradley, C.E., Henley, G.I. and Norton, L. (2010). Injury. In Australia's Health 2010. Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit), pp. 193-202.
    [Web Link]
  • Kevin, N.I., Norton, L. and Darryl, S. (2010). Position statement on physical activity and exercise intensity terminology. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13 pp. 496-502.
    [10.1016/j.jsams.2009.09.008] [Scopus]
  • Baghurst, P.A., Norton, L. and Slater, A. (2008). The application of risk-adjusted control charts using the Paediatric Index of Mortality 2 for monitoring paediatric intensive care performance in Australia and New Zealand. Intensive Care Medicine, 34(7) pp. 1281-1288.
    [10.1007/s00134-008-1081-0] [Scopus]
  • Yung, M., Wilkins, B., Norton, L. and Slater, A. (2008). Glucose control, organ failure, and mortality in pediatric intensive care. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 9(2) pp. 147-152.
    [10.1097/PCC.0b013e3181668c22] [Scopus]
  • Norton, K. and Norton, L. (2008). Automated external defibrillators in the Australian fitness industry. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 11(2) pp. 86-89.
    [10.1016/j.jsams.2007.12.008] [Scopus]
  • Dollman, J., Norton, K. and Norton, L. (2005). Evidence for secular trends in children's physical activity behaviour. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 39(12) pp. 892-897.
    [10.1136/bjsm.2004.016675] [Scopus]
  • Kreisfeld, R., Norton, L. and Harrison, J. (2012). Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia 2007-08. Canberra, USA: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit).
    [Web Link]
  • Norton, L., Kreisfeld, R. and Harrison, J. (2012). Hospital separations due to injury and poisoning, Australia 2006-07. Canberra, ACT: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (Media and Publishing Unit).
    [Web Link]
  • Norton, L. (2010). Spinal cord injury Australia 2007-08. Canberra: AIHW Communications, Media and Marketing Unit.
    [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

  • Australian College of Critical Care Nurses 1991 - present
  • Australian New Zealand Intensive Care Society 2003 - present
  • Sports Medicine Australia 2005 - present
  • American College of Sports Medicine 2005 - present
  • Public Health Association of Australia 2006 - present
  • Mentor for PHAA mentoring program
  • International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2007 - present

Contact

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Location: Sturt South Wing (S266)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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