Dr Luna   Xu
Research Fellow

Dr Luna Xu

medicine-health
Sch of Public Health & Com Med

Dr Luna Xu joined SPHCM as Scientia lecturer, UNSW with Heart Foundation post-doctoral fellowship in July 2020. Dr Xu has nursing degree in China (2009), Masters by research of advanced nursing study in the United Kingdom (2011), Masters of Public Health (2012) and PhD (2016) at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

Dr Xu is an executive member of NSW, Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), a member of the 2019 AAG Conference planning committee, a member of the 2019 Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) Conference planning committee. Dr Xu is also an affiliate member of Cardiovascular Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), an executive member of the CSANZ Cardiovascular Nursing Council, and active in the NSW Cardiovascular Research Network's Rising Stars Network for Early and Mid-Career Researchers.

Dr Xu research focus is on population health; in particular, the importance of healthy eating for primary/secondary prevention of chronic diseases in older people. Dr Xu has attracted $401,000 of research funding through a combination of funders including: The National Heart Foundation fellowship, Uniting, University of Technology Sydney, University of Newcastle and SPHERE - Age and Ageing Clinical Academic Group. Dr Xu has been working on numbers of projects include the ARC Linkage-funded project and NHMRC Partnership Project-funded projects. Dr Xu has also contributed to government and non-government report, such as: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs;  World Health Organization, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Uniting.

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2020
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Hickman L, 2020, 'Quantitative data collection and study validity', in Nursing and Midwifery Research Methods and Appraisal for Evidence Based Practice
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Inglis SC; Parker D, 2021, 'Sex differences in dietary consumption and its association with frailty among middle-aged and older Australians: a 10-year longitudinal survey', BMC Geriatrics, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-021-02165-2
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Shi Z; Liu G; Chang D; Inglis SC; Hall JJ; Schutte AE; Byles JE; Parker D, 2021, 'Article the joint effects of diet and dietary supplements in relation to obesity and cardiovascular disease over a 10‐year follow‐up: A longitudinal study of 69,990 participants in australia', Nutrients, vol. 13, pp. 1 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu13030944
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Luna Xu
    Li X; Zhou Y; Xu X, 2021, 'Factors associated with the psychological well-being among front-line nurses exposed to COVID-2019 in China: A predictive study', Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 29, pp. 240 - 249, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13146
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Luna Xu
    Ferdoushi A; Griffin N; Marsland M; Xu X; Faulkner S; Gao F; Liu H; King SJ; Denham JW; van Helden DF; Jobling P; Jiang CC; Hondermarck H, 2021, 'Tumor innervation and clinical outcome in pancreatic cancer', Scientific Reports, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-86831-w
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Luna Xu
    Akombi-Inyang B; Huda MN; Schutte AE; Macniven R; Lin S; Rawstorne P; Xu X; Renzaho A, 2021, 'The association between post-migration nutrition and lifestyle transition and the risk of developing chronic diseases among sub-Saharan African migrants: A mixed method systematic review protocol', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18094706
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Luna Xu
    Inglis SC; Naismith C; White K; Hendriks JM; Bray J; Hickman LD; Aldridge C; Bardsley K; Cameron J; Candelaria D; Cartledge S; Du H; Ferguson C; Martin L; Selkow T; Xu X; Wynne R; Driscoll A; Gallagher R; Clark R; Davidson PM, 2020, 'CSANZ COVID-19 Cardiovascular Nursing Care Consensus Statement: Executive Summary', Heart Lung and Circulation, vol. 29, pp. 1263 - 1267, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2020.08.001
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Luna Xu
    Li J; Xu X; Jiang Y; Hansbro NG; Hansbro PM; Xu J; Liu G, 2020, 'Elastin is a key factor of tumor development in colorectal cancer', BMC Cancer, vol. 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-020-6686-x
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu J; Xu X; Jiang L; Dua K; Hansbro PM; Liu G, 2020, 'SARS-CoV-2 induces transcriptional signatures in human lung epithelial cells that promote lung fibrosis', Respiratory Research, vol. 21, pp. 182, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12931-020-01445-6
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Luna Xu
    Allida S; Du H; Xu X; Prichard R; Chang S; Hickman LD; Davidson PM; Inglis SC, 2020, 'mHealth education interventions in heart failure', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, vol. 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD011845.pub2
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Parker D; Chang S; Liu G; Hall J; Anderson D; Inglis S, 2020, '017 A Gendered Approach to Examine Cardiovascular Disease Modifiable Risk Changes Over the Life-Course for Middle-Aged and Older Australian Adults', Heart, Lung and Circulation, vol. 29, pp. S45 - S45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2020.09.024
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Luna Xu
    Li J; Li X; Jiang J; Xu X; Wu J; Xu Y; Lin X; Hall J; Xu H; Xu J; Xu X, 2020, 'The Effect of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy on Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in Patients With COVID-19: A Randomized Controlled Trial', Frontiers in Psychiatry, vol. 11, pp. 580827, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.580827
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Luna Xu
    Perry L; Dunbabin J; Xu X; Lowe J; Acharya S; James S; Steinbeck KS, 2020, 'Service use of young people with Type 1 diabetes after transition from paediatric to adult-based diabetes health care', Australian Health Review, vol. 44, pp. 601 - 608, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AH19117
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Luna Xu
    Hosie A; Kochovska S; Ries N; Gilmore I; Parker D; Sinclair C; Sheehan C; Collier A; Caplan GA; Visser M; Xu X; Lobb E; Sheahan L; Brown L; Lee W; Sanderson CR; Amgarth-Duff I; Green A; Edwards L; Agar MR, 2020, 'Older Persons' and Their Caregivers' Perspectives and Experiences of Research Participation With Impaired Decision-Making Capacity: A Scoping Review.', Gerontologist, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnaa118
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Ling M; Inglis SC; Hickman L; Parker D, 2020, 'Eating and healthy ageing: a longitudinal study on the association between food consumption, memory loss and its comorbidities', International Journal of Public Health, vol. 65, pp. 571 - 582, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00038-020-01337-y
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Luna Xu
    Cao Y; Xu X; Shi Z, 2020, 'Trajectories of dietary patterns, sleep duration, and body mass index in china: A population-based longitudinal study from china nutrition and health survey, 1991–2009', Nutrients, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu12082245
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Luna Xu
    Shi Z; El-Obeid T; Li M; Xu X; Liu J, 2020, 'Meal Specific Dietary Patterns and Cognitive Function Among Old Adults: A Prospective Cohort Study', Current Developments in Nutrition, vol. 4, pp. 1487 - 1487, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzaa061_115
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Luna Xu
    Shi Z; El-Obeid T; Li M; Xu X; Liu J, 2019, 'Iron-related dietary pattern increases the risk of poor cognition', Nutrition Journal, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12937-019-0476-9
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Luna Xu
    Zhu N; Xu P; Ma J; Liang Y; Xu X; Li J, 2019, 'Patients, caregivers and nurses’ attitudes toward patients’ participation in knee and hip joint replacement pain management: a Q-methodology study', Contemporary Nurse, vol. 55, pp. 507 - 521, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2019.1666019
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Luna Xu
    Li J; Shao D; Xu X; Zhang Y; Jiang Y; Hall J, 2019, 'Cognitive behavior stress management during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial', Contemporary Nurse, vol. 55, pp. 543 - 553, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2020.1729827
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Luna Xu
    Zhang M; Lin L; Xu X; Wu X; Jin Q; Liu H, 2019, 'Noninvasive screening tool to detect undiagnosed diabetes among young and middle-aged people in Chinese community', International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, vol. 39, pp. 458 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13410-018-0698-y
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Parker D; Inglis SC; Byles J, 2019, 'Can regular long-term breakfast cereals consumption benefits lower cardiovascular diseases and diabetes risk? A longitudinal population-based study', Annals of Epidemiology, vol. 37, pp. 43 - 50.e3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2019.07.004
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Luna Xu
    Shi Z; El-Obeid T; Li M; Xu X; Liu J, 2019, 'Plant-based Iron-related Dietary Pattern Increases the Risk of Poor Cognition (P18-043-19)', Current Developments in Nutrition, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cdn/nzz039.p18-043-19
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Luna Xu
    Nyongesa C; Xu X; Hall JJ; Macharia WM; Yego F; Hall B, 2018, 'Factors influencing choice of skilled birth attendance at ANC: Evidence from the Kenya demographic health survey', BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-018-1727-z
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Byles JE; Shi Z; Hall JJ, 2018, 'Dietary patterns, dietary lead exposure and hypertension in the older Chinese population', Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 27, pp. 451 - 459, http://dx.doi.org/10.6133/apjcn.032017.20
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Luna Xu
    Liu H; Hall JJ; Xu X; Mishra GD; Byles JE, 2018, 'Differences in food and nutrient intakes between Australian- and Asian-born women living in Australia: Results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Nutrition and Dietetics, vol. 75, pp. 142 - 150, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1747-0080.12397
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Parker D; Shi Z; Byles J; Hall J; Hickman L, 2018, 'Dietary pattern, hypertension and cognitive function in an older population: 10-year longitudinal survey', Frontiers in Public Health, vol. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2018.00201
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Luna Xu
    Perry L; Xu X; Gallagher R; Nicholls R; Sibbritt D; Duffield C, 2018, 'Lifestyle health behaviors of nurses and midwives: The ‘fit for the future’ study', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15050945
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Luna Xu
    Yang L; Jiang Y; Xu S; Bao L; Parker D; Xu X; Li J, 2018, 'Evaluation of frailty status among older people living in urban communities by Edmonton Frail Scale in Wuhu, China: a cross-sectional study', Contemporary Nurse, vol. 54, pp. 630 - 639, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2018.1552525
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Parker D; Inglins S, 2018, 'Breakfast Cereal Consumption and Cardiovascular Risk for Older Australians', Heart, Lung and Circulation, vol. 27, pp. S53 - S53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2018.06.025
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Luna Xu
    Liu H; Byles JE; Xu X; Zhang M; Wu X; Hall JJ, 2017, 'Evaluation of successful aging among older people in China: Results from China health and retirement longitudinal study', Geriatrics and Gerontology International, vol. 17, pp. 1183 - 1190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ggi.12848
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Hall J; Byles J; Shi Z, 2017, 'Dietary pattern, serum magnesium, ferritin, C-reactive protein and anaemia among older people', Clinical Nutrition, vol. 36, pp. 444 - 451, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2015.12.015
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Parker D; Ferguson C; Hickman L, 2017, 'Where is the nurse in nutritional care?', Contemporary Nurse, vol. 53, pp. 267 - 270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2017.1370782
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Luna Xu
    Blay N; Roche M; Duffield C; Xu X, 2017, 'Intrahospital transfers and adverse patient outcomes: An analysis of administrative health data', Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol. 26, pp. 4927 - 4935, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13976
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Luna Xu
    Nicholls R; Perry L; Gallagher R; Duffield C; Sibbritt D; Xu X, 2017, 'The personal cancer screening behaviours of nurses and midwives', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 73, pp. 1403 - 1420, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jan.13221
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Luna Xu
    Perry L; Xu X; Duffield C; Gallagher R; Nicholls R; Sibbritt D, 2017, 'Health, workforce characteristics, quality of life and intention to leave: The ‘Fit for the Future’ survey of Australian nurses and midwives', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 73, pp. 2745 - 2756, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jan.13347
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Luna Xu
    Dimitrelis S; Perry L; Gallagher R; Duffield C; Sibbritt D; Nicholls R; Xu X, 2017, 'Does nurses’ role, health or symptoms influence their personal use of ingestible complementary and alternative medicines?', Complementary Therapies in Medicine, vol. 35, pp. 39 - 46, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctim.2017.08.017
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Luna Xu
    Liu H; Xu X; Hall JJ; Wu X; Zhang M, 2016, 'Differences in depression between unknown diabetes and known diabetes: Results from China health and retirement longitudinal study', International Psychogeriatrics, vol. 28, pp. 1191 - 1199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S104161021600020X
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Luna Xu
    Liu H; Byles JE; Xu X; Zhang M; Wu X; Hall JJ, 2016, 'Association between nighttime sleep and successful aging among older Chinese people', Sleep Medicine, vol. 22, pp. 18 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2016.04.016
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Byles J; Shi Z; McElduff P; Hall J, 2016, 'Dietary pattern transitions, and the associations with BMI, waist circumference, weight and hypertension in a 7-year follow-up among the older Chinese population: A longitudinal study', BMC Public Health, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-016-3425-y
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Luna Xu
    2016, 'COPD RISK AND FRUIT/VEGETABLE CONSUMPTION AMONG OLDER CHINESE PEOPLE', The Gerontologist, vol. 56, pp. 463 - 463, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw162.1852
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; E. Byles J; Shi Z; J. Hall J, 2015, 'Evaluation of older Chinese people's macronutrient intake status: Results from the China Health and Nutrition Survey', British Journal of Nutrition, vol. 113, pp. 159 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007114514003444
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Hall J; Byles J; Shi Z, 2015, 'Assessing dietary quality of older Chinese people using the Chinese Diet Balance Index (DBI)', PLoS ONE, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0121618
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Hall J; Byles J; Shi Z, 2015, 'Dietary pattern is associated with obesity in older people in China: Data from China health and nutrition survey (CHNS)', Nutrients, vol. 7, pp. 8170 - 8188, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu7095386
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Luna Xu
    Xu X; Hall J; Byles J; Shi Z, 2015, 'Do older Chinese people's diets meet the Chinese Food Pagoda guidelines? Results from the China Health and Nutrition Survey 2009', Public Health Nutrition, vol. 18, pp. 3020 - 3030, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1368980015000129

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