Gina Trapp

Dr, BHlthSc PhD W.Aust., RPHNutr Nutrition Society of Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M431), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 764 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
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Personal profile


Gina is a Registered Public Health Nutritionist with a First Class Honours Degree in Health Science and a PhD in Public Health from The University of Western Australia.

Gina has over 13 years of research experience in the field of public health and has worked on a wide range of research projects spanning nutrition, physical activity, obesity and built environments. She has been the recipient of 22 research awards and prizes and in recognition of her commitment and outstanding contribution to research, was awarded the 2014 UWA, ‘Vice Chancellor’s Research Award for Early Career Excellence’. She was also formerly recognised by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science as ‘One of Western Australia’s Most Outstanding Scientists’, receiving the 2015, ‘WA Young Tall Poppy Science Award’.


Through her NHMRC Early Career Research Fellowship, Gina is currently leading a program of research to generate policy-relevant evidence on built environments and their impact on dietary intake and overweight/obesity in children and adolescents. Bridging the disciplines of geography, nutrition, public health and urban planning, her unique and innovative research is examining whether the type, density or proximity of retail food outlets around homes and schools influences the types of foods children eat and their body weight. This work will provide vital Australian evidence to support policy interventions aimed at increasing neighbourhood access to healthy foods.

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Research Output 2008 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

Associations between the home yard and preschoolers’ outdoor play and physical activity

Armstrong, G. P., Maitland, C., Lester, L., Trost, S. G., Trapp, G., Boruff, B., Al Marzooqi, M. K. & Christian, H. E., 6 Mar 2019, In : Public Health Research and Practice. 29, 1, e2911907.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Equipment and Supplies
Social Environment
Linear Models

Have a (Non-Energy) Drink on Me - Modifying the Laws Regarding Energy Drinks in Australia

Bromberg, M., Cardaci, N., Trapp, G. & Luong, K., 2019, In : Food and Drug Law Journal. 74, 3, p. 440-477 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


P147 Individual, social and environmental factors associated with adolescent energy drink consumption

Trapp, G., Christian, H., McStay, C. L., Martin, K., Ambrosini, G., Bromberg, M., Howard, J. & Cross, D., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 51, 7S, p. S98-S99 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalAbstract/Meeting Abstract

Energy Drinks
Odds Ratio
Social Environment

Shade coverage, ultraviolet radiation and children’s physical activity in early childhood education and care

Christian, H., Lester, L., Trost, S. G., Trapp, G., Schipperijn, J., Boruff, B., Maitland, C., Jeemi, Z., Rosenberg, M., Barber, P. & Eslick, H., 31 Aug 2019, In : International Journal of Public Health.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Imagery (Psychotherapy)
Western Australia
Fast Foods


Supplementary tables for: Association between the home yard on preschoolers’ outdoor play and physical activity

Christian, H. (Creator), Rosenberg, M. (Creator), Trost, S. (Creator), Schipperijn, J. (Creator), Maitland, C. (Creator), Trapp, G. (Creator), Lester, L. (Creator), Boruff, B. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 2019



Projects 2014 2021