Jolyn Johal

Ms Jolyn Johal

Research Fellow

School of Public Health

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Jolyn Johal is a Research Fellow at JBI, and the Field Editor of the Infection Control specialty at JBI. At her current role, she is involved in developing and reviewing evidence-based resources on health care topics, and works in collaboration with Expert Reference Group members.

Jolyn is also an Accredited Practising Dietitian, and graduated from Flinders University, South Australia, with a Bachelor in Nutrition & Dietetics (First Class Honours). Prior to her present appointment, she was a Senior Dietitian at the National University Hospital (NUH), Singapore, where she worked for 6 years in both clinical and research roles. Her specialty areas are in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Diseases (NAFLD) and Weight Management.

Jolyn was involved in the implementation of two randomized controlled trials investigating the use of mobile technology in dietary counselling. She has also written research papers for journal publications and presented research findings at a conference. At the media level, she has written articles and took part in both radio and news channel interviews, sharing research findings as well as providing insights on topics pertaining to healthy eating.

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Lim, S. L., Ong, K. W., Johal, J., Han, C. Y., Yap, Q. V., Chan, Y. H., . . . Khoo, C. M. (2021). Effect of a Smartphone App on Weight Change and Metabolic Outcomes in Asian Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Network Open, 4(6), e2112417.
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    2020 Lim, S. L., Johal, J., Ong, K. W., Han, C. Y., Chan, Y. H., Lee, Y. M., & Loo, W. M. (2020). Lifestyle Intervention Enabled by Mobile Technology on Weight Loss in Patients With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Randomized Controlled Trial.. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth, 8(4), 1-15.
    DOI WoS1 Europe PMC2
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2020 Lim, S. L., Ong, K. W., Johal, J., Chan, Y. H., & Khoo, C. M. (2020). Diabetes Lifestyle Intervention using Technology Empowerment (D’LITE Study) for obesity and type 2 diabetes: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Poster session presented at the meeting of Metabolism. Elsevier BV.
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    2019 Han, C., Lim, S. L., Ong, K. W., Johal, J., Yeo, G., Goh, W., . . . Lim, J. (2019). Effect of Lifestyle Intervention Using Mobile Application on Diet Quality and Weight Loss in Pre-diabetes. Poster session presented at the meeting of Dietitians Association of Australia 36th National Conference. Australia: Nutrition and Dietetics Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia.
    2018 Lim, S. L., Loo, W. M., Ong, K. W., Johal, J., Han, C., Chan, Y. H., & Lee, Y. M. (2018). Lifestyle intervention enabled by mobile technologies leading to weight loss in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases: A randomised controlled trial. Poster session presented at the meeting of JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2015 - 2021 Member Dietitians Australia Australia
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 Effect of Lifestyle Intervention Using Mobile Application on Diet Quality and Weight Loss in Pre-diabetes Dietitians Association of Australia 36th National Conference Dietitians Australia Australia
  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 0883132082
  • Email: jolyn.johal@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Norwich House, floor 3
  • Org Unit: JBI

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