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Associate Professor Billie Bonevski

NHMRC Career Development Fellow

School of Medicine and Public Health

Tackling Nicotine Together

Associate Professor Billie Bonevski is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellow, Behavioural Scientist and University of Newcastle researcher whose smoking cessation programs are being implemented by Cancer Councils across the nation.

Billie Bonevski 

As the leader of the NHMRC-funded Tackling Nicotine Together (TNT) program, which aims to reorientate drug and alcohol treatment services, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski aspires to ensure support is provided to help people quit smoking.

"Traditionally, drug and alcohol services in Australia will address every other drug type: heroin, cannabis, alcohol – everything, but they won't address tobacco smoking," Billie asserts.

There is a multitude of reasons as to why it has been this way, but the fact remains, services adapting to promote behaviour change is vital.

"The problem has been that most people who receive treatment for their addictions will actually die from tobacco-related disease rather than those other addictions they have," explains Billie.

While fifteen per cent of the Australian population smokes, this rate drastically increases for people attending drug and alcohol centres, including centres which are within the TNT program.

"Between 70 and 100 percent of centre clients' smoke," Billie affirms.

"Hence the extreme need to address drug and alcohol service clients' smoking."

The TNT study is the first in Australia to increase tobacco dependence treatment to patients.  A collaborative endeavour between the University of Newcastle, the Cancer Council NSW, the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (UNSW), and the Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies, it is a staff-centric project with more than 30 centres nationally.  

The project focuses on building the capacity of treatment centres, to insure that these centres can provide their clients with the support needed to quit smoking.  Centre staff are trained in treating tobacco dependency, have access to free nicotine replacement stock to give to clients, and are linked to Quitline for more involved treatment.

HEALTH PRIORITY

For the past five years, Billie's work has focused on priority groups, such as those who may be socio-economically disadvantaged, or people with comorbidities like cancer or chronic illness. Health initiatives, up until now, have largely ignored these groups, choosing instead to target the broader Australian public with health education.

"Generally speaking, such measures have been effective, but there are pockets of society who have missed the message or experience a lack of services to help them deal with their unique challenges," Billie states.

She feels that targeting groups has been a significant advance in the field, particularly as one of her recent studies shows that one in four Australians will experience some sort of comorbidity or disadvantage at any given time.

IN THE BEGINNING

With a Bachelor of Arts and First Class Honours in Psychology (and the departmental prize for best applied thesis) from the University of Newcastle, Billie began work as a research assistant to Rob Sanson-Fisher, then Head of Behavioural Science in the Faculty of Medicine. Flourishing in the role she began her PhD in Behavioural Science, developing, as part of her thesis, a desktop computer program for GPs.  This program would remind doctors to carry out preventative activities in each patient consultation, such as suggesting a patient quit smoking, or reminding women of the need of a pap smear.

"The program was found to increase rates of preventative care," Billie remarks.

"Which I still find really nice!"

Despite undertaking a valuable year at the University of Oxford in the UK in 1997, for a World Health Organisation General Practice research fellowship, Billie was drawn back home.  Bolstered by the knowledge that the University of Newcastle is a national leader in public health research, prompted Billie not only to return, but to stay.  As she says now "Why would you move?"

HEALTH BEHAVIOUR

Billie's background in psychology has proved to be highly applicable to her present studies.  Her primary focus is on improving people's health behaviour by developing programs so they can optimise their own health through modified behaviours.

"Psychology provides the tools and the strategies for behaviour change," she confirms.

"Whether it be goal-setting, cognitive behaviour therapy or other tactics to arm people with the means to change."

Encouraging smokers to smoke less, drinkers to drink less and getting people to wear sunscreen are just some examples.

"It's about trying to get people on the path to health again through preventative actions and health-behaviour change," Billie says.

While Billie's work is particular to the Australian psychosocial situation, it has significance for the world population. Globally, health equity is a pertinent issue recognised by researchers as an area in dire need of addressing.

"Health improvement affects everybody," Billie points out.

"My research is one piece of the jigsaw puzzle to ending health inequities."

"Nonetheless, as the local health community is increasingly recognising, it's a key one."

USING THE DATA

Six months after the TNT project, data will be collected to determine the effectiveness of system change intervention for smoking in drug and alcohol centres across Australia.  Questions will be asked as to whether clients felt they received more treatment from centre staff to tackle tobacco dependency; if they felt it helped them quit, and the level of smoking cessation.

The potential of this valuable data is that the government can use it to inform public health policy, hence preventing the burden of illness caused by tobacco.

Billie's previous research with the Cancer Council New South Wales 'Tackling Tobacco Program' has attracted the interest of Cancer Councils in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia. To translate the NSW-based research widely, a Tackling Tobacco National Implementation Group has been formed to focus on vulnerable people's use of the substance.  This bodes well for the TNT project.

Billie, a University of Newcastle Gladys M Brawn Career Development Fellow, is frequently invited as a keynote speaker in national smoking cessation and skin cancer forums, and often honoured in being able to set the agenda.  She's able to present data based on the research being undertaken at the University of Newcastle, on why focusing on tobacco research in long-neglected priority groups is important.

"If you're refocusing the national agenda on the sort of research that should actually be occurring, then you're training up the future that's going to sustain what you're doing now," Billie says.

Her Newcastle team's research work is leading the nation, and is evidently able to command the attention of the tobacco control community.  This, together with her role as a keynote speaker and her success in attracting valuable funding from the NHMRC, is a great incentive and inspiration for Billie's five current PhD students, who are able to work on her important projects.

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Career Summary

Biography

Billie Bonevski, BA(Hons), PhD is an Associate Professor of health behaviour science and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellow and Faculty of Health and Medicine Gladys M Brawn Career Development Fellow at the School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle. Her research focusses on developing and evaluating methods to help people change their health behaviours and improve their well-being as well as developing strategies to help organisations and services better meet their clients’ health needs. In particular, she is currently leading a number of smoking cessation trials which target vulnerable groups such as those with mental illness and physical co-morbidities, the unemployed and homeless and people with drug and alcohol addiction. She is currently chief investigator on five NHMRC smoking cessation trials including: examining a client-centred, case worker delivered smoking cessation intervention in social and community service organisations; a trial of an organisational change intervention for smoking cessation in drug and alcohol treatment centres and a trial of a financial counselling intervention to reduce smoking in socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.
 
Collaborations
Billie Bonevski has a broad network of research collaborations that include local, national and international research leaders, as well as community based partners and industry collaborators.


Qualifications

  • PhD (Medicine), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Public Health
  • cancer control
  • health promotion
  • tobacco control

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111299 Oncology and Carcinogenesis not elsewhere classified 10
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified 20
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
NHMRC Career Development Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/06/2011 - 1/06/2014 Fellow University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia
1/01/2010 -  Behavioural Scientist National Skin Cancer Committee, Cancer Council Australia
Australia
1/01/2007 - 1/12/2007 Senior Research Academic University of Newcastle
Clinical Pharmacology
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2012 -  Membership Hunter Cancer Research Alliance
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2011 Publication Award
Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour (CHB)
1992 WH Ward Prize for Best Applied Thesis
University of Newcastle - Faculty of Science & IT

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2014 Oceania Tobacco Control Conference
Organisation: Perth Description: Smoking and Social Disadvantage
2013 Global Controversies in Skin Cancer Conference
Organisation: Brisbane Description: GPs, The Sun, and Vitamin D
2013 Australian Smoking Cessation Conference
Organisation: Sydney Description: Addressing tobacco in drug and alcohol treatment settings

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2010 SRNT Europe Conference
Organisation: Bath Description: Smoking and Mental Illness Symposium
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2000 Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Psychosocial aspects of cancer control', Stress and Health: Research and Clinical Applications, Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands 319-334 (2000) [B1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher

Journal article (92 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Paul C, 'Tobacco health warning messages on plain cigarette packs and in television campaigns: A qualitative study with Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers', Health Education Research, 30 57-66 (2015)

Television advertisements, packaging regulations and health warning labels (HWLs) are designed to communicate anti-smoking messages to large number of smokers. However, only a few... [more]

Television advertisements, packaging regulations and health warning labels (HWLs) are designed to communicate anti-smoking messages to large number of smokers. However, only a few studies have examined how high smoking prevalence groups respond to these warnings. This study explored how socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers engage with health risk and cessation benefit messages. Six focus groups were conducted over September 2012-April 2013 with adult clients of welfare organizations in regional New South Wales, Australia who were current smokers (n = 51). Participants discussed HWLs, plain packaging and anti-smoking television advertisements. Discussions were audio-taped, transcribed verbatim and analysed using thematic analysis. Highly emotive warnings delivering messages of negative health effects were most likely to capture the attention of the study participants; however, these warning messages did not prompt quit attempts and participants were sceptical about the effectiveness of cessation programmes such as telephone quitlines. Active avoidance of health warning messages was common, and many expressed false and self-exempting beliefs towards the harms of tobacco. Careful consideration of message content and medium is required to communicate the anti-smoking message to disadvantaged smokers who consider themselves desensitized to warnings. Health communication strategies should continue to address false beliefs about smoking and educate on cessation services that are currently underutilized.

DOI 10.1093/her/cyu037
Co-authors Chris Paul
2015 Paul C, Bonevski B, Twyman L, D'Este C, Siahpush M, Guillaumier A, et al., 'The 'price signal' for health care is loud and clear: A cross-sectional study of self-reported access to health care by disadvantaged Australians.', Aust N Z J Public Health, (2015)
DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12405
Co-authors Chris Paul
2015 Thomas D, Abramson M, Bonevski B, Taylor S, Poole S, Weeks G, et al., 'PHARMACIST-LED MULTICOMPONENT SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION IN VICTORIAN PUBLIC HOSPITALS - A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL', RESPIROLOGY, 20 61-61 (2015)
2015 Power J, Mallat C, Bonevski B, Nielssen O, 'An audit of assessment and outcome of intervention at a quit smoking clinic in a homeless hostel.', Australas Psychiatry, (2015)
DOI 10.1177/1039856215593396
2015 Bonevski B, Magin P, Horton G, Bryant J, Randell M, Kimlin MG, 'An internet based approach to improve general practitioners' knowledge and practices: The development and pilot testing of the "ABC's of vitamin D" program', International Journal of Medical Informatics, 84 413-422 (2015)

Background: Online continuing medical education (CME) offers a number of advantages for physicians including flexibility with regards to location and timing of use. In order to ef... [more]

Background: Online continuing medical education (CME) offers a number of advantages for physicians including flexibility with regards to location and timing of use. In order to effect physician practices and improve patient outcomes, it is important that the development of online CME is theory and evidence-based. Objectives: This paper aims to describe the development of an online CME program for practising general practitioners (GPs) on vitamin D and sun health called "The ABC's of Vitamin D for GPs" using elements of design principles for physician-education web sites as a framework. The paper will also report the program's usability and acceptability pilot test results. Methods: The ABC's of Vitamin D program was developed following nine principles: needs assessment; evidence-based content development; multimodal program and modularisation; clinical cases; tailoring and interactivity; audit and feedback; credibility of the web site host; patient education materials; ease of use and navigation. Among the 20 GPs invited, acceptability and useability was tested with 12 GPs (60%) who agreed to participate and were interviewed following use of the program. The study was conducted between 2011 and 2013. Results: An online CME program consisting of eight modules was constructed. Of the 12 participating GPs, most (. n=. 11) reported that the program was clear and easy to understand, logical, easy to navigate, and took a reasonable amount of time (estimated between 1 and 3. h) to complete. Eleven of 12 participants said they would use the program as an accredited CME activity and all participants indicated that the program was 'very or somewhat' likely to lead to changes in the advice patients are given. Conclusion: This study found that a theory and evidence based approach for the development of an online CME program for GPs was acceptable to users. Further research is needed to examine whether the online CME program is effective at changing GP practices and improving patient outcomes.

DOI 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2015.01.006
Co-authors Parker Magin
2015 Bryant J, Zucca A, Brozek I, Rock V, Bonevski B, 'Sun Protection Attitudes and Behaviours Among First Generation Australians with Darker Skin Types: Results from Focus Groups', JOURNAL OF IMMIGRANT AND MINORITY HEALTH, 17 248-254 (2015)
DOI 10.1007/s10903-013-9900-y
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Alison Zucca
2015 Tapley A, Magin P, Morgan S, Henderson K, Scott J, Thomson A, et al., 'Test ordering in an evidence free zone: Rates and associations of Australian general practice trainees' vitamin D test ordering.', J Eval Clin Pract, (2015)
DOI 10.1111/jep.12322
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Parker Magin
2015 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wiggers J, Kypri K, Bonevski B, McElduff P, et al., 'Targeting multiple health risk behaviours among vocational education students using electronic feedback and online and telephone support: protocol for a cluster randomised trial.', BMC Public Health, 15 550 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1898-8
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Flora Tzelepis, Patrick Mcelduff, Philip Morgan, Chris Paul, Kypros Kypri
2015 Thomas D, Abramson MJ, Bonevski B, Taylor S, Poole SG, Weeks GR, et al., 'Quitting experiences and preferences for a future quit attempt: A study among inpatient smokers', BMJ Open, 5 (2015)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006959
2015 Bonevski B, Magin P, Horton G, Bryant J, Randell M, Kimlin MG, 'An internet based approach to improve general practitioners' knowledge and practices: the development and pilot testing of the "ABC's of vitamin D" program.', Int J Med Inform, 84 413-422 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2015.01.006
Co-authors Parker Magin
2015 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wiggers J, Kypri K, Bonevski B, McElduff P, et al., 'Targeting multiple health risk behaviours among vocational education students using electronic feedback and online and telephone support: Protocol for a cluster randomised trial Health behavior, health promotion and society', BMC Public Health, 15 (2015)

Background: Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges are the primary provider of vocational education in Australia. Most TAFE students are young adults, a period when healt... [more]

Background: Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges are the primary provider of vocational education in Australia. Most TAFE students are young adults, a period when health risk behaviours become established. Furthermore, high rates of smoking, risky alcohol consumption, inadequate fruit and vegetable intake and insufficient physical activity have been reported in TAFE students. There have been no intervention studies targeting multiple health risk behaviours simultaneously in this population. The proposed trial will examine the effectiveness of providing TAFE students with electronic feedback regarding health risk behaviours and referral to a suite of existing online and telephone services addressing smoking, risky alcohol consumption, fruit and vegetable intake, and physical activity levels. Methods/Design: A two arm, parallel, cluster randomised trial will be conducted within TAFE campuses in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. TAFE classes will be randomly allocated to an intervention or control condition (50 classes per condition). To be eligible, students must be: enrolled in a course that runs for more than 6 months; aged 16 years or older; and not meet Australian health guideline recommendations for at least one of the following: smoking, alcohol consumption, fruit and/or vegetable intake, or physical activity. Students attending intervention classes, will undertake via a computer tablet a risk assessment for health risk behaviours, and for behaviours not meeting Australian guidelines be provided with electronic feedback about these behaviours and referral to evidence-based online programs and telephone services. Students in control classes will not receive any intervention. Primary outcome measures that will be assessed via online surveys at baseline and 6 months post-recruitment are: 1) daily tobacco smoking; 2) standard drinks of alcohol consumed per week; 3) serves of fruit consumed daily; 4) serves of vegetables consumed daily; and 5) metabolic equivalent minutes of physical activity per week. Discussion: Proactive enrolment to existing online and telephone services has the potential to address modifiable determinants of disease. This trial will be the first to examine a potentially scalable intervention targeting multiple health risk behaviours among students in the vocational training setting.

DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1898-8
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Kypros Kypri, Philip Morgan, Chris Paul, Clare Collins, Marita Lynagh, Flora Tzelepis
2015 Bonevski B, Guillaumier A, Twyman L, 'Electronic nicotine devices considered through an equity lens.', Addiction, 110 1069-1070 (2015)
DOI 10.1111/add.12953
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Bonevski B, Magin P, Horton G, Bryant J, Randell M, Kimlin MG, 'An internet based approach to improve general practitioners' knowledge and practices: The development and pilot testing of the "ABC's of vitamin D" program', International Journal of Medical Informatics, 84 413-422 (2015)

Background: Online continuing medical education (CME) offers a number of advantages for physicians including flexibility with regards to location and timing of use. In order to ef... [more]

Background: Online continuing medical education (CME) offers a number of advantages for physicians including flexibility with regards to location and timing of use. In order to effect physician practices and improve patient outcomes, it is important that the development of online CME is theory and evidence-based. Objectives: This paper aims to describe the development of an online CME program for practising general practitioners (GPs) on vitamin D and sun health called "The ABC's of Vitamin D for GPs" using elements of design principles for physician-education web sites as a framework. The paper will also report the program's usability and acceptability pilot test results. Methods: The ABC's of Vitamin D program was developed following nine principles: needs assessment; evidence-based content development; multimodal program and modularisation; clinical cases; tailoring and interactivity; audit and feedback; credibility of the web site host; patient education materials; ease of use and navigation. Among the 20 GPs invited, acceptability and useability was tested with 12 GPs (60%) who agreed to participate and were interviewed following use of the program. The study was conducted between 2011 and 2013. Results: An online CME program consisting of eight modules was constructed. Of the 12 participating GPs, most (. n=. 11) reported that the program was clear and easy to understand, logical, easy to navigate, and took a reasonable amount of time (estimated between 1 and 3. h) to complete. Eleven of 12 participants said they would use the program as an accredited CME activity and all participants indicated that the program was 'very or somewhat' likely to lead to changes in the advice patients are given. Conclusion: This study found that a theory and evidence based approach for the development of an online CME program for GPs was acceptable to users. Further research is needed to examine whether the online CME program is effective at changing GP practices and improving patient outcomes.

DOI 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2015.01.006
Co-authors Parker Magin
2015 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Paul C, ''Cigarettes are priority': a qualitative study of how Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers respond to rising cigarette prices.', Health Educ Res, 30 599-608 (2015)
DOI 10.1093/her/cyv026
Co-authors Chris Paul
2015 Thomas D, Abramson MJ, Bonevski B, Taylor S, Poole SG, Weeks GR, et al., 'Quitting experiences and preferences for a future quit attempt: A study among inpatient smokers', BMJ Open, 5 (2015)

Objective: Understanding smokers' quit experiences and their preferences for a future quit attempt may aid in the development of effective cessation treatments. The aims of this s... [more]

Objective: Understanding smokers' quit experiences and their preferences for a future quit attempt may aid in the development of effective cessation treatments. The aims of this study were to measure tobacco use behaviour; previous quit attempts and outcomes; methods used to assist quitting; difficulties experienced during previous attempts; the motives and preferred methods to assist quitting in a future attempt; identify the factors associated with preferences for smoking cessation. Design: Face-to-face interview using a structured questionnaire. Setting: Inpatient wards of three Australian public hospitals. Participants: Hospitalised smokers enrolled in a smoking cessation trial. Results: Of 600 enrolled patients (42.8% participation rate), 64.3% (n=386) had attempted quitting in the previous 12 months. On a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), current motivation to quit smoking was high (median 9; IQR 6.5-10), but confidence was modest (median 5; IQR 3-8). Among 386 participants who reported past quit attempts, 69.9% (n=270) had used at least one cessation aid to assist quitting. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) was most commonly stated (222, 57.5%), although the majority had used NRT for <4 weeks. Hypnotherapy was the most common (68, 17.6%) non-pharmacological treatment. Over 80% (n=311) experienced withdrawal symptoms; craving and irritability were commonly reported. Most participants (351, 58.5%) believed medications, especially NRT (322, 53.7%), would assist them to quit in the future. History of previous smoking cessation medication use was the only independent predictor of interest in using medications for a future quit attempt. Conclusions: The majority of smokers had attempted quitting in the previous 12 months; NRT was a popular cessation treatment, although it was not used as recommended by most. This suggests a need for assistance in the selection and optimal use of cessation aids for hospitalised smokers. Trial registration number: Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry: ACTRN12612000368831.

DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006959
2015 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wiggers J, Kypri K, Bonevski B, McElduff P, et al., 'Targeting multiple health risk behaviours among vocational education students using electronic feedback and online and telephone support: protocol for a cluster randomised trial', BMC PUBLIC HEALTH, 15 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s12889-015-1898-8
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Kypros Kypri, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan, Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis, Marita Lynagh, Luke Wolfenden
2015 Thomas D, Abramson MJ, Bonevski B, Taylor S, Poole SG, Weeks GR, et al., 'Quitting experiences and preferences for a future quit attempt: a study among inpatient smokers', BMJ OPEN, 5 (2015)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006959
2014 Hoekzema L, Werumeus Buning A, Bonevski B, Wolke L, Wong S, Drinkwater P, et al., 'Smoking rates and smoking cessation preferences of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics of two large Australian maternity hospitals', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54 53-58 (2014)
DOI 10.1111/ajo.12148
Citations Scopus - 3
2014 Hoekzema L, Werumeus Buning A, Bonevski B, Wolke L, Wong S, Drinkwater P, et al., 'Smoking rates and smoking cessation preferences of pregnant women attending antenatal clinics of two large Australian maternity hospitals', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 54 53-58 (2014) [C1]

Background Tobacco smoking is the most important preventable cause of many adverse pregnancy outcomes. Some women continue to smoke during pregnancy although the harmful effects a... [more]

Background Tobacco smoking is the most important preventable cause of many adverse pregnancy outcomes. Some women continue to smoke during pregnancy although the harmful effects are evident. Aims To characterise pregnant smokers and to understand their smoking behaviours and preferences for smoking cessation. Materials and Methods Pregnant women (=18 years) attending the antenatal clinics of two large Victorian maternity hospitals completed a prepiloted questionnaire which included items regarding socio-demographics, smoking habits and attitudes towards quitting. Results Smoking status was self-reported by 1899 participants; 125 (6.6%) were current smokers and 604 (31.8%) were ex-smokers. There were 87 (69.6%) daily smokers and 38 (30.4%) occasional smokers. Smokers mainly had medium (54; 43.2%) or heavy nicotine dependence (45; 36%). Current smokers were younger, Australian born, not living with a partner, from a lower socio-economic background, multigravida and had a smoker in their household or among friends. Although pregnant smokers were aware of the possible complications of smoking, their motivation and confidence to quit (median) on a 10-point scale were 7 and 4, respectively. The majority of smokers preferred to stop smoking gradually (74; 71.2%). The preferred methods for quitting were medications (49; 47.6%) and hypnotherapy (35; 34.0%). Patches (28; 29.5%) were the preferred dosage form, and nicotine replacement therapy (25; 28.1%) was the preferred medication. Less than half reported that their health professionals discouraged smoking during pregnancy. Conclusions Health professionals should be more proactive in identifying smokers and offering smoking cessation support in pregnancy. Multidisciplinary smoking cessation interventions for pregnant smokers are warranted. © 2013 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

DOI 10.1111/ajo.12148
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
2014 Bonevski B, Paul C, Jones A, Bisquera A, Regan T, 'Smoky homes: Gender, socioeconomic and housing disparities in second hand tobacco smoke (SHS) exposure in a large population-based Australian cohort', Preventive Medicine, 60 95-101 (2014)
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.12.024
Co-authors Timothy Regan, Chris Paul
2014 Bonevski B, Paul C, Jones A, Bisquera A, Regan T, 'Smoky homes: Gender, socioeconomic and housing disparities in second hand tobacco smoke (SHS) exposure in a large population-based Australian cohort', Preventive Medicine, 60 95-101 (2014) [C1]

Objective: Although research suggests that socioeconomic status (SES) will be related to housing type with regard to second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure, there has been no comprehens... [more]

Objective: Although research suggests that socioeconomic status (SES) will be related to housing type with regard to second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure, there has been no comprehensive examination of these relationships. This study aimed to explore associations between SHS exposure a) at home and b) at other places, and a number of SES, housing, and health factors. Method: Data were drawn from the 45 and Up Study, a large cohort study with 266,848 adults in New South Wales, Australia, of which 160,824 participants aged 45-65. years were included in this study. Associations between socio-demographic characteristics, smoking status, housing-type, SES, and exposure to SHS were explored initially using Chi-square tests. Ordinal logistic models were created with increasing exposure to SHS at home and at other places. Results: When measuring SHS exposure at home, being female (odds ratio (OR) = 1.2, 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.2, 1.3); being of lower age (45-49. years vs 60-64. years, OR = 1.4, 95%CI = 1.3, 1.5), being a current smoker of over 20 cigarettes per day (vs never smoked, OR = 10.2, 95%CI = 9.4,11); living in other types of dwelling compared to living at home (OR = 1.3, 95%CI = 1.1, 1.4), living with a partner (vs being single OR = 2.3, 95%CI = 2.1, 2.5), and low SES measures were associated with increased exposure. Increasing SHS exposure at other places was also related to low SES measures, however unlike SHS exposure at home, SHS exposure at other places was associated with being male (OR = 1.5, 95%CI = 1.5, 1.6); and greater paid hours of work (OR = 1.3, 95%CI = 1.2, 1.3). Conclusion: Improved monitoring of SHS exposure in high risk environments is required. Tailoring SHS messages to environments may also be required, for example to women living in units, apartments and mobile homes and males in lower income workplaces. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2013.12.024
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Timothy Regan, Chris Paul
2014 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Doran C, Paul C, D'Este C, Siahpush M, 'Paying the price: A cross-sectional survey of Australian socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers' responses to hypothetical cigarette price rises', Drug and Alcohol Review, 33 177-185 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/dar.12103
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Chris Paul, Catherine Deste
2014 Bonevski B, 'System-centred tobacco management: From 'whole-person' to 'whole-system' change', Drug and Alcohol Review, 33 99-101 (2014) [C3]

Patient-centred tobacco management is a pragmatic approach for helping smokers achieve their goals in terms of either cessation or harm reduction. However, the success of the appr... [more]

Patient-centred tobacco management is a pragmatic approach for helping smokers achieve their goals in terms of either cessation or harm reduction. However, the success of the approach is dependent on clinicians embracing and delivering it as intended. There are a number of structural and systemic organisational barriers which are limiting clinician-delivered patient-centred tobacco dependence. In response, 'whole system' approaches which help support clinicians in the delivery of patient-centred tobacco management are required. Health system changes to support clinicians and facilitate the delivery of patient-centred tobacco management are worth further investigation, particularly in settings where tobacco smoking rates are high. © 2013 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12086
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Bonevski B, 'System-centred tobacco management: From 'whole-person' to 'whole-system' change', Drug and Alcohol Review, 33 99-101 (2014)
DOI 10.1111/dar.12086
2014 Bonevski B, Regan T, Paul C, Baker AL, Bisquera A, 'Associations between alcohol, smoking, socioeconomic status and comorbidities: Evidence from the 45 and Up Study', Drug and Alcohol Review, 33 169-176 (2014) [C1]

Introduction and Aims.: Understanding how tobacco, alcohol and mental health are related is important for developing population-level policies and individual-level treatments that... [more]

Introduction and Aims.: Understanding how tobacco, alcohol and mental health are related is important for developing population-level policies and individual-level treatments that target comorbidities. The current study aimed to examine sociodemographic characteristics and mental health comorbidities associated with the odds of using tobacco and harmful levels of alcohol concurrently. Design and Methods.: Data were drawn from the 45 and Up Study, a large cohort study with 267153 adults aged 45 years and over in New South Wales, Australia. Participants completed a survey assessing alcohol, smoking, psychological distress, treatment for depression and anxiety, and a range of socioeconomic status indicators. Univariate analyses and three multiple-logistic regression models were used to determine associations with (i) tobacco but not alcohol use; (ii) alcohol but not tobacco use; and (iii) concurrent tobacco and risky levels of alcohol use. Results.: Being female, younger, lower individual and area-level socioeconomic status (SES) and depression and psychological distress were associated with tobacco use alone. Factors associated with alcohol use alone were older age, male gender, higher SES, and lower psychological distress and no recent depression treatment. Factors associated with concurrent risky alcohol consumption and tobacco use included being 45-64, being male, less education, earning <$30000, being employed, and living in lower-SES areas, treatment for depression, and high distress on the Kessler-10. Discussion and Conclusions.: Results suggest strong links between SES, treatment for depression, psychological distress, and concurrent tobacco and alcohol use. This has implications for public health policies and clinical treatment for tobacco and alcohol use, suggesting greater emphasis on addressing multiple health and social concerns. © 2013 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12104
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Timothy Regan, Chris Paul
2014 Neptune D, Bonevski B, Enninghorst N, Balogh ZJ, 'The prevalence of smoking and interest in quitting among surgical patients with acute extremity fractures', Drug and Alcohol Review, (2014) [C1]

Introduction and Aims: We studied the prevalence of smoking, the effect of hospital stay on motivation to quit and the exposure to smoking cessation advice in orthopaedic patients... [more]

Introduction and Aims: We studied the prevalence of smoking, the effect of hospital stay on motivation to quit and the exposure to smoking cessation advice in orthopaedic patients who required surgical intervention for acute extremity fractures. Design and Methods: This cross-sectional study involved a self-administered pen-and-paper survey assessing smoking status, interest and motivation to quit smoking, and current advice to quit among a consecutive cohort of patients aged 18-65 years old with acute extremity fractures. These patients were admitted to the John Hunter Hospital Level 1 trauma facility in New South Wales, Australia, for surgical intervention over a three month period. Results: A total of 183 patients (response rate 98%) completed the survey. Sixty-eight patients (37.2%) reported a current smoking habit. The prevalence of smoking was 42.2% among males and 25.5% among females. A total of 40% of smokers reported that they had not received advice to quit from medical staff during hospital admission. Prior to admission, 12.1% of smokers were interested in smoking cessation; this percentage increased to 26.8% post-admission. Discussion and Conclusions: The prevalence of smoking among surgical patients with extremity fractures was found to be more than twice the prevalence of the population of New South Wales. Hospital admission had a positive impact on the patient's interest in smoking cessation. Our study suggests that the identification of orthopaedic patients who smoke is suboptimal, and the opportunity to encourage smoking cessation during hospital admission is currently being overlooked. © 2014 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12170
Co-authors Zsolt Balogh
2014 Courtney RJ, Bradford D, Martire KA, Bonevski B, Borland R, Doran C, et al., 'A randomized clinical trial of a financial education intervention with nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for low socio-economic status Australian smokers: a study protocol', ADDICTION, 109 1602-1611 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/add.12669
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2014 Passey M, Bonevski B, 'The importance of tobacco research focusing on marginalized groups', Addiction, 109 1049-1051 (2014)
DOI 10.1111/add.12548
2014 Passey M, Bonevski B, 'The importance of tobacco research focusing on marginalized groups', Addiction, 109 1049-1051 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/add.12548
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the 'Goose' on the Menu: Response to Commentaries on Financial Incentives in Health Behaviour Change', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 21 206-209 (2014)
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9342-x
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the 'Goose' on the Menu: Response to Commentaries on Financial Incentives in Health Behaviour Change', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 21 206-209 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9342-x
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2014 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Paul C, Durkin S, D'Este C, 'Socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers' ratings of plain and branded cigarette packaging: an experimental study', BMJ OPEN, 4 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004078
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Chris Paul, Catherine Deste
2014 Vuong K, Trevena L, Bonevski B, Armstrong BK, 'Feasibility of a GP delivered skin cancer prevention intervention in Australia', BMC Family Practice, 15 (2014) [C1]

Background: Despite years of public education, sun-related behaviours are difficult to change and a recent survey showed low levels of sun protection. In this study we evaluated t... [more]

Background: Despite years of public education, sun-related behaviours are difficult to change and a recent survey showed low levels of sun protection. In this study we evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of an opportunistic skin cancer prevention intervention in general practice. Methods. We used a controlled pre-and-post intervention design. Participants (n = 100) were recruited sequentially from patients attending two general practices in Sydney, Australia, from November to December 2010. Participants in the intervention practice (n = 50) received general practitioner delivered sun protection advice after completing a skin cancer risk assessment tool, and a sun protection pamphlet, in addition to routine care, at a single attendance. The skin cancer risk assessment tool provided three levels of risk. The general practitioner (GP) reinforced the level of risk and discussed sun protection. Participants in the control practice (n = 50) received routine care. We measured feasibility by patients' and GPs' participation in the intervention and time taken, and acceptability by intervention participants and GPs ratings of the intervention. We measured reported sun-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviour between the two groups at 1 and 13 months. Results: The intervention was found to be feasible within existing primary care team arrangements. Participation at baseline was 81% (108/134), and repeated participation was 88% (88/100) at 1 month and 70% (70/100) at 13 months. Participants and practitioners found the intervention acceptable. At 1 month, sun-related knowledge had increased in both patient groups, with a greater increase in the intervention group (adjusted mean difference 0.48, p = 0.034). There were no differences between groups in sun-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviour at 13 months. Conclusions: A brief opportunistic skin cancer prevention intervention in general practice is feasible and acceptable. Further research in this setting with a more intensive intervention would be justified.

DOI 10.1186/1471-2296-15-137
Citations Scopus - 1
2014 Bonevski B, Randell M, Paul C, Chapman K, Twyman L, Bryant J, et al., 'Reaching the hard-to-reach: A systematic review of strategies for improving health and medical research with socially disadvantaged groups', BMC Medical Research Methodology, 14 (2014) [C1]

Background: This study aims to review the literature regarding the barriers to sampling, recruitment, participation, and retention of members of socioeconomically disadvantaged gr... [more]

Background: This study aims to review the literature regarding the barriers to sampling, recruitment, participation, and retention of members of socioeconomically disadvantaged groups in health research and strategies for increasing the amount of health research conducted with socially disadvantaged groups. Methods. A systematic review with narrative synthesis was conducted. Searches of electronic databases Medline, PsychInfo, EMBASE, Social Science Index via Web of Knowledge and CINHAL were conducted for English language articles published up to May 2013. Qualitative and quantitative studies as well as literature reviews were included. Articles were included if they reported attempts to increase disadvantaged group participation in research, or the barriers to research with disadvantaged groups. Groups of interest were those described as socially, culturally or financially disadvantaged compared to the majority of society. Eligible articles were categorised according to five phases of research: 1) sampling, 2) recruitment and gaining consent, 3) data collection and measurement, 4) intervention delivery and uptake, and 5) retention and attrition. Results: In total, 116 papers from 115 studies met inclusion criteria and 31 previous literature reviews were included. A comprehensive summation of the major barriers to working with various disadvantaged groups is provided, along with proposed strategies for addressing each of the identified types of barriers. Most studies of strategies to address the barriers were of a descriptive nature and only nine studies reported the results of randomised trials. Conclusions: To tackle the challenges of research with socially disadvantaged groups, and increase their representation in health and medical research, researchers and research institutions need to acknowledge extended timeframes, plan for higher resourcing costs and operate via community partnerships. © 2014 Bonevski et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.

DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-14-42
Citations Scopus - 8
Co-authors Chris Paul
2014 Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Bryant J, 'Perceived barriers to smoking cessation in selected vulnerable groups: A systematic review of the qualitative and quantitative literature', BMJ Open, 4 1-15 (2014) [C1]

Objectives: To identify barriers that are common and unique to six selected vulnerable groups: low socioeconomic status; Indigenous; mental illness and substance abuse; homeless; ... [more]

Objectives: To identify barriers that are common and unique to six selected vulnerable groups: low socioeconomic status; Indigenous; mental illness and substance abuse; homeless; prisoners; and at-risk youth. Design: A systematic review was carried out to identify the perceived barriers to smoking cessation within six vulnerable groups. Data sources: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL and PsycInfo were searched using keywords and MeSH terms from each database's inception published prior to March 2014. Study selection: Studies that provided either qualitative or quantitative (ie, longitudinal, crosssectional or cohort surveys) descriptions of selfreported perceived barriers to quitting smoking in one of the six aforementioned vulnerable groups were included. Data extraction: Two authors independently assessed studies for inclusion and extracted data. Results: 65 eligible papers were identified: 24 with low socioeconomic groups, 16 with Indigenous groups, 18 involving people with a mental illness, 3 with homeless groups, 2 involving prisoners and 1 involving at-risk youth. One study identified was carried out with participants who were homeless and addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs. Barriers common to all vulnerable groups included: smoking for stress management, lack of support from health and other service providers, and the high prevalence and acceptability of smoking in vulnerable communities. Unique barriers were identified for people with a mental illness (eg, maintenance of mental health), Indigenous groups (eg, cultural and historical norms), prisoners (eg, living conditions), people who are homeless (eg, competing priorities) and at-risk youth (eg, high accessibility of tobacco). Conclusions: Vulnerable groups experience common barriers to smoking cessation, in addition to barriers that are unique to specific vulnerable groups. Individual-level, community-level and social networklevel interventions are priority areas for future smoking cessation interventions within vulnerable groups

DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006414
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Chris Paul
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the ¿goose¿ on the menu: response to commentaries on financial incentives in health behaviour change.', Int J Behav Med, 21 206-209 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9313-2
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Marita Lynagh
2014 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'Keeping the ¿goose¿ on the menu: response to commentaries on financial incentives in health behaviour change.', Int J Behav Med, 21 206-209 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-013-9313-2
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Paul CL, Turon H, Bonevski B, Bryant J, McElduff P, 'A cross-sectional survey of experts' opinions about the relative effectiveness of tobacco control strategies for the general population versus disadvantaged groups: What do we choose in the absence of evidence?', BMC Public Health, 13 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-1144
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Chris Paul, Patrick Mcelduff
2013 Bonevski B, O'Brien J, Frost S, Yiow L, Oakes W, Barker D, 'Novel setting for addressing tobacco-related disparities: a survey of community welfare organization smoking policies, practices and attitudes', HEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH, 28 46-57 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cys077
Citations Scopus - 1
2013 Bonevski B, Guillaumier A, Paul C, Walsh R, 'The vocational education setting for health promotion: A survey of students' health risk behaviours and preferences for help', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 24 185-191 (2013) [C1]

Background Adolescence and young adulthood is a time of risky health behaviour initiation and experimentation. Smoking, risky drinking, poor nutrition and physical activity, and a... [more]

Background Adolescence and young adulthood is a time of risky health behaviour initiation and experimentation. Smoking, risky drinking, poor nutrition and physical activity, and a lack of sun protection behaviour, often become established in early adulthood. Levels of health risk behaviours occurring amongst tertiary education and training students and their preferences for types of on-campus health promotion programs were examined. Method A cross-sectional pen-and-paper classroom survey was conducted at one Sydney-based TAFE New South Wales Institute campus in May 2010. The survey assessed demographics, smoking, alcohol use, sun protection, nutrition, physical activity and health promotion program preferences. Results: Two hundred and twenty-four students participated (97% consent); the majority were aged 16-24 years (59%) and female (51%). Current smoking (35%), risky drinking (49%) and inadequate physical activity (88%) rates were high. Adequate vegetable intake (3.6%) and sun protection behaviours (5.4%) were low and 33% of students were overweight or obese. Popular health promotion programs included food and activity subsidies, practical skills classes and social outings. Conclusion Participation in health risk behaviours among this sample was high. The setting of tertiary education and workplace training represents an opportunity for early intervention into risky health behaviours among young people. So what? This study is the first to provide information on the prevalence of health risk behaviours and preferences for types of health promoting programs among students of an Australian community college. The results show that young adults regularly participate in multiple health risk behaviours, such as smoking, drinking, poor nutrition, physical activity and lack of sun protection. © 2013 Australian Health Promotion Association.

DOI 10.1071/HE13047
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Chris Paul
2013 Girgis A, Lambert SD, McElduff P, Bonevski B, Lecathelinais C, Boyes A, Stacey F, 'Some things change, some things stay the same: a longitudinal analysis of cancer caregivers' unmet supportive care needs', PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 22 1557-1564 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pon.3166
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Allison Boyes, Patrick Mcelduff
2013 Lynagh MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, 'What's Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander. Guiding Principles for the Use of Financial Incentives in Health Behaviour Change', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE, 20 114-120 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12529-011-9202-5
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2013 Bryant J, Bonevski B, Paul CL, Lecathelinais CL, 'A cross-sectional survey of health risk behaviour clusters among a sample of socially disadvantaged Australian welfare recipients', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37 118-123 (2013) [C1]

Objective: To examine the prevalence and clustering of six health risk behaviours (smoking, alcohol, inadequate sun protection, physical inactivity, and inadequate fruit and veget... [more]

Objective: To examine the prevalence and clustering of six health risk behaviours (smoking, alcohol, inadequate sun protection, physical inactivity, and inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption) among severely disadvantaged individuals. Methods: A cross-sectional touch screen computer survey was conducted with 383 clients attending a social and community welfare organisation in New South Wales. Participants were assessed on smoking status, alcohol consumption, fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, sun protection and socio-demographic characteristics. Descriptive statistics, factor analysis and logistic regression were used to assess the prevalence, clustering and socio-demographic predictors of health risk behaviours. Results: Ninety-eight per cent of the participants reported inadequate vegetable consumption, 62.7% reported inadequate fruit consumption, 82.5% reported inadequate sun protection, 61.7% smoked tobacco, 51.4% consumed alcohol at risky levels and 36.5% were insufficiently active. Most participants (87%) reported three or more risk behaviours. Male participants, younger participants and those with lower education were more likely to smoke tobacco and consume alcohol. Conclusions: The prevalence of health risk behaviours among a sample of typically hard-to-reach, severely disadvantaged individuals is extremely high. Implications: Future intervention development should take into account the likelihood of health risk clustering among severely disadvantaged groups. © 2013 The Authors.

DOI 10.1111/1753-6405.12028
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Chris Paul
2013 Thomas D, Abramson MJ, Bonevski B, Taylor S, Poole S, Weeks GR, et al., 'A pharmacist-led system-change smoking cessation intervention for smokers admitted to Australian public hospitals (GIVE UP FOR GOOD): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', TRIALS, 14 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-14-148
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2013 Bonevski B, Bryant J, Lambert S, Brozek I, Rock V, 'The ABC of Vitamin D: A Qualitative Study of the Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Vitamin D Deficiency amongst Selected Population Groups', NUTRIENTS, 5 915-927 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/nu5030915
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2012 Bonevski B, Girgis A, Magin PJ, Horton GL, Brozek I, Armstrong B, 'Prescribing sunshine: A cross-sectional survey of 500 Australian general practitioners' practices and attitudes about vitamin D', International Journal of Cancer, 130 2138-2145 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Graeme Horton, Parker Magin
2012 Bonevski B, Bryant JL, Lynagh MC, Paul CL, 'Money as motivation to quit: A survey of a non-random Australian sample of socially disadvantaged smokers' views of the acceptability of cash incentives', Preventive Medicine, 55 122-126 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Chris Paul
2012 Guillaumier AM, Bonevski B, Paul CL, 'Anti-tobacco mass media and socially disadvantaged groups: A systematic and methodological review', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 698-708 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Chris Paul
2012 Bonevski B, Baker AL, Twyman LH, Paul CL, Bryant JL, 'Addressing smoking and other health risk behaviours using a novel telephone-delivered intervention for homeless people: A proof-of-concept study', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 709-713 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Chris Paul, Amanda Baker
2012 Paul CL, Bonevski B, Turon HE, Bryant JL, 'The balancing act: Experts' opinions about the relative resourcing of tobacco control efforts for the general population versus disadvantaged populations', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 602-607 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Chris Paul
2012 O'Brien J, Bonevski B, Salmon A, Oakes W, Goodger B, Soewido D, 'An evaluation of a pilot capacity building initiative for smoking cessation in social and community services: The Smoking Care project', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 685-692 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2012 Kelly PJ, Baker AL, Deane FP, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Bonevski B, Tregarthen J, 'Prevalence of smoking and other health risk factors in people attending residential substance abuse treatment', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 638-644 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Amanda Baker, F Kaylambkin
2012 Bonevski B, Baker AL, 'Tobacco smoking as a social justice issue: Advances in research', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 599-601 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Amanda Baker
2012 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, Hull P, O'Brien J, 'Implementing a smoking cessation program in social and community service organisations: A feasibility and acceptability trial', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 678-684 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Chris Paul
2012 Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Symonds IM, Scott A, Hall AE, Oldmeadow CJ, 'An RCT protocol of varying financial incentive amounts for smoking cessation among pregnant women', BMC Public Health, 12 1032 (2012) [C3]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Alix Hall, Ian Symonds, Christopher Oldmeadow
2012 Lambert SD, Harrison JD, Smith E, Bonevski B, Carey ML, Lawsin C, et al., 'The unmet needs of partners and caregivers of adults diagnosed with cancer: A systematic review', BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 2 224-230 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9
Co-authors Chris Paul, Mariko Carey
2011 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, Lecathelinais LC, 'Assessing smoking status in disadvantaged populations: Is computer administered self report an accurate and acceptable measure?', BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11 153 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Chris Paul
2011 Bonevski B, Paul CL, D'Este CA, Sanson-Fisher RW, West R, Girgis A, et al., 'RCT of a client-centred, caseworker-delivered smoking cessation intervention for a socially disadvantaged population', BMC Public Health, 11 70 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-70
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste, Chris Paul
2011 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, O'Brien J, Oakes W, 'Developing cessation interventions for the social and community service setting: A qualitative study of barriers to quitting among disadvantaged Australian smokers', BMC Public Health, 11 493 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-493
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Chris Paul
2011 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, 'A survey of smoking prevalence and interest in quitting among social and community service organisation clients in Australia: a unique opportunity for reaching the disadvantaged', BMC Public Health, 11 827 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Chris Paul
2011 Bonevski B, Bowman JA, Richmond R, Bryant JL, Wye PM, Stockings EA, et al., 'Turning of the tide: Changing systems to address smoking for people with a mental illness', Mental Health and Substance Use, 4 116-129 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/17523281.2011.555073
Citations Scopus - 5
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2011 Bonevski B, Walsh RA, Paul CL, Smith A, 'Equity should be given high priority in population tobacco control. Letter', British Medical Journal, (2011) [C3]
Co-authors Chris Paul
2011 Bonevski B, Magin PJ, Horton GL, Foster M, Girgis A, 'Response rates in GP surveys: Trialling two recruitment strategies', Australian Family Physician, 40 427-430 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 30Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Parker Magin, Graeme Horton
2011 Bonevski B, Bryant JL, Paul CL, 'Encouraging smoking cessation among disadvantaged groups: A qualitative study of the financial aspects of cessation', Drug and Alcohol Review, 30 411-418 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2010.00248.x
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Chris Paul
2011 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, McElduff P, Attia JR, 'A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of behavioural smoking cessation interventions in selected disadvantaged groups', Addiction, 106 1568-1585 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2011.03467.x
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 25
Co-authors John Attia, Patrick Mcelduff, Chris Paul
2011 Bonevski B, Paul CL, Walsh RA, Bryant JL, Lecathelinais LC, 'Support for smoke-free vocational education settings: An exploratory survey of staff behaviours, experiences and attitudes', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 22 11-16 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Chris Paul
2011 Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Symonds IM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Paying women to quit smoking during pregnancy? Acceptability among pregnant women', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 13 1029-1036 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntr108
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Ian Symonds, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Bonevski B, Paul CL, Paras LE, Lecathelinais LC, 'Spending, shopping and saving: Ex-smokers' perceptions about material gains following quitting', Journal of Smoking Cessation, 5 77-82 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1375/jsc.5.1.77
Co-authors Chris Paul
2010 Wilson AJ, Bonevski B, Jones AL, Henry DA, 'Deconstructing cancer: What makes a good-quality news story?', Medical Journal of Australia, 193 702-706 (2010) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Amanda Wilson, Mddah01
2010 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, O'Brien J, Oakes W, 'Delivering smoking cessation support to disadvantaged groups: A qualitative study of the potential of community welfare organizations', Health Education Research, 25 979-990 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/her/cyq051
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Chris Paul
2010 Bonevski B, Campbell EM, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'The validity and reliability of an interactive computer tobacco and alcohol use survey in general practice', Addictive Behaviors, 35 492-498 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.addbeh.2009.12.030
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Paul CL, Ross S, Bryant JL, Hill W, Bonevski B, Keevy N, 'The social context of smoking: A qualitative study comparing smokers of high versus low socioeconomic position', BMC Public Health, 10 1-7 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-211
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 23
Co-authors Chris Paul
2009 Wilson AJ, Bonevski B, Jones AL, Henry D, 'Media reporting of health interventions: Signs of improvement, but major problems persist', PLoS ONE, 4 e4831 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0004831
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Amanda Wilson
2009 Kralikova E, Bonevski B, Stepankova L, Pohlova L, Mladkova N, 'Postgraduate medical education on tobacco and smoking cessation in Europe', Drug and Alcohol Review, 28 474-483 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00104.x
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2009 Bonevski B, Walsh RA, Paul CL, 'Government slow to act on public preference for total pub smoking ban', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 33 95 (2009) [C3]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2009.00347.x
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Chris Paul
2008 Bonevski B, Wilson AJ, Henry DA, 'An analysis of news media coverage of complementary and alternative medicine', PLoS ONE, 3 e2406 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0002406
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Amanda Wilson
2008 Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Walsh RA, Bonevski B, 'Is Australia headed for an epidemic of nicotine replacement therapy addicts?', Medical Journal of Australia, 189 346 (2008) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2007 Sanson-Fisher RW, Bonevski B, Green LW, D'Este CA, 'Limitations of the Randomized Controlled Trial in Evaluating Population-Based Health Interventions', American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 33 155-161 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.amepre.2007.04.007
Citations Scopus - 120Web of Science - 99
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2006 Aldrich R, Bonevski B, Wilson AJ, 'A case study on determining and responding to health managers' priorities for research to assist health service decision making', Australian Health Review, 30 435-441 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Amanda Wilson
2006 Schofield P, Carey M, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Barriers to the provision of evidence-based psychosocial care in oncology', Psycho-Oncology, 15 863-872 (2006) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/pon.1017
Citations Scopus - 40Web of Science - 32
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Mariko Carey
2005 Carey M, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher R, 'Barriers to the provision of evidence-based psychosocial care in oncology', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 57 189-189 (2005)
Co-authors Mariko Carey, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2004 Green S, Parkinson L, Bonevski B, Considine RJ, 'Community health needs assessment for health service planning: realising consumer participation in the health service setting', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 15 142-150 (2004) [C1]
Co-authors L Parkinson
2002 Bonevski B, Doran C, Bailey C, Lowe J, 'Description of an early discharge post-acute care program: length of hospital stay, patient and carer needs and cost', Australian Health Review, 25(2) 78-86 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 1
2000 Sanson-Fisher R, Girgis A, Boyes A, Bonevski B, Burton L, Cook P, 'The unmet supportive care needs of patients with cancer. Supportive Care Review Group.', Cancer, 88 226-237 (2000)

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of the perceived unmet needs of cancer patients undergoing treatment for their disease at public t... [more]

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and predictors of the perceived unmet needs of cancer patients undergoing treatment for their disease at public treatment centers. METHODS: A total of 1,492 consecutive patients attending the surgical, radiation, or medical oncology departments of 9 major public cancer treatment centers in New South Wales, Australia, were asked to participate. Of the 1,370 eligible patients, 1,354 (99%) consented to participate and 888 (65%) returned completed surveys. Eligible consenting patients were given a Supportive Care Needs Survey to complete at home and return by mail within 7 days. RESULTS: Patients' perceived needs were assessed across the following five areas: psychologic, health system and information, physical and daily living, patient care and support, and sexuality. Patients' perceived needs were highest in the psychologic, health system and information, and physical and daily living domains. Logistic regression modeling revealed subgroups of patients with different types of needs. The significant predictors of reporting some unmet need for help varied according to the domain examined. CONCLUSIONS: This statewide study shows that cancer patients experience high levels of unmet needs across the range of domains examined. The study provides information that may be valuable in identifying areas where interventions could be tested and evaluated in an attempt to address the unmet needs of people living with cancer. Copyright 2000 American Cancer Society.

Citations Scopus - 248
Co-authors Allison Boyes
2000 Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Boyes A, Bonevski B, Burton L, Cook P, et al., 'The unmet supportive care needs of patients with cancer', Cancer, 88 225-236 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 250Web of Science - 324
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Allison Boyes
2000 Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Burton L, Cook P, Boyes A, et al., 'Evaluation of an instrument to assess the needs of patients with cancer', Cancer, 88 217-225 (2000) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 222Web of Science - 195
Co-authors Allison Boyes, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Campbell EM, Curruthers A, Reid A, Ireland M, 'Randomized controlled trial of a computer strategy to increase general practitioner preventive care', Preventive Medicine, 29 478-486 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 36
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Girgis A, Bonevski B, Perkins JJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Self-reported cervical screening practices and beliefs of women from urban, rural and remote regions', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 19(2) 172-179 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1999 Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Hersey P, Paul C, Foot G, 'Assessing the perceived needs of patients attending an outpatient melanoma clinic', Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 17(3/4) 101-118 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 33Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher RW, Girgis A, Perkins JJ, 'Women's experiences of having a colposcopic examination: self-reported satisfaction with care, perceived needs and consequences', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 19(5) 462-470 (1998) [C1]
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1998 Carrick S, Bonevski B, Redman S, Simpson J, Sanson-Fisher RW, Webster F, 'Surgeons' opinions about the NHMRC clinical practice guidelines for the management of early breast cancer', Medical Journal of Australia, 169 300-305 (1998) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
1997 Bonevski B, Ireland MC, Sanson-Fisher RW, Campbell EM, 'Do general practice patients find computer health risk surveys acceptable? A comparison with pen-and-paper method.', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 7 100-106 (1997)
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Conference (26 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Bonevski B, Guillaumier A, Stirling R, Fowlie C, Walsberger S, Fry R, 'TACKLING NICOTINE TOGETHER: A PARTNERSHIP PROJECT BETWEEN RESEARCH, THE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT SECTOR AND THE CANCER COUNCIL NSW FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2014) [E3]
2014 Bonevski B, Wilson A, Dunlop A, Shakeshaft A, Tzelepis F, Walsberger S, et al., 'SMOKING CESSATION IN DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT SETTINGS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY OF STAFF AND CLIENT BARRIERS AND FACILITATORS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis, Amanda Wilson
2014 Thomas D, Abramson MJ, Bonevski B, Taylor S, Poole SG, Weeks GR, et al., 'QUITTING EXPERIENCES AND PREFERENCES OF SMOKERS ADMITTED TO AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC HOSPITALS PARTICIPATING IN A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
2014 Tzelepis F, Paul CL, Wolfenden L, Bonevski B, Wiggers J, 'PROACTIVE RECRUITMENT INTO EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS TARGETING CANCER RISK BEHAVIOURS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden, Flora Tzelepis, Chris Paul
2014 Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Bryant J, D'Este CA, West R, et al., 'OUTCOMES OF A SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION DESIGNED FOR SOCIALLY DISADVANTAGED SMOKERS: A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL (RTC)', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Christopher Oldmeadow, Chris Paul, Catherine Deste
2014 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Paul C, 'A QUALITATIVE STUDY EXPLORING AUSTRALIAN SOCIOECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED SMOKERS' RESPONSES TO INCREASING CIGARETTE PRICES', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul
2014 McCarter K, Forbes E, Baker A, Britton B, Beck A, Carter G, et al., 'PREVALENCE OF TOBACCO SMOKING IN A SAMPLE OF HEAD AND NECK CANCER PATIENTS ABOUT TO UNDERGO RADIOTHERAPY', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Patrick Mcelduff, Amanda Baker, Luke Wolfenden, Gregory Carter, Sean Halpin
2014 Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Bryant J, D'Este CA, Oldmeadow C, Palazzi K, 'WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT BARRIERS TO QUITTING SMOKING? A CROSS-SECTIONAL SURVEY OF PERCEPTIONS OF HIGHLY DISADVANTAGED SMOKERS', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul, Christopher Oldmeadow, Catherine Deste
2013 Kelly PJ, Hitsman B, Bonevski B, Baker AL, Ciecierski CC, Kang J, et al., 'MULTIPLE HEALTH RISK BEHAVIOURS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Catherine Deste, Chris Paul
2013 Twyman L, Bonevski B, Paul C, Bryant J, West R, Siahpush M, D'Este C, 'RISKY COMBINATIONS: THE PREVALENCE AND PREDICTORS OF TOBACCO AND ALCOHOL USE WITHIN A HIGHLY SOCIOECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED SAMPLE', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2013) [E3]
2013 Girgis A, Bonaventura T, Bonevski B, Hogan M, Boyes A, Proietto T, et al., 'FEASIBILITY STUDY OF AN ONCOLOGY NURSE PRACTITIONER MODEL OF CARE IN A RURAL CANCER SETTING', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Stephen Ackland, Allison Boyes
2013 Lynagh MC, Bonevski B, Sanson-Fisher R, Symonds I, Scott A, Hall A, Oldmeadow C, 'Should we pay pregnant smokers to quit? Preliminary findings of a feasibility trial.', Journal of Smoking Cessation, Sydney (2013) [E3]
DOI 10.1017/jsc.2013.26
Co-authors Ian Symonds, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Christopher Oldmeadow, Marita Lynagh, Alix Hall
2012 Johnson G, Buning AW, Hoekzema L, Stewart K, Bonevski B, Wong S, et al., 'Smoking cessation in pregnant women: A potential role of pharmacists', Final Program and Abstract Book. National Medicines Symposium 2012, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012 Bonevski B, Bowman J, Kelly P, West R, 'SYMPOSIUM - SMOKING CESSATION AND DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE TREATMENT: AN OVERVIEW OF OPPORTUNITIES', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2012 Bonevski B, Shakeshaft A, Paul C, Tzelepis F, Bryant J, Salmon A, Hull P, 'PRESENTATION 2-ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE INTERVENTIONS TO ENHANCE SMOKING CESSATION TREATMENT PROVISION IN THE DRUG AND ALCOHOL TREATMENT SETTING', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Flora Tzelepis
2012 Kelly PJ, Baker AL, Deane FP, Townsend C, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Bonevski B, Hull P, 'PRESENTATION 3-HEALTHY RECOVERY: CHANGES IN SMOKING AND SMOKING RELATED BEHAVIOURS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2012) [E3]
Co-authors F Kaylambkin
2012 Bonevski B, Shakeshaft A, Paul CL, Tzelepis F, Bryant JL, Salmon A, Hull P, 'Organisational change interventions to enhance smoking cessation treatment provision in the drug and alcohol treatment setting', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul, Flora Tzelepis
2012 Kelly PJ, Baker AL, Deane FP, Townsend C, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Bonevski B, Hull P, 'Healthy recovery: Changes in smoking and smoking related behaviours', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, F Kaylambkin
2011 Paras LE, Morgan PJ, Lynagh MC, James EL, Bonevski B, 'A family focused community-based RCT to increase physical activity levels in children and their parents: Rationale and intervention description of the FamilyFIT study', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Erica James, Philip Morgan, Marita Lynagh
2010 Paras LE, Morgan PJ, Lynagh MC, James EL, Bonevski B, 'Rationale and intervention description of the familyFIT study: A family-focused community-based RCT, to increase physical activity levels in children and their parents', Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Philip Morgan, Marita Lynagh, Erica James
2010 Bonevski B, Bryant JL, Paul CL, O'Brien J, 'Addressing social inequalities in smoking by partnering with community social services: The Tackling Tobacco Research Project', 12th Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe Programme, Bath, UK (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul
2010 Bryant JL, Bonevski B, Paul CL, O'Brien J, Oakes W, 'The potential of community service organisations for delivering smoking cessation support to disadvantaged smokers', 12th Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe Programme, Bath, UK (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul
2010 Paul CL, Bonevski B, Bryant JL, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'Approaches to tobacco control and population effects: how good is the evidence that standard approaches are equitable', 12th Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe Programme, Bath, UK (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Chris Paul, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Lynagh M, Symonds I, Sanson-Fisher R, Bonevski B, 'THE ACCEPTABILITY OF PERSONAL FINANCIAL INCENTIVES(PFI) FOR REDUCING ANTENATAL SMOKING', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Marita Lynagh, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Ian Symonds
2000 Sanson-Fisher R, Girgis A, Boyes A, Bonevski B, Burton L, Cook P, 'The unmet supportive care needs of patients with cancer', CANCER, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (2000)
DOI 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0142(20000101)88:1<226::AID-CNCR30>3.0.CO;2-P
Citations Web of Science - 323
1993 BONEVSKI B, HUNTER M, FULHAM WR, 'FRONTAL COGNITIVE ERP COMPONENTS AND OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER', BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY (1993)
DOI 10.1016/0301-0511(93)90058-G
Co-authors Mick Hunter
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 37
Total funding $7,843,089

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20148 grants / $1,427,089

Review of Airway Dysfunction and Interdisciplinary Community-based Care in Adult Long-term Smokers (RADICALS)$464,591

Review of Airway Dysfunction and Interdisciplinary Community-based Care in Adult Long-term Smokers (RADICALS)

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Reducing the burden of disease and inequity related to preventable health risk behaviours$447,840

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
Scheme Career Development Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300207
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Evaluation of a tailored online hospital and post-discharge smoking cessation program for orthopaedic trauma surgery patients$364,658

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Professor Zsolt Balogh, Professor Amanda Baker, Professor Ian Harris, Professor John Attia, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran, Dr Johnson George, Doctor Luke Wolfenden
Scheme Partnership Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300686
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

HosQuit Pilot Study$100,000

Funding body: St Vincent's Hospital Sydney

Funding body St Vincent's Hospital Sydney
Project Team
Scheme Pilot Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Local
Category 2OPL
UON Y

Prevent 2nd Stroke: The development and pilot testing of an online lifestyle behaviours program for stroke and TIA survivors$20,000

Funding body: National Stroke Foundation

Funding body National Stroke Foundation
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Dr Alyna Turner, Professor Amanda Baker, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi, Conjoint Associate Professor Michael Pollack, Mr Timothy Regan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301114
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Exploration of the knowledge, attitudes and practices of clinicians in providing behaviour change counselling and prescribing NRT for women who smoke in pregnancy. $15,000

Funding body: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Funding body Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Project Team Doctor Gillian Gould, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Kerrianne Watt, Dr Marilyn Clarke
Scheme Chris Silagy Research Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400666
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Exploration of Aboriginal pregnant women’s attitudes and experiences of behavioural counselling and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) using a qualitative narrative inquiry.$10,000

Funding body: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Funding body Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
Project Team Doctor Gillian Gould, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Professor Yvonne Cadet-James, Dr Marilyn Clarke
Scheme Family Medical Care, Education and Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400664
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Smoke-Free Recovery$5,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1500002
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20132 grants / $1,136,042

Cost-effectiveness of a systems change intervention for smoking cessation in drug and alcohol treatment centres$1,060,523

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Professor Michael Farrell, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Dr Allison Salmon, Professor John Strang
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200208
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Cost-effectiveness of a systems change intervention for smoking cessation in drug and alcohol treatment centres$75,519

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Anthony Shakeshaft, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Doctor Flora Tzelepis, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Dr Peter Kelly
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300120
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20123 grants / $1,924,603

RCT of financial counselling and NRT for low income smokers$1,900,000

RCT of financial counselling and NRT for low income smokers

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Which anti-smoking media campaign best predicts perceived effectiveness among socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers? An experimental study$23,548

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Miss Ashlee Smith, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101150
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Australian Professional Society on Drugs and Alcohol, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 18 - 21 November 2012$1,055

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200979
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20117 grants / $1,566,213

Reducing tobacco-related inequalities using community-based behavioural research$590,399

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
Scheme Career Development Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000798
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Chronic Care Service Enhancements Program: Evaluation Project$571,103

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding body NSW Health
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Mariko Carey, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este, Associate Professor John Hall, Conjoint Professor Christopher Doran
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100894
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

RCT of a pharmacist-led smoking cessation intervention for hospital patients$189,000

RCT of a pharmacist-led smoking cessation intervention for hospital patients

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Linkage
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Not Known
Category UNKN
UON Y

Randomised controlled trial of a personal financial incentive (PFI) intervention to reduce antenatal smoking in women receiving public antenatal care$129,000

Funding body: National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding body National Heart Foundation of Australia
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Associate Professor Marita Lynagh, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Professor Ian Symonds, Professor Robert Carter, Professor Anthony Scott
Scheme Grant-In-Aid
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000355
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Development of a web-based CME program on 'Sun and Vitamin D' for general practitioners$49,947

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis
Scheme Research Innovation Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000833
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Sun Protection attitudes and behaviours among first generation Australians with Skin Type lV$36,108

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Doctor Jamie Bryant, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100775
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Oceania Tobacco Control Conference, Brisbane Convention Conference, 17 - 20 October 2011$656

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100873
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20105 grants / $1,039,314

Feasibility study of an oncology nurse practitioner model of care at improving outcomes in a rural cancer setting$557,634

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Associate Professor Anthony Proietto, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Doctor Allison Boyes, Conjoint Professor Stephen Ackland, Doctor Anthony Bonaventura, Mr Douglas Bellamy
Scheme Translational Health Service Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190563
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

RCT of a client-centred, caseworker-delivered smoking cessation intervention for a socially disadvantaged population$423,200

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Conjoint Professor Cate d'Este
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190197
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

A qualitative study assessing the factors associated with consumer's understanding of the vitamin D message and sun exposure across select indoor settings$35,865

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Jamie Bryant, Doctor Sylvie Lambert
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000948
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Smoking Care Evaluation$21,717

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
Scheme Tobacco Control Unit Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000691
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Behavioral Research in Cancer Control, Freemantle WA, 7 - 9 April 2010$898

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000235
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20092 grants / $322,666

Tackling Tobacco: An exploration of methods to reduce smoking in socially disadvantaged populations$55,305

Funding body: Cancer Institute NSW

Funding body Cancer Institute NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Christine Paul
Scheme Research Scholars Award
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189540
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20084 grants / $129,090

Action research for tackling tobacco in community based social services$75,988

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Christine Paul, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189214
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

GPs and Vitamin D deficiency: A survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices$24,615

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis, Doctor Benjamin Ewald, Conjoint Professor Bruce Armstrong
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189349
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Developing an effective UV Alert: A qualitative study$20,000

Funding body: Cancer Council NSW

Funding body Cancer Council NSW
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Professor Afaf Girgis
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189387
Type Of Funding Donation - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFD
UON Y

Tackling tobacco in community based social services: a pilot study$8,487

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Christine Paul
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189056
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20071 grants / $8,702

The quality of health news reports about complementary and alternative medicine in Australian lay media$8,702

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Alison Jones, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Professor David Henry, Doctor Amanda Wilson
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187836
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $2

Tender for the Provision of Technical Writers and/or Editors of NHMRC and Medical Research Council/Health Advisory Committee Reports.$2

Funding body: Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care

Funding body Commonwealth Department of Health & Aged Care
Project Team Mrs A Wilson, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Conjoint Associate Professor Rosemary Aldrich
Scheme Consultancy/Tender
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0180847
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

19982 grants / $111,834

A randomised controlled trial of a skin cancer prevention education program for general practitioners$60,626

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0178393
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Preparing patients for a potentially threatening investigation: a comparison of strategies$51,208

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Associate Professor Anthony Smith
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177151
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19971 grants / $8,570

Exploration of strategies to increase preventive care in General Practice.$8,570

Funding body: World Health Organisation

Funding body World Health Organisation
Project Team Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0179021
Type Of Funding International - Non Competitive
Category 3IFB
UON Y

19961 grants / $168,964

Randomised control trial of a paediatric asthma care disemination program for general practitioners.$168,964

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Richard Henry, Doctor Malcolm Ireland, Associate Professor Billie Bonevski, Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175565
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed4
Current5

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.8

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD Tackling Nicotine Together: An Organisational Change Intervention for Smoking Cessation in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centres
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Smoke-Free Recovery: Smoking Cessation for Hospitalised Patients
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 Masters Smoking prevalence amongst hospitalised pregnant women
Public Health Not Elswr Classi, Monash University
Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Smoking Cessation and Social Disadvantage: Psychological and Social Factors and Their Influence on Quitting Attempts and Success
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Systems change smoking cessation interventions for hospitals
Behavioural Science, Monash University
Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 PhD An Exploration of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Smokers' Responses to Three Tobacco Control Strategies
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Tackling Tobacco: An Exploration of Social and Community Service Organisations as a way of Reaching the Socially Disadvantaged for Smoking Cessation
Behavioural Science, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Assessing the Quality of Health News Stories in the Australian Media Using the Media Doctor Website
Public Health, Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2010 PhD Assessing the Quality of Health News Stories in the Australian Media Using the Media Doctor Website
Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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News

Ashleigh Guillaumier

Plain cigarette packs impact ‘taste’

July 15, 2014

Long-term smokers involved in a study published by UON health researchers believed that the quality of their cigarettes had deteriorated following the implementation of plain packaging.

Billie Bonevski

Second-hand smoke

January 14, 2014

A study of cigarette smoke exposure in multi-unit housing by HMRI Public Health researcher Associate Professor Billie Bonevski has been instrumental in achieving proposed NSW Strata by-law reforms banning smoking in common areas.

Associate Professor Billie Bonevski

Position

NHMRC Career Development Fellow
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Contact Details

Email billie.bonevski@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 40335710

Office

Room 5014
Building Level 5, McAuley Centre, Calvary Mater
Location Calvary Mater

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