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Biography

Catherine Chojenta is a Research Fellow at the Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle. She has a background in Psychology, and has been working in public health for the last 11 years. She has had experience in both longitudinal and linked data analysis. Her research interests include women's health with a focus on perinatal mental health and the long and short term impact of adverse reproductive events.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Gender and Health), University of Newcastle, 19/08/2013
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours, University of Newcastle, 19/04/2004

Research

Research keywords

  • Longitudinal Research
  • Mixed Methods
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Women's Health

Research expertise

My main areas of research are women's health and mental health.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111700Public Health And Health Services75
170105Gender Psychology25

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Longitudinal Research
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Women's Health
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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Byles JE, Powers JR, Chojenta CL, Warner-Smith PA, 'Older women in Australia: ageing in urban, rural and remote environments', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 25 151-157 (2006) [C1]
2005Adamson LR, Chojenta CL, Lee C, 'Telephone contact of existing participants in longitudinal surveys (Letter)', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 29 188-189 (2005) [C3]

Publications

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Journal article (15 outputs)

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2014Byles J, Leigh L, Chojenta C, Loxton D, 'Adherence to recommended health checks by women in mid-life: data from a prospective study of women across Australia', AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 38 39-43 (2014) [C1]
2014Chojenta C, Harris S, Reilly N, Forder P, Austin MP, Loxton D, 'History of pregnancy loss increases the risk of mental health problems in subsequent pregnancies but not in the postpartum.', PLoS One, 9 e95038 (2014)
2013Hure AJ, Powers JR, Chojenta CL, Byles JE, Loxton D, 'Poor Adherence to National and International Breastfeeding Duration Targets in an Australian Longitudinal Cohort', PLOS ONE, 8 (2013) [C1]
2013Rich JL, Chojenta C, Loxton D, 'Quality, Rigour and Usefulness of Free-Text Comments Collected by a Large Population Based Longitudinal Study - ALSWH', PLOS ONE, 8 (2013) [C1]
2013Loxton D, Chojenta C, Anderson AE, Powers JR, Shakeshaft A, Burns L, 'Acquisition and Utilization of Information About Alcohol Use in Pregnancy Among Australian Pregnant Women and Service Providers', Journal of Midwifery & Women┬┐s Health, 58 523-530 (2013) [C1]
2013Powers JR, Loxton DJ, O'Mara AT, Chojenta CL, Ebert L, 'Regardless of where they give birth, women living in non-metropolitan areas are less likely to have an epidural than their metropolitan counterparts', WOMEN AND BIRTH, 26 E77-E81 (2013) [C1]
2013Reilly N, Harris S, Loxton D, Chojenta C, Forder P, Milgrom J, Austin M, 'Disparities in reported psychosocial assessment across public and private maternity settings: a national survey of women in Australia', BMC Public Health, 13 (2013) [C1]
2013Powers JR, McDermott LJ, Loxton DJ, Chojenta CL, 'A Prospective Study of Prevalence and Predictors of Concurrent Alcohol and Tobacco Use During Pregnancy', MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH JOURNAL, 17 76-84 (2013) [C1]
2013Reilly N, Harris S, Loxton D, Chojenta C, Forder P, Milgrom J, Austin M, 'Referral for Management of Emotional Health Issues During the Perinatal Period: Does Mental Health Assessment Make a Difference?', Birth, 40 297-306 (2013) [C1]
2012Chojenta CL, Loxton DJ, Lucke J, 'How do previous mental health, social support, and stressful life events contribute to postnatal depression in a representative sample of Australian women?', Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 57 145-150 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Deborah Loxton

2007Chojenta CL, Mooney RH, Warner-Smith PA, 'Accessing and disseminating longitudinal data: Protocols and policies', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 1 104-113 (2007) [C1]
2007Adamson LR, Chojenta CL, 'Developing relationships and retaining participants in a longitudinal study', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 1 137-146 (2007) [C1]
2007Chojenta CL, Byles JE, Loxton DJ, Mooney RH, 'Communication and dissemination of longitudinal study findings', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 1 199-209 (2007) [C1]
2006Byles JE, Powers JR, Chojenta CL, Warner-Smith PA, 'Older women in Australia: ageing in urban, rural and remote environments', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 25 151-157 (2006) [C1]
2005Adamson LR, Chojenta CL, Lee C, 'Telephone contact of existing participants in longitudinal surveys (Letter)', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 29 188-189 (2005) [C3]
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Conference (5 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Loxton D, Chojenta C, 'Intimate partner abuse and perinatal mental health', Archives of Women's Mental Health, Paris, France (2013) [E3]
2013Chojenta C, Loxton DJ, Lucke J, Forder P, 'A longitudinal analysis of the predictors and antecedents of postnatal depression in Australian women', Archives of Women's Mental Health, Paris, France (2013) [E3]
2012Loxton DJ, Rich JL, Chojenta CL, 'Is there anything you would like to add?: Responses to open-ended survey questions as research data', Journal of Womens Health, Washington, DC (2012) [E3]
2011Chojenta CL, Loxton DJ, Lucke J, ''The perfect mother wouldn't have that': Australian women's experiences of motherhood and postnatal depression', Archives of Women's Mental Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Deborah Loxton

2009Chojenta CL, Lucke J, Loxton DJ, 'Does social support reduce the likelihood of postnatal depression in Australian mothers?', Archives of Women's Mental Health, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Deborah Loxton

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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Dobson A, Byles JE, Brown W, Mishra G, Loxton DJ, Hockey R, et al., 'Adherence to health guidelines: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, 90 (2012) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants9
Total funding$347,582

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2013 (2 grants)

A life course perspective on the identification of risk factors for low birth weight$23,994
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Alexis Hure, Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Doctor Catherine Chojenta, Ms Amy Anderson, Doctor Melissa Harris
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$23,99420132013
GNo:G1300904

HMRI Post Natal Depression Travel Award$6,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Catherine Chojenta
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020132013
GNo:G1300229

2012 (1 grants)

International Biennial Congress of The Marce Society, Paris, France, 3 - 5 October 2012$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Catherine Chojenta
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020122012
GNo:G1200654

2011 (3 grants)

Recipes for healthy ageing - an adjunct to the Cooking for 1 or 2 program$140,335
Funding Body: Department of Veterans` Affairs

Project Team
Professor Julie Byles, Doctor Catherine Chojenta
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$140,33520112011
GNo:G1100372

Perinatal mental health assessment: Does it improve maternal health outcomes?$136,760
Funding Body: BUPA Health Foundation

Project Team
Associate Professor Deb Loxton, Doctor Catherine Chojenta
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$136,76020112012
GNo:G1100152

Predictors and antecedents of postnatal depression in Australian women$25,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Catherine Chojenta
SchemeRole
Equity Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020112011
GNo:G1000906

2010 (1 grants)

16th Annual Qualitative health Research Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 3 - 5 October 2010$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Catherine Chojenta
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020102010
GNo:G1000767

2009 (2 grants)

Predictors and antecendents of postnatal depression in Australia women$9,993
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Catherine Chojenta
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,99320092009
GNo:G0189971

5th International Mixed Methods Conference, Leeds, UK, 8-11 July 2009$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Doctor Catherine Chojenta
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020092009
GNo:G0190415
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

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Dr Catherine Chojenta

Work Phone(02) 4042 0672
Fax(02) 4042 0044
Email
PositionPost Doctoral Research Fellow
Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
HMRI Public Health Level 4,
HMRI,
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URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/catherine-chojenta