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Dr Conor Gilligan

Senior Lecturer

School of Medicine and Public Health (Health Behaviour Sciences)

Career Summary

Biography

I began as a Lecturer in Health Behaviour, in January 2008. My role is a combined teaching and research position involving predominantly face-to-face teaching into, and coordination of Public Health courses and components of the Joint Medical Program. My research work exists as two main arms; one in public health and health behavior change with a focus on adolescent alcohol consumption, and another on the scholarship of teaching and learning with particular focus on interprofessional education.

Research Expertise
From 2005 to 2007 I worked full-time on my PhD studies, supported by an Australian Post-Doctoral Award. My PhD studies involved the management of a large randomized controlled trial of an intervention to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to quit smoking during pregnancy. Since then, I have established myself in behavioural science research and in particular, the alcohol field, building an original program of research relating to parental supply of alcohol and adolescent alcohol consumption. This work has led to several national and international research collaborations and projects. I have established cross-disciplinary collaborations in the scholarship of teaching and learning, which has to date, been the subject of a large external grant, and two internal grants. This work is at the forefront of the field of interprofessional education and has the potential to influence curriculum development and policy in health professional education. I am also a member of the Research Centre for Health Professional Education and the Priority Research Centre for Health Behaviour.

Teaching Expertise
I am involved with teaching interactional skills (clinical communication) to Medicine and Pharmacy students and have been heavily involved in the development of resources and implementation of curriculum changes to enhance this aspect of the syllabus across these programs. I am also involved with training simulated patients for communication skills teaching and assessment. I also facilitate problem based learning sessions in the Joint Medical Program, and teach into and coordinate courses in the PDHPE Education Program - dealing with the Public Health and Personal Development components of the syllabus. In 2011 I was awarded a Vice Chancellors Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning and in 2012 was part of a team awarded an OLT citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

Administrative Expertise
I am a member of Academic Senate, and have previously held positions on the Faculty of Health Board, and the Teaching and Learning Committee, as well as associated working parties. I have also actively contributed as a member of the 'Academic experience' working party as part of my Academic Senate role.

Collaborations
I collaborate with both national and international researchers, particularly in relation to social issues regarding alcohol consumption and parental supply of alcohol. I have strong link with researchers from Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre in Melbourne, Edith Cowan University, the Centre for Addictions Research, BC (Canada), Addiction Info (Switzerland), as well as other University of Newcastle researchers. I am a member of several research collaborations in relation to interprofessional education and communication skills training.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Hons), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Alcohol
  • Communication skills
  • Community-based studies
  • Health behaviour change
  • Indigenous health
  • Interprofessional education
  • Parents and adolescents
  • Public Health
  • Research methodology

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 20
111712 Health Promotion 40
130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2008 -  Lecturer University of Newcastle
Australia
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Publications

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


Chapter (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Levett-Jones T, Gilligan C, Outram S, Horton G, 'Key Attributes of Patient-Safe Communication', Critical Conversations for Patient Safety: An Essential Guide for Health Professionals, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 12-25 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors Graeme Horton, Sue Outram, Tracy Levett-Jones
2014 Gilligan C, Outram S, Buchanan H, 'Communicating with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds', Critical Conversations for Patient Safety: An Essential Guide for Health Professionals, Pearson Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW 170-185 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors Sue Outram

Journal article (37 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Ward B, Kippen R, Buykx P, Gilligan C, Chapman K, 'Parents' level of support for adults' purchase and consumption of alcohol at primary school events when children are present', Drug and Alcohol Review, 34 202-206 (2015)

Environmental and societal factors are significant determinants of children's initiation to and use of alcohol. Schools are important settings for promoting well-being and substan... [more]

Environmental and societal factors are significant determinants of children's initiation to and use of alcohol. Schools are important settings for promoting well-being and substantial resources have been devoted to curriculum-based alcohol programs, but the effects of these in reducing the misuse of alcohol have been modest. Adults can and do consume alcohol at school events when students are present, but there is a dearth of evidence about parents' level of support for the practice. The aim of this study was to examine parents' level of support for the purchase and consumption of alcohol at primary school fundraising events when children are present. Methods: Four hundred seventy-nine Australian parents of children aged 0-12 years participated in an online survey. Logistic regression was used to assess the impact of parent characteristics on the level of agreement with parental purchase and consumption of alcohol at school fundraising events when children are present. Results: The majority of parents (60%) disagreed/strongly disagreed with the practice of adults being able to purchase and consume alcohol at school fundraising events when children were present. The 21% of parents who supported the practice were more likely to be daily smokers and/or have higher (>6) Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-alcohol consumption scores. Conclusions: Despite the fact that the majority of parents disagree with this practice, published reports suggest that adults' use of alcohol at primary school events is an emerging issue. It is important that school decision-makers are mindful of the financial and educational value of fundraising activities.

DOI 10.1111/dar.12231
2015 Lapkin S, Levett-Jones T, Gilligan C, 'Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to examine health professional students' behavioural intentions in relation to medication safety and collaborative practice', Nurse Education Today, (2015)

Background: Safe medication practices depend upon, not only on individual responsibilities, but also effective communication and collaboration between members of the medication te... [more]

Background: Safe medication practices depend upon, not only on individual responsibilities, but also effective communication and collaboration between members of the medication team. However, measurement of these skills is fraught with conceptual and practical difficulties. Aims: The aims of this study were to explore the utility of a Theory of Planned Behaviour-based questionnaire to predict health professional students' behavioural intentions in relation to medication safety and collaborative practice; and to determine the contribution of attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived control to behavioural intentions. Design: A descriptive cross-sectional survey based upon the Theory of Planned Behaviour was designed and tested. Participants: A convenience sample of 65 undergraduate pharmacy, nursing and medicine students from one semi-metropolitan Australian university were recruited for the study. Methods: Participants' behavioural intentions, attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived control to behavioural intentions in relation to medication safety were measured using an online version of the Theory of Planned Behaviour Medication Safety Questionnaire. Results: The Questionnaire had good internal consistency with a Cronbach's alpha of 0.844. The three predictor variables of attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived control accounted for between 30 and 46% of the variance in behavioural intention; this is a strong prediction in comparison to previous studies using the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Data analysis also indicated that attitude was the most significant predictor of participants' intention to collaborate with other team members to improve medication safety. Conclusion: The results from this study provide preliminary support for the Theory of Planned Behaviour-Medication Safety Questionnaire as a valid instrument for examining health professional students' behavioural intentions in relation to medication safety and collaborative practice.

DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.03.018
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2015 Lapkin S, Levett-Jones T, Gilligan C, 'Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to examine health professional students' behavioural intentions in relation to medication safety and collaborative practice', Nurse Education Today, 35 935-940 (2015)

Background: Safe medication practices depend upon, not only on individual responsibilities, but also effective communication and collaboration between members of the medication te... [more]

Background: Safe medication practices depend upon, not only on individual responsibilities, but also effective communication and collaboration between members of the medication team. However, measurement of these skills is fraught with conceptual and practical difficulties. Aims: The aims of this study were to explore the utility of a Theory of Planned Behaviour-based questionnaire to predict health professional students' behavioural intentions in relation to medication safety and collaborative practice; and to determine the contribution of attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived control to behavioural intentions. Design: A descriptive cross-sectional survey based upon the Theory of Planned Behaviour was designed and tested. Participants: A convenience sample of 65 undergraduate pharmacy, nursing and medicine students from one semi-metropolitan Australian university were recruited for the study. Methods: Participants' behavioural intentions, attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived control to behavioural intentions in relation to medication safety were measured using an online version of the Theory of Planned Behaviour Medication Safety Questionnaire. Results: The Questionnaire had good internal consistency with a Cronbach's alpha of 0.844. The three predictor variables of attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived control accounted for between 30 and 46% of the variance in behavioural intention; this is a strong prediction in comparison to previous studies using the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Data analysis also indicated that attitude was the most significant predictor of participants' intention to collaborate with other team members to improve medication safety. Conclusion: The results from this study provide preliminary support for the Theory of Planned Behaviour-Medication Safety Questionnaire as a valid instrument for examining health professional students' behavioural intentions in relation to medication safety and collaborative practice.

DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2015.03.018
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2015 Everson N, Levett-Jones T, Lapkin S, Pitt V, van der Riet P, Rossiter R, et al., 'Measuring the impact of a 3D simulation experience on nursing students' cultural empathy using a modified version of the Kiersma-Chen Empathy Scale', Journal of Clinical Nursing, (2015)

Aims and objectives: To determine the effect of immersive 3D cultural simulation on nursing students' empathy towards culturally and linguistically diverse patients. Background: A... [more]

Aims and objectives: To determine the effect of immersive 3D cultural simulation on nursing students' empathy towards culturally and linguistically diverse patients. Background: Accelerated globalisation has seen a significant increase in cultural diversity in most regions of the world over the past forty years. Clinical encounters that do not acknowledge cultural factors contribute to adverse patient outcomes and health care inequities for culturally and linguistically diverse people. Cultural empathy is an antecedent to cultural competence. Thus, appropriate educational strategies are needed to enhance nursing students' cultural empathy and the capacity to deliver culturally competent care. Design: A one-group pretest, post-test design was used for this study. The simulation exposed students to an unfolding scene in a hospital ward of a developing county. Methods: A convenience sample of second-year undergraduate nursing students (n = 460) from a semi-metropolitan university in Australia were recruited for the study. Characteristics of the sample were summarised using descriptive statistics. T-tests were performed to analyse the differences between pre- and post simulation empathy scores using an eight item modified version of the Kiersma-Chen Empathy Scale. Results: Students' empathy towards culturally and linguistically diverse patients significantly improved after exposure to the 3D simulation experience. The mean scores for the Perspective Taking and Valuing Affective Empathy subscales also increased significantly postsimulation. Conclusions: The immersive 3D simulation had a positive impact on nursing students' empathy levels in regards to culturally and linguistically diverse groups. Research with other cohorts and in other contexts is required to further explore the impact of this educational approach. Relevance to clinical practice: Immersive cultural simulation experiences offer opportunities to enhance the cultural empathy of nursing students. This may in turn have a positive impact on their cultural competence and consequently the quality of care they provide to culturally and linguistically diverse patients.

DOI 10.1111/jocn.12893
Co-authors Helen Courtney-Pratt, Tracy Levett-Jones
2015 Buykx P, Gilligan C, Ward B, Kippen R, Chapman K, 'Public support for alcohol policies associated with knowledge of cancer risk.', Int J Drug Policy, 26 371-379 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.08.006
2014 Gilligan C, Thompson K, Bourke J, Kypri K, Stockwell T, '"Everybody else is doing it"--norm perceptions among parents of adolescents.', J Stud Alcohol Drugs, 75 908-918 (2014) [C1]
Co-authors Kypros Kypri
2014 Ebert L, Hoffman K, Levett-Jones T, Gilligan C, '"They have no idea of what we do or what we know": Australian graduates' perceptions of working in a health care team', Nurse Education in Practice, 14 544-550 (2014) [C1]

Globally it has been suggested that interprofessional education can lead to improvements in patient safety as well as increased job satisfaction and understanding of professional ... [more]

Globally it has been suggested that interprofessional education can lead to improvements in patient safety as well as increased job satisfaction and understanding of professional roles and responsibilities. In many health care facilities staff report being committed to working collaboratively, however their practice does not always reflect their voiced ideologies. The inability to work effectively together can, in some measure, be attributed to a lack of knowledge and respect for others' professional roles, status and boundaries. In this paper, we will report on the findings of an interpretative study undertaken in Australia, focussing specifically on the experiences of new graduate nurses, doctors and pharmacists in relation to 'knowing about' and 'working with' other health care professionals. Findings indicated there was little understanding of the roles of other health professionals and this impacted negatively on communication and collaboration between and within disciplines. Furthermore, most new graduates recall interprofessional education as intermittent, largely optional, non-assessable, and of little value in relation to their roles, responsibilities and practice as graduate health professionals. Interprofessional education needs to be integrated into undergraduate health programs with an underlying philosophy of reciprocity, respect and role valuing, in order to achieve the proposed benefits for staff and patients.

DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2014.06.005
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Lyn Ebert, Tracy Levett-Jones
2014 Gilligan C, Toumbourou JW, Kypri K, McElduff P, 'Factors Associated With Parental Rules for Adolescent Alcohol Use', SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE, 49 145-153 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.3109/10826084.2013.824471
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Kypros Kypri
2014 Ebert L, Hoffman K, Levett-Jones T, Gilligan C, '"They have no idea of what we do or what we know": Australian graduates' perceptions of working in a health care team.', Nurse education in practice, 14 544-550 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2014.06.005
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Lyn Ebert, Tracy Levett-Jones
2014 Gilligan C, Kypri K, Bourke J, 'Social networking versus facebook advertising to recruit survey respondents: a quasi-experimental study.', JMIR Research Protocols, 3 1-5 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.2196/resprot.3317
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Kypros Kypri
2014 Gilligan C, Kypri K, 'Recruiting by registered versus standard mail', Epidemiology, 25 317-317 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1097/EDE.0000000000000065
Co-authors Kypros Kypri
2014 Gilligan C, Outram S, Levett-Jones T, 'Recommendations from recent graduates in medicine, nursing and pharmacy on improving interprofessional education in university programs: a qualitative study.', BMC Med Educ, 14 52 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1472-6920-14-52
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Sue Outram, Tracy Levett-Jones
2014 Ebert L, Hoffman K, Levett-Jones T, Gilligan C, '"They have no idea of what we do or what we know": Australian graduates' perceptions of working in a health care team', Nurse Education in Practice, 14 544-550 (2014)

Globally it has been suggested that interprofessional education can lead to improvements in patient safety as well as increased job satisfaction and understanding of professional ... [more]

Globally it has been suggested that interprofessional education can lead to improvements in patient safety as well as increased job satisfaction and understanding of professional roles and responsibilities. In many health care facilities staff report being committed to working collaboratively, however their practice does not always reflect their voiced ideologies. The inability to work effectively together can, in some measure, be attributed to a lack of knowledge and respect for others' professional roles, status and boundaries. In this paper, we will report on the findings of an interpretative study undertaken in Australia, focussing specifically on the experiences of new graduate nurses, doctors and pharmacists in relation to 'knowing about' and 'working with' other health care professionals. Findings indicated there was little understanding of the roles of other health professionals and this impacted negatively on communication and collaboration between and within disciplines. Furthermore, most new graduates recall interprofessional education as intermittent, largely optional, non-assessable, and of little value in relation to their roles, responsibilities and practice as graduate health professionals. Interprofessional education needs to be integrated into undergraduate health programs with an underlying philosophy of reciprocity, respect and role valuing, in order to achieve the proposed benefits for staff and patients.

DOI 10.1016/j.nepr.2014.06.005
Co-authors Lyn Ebert, Tracy Levett-Jones
2013 Lapkin S, Levett-Jones T, Gilligan C, 'A systematic review of the effectiveness of interprofessional education in health professional programs', NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, 33 90-102 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2011.11.006
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2013 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Gilligan C, Kavanagh DJ, Baker F, Lewin TJ, 'When does change begin following screening and brief intervention among depressed problem drinkers?', Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 44 264-270 (2013) [C1]

Brief interventions are effective for problem drinking and reductions are known to occur in association with screening and assessment. The present study sought to assess, among pa... [more]

Brief interventions are effective for problem drinking and reductions are known to occur in association with screening and assessment. The present study sought to assess, among participants (N= 202) in a clinical trial, how much change occurred between baseline assessment and a one-session brief intervention (S1), and the predictors of early change. The primary focus was on changes in the Beck Depression Inventory Fast Screen scores and alcohol consumption (standard drinks per week) prior to random allocation to nine further sessions addressing either depression, alcohol, or both problems. There were large and clinically significant reductions between baseline and S1, with the strongest predictors being baseline scores in the relevant domain and change in the other domain. Client engagement was also predictive of early depression changes. Monitoring progress in both domains from first contact, and provision of empathic care, followed by brief intervention appear to be useful for this high prevalence comorbidity. © 2013 Elsevier Inc.

DOI 10.1016/j.jsat.2012.07.009
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Amanda Baker, F Kaylambkin, Terry Lewin
2012 Eades SJ, Sanson-Fisher RW, Wenitong M, Panaretto K, D'Este CA, Gilligan C, Stewart JM, 'An intensive smoking intervention for pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women: A randomised controlled trial', Medical Journal of Australia, 197 42-46 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2012 Levett-Jones TL, Gilligan C, Lapkin S, Hoffman KA, 'Interprofessional education for the quality use of medicines: Designing authentic multimedia learning resources', Nurse Education Today, 32 934-938 (2012) [C2]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2012 Gilligan C, Kypri K, Lubman D, 'Changing parental behaviour to reduce risky drinking among adolescents: Current evidence and future directions', Alcohol and Alcoholism, 47 349-354 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Kypros Kypri
2012 Gilligan C, Kuntsche E, Gmel G, 'Adolescent drinking patterns across countries: Associations with alcohol policies', Alcohol and Alcoholism, 47 732-737 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/alcalc/ags083
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7
2012 Gilligan C, Kypri K, Johnson NA, Lynagh MC, Love S, 'Parental supply of alcohol and adolescent risky drinking', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 754-762 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Natalie Johnson, Marita Lynagh, Kypros Kypri
2012 Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, 'A response to: Evidence that community-based prevention reduces adolescent alcohol use: A commentary on Gilligan et al', Drug and Alcohol Review, 31 932 (2012) [C3]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2012 Gilligan C, Outram S, 'Culturally and linguistically diverse students in health professional programs: An exploration of concerns and needs', Education for Health: Change in Learning and Practice, 25 40-47 (2012) [C1]

Introduction: Cultural diversity among students in tertiary institutions in Australia and globally has increased rapidly in the last decade, and is continuing to do so. Methods: F... [more]

Introduction: Cultural diversity among students in tertiary institutions in Australia and globally has increased rapidly in the last decade, and is continuing to do so. Methods: Focus groups were held at the University of Newcastle, NSW to: (1) examine the specifi c needs of international students in the Master of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Nursing programs in relation to language and cultural considerations and (2) to understand the attitudes of domestic students to the cultural issues faced among their peers. Th e project explored these issues with the intention to inform curricula changes to accommodate the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Results: Th e key themes emerging from international students were: diffi culties in spoken language, diff erences in professional roles and expectations, diff erences in methods of learning, inadequate social interaction outside the classroom and acceptance of diff erences in cultural and religious practices. Th e domestic student views reinforced the comments from international students both in regard to social interaction and in regard to participation in class discussions. Although local students were interested in learning from international students about their culture and religious beliefs, there were limited initiatives from both sides. Discussion: Th ere is a need for tertiary institutions that benefi t economically from increasing the numbers of international students to help them to study and live in a new environment. Assistance needs to go beyond learning the English language to helping students understand its use in a professional context (health terminology and slang used by patients), the nuances of the health professional disciplines in a western society, the approach to study and problem-based learning styles and skills to assist with social interaction. Th e results of the present exploration have led to a series of proposed actions for the University of Newcastle. Th ese recommendations are applicable to any 'Western' teaching institution with a large number of international students from developing countries enrolled in their health programs.

Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Sue Outram
2012 Lapkin S, Levett-Jones TL, Gilligan C, 'A cross-sectional survey examining the extent to which interprofessional education is used to teach nursing, pharmacy and medical students in Australian and New Zealand Universities', Journal of Interprofessional Care, 26 390-396 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2012 Gilligan C, Kypri K, 'Parent attitudes, family dynamics and adolescent drinking: qualitative study of the Australian parenting guidelines for adolescent alcohol use', BMC Public Health, 12 491 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Kypros Kypri
2012 Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Turon HE, 'The organ donation conundrum', Progress in Transplantation, 22 312-316 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Lapkin S, Levett-Jones TL, Gilligan C, 'The effectiveness of interprofessional education in university-based health professional programs: A systematic review', Joanna Briggs Institute Library of Systematic Reviews, 9 1917-1970 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones
2011 Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Anderson AE, D'Este CA, 'Strategies to increase community-based intervention research aimed at reducing excessive alcohol consumption and alcohol-related harm', Drug and Alcohol Review, 30 659-663 (2011) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011 Gilligan C, Outram S, Rasiah RL, Cooper J, 'Exploring the attitudes of pharmacy students to clinical communications training', Focus on Health Professional Education, 13 25-36 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Sue Outram, Rohan Rasiah, Joyce Cooper
2010 Lynagh MC, Gilligan C, Handley T, 'Teaching about, and dealing with, sensitive issues in schools: How confident are pre-service teachers?', Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 1 5-11 (2010) [C1]
Co-authors Marita Lynagh
2010 Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Shakeshaft A, 'Appropriate research designs for evaluating community-level alcohol interventions: What next?', Alcohol and Alcoholism, 45 481-487 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/alcalc/agq038
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher
2010 Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Eades S, Wenitong M, Panaretto K, D'Este CA, 'Assessing the accuracy of self-reported smoking status and impact of passive smoke exposure among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women using cotinine biochemical validation', Drug and Alcohol Review, 29 35-40 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00078.x
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Catherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2009 Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, D'Este CA, Eades S, Wenitong M, 'Knowledge and attitudes regarding smoking during pregnancy among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women', Medical Journal of Australia, 190 557-561 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2009 Panaretto KS, Mitchell MR, Anderson L, Gilligan C, Buettner P, Larkins SL, Eades S, 'Tobacco use and measuring nicotine dependence among urban indigenous pregnant women', Medical Journal of Australia, 191 554-557 (2009) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10
2009 Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Eades S, D'Este CA, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Scheman S, 'Identifying pregnant women at risk of poor birth outcomes', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 29 181-187 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01443610902753713
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors F Kaylambkin, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2007 Bobrovskaya L, Gelain DP, Gilligan C, Dickson PW, Dunkley PR, 'PACAP stimulates the sustained phosphorylation of tyrosine hydroxylase at serine 40', Cellular Signalling, 19 1141-1149 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cellsig.2006.12.006
Citations Web of Science - 33
Co-authors Phil Dickson, Peter Dunkley
2007 Bobrovskaya L, Gilligan C, Bolster EK, Flaherty JJ, Dickson PW, Dunkley PR, 'Sustained phosphorylation of tyrosine hydroxylase at serine 40: a novel mechanism for maintenance of catecholamine synthesis', Journal of Neurochemistry, 100 479-489 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2006.04213.x
Citations Scopus - 49Web of Science - 48
Co-authors Phil Dickson, Peter Dunkley
2007 Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Eades S, D'Este CA, 'Antenatal smoking in vulnerable population groups: An area of need', Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 27 664-671 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/01443610701667486
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
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Conference (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Gilligan C, Thompson K, Kypri K, Bourke J, 'EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING IT? NORM PERCEPTIONS ABOUT THE SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL AMONG PARENTS OF ADOLESCENTS', ALCOHOLISM-CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH, Bellevue, WA (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kypros Kypri
2013 Thompson K, Gilligan C, 'WHAT DO OTHER PARENTS DO? A CROSS-CULTURAL COMPARISON OF THE ROLE OF SOCIAL NORM MISPERCEPTIONS IN PREDICTING PARENTAL SUPPLY OF ALCOHOL TO UNDERAGE ADOLESCENTS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2013) [E3]
2012 Baker AL, Kay-Lambkin FJ, Gilligan C, Baker FA, Lewin TJ, 'When does change begin following screening and brief intervention among depressed problem drinkers?', Drug and Alcohol Review: Abstracts of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2012, Melbourne, Vic (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker, F Kaylambkin
2011 Levett-Jones TL, Bellchambers HL, Gilligan C, 'Interprofessional education: Enhancing the teaching of medication safety to nursing, pharmacy and medical students', 4th International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice: Abstracts, Prato, Tuscany (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Helen Bellchambers, Tracy Levett-Jones
2010 Levett-Jones TL, Bellchambers HL, Gilligan C, 'Enhancing medication safety through the use of innovative multimedia, interprofessional communication and clinical reasoning', Healthcare Communication Symposium 2010, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Tracy Levett-Jones, Helen Bellchambers
2010 Cooper J, Gilligan C, Outram S, Rasiah RL, 'Communication skills training in health programs at the University of Newcastle, Australia', International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2010, Verona, Italy (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Sue Outram, Rohan Rasiah, Joyce Cooper
2010 Outram S, Gilligan C, 'Enhancing success of medical students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (CALD) in doctor-patient interactions, particularly patient directed counseling and behaviour change competencies', International Conference on Communication in Healthcare 2010, Verona, Italy (2010) [E3]
Co-authors Sue Outram
2007 Bobrovskaya L, Gelain D, Gilligan C, Flaherty J, Bolster EK, Dickson PW, Dunkley PR, 'Nicotine and Pacap stimulate the sustained phosphorylation of tyrosine hydroxylase at serine 40 (Poster)', 7th IBRO 2007 World Congress of Neuroscience Program, Melbourne (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Phil Dickson, Peter Dunkley
2006 Dunkley PR, Bobrovskaya L, Gilligan C, Bolster EK, Flaherty J, Dickson PW, 'Sustained phosphorylation of tyrosine hydroxylase at serine 40 is inhibited by the antidepressant imipramine', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney, NSW (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Peter Dunkley, Phil Dickson
2005 Dunkley PR, Bobrovskaya L, Gilligan C, Soster E, Dickson PW, 'Sustained phosphorylation of tyrosine hydroxylase at Ser40', JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY, Innsbruck, AUSTRIA (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Peter Dunkley, Phil Dickson
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 13
Total funding $833,622

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20152 grants / $38,800

Improving parents' skills to reduce adolescent alcohol use$20,000

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding body Hunter New England Local Health District
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Ms Julie Rae
Scheme Research Funds
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500833
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

Improving parents skills to reduce adolescent alcohol use$18,800

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding body Australian Drug Foundation
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Ms Karen Gillham
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500866
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20141 grants / $2,000

40th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society for social and epidemiological research on alcohol, Torino, Italy, 9-13 June 2014$2,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400441
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20131 grants / $2,000

39th Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala Uganda, 3 - 7 June 2013$2,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300437
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20122 grants / $250,431

Increasing rates of organ donor registration: An RCT to determine the differential effectiveness of electronic and interpersonal information interventions.$237,682

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Laureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Conor Gilligan, Doctor Heidi Turon, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Doctor Flora Tzelepis
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100421
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Parental norms regarding adolescent alcohol consumption and supply $12,749

Funding body: Australian Rechabite Foundation

Funding body Australian Rechabite Foundation
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan, Professor Kypros Kypri
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200492
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20112 grants / $218,200

Enhancing the teaching of medication safety to nursing, pharmacy and medical students through interprofessional education (IPE)$217,000

Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team Professor Tracy Levett-Jones, Doctor Helen Bellchambers, Doctor Conor Gilligan
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000934
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

37th Annul Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Melbourne, 11-15 May 2011$1,200

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100296
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20102 grants / $39,830

Sources of alcohol for teenage binge drinking$38,330

Funding body: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Funding body Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan, Professor Kypros Kypri, Doctor Natalie Johnson, Doctor Marita Lynagh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190209
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

International Conference on communication in health care 2010, Verona, Italy, 5 - 8 September 2010$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000551
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20093 grants / $282,361

Sources of alcohol for teenage binge drinking$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190510
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Exploring the experience and needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students, and exploring domestic student attitudes to culturally diverse student and patient population groups$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Conor Gilligan
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190372
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

Year Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Enhancing Safe Medication Practices: An Interprofessional Education Approach
Nursing, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Conor Gilligan

Position

Senior Lecturer
Discipline of Health Behaviour Science
School of Medicine and Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Health Behaviour Sciences

Contact Details

Email conor.gilligan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4042 0553
Fax (02) 4042 0044

Office

Room Level 4 West, Desk 038
Building HMRI Bld
Location John Hunter Hospital campus

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