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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

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111701Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health20
111712Health Promotion40
130209Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2015 - 31/12/2016Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Medicine and Public Health
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2008 - LecturerUniversity 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)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Levett-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-authorsGraeme Horton, Sue Outram, Tracy Levett-Jones
2014Gilligan 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]
Author URL
Co-authorsSue Outram

Journal article (36 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Ward 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 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.

DOI10.1111/dar.12231
2015Lapkin 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.nedt.2015.03.018
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2015Lapkin 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.nedt.2015.03.018
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2015Buykx 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)
DOI10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.08.006Author URL
2014Gilligan 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]
Author URL
Co-authorsKypros Kypri
2014Ebert 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.nepr.2014.06.005
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsLyn Ebert, Tracy Levett-Jones
2014Gilligan C, Toumbourou JW, Kypri K, McElduff P, 'Factors Associated With Parental Rules for Adolescent Alcohol Use', SUBSTANCE USE & MISUSE, 49 145-153 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.3109/10826084.2013.824471Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsKypros Kypri
2014Ebert 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]
DOI10.1016/j.nepr.2014.06.005
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones, Lyn Ebert
2014Gilligan 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]
DOI10.2196/resprot.3317
Co-authorsKypros Kypri
2014Gilligan C, Kypri K, 'Recruiting by registered versus standard mail', Epidemiology, 25 317-317 (2014) [C3]
DOI10.1097/EDE.0000000000000065
Co-authorsKypros Kypri
2014Gilligan 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]
DOI10.1186/1472-6920-14-52Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones, Sue Outram
2014Ebert 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.nepr.2014.06.005
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones, Lyn Ebert
2013Lapkin 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]
DOI10.1016/j.nedt.2011.11.006Author URL
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 9
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2013Baker 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 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.

DOI10.1016/j.jsat.2012.07.009
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsAmanda Baker, F Kaylambkin, Terry Lewin
2012Eades 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]
CitationsScopus - 17Web of Science - 15
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2012Levett-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]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2012Gilligan 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]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsKypros Kypri
2012Gilligan C, Kuntsche E, Gmel G, 'Adolescent drinking patterns across countries: Associations with alcohol policies', Alcohol and Alcoholism, 47 732-737 (2012) [C1]
DOI10.1093/alcalc/ags083
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 7
2012Gilligan 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]
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 12
Co-authorsNatalie Johnson, Marita Lynagh, Kypros Kypri
2012Gilligan 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]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2012Gilligan 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: 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.

CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsSue Outram
2012Lapkin 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]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2012Gilligan 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]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsKypros Kypri
2012Gilligan C, Sanson-Fisher RW, Turon HE, 'The organ donation conundrum', Progress in Transplantation, 22 312-316 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2011Lapkin 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-authorsTracy Levett-Jones
2011Gilligan 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]
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsCatherine Deste, Amy Anderson, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2011Gilligan 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-authorsSue Outram, Rohan Rasiah, Joyce Cooper
2010Lynagh 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-authorsMarita Lynagh
2010Gilligan 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]
DOI10.1093/alcalc/agq038
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher
2010Gilligan 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1465-3362.2009.00078.x
CitationsScopus - 15Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsCatherine Deste, Rob Sanson-Fisher
2009Gilligan 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]
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2009Panaretto 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]
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 10
2009Gilligan 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]
DOI10.1080/01443610902753713
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsF Kaylambkin, Rob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
2007Bobrovskaya 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]
DOI10.1016/j.cellsig.2006.12.006
CitationsWeb of Science - 33
Co-authorsPhil Dickson, Peter Dunkley
2007Bobrovskaya 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]
DOI10.1111/j.1471-4159.2006.04213.x
CitationsScopus - 48Web of Science - 48
Co-authorsPhil Dickson, Peter Dunkley
2007Gilligan 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]
DOI10.1080/01443610701667486
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsRob Sanson-Fisher, Catherine Deste
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Conference (10 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Gilligan 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]
Author URL
Co-authorsKypros Kypri
2013Thompson 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]
Author URL
2012Baker 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-authorsTerry Lewin, Amanda Baker, F Kaylambkin
2011Levett-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-authorsTracy Levett-Jones, Helen Bellchambers
2010Levett-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-authorsTracy Levett-Jones, Helen Bellchambers
2010Cooper 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-authorsSue Outram, Joyce Cooper, Rohan Rasiah
2010Outram 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-authorsSue Outram
2007Bobrovskaya 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-authorsPhil Dickson, Peter Dunkley
2006Dunkley 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-authorsPeter Dunkley, Phil Dickson
2005Dunkley PR, Bobrovskaya L, Gilligan C, Soster E, Dickson PW, 'Sustained phosphorylation of tyrosine hydroxylase at Ser40', JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY, Innsbruck, AUSTRIA (2005) [E1]
Author URL
Co-authorsPeter Dunkley, Phil Dickson
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants13
Total funding$833,622

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20152 grants / $38,800

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

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding bodyHunter New England Local Health District
Project TeamDoctor Conor Gilligan, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Ms Julie Rae
SchemeResearch Funds
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500833
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

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

Funding body: Australian Drug Foundation

Funding bodyAustralian Drug Foundation
Project TeamDoctor Conor Gilligan, Professor John Wiggers, Doctor Luke Wolfenden, Ms Karen Gillham
SchemeResearch Project
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1500866
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamDoctor Conor Gilligan
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400441
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamDoctor Conor Gilligan
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300437
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamLaureate Professor Robert Sanson-Fisher, Doctor Conor Gilligan, Doctor Heidi Turon, Doctor Tara Clinton-Mcharg, Doctor Flora Tzelepis
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100421
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

Funding body: Australian Rechabite Foundation

Funding bodyAustralian Rechabite Foundation
Project TeamDoctor Conor Gilligan, Professor Kypros Kypri
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200492
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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 bodyAustralian Learning and Teaching Council
Project TeamProfessor Tracy Levett-Jones, Doctor Helen Bellchambers, Doctor Conor Gilligan
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000934
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamDoctor Conor Gilligan
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100296
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20102 grants / $39,830

Sources of alcohol for teenage binge drinking$38,330

Funding body: Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

Funding bodyFoundation for Alcohol Research and Education
Project TeamDoctor Conor Gilligan, Professor Kypros Kypri, Doctor Natalie Johnson, Doctor Marita Lynagh
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0190209
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamDoctor Conor Gilligan
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000551
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20093 grants / $282,361

Sources of alcohol for teenage binge drinking$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Conor Gilligan
SchemeEarly Career Researcher Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190510
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

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 bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Conor Gilligan
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0190372
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Enhancing 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

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

Office

RoomLevel 4 West, Desk 038
BuildingHMRI Bld
LocationJohn Hunter Hospital campus

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